Managing Scientists - and Other Technical Personnel
Post-graduate academic training – with its emphasis on knowledge-driven, individual contributions – doesn’t prepare people for employment in the profit-driven, team-oriented pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. Most Ph.D.s and MDs begin working in the industry with an insufficient understanding of the drug development process and basic people and project management skills.
This session will offer practical advice and exercises that show scientists and managers how to interact with others in ways that improve their effectiveness and increase their productivity. The workshop shows how to apply improved self awareness and interpersonal skills to specific problems that science professionals encounter every day.
Topics addressed include the following:
What scientists learned in graduate school
What scientists need to know to succeed in business
Transforming single contributors into team players
Overcoming organizational, cultural and interpersonal impediments to R&D productivity
Negotiating skills for scientists
Dealing with difficult people and situations
Developing effective employee induction and professional development programs for technical staff
Here's a link to a review of a recent presentation at Berkeley sponsored by the NY Academy of Sciences. A half- or full-day workshop can be tailored for your organization. Please email Doug Kalish for details.
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