Laura Brown Training
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Laura Brown Training
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Leadership Skills for Pharmaceutical Professionals
Working in the Pharmaceutical and Device industries has become increasingly challenging and fast moving.  Previously, excellence in technical areas would have guaranteed a successful career.  In future, to develop and even sustain your career you almost certainly will need to gain and build your leadership skills in order to perform in your existing role or to gain promotion. Technical skills alone are unlikely to do this. Have you or your manager identified this need for you?
As companies turn more towards team working, both in departmental and multi-functional teams to maximise an organisation’s performance pharmaceutical employers are now looking for people who can genuinely lead their staff, departments, projects and organisations to success.   Leadership skills are an extremely valuable commodity and need to be learned (rarely are they naturally acquired). As a leader you are expected to inspire vision, develop commitment, retain staff and lead your team/department/organisation to achieve outstanding performance, thus advancing your career.
This comprehensive course will introduce you to the core concepts of what makes an excellent leader - and in the context of the pharmaceutical industry - and how to apply the different skills of leading your staff or teams in order to maximise results.  You will become competent and familiar in a range of well recognised leadership techniques which you will then go on to use on a daily basis when you return to the workplace, enabling you to perform at a higher level. Available both in-house and as a public programme.
Topics covered include:

  • Understanding Leadership and what pharma, and device organisations are looking for from leaders
  • Apply leadership to set your strategic direction
  • Developing your leadership style to a higher level
  • Learn how successful leaders communicate and use mission, vision and values to motivate and build commitment – and do this yourself
  • Leading and developing your team, department and organisation relevant to today’s pharmaceutical business needs
  • Leading successful change
  • Leading projects teams
  • Pharmaceutical case studies throughout

This course, designed specifically for the pharmaceutical, healthcare and device industries, will be relevant for you if you have, or are soon to be, appointed to a leadership role, or to existing leaders and managers who wish to enhance their leadership skills to a higher level as well as professionals aspiring to a leadership or management role.
Dr Laura Brown BSc, PhD, MBA, Diploma in Clinical Sciences is a Management and Training Consultant. She has extensive experience in the Pharmaceutical Industry, having held senior management and leadership positions with GSK, Hoechst Marion Roussel, MDS, and GCRP. 
Since completing her MBA Laura has co-authored several books on management including: “Strategic Project Management”, “Be Your Own Strategy Consultant” - Demystifying Strategic Thinking, “Development the Individual”, “The Ultimate Book of Business Skills” and Project Management for the Pharmaceutical Industry. She also has a degree in psychology. Laura has facilitated on an MBA leadership skills programme and Lectured on an executive course at one of Europe’s leading business schools.