Tufts CSDD’s 2019 Leadership for Drug Development Teams Course

Tufts University Health Sciences Campus, Boston, MA | July 8-9, 2019

A fast-paced two-day course bringing together team leaders, program managers, functional directors and other drug development professionals from across the industry to build leadership skills, improve cross-functional performance, and enhance R&D productivity.

Created specifically for pharmaceutical professionals, this highly interactive, case-based program teaches you how to lead multi-disciplinary teams to collaborate effectively in face of the increasingly complex challenges of life science innovation.

Our curriculum has evolved in close collaboration with front-line professionals from across the spectrum of R&D - from drug discovery, pre-clinical research and clinical development to regulatory affairs, CMC, and marketing.

July 8-9, 2019

Tufts University Health Sciences Campus

Boston, MA


At the completion of the course, you will have the skills to:

  • Implement effective communication frameworks to create innovative high-performing teams

  • Apply decision-making models and new planning tools to accelerate drug development

  • Integrate functional strategies and issue resolution tools to improve productivity across the portfolio

  • Effectively prepare for, conduct, and achieve positive senior management review meetings

  • Successfully lead multi-functional and multi-organizational teams, including joint ventures and academic partnerships

  • Optimize outsourcing and vendor relationships to improve efficiency and maximize performance


  • Early-bird Rate (ends May 10th): $3,295

  • Regular Rate: $3,495

  • Sponsor Rate: $3,175

  • Academic/Government/Non-Profit Rate: $3,075

    *Includes Military and Veterans

Discounted rate for groups of 3 or more, e-mail csdd@tufts.edu or call us at 617-636-2170 for more information.

Feedback from Past Participants

“I was able to immediately make improvements after taking this course…Once others started seeing the way I interacted, I noticed that they mirrored the behavior. It’s made a difference in the team.”

Program Manager, Sanofi

“I really appreciate that it was drug-development-focused. The examples were so close to our real lives that it made them easy to implement. The course was perfectly suited to my professional development goals: to develop the skills I need for integrated work in a matrix organization.”

Clinical Research Physician, AstraZeneca

“Thanks for hosting such a great course…Whether I have seen some of the material before or not, the case study approach really drove home the message of each topic and kept my interest focused.”

Director, Ironwood Pharmaceuticals

“I enjoyed the workshop tremendously. The topics were relevant and coherent and the group interactions gave me many different perspectives. I am eager to practice the skills in real life.”

Principal Scientist, ImmunoGen

For More Information

Please contact us at csdd@tufts.edu or 617-636-2170.