Drug Development R&D Executive Learning Series

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Tufts CSDD’s Drug Development R&D Executive Learning Series are designed to address the most pressing challenges faced by drug development teams today, providing enrollees with practical and actionable strategies. Taught by industry experts, our courses offer a unique and valuable learning experience in a flexible setting. Through interactive lectures, case studies, and facilitated group discussions, participants connect and learn from peer-company colleagues.

Each course is 3 hours in duration and limited to 20 participants to allow for highly interactive engagement and networking opportunities. 

Managing Diverse Teams

November 8, 2023

12-3 pm ET

$500

*To inquire about group rates, please email csdd@tufts.edu*

Managing Diverse Teams

Recent research exploring workplace diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) dynamics has demonstrated the damaging impact that exclusionary acts can have on team dynamics and employee outcomes among drug development professionals. Given the interdisciplinary and collaborative nature of drug development, not addressing these dynamics can have costly consequences in the form of reduced team morale and trust, decreased productivity, and eventual turnover. Thus, it is imperative that leaders understand ways to effectively navigate and manage team dynamics to ensure that they can attract and retain diverse talent.

This 3-hour virtual session has been designed to provide leaders with tools and resources to help them effectively manage DEI dynamics within their teams. The session will cover relevant concepts and frameworks to improve team dynamics using a DEI lens. This highly interactive, interdisciplinary workshop blends topics from management, organizational psychology, and organizational behavior, contextualized within the drug development industry. During the workshop, participants will learn and discuss how DEI dynamics, such as microaggressions manifest in teams and learn how to spot and address exclusionary behaviors to build team trust and psychological safety, while reducing turnover intentions and burnout, and ultimately increasing team productivity. Importantly, the workshop builds upon and incorporates studies conducted among industry professionals to make the insights relevant to a drug development audience, ranging from sponsors and CROs to academic research centers and beyond.

To find out more, please reach out to: [sarah.wrobel@tufts.edu].
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Conflict Resolution for High Performance Drug Development Teams

November 14, 2023

12-3 pm ET

$500

*To inquire about group rates, please email csdd@tufts.edu*

Conflict Resolution for High Performance Drug Development Teams

All drug development teams must be able to resolve disputes in an efficient and constructive manner. TCSDD’s Conflict Resolution for High Performance Drug Development Teams is an interactive course that will teach participants how to identify, resolve and mitigate conflicts that might arise with team members, functions, or senior management using practical and productive approaches.

We will examine the latest frameworks, models and strategies for reducing and resolving conflicts, at both the individual and team levels, while sustaining motivation, enhancing productivity and building high performance teams. We will also study ways to enhance communication and curb potential disputes before they escalate into conflict. Through case studies and breakout sessions participants will gain hands on experience with multiple conflict resolution strategies.


To find out more, please reach out to: [sarah.wrobel@tufts.edu].
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  • Showcase the knowledge and skills you acquired from the program.
  • Share your learning achievements with clients, employers, and colleagues on online platforms and social media networks like LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.

Alliance, Partner, & Vendor Management

December 5, 2023

12-3 pm ET

$500

*To inquire about group rates, please email csdd@tufts.edu*

Alliance, Partner, & Vendor Management

This highly interactive 3-hour virtual course brings together R&D executives from pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, contract service and technology providers to examine alliance management strategies and practices that optimize drug development planning and execution. Created specifically for pharmaceutical R&D professionals, the program uses case studies and active discussion to teach how to build and leverage alliances and collaborations to drive drug development performance and enhance return on investment. Executives will learn how to apply a strategic partner framework and a service provider maturity model to maximize productivity and reduce risk.
 
To find out more, please reach out to: [sarah.wrobel@tufts.edu].
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Additional Topics Offered on a Varied Schedule

  • Enhancing Productivity and Performance of Remote or Distributed Teams
  • Accelerating Product Development: Advanced Project Planning Strategies
  • Managing Strategic Partners, External Collaborators, and Service Providers