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Developing Effective Training Techniques in the Pharma Industry (Course, London)

  • Published: May 2014
  • Region: United Kingdom
  • Management Forum

The Developing Effective Training Techniques in the Pharma Industry course will be held on the 15th & 16th May 2014 at The Rembrandt Hotel, London

This intensive course will enable you to understand how to train others effectively through interactive discussions, exercises and practical examples. Participants will gain a comprehensive foundation in the skills to become an effective trainer in the pharmaceutical industry. Using a proven and best practice framework for training, this programme will equip you with the confidence, skills, techniques and knowledge to design, deliver, evaluate and identify training needs and implement a successful training strategy in your role.

There will be plenty of opportunity for sharing experiences and best practice training approaches with other participants during group discussions.


This course is designed for all those who have responsibilities for planning or delivering training within the pharmaceutical, device or animal health industries, or study site. It will be ideal for those new to a training role as well as those who may wish to refresh and develop their existing skills.

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Introduction and Objectives

How Adults Learn?

- Identifying different learning styles
- Evaluating ones own style as a trainer/facilitator
- The implications for design, and for delivery – whether one to one training/mentoring, small groups or large groups, webseminar sessions, TC and VC
- The learning cycle

Training Needs Analysis, Developing a Training Strategy and Training Plans in the Pharma Industry

- Understanding key points in the learning-cycle from training needs analysis through to evaluation
- Methods to diagnose training needs within a pharmaceutical organisation and developing a training strategy
- Ensuring vendors and contractors are appropriately trained
- Training plans for employees and documenting the training to comply with EU and FDA regulatory inspection requirements

Planning and Designing a Training Programme in the Pharma Industry

- Creating a framework for training courses
- Planning and preparation – applying a systematic approach
- Setting training objectives relevant to your company goals

Delivering Training to High Standards

- The role of the trainer - Identifying the key skills and the qualities needed
- The essential communication skills needed as a trainer in the pharmaceutical industry
- Presentation skills: developing presentation competence using a structured approach (a practical opportunity for a selection of delegates to prepare and deliver a short presentation – group and individual exercise)
- Overcoming nerves
- Managing difficult questions, situations and individuals
- E-learning, Webseminars and use of technology

Energizing the Learner - Interactive Sessions for GXP and SOP Training

- Exploring ways to make technical and SOP training both creative and fun
- Valuable icebreakers and energisers, use of role plays, case studies, videos, exercise and tips for facilitation of discussions

Evaluation of Training Programmes

- Options for evaluating the effectiveness of the training interventions
- The return on investment from training and metrics

Close of Training Course

Dr Laura Brown is a QA and Training Consultant in the Pharmaceutical Industry and the Course Director of a Pharmaceutical MSc at the School of Pharmacy, Cardiff University. She has also worked as an AssociateFacilitator at Cranfield School of Management.

Laura specialises in training needs analysis, in course design and delivery in GXP areas. She has more than 20 years’ experience of training in the pharmaceutical industry. She has worked for several companies including Wellcome, Hoechst Marion Roussel, Good Clinical Research Practices and Phoenix International. She has had several senior management and training roles in the industry and was Head of Training for a specialist Pharmaceutical Training Company.

Besides a PhD, and an MBA Laura also has a degree in Psychology. Laura is co-author of several management books including `Developing the Individual’, Capstone Publishing.

NOTE: Events may be cancelled due to commercial or organisational reasons. In this case Research and Markets will refund all registration fees which have already been paid. Research and Markets will not refund any charges arising from the participant having to cancel or re-book transportation or accommodation which he or she has arranged

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