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Effective Training Skills in the Pharma Industry Training Course

This interactive training skills and processes in pharma course is ideal for anyone with responsibility for planning or delivering training in the pharma, device or animal health industries (includes face-to-face and virtual training).

★★★★★ "Good relaxed, flexible and knowledgeable"

10-11 October 2024 »
from £999

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Course overview

This intensive two-day Training Skills and Processes in Pharma Training Course will enable you to understand how to train others effectively through interactive discussions, exercises and practical examples. 

Training can play an important role in the success of a company and in employee performance, with effective training and support helping with higher productivity and resulting in lower staff turnover. There is also increasing scrutiny by regulatory inspectors to assess compliance with training and related documentation. Lack of or inadequate, formal processes and procedures for training and poor training documentation are among the top inspection findings.

Using a proven and best practice framework for training, this programme will equip you with greater confidence, skills, techniques and knowledge to design, deliver both virtual and face-to-face training, evaluate and identify training needs and implement a successful training strategy in your role, as well as ensuring regulatory compliance.

This training course is part of our collection of Leadership & Management Training Courses which focus on leadership, innovation, strategy, communication, finance, problem solving and conflict management, to name a few key areas.

Who should attend?

This training course is designed for all those who have responsibilities for planning, organising or delivering training within the pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, medical device or animal health industries. It will be ideal for those who need to carry out some training as part of their role, those new to a training role, and those who may wish to refresh and develop their existing skills including virtual training.

Benefits of attending

  • Understand the principles of how people learn and apply this to how you train virtually and face-to-face.
  • Build your expertise in planning, designing, and delivering training sessions
  • Learn how to carry out training needs analysis, how to develop a training strategy and maintain documentation for regulatory compliance
  • Apply digital technologies for virtual training

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This course will cover:

Maximise the effectiveness of your training

  • Identifying different learning styles
  • The implications for design and for delivery

Regulatory compliance to meet inspectors' requirements

  • Elements of a compliant training system and relevant documentation
  • Ensuring vendors/contractors are appropriately trained
  • Training plans for employees and documention to comply with regulatory inspection requirements

Training needs analysis, developing a training strategy for compliance in the pharma industry

  • Using the learning-cycle from training needs analysis through to evaluation
  • Methods to diagnose training needs within a pharmaceutical organisation and developing a training strategy

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 (virtual and face-to-face)

  • Presentation: using a structured approach
  • Digital learning and technologies for training
  • GxP/SOP and technical training

Evaluation of training

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

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Laura Brown
LB Training and Development Ltd

Dr Laura Brown is a management consultant and psychologist in the highly regulated pharmaceutical and legal industries, where she has worked with numerous leading organisations including Cranfield School of Management and most of the top 20 pharma/biotechnology companies.

She is also the Course Director of a pharmaceutical MSc at the University of Cardiff. Besides a PhD and an MBA, Laura also has a degree in psychology and is co-author of several management books including ‘Developing the Individual’.

More details

NEW higher discounts for multiple bookings - bring your colleagues to make your training budget go further:

  • 30% off the 2nd delegate*
  • 40% off the 3rd delegate*
  • 50% off the 4th delegate*

Please contact us for pricing if you are interested in booking 5 or more delegates

10-11 October 2024

Live online

09:30-17:00 UK (London) (UTC+01)
10:30-18:00 Paris (UTC+02)
04:30-12:00 New York (UTC-04)
Course code 14055

  • GBP 999 1,199
  • EUR 1,439 1,719
  • USD 1,647 1,959

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* Early booking discounts may not be combined with other discounts or offers. As such, the discounts for 2nd/3rd/4th delegates are based on the full price; and apply only when booking multiple delegates on the same date.

Reviews of IPI's Effective Training Skills in the Pharma Industry training course

Laura is very experienced and managed to tailor well the sessions to our needs

Feb 29 2024

Patrice Cullen
Director, BioMarin

Feb 29 2024

I was hoping to get some new updates / ideas on how to develop the current training programmes I am conducting and thus help me develop as a trainer and yes, that was accomplished.

Patrice Cullen
Director, BioMarin

Feb 29 2024

A great refresher on the majority of topics and I came away with new ideas to implement immediately, which exceeded my expectation! Excellent speaker, interaction and attention to my needs.

Diana Tadross
Associate Director, Training and Development, BioMarin

Nov 30 2017

Good relaxed, flexible and knowledgeable

Nick Batty
Quality and Compliance Training Manager, Porton Biopharma Ltd

Nov 30 2017

Very completed course, catering all the topics to be a better trainer

Gema Lorenzo
Medical Information & Training Technician, PharmaMar

Nov 21 2016

Very good

Maria Constantinou
Operational Quality Compliance Scientist, GE Healthcare

Apr 18 2016

I found this course very ideal for me, it came to a size of a smaller group. The content was clear and helpful for reference, and the hotel venue was convenient and accessible.

Candy Oga
Senior Drug Safety Case Manager, Actelion Pharmaceutical Ltd

Nov 21 2016

The speaker was really good, I liked the interactivity that Laura created between her and us. The presentation was focused on the topics that we were talking about.

Mattia Scarafoni
GMP Compliance Unit, Chiesi Farmaceutici S.p.A

Nov 21 2016

The course and content was really good, and gave the delegates a lot of useful techniques & tips to help trainers to make Improvements back in their workplace. This was a full course and paced well to enable delegates to grasp the concept and apply learned techniques.

Donna Denny

Nov 21 2016

Sometimes speaker spoke too fast for foreign people

Laurence Dolbois
Pierre Fabre Iberica SA

United Kingdom

  • ADAMAS Consulting
  • Allergan Ltd
  • Bayer Animal Health
  • BioMarin
  • Daiichi Sankyo Development Ltd
  • Eisai Europe Limited
  • GE Healthcare
  • Gilead Sciences International
  • Ipsen Ltd
  • Jazz Pharma
  • Owen Mumford Ltd
  • Porton Biopharma Ltd
  • Rayner Intraocular Lenses Ltd
  • Roche Products Ltd
  • Sanofi
  • Teva UK Limited
  • Torbay Pharmaceuticals


  • Ferrer
  • Grupo Ferrer Internacional SA
  • Grupo Ferrer International
  • Industrias Farmaceuticas Almirall, SA
  • Laboratorios CINFA SA
  • PharmaMar
  • Pierre Fabre Iberica SA


  • Pierre Fabre Medicament
  • Sanofi Pasteur MSD


  • Bayer Pharma AG
  • Boehringer Ingelheim Pharma GmbH & Co. KG


  • Chiesi Farmaceutici S.p.A
  • Chiesi Farmaceutici S.p.a.


  • Janssen Biologics BV
  • Lonza


  • Hovione Farmaciencia
  • Hovione Farmaciencia Sa


  • Valneva Austria GmbH


  • Words and Science


  • AGC Biologics


  • Allergan Pharmaceuticals (Ireland)

Saudi Arabia

  • Saudi Food and Drug Authority


  • Actelion Pharmaceutical Ltd

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Run Effective Training Skills in the Pharma Industry Live online for your team

2 days

Typical duration

Pricing from:

  • GBP 800
  • Per attendee, based on 10 attendees
  • Course tailored to your requirements
  • At your choice of location, or online


We can customise this course to your requirements and deliver it on an in-house basis for any number of your staff or colleagues.

Contact our in-house training experts Aleksandra Beer and Yesim Nurko to discuss your requirements:

Multiple colleagues? See above for details of our discounts for 2, 3, or 4 delegates. For more, talk to one of our training experts to discuss how to:

Run this course conveniently and cost-effectively in-house for your staff and colleagues

Aleksandra Beer

Aleksandra BEER
Training expert

Yesim Nurko

Training expert

+44 (0)20 7749 4749