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Management Forum

Leading & Developing Successful Pharma Teams

Creating a team that speaks and acts with one vision in the pharma/device/animal health industries

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  • Format: Bespoke training
  • CPD: 12 hours for your records (depending on your requirements)
  • Certificate of completion

Course overview

Creating a uni ed, high-performing team is one of the most important factors for successful drug and device development in today’s changing global business environment.

It is essential that organisations recognise the importance of team interaction and
a need for the different individuals and teams to work together on productivity and quality as this vital element of team performance can often be overlooked.

This interactive workshop will focus on how to align members of a team and wider teams and functions, particularly working in a matrix or in a global environment. Through various group discussions, stimulating exercises and case studies, the workshop will help enhance teamwork and team performance.

Benefits of attending:

Learn how to build, lead and motivate your team to maximise results
Ensure effective communication between different team members
Discuss ways to ensure that your team understand their roles and what is expected of them to deliver successful results
Proactively identify issues and risks for the team and learn how to manage them effectively
Develop a high performing team which is aligned with the same vision

Who should attend

This course, designed speci cally for the pharmaceutical, device and animal health industries, will be relevant for existing team leaders, project managers and heads of department who wish to develop their team to perform at a higher level.

It will also be bene cial to any team member who wants to develop the skills to achieve greater success.


Developing your team leadership

  • Enhance your skills and qualities to become an effective team leader
  • Team leadership style
  • Manage the needs of individuals in your team

Matrix team management

  • Achieve alignment of teams working in a matrix and globally
  • Communication between teams working in a matrix
  • Create a common vision for success
  • Influencing in a matrix

Team formation and development

  • Objectives, roles and responsibilities
  • What are the key elements of the roles and expectations from everyone in the team?
  • Team styles and how to work effectively in and across teams

Effective team communication

  • Ensuring effective communication with team members
  • Virtual communication within your team
  • Team members in different locations
  • Best practice for sharing lessons learned

Motivating the team

  • Motivating the team and suppliers
  • Identifying and responding to what motivates different team members
  • Achieving maximum performance using motivation approaches

Planning project team activities

  • Prepare a project charter/project definition to ensure it is relevant and up to date
  • Ensuring project objectives are met

Ensuring project team progress

  • How to ensure deliverables are on time and of the right quality standard across
  • Communicate progress – reports and metrics

Proactively identify issues and risks and learn how to manage them

  • Escalating where appropriate
  • Ensuring alignment within the team is maintained
  • Managing conflict in and between teams

Team problem-solving to ensure appropriate quality

  • Tools for problem-solving
  • Effective team problem-solving

Providing feedback to team members

  • Feedback using an effective step-by-step process
  • Mentoring and coaching
  • Dealing with negative team members

Laura Brown

Dr Laura Brown MBA, BSc (Biochemistry), BSc (Psychology), PhD, Diploma in Clinical Science, FICR, is a Pharmaceutical Management and Training Consultant, Course Director for the MSc in Clinical Research at the University of Cardiff, and MSc Regulatory Affairs, TOPRA. She has more than 19 years’ experience in the pharmaceutical industry and has worked for several companies, including GlaxoWellcome, Hoechst Marion Roussel, Farmitalia and Phoenix International. She has worked in Drug Development, Clinical Research, Quality Assurance and Marketing and has a particular expertise in Clinical Research and GCP issues. She was Chairman of the ACRPI GCP Forum for six years. She regularly writes on clinical research issues and ICH GCP, is author of SCRIP’s GCP guide and is a member of the editorial board of the Good Clinical Practice Journal. She is co-author of several books on management including ‘Developing the Individual’, 'The Ultimate Book of Business Skills’ and ‘Pharmaceutical Project Management’.

More details

Run Leading & Developing Successful Pharma Teams Bespoke training for your team

2 days

Typical duration

Pricing from:

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


We don't have any currently scheduled dates for this course but we can customise it to your requirements and deliver it on an in-house basis for any number of your staff or colleagues.

Contact our in-house training expert Aleksandra Beer to discuss your requirements:


  • GW Pharmaceuticals
  • Ipsen Biopharm Ltd


  • Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica GmbH


  • Pharmaq AS part of Zoetis


  • Janssen Vaccines branch of Cilag GmbH International

Multiple colleagues?
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
Training expert

+44 (0)20 7749 4749