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Friday, September 28, 1:15 to 2:00                                          

Sink or Swim: Research Training to Keep Your Team Afloat

All too often, new staff are thrown into a research role without the proper training and frequently feel like they're sinking with no life vest. The regulations are lengthy, the language is difficult and there typically isn't a mentor to walk them through the process and bring them up to speed. This presentation will guide you with setting up a comprehensive training for different members of your team and how to allocate dedicated time to properly train on the research regulations, requirements and rescue. 509

Presenter: Melissa McLennon, MPH Monitoring and Compliance Officer, Memorial Healthcare System 

Track: Training

Friday, September 28, 2:05 to 2:50                                          

Communication in Clinical Research: Is there Something to Improve?

We recognize that effective communication skills in clinical research are vitally important. However, due to many conflicting priorities, we may not have time for management of soft skills. If that’s the case, there is a danger that something may go wrong. Dr. Gorkun will review real-life examples from clinical research environments where communication problems affected deliverables or compliance. The principles of effective communication styles will be discussed, and the attendees will have the opportunity to brainstorm ideas on how to improve communication once a problem has been identified. 511

Presenter: Anatoly Gorkun, MD, PhD, Chartered MCIPD, Senior Manager, Clinical Management, PPD 

Track: Training

Friday, September 28 , 3:25 to 4:10                                          

Introducing Generation Z: Who They Are and How They Will Impact the Clinical Workplace 

Generation Z, the Post Millenials, are the latest addition to the extremely generationally-diverse American clinical workplace. Their preferences for critical workplace parameters, including workplace engagement, communication, leadership approaches and flexibility, differeniate them from even their most closely aged-aligned colleagues, the Millenials. The presentation will discuss these preferences and how to optimize their integration into the current clinical research workplace. 513

Presenter: Barbara van der Schalie, MS Clinical Training Manager, Leidos Biomedical Research Inc

Track: Training

Friday, September 28, 4:15 to 5:00                                          

Coaching Beyond the Goal: The Hidden "I' in Team 

This training will assist the individual on career development as an individual contributor to a team. In addition, it will provide the framework for the need for solid coaching and feedback for study teams through mentoring. Lastly, it will demonstrate how individual development translates into quality site management and performance to deliver quality study data. 515

Presenter: Avie Banks, MBA, MHA CCRA, Director, Global Project Management, PPD 

Track: Training