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2020 Agenda

Friday, September 25, 2020 11:00 AM ET 

Resiliency in the Workplace

According to Paulo Coelho, “the secret to life is to fall down seven times and to get up eight times”. Resilience, from the Latin “to leap back”, is the process and experience of being disrupted by change, opportunities, stressors and adversity and accessing gifts and strengths to grow stronger.  This session examines diverse aspects of resilience or “bounce-back ability” in the workplace including the importance, components and development of resilience. The session also includes a brief assessment of personal resilience as well as how to design a resilience development plan. 617

Presenter: Barbara van der Schalie, MS, Senior Clinical Training Manager, Clinical Monitoring Research Prgram, Frederick National Laboartory for Cancer Research, Leidos Biomedical Research, Inc. 

Track: Advanced Management

Track: Training

Friday, September 25, 2020 11:50 AM ET

A Difficult One in a Team: How Do We Work and Manage? 

You may happen to work with a colleague or a direct report who is difficult to please. They may have a special opinion and never want to compromise or they may think they are always right and everyone else is wrong. They want to do things their own way and poor you if you obey. Being snappy and arguing can be their norm, at the same time they still can perform very well. Dr. Gorkun will share approaches and methods to manage difficult employees, including corrective and preventive measures, supported by real-life examples.  619

Presenters: Anatoly Gorkun, MD, PhD, Chartered MCIPD, Senior Clinical Manager, PPD UK 

Hugh Devine, IMIS, Senior Director of Clinical Operations, PPD 

Track: Training

Friday, September 25, 2020 1:40 PM ET

The Power of Development and Mentorship

Topics involving leveraging prestige/networking/success of sponsor, institution and/or PI for effective development and mentorship of clinical trial employees will be discussed. 621

Presenter: Earl Britt, Jr., BS, CCRP, Clinical Research Coordiantor II, Emory University, Winship Cancer Institute 

Track: Training

Friday, September 25, 2020 2:30 PM ET

From Corporate Healthcare to Site Ownership 

With 25+ years of consulting expedience and executive leadership, Mr. Whitt will share his experiences and lessons learned after leaving a senior level position at a large CRO to purchase a small medical research clinic.  623

Presenter: Scott Whitt, MA, Owner and General Manager, Triad Clinical Trials 

Track: Training

Friday, September 25, 2020 3:20 PM ET

Training Game Plan: Ensuring Successful Project Team Member Transitions Through Training 

Ms. Rugloski will provide tips and examples for creating and implementing a Project Team Member Transition/Training strategy to ensure effective and efficient project team member transitions. The session will end with an activity comprised of an interactive mind-mapping (‘brainstorming’) exercise with audience participation. 625

Presenter: Carolyn Rugloski, MSc, CCRP, Senior Consultant, Lead Project Manager, FCI Consultants 

Track: Training