Extension’s Biotech Project Management Workshop: 'More vitally important skills than ever'


Global Biotechnology Project Management Workshop

Date/time: Monday, Nov. 17, 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm​
Site: Green Flash Brewery, 6550 Mira Mesa Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92121
Admission: $25/20 (academic), $50 (recruiters)
The San Diego Biotechnology Network (SDBN) is teaming up with UC San Diego Extension to present its Global Biotechnology Project Management Workshop and Networking Event on Monday, Nov. 17, at Green Flash Brewery, 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm.

Open to those interested in pursuing biotechnology careers, the workshop will feature a panel of experts discussing the latest trends in global biotech project management.

Confirmed panelists include:
  • Jenny Chaplin: development director, Pfizer (general topic: “Soft skills needed for successful project management and global challenges”)
  • Steve Linton, director, project management, Halozyme (“Importance of risk analysis and stakeholder management”)
  • Kevin Tays, director of project management, Janssen Pharmaceutical companies of Johnson & Johnson (“Launching a new compound project; importance of setting strategy early”)
  • Yves Theriault, president, California Institute for Performance Management (“Benefits of project management and general trends")

The event stems from a recent SDBN member survey which 120 respondents indicated that project management was the No. 1 need for the San Diego region’s biotech industry.

According to Locke Epsten, director of corporate education for UC San Diego Extension, the results ring true.

“With so many projects being conducted by teams that involve international companies and span multiple time zones,” said Epsten, the event’s organizer, “project management skills are becoming more vitally important than ever.”

Dinner will be provided, with beer and soft drinks available for purchase.

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