Course Information
Course Title: Supervisory Skills for Technical Managers
Categories: 1 - Management/Professional Development
Instructor(s): Elizabeth Treher Course Number: 82
Affiliation: The Learning Key
Course Date: 03/13/2012 - Tuesday Course Length: 1 Day Course
Start Time: 08:30 AM End Time: 05:00 PM
Fee: $455 ($655 after 2/13/12) Textbook Fee: $65

Course Description
This course is designed to help new supervisors, and those preparing for supervisory responsibility, master the transition to supervising others. Based on research and experience in effective supervisory practices, exercises and other activities are incorporated to create a fast-paced, involving learning environment. The approach is highly interactive and the program level is strongly influenced by participants and their levels of experience and interests. Related textbook is optional for the course.

Target Audience
Managers, supervisors, and those preparing for supervisory roles. Past attendees have included individuals new to, or preparing for, a supervisory role as well as those with years of experience looking for a refresher.

Course Outline
Course Outline:
The R&D environment - roles and issues
Creating a motivating environment
Managing expectations and performance
Performance problem solving
Communicating for results  
Delegation: planning and styles

Course Instructor's Biography
Elizabeth N. Treher, Ph.D., has extensive experience in leading R&D. She has held research management and project leader positions in industry, government, and academia where she conducted radiopharmaceutical discovery, development, and clinical research and led the teams that patented and developed brain and heart radiopharmaceutical imaging agents. She has more than 75 publications and patents and authored The Pharmaceutical Business: From Drug Discovery Through Product Launch, Strategic Partnering, A Guide to Success for Technical Managers - Supervising in R,D,& E(Wiley & Sons, Dec. 2010) and contributed to Take Control Using GMPs. A graduate of Washington University in St. Louis with an M.A. and Ph.D. in nuclear and radiochemistry, Liz was a National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow. She was an invited member of the first U.S. delegation to China for Education and Training. Co-founder of The Learning Key®, Liz consults to the pharmaceutical, chemical, and other technology-based industries. She has designed many team-based learning tools, including The PHARM Game®, The PHARM Game® 2, GMPWorks®, Making Your Numbers,™ and Strategic Partnering.