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Course Information
Course Title: Supervisory Skills for Technical Managers
Categories: 1 - Management/Professional Development
Instructor(s): Elizabeth Treher Course Number: 85
Affiliation: The Learning Key
Course Date: 03/06/2017 - Monday Course Length: 1 Day Course
Start Time: 08:30 AM End Time: 05:00 PM
Fee: $575 ($775 after 2/18/17) Textbook Fee: $75

Course Description
This course is designed to help experienced as well as new supervisors, and those preparing for supervisory responsibility, master the transition to supervising others. Based on research and experience in effective supervisory practices, exercises, group input, 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, interests, and specific issues. The instructor managed R&D groups for many years.

Target Audience
Experienced managers, supervisors, and those preparing for supervisory roles. Past attendees have included those with many years of experience and looking for a refresher or help with a particularly challenging situation, as well as individuals new to or preparing for a supervisory role.

Course Outline
The main topics addressed are:
- The R&D environment - how roles and issues need to change with advancement
- Manager or Scientist? - an attribute inventory
- Creating a motivating environment
- Managing expectations and 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 led research in the areas of radiopharmaceutical discovery and development and clinical research, radionuclide migration studies, solar neutrino research, and basic radiochemistry of the fission process. Liz led the teams that patented and developed brain and heart radiopharmaceutical imaging agents. Liz has more than 90 publications and patents and authored The Pharmaceutical Business: From Drug Discovery Through Product Launch, Strategic Partnering, A Guide to Success for Technical Managers (J. Wiley & Sons) 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 has consulted to the pharmaceutical, chemical, and other technology-based industries for more than twenty years. The Learning Key,, designs training programs and custom team-based learning tools, including The PHARM Game®, The PHARM Game® 2, GMPWorks®, Making Your Numbers,™ and Strategic Partnering. She also heads an artist-member organization in Northeastern Minnesota,, to market local wearable art jewelry and northwoods art - with glass, agate, wood and woodburned products.