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Course Information
Course Title: Coaching and Mentoring in R&D
Categories: 1 - Management/Professional Development
Instructor(s): Elizabeth Treher Course Number: 86
Affiliation: The Learning Key
Course Date: 03/07/2017 - Tuesday Course Length: 1 Day Course
Start Time: 08:30 AM End Time: 05:00 PM
Fee: $575 ($775 after 2/18/17) Textbook Fee:

Course Description
Coaching others to enhance job skills and productivity is a key managerial skill. Mentoring others focuses on their future development and goals. Multiple studies show that employees feel most managers do far too little coaching and almost no mentoring. This interactive program covers tools and techniques to increase confidence and build skills useful for effective coaches and mentors. Multiple exercises give participants practice enhancing current job performance and helping prepare for new roles, as well as strategies to improve mentoring. As a result of attending the program, participants leave with: - Practical approaches to managing performance - Strategies to give feedback without encountering resistance - Increased confidence in handling difficult situations - Approaches to develop and mentor others

Target Audience
All managers who would like to expand and improve their coaching and mentoring skills.

Course Outline
Coaching for success - motivation factors, yours and theirs
Assessing performance and accomplishments
Performance goal setting - listening skills
The process and practice of feedback for improved performance
Defining development opportunities
Planning for the future - Research on what develops people at work - Motivation for development at different career stages - Conducting coaching meetings - Mentoring for development

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. She 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 has designed many custom team-based learning tools, as well as 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.