Corporate Professional Development

MassBioEd is committed to helping support the current biotechnology workforce. Its Corporate Professional Development program's primary focus is to offer high quality professional development programs for employees of MassBio members, as well as non-members. Sessions are presented by experts in the life sciences field. Corporate Professional Development features seminars designed to augment knowledge for incumbent workers, as well as to build additional understanding in new skill areas. 

MassBio Members are eligible for discounts on all courses. Don't know if you are a MassBio Member? Check here.

Biotechnology Project Management

This six-session, afternoon course examines critical aspects of project management, including an overview of the drug development process and regulatory agencies. Participants gain practical experience with project management tools and strategies for working in a team environment to analyze risk, allocate resources, track projects, resolve conflicts, make decisions and manage management.

We are pleased to announce the renewal of the Workforce Training Direct Access Grant for this course, which enables employees at Massachusetts companies with 100 employees or less to participate at no cost

It is simple to sign up:

1. Register your company through the Massachusetts Training Exchange (MTE).
2. O
nce approved, enroll your employees in the course through the MTE portal here.

Directions on how businesses can register can be found hereNote, it can take up to 2-4 weeks for businesses to be approved. You can find more information on the Direct Access Program here.

The deadline to apply for the fall course through the Direct Access program is Thursday, September 12th. The program will be available for 2020 Biotechnology Project Management course sessions.


Making Transition to Leader/Manager

A one-day, highly interactive course provides the key essential skills to effectively lead and manage in the life sciences. Tailored to the specific needs of biotech, pharma and medical device organizations, attendees will learn how to avoid the most common mistakes made by managers, the capability to apply appropriate leadership styles in varied situations, and strategies for conveying difficult information about performance – honestly and proactively.

Biotech 101: The Science & Business of Biotech

New to the life sciences Industry? Do you need to have a better understanding of the science and business models driving the industry? Biotech 101: The Science of Biotech & The Business of Biotech provides a thorough overview of the industry at a reduced cost. The program covers two full days of biotechnology information for non-science professionals who may be working or looking to work in the biopharmaceutical industry. 

Course sessions can be found below. Before registering for a course, please read our refund policy: MassBioEd Cancellation Policy.

For any questions or for more information on courses, please contact Megan Schulz or (617) 674 5137.

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Download the 2019 course schedule.

All of our programs are:

  • Designed by biotechnology industry experts.
  • Updated every six months to keep pace with scientific advances and government regulations.
  • Presented by practicing professionals who have years of experience in life sciences education or industry

Looking for Ways to Maximize your Training Dollars?

To see if you are eligible for 50% reimbursement on your program fee through the State Workforce Training Express Fund, apply here.

Your application should be filled out and submitted 6 weeks ahead of your intended start date of training. 

All current MassBioEd corporate professional development courses qualify under the Express Program.

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