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. 

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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. Please note: Information on applying for the Direct Access program is expected to be available by April 2019.

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. 

Make a Great Match: Interviewing with the Candidate Experience in Mind 

In this workshop experience, you will get practical experience following a structured hiring process and dive deeply into how to get ‘hard data’ for soft skills during the interview.  You will focus on ‘behavioral event interview’ questions that help you predict future performance of a potential candidate and how to turn the soft skills information into hard data for hiring decisions.

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.

  • Making the Transition to Leader/Manager, May 2019 Wednesday, May 1, 2019 | 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

    Overview: Participants of this program will gain the key essential skills to effectively lead and manage in the life sciences. Tailored to the specific needs of biotech, pharma and medical device…

  • Make a Great Match: Interviewing with the Candidate Experience in Mind Thursday, May 9, 2019 | 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

    Overview The best talent is always in high demand. Companies that hire the best talent gain a competitive advantage. A strategic, well-executed hiring process can make the difference in losing a…

  • Biotech 101: The Science & Business of Biotech, May 2019 Thurs & Fri, May 16-17, 2019 | 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

    Overview: 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 101: The Science of Biotech, May 2019 Thursday, May 16, 2019 | 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

    Overview: What is the science behind biotechnology? Explore the key concepts on which the industry is built through hands-on activities and simple lab techniques. This program is designed to provide…

  • Biotech 101: The Business of Biotech, May 2019 Friday, May 17, 2019 | 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

    Overview: The Business of Biotech explores the business components that drive many company strategies. Gain a deeper understanding of how companies are funded, which government agencies regulate the…

  • Biotechnology Project Management, June 2019 June 4 - June 20 | Tuesdays & Thursdays - 4 to 7:30 pm; See exceptions below.

    Overview: This six-evening seminar examines critical aspects of project management, including an overview of the drug development process and regulatory agencies. Participants gain practical…

  • Making the Transition to Leader/Manager, June 2019 Tuesday, June 11, 2019 | 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

    Overview: Participants of this program will gain the key essential skills to effectively lead and manage in the life sciences. Tailored to the specific needs of biotech, pharma and medical device…

  • Making the Transition to Leader/Manager, September 2019 Wednesday, September 18, 2019 | 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

    Overview: Participants of this program will gain the key essential skills to effectively lead and manage in the life sciences. Tailored to the specific needs of biotech, pharma and medical device…

  • Biotech 101: The Science of Biotech, September 2019 September 30, 2019 | 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

    Overview: What is the science behind biotechnology? Explore the key concepts on which the industry is built through hands-on activities and simple lab techniques. This program is designed to provide…

  • Biotech 101: The Business of Biotech, October 2019 October 1, 2019 | 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

    Overview: The Business of Biotech explores the business components that drive many company strategies. Gain a deeper understanding of how companies are funded, which government agencies regulate the…

  • Biotech 101: The Science & Business of Biotech, Sep-Oct 2019 September 30 & October 1, 2019 | 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

    Overview: 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…

  • Biotechnology Project Management, October - November 2019 October 8 - November 12, 2019 | Tuesdays - 4 to 7:30 pm; See exceptions below.

    "What I appreciated most was the opportunity to immediately implement what was learned in the hands on group exercises. It was a great way to meet classmates and gain confidence in the effectiveness…

  • Making the Transition to Leader/Manager, November 2019 Wednesday, November 6, 2019 | 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

    Overview: Participants of this program will gain the key essential skills to effectively lead and manage in the life sciences. Tailored to the specific needs of biotech, pharma and medical device…

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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. For any questions, please contact Megan Schulz at megan.schulz@Massbio.org.

All current MassBioEd Foundation professional development programs qualify under the Express Program, with the exception of Make A Great Match: Interviewing With The Candidate Experience In Mind.

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