Corporate Professional Development

MassBioEd is committed to supporting the biotechnology workforce. Corporate Professional Development courses are taught by experts in the life sciences field. Trainings feature seminars designed to augment knowledge for incumbent workers and build additional understanding in new skill areas. All of our courses will be held virtually until further notice.

Course Offerings:

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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. 

Will Be Rescheduled

English Instruction & Improvement, For Non-Native Speakers

Coaching sessions for non-U.S.-born life sciences professionals offer in-depth training on ways to become more confident communicating inside and outside of their organization. Classes incorporate key soft skills using role plays of common workplace situations that take students out of their comfort zones. Trainings cover a wide variety of needs, including pronunciation, presentation skills, writing more effective emails and reports, and telephone, online and face-to-face communication with internal and external customers.

English Instruction & Improvement, For Non-Native Speakers: Ongoing Coaching

Transitioning to Leader, For New Managers

Participants of this course will gain a clear understanding of the leader-manager they aim to be and the essential skills and strategies to help them get there. This interactive course focuses on fundamentals for interviewing and hiring and strategies for how to develop employees and set them up for success. Other topics of discussion include approaches to effective communication and how to foster collaboration among teams. 

Coming Soon!

Advancing Leadership Skills, For Experienced Managers

Participants of this course will develop versatility in their leadership-management style to effectively handle the diverse situations they encounter. This course focuses on how leaders can drive performance and positively shape the culture of the workplace to maximize employee and stakeholder engagement. Participants will engage in activities and learn the skills needed to address common coaching challenges. Approaches for building high performing teams will also be investigated.

Will Be Rescheduled

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! Learn more here.

Will Be Rescheduled

For questions or more information, please contact Megan Schulz at

 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


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


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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.