POSTPONED: Delegation and Coaching Workshop, June 2015

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 Delegation & Coaching Workshop

This workshop improves key capabilities for leading and managing more productively and confidently. It is designed for both experienced managers as well as new leaders who want to achieve optimal performance from their teams and reports and advance their careers. It will cover best practices in delegating work to deliver the most effective results, as well as enable leaders and managers to be more productive with their own efforts. This program will promote participants’ ability to provide one-on-one coaching and performance feedback using methods that grow staff capabilities, ensure on-time deliverables, and enhance employee morale.

 The format of this program is highly interactive and includes small group discussions of case studies from the life science industry, theoretical overviews, as well as opportunities to practice specific delegation and coaching approaches in role plays during the workshop. The emphasis is on how to positively improve the performance of team members while also maintaining accountability in achieving results.


Topics include:

  • Techniques for Achieving Optimal Performance
  • Fundamentals of Situational Delegation
  • Best Practices for Coaching and Developing Staff
  • Approaches to Improve Performance Feedback


Gwen Acton, Ph.D., CEO of Vivo Group. Dr. Acton is an expert on strategic leadership at the intersection of science and business.  As the CEO of Vivo Group, she works with companies to increase the productivity and innovation of technically trained experts, as well as improve the ability of scientists and engineers to successfully navigate the life science and technology industries.  Prior to this, Dr. Acton was Director of Scientific Development at the Whitehead Institute/MIT Center for Genome Research where she oversaw operations of a $40million dollar research program.  She earned a doctorate in biology from MIT, and served as a faculty member in biology at Harvard University.  Dr. Acton serves as Board Chair of the Bioscience Network (TBN), a non-profit life science career development organization, and is the former President of the non-profit group Women Entrepreneurs in Science and Technology (WEST). Dr. Acton is the author of the book The Bluffer's Guide to Genetics.







  • $1,395 for MassBio Members
  • $1,545 for Non-Members
  • $1,295 for Non-Profits
  • $795 for Administration only


Wednesday June 3, 2014
9:00 am - 4:30 pm


Corporate Professional Development


MassBio Offices
300 Technology Square, 8th Floor
Cambridge, MA 02139

Level of Knowledge

developing managment and leadership role