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Call for Proposals for Career Development Programming at the 2017 AAPS Annual Meeting

Develop Collaboration & Communication Skills for Management

Submission deadline: 5pm ET, July 28, 2017
Submit at www.aaps.org/AMSubmit17  

For more information, review our 2017 Speaker Prospectus prior to submission!

Propose your session now! AAPS’ mission is to help pharmaceutical scientists develop products and therapies that improve global health. Through the organization’s career development programming, pharmaceutical scientists become better managers and leaders by further developing their situational collaboration and communication skills. AAPS equips scientists to lead others in advancing therapies from discovery to development.

AAPS will offer career development sessions for new and seasoned managers and leaders during the upcoming 2017 AAPS Annual Meeting & Exposition (San Diego, November 12-15). The goal of this year’s career development program is to help participants develop the skills in collaboration and communication that pharmaceutical scientists need to demonstrate that they are the managers and leaders Human Resource professionals and top-level management are seeking.

Design your session for new and seasoned managers and leaders working in an aspect of the pharmaceutical sciences. It must focus on collaboration and/or communication skills.

When you submit your proposal, you must provide:

  • A proposed title.
  • An exciting, engaging outline of no more than 300 words describing to participants why your topic is important to their career growth in the areas of collaboration and communication.
  • Key Takeaways: 2-3 learning objectives that answer the question, “What will a participant leave this session having learned that will positively influence their work success?”
  • A biography, 200 words max, for the lead speaker that emphasizes their experience in one of the following areas: leading and managing teams; training other leaders and managers; hiring such individuals; or conducting and analyzing research about the work environments in which scientists operate.

AAPS expects speakers/organizers to encourage participants to discuss their frustrations, challenges, obstacles, impediments, and real-life problems with their peers, and to experiment with new skills. The ideal proposal will promise participants a lively event that includes a chance to team up with other participants, an opportunity to learn a new skill, a game that tests the participant’s understanding, or other interactive elements. Selected speakers are required to include audience engagement strategies beyond typical Q&A in their presentation.

To propose your session, complete the form at www.aaps.org/AMSubmit17. Incomplete submissions will not be considered.

The AAPS Career Development Committee will review all qualified submissions and contact prospective session organizers/speakers by mid-August.

Contact Meredith Voelkel at VoelkelM@aaps.org with questions.


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