BIOCOLLABORATIVE LIFE SCIENCE IMMERSION PROGRAMINDUSTRY CERTIFICATE
Grant Funding Available until May 30, 2013!
For program information and application process: Ashley Reynolds at firstname.lastname@example.org or 858-455-0300 x 129
As life science companies seek to attract and retain the best and brightest, targeted professional development is vitally important. This intensive online certificate program uses industry-driven curriculum to provide individuals with the business acumen needed to successfully transition into and move up the career ladder in life science careers. Graduates from this program will be knowledgeable about the highly regulated life sciences business environment and the reality of working in multi-disciplinary project teams to meet business goals.
- Available online from any location through the BioCollaborative learning management system
- Self-paced, approximately 60 hours to complete the four learning tracks
- Dynamic and scalable system that grows according to the needs of a company
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Successful completion results in the only one-of-a-kind industry approved certificate from CSBI - the Coalition of State Bioscience Institutes representing 41 (and counting) states.
UNIQUE PROGRAM FEATURES
▶ Industry Driven Curriculum
Written by BIOCOM Board members and committees, the LSIP curriculum will feature high-level, expert introductions to the four core modules; Business Environment, Finance, Product/Process Development and Marketing/Sales/Business Development. Through video vignettes and case study examples industry experts will teach students real-life lessons learned and relevant best practices based on their experience.
▶ Individual Action Roadmap
This tool will help participants get started and advance on their career path. The assessment will explore strengths, skill gaps and key actions to focus on when entering and working in the business world. Participants may, in the context of the program, create a personal action plan in which they'll identify strengths and development areas. They'll be given information on how to leverage strengths and be given opportunities to outline development strategies. The output is a personal roadmap and development plan.
▶ Access to the BioCollaborative Learning Community Portal
The BioCollaborative Learning Community Portal will provide information and resources pertaining to individual career transition and those seeking to move up the career ladder. This section includes instructional resources (documents, templates, links to supplemental learning opportunities) designed to assist in participants in their transitional preparedness. Participants will be able to access information, engage in forum discussions, upload and download materials, tools via the BioCollaborative interactive portal. The site will also outline up-to-the-minute industry news and trends and, more importantly, connect unemployed members to internship and career opportunities.
WHO WILL BENEFIT
• Job seekers and unemployed individuals looking to work in a high growth industry
• Transitioning individuals from declining industries
• Students making a career choice
• Veterans transitioning into civilian work environments
• Incumbent life science workers looking to move into higher level positions
• New hires from all sectors of the life science industry including; biotechnology, pharmaceutical, medical devices and diagnostic
PROGRAM LEARNING OBJECTIVES
Gain appreciation of life sciences business principles and practices, including teamwork, project management, and important communication skills; and values in the regulated business environment.
Understand the life science business environment by targeting information and skills needed for successful interaction and performance.
Ability to explain financing mechanisms and how they impact day-to-day research and development activities.
Capability to read and understand financial plans, budgets and reports and apply fiscal realities to research and development operations.
Ability to explain the integration of translational functions - product, process and regulatory development - and understand the implications on all stages of research and development activities.
Assess the impact of scale, process control, and compliance on bench-scale processes developing into clinical and commercial-scale production.
Appreciate the role and importance of marketing, sales, business development and intellectual property in commercialization.
Ability to understand the process of identifying a market and strategies for gaining financial backing, brokering partnerships or commercializing products.
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Track One: Business Environment
Montage: Introduction to Business Environment
Life Science Industry
Life Science Skills
The Role of Ethics
Business Environment Challenge/Solution
Life Science Industry Organizational Structure
In the Beginning -The Business Plan
What Skills do Life Science Industries Look for?
What are Performance Expectations?
How are People Rewarded?
Say it Smart across Styles
Say it Smart to Influence without Title or Authority
Say it Smart in Times of Conflict
Say it Smart in E-mails
Say it Smart in Meetings
Say it Smart in Presentations
Track Two: Finance
Video Montage: Introduction to Finance
Understanding Financial Statements
Budgets and Financial Plans
Valuation of Intellectual Property
Track Three: Project, Process and Product
Montage: Introduction to Project, Process and Product Development
Life Science Product Development
Project Management Overview
Project Management Introduction
Project Management Initiation
Project Management Planning
Project Management Execution
Project Management Monitoring
Track Four: Business Development, Marketing & Sales
Montage: Introduction to Marketing & Sales
Marketing & Sales Challenge/Solution
Business Development - Growing the Business
Marketing & Sales
The Difference Between Traditional & Science Based Marketing
ENROLLMENT / TUITION
Funding for this program is available through an ARRA grant entitled "Biotechnology Readiness, Immersion, and Degrees and Certificates for Gainful Employment" (BRIDGE) administered by San Diego State University, College of Extended Studies. The BRIDGE Grant is designed to broaden career opportunities in biotechnology and the life sciences.
Tuition is $995 for BIOCOM Members and $1,495 for Non-members. A limited number of funded tuitions will be allocated to support unemployed, dislocated, and incumbent workers, as well as veterans, active duty military, and other members of the military community through the BRIDGE Grant.
For more information contact: Ashley Reynolds: email@example.com