2019 LTEN Annual Conference Workshop Tracks

Career Success

What do you want to be when you grow up?  Are your ambitions clear – and do you know how to get there?  This track will cover the fundamentals of advancing your career, from the art of persuasion to networking, to personal branding. This track will also address topics like time management, mentorships, and work-life balance. Take this opportunity to step back from thinking about your immediate professional demands and make sure you have the clarity and skills to achieve career goals.

Customer Engagement & Selling Skills

Sales models are constantly changing, and external factors such as managed care, accountable care organizations (ACOs), and a compliance-driven environment complicate business-as-usual approaches.  How do you reach and engage your customer in this multi-faceted environment?  What new selling skills are needed?  This track will help you move forward with confidence – without missing a beat when it comes to sales productivity.

Field Sales Trainer

Are you a high performer on a development path to expand your skills as a field trainer? If so, join us in this track to develop your training skills, learn coaching and mentoring techniques, and discover new ways to lead without authority.

Global Learning

Examine how companies today and in the future will address the growing trend toward globalization of classroom, self-directed online and virtual classroom education.

Instructional Design & Delivery

How do you make your learning courses engaging to trainees? How do you transfer new knowledge and skills to the field? What is the right blend of media? This track offers tips, skills, and strategies for curriculum development, classroom management, and course evaluation – and everything in between.

Healthcare Reform and Market Access

In this workshop series, you will have a devoted opportunity to learn about the ACA, recent policy changes and proposals, and implications for the life science industry, from the Physician Payment Sunshine Act to “insurance exchanges…and a look at what’s next.”

Impact & Measurement

Demonstrating a return on investment can be a trainer’s biggest challenge – yet, done well it can be a trainer’s best friend.   Measuring impact and effectiveness is central to the justification of budget and programming, and will help define just how meaningful learning and development is within your organization.  This track will cover topics including process methodology, the relevancy of Kirkpatrick levels in today’s climate, metrics, and measuring amid a technology-driven culture.

Learning Labs – 20-Minute Micro-Learning Sessions

Grow your knowledge on a variety of hot topics, latest technology trends, best practices and case studies. Visit the Learning Labs, micro-sessions located throughout the exhibit hall, to hear from industry experts.

Management & Leadership Development

In this workshop series, you will find the keys to developing great managers, but also great leaders.  Starting with understanding effective leadership behaviors, you will focus on coaching techniques and how to empower and inspire others as well as interviewing skills, engagement, and emotional intelligence. This track is a must if you want to master the “lead by example” part while also developing others to go beyond the basics of their role and on to a path of professional refinement and aspiration.

Medical Device & Diagnostic Training

This track will focus on training and leadership development with an emphasis on this specific community in mind. We’ll focus on case studies, solutions and ideas aimed at the unique challenges that face the MD&D training professional.

Mobile & Digital Learning

Mobile, digital, and distance learning is no longer new, or revolutionary.  But training departments continue to be embroiled in figuring out how to evaluate the various and constantly changing options as well as how to best integrate new applications.  This track will include case studies on technology roll-outs, as well as lively discussions on everything from iPads, gaming, simulations, social media, and “what’s next.”

New & Innovative Technologies in Learning & Development

Technology is so pervasive and fast-moving in every aspect of daily life and in business that we had to give this a completely separate track. Here, we’ll take a look at some of the newest tech out there and how your peers are using it new ways.

Non-Commercial (Clinical/Technical) Training

If your work includes developing, delivering or sourcing training for R&D, clinical, manufacturing, quality, regulatory, or compliance personnel, then this track is tailor-made for you!  Explore sessions on program development, identifying & qualifying trainers, correcting human error, GxPs (cGMP, GLP, GCP, GTP, GDP, etc.), product submissions, regulatory compliance, audit readiness, risk, and more! [/expand]

Partner Sponsored

At LTEN, we are fortunate to have so many amazing training partners who specialize in training solutions for the life sciences. In these sessions, they lend their expertise and share with you insights on a wide range of topics.

Strategic Insights

Are you tasked with thinking bigger picture?  That’s the scope of this workshop track, designed for training leaders who need to rally the troops through careful assessment of trends, commercial models, and business alignment.   Explore this track full of high level topics to help you define strategy and drive results for your department and company.

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