Deploying the latest innovations in learning and development is vital in the highly complex environments of pharma, biotech and medical devices if organizations are to meet the challenges of attracting, engaging and retaining key staff. Keeping pace with product innovations, compliance and regulatory requirements, and the changing implications of our healthcare system make developing timely, effective training and development programs more difficult. This event will showcase organizations who are implementing agile, innovative learning strategies to develop their U.S. and global workforces.
2018 All Star Faculty
NeuroLeadership Institute

Chris Bray, Ph.D.

Senior Researcher

Cheryle Gara

Assistant Director of Development Training

Jennifer Gardella

Director, Global Learning & Biogen University
Kaleidoscope Learning

David Guralnick, Ph.D.

President of International E-Learning Association & President
Genentech Inc /Roche

Detlef Hold

Global Lead PD Knowledge Cycling

Spencer Holt, PhD

Global Director, Leader & Enterprise Development
Sanofi Pasteur

Jennifer Magnani

Senior Director, Quality Academy

Courtney Michener Miller

Learning Technology Global Business Lead
Bristol-Myers Squibb

Shawn Milheim

Learning Practice Lead-R&D Learning

Michael Russert

Associate Director of Development Training
Parexel International

Albert Siu

Corporate VP & General Manager of PAREXEL Academy
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals

Michelle Weitzman-Garcia

Executive Director, Workforce Development
Our comprehensive conference agenda provides learning opportunities through carefully curated case studies, panels, and small group roundtable sessions.
Learn and share with your peers from the same industry and same discipline on critical initiatives such as:

  • Leveraging digital tools for L&D –mobile, gamification, simulations, AI and video-based just in time learning
  • Moving beyond the 'check the box' mentality and redesigning compliance training to be more engaging
  • Fostering L&D innovation in a controlled and regulated environment
  • Creating agile and personalized learning programs to give employees the information they need when they need it
  • Aligning training initiatives to overall business goals
  • Metrics and strategies for improving learning transfer
  • Developing your middle management, an important but often overlooked portion of the workforce
  • Successful onboarding initiatives that include early engagement strategies with talent
  • Exploring L&D’s role in leading and managing organizational change
  • Designing a sales force tool box for continuous learning
  • Identifying and developing tomorrow’s leaders
  • Who Should Attend:

    Pharmaceutical * Biotech * Medical Device

    Heads, VPs, Directors and Managers from:

    • Training & Development
    • Learning
    • Leadership & Executive Development
    • Corporate Universities
    • Commercial L&D
    • Global Learning
    • Talent Development
    • Talent Management
    • Learning & Innovation
    • Product & Sales Training
    • Organizational Development
    • Human Resources

    Strategic Solutions Network is the creator of the acclaimed “Financial Services Learning & Development Innovations” conference—a semiannual event now in its 7th year. We bring our insights from developing successful programs for the fast-paced, heavily regulated financial services industry to designing a focused agenda specifically tailored to meet the unique L&D needs of the pharma/life sciences industry.