Bioinformatics
May 16 and May 18, 2017

Overview of Bioinformatic applications May 16 Employment opportunities and requirements May 18

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Operating in a regulated environment
April 27 and May 4, 2017

Contract Research Organizations (Apr 27) Quality Assurance (May 4) Pharmaceutical Operation and Project Management  (May 11) 

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Business Communication Course
April 15 and May 6, 2017

Two six-hour sessions will give you a detailed understanding of how to succeed in business by making yourself clearly and concisely understood.

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Quality 101 Workshop
March 30, April 6, April 13, April 20, 2017

Successful companies have systems that are well designed, efficient and reasonable, with employees that work with the systems instead of against them. This four evening course describes in detail how a focus on quality systems will produce a winning team.

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Countering Stress in the Workplace - Winning Formulas for Succes
March 23, 2017

This short 2 hour workshop will provide a detailed understanding of what stress is, where it is coming from and how to deal with it.

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Introduction to Drug Development - Overview of the Clinical Trial Process
March, 11 and 18, 2017

Introduction to Drug Development delivers instruction on the steps for bringing a drug, vaccine, device, or diagnostic to market by proving that the product is safe and effective.

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Introduction to Drug Development: Overview of the Clinical Trials Process
December 3 & 10, 2016
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Building Essential Skills: Speaking in the Spotlight Parts 2 and 3
October 19, November 2, 2016
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Business Communication
September 10 & 17, 2016
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Quality 102
July 13, 20, 27 & August 3, 2016
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Protein Purification II
August 13, 20, 27, 2016
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Quality 101
Instructors: 
Jeff Davis, Susan Leister, Ronald Kelley, and Kevin King
June 2, 3, 2016 

This team-taught course provides several perspectives on how to build quality management systems: 

  • Building productive      
  • Customer relations        
  • Developing as a leader 
  • Getting buy-in from management and peers    
  • The process approach 
  • The systems approach          
  • Continual improvement practices 
  • Factual decision-making
  • How to work with suppliers

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Building Essential Skills For Your Life Science Career 2016
Instructor: Samir Balala
High Stakes Conversations
May18 2016 
New modules in July 2016

Many conversations have significant outcomes: interviews, reviews, negotiations. Because the stakes are so high, we fear the outcome, tend to put off the conversation and are not adequately prepared for it. This workshop defines methods for turning potentially confrontational events into constructive dialogues that accomplish the business goals.

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Building Essential Skills For Your Life Science Career
Instructor: Samir Balala
Claiming Your Strengths
March 
9 2016 

Claiming Your Strengths starts with the identification of your key strengths- what you love to do, and your weaknesses- what you hate to do.  Strategies are then presented by which you can enhance your career by working your strengths to advantage while minimizing the impact of your weaknesses.

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Building Essential Skills For Your Life Sciences Career 2016
Instructor: Samir Balala
Basics of Negotiation
April 13, 2016

Many business interactions involve a negotiation of some kind. How the negotiations go depends on identification of your goals and limits prior to the interaction. As with every business communication, the key is planning and flexibility.

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Business Communication
Instructors: Ted Maker and Jeff Davis
Jan 16 and 23, 2016
New workshop in September 201

Communication is the number one challenge in almost every industry. This course will address communication from an organizational and an individual perspective. Communications in business will be analyzed and methods of addressing communications challenges will be discussed. Individual habits of communication will also be analyzed and strategies for effective messaging will be presented.

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Introduction to Drug Development         
Instructor:  Tina Motalleb Zadeh
November 5 and 12, 2016

This course is designed for people with undergraduate or graduate level education and provides instruction on the overall process of drug development and clinical trials. Topics include drug discovery, the clinical trials process for different products, clinical trials design, trials monitoring, as well as global and ethical questions in clinical trials. Flyer

Protein Purification II
Instructors: Tom Kort, Dan Stringer
August 6, 13 and 20, 2016

This workshop will focus on the method of Protein Purification on Bio-Rad NGC instruments. Some knowledge of protein structure and function and purification methods is required.

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Building Essential Skills For Your Life Sciences Career 2015
Instructors: Jeff Davis, Samir Balala, Wes Russ, Lori Kelman, Deb McLaughlin
Sept 24, Oct 1,8,15 - 2015

This team-taught course provides several perspectives on the essential workplace skills that lead to success and career advancement.  Participants of the program will learn how to succeed in a changing environment, become the go-to person, maintain a productive mindset, thrive in a multi-generational and multicultural workplace, and embrace the company culture

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Process Improvement 
Instructors: Robert Semambo, Mike
Smith and Ronald Kelley
February 28 and March 7, 2015

Technical and academic training does not usually include the logic of process and product development. The course will describe how a process can be improved from targeted and judicious experiments. Both upstream and downstream process development problems will be considered.

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Green Belt Process Improvement 
Instructor:  Ronald Kelley
May 9 and 16 2015

Green Belt is a term used to describe moderate proficiency in regulated process improvement based on Six Sigma principles. Yellow belt and green belt certification are company-specific certifications based on internal criteria. The training will describe, in introductory format, the principles of Six Sigma, the advantages of such a system, and the disadvantages of such a system. The student will learn what to expect from green belt training and be able to make a judgment on whether or not training at that level or implementation of such a process is appropriate in their organizations. The concepts of Process Analytical Technology (PAT), Design of experiments (DOE), Critical Quality Attributes (CQAs) and Critical Process Parameters (CPPs) will be defined.

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Bioinformatics
Instructors: Matthew McCoy
November 14 2015 

This workshop provides an introduction to purposes and methods in modern bioinformatics. The course is taught by a chief bioinformatics specialist at KeyGene Inc and will feature a "meet the expert lunch" sandwiched between two informative 1.5 hour sessions.

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Ready For Success
Instructor: Jeff Davis
 Dec 2014 and Jan 2015

The Ready for Success course is designed to help people adopt the essential workplace skills that companies demand when hiring, retaining, and advancing quality employees.  Participants of the program will gain a better understanding of the employer’s perspective, practical skills, and the “bottom line” in key essential business skill areas. 

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All modules use the same registration form. Please use the information (date, course number, CRN number) on the flyer to fill in the form. Scan and email completed form to michael.smith@montgomerycollege.edu or fax to 240 567 7782.