2021 Program Dates
March – June 2021
10% discount available for organizations enrolling five to nine participants; 20% discount available for organizations enrolling 10 or more participants
12 weeks; 5 – 7 hours per week
Leaders of the Future: BioPharma is NC State Executive Education’s community-based development program, designed to prepare high-potential employees who are ready to take the next step and build the business acumen they need to become leaders in the biopharma industry. This specialized program equips participants with the skillset they need to maximize their organizational impact today and positions them for more strategic decision-making roles in the future.
Led by NC State’s expert faculty from the Poole College of Management and College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and based on the expressed needs of industry leaders, this online program combines real-time cohort sessions with self-guided learning modules to provide participants with both flexibility and accountability.
In our industry-specific BioPharma program, participants will develop the analytical, leadership and innovation skills to make better informed decision with metrics, create and communicate new ideas and effectively lead global teams. The program was designed with the help of leaders from Biogen, GSK, IQVIA, KBI Pharma, NovoNordisk and ThermoFisher/Patheon.
- Develop high-potential employees in BioPharma into organizational leaders, based on the unique current and future skill needs of the industry
- Connect participants to learn within a community cohort, with interactive sessions with peers and experts
- Reinforce learnings in industry-specific project practice
- Guide participants during and after the program completion with tools and personal coaching to provide immediate organizational impact
- Introduction to Business Analytics (From Data to Decisions)
- Financial Analysis (simulation)
- Critical Thinking
- Agile Leadership
- Innovation and Value Proposition
- Developing and Executing Strategy
- Authentic Leadership
- Emotional Intelligence
- Bright Spots
- Virtual/Diverse Team Management
NC State Exec Ed Online programming brings together the value and impact of real-time professor engagement from our expert faculty, with the convenience of online learning. Participants will complete asynchronous learning modules prior to a live faculty session, and then they will complete an activity or an application to their projects to reinforce knowledge.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Asynchronous, self-directed study
Each session will have self-directed, custom-built NC State Exec Ed learning modules for you to learn at your own pace and on your own schedule. Plan on about four to five hours per week for this coursework.
Each week, there will be one to two hours of scheduled real-time instruction from your faculty to provide a deeper dive into the material. If you can’t make that time, the session will be recorded for your convenience. Live Sessions will begin with those pertaining to team leadership, followed by analytics and innovation and conclude with personal leadership.
Following each live session, you will complete an activity or project application to practice and reinforce your knowledge.
Throughout the program, you will apply your learning to a project specific to your career objectives to reinforce your knowledge and give you immediate impact in your organization. With the support and guidance of project sponsors and mentors, participants will define the opportunity, apply the coursework tools and techniques learned in program sessions, develop a solution and deliver a business proposal presentation.
Engage with current and former BioPharma executives to learn how they are defining and achieving success in today’s BioPharma industry. Sessions may include case studies based on their experiences, opportunities to ask questions, and practical lessons.
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Realize your potential
You’ve put in the work, but how do you get to that next level of your career? This program will prepare you with the knowledge and strategic edge you need to ramp up your career. These skills, lessons and practice will equip you with the tools you need to make an impact today and to shape you into a leader for your organization.
Think and Do
In this personalized and relevant program, you’ll learn new skills and put them to practice in a real-life business scenario for your company with the guidance and support of expert project coaches and corporate sponsors.
Learn from the experts
This program pairs you with industry experts and leaders, who provide invaluable industry knowledge and experienced feedback to reinforce the program’s lessons. These connections and personal coaching extend even after the program to provide ongoing support and guidance.
Participate in our 'Leaders of the Future' alumni community
Receive a professional online badge to share your achievements
Continue learning with post-program coaching support
Meet our experts
Associate Professor of Practice, Department of Management, Innovation & Entrepreneurship
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