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Building Medical Writing Teams

Level:
Advanced
Area:
Professional Techniques
Code:
PTA14
Duration:
03:30:00
Workshop profile:
Managers of writing teams (in-house or freelance), experienced writers looking for a career path into management, freelancers working working in networks or in a team, and those who are interested in building network-teams. The workshop mainly focuses and draws examples from regulatory writing teams. Complementary workshops: PTF8–Cross-cultural communication, PTA11–Strategies for Improving Document Quality, PTA12–Interpersonal Skills for Medical Writers, PTA13–The Art of Mentoring.
Objective:
Participants should have a greater understanding of the unique and varied composition of medical writing teams and the strategies and skills that can be used to build, manage and expand dynamic teams of writers in any writing environment.
Content:
We will discuss how team leaders and managers can use a variety of strategies and skills to build, manage and expand teams of writers, and how they can harness each members’ skills, knowledge and expertise to ensure production of high quality work within budgeted hours and timelines. We will also cover establishing a team atmosphere to provide an encouraging environment for learning, developing and sharing writing skills at the level, need and desire of each team member. The workshop will cover: · What a real team looks like · How a real team functions and develops · How experienced writers benefit from the team model · Freelancers as part of the team · Global teams – team cohesion, distance communication · Expanding the team · Retention strategy and succession planning