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Tuesday, June 28 • 9:40am - 10:25am
#205: It’s Not You; It’s Me: Dealing with Team Challenges, Critique, and Criticism

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Limited Capacity seats available

Component Type: Workshop
Level: Basic

The life science industry is dominated by teams. High-functioning teams create a dynamic where innovation and productivity flourish; however, even the most motivated teams can have challenging team members or be derailed by uninformative feedback, critique, and criticism. Obtaining team buy-in and actionable feedback can be challenging, especially while endeavoring not to appear defensive or strident. Initially, this session will outline specific team member personalities that can disrupt a project or process. Small groups will focus on strategies for keeping cool, obtaining information, and maintaining team rapport. Attendees will be encouraged to share their examples and solutions within their small group. This will be an interactive session for attendees at all levels.

**Due to session format, seating will be limited to 50 participants and available on a first come, first served basis. Once all seats are occupied, DIA will be required to close the session, and no more participants will be admitted. Interested attendees are encouraged to arrive early in order to ensure seating.

Learning Objectives

Discuss the challenges of critique and criticism; Detail strategies for handling challenging team members; Strategize how to create a better rapport.


Robin Whitsell

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Robin Whitsell

President, Whitsell Innovations, Inc.
Robin Whitsell is the president and founder of Whitsell Innovations, Inc.(WI). WI is a full-service medical and scientific writing firm established in 2006 and headquartered in Chapel Hill, NC, focusing on the needs of pharmaceutical, device, and biotech clients. Prior to founding WI, she was the assistant director of preclinical and clinical programs at a start-up pharmaceutical company and led one program from pre-IND through NDA. She has 18... Read More →

Tuesday June 28, 2016 9:40am - 10:25am
Exhibit Hall A Pennsylvania Convention Center 1101 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 USA