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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., United States
Founder and president of Whitsell Innovations, Inc., a medical writing firm headquartered in Chapel Hill, NC, Ms. Whitsell has over 25 years of experience, specializing in global submission strategy, regulatory medical writing, emerging technologies, and data visualization. Prior... Read More →

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