Bridging Science and Business

Vivo Group

Skill Building Series

Vivo Group announces a new series of evening seminars designed specifically to build valuable skills for those working in the life science and technology industries. Workshops are small and highly interactive, include case studies and role playing, and are tailored to the needs of scientists, engineers, and other professionals working in technical and R&D environments. Workshops will meet on Wednesdays in July from 5:30-9:00pm in Kendall Square at the Cambridge Innovation Center at One Broadway. Light dinner will be provided.

  • July 11          Workshop #1: Delivering Difficult Information

Perfect the skills needed to communicate more effectively when the news is uncomfortable to share, such as: unpleasant behavior, disappointing results, or poor performance. Note: Registration is now closed. MORE INFO

  • July 18          Workshop #2: Influence Without Authority

Get things done even when you aren’t in charge. Learn how to "manage up", get buy-in from peers, and motivate reports to be more influential and effective in organizations, cross-functional teams, collaborations and alliances.Note: Registration is now closed. 


  • July 25          Workshop #3: Effective Meetings: Whether You’re In Charge or Not

Improve the meetings you attend, whether you are running the meeting or are a participant. Acquire strategies and tools for what to do before, during and after a meeting to ensure productivity for all involved. MORE INFO

Seminar leaders: 

Gwen Acton, PhD, is the CEO of Vivo Group.  She holds a doctorate in biology from MIT, and specializes in developing leadership and management skills of scientists and engineers. 
Maura Snow is a VP and Senior Consultant in Human Resources at Great Brook Biotech. She has over 20 years experience in HR management and staff development in the life science industries.

Early bird rate extended! – Register by Friday before workshop and save $100!
One Workshop: $225 ($325 after July 21)


Note: Registration is non-refundable, but substitutions are allowed.

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