In this Issue: A Fond Farewell, Social Media Training, Careers, and Happy Holidays.

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SPBT Newsletter — December 2013

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+Feature Story: A Message from SPBT President Carol Wells 
+Social Media Training: Preparing for the Power
+Career Connections: SPBT Industry Job Board
+From the SPBT Team: Warm Holiday Wishes
+Up Next: Start 2014 Strong with this Must-Attend SPBT Events
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Feature Story: A Message from Outgoing SPBT President Carol Wells

After two years at the helm of the Society of Pharmaceutical and Biotech Trainers, Carol Wells of Genentech is completing her term this month as SPBT Board President. John Sjovall of Daiichi-Sankyo will be taking the reins for 2014 and 2015, following in Carol’s accomplished footsteps. As her term comes to an end, Carol shares some closing thoughts that reflect on the Society’s growth and look ahead to the future.

"It's hard to believe that the time has passed so quickly, but it has not passed without tremendous progress," Carol shared. "In 2014, you will see an enhanced strategy, a new organization name and an increasingly exciting outlook for our society of dedicated healthcare training professionals." Read More

Please take a moment to send a thank you message to Carol through

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Social Media Training: Preparing for the Power

Does my team need social media training? We know from experience that training supports sales and helps grow business. Is this a more intuitive, natural area that flows on its own, or can training help harness that power as well?

There are some out there who would argue that social media policies are restrictive and potentially dangerous from a legal perspective. But for the sake of this article, let’s assume you’re on the side of careful governance. How do you ensure your teams are making the best and proper use of social media opportunities?

Read about the four steps you can take to help build a social media training program in a blog written for by Sharlyn Lauby, for her HR Bartender blog. Read It Here

If you’re already ahead of the game in social media adoption, be sure to join peers on SPBT's groups on Twitter, YouTube, LinkedIn and Facebook.

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Career Connections: SPBT Industry Job Board

The end of the year (or the beginning, depending on your perspective), is a good time for career reviews. Some employees may be thinking about new positions, and certainly some companies are going into hiring mode as new budgets take effect.

Check out the SPBT Industry Job Board to preview life science career opportunities, and allows companies to post their positions in order to reach the industry experts that comprise the SPBT membership.

Here’s a quick look at a few of the positions currently listed:

  • Senior Manager, CMR Training & Development, Novo Nordisk
  • Associate Director, Managed Markets Sales Training, Novo Nordisk
  • Learning & Development Specialist, Monsanto
  • Manager, Sales Training, Mylan
  • Diagnostic Training Manager, NanoString Technologies

There are more, but you get the idea. Be sure to take advantage of the SPBT Industry Job Board the next time you’re looking for a position, or looking to fill a position.

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From the SPBT Team: Warm Holiday Wishes

Finally, we’re in the home stretch for 2013. It looks like 2014 will be more of the same, with the industry continuing to evolve and SPBT – and SPBT members – along with it. With this evolution will come new training needs, new solutions and new successes.

As we stand at the brink of this new world, it’s appropriate to take a moment to catch our collective breath and share the magic of the holiday season with our clients, colleagues, friends and family. On behalf of the SPBT leadership and staff, best wishes for a happy holiday season and a safe and prosperous New Year.

Events Calendar
Dec 6
Webinar — The ABCD's of Building Trust Free, Open to All
Dec 12
Webinar — What is Mobile Viral Skill Adoption? Free, Open to All
Jan 28
Class — Synchronous Facilitation Certificate Master the Virtual Classroom!
Feb 25-26
Class — NEW!! SPBT 6Ds Workshop Ensure Learning Transfer & Results
Mar 24-26
Class — PrimeTime! For Trainers Core Class A Must-Attend for New Trainers
June 9-12
Conference — SPBT 43rd Annual Conference Get the Super-Early Bird Rates!

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