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LTEN webinars bring global thought leaders and life science training experts right to your desk with trends, case studies and practical skill building information. All webinars are free and open to all.

LTEN members can view any of our past web broadcasts in our On-Demand Webinar library.

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Competency-Based Training in the Medical Device Industry

Friday, Dec. 1, 2017
12:30 PM ET / 9:30 AM PT

The use of technology in healthcare has increased significantly over recent years to support more complex treatments. Because of the increasing complexities of medical devices in the use of treatments, there is a greater potential risk of causing harm to patients. It is imperative that staff who are using medical devices are safe and competent to do so, with both professional regulations and national legislation to follow. However, there is currently no standard national approach to training and competency.

Join us for this LTEN webinar, as we show the approach taken at the UK’s Nottingham University Hospitals in introducing new medical devices and the role companies should take. David Williams, medical devices clinical lead for Nottingham University Hospitals, will give an example of what worked well, and why, and also an example of when things didn’t go well, and why.

At this webinar, you will learn:

  • Why should competency-based training and assessment be made the priority?
  • Complexities of safely introducing medical devices into large healthcare organizations.
  • Examples and outcomes of working with industry.
  • Roles & Responsibilities for trainers.
  • Key principles for ensuring a robust and safe training program.

Can’t make it? Register anyway – all webinars are recorded and available on-demand on LTEN’s website! Not an LTEN member? Join today and realize the value.


From Perplexed to Prepared: How Roche Evolved New Hire Onboarding

Friday, Dec. 8, 2017
12:30 PM ET / 9:30 AM PT

Think back to your onboarding experience. Was the training focused solely on product and selling skills, or did it include more? Was the information delivered in a paced and layered approach to help you grasp the information and learn to apply it, or did it feel like drinking from the firehose? Was there a focus on the market in which you were selling and what was important to those customers? Did it also include the "how" to get things done in your organization? Because, let's face it, most large organizations are moderately complex.

One last question - when is the last time your organization updated its sales new hire onboarding program? Was it within the past two years, five years, 10 years or more? With the rapid evolution of the U.S. healthcare market, how often should we be evolving our programs?

Join us for this LTEN webinar, as we share information, advice and key learnings from Roche that you can adapt at your organization. Jennifer Muszik, director of sales training & commercial excellence, and Michele DeMarco, manager of sales training, will share how they pulled together a cross-functional team to make significant and consistent improvements to the sales new hire onboarding program.

In this webinar, Jenn and Michele will:

  • Describe the previous sales onboarding program and the "burning platform" requiring change.
  • Translate the process taken to quantify the future program need, assess the gaps between the two and develop the new approach.
  • Review the results of the evolved program.
  • Share key learnings they gathered along the way, the next steps for continuous improvement and how this evolved approach has helped to inform other training programs.

Can’t make it? Register anyway – all webinars are recorded and available on-demand on LTEN’s website! Not an LTEN member? Join today and realize the value.


LTEN Member Benefits: Getting Set for 2018

Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017
12:30 PM ET / 9:30 AM PT

With 2018 literally just around the corner, it’s a good time to help LTEN members be ready to make the most of their membership.

Join us for this special member benefits webinar as we introduce you to the people, resources, events, services and networking that comes with LTEN membership. We’ll share information on upcoming events and learning opportunities designed to help you succeed. You’ll also get the chance to greet David Fortanbary of UCB Pharmaceuticals, our incoming LTEN Board president for 2018-19. LTEN is a collaborative network that provides the most value for those who are actively involved, and this webinar will help ensure you have the resources to maximize your involvement.

Presenters will include:

  • David Fortanbary, incoming LTEN Board president and head of U.S. performance training for UCB Pharmaceuticals
  • Dawn Brehm, executive director of LTEN
  • Tim Sosbe, LTEN editorial director and editor of LTEN Focus on Training magazine

At this webinar, we’ll tell you about:

  • Upcoming 2018 courses, networking events and programs.
  • The eLearning Lounge micro-lessons.
  • Solutions for your education and resources for your career.
  • Opportunities to get involved and build both skills and connections.
  • The new SocialLink platform, where you can share your knowledge and help build a stronger network.
  • A sneak peek at 2018 editorial plans, including some new digital-only publications.

Can’t make it? Register anyway – all webinars are recorded and available on-demand on LTEN’s website! Not an LTEN member? Join today and realize the value.


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