2024 Workshop Calendar

Curated for each member of your HR team

As part of the LEAP HR: Life Sciences Searchlight membership, your whole HR team can gain access to regular workshops, each of which has been carefully curated and separated into functional cohorts, ensuring hyper relevant and beneficial actionable takeaways for each attendee. 

These expert-led sessions are designed to be an immersive learning experience, jam-packed with exclusive, never seen before content that you won't see anywhere else, offering deep insights and innovative ideas specific to Life Sciences people challenges.

Connect and network with like-minded professionals and industry leaders, gain invaluable go-to thought partners and diverse perspectives. Don't miss this opportunity to enhance your knowledge, expand your professional network, and stay ahead of the curve.

2024 Meeting Calendar:

July

  • Date: Tuesday, July 9
  • Curated for: Life Sciences Strategic HR Leaders
  • Topic: How can we crack the code to place agile thinking at the heart of our HR functions to enable a more flexible life sciences workforce?
  • Key Takeaways:
    • How are those with similar aspirations defining the challenge and what has the community learned along the way in tackling this?
    • How are companies currently applying agile thinking and design thinking to HR processes? What have the wins been? And what are the cautionary tales?
    • What technology can be introduced to support the agility agenda and what practical next steps should we be taking to allow us to move forward faster towards an agile future?
  • Join the Workshop
    • Register your interest in joining the workshop and gain a deeper understanding of the incredible value that comes with being part of the LEAP HR: Life Sciences Searchlight network. Your participation in the upcoming workshop is intended to give you a glimpse into the benefits of membership and by signing up, you are expressing interest in membership.

As such, the Network Enrolment Manager, Adam, will be in touch soon to discuss how the network aligns with your needs and interests and to facilitate your onboarding.

  • Date: Thursday, July 11
  • Curated for: Life Sciences Strategic TA Leaders
  • Topic: How Can We Hire Smarter & Sustainably Improve Diversity at the Same Time?
  • Key Takeaways:
    • What are the most common errors organizations make when recruiting and what steps should we take to hire better and with improved diversity outcomes?
    • How can we leverage behavioral nudges in closing the gender gap and increasing the number of people from underrepresented groups that we hire?
    • Now we’ve built our diversity programs, how do we make sure we can sustain them?
  • Join the Workshop
    • Register your interest in joining the workshop and gain a deeper understanding of the incredible value that comes with being part of the LEAP HR: Life Sciences Searchlight network. Your participation in the upcoming workshop is intended to give you a glimpse into the benefits of membership and by signing up, you are expressing interest in membership.

As such, the Network Enrolment Manager, Adam, will be in touch soon to discuss how the network aligns with your needs and interests and to facilitate your onboarding.

  • Date: Wednesday, July 17
  • Curated for: Life Sciences HR Business Partners
  • Topic: CHRO Q&A: 3 Key Habits of Effective Life Science HRBPs
  • Key Takeaways:
    • Habit 4: Influencing without authority in a science driven organization
    • Habit 5: Developing commercial acumen to boost credibility
    • Habit 6: Elevating HR as architects and owners of business growth
  • Join the Workshop
    • Register your interest in joining the workshop and gain a deeper understanding of the incredible value that comes with being part of the LEAP HR: Life Sciences Searchlight network. Your participation in the upcoming workshop is intended to give you a glimpse into the benefits of membership and by signing up, you are expressing interest in membership.

As such, the Network Enrolment Manager, Adam, will be in touch soon to discuss how the network aligns with your needs and interests and to facilitate your onboarding.

  • Date: Thursday, July 25
  • Curated for: Life Sciences Strategic HR Leaders
  • Topic: Activating AI in Life Sciences HR interactive deep dive: HR Service Delivery Model
  • Key Takeaways:
    • Reevaluating how HR supports employees to create signature experiences as well as reinventing their backend operations
    • Identifying opportunities for HR service delivery model transformation at each stage of the employee lifecycle and the organization cycle
    • Prioritizing activity in terms of low, medium and high impact and identifying next steps based on where the opportunities lie in your biopharma business

August

  • Date: Thursday, August 15
  • Curated for: Life Sciences Strategic HR Leaders
  • Topic: Emerging Biopharma Coffee Connect Facilitated Meeting
  • Key Takeaways:
    • What are the biggest challenges, strategic questions or stubborn problems you are currently facing which you’d benefit from input from your peers to help solve?
    • Bring it to the coffee connect session, and we’ll ensure you’ve get input from similar sized companies who may have faced similar challenges in the past
    • The informal, semi-structured nature of the session is designed to allow candid exchange of experiences and opinions in a safe space of hyper-relevant peers
  • Join the Workshop
    • Register your interest in joining the workshop and gain a deeper understanding of the incredible value that comes with being part of the LEAP HR: Life Sciences Searchlight network. Your participation in the upcoming workshop is intended to give you a glimpse into the benefits of membership and by signing up, you are expressing interest in membership.

As such, the Network Enrolment Manager, Adam, will be in touch soon to discuss how the network aligns with your needs and interests and to facilitate your onboarding.

  • Date: Thursday, August 15
  • Curated for: Life Sciences Strategic HR Leaders
  • Topic: Emerging Biopharma Coffee Connect Facilitated Meeting
  • Key Takeaways:
    • What are the biggest challenges, strategic questions or stubborn problems you are currently facing which you’d benefit from input from your peers to help solve?
    • Bring it to the coffee connect session, and we’ll ensure you’ve get input from similar sized companies who may have faced similar challenges in the past
    • The informal, semi-structured nature of the session is designed to allow candid exchange of experiences and opinions in a safe space of hyper-relevant peers
  • Join the Workshop
    • Register your interest in joining the workshop and gain a deeper understanding of the incredible value that comes with being part of the LEAP HR: Life Sciences Searchlight network. Your participation in the upcoming workshop is intended to give you a glimpse into the benefits of membership and by signing up, you are expressing interest in membership.

As such, the Network Enrolment Manager, Adam, will be in touch soon to discuss how the network aligns with your needs and interests and to facilitate your onboarding.

  • Date: Thursday, August 22
  • Curated for: Life Sciences HR Business Partners
  • Topic: The Evolving Role of Social Capital in the Future of HR in Life Sciences
  • Key Takeaways:
    • How hybrid work has threatened to deplete one of our most important and relevant resources—our social capital
    • Rethinking the way we are connected to drive innovation, learning and employee wellbeing
    • Emerging social practices for facilitating innovation, enabling tacit learning and ensuring wellbeing in the new world of work
  • Join the Workshop
    • Register your interest in joining the workshop and gain a deeper understanding of the incredible value that comes with being part of the LEAP HR: Life Sciences Searchlight network. Your participation in the upcoming workshop is intended to give you a glimpse into the benefits of membership and by signing up, you are expressing interest in membership.

As such, the Network Enrolment Manager, Adam, will be in touch soon to discuss how the network aligns with your needs and interests and to facilitate your onboarding.

  • Date: Tuesday, August 27
  • Curated for: Life Sciences Total Rewards Partners
  • Topic: How can we Increase the Personalization of Rewards to Ensure it Connects Across the Generational Spectrum?
  • Key Takeaways:
    • Everyone wants to be able to personalize but how do we do that in a way that’s going to be able to keep costs in check?
    • How can we more effectively communicate our rewards strategy in a way that connects with people on a personal level?
    • What low-cost, high impact approaches have we tried to allow us to connect, engage and incentivize across different generations?
  • Join the Workshop
    • Register your interest in joining the workshop and gain a deeper understanding of the incredible value that comes with being part of the LEAP HR: Life Sciences Searchlight network. Your participation in the upcoming workshop is intended to give you a glimpse into the benefits of membership and by signing up, you are expressing interest in membership.

As such, the Network Enrolment Manager, Adam, will be in touch soon to discuss how the network aligns with your needs and interests and to facilitate your onboarding.

  • Date: Thursday, August 29
  • Curated for: Life Sciences Talent Acquisition Leaders
  • Topic: Activating the Power of AI in Life Sciences Talent Acquisition
  • Key Takeaways:
    • Understand the anatomy of successful AI early adopters in talent acquisition and ensure you can embed key principles in your TA function
    • Make better AI decisions with more confidence based on an understanding of where the industry is and what’ s possible
    • What reliable, off-the-shelf, ‘no regrets’ bets can we make which drive TA effectiveness in companies of all sizes
  • Join the Workshop
    • Register your interest in joining the workshop and gain a deeper understanding of the incredible value that comes with being part of the LEAP HR: Life Sciences Searchlight network. Your participation in the upcoming workshop is intended to give you a glimpse into the benefits of membership and by signing up, you are expressing interest in membership.

As such, the Network Enrolment Manager, Adam, will be in touch soon to discuss how the network aligns with your needs and interests and to facilitate your onboarding.

September

  • Date: Thursday, September 12
  • Curated for: Life Sciences Strategic HR Leaders
  • Topic: Activating AI in Life Sciences HR interactive deep dive: Organization Design
  • Key Takeaways:
    • Designing and activating new operating models and organization structures at the enterprise, business, function and team level
    • Which key organization elements are essential for generative AI and how you can build capabilities most frequently found in data and AI COEs
    • The five key guiding principles you need to make sure you are able to build specialized knowledge at speed, manage risk, drive change and deliver impact
  • Date: Thursday, September 19
  • Curated for: Life Sciences Strategic HR Leaders
  • Topic: How to Foster Greater Human Connection in Your Life Sciences Workplace
  • Key Takeaways:
    • How are other life sciences companies successfully improving human connection inside their organizations and how you can move the needle in your organization?
    • How the EVP for the post-pandemic workforce needs to orient toward employees as people, not workers in a new human deal at work
    • Steps you can take to provide an exceptional life, not work, experience; and focus on the feelings, not just the features that match employee needs.
  • Join the Workshop
    • Register your interest in joining the workshop and gain a deeper understanding of the incredible value that comes with being part of the LEAP HR: Life Sciences Searchlight network. Your participation in the upcoming workshop is intended to give you a glimpse into the benefits of membership and by signing up, you are expressing interest in membership.

As such, the Network Enrolment Manager, Adam, will be in touch soon to discuss how the network aligns with your needs and interests and to facilitate your onboarding.

  • Date: Thursday, September 26
  • Curated for: Life Sciences HR Business Partners
  • Topic: HR Business Partner Coffee Connect Facilitated Meeting
  • Key Takeaways:
    • What are the biggest challenges, strategic questions or stubborn problems you are currently facing which you’d benefit from input from your peers to help solve?
    • Bring it to the coffee connect session, and we’ll ensure you’ve get input from similar BPs at sized companies who may have faced similar challenges in the past
    • The informal, semi-structured nature of the session is designed to allow candid exchange of experiences and opinions in a safe space of hyper-relevant peers
  • Join the Workshop
    • Register your interest in joining the workshop and gain a deeper understanding of the incredible value that comes with being part of the LEAP HR: Life Sciences Searchlight network. Your participation in the upcoming workshop is intended to give you a glimpse into the benefits of membership and by signing up, you are expressing interest in membership.

As such, the Network Enrolment Manager, Adam, will be in touch soon to discuss how the network aligns with your needs and interests and to facilitate your onboarding.

October

  • Date: Thursday, October 3
  • Curated for: Life Sciences Talent Acquisition Leaders
  • Topic: Scaling Talent Acquisition: What Next Gen Org Design Principles do we Need to Apply
  • Key Takeaways:
    • What efficiencies can be added as we scale our organizations to ensure we remain as lean as we need to be?
    • What lessons can we learn from our attempts to scale in the past? What’s worked? What’s not? What’s needed?
    • What traditional thinking needs to be challenged as we scale to allow us to develop an efficient, effective next generation talent acquisition function?
  • Join the Workshop
    • Register your interest in joining the workshop and gain a deeper understanding of the incredible value that comes with being part of the LEAP HR: Life Sciences Searchlight network. Your participation in the upcoming workshop is intended to give you a glimpse into the benefits of membership and by signing up, you are expressing interest in membership.

As such, the Network Enrolment Manager, Adam, will be in touch soon to discuss how the network aligns with your needs and interests and to facilitate your onboarding.

  • Date: Thursday, October 10
  • Curated for: Life Sciences Strategic HR Leaders
  • Topic: Emerging Biopharma Coffee Connect Facilitated Meeting
  • Key Takeaways:
    • What are the biggest challenges, strategic questions or stubborn problems you are currently facing which you’d benefit from input from your peers to help solve?
    • Bring it to the coffee connect session, and we’ll ensure you’ve get input from similar sized companies who may have faced similar challenges in the past
    • The informal, semi-structured nature of the session is designed to allow candid exchange of experiences and opinions in a safe space of hyper-relevant peers
  • Join the Workshop
    • Register your interest in joining the workshop and gain a deeper understanding of the incredible value that comes with being part of the LEAP HR: Life Sciences Searchlight network. Your participation in the upcoming workshop is intended to give you a glimpse into the benefits of membership and by signing up, you are expressing interest in membership.

As such, the Network Enrolment Manager, Adam, will be in touch soon to discuss how the network aligns with your needs and interests and to facilitate your onboarding.

  • Date: Tuesday, October 22
  • Curated for: Life Sciences Total Rewards Partners
  • Topic: What’s Next for Pay Transparency & How do our Approaches to it Need to Evolve?
  • Key Takeaways:
    • How has the conversation around pay transparency developed since the first legislation was introduced in 2023?
    • How does our approach need to evolve in the future as new legislation emerges across the country and around the world?
    • How has our approach to equipping leaders to have the conversations required to succeed here developed and what’s still needed for us to be truly successful?
  • Join the Workshop
    • Register your interest in joining the workshop and gain a deeper understanding of the incredible value that comes with being part of the LEAP HR: Life Sciences Searchlight network. Your participation in the upcoming workshop is intended to give you a glimpse into the benefits of membership and by signing up, you are expressing interest in membership.

As such, the Network Enrolment Manager, Adam, will be in touch soon to discuss how the network aligns with your needs and interests and to facilitate your onboarding.

  • Date: Thursday, October 31
  • Curated for: Life Sciences HR Business Partners
  • Topic: Managing Disruption & Times of Rapid (& Sometimes Unexpected) Change in Biopharma
  • Key Takeaways:
    • How does life sciences HR need to set itself up to drive the innovation needed to address today’s disruption and rapid change?
    • How transparency, agility, focus and mind-set are four key pillars of adaptive HR leadership enabling you and your business to thrive in times of change
    • The importance of taking a human-centered approach to deal with business disruption and significant change in life sciences
  • Join the Workshop
    • Register your interest in joining the workshop and gain a deeper understanding of the incredible value that comes with being part of the LEAP HR: Life Sciences Searchlight network. Your participation in the upcoming workshop is intended to give you a glimpse into the benefits of membership and by signing up, you are expressing interest in membership.

As such, the Network Enrolment Manager, Adam, will be in touch soon to discuss how the network aligns with your needs and interests and to facilitate your onboarding.

November

  • Date: Thursday, November 7
  • Curated for: Life Sciences Strategic HR Leaders
  • Topic: Activating AI in Life Sciences HR interactive deep dive: Leadership and Culture
  • Key Takeaways:
    • Defining and enabling new leadership practices to drive the positive culture change critical to thriving in the age of AI inside your organization
    • Identifying the most critical areas which can make or break whether a transformation, reinvention or change effort is successful
    • How generative AI can help life sciences organizations of all sizes effectively navigate the change process at each step of the way

 

  • Date: Thursday, November 21
  • Curated for: Life Sciences HR Business Partners
  • Topic: CHRO Q&A: 3 Key Habits of effective Life Science HRBPs
  • Key Takeaways:
    • Habit 7: Demonstrating digital fluency for an AI-centric future
    • Habit 8: Balancing data, business and strategy with empathy, humility and humanity
    • Habit 9: Learning the art of expansive listening to drive effectiveness
  • Join the Workshop
    • Register your interest in joining the workshop and gain a deeper understanding of the incredible value that comes with being part of the LEAP HR: Life Sciences Searchlight network. Your participation in the upcoming workshop is intended to give you a glimpse into the benefits of membership and by signing up, you are expressing interest in membership.

As such, the Network Enrolment Manager, Adam, will be in touch soon to discuss how the network aligns with your needs and interests and to facilitate your onboarding.

  • Date: Thursday, November 14
  • Curated for: Life Sciences Talent Acquisition Leaders
  • Topic: What New Skills Will TA Leaders Need Tomorrow & How Do We Build Them Faster?
  • Key Takeaways:
    • How are the most progressive life sciences organizations retooling their talent acquisition functions with the skills to deliver future-ready performance?
    • Why TA leaders don’t always embrace the skills they need for the future and what should we do about that?
    • What are the new skills that we’ll need to develop inside our teams to allow us to scale in a digital life sciences industry?
  • Join the Workshop
    • Register your interest in joining the workshop and gain a deeper understanding of the incredible value that comes with being part of the LEAP HR: Life Sciences Searchlight network. Your participation in the upcoming workshop is intended to give you a glimpse into the benefits of membership and by signing up, you are expressing interest in membership.

As such, the Network Enrolment Manager, Adam, will be in touch soon to discuss how the network aligns with your needs and interests and to facilitate your onboarding.

  • Date: Thursday, November 28
  • Curated for: Life Sciences Strategic HR Leaders
  • Topic: Emerging Biopharma Coffee Connect Facilitated Meeting
  • Key Takeaways:
    • What are the biggest challenges, strategic questions or stubborn problems you are currently facing which you’d benefit from input from your peers to help solve?
    • Bring it to the coffee connect session, and we’ll ensure you’ve get input from similar sized companies who may have faced similar challenges in the past
    • The informal, semi-structured nature of the session is designed to allow candid exchange of experiences and opinions in a safe space of hyper-relevant peers
  • Join the Workshop
    • Register your interest in joining the workshop and gain a deeper understanding of the incredible value that comes with being part of the LEAP HR: Life Sciences Searchlight network. Your participation in the upcoming workshop is intended to give you a glimpse into the benefits of membership and by signing up, you are expressing interest in membership.

As such, the Network Enrolment Manager, Adam, will be in touch soon to discuss how the network aligns with your needs and interests and to facilitate your onboarding.

December

  • Date: Tuesday, December 3
  • Curated for: Life Sciences Total Rewards Partners
  • Topic: How Can We Unlock the Potential Presented by Gen AI in Total Rewards?
  • Key Takeaways:
    • In what ways do we think AI can be a strategic partner to us in developing and delivering a next generation total rewards strategy?
    • What challenges do we expect to face in the application of gen AI to total rewards and how might we be able to overcome them?
    • What lessons have been learned from those who’ve already leveraged AI to transform their approach to total rewards?
  • Join the Workshop
    • Register your interest in joining the workshop and gain a deeper understanding of the incredible value that comes with being part of the LEAP HR: Life Sciences Searchlight network. Your participation in the upcoming workshop is intended to give you a glimpse into the benefits of membership and by signing up, you are expressing interest in membership.

As such, the Network Enrolment Manager, Adam, will be in touch soon to discuss how the network aligns with your needs and interests and to facilitate your onboarding.

  • Date: Thursday, December 5
  • Curated for: Life Sciences Strategic HR Leaders
  • Topic: Activating AI in Life Sciences HR interactive deep dive: Turning Theory into Practice
  • Key Takeaways:
    • Dig deeper into the key themes we’ve addressed over the past 5 modules with the subject matter experts who have led them in a facilitated discussion session
    • Get answers to the questions which remain that stand between you and putting the new ideas you’ve gained into action in your operating environment
    • Find out how you can overcome the most common hurdles you’re likely to face at each step of your journey from AI experimenter to AI leader
  • Date: Thursday, December 12
  • Curated for: Life Sciences Strategic HR Leaders & HR Business Partners
  • Topic: Turning Generational Diversity into a Generational Differentiator
  • Key Takeaways:
    • What strategies have been tried to bridge generational divides in the life sciences workforce? What’s worked? And what’s not?
    • Best practices for engaging a multigenerational workforce: Tools for preparing your team and your organization for the future
    • Harnessing age diversity and encouraging mutual learning, cross-generational collaboration, and a culture that embraces similarities & differences across age groups
  • Join the Workshop
    • Register your interest in joining the workshop and gain a deeper understanding of the incredible value that comes with being part of the LEAP HR: Life Sciences Searchlight network. Your participation in the upcoming workshop is intended to give you a glimpse into the benefits of membership and by signing up, you are expressing interest in membership.

As such, the Network Enrolment Manager, Adam, will be in touch soon to discuss how the network aligns with your needs and interests and to facilitate your onboarding.

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