The Life Science Innovator
A WBBA Publication
Calling all golf enthusiasts! Would you like to be a part of the planning for WBBA's Annual Golf Tournament? If you're interested in making this years' golf event the best yet, join the WBBA Golf Committee! You just have to be a member to participate. Contact Patti McKinnell Davis for more information.
Would you like to be involved in the WBBA’s educational programming for 2013? If so, join us on the WBBA Program Committee! The committee meets monthly to discuss and refine the programming the WBBA brings you each year. You just have to be a member to participate. Contact Darcy Jacobson for more information.
WBBA Industry Working Groups
Connect with your peers to meet the unique challenges your Organization faces.
(Open to WBBA Core & Institution Member HR professionals, no service providers)
You are invited to join your colleagues, HR professionals from WBBA member companies, as we network, share ideas and exchange information about the challenges and issues we encounter while working in the biotechnology and biomedical fields. The Human Resources Group offers a variety of ways to connect with your colleagues. This is an excellent way to learn up-to-date information from professionals within our industry. You do not need to have an HR title, in order to attend these meetings; you simply need to perform the human resources function for your company.
The next HR Group meeting is on Tuesday, July 31st titled, “Breaking Into Succession Planning: Beyond the Pretty Documents”.
Join the group!
Clean Science Group
(Open to any WBBA member interested in clean science and sustainability)
The goal of the WBBA Clean Science Group is to have a variety of representatives of the region's life science community dialoguing about solutions to minimize the impact of our scientific pursuits on the region. We also want to educate each other on the systems that are currently out there to reduce, reuse, and recycle, and the associated costs of such systems. Biotech is an industry reliant on sterile, one-use products to ensure high quality research. This process generates a lot of waste. Is biotech doing everything it can to reduce waste, and increase recycling? Are we sacrificing the health of our planet for the health of people? Is there a way to create science that is clean and healthy for both the planet and for the people we are trying to heal? Are you interested in dialoguing about creating clean science? If so, then join the WBBA Clean Science Group on LinkedIn. We would like to have participation from various groups in the lab including facilities, operations, and lab managers. Together, we can help heal people, progress science and have a healthy place to live.
Join the group!
Supply Chain Group
(Open to WBBA Core & Institution Member Supply Chain/Purchasing professionals, no service providers)
This group offers supply chain, purchasing, and sourcing professionals an opportunity to network and discuss the challenges they face and share best practices. Co-Chair positions are available; if interested please contact Danah Abarr at email@example.com.
Join the group!
(Open to WBBA Core & Institution Member Facilities/Engineering professionals, no service providers)
This group offers Facilities and Engineering professionals an opportunity to network and discuss the challenges they face and share best practices. Co-Chair positions are available; if interested please contact Danah Abarr, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join the group!
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A growing community. A world of opportunity.
WBBA's online Career Center is the resource for life science jobs
One of WBBA’s top priorities is to help recruit, retain and train the talent needed to grow life sciences in Washington. We are driving to connect an innovative workforce to our emerging and dynamic organizations committed to better health solutions.
Currently, there are over 100 life sciences positions posted in the WBBA online Career Center, all in Washington State. Visit the Career Center today to find your next job in the life sciences sector.
If your company has openings, WBBA's Career Center is the best resource for qualified candidates within the life science industry.
From the Laboratory to Leadership Program begins September 26
Your science is on the cutting edge. Are your people?
"From the Laboratory to Leadership" turns science-minded managers into capable business leaders. That means they'll get the core management skills they need to fully leverage your company's human capital.
In this four-day program, developed exclusively for managers in scientific fields, participants will learn how to ...
- Create productive teams in a challenging matrix-based team environment
- Clearly communicate goals and expectations resulting in a highly engaged and productive workforce
- Run effective meetings that drive results and minimize the time away from your employees highest payoff activities
- Resolve conflict and reduce stress through an increased understanding of personality and work styles
- Leverage limited resources to meet major milestones
- Delegate with confidence while better utilizing your resources and talent
- Conduct performance reviews and motivate employees through clear communication, employee development plans and the celebration of successes
The program includes company and industry relevant case studies, practical and engaging exercises, down-loadable support tools for each session, and a manual designed to personalize the training for each participant.
Add it all up, and From the Laboratory to Leadership brings out the best in your managers - which brings out the best performance from your company. Register today!
The HR Steering Committee
The steering committee consists of human resources professionals from WBBA member companies, and is responsible for planning three HR specific educational events for the year. This committee requests topic ideas from the HR Group as a whole. If you are interested in joining the HR Steering Committee, please contact Jennifer Olsen or Hien DeYoung to assist in planning the meetings for 2012.
WBBA HR Group on Linkedin
We have a dynamic social network via LinkedIn. This group is open for HR professionals at WBBA Core and Institution Member organizations, and offers life science HR professionals an opportunity to network, share ideas and exchange information about the challenges and issues encountered while working in the biotechnology, biomedical, med device, and related life sciences fields. Follow this link to connect with the WBBA HR Group on LinkedIn.
If you are interested in joining the WBBA Human Resources Group, and your company is a WBBA core or institution member, please contact Danah Abarr by emailing email@example.com.
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