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Facilitation Skills for Clinical Research Team Members

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Course Description 

A facilitator can be defined as an individual whose job is to help manage a process of information exchange. Clinical research team members’ roles include facilitation; yet few clinical research professionals have ever received training on this critical skill set. 
Facilitation has systemic impacts on the success of projects that depend on efficient information exchange. A Sponsor/CRO and/or Research Site team member’s success as a facilitator can greatly impact the success of a clinical trial, from patient recruitment to final report submission processes. This course defines facilitation specifically within a clinical research setting with a focus on successful clinical trials, including compliance and performance improvement. The presentation is in a workshop format, providing application of facilitation tools presented.
 

Learning Objectives 

  • Describe the role of facilitation in clinical research 
  • Define facilitation: an essential soft skill for managing clinical research today 
  • Implement facilitation core practices 
  • Apply facilitation techniques in clinical trials for different stakeholder needs: research sites, sponsors/CROs 
  • Design project communication to support effective facilitation 
  • Develop research team members’ skills for facilitation 
Who Should Attend

  • Sponsor/CRO Team Leaders 
  • Research Site Team Leaders 
  • CRA Managers 
  • Research Site Managers 
  • Project Managers 
  • Investigators 
  • CRAs 
  • CRCs 
Instructor

The course will be led by one of the following instructors: 

Jackie Stader, C.O.T., C.C.R.C. 

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Course Outline 

Day 1: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 

  • Current State of Affairs Between Clinical Research Stakeholders: Key problem issues in the industry will be discussed relating to the current approach’s successes and failures; a collection of success factors will be assessed for common themes; effective facilitation will be noted as one of the key leadership qualities of those successes and missing in many of the failures 
  • Facilitation: Definition of core terms and concepts; applying definitions to industry positive and negative examples 
  • Facilitation Core Practices: Facilitation core practices will be applied to specific issues in clinical trials for different stakeholders; examples include recruitment, compliance, etc. Interactive exercises allow participants to identify effective and ineffective practices in facilitation 
  • Core Practice Application: In Facilitation core practices applied to specific issues in clinical trials for different stakeholder; recruitment, compliance, and more. Interactive exercises applied so that the participants work to identify effective and ineffective practices in facilitation 
  • Facilitation Practice Tools: Many of the dozens of tools to support effective facilitation will be presented and applied in break-out sessions; ranking the value of the tools in certain settings will be accomplished 
  • Designing Project Communication to Support Effective Facilitation: Cross stakeholder application of core practices and tools within current best practices, including pre-study to termination activities 
  • Developing Research Team Members’ Skills for Facilitation: The multiple tools supplied in the course will be applied throughout for different roles in both sponsor, and site teams 

Interactive Activities 

  • Current Facilitator Level Self-Assessment 
  • Force Field Analysis 
  • Facilitator Core Practices Observation Sheet 

 

Registration Fees

Registration fees include assorted breakfast items that will be available each day ½ hour prior to the start of the seminar. Also included is a Networking Lunch that will be served each training day. 

Special rates are available for multiple attendees from the same organization.  Contact Melissa Dolen at 781-972-5418 to discuss your options and take advantage of the savings. 

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Accreditation Information

ACPE LogoBarnett International is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.  Participants will receive 7 hours (0.7 CEUs) of continuing education credit for full participation, including the completion of a pre-test, post-test and program evaluation.  Barnett International will mail ACPE statements within three weeks of program completion.  ACPE# 0778-0000-12-089-L01-P. Released: 11/12. 

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