Master Class: Biopharma Innovation Leadership


In this lively, 1-day interactive workshop plus follow-up coaching, you will learn a new structure for your R&D programs to deliver innovation value to patients, payers, and investors.

In order to achieve these results in your own projects, you will practice a new leadership approach to overcome the deep-rooted organizational dysfunctions that bedevil biopharma.

What you will get from the Master Class

  • Analysis of your specific scientific and business challenges.
  • 1-day intensive case-based workshop with colleagues from cutting-edge companies on how to put new concepts into action.
  • Customized plan to improve the innovation capabilities of your own group.
  • Up to 3 months of individual teleconference coaching sessions to implement new practices in your programs.


Transformative Learning

"I have been fortunate to have worked with Merle for 10 years now, starting with courses on leadership and decision making.  The last class I took was the Master Class, an amazing opportunity in a very small setting that broadened and honed my skill set immensely. 

"Merle has given me the gift of awareness, without which my journey through life would not be as rich as it is today.   Take the Master Class and it will open doors to insights that you did not know could open.  It will enrich your life as it did mine."

- Liz Bloss, DVM, Senior Director, Global Regulatory Affairs, Esperion Therapeutics

“Before learning these tools, I never saw beyond the limits of my scientific specialty.  I’m now able to lead truly strategic efforts by engaging people from across the R&D world. I could never have done it without Merle!” 

- Rachael Alford, PhD, Vice President, Global Product Development, Alexion Pharmaceuticals

“Merle Kummer not only has considerable expertise in delivering biopharma innovation, she also connects people and ideas with skill. I’ve seen her weave together groups from different corners of the life science world to generate creative new ideas. She has a unique flair for engaging disparate stakeholders in new ways of thinking.” 

- Kenneth I Kaitin, PhD. Professor and Director, Tufts Center for the Study of Drug Development

For more information, please contact program leader Merle Kummer at or (617) 489-9964.

  • When

  • Wednesday, October 25, 2017
    8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    Eastern Time

  • Where

  • Kummer Consulting LLC
    375 Arlington Street
    Watertown, Massachusetts 02472
    (617) 489-9964

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