LA JOLLA, Calif. — March 23, 2020 — Headquartered in La Jolla, California, The Leadership Edge, a life sciences organizational development company, just announced its plan to immediately transition one of its signature programs, From the Laboratory to Leadership, to online delivery in response to the Coronavirus. The program will be offered exclusively online as long as social distancing and working remotely is in place. During this time, the team is moving the popular program from a brick and mortar, group learning environment to a live webinar-based program while maintaining its relevant content, dynamic exercises and relationship building components.

From the Laboratory to Leadership is well known for its highly engaging and interactive style threaded with exercises that anchor the learning and enable graduates to apply skills assimilated well into the future. The new technology platform supports a dynamic and interactive experience and will feature a live presenter much like current face-to-face workshops. Participants can interact as a group and use virtual break out rooms for smaller group discussions.

“While the Strategic Plan we finalized in the fall includes expansion to include online learning and development as one modality in 2020, we immediately accelerated the plan to extend our programs to an online platform so we could help address concerns over the spread of COVID-19” said Gaylene Xanthopoulos, founder and president of The Leadership Edge. “At a time when physical separation is necessary and people are working from home, it can feel very isolating. Virtual learning can help maintain connections with colleagues, bridge the gap of isolation and support a healthy company culture. At the same time, our online programs support organizational needs for professional development and maximizing time away from the office. We care about the health of the people in the businesses we serve, and we’re driven to support the health of their businesses as well.”

The first online From the Laboratory to Leadership is scheduled to take place on March 23, 2020, in San Diego, followed by another program in San Francisco on March 26, 2020, and the team is rapidly working to transition all of their other programs to include an online format. The team moved quickly to speed implementation in a two week period with a focus on doing what they teach. Stay calm, develop a plan and get ahead of the challenge. Live programs will resume, alongside online options, once Coronavirus concerns are quelled.

To date the change in format has been met with appreciation and a 100% adoption rate from those enrolled, with no participants opting out of the program.

About The Leadership Edge

Launched in 1989, The Leadership Edge profoundly impacts the pace, performance and culture of the most innovative life science companies in the world. Working from the boardroom to the bench, they are the partner of choice to over 6,500 leaders in more than 600 companies. The group’s proven Assess, Guide, Develop, formula empowers an industry that is driving life changing therapies, diagnostics and devices to reach their goals faster, more cost effectively and safely. The Leadership Edge is driven by the possibility of a future where cures replace treatments, and the health of humanity thrives.

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