Pre-Conference Professional Development Workshop Opportunities

Monday, September 24, 2018

Session 101
CA-AM (Certificate of Achievement - Alliance Management) Certification Exam Prep Workshop

Lynda McDermott, CA-AM | President | Equipro International

$1,099 ASAP Members
Note: Bundle price includes Certification Exam and a copy of The ASAP Handbook of Alliance Management: A Practitioner's Guide ($380 value)

Do you want to validate and strengthen your alliance management expertise? Increase your alliance IQ and plan to attend this workshop as it explores and reinforces key alliance concepts that are covered in the CA-AM exam.

The knowledge exchange in this interactive professional development workshop will be strengthened by robust group discussion and case scenario analyses. The workshop will provide access to models, tools, and proven best practices that can be rapidly applied into your daily activities creating operating efficiencies that aim to improve results. This course will address the following topics: Alliance Life Cycle Framework, Strategic Rationale and Readiness, Alliance Selection, Alliance Execution, Planning and Organizing Skills, and Management and Leadership Skills.

Each participant will receive The ASAP Handbook of Alliance Management: A Practitioner's Guide—considered "the bible of partnering practice." Also included in the workshop fee is the online exam. The CA-AM prep workshop is a requirement for becoming certified.

"CA-AM training and certification provides a common language and a common set of processes and tools." — Mary Jo Struttmann, CA-AM, Astellas

Session 102
Alliance Management 201: The Value of Alliance Management

$950 ASAP Members | $1,140 Non-Members

David Thompson, CSAP
Chief Alliance Officer
Eli Lilly and Company

Gary Butkus, CA-AM
Alliance Management Director
Eli Lilly and Company

This intermediate course builds on the basic concepts covered in Alliance Management 101: The Fundamentals of Alliance Management, and offers further exposure to experience and learnings from Eli Lilly and Company's Office of Alliance Management. This course is designed for individuals not new to the alliance management arena; alliance professionals in a position to influence contract design and metrics; individuals who are the sole alliance professionals at their organizations; and current leaders of their company's alliance management organization or those who desire to become a department leader.

David S. Thompson, chief alliance officer at Lilly, will share insights and learnings from Lilly's century of business alliance experience. This course will feature a business case about using contracts to predict where value inflection points will be, where inefficiencies may occur, and where risks exist. In addition, the course will share tools and techniques for measuring results and communicating value of alliance management efforts. Students who attend this course will have the opportunity to participate in a pre-session discussion and survey and will receive a set of battle-tested alliance management tools.