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Tuesday, June 16 • 9:30am - 10:30am
#213 L: Project Management in Times of Crisis

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Component Type: Session
Level: Basic
CE: ACPE 1.00 Knowledge UAN: 0286-0000-20-560-L04-P; CME 1.00; IACET 1.00; PDU 1.00 PMI 2166GGYON6; RN 1.00

Project Management professionals can play an instrumental role in crisis management situations. PM roles have vast intra-organizational networks, an understanding of how the divisions/departments of an organization are connected and a keen understanding of the overall integrated business processes and regulations.

Learning Objectives

Describe how technical project management skills, leadership presence, and communication skills seen in PM professionals can guide an organization to understanding business impact and contribute to sound decision making; Discuss key topics: trust building, internal and external communications,integrated planning, scenario building and assessments, best practices for working in crisis management teams.


Elizabeth Somers, MS


Project Management in Times of Crisis
Claire Blanchette, PMP

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Elizabeth Somers

Executive Director of Infectious Disease, Global Project and Alliance Management, Merck Sharp & Dohme LLC, United States
Liz is an Executive Director of Infectious Diseases in Global Project and Alliance Management at Merck. In addition to accountability for the ID TA, she manages a team focused on Discovery projects including complex collaborations which leverages her experience managing complex cross... Read More →
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Claire Blanchette

Vice President, Program Management - Oncogenic Signaling, Bayer
Claire Blanchette is a Vice President in Program Management at Bayer. Claire currently manages a group of Program Leaders and Program Managers in the Oncology Strategic Business Unit. She has also been acting as a Program Leader in various drug development programs teams since 2011... Read More →

Tuesday June 16, 2020 9:30am - 10:30am EDT
TBD Virtual Event Horsham, PA 19044
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