Whereas once regulatory professionals may have been regarded as focused narrowly on submission or compliance activities, today they are increasingly being called upon to take on key business and strategic roles in their organizations.
Rockville, MD, USA (Vocus/PRWEB) February 15, 2011
The Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society (RAPS) is currently seeking applicants for its new 2011–2012 Rising Leaders Program aimed at developing leadership skills, business acumen and commitment to the regulatory profession among select, high-potential regulatory professionals. The Rising Leaders Program was initiated by the RAPS Board of Directors as a way to address the critical need to cultivate and develop a new cadre of tomorrow’s regulatory leaders.
“The regulatory profession is growing and changing rapidly along with the overall global healthcare industry,” said RAPS Executive Director Sherry Keramidas, PhD, CAE. “Whereas once regulatory professionals may have been regarded as focused narrowly on submission or compliance activities, today they are increasingly being called upon to take on key business and strategic roles in their organizations. As the premier global association for the regulatory profession, RAPS is committed to identifying and nurturing these rising leaders.”
The year-long Rising Leaders Program includes a variety of professional development opportunities. Participants will attend RAPS Horizons: Regulatory and Beyond; a one-week RAPS Executive Development Program at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University; and monthly virtual leadership forums and activities. They also will complete a leadership development project carried out with the assistance of RAPS staff and volunteers and participate in 2011 RAPS: The Regulatory Convergence, RAPS’ annual conference, which will take place in Indianapolis, 22–26 October.
Participants will be chosen based on recommendations and references, commitment to the program, employer support, and written responses to questions about leadership and their regulatory careers. Completed applications must be received by 1 March 2011. For more information, visit http://www.raps.org/education-amp-training/rising-leaders-program.aspx.
The Regulatory Affairs Professionals Society (RAPS) is an international membership organization of regulatory professionals in the rapidly growing medical device, pharmaceutical and biotechnology sectors. Regulatory professionals play vital roles in making better healthcare products possible. They work throughout the healthcare product lifecycle, ensuring these products are safe and effective, while driving organizational strategy and sound decision-making. RAPS supports these individuals and the regulatory profession by providing education and training, Regulatory Affairs Certification (RAC), professional standards, research, knowledge-sharing, publications, networking, career development opportunities and other valuable resources; and is committed to helping its members continually develop the knowledge and skills they need to excel. RAPS is headquartered near Washington, DC, with offices in Brussels and Tokyo. http://www.RAPS.org