TechOps Leadership Accelerator

3-day immersive leadership summit designed to accelerate the development of next-gen biotech manufacturing executives.



Who should attend?

The Accelerator is open to leaders across biotech manufacturing. It’s particularly suited to:

  • TechOps vice presidents
  • Plant managers
  • Those with global and cross-functional leadership responsibilities

You’ll get the most from the Accelerator if you’re on track to become the Global Head of Manufacturing or a senior vice president within five years.

Pharmaceutical operations faces a leadership challenge. Executives rise to the top thanks to their technical expertise, but they rarely get the formal leadership training required to be great leaders.

With the specific needs of the industry, there’s no doubt technical expertise is vital to great executives, but talented individuals need support to learn how to be effective leaders.

That’s why we’ve developed the TechOps Leadership Accelerator, a highly customized leadership summit designed to accelerate the development of next-gen biotech manufacturing executives.



Led by a faculty of world-class industry leaders

Laurent Rossi

Laurent Rossi

Former Chief Executive Officer, Alpine (F1) and Google Executive

Philippe Luscan

Philippe Luscan

Former Executive Vice President Strategic Projects, Sanofi

Alison Moore

Alison Moore, PhD

Former Chief Technical Officer and EVP, Operations,
Allogene Therapeutics

Juan Andres

Juan Andres

Former Chief Technical Operations & Quality Officer, Moderna

Mike McDermott

Mike McDermott

Executive VP, 
Chief Global Supply Officer, Pfizer


Alongside top academic leadership experts

Tony O Driscoll

Tony O’Driscoll

Faculty, Duke University Fuqua School of Business 

David Lange

David Lange

Partner, Russell Reynolds

Jason Weiss

Jason Weiss

Leadership Coach, Weiss Consulting

Thurman Webb

Thurman Webb

Executive Coach, The Energy Project

Dean Stamoulis

Dean Stamoulis

Partner, Russell Reynolds




Program Content

Leadership Insights
Executive Assessment & Online 360
Intensive Development Planning

Strategy & Disruption
Trends & Disruption
Strategy & Innovation

Influence at Scale
Inspirational Communication
Stakeholder Management

Sustainable Leadership
Leading with Purpose
Resilience & Wellbeing

TechOps Specific

Assessment and development for the TechOps executive to generate transformative leadership insights

Expert Advisory

Best in class subject matter experts provide business insight and a breadth perspectives

In Context

Address real business challenges with exposure to new processes, structures, and frameworks

Elite Peer Network

Cadre of peers creates an inclusive, supportive, and challenging external network



How we’ll help you develop as a leader

The TechOps Leadership Accelerator will guide you through five modules designed to broaden knowledge and develop new leadership skills through customized content and concrete application.


TechOps Leadership Accelerator



Prior to attending the program, attendees will undergo a Leadership Assessment to help better understand themselves – what got them where they are today and what the challenges on the horizon will require of them. They will explore the unique skills, capabilities, and attributes they possess, as well as ant development opportunities or gaps to be addressed. Leaders will also receive robust 360 feedback from a broad group of stakeholders. Supported by experienced RRA Advisors, leaders will translate their assessment insights into a concrete Leadership Dashboard to serve as a development roadmap for the year ahead.


Module 1: Trends and Disruption

Successful leaders have a dynamic understanding of the global macrotrends impacting their business and the world at large and knowhow to translate those into tangible actions to drive transformative change and performance. Participants will examine different sources of disruption, identifying opportunities to capitalize on and threats to mitigate.


Module 2: Stakeholder Management

In this session, we will explore the complex external environment and the competing demands of a diverse ecosystem of direct and indirect stakeholders. We will enable Technical Operations Leaders to elevate their voices to better communicate priorities and concerns, both in the short and long-term.


Module 3: Influence and Inspiration

The ability to communicate effectively positions leaders to engage customers, and teams garner commitment and support, and build trust. This module is designed, through practice and feedback, to help leaders craft compelling, succinct, and purpose-driven messages that are appropriate for their audience.


Module 4: Leadership Resilience

Sustaining high performance will requires resilience, supported by strategies that sustain personal and professional commitments. Participants define what resilience means to them, identify the resources at their disposal, and choose the specific habits they wish to form to sustain their leadership, personally and professionally, over the long term.


Module 5: Authentic Leadership

Authentic Leadership requires intentionality and congruence in what you say, do, measure, and prioritize. When there is alignment in those facets of your leadership, you create clarity for those you lead.  In this module, leaders revisit their Leadership Dashboard and reflect on their assessment feedback.  They consider their purpose and values alongside that of their organization.



Leaders will reconnect with a peer group from the program to support the application of learning and insights to concrete business challenges.  Leaders will also have the opportunity for a follow-up coaching session with their RRA Advisor to continue to build out and refine their Leadership Dashboard.


Dates and Location

June 11-13, 2024 | Wythe Hotel, Brooklyn, NY



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