Learning & Development

InstructorOne of AfR’s primary values is to help our clients find their own power by being the primary implementers of change in their organization. We facilitate, guide and advise – and we also provide the skills, knowledge and tools to ensure that we leave behind self-sufficiency and increased capability when our work is completed.

Basic project management, leadership and facilitation skills, risk management, PDP awareness, advanced scheduling – these are just a few topics covered by our customized learning programs.


 Project Management

The AfR project management methodology and workshops are aligned with the Project Management Body of Knowledge® (PMBOK® / ANSI standard for Project Management). Our Life Sciences Project Management Methodology consistently addresses the level of complexity encountered in typical pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device projects.

AfR makes the connection between project management and the product development life cycle. Our project management learning solutions provide the knowledge, tools, practices and skills needed to create highly functional project managers and efficient project teams specifically for life science environments.

Leadership Skills

Recognizing that most projects break down in face of complicated organizational and human dynamics, we integrate project leadership into all of our consulting and training solutions, as well as provide workshops focused specifically on this area.  Our programs provide practical guidance and application techniques for managing across functions without direct authority, influencing, facilitation, stakeholder management, conflict resolution and more.

PDP Awareness and Implementation

Implementing a product development process (PDP) across an organization is a complex undertaking and it is vital that everyone affected by it receive appropriate training, customized based on their involvement. From executive briefings and awareness sessions to complete process immersion, AfR provides the necessary programs and workshops to establish understanding and build the necessary capabilities to ensure a successful implementation.

Delivery Methods

Our workshops and training programs are highly interactive and we encourage and expect participants to contribute to scenarios, simulations and discussions. We also recommend the use of real-life projects and leadership experiences so that participants can put their learning to immediate use in their current work.

In addition, because different environments have different needs, AfR offers onsite delivery of workshops as well as customized e-learning programs covering project management and product development topics.