September 12, 2018

PMinLS Networking Event, October 25, 2018

Action for Results, Inc. is once again sponsoring and participating in the annual PMinLS Networking Event taking place on October 25, 2018 in Mundelein, IL. Project Management in Life Sciences (PMinLS) is a networking organization focused on the pharmaceutical, medical device and biotech world of project management.  This event features an afternoon of workshops along with an evening fundraiser for Cures Within Reach.

Our CEO, Tarja Huuskonen, will also be running a structured networking session after the afternoon workshops, "PMinLS Fearless Networkers."  This will be a guided tour through the networking process: you'll learn how to build relationships, connect with authenticity, and experiment with approaches in a safe environment.

For details of the event, visit the PMinLS website. PMinLS

August 22, 2017

PMinLS Networking Event, October 5, 2017

Action for Results, Inc. is thrilled to be one of the sponsors of the upcoming PMinLS Networking Event on October 5, 2017 in Mundelein, IL. Project Management in Life Sciences (PMinLS) is a networking organization focused on the pharmaceutical, medical device and biotech world of project management. Their October event features four workshops designed specifically to help attendees apply project management methods, practices, and strategies in the life sciences environment. Full and half day registration is available.

In addition to being a sponsor, AfR's CEO, Tarja Huuskonen, will be one of the speakers. Her workshop, Stakeholders as Allies: Engaging for Success, will provide you with the tools and strategies you need to build meaningful stakeholder relationships that ensure project success. Tarja is a dynamic, knowledgeable speaker whose workshops are always energetic, interactive and informative. We would love to see you at Tarja's workshop or at our sponsor table, where we'll be featuring AfR's new eLearning course, Project Management for Medical Device Developers.

For a full description of Tarja's workshop and other details of the networking event, visit the PMinLS website. PMinLS

June 12, 2017

Join Our Team!

Action for Results, Inc. is growing! We're currently seeking part-time passionate professionals with a consultant mindset and strong track record of reliable delivery. These are contractor positions requiring the unique ability to work independently with the right initiative and leadership to drive projects/assignments to successful outcomes, without day to day oversight. For the right candidate, there is potential for eventual full-time assignment.

If you have extensive Life Science experience, are immediately available and able to travel without restrictions, we'd love to hear from you! More

January 20, 2016

Article: Gaining Value from Device Platforms

Most of us in the life science business are familiar with the value that drug-delivery platforms can bring. “Design once, use many times” is the common way that the value of platforms is described - and for the device manufacturer that definition is right on target. But you have to ask "what's the value that the pharma company is getting from the platform?" More

January 14, 2016

Leading Scientists Effectively: AfR CEO to Participate in PMinLS Panel on January 29

Action for Results, Inc. CEO, Tarja (Mottram) Huuskonen, will be participating in a panel discussion at the year’s first meeting of the Project Management in Life Science (PMinLS) group, taking place on January 29, 2016 in Lake Forest, IL. Tarja first met the PMLS audience last year, when this Greater Chicago area professional organization was just starting out. Since then the PMinLS organization has grown its membership as it continues to focus on topics that are chosen and prioritized by the members.

One of those topics is how to effectively bridge the communication and cultural differences between scientists and project managers, to build effective collaboration and accountability for execution. This can be particularly challenging depending on the type of project and individual backgrounds and expectations.

Among the key questions to be explored during the panel discussion are:

  • What are the foundational factors that can make or break the collaboration?
  • How does the PM establish their credibility and appropriate authority in the scientific community?


To register for the meeting or to find our more about PMinLS, visit their website at

PMinLS is a group of individual volunteers, working in pharma, medical device, and/or biotech world. PMinLS provides an environment to expand and strengthen project management capabilities in the Northern Illinois area.

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