Assignment-Free Training – Cultivating a Training-Positive Mindset

Life Sciences, Pharmaceutical Regulation, Human Resources and Career Development,
  • Thursday, January 25, 2024

Discover this informative webinar delving into improved training outcomes by moving from a traditional compliance program to a learner-driven training culture. Better approaches are needed when managing the typical challenges of getting users to complete training on time, facing compliance risk and trying to scale with businesses.

The featured speakers will share how they developed a new program that cultivated a training-positive mindset. They will share how to:

  • Exceed training completions with self-enrollment and creative content
  • Establish training beyond compliance for professional growth
  • Leverage a comprehensive training and content solution to automate delivery and ensure inspection readiness
  • Create use cases for building a training program

Join this webinar to receive actionable recommendations and strategies to help improve training programs and outcomes.


Grace DaFonseca, Cerevel Therapeutics, LLC

Grace DaFonseca, JD, Quality Operations Manager, Cerevel Therapeutics, LLC

Grace DaFonseca currently leads global quality operations at Cerevel Therapeutics, where she is responsible for the administration and management of quality technology solutions, management of the company-wide training program and oversight of the deviation/quality events process. Before joining Cerevel, she received her JD in health and biomedical law from Suffolk Law School in Boston, MA.

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Mark Lafferty, Veeva Systems

Mark Lafferty, Director, eLearning Strategy, Veeva Systems

Mark Lafferty has spent the majority of his career building eLearning and training solutions for life science organizations. Starting as an Instructional Designer and working his way into management, Mark has drafted numerous courses for life science catalogs and designed technology solutions for delivering, evaluating and managing online training. As Director, Mark is responsible for the product strategy and market-facing operations of LearnGxP in the US.

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Elizabeth Burger, Veeva Systems

Elizabeth Burger, Senior Manager, Training Strategy, Veeva Systems

Elizabeth Burger is currently a Senior Manager on the training strategy team at Veeva, where she is responsible for growing the market for vault training and supporting customers’ ongoing success. In addition, she provides business and product guidance for new or enhanced features and functionality and drives the messaging for customer adoption. Before joining Veeva, Elizabeth spent time at UL ComplianceWire on the professional services team and has experience in the industry at different life science organizations.

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Who Should Attend?

This webinar will appeal to owners of quality operations, GxP training processes, content creation and delivery to ensure compliance.

What You Will Learn

Attendees will gain insights into:

  • Recommendations for improving learning and development (L&D) and quality culture
  • How to shift from mandatory push training to self-enrollment
  • Training strategies to ensure readiness for inspection
  • Lessons learned during the training transformation process

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Veeva is the global leader in cloud software for the life sciences industry. Committed to innovation, product excellence, and customer success, Veeva serves more than 1,000 customers, ranging from the world’s largest biopharmaceutical companies to emerging biotechs. As a Public Benefit Corporation, Veeva is committed to balancing the interests of all stakeholders, including customers, employees, shareholders, and the industries it serves. For more information, visit

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