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Thursday, June 17 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm
#515 OD: Should I be Nice or be Productive? Are These Two Things Mutually Exclusive? Or Can Values and Communication Aid How We Collaborate?

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Component Type: Session
Level: Intermediate

This session will discuss how civility and productivity are not mutually exclusive and how it allows for collaboration.

Learning Objectives

Recognize the day-to-day challenges that are faced in a global, virtual work atmosphere; Identify the impact to their personal and organizational relationships; Demonstrate impactful, cost-effective methods to elevate your communications and stakeholder engagement.


Brian Egan, MA


Busting the Myth that Nice People Finish Last: A Revisit of the Golden Rule
Brian Egan, MA

Benefits of Promoting Civility Within the Workplace
Cecilia Almeida, JD

Is Niceness a Liability?
John Z. Sun, PhD, MBA, PMP

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Brian Egan

Senior Manager, Communications and Engagement, TransCelerate BioPharma Inc., United States
Brian currently manages communication and engagement efforts for TransCelerate membership, including leadership from 20 pharmaceutical companies. With a focus on raising awareness of solutions globally, Brian oversees the activities of a member network that spans more than 30 countries... Read More →
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Cecilia Almeida

Regulatory Counsel, DMPD, Office of Medical Policy, CDER, FDA, United States
Cecilia holds a Certificate of International Law from Loyola University New Orleans College of Law. She has been with FDA since 2017, where she began at the Center for Tobacco Products before switching to the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research in early 2020. Prior to her work... Read More →
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John Sun

Global Program Lead, Clinical Technology and Innovation, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, United States
John is a Global Program Lead at Novartis, and had served as Global Analytics Project Manager and Global Program Team Director in different franchises. Before Novartis, he held positions at Whitehall-Robins, Kos Pharmaceuticals, Schering-Plough, and Sanofi-Aventis. John has actively... Read More →

Thursday June 17, 2021 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT
TBD Virtual Event Horsham, PA 19044
  13: ProfDevelopment, Session |   20: Early Access Content, Session