Short Course

Developing Gravitas in Pharmacovigilance

A masterclass in maximising your leadership potential: improving your presence and impact at work


30 July 2024


Drug Safety Research Unit, Bursledon Hall, Blundell Lane, Southampton, SO31 1AA.

Course Overview

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The DSRU has expanded the scope of its education and training to include a panel of self-development courses on aspects of management, leadership, personal development and impact, specifically tailored to support staff working in pharmacovigilance and related areas.

Join us at the first of our new self-development courses on developing gravitas in pharmacovigilance. This new one day training course is specifically tailored towards those working in pharmacovigilance or related fields and is delivered in collaboration with The Gravitas Programme.

Gravitas is a crucial skill for business success, enabling leaders to communicate, network and lead in a better way. Building gravitas enables leaders to communicate with confidence, increase their personal visibility and handle challenging situations more effectively. In a competitive environment, people who know how to access their personal gravitas build stronger relationships and get better results from stakeholders and teams.

The Gravitas Masterclass presents a unique, results-proven methodology designed by gravitas expert, Antoinette Dale Henderson, and based on extensive research with global leaders. As part of the course, you will explore the six key ingredients to gravitas and apply simple techniques to develop this powerful business skill. You will identify and address any issues that obstruct your personal growth and impact in the work environment.

Places are strictly limited to ensure the interactive quality of this event.




Our courses are recognised by PharmaTrain.

Please note, the course dates and programme may be subject to change.
This course will only proceed when a minimum number of participants is met. Should this number not be reached, the registered participants will be notified at least three weeks prior to the course.

Who should attend

This course is aimed at:

  • Staff working in pharmacovigilance or related fields in the pharma industry, regulatory agencies or academia or those working independently

How our courses work

  • A combination of lectures and interactive workshops
  • Network with other delegates and speakers
  • Use this course as part of your Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
  • Refreshments and lunch provided

Aims of the course

Objectives include:

  • Explore and apply techniques to communicate with credibility, both formally and informally
  • Identify and apply strategies to increase personal impact and influence
  • Develop skills to handle challenging conversations effectively and ensure your voice is heard

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this course delegates should be able to:

  • Have increased awareness of and confidence in their expertise and value as a leader within their role and scope of work
  • Be able to articulate their vision and communicate views with conviction and authority
  • Know how to increase their visibility as a leader in their field
  • Have practiced strategies for ensuring their voice gets heard
  • Understand how to make subtle, yet powerful changes to body language for greater influence

Key topics

The Masterclass will be based on the Gravitas Model and tailored to the requirements of the people in the room, whether employed within the pharmaceutical industry or working independently. It will include a tailored blend of the following:

  • Why is gravitas important in your role?
  • Challenges of being respected and standing your ground in a fast paced and constantly evolving industry
  • Maximising your leadership potential
  • Understanding yourself, assessing your strengths, your impact on others and how to maximise your influence
  • Honing your expertise: the building block for commanding respect
  • Building an authentic brand and knowing how to communicate it
  • Increasing your presence: posture, body language, voice
  • Building connection and rapport
  • Assertive communication: powerful, precise and concise
  • Techniques for handling challenging conversations

Speaker Bio

Antoinette Dale Henderson:

Antoinette is an international keynote speaker and executive coach with over 25 years’ experience in leadership communications, including 16 years holding senior positions at the world’s top PR consultancies. She’s author of two highly acclaimed books: Leading with Gravitas and Power Up and her TEDx is entitled Gender Equality: The New Power Dynamic. She specialises in delivering strategically-driven, bespoke leadership programmes, proven to make a powerful difference to executives, boards and top teams in the UK and internationally, and her proprietary Gravitas® Programme has empowered thousands of leaders to navigate change with credibility and confidence for over a decade.

Our fees

Please note, VAT is only applicable for delegates based in the UK.

Cost Per Delegate:

  • Standard

    £495 + VAT

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