Two Day Pharmaceutical SOP Writing, Training and Compliance Online Course, October 25th-26th, 2021

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Dublin, Sept. 28, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "SOP Writing, Training and Compliance in the Pharmaceutical Industry" training has been added to's offering.

Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) are the basis for a large part of the day-to-day training that most pharmaceutical employees are required to perform. Still, it is not widely understood the extent of the commitments we make when we write an SOP or how the writing of the SOP can have a positive or negative impact on training or job performance.

For example, there is an expectation that procedures describe the most critical processes for product manufacturing and will be followed consistently, with few if any deviations. In this course you will learn the keys to writing effective SOPs, the vital connection between the documentation and training spheres, and how to maximize this connection to improve the quality of both SOPs and training.

To accomplish these goals, we will review regulatory agency expectations when an SOP is written, provide suggestions for uncovering the process in its entirety and describe it clearly and concisely, indicate how to break portions of the process(es) into logical chunks, and show how the SOP and the training program can work together harmoniously.

Understanding how the average employee is swamped with more work than they can manage, we will also provide tips for shortening this process and take advantage of tools that probably already exist in the systems that you use on a day-to-day basis. We will provide valuable insights and examples that reflect the extensive experience of the instructor in the documentation and training fields., and which can assist you in writing and implementing SOPs with maximum efficiency and effectiveness.

Learning Objectives:

  • To improve the writing of SOPs for more effective training and reduction of errors.

  • To understand the regulatory implications of what is written in an SOP

  • To learn the parameters of an effective SOP

  • To distinguish a well-written SOP from a poorly written one

  • To define processes better by effective interaction with the SOP process owner and/or author

  • To integrate the SOP effectively into the position curricula of employees

  • To explore the connection between SOPs and job performance, and measure retention of SOP content at the training stage

Areas Covered :

  • Regulatory requirements for SOPs

    • Using process excellence tools to create a robust process and procedure

    • What commitments you make when you put your process in writing

    • Keeping training in mind while writing procedures

    • Consequences of noncompliance

  • Define the parameters of an effective SOP

  • How your foundation keeps subsequent steps from going awry

  • Why poorly written procedures have a negative impact on production

  • What identifies a poorly written procedure

  • Compliance risks with ambiguity or excessive detail

  • Interact with the SOP process owner/author to improve the writing of procedures

  • Integrate the SOP effectively into the position curricula of employees

  • Relationship between SOPs and employees' training curricula

  • Why the training department needs to be in the loop at the start of the SOP development process

  • Retention of the content at the training stage

  • The implications of good training for successful SOP execution

  • Perform an ongoing assessment of knowledge retention of SOPs for continuous improvement

  • Review of learning objectives

Key Topics Covered:

Day 01 (9:00 AM - 4:30 PM PDT) 09.00 AM - 10.00 AM:

  • Seminar objectives review, expectations and scope.

  • Interview attendees re their specific responsibilities and needs

  • Agreement on focus

10.00 AM - 11.00 AM:

  • Regulatory requirements for SOPs

  • What commitments you make when you put your process in writing

  • Consequences of noncompliance

  • Review or knowledge check

11.00 AM - 12.00 PM:

  • Parameters of an effective SOP (scope, length, conciseness, responsibilities)

  • Distinguishing good SOPs from poor SOPs

  • Practice exercise

12.00 PM - 01.00 PM: Lunch01.00 PM - 02.00 PM:

  • Using process excellence tools to create a robust process and procedure

  • Brief process excellence exercise using areas of expertise in room

02.00 PM - 03.00 PM:

  • Pulling out the process from process owners and subject matter experts

  • Simulation of interview with stakeholders

  • Revision of procedures - avoiding pitfalls

  • Brief exercise to revise a process

03.00 PM - 04.00 PM:

  • Keeping training in mind while writing procedures

  • Simulation of a discussion between training and documentation

  • Attendee practice

04.00 PM - 04.30 PM:

  • Knowledge check for day

Day 02 (9:00 AM - 4:30 PM PDT)09.00 AM - 10.00 AM:

  • Seminar objectives review, expectations and scope.

  • Review of Day 1 topics, feedback and conclusions

10.00 AM - 11.00 AM:

  • Relationship between SOPs and training curricula

  • Basics of training curricula

  • Structuring courses and modules

  • Demo of creating a curriculum with existing SOPs

11.00 AM - 12.00 PM:

  • Exercise in creating training curricula with existing SOPs - breakout groups and flip charts

  • Group review

12.00 PM - 01.00 PM: Lunch01.00 PM - 02.00 PM:

  • Curriculum completion and qualification to perform tasks

  • Special circumstances of systems training roles and curricula

  • Demo and practice of evaluating qualification

02.00 PM - 03.00 PM:

  • Measurement of SOP and training effectiveness (e.g. knowledge assessment questions)

  • Tools in Learning Management Systems (LMSs)

  • How you as an SOP writer can access these tools

  • Exercise in evaluating training data

03.00 PM - 04.00 PM:

  • Course review

  • Questions and feedback

04.00 PM - 04.30 PM:

  • Knowledge assessment

For more information about this training visit

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