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2014 Drug Discovery Series

EVENT DATES: Last Thursday in every month.

Professional Growth Channel

Learn about the drug discovery process from A to Z!

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Exclusive Access to Experts from the ACS National Meeting

EVENT DATE: Monday, March 17 – Tuesday, 18, 2014

Professional Growth Channel

Join us for a series of special interactive broadcasts with chemistry’s most respected names as well as it’s up and coming stars.

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Detecting Bioterrorism: Is Chemistry Enough?

EVENT DATE: Thursday, March 13, 2014

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Join Dr. Kristin Omberg for a conservation on how chemists are developing early detection systems.

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2014 Drug Discovery Series

EVENT DATES: Last Thursday in every month.

Professional Growth Channel

Learn about the drug discovery process from A to Z!

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Top 10 Tips to Publish Your Research Work in English Language Journals

EVENT DATE: Thursday January 23, 2014

Professional Growth Channel

Learn how to prepare a stronger submission for publication.

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No Mentor Available? Mentor Yourself!

EVENT DATE: Thursday November 14, 2013

Professional Growth Channel

Join Dr. Saundra Yancy McGuire in part two in our series that will help shape your future career.

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Getting the Most out of Your Mentoring Relationships

EVENT DATE: Thursday November 7, 2013

Professional Growth Channel

Join Dr. Donna Dean in part one in our series that will help shape your future career.

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Writing Winning Proposals-Heilmeier Catechism

EVENT DATE: Thursday August 08, 2013

Professional Growth Channel

Join Celia Elliott as she returns to share the the 9 points that every research proposal should cover.

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The Transition from Graduation to a Career in Industry

EVENT DATE: May 23, 2013

Careers Channel

Join us to find out how to make the jump from college to your career.

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ACS Webinars, Live from New Orleans!

Event Date: April 8 & 9, 2013

ACS Webinars is hitting the road this April to broadcast some of the excitement LIVE from the ACS National Meeting straight to your computer.

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ACS Webinars, Live from New Orleans!

Event Date: April 8 & 9, 2013

ACS Webinars is hitting the road this April to broadcast some of the excitement LIVE from the ACS National Meeting straight to your computer.

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From Lab Hoods to Front Lines: Chemists at U.S. Customs and Border Protection

EVENT DATE: April 4, 2013

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Join Chris Mocella as he explains how chemists are working to keep this country safe.

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Formula for Financial Stability in An Uncertain Time

EVENT DATE: Thursday, February 7, 2013

Professional Growth Channel
Lean what you can do today that will secure your finances for your future!

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Ignorance: Why Science Shouldn’t Start with a Hypothesis

EVENT DATE: January, 24, 2013

Joy of Science Channel: Extreme Chemistry Series

Join Dr. Stuart Firestein as he explains how approaching research in a new way can lead to amazing results.

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Alternative Careers: From the Lab Bench to the Kitchen Bench

EVENT DATE: January 17, 2013

Careers Channel

Join Bill Courtney as he shares how he used his knowledge of chemistry to start his own restaurant!

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More Tips from the Trenches: Successful Project Summaries

EVENT DATE: Thursday October 11, 2012

Professional Growth Channel
Celia Elliott is returning to share the secrets of writing a winning project summary.

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ACS Live from Philly – Your Ticket to a Front Row Seat

EVENT DATES: August 19 – 21, 2012

Careers Channel

View Inspirational EVENTS delivered LIVE to you – from ACS National Meeting in Philadelphia

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Off-The-Bench Career Options for Chemists – It’s Possible!

EVENT DATE: August 21, 2012 (10:30 – 11:30 AM ET)

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Learn about exciting non-traditional career paths in chemistry from Robert Koch and Michael Bigwood.

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The Introverts (and Shy Guys and Gals) Guide to Success in Science and Leadership

EVENT DATE: August 20, 2012 (3:00 – 4:00 PM ET)

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Join Judith Giordan as she shares learned techniques to triumph from a shy scientist to an executive and entrepreneur in this special broadcast live from Philly!

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Covert Job Searching While Still Employed: Tips and Tricks

EVENT DATE: August 19, 2012 (3:00 – 4:00 PM ET)

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Join Deborah Smith and pick up tips and tricks on how to make your next career move – Live from Philly.

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Contracts and Insurance: Protect Your Consulting Business from Legal Liability

EVENT DATE: August 16, 2012

Business & Innovation Channel

Learn about Contracts, Insurance and how to limit your liability

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Creating Successful Research Proposals: Tips from the Trenches

EVENT DATE: Thursday May 24, 2012

Professional Growth Channel

“What? You have the best research idea in the world but can’t get a grant?”

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Tips for Creating High Impact Scientific Poster Presentations

EVENT DATE: Tuesday March 6, 2012

Do you know that over 7000 posters are presented at ACS National Meetings each year? How can you make your poster stand out amongst the crowd? Join our experts as they share tips and strategies that can help get your poster noticed!

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Write Well and Prosper – Science Writing Tips

EVENT DATE: Thursday February 2, 2012

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As a scientist, technical writing skills are vital at any career stage and polishing those skills will heighten the level of your work!

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Advancing Your Career as a Woman in the Pharmaceutical/Chemical Industry

EVENT DATE: Thursday November 10, 2011.

Professional Growth: Diversity Series

The pharmaceutical industry has recognized that hiring women of a diverse culture provides a great advantage. Join our speaker, Anabella Villalobos as she shares her experience being a woman in the pharmaceutical/chemical industry.

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Diversity – A Cornucopia of People, Experiences, and Relationships

ACS Webinars Diversity Series

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Archived (on-demand) Recordings:

  • January 27, 2011 –  Do Business Skills and Chemistry Skills have to be Like Oil and Water?
  • April 7, 2011 — Optimizing the Workplace Across Five Generations of Scientists – Challenges and Rewards

 

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Diversity – A Cornucopia of People, Experiences, and Relationships

ACS Webinars Diversity Series

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Join ….. as we share in the differing experiences of others and enjoy the flavor it brings to our lives.

Click on a date to Register!

 

(Join LIVE to maximize your Q&A opportunity with the experts. ACS Webinars recordings will be available one week after the event. Click on the date to access recordings)

Archived (on-demand) Recordings:

  • January 27, 2011 –  Do Business Skills and Chemistry Skills have to be Like Oil and Water?
  • April 7, 2011 — Optimizing the Workplace Across Five Generations of Scientists – Challenges and Rewards

 

About Your Anchor

 

 

The Fine Print

ACS Webinars™ does not endorse any products or services. The views expressed in these presentations are those of the presenters and do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of the ACS.

Success, Bottlenecks, and the Future of Antimicrobial Drug Discovery

EVENT DATE: Thursday, October 13, 2011
The medical community continues to warn the public of the desperate need for new antibiotics to control infectious diseases. All too frequently, patients die of infections that current antibiotics are unable to control. The Infectious Disease Society of America is challenging the scientific community, policy makers and regulatory agencies to work together to “create a sustainable antibiotic R&D infrastructure” to identify ten new systemic antibiotics by 2020. How difficult will this be? What are the key hurdles? What efforts are on-going to speed the process of discovering and developing new antibiotics, and will any of these changes impact the discovery and development of drugs in other therapeutic areas? Join our speaker, Molly Schmid in a discussion that crosses science with policy!

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How Chemists Should Evaluate Their Insurance Benefits – Don’t Only Rely on your Employer

EVENT DATE: September 22, 2011
We do not like to think of catastrophic situations. But just like you have been trained to plan experiments that can go awray, when was the last time you planned your finacial coverage? Company-paid life insurance can be a benefit, but even the most liberal policies include limitations, exclusions and reductions. Take an hour to learn how to plan and protect you and your family so that they’ll be safe financially. You’ll be glad you planned for this!

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Going Green in the Chemistry Teaching Laboratory

EVENT DATE: September 8, 2011
Yes, we can (go green in teaching labs)! Conversion to a green curriculum offers numerous educational benefits. Ample materials are available to support wholesale replacement of traditional laboratory curricula with green alternatives. National and international networks of teachers experienced in such curricular reform are also standing by to support you in your efforts. Want to know how? Our speaker, Ken Doxsee, will guide you, and will even provide you with compelling arguments (like saving $$) useful when facing the increasingly rare green skeptic.

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Seven Highly Effective Marketing Techniques for Chemical Consultants

EVENT DATE: Thursday, August 4, 2011.
Chemical Consulting is no easy business, but the personal and professional rewards that accompany successful and well-received consulting are worth the effort it takes to succeed in the industry. Join Dr. Marc Halpern, founder and president of PTC Organics, as he takes us on a tour of the ins and outs of successful chemical consulting. Learn the strategies and marketing techniques that will let your consulting business stand out in the crowd.

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Publishing Your Scientific Research: A Chat with the Editors

EVENT DATE: July 14, 2011
For a scientist, publishing in a peer reviewed journal is the means to communicate your research and gain acknowledgement for your work. In academia the old refrain, “publish or perish” is often heard. But how do you catch the eye of professional journal editors for your work? What does it take to get published in highly regarded journals? Join our speakers, Dr. Cynthia Burrows, Sr. Editor with Journal of Organic Chemistry, and Dr. George Schatz, Editor in Chief with Journal of Physical Chemistry, as they share strategies to improve your chances of getting published!

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Fostering Innovation

EVENT DATE: Thursday, June 23, 2011.
Challenged to come up with new ideas and solutions? We have all heard it – innovate or die. However, innovation can be either a positive or negative force depending how it’s managed. It is important to know the different stages of the innovation process and the various styles. Join Dr. Frankie Wood-Black, a Senior Air Consultant with Trihydro, as she shares the proven innovation processes and styles that can help you successfully foster innovation!

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Engaging Colleagues in Dialogue

EVENT DATE: Tuesday, June 21, 2011.
Have you ever found a project to go awry only to learn that miscommunication was the cause? Good communication skills can make all the difference in your success as a leader. This webinar will help you improve your one-to-one communication skills from both sides of the communication exchange – as sender and receiver. Join our speaker as she show you how to assess your own communication skills through conversations with colleagues.

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Wow Your Crowd: Presenting Online with Power

EVENT DATE: Thursday June 9, 2011.
To succeed as a scientist, you need to present your results convincingly. You may be familiar with traditional strategies for effective in-person presentations, but do you know how to dazzle your audience ONLINE? As technology and interest in the online presentation space continue to expand, so will expectations that you know how to present online with power. In fact, you may be likely to give as many online presentations throughout your career as in-person. Are you ready? Join our speaker, Jeff Hiller, a dynamic online presentation coach, as he demonstrates how to plan and execute an exciting online presentation that gets results!

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Creative Problem Solving in Chemical Research

EVENT DATE: Thursday May 5, 2011.
Chemists are expected to be problem solvers! Such problems might involve obtaining new research ideas, improving processes and production in industry, or dealing with problems that arise during research. Too often, we apply a random process or follow the same way – and receive poor results. Great problem solving requires creativity. Join our speaker, Dr. Bill Mattson, who has successfully trained many chemists to be creative problem solvers, as he engages you in an interactive presentation focused on providing insights that will strengthen and improve your creative thinking abilities. Be the Creative Chemist you can be!

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Ten Commandments for Being a Successful Scientist

EVENT DATE: Tuesday, May 3, 2011.
Some believe the successful were simply “lucky,” but what is luck? Luck, some define, is when preparation meets opportunity. And many weary scientists have wondered how to find that opportunity. Look no further – join ACS Webinars™ and our speaker, Professor Darren Griffin, of the University of Kent, UK, as he reveals ten essential keys to proactively create that opportunity and define your scientific success!

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Me Too Drugs: R&D Innovations or Imitations?

EVENT DATE: Thursday, April 14, 2011
A “me too” drug is similar in chemical structure or has the same mechanism of action as the protype. According to the 2004 FDA report, only about one-third of the drug license application approvals over the preceding eight years were considered as ‘new’. What are the merits of these me too drugs? Is the pharmaceuticals industry providing enhanced therapeutic options or creating wasteful resources? Bring your ideas and join us to get your dose of me too analysis with speaker, Joe DiMasi, of Tufts University! Join us LIVE to have YOUR questions answered!

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Optimizing the Workplace Across Five Generations of Scientists

EVENT DATE: Thursday, April 7, 2011
Does the term ‘Cut and Paste’ make some of your co-workers reach for scissors and glue? To visualize molecules, do you use a ball-and-stick-kit or modeling software? In today’s workforce, most of us work closely with colleagues that span at least three, if not four generations and each generation has different assumptions about how the world works. The likelihood that we’ll misunderstand a co-worker’s behavior is high. Whether you’re a ‘Boomer’, ‘Millennial’ or from Generation X, Y, or Z join our speaker, Tamara Erickson, to learn practical approaches to positively leverage each generation’s values within your lab, business unit, or academic department. Join us LIVE to have YOUR questions answered!

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Advanced Chemistry of Beer and Brewing

EVENT DATE: Thursday, March 31, 2011.
Do you like your beer malty? Hoppy? Smooth? Light? Dark? With over 1,500 professional breweries and many dedicated home brewers, the United States takes the lead in producing this popular alcoholic beverage. Whether you’re a seasoned home brewer or just like to go “where everybody knows your name,” you don’t want to miss Dr. Charlie Bamforth, brewskie extraordinaire and Anheuser-Busch Endowed Professor of Malting & Brewing Sciences at UC Davis, as he brews up advanced insights and explanations about the chemistry behind beer brewing!

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Know Your Drugs – A Pharmacology Primer for Chemical and Life Science Professionals

EVENT DATE: Thursday, March 24, 2011.
Pharmacology is the study of how chemical substances interact with living systems. To develop a drug, one needs to understand the underlying pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics to effectively guide the chemistry. Our expert, Dr. Terry Kenakin with GSK, will provide insights into how pharmacology can help guide your structure-activity relationships in discovery chemistry, and what assays can (and can’t) tell you. Don’t miss out on the opportunity for an in-depth Q&A session, join us LIVE!

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Branding YOU! Why Marketing Yourself is Critical for a Chemistry Career

EVENT DATE: Thursday, March 10, 2011.
Perception is everything! In today’s competitive job market, chemists should plan their career advancement with a strategic mindset. “Who you know” may not be as important as how you are perceived. Join our experts to learn the in’s and out’s of networking and building your personal brand. Obtain the skills you need to advance professionally!

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Fundamentals of Effective Scientific Writing – Manuscripts and Grants

EVENT DATE: Thursday, February 3, 2011.
From writing grants to authoring scientific papers, technical writing is an imperative skill at any stage of one’s career. From students to experienced chemists, writing is ingrained in everyday work, yet most scientists rarely take time to improve. Improving one’s technical writing is to improve one’s career. Communicate your ideas more clearly and effectively, get more of your papers published, and win that major grant! Join our speaker, Kristin Sainani of Stanford University for expert guidance on improving your technical writing abilities!

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Financial Planning for Scientific Professionals – Strategies for the New Year

EVENT DATE: Thursday, January 20, 2011.
What’s on your list of New Year’s resolutions for 2011? How about making a commitment to better financial planning? Getting your books in order will certainly make for a more secure and stable year so that you can keep up with all of those other commitments like spending more time with family and friends (or doing experiments). Set down your beakers and grab your ledgers for an informative webinar featuring Theodore Sarenski from Blue Ocean Strategic Capital! Join us live to have your questions addressed by the expert!

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Persuasion: A Crash Course for Scientists and Chemical Professionals

EVENT DATE: Thursday, January 13, 2011.
It’s all about RESULTS. Do you know how to use persuasion to get the results you’re looking for? Whether you’re making a formal presentation to management or discussing data with a co-worker, you need to know the “science” of persuasion to be effective. Join our speaker, Lou Hampton, President of The Hampton Group, Inc., for a crash course on mastering persuasion for those in the chemical industry!

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Effective Technical Writing – Tips and Strategies Every Scientist Should Know

EVENT DATE: Thursday, June 3, 2010.
Does your job require frequent technical writing? Do you ever feel frustrated with technical writing, either with your own or that of others? Technical writing is a regular, but often considered painful, part of life for many scientists. Fortunately, there is help! Improve your technical and scientific writing skills without leaving your desk! Join our speaker Aline Harrison, the instructor for Effective Technical Writing Short Course offered by the American Chemical Society Office of Professional Education, as she shares tips on how to improve your ability to write technically, the pain-free way.

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From a Beaker to a Bottle: Overview of the Drug Discovery and Development Process for Small Molecule Therapeutics

EVENT DATE: Thursday, May 6, 2010.
Ever wondered what it takes for a molecule in a laboratory to become an approved drug on the market? It has been estimated that it costs over $1Billion to bring a drug into the market. The drug discovery and development process is a high risk but exciting endeavor akin to finding a diamond in a coal mine. Join us as Ann Newman, of Seventh Street Development Group, shares her decades of experience and provides you with an overview of the process. Learn how chemistry is making a valuable impact in the drug discovery industry.

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US Immigration for Foreign-born Scientists – What You Should Know about Employer-Sponsored and Self-Petitions for Green Cards

EVENT DATE: Thursday, April 15, 2010.
What do foreign-born scientists, technology entrepreneurs, and investors need to know to legally work in the US? How can one gain path to citizenship as a scientist? Foreign-born scientists and scholars have and continue to contribute to the technical wealth and economic growth in the US. According to 2005 ChemCensus, about twenty percent of chemical professionals are foreign-born. Learn from our speaker the various US immigration avenues available for scientific and technical professionals.

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How Chemistry is keeping Your Food Safe – Application of ultra high pressure liquid chromatography in a Food Safety Laboratory

EVENT DATE: Thursday, April 1, 2010.
Ever wondered about what keeps your food safe from harmful contaminants? Food safety is frequently featured in the headline news and chemistry plays an important role in assuring that our food is free from unwanted contaminants. Learn the lastest in separation science and instrumentations utilized in food analysis. Join our speaker, Walter Hammack with the Florida Department of Agriculture, as he discusses the various chromatographic tools, methods, and regulations for food safety.

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Staying ahead of the game: Recent innovations in computational methods for drug discovery

EVENT DATE: Thursday, March 18, 2010.
Looking for new ideas in your research projects? Want to know if computational methods can help? Knowing when to use a certain tool in your research is as crucial as deciding whether you should use it. Advances in computational methods have greatly sped up drug discovery, but it is not without its setbacks. Our speaker will discuss the successes of computational modeling and how to benefit from failures and avoid costly mistakes. Join us as we probe the secrets of when to deploy computational methods and how to get the innovations you want.

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Online Monitoring for Water and Wastewater Processes – Global Sustainability at Your Fingertips

EVENT DATE: Thursday, March 4, 2010.
Do you know that the global market for water treatment products is a $44 Billion industry? The spending and needs for products and experts in this field is expected to grow with the escalation in global water demand and consumption. If you are interested in learning about the latest in online monitoring equipment, how to meet water regulatory requirements for your company, or to discuss new opportunities in the area of global sustainability, you can not afford to miss this seminar. Join us to explore the latest trends in technology and learn best practises for online water monitoring.

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Failure is an Option: Learn How to Turn Failure into an Advantage

EVENT DATE: Thursday, February 18, 2010.
We are all familiar with failures and yet failures carry a negative stigma to both individuals and companies. Just as the phoenix can rise from the ashes, successful individuals and companies are those who have successfully turned failures into advantages. Join us to learn from our speaker the art of calculating risks and taking charge of setbacks. You too can turn failures into success.

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Chemists in LOVE: Strategies and Tactics for a Dual Career Relationship

EVENT DATE: Thursday, February 10, 2011.
Does your relationship exemplify the properties of a covalent or ionic bond? To succeed in the laboratory of love, it may take more than the chemistry that brought you together. Lucky for you, the love chemists are in! They may not be able to explain the exact compounds behind Love Potion No. 9, but they can provide valuable insight into balancing your many commitments and maximizing the success of your relationship. (Single? Join us and pick up valuable tips as well).

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Executive View – How should a chemical company measure risk when evaluating investment opportunities? Part 2 of 2.

EVENT DATE: January 2010.
The Four Valleys question. Do you work for a ‘Napa Valley’ kind of business? Is it in ‘Happy Valley’? Or could it be heading for ‘Death Valley’? Last month, we looked at strategic risk – how a company might evaluate different growth opportunities by using the Ansoff Matrix. This month, we look at how a company can manage operational risk, using the Four Valleys matrix; matching its culture and ways of working to the markets in which it operates.

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