How Dynamic Life Sciences Organizations are Transforming Employee Engagement & Leveraging Agile Talent Management Strategies to Attract and Retain Key Talent

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The only event dedicated to tackling the strategic HR and TA challenges and opportunities facing life sciences organizations on the West Coast and surrounding states.

This May the LEAP HR Life Sciences West Conference was for 3 full days and included case studies, networking, panel discussion, speed learning, and more to discover the brand new, agile employee engagement and development strategies required to enhance retention in dynamic life sciences organizations on the West Coast and surrounding states in 2024.

The 150+ life sciences HR change makers that attended this event each year uncovered how to streamline their organization to attract and retain business-critical life sciences talent.

This year's event dove deeper into 26+ case studies of how life sciences companies are curating a scalable and engaging culture of innovation and employing top-notch change management capabilities to ensure their agile strategies can be adapted as their organization scales.


World Class Speaker Faculty Included:

Barbara Howes


Eikon Therapeutics

Derrick Richardson

Senior Vice President - People & Culture

Alumis Inc.

Dolores Smith

Vice President Human Resources, Pharm Development & Manufacturing Gilead Sciences

Gilead Sciences

Jeff Coon

Chief Human Resources Officer

Dynavax Technologies

Lisa Paul

Chief People Officer


Stacy Solorio

Chief People Officer

Karius, Inc.

Will Murphy

Head of Talent & Culture, Research & Development

Amgen Inc.

YulyMae DiNapoli

VP, Human Resources

Cytokinetics Inc

Your 2024 Program Highlights Included:

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Insights on BioMarin’s innovative new work aligning people goals, critical skills, competencies for success and culture to link all this together in one cohesive piece of work


How Amgen is leveraging AI to increase efficiency, particularly in performance management


How 23andMe has leveraged a new career framework program, competitive compensation model, and other creative ways to retain business-critical employees

Dynavax Technologies

The transformative story from Dynavax Technologies who have made the leap to remain a fully virtual organization since the pandemic and for the past three years have kept employees engaged and had record low attrition rates


Uncover Cytokinetics outstanding 4 years’ worth of progress in enhancing DIR and hear best practices and lessons learn on how to build and utilize employee driven committee groups to achieve this


Uncovering the next steps after launching a product – hear an update on Dermavant’s journey as a commercial organization and how they have managed to stay one of Fortune’s Best Small Employers on every step of their journey (i.e. a year later)


How Arcellx is successfully navigating a turbulent talent market and acquiring the right talent and in demand skills in smaller biotech organizations


How Gilead have moved from the ‘what and why’ to the ‘how’ and launched two leadership programs for both executives and middle managers to drive productivity at all levels

Companies Who Attended:

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