In this blog post, Keith Dorricott, one of our Lead Instructors at the MyRBQM Academy, shares his reflections on the journey of the mindsON RBQM series, its evolution, and its impact on over 1000 participants across 150 companies. Come along as we explore this remarkable journey and anticipate what’s next for the series.
A Toast to the 20th Episode: The Power of Teamwork and Fun
“Clink” went the champagne glasses at our recent webinar in the mindsON RBQM series as Johann Proeve, CMO Cyntegrity, and I toasted our 20th episode. But how do you get glasses that are hundreds of miles apart clink like this on a webinar? The answer is an example of how we do things for these webinars. Johann and I had practiced earlier moving our glasses together on screen while Tamara Beck, Operations Manager, MyRBQM Academy, tapped two glasses together in the background for the sound effect. Teamwork and fun, which are fundamental to making the mindsON RBQM webinars such a success!
Teamwork and fun, which are fundamental to making the mindsON RBQM webinars such a success!
Our Mission: Upskilling the Industry on Risk-Based Quality Management
One of our goals at MyRBQM Academy is to help upskill the industry on risk-based quality management (RBQM). Back in 2021, we decided we should run a series of six monthly webinars providing an overview of the steps of RBQM as defined in ICH E6(R2) (GCP). Johann and I have considerable experience in helping organizations implement RBQM and we wanted to share some practical tips and our learnings. Little did we realise that through popular demand, this series would extend into 2024 with 20 webinars completed to date.
Through popular demand, this series would extend into 2024 with 20 webinars completed to date.
Evolving Our Approach: Collaboration, Whiteboarding, and Engaging Q&A
Our approach has developed over time to a more collaborative approach with whiteboarding and polling as well as Q&A. Sometimes, we have so many ideas on whiteboards that we run out of space. We always learn from these. And Q&A can sometimes be wild as it was in our first session on Quality Tolerance Limits – there were so many questions we had to hold a follow-up session just focused on the questions! Johann and I have developed a particular style where we bounce ideas off each other and hopefully make the webinars interesting with our back-and-forth and even occasional disagreements. And we use feedback to help determine topics for subsequent webinars.
Quality Tolerance Limits – there were so many questions we had to hold a follow-up session just focused on the questions!
The Audience Speaks: Over 1000 Participants and Counting
What really matters though is our audience. What do they think? Well, we’ve totalled up over 1000 participants so far across 150 companies. Participants stay till the end of the webinars and over 95% give either a 5 or 6 out of 6 in their feedback. We’ve had lots of comments and the Word Cloud of those comments gives a good picture of what people make of them. It is particularly pleasing to see the words “insights”, “informative”, “helpful” and “interesting” come up in the Word Cloud. It certainly looks as though these webinars are helping to inform and upskill the industry and we look forward to continuing the series into 2024. We look forward to toasting another mindsON RBQM milestone in the future!
Discover More with MyRBQM Academy and Our On-Demand Resources
At MyRBQM Academy, we believe in the power of education to drive positive change in clinical research. As Johann Wolfgang von Goethe once said, “It is not enough to know – one must also apply the knowledge. It is not enough to want – one must also do.”
Established in 2019, Cyntegrity’s MyRBQM Academy provides targeted education to help clinical research teams embrace the RBQM implementation process and contribute to its success. As a well-respected subject matter expert in Risk-based Quality Management, Cyntegrity is committed to equipping professionals with the necessary skills and knowledge to navigate the complexities of RBQM.
We invite you to explore our mindsON RBQM on-demand video series available in the webshop on the MyRBQM Academy website. This comprehensive series features expert-led workshops that probe the complexities of RBQM, providing practical advice and insights on the challenging aspects of RBQM roll-outs and daily execution.
For those who prefer bite-sized learning, we also have a Quick RBQM: Clinical Trials Explained playlist on our YouTube channel. These 1-2 minute videos answer the most frequently asked questions about clinical trial risk management, providing clear, concise answers for professionals, students, and anyone interested in the field.
We look forward to continuing our journey with you as we explore the world of RBQM together. Here’s to more learning, more insights, and more milestones in the future!
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