Course Catalog

Managing Performance and Productivity in the Laboratory

This one-day short course takes a strategic view of the laboratory in the context of current quality philosophies to determine options for achieving best management practices. Experiences will be shared to provide insight into the obstacles and expected outcomes for the various management approaches.

Course Details

Key Topics

• Introduction / Overview
• The Role of the Lab Manager
• Managing People
• Managing Processes
• Managing Technology

Information

This one-day short course takes a strategic view of the laboratory in the context of current quality philosophies to determine options for achieving best management practices. Experiences will be shared to provide insight into the obstacles and expected outcomes for the various management approaches.

Who Should Attend

The course is designed for current managers who are seeking innovative ways to improve their leadership skills.

Benefits

At the end of this course, you will be able to apply new leadership skills to develop closer connections with the business and to improve productivity to cope in this challenging environment

Agenda

  • Introduction / Overview
  • The Role of the Lab Manager
    • Planning
    • Communication
    • Leadership
  • Managing People
    • The Performance Appraisal Process
    • Behaviors and Discipline
    • Staff Competence and Training
    • Teams
    • Managing Safety
  • Managing Processes
    • Overview of Processes and Systems
    • Productive Processes
    • Instrument Maintenance and Services
    • Optimizing Processes and Eliminating Waste
    • Laboratory Quality Measures
  • Managing Technology
    • LIMS
    • Automation
    • Managing Data
    • Justifying Technology

Course Locations

Date

Venue

TBA

The venue was not affected by Hurricane Harvey, and the following courses are still scheduled to run.


Pricing
  Member Non-Member
Advanced $895 (ends Feb 17) $1095 (ends Feb 17)
Standard $1095 $1295
Date

Venue

TBA

Houston, TX

The venue was not affected by Hurricane Harvey, and the following courses are still scheduled to run.


Pricing
  Member Non-Member
Advanced $895 (ends Nov 5) $1095 (ends Nov 5)
Standard $1095 $1295

About the Instructor

  • Dr. Wayne Collins

    earned a Ph.D. degree in physical chemistry from the University of Houston and an MBA in marketing from Wright State University.