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Why Choose Lab Manager Academy?

The Academy

Lab managers now need a wide range of skills to be successful in their role. The Lab Manager Academy brings essential knowledge and training for lab managers together into one platform.

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Lab Manager Certificate

Lab Manager Certificate

The new online Lab Manager Certificate Program is expected to begin in the fall of 2021

This new program is intended to support existing and potential lab managers with training in a wide variety of leadership and management skills. The program will consist of 23 online courses, each covering a specific skill required for effective lab management.

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À La Carte Courses

À La Carte Courses

The à la carte lab manager courses are a good alternative to the certificate program for experienced lab managers who just need a little training in some specific areas, and want to investigate the courses individually.

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About Us

About Us

Lab Manager  provides the guidance lab managers need to run their labs like a business. Whether it’s through our print magazine, digital offerings, webinars, videos, or live events, managers can find the advice they need to be strong leaders in their labs.

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Courses coming this fall!

Effectively Advocating for the Lab

Effectively Advocating for the Lab

Lab managers need to effectively prioritize the various needs, plan a strategy to communicate, advocate, and win some of what the lab needs to be successful, and influence people in the chain of command around approval decisions.

Employee Engagement and Well-Being

Employee Engagement and Well-Being

Enabling staff to thrive improves lab performance. Organizations can contribute to positive staff well-being. Engaged employees significantly outperform other staff in all important categories. Engagement is increased by meeting key staff needs.

Making Difficult Decisions for the Lab

Making Difficult Decisions for the Lab

Lab managers must make a wide variety of decisions. Some decisions are easy, but some decisions can be very difficult. Making difficult decisions requires a disciplined approach, benefits greatly from using the data available, and can be more effective when tackled as a team.

Performance and Reviews

Performance and Reviews

Providing staff clear performance feedback is critical to success. Performance feedback can be done informally and formally. Performance reviews can be effective conversations that focus on accomplishments, development opportunities, and a core message.

Skills Planning and Succession Planning

Skills Planning and Succession Planning

The skills and knowledge of the staff drive what the lab can execute and do. Having and preserving the right mix of skills and expertise is vital for the health of the lab. Maintaining the optimum skill mix for the lab as conditions and needs change requires a detailed skills and retention analysis.

Positive Communication

Positive Communication

Good leaders are almost always good communicators. Communication is vital to effectively receive and share information. Good lab managers realize that listening is the most important communication skill. Developing effective active listening skills is a high priority to be effective as a lab manager.