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Persuading Line Management to Invest in Capital

Join Lab Manager and our experts as we explore the process of identifying capital requirements and developing a case to obtain the necessary approvals.

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Lab managers are responsible for providing the tools, software, and infrastructure required to execute the science within the lab. Many of the investments needed are expensive and require line management's approval to purchase. To be successful, lab managers need to effectively identify and advocate the capital investment needs of the lab to those who can approve the purchases. This process requires different skills, including prioritization, budgeting, communication, influence, persuasion, and execution. This presentation will explore the process of identifying capital needs and building the case to obtain the required approvals.

Learning objectives

  • Determine needs
  • Prioritize and rank needs
  • Manage the budget reality
  • Develop a communication strategy
  • Use influence and write an effective business case
  • Advocate for the lab


Scott Hanton
Editorial Director
Lab Manager

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