LIVING THE LAB LIFE
A BLOG FOR ASCLS REGION V
If your ultimate goal is to step into management or supervisory role, then any of these laboratory specific programs is sure to give you all the skills you need to become the next great laboratory leader.
American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science (ASCLS)
Leadership Academy (National): The Leadership Academy is "designed to prepare ASCLS members for current and future leadership roles in the organization by providing a structured program of study of critical leadership topics."* Must be a member of ASCLS to apply. Applications are accepted until mid-April for the school year starting at the Annual Meeting of that year.
Leadership Academy (Region V): Similar concept as the national Leadership Academy, just keeping the scale local to the four states in Region V. "School year" starts and ends at the Region V Symposium in early October.
Advanced Management Institute (AMI): Courses offered at the ASCLS Annual Meeting held each year in late July/early August.
For more information see: http://www.ascls.org/
American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP)
Lab Management university (LMU): A self-paced program that 12,000 lab leaders have already participated in. This program is available online at any time. No need for ASCP membership to enroll (although it is cheaper with current ASCP membership).
For more information see: https://www.ascp.org/content/lmu
American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC):
AACC has a host of certificate programs available for purchase that focus on various laboratory management topics including operation, LIS, and regulatory affairs.
For more information, see: https://www.aacc.org/store/certificate-programs/laboratory-management
*Source: "Leadership Academy." ASCLS Website. Accessed on 11 Sept. 2016.
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