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Managing a Team in a Laboratory Environment

When Sep 25, 2015
from 09:30 AM to 05:00 PM
Where Royal Society of Biology, Charles Darwin House, 12 Roger Street, London WC1N 2JU
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A training day aimed at postdoctoral researchers in industry and academia.


Management skills are vital for a successful career in a scientific lab environment. As well as their research expertise, successful team leaders need to develop additional skills including the ability to support staff, manage their own team as well as to deal with issues within the team.

Following the success of the previous course earlier this year, the Society continues to offer this one-day introductory course specifically to meet the needs of postdoctoral researchers in academic or industrial environments.

The course will be highly interactive, drawing on the experiences of attendees and addressing specific challenges they face. Due to the interactive nature of the course, capacity is limited to 18 places, which are offered on a first come, first served basis.

Who should attend this course?

  • Laboratory team leaders and principal investigators who want to improve the way they manage their teams.
  • Postdoctoral researchers who have been selected for, or aspire to, promotion to team leader positions.

Course outline

  • How teams work and how to work in teams
  • The fundamentals of leadership - a brief overview
  • An introduction to leadership models and styles
  • Successful team management - learning leadership behaviours and dealing with potential issues
  • Case studies
  • Guidance on further study and development

The workshop will finish with a Q&A session from four current laboratory team leaders, who will give practical experience and advice. Details to follow soon.

Further information

Course tutor Charlie Wilson is a member of the Royal Society of Biology. For the last six years he has been a coach and consultant in teamworking and leadership, working with industry, banks and schools. Before that he was an officer in the Royal Navy with a varied career that included everything from Defence Attaché to ship command in both peace and war.  On leaving the Navy he completed a Masters degree in leadership and management, looking back from an academic point of view at what he had been doing practically for years. 

This course will be a mixture of relevant theory and broad practical experience, with input from real-life laboratory team leaders.

Feedback from Charlie's previous course at the Royal Society of Biology, which took place in March 2015:

Very useful, practical tips. Case studies were great to make us investigate causes of problems


Very informative and well delivered


This event will be followed by a management course for technicians, scheduled to take place in Spring 2016.

Fees

Society members - £60 + VAT
Staff and members of Member Organisation - £120 + VAT
Non-members - £240 + VAT

Lunch and three rounds of refreshments are included.

Non-members who have completed a membership application and made payment can also benefit from the discounted member rate.

Contact

For further information about the course please contact our training officer.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation with over 10 working days' notice = 100% refund, less 25% admin fee
Cancellation with 5-10 working days' notice = 50% refund, less 25% admin fee
Cancellation with less than 5 working days' notice = 0% refund

Payment is due at least five days in advance of the event or the booking will be cancelled.

Effective from 1st January 2014.

This event has been approved by the Royal Society of Biology for purposes of CPD and can be counted as 18 CPD points.

For more information and to book, please visit the Royal Society of Biology website.

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