Many laboratory managers all over the world rise to that position through the ranks and have never received any formal management training before they were appointed as a manager. However, management is a profession and asks for professional development to acquire strong management and leadership skills.

From 15 to 19 May DATOS provided training to 16 enthusiastic, and deeply involved laboratory and programme managers on how to manage and lead laboratories successfully. During this highly intensive, 1-week course, the managers received interactive and practical training on a variety of topics including risk management, personnel management, interpersonal skill development, budgeting and planning for action. Many participants indicated that this course, which included many practical exercises, was very essential and beneficial for them.

Reaction of one of the participants on the evaluation form: “Topics are very comprehensive and informative […] It is a very EXCELLENT program”.

Interested? Check out the Course page for managing and leading your laboratory successfully.