Laboratory Management in Practice Course

This unique course develops the next generation of laboratory leaders to manage the laboratory of today and the future.



The ultimate course for lab managers of today and the future.

Whether you are doing succession planning or seeking career growth, Laboratory Management in Practice provides tangible, long term benefits.

This course provides tangible, long term benefits:

  • Develop the capabilities required to progress into management

  • Complement succession planning by developing practical laboratory management skills

  • Gain confidence in key management topics, including laboratory finance, quality and people management

  • Deal with complex challenges in a self-assured management capacity

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Learning that goes beyond theory

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We deliver interactive learning experiences, allowing participants to learn from peers and make a real difference in the workplace.


✓ 5 days, classroom based with supplementary online learning
✓ Globally accredited and recognised
✓ Includes textbook and course material
✓ Available on scheduled dates or at your location

This course helped me to think out of the box
— Laboratory Management in Practice Course Graduate
I can apply what I’ve learned to my own lab. This has made the experience extremely valuable.
— Laboratory Management in Practice Course Graduate
It’s a pleasure learning through such a professional organisation. Always well prepared, friendly and supportive!
— Laboratory Management in Practice Course Graduate
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Course outline

Course details

5 days
CPD accredited
Classroom based
Supplementary online correspondence


The laboratory as a system
Knowledge areas within the laboratory
Skills of a laboratory manager

1. Manage operations and processes

Understanding your context and purpose
Aligning operations with strategy
Planning tools and frameworks

2. Manage human resources

Guide, direct and manage your team
Characteristics of a high-performance team
The performance management process

3. Leadership and change management

Creating a productive work environment
Coaching and mentoring
Change management in practice

4. Manage laboratory finance

Financial activities in the laboratory
Budgets and cost control
Making financial decisions

5. Equipment and inventory management

Selection and acquisition
Equipment maintenance
Inventory receipt, storage and maintenance

6. Documentation management

Types of documentation
Document control
Maintaining records

7. Manage quality

Quality system essentials
Requirements for laboratory QMS
Quality assessments

8. Continuous improvement

Process improvement tools
Quality indicators

9. Manage occurrences

Sources of errors and their consequences
Identify and correct occurrences
Preventive measures

10. Customer service

Customer satisfaction requirements
Assessing and monitoring satisfaction

11. Ethics

Ethical Principles
Standards of good Practice
Solving Ethical dilemmas

Evaluation and assessment

Summative assessment
2 months' workplace learning
Online correspondence and interaction

This course also includes


Certificate of Competence
Proof of your course completion

Contains useful exercises and case studies


The ultimate guide to becoming a lab manager
Two decades of lab performance expertise

Course Presentation
All visual content covered during the course


Certificate of Attendance
Proof of your course attendance

Course Material
All theory and material covered


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Classroom sessions are available throughout the year and across the globe. We also offer at your preferred location.