This year the ALMA2023 Conference Ticket includes two workshops. Upon purchase of your ticket you will be asked to choose one morning workshop and one afternoon workshop as well as an alternate in case one of your choices is unavailable.
CONFERENCE TICKET PURCHASE AND PRIOR REGISTRATION ARE REQUIRED TO ATTEND WORKSHOPS
Tuesday Morning Workshops 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Tuesday Afternoon Workshops 1:00 pm -5:00 pm
Continental breakfast, breaks and lunch are included
**Note the Option Code above each workshop description.
You will need these codes to make your workshop choices during ticket purchase/registration.
Workshop presenter bios are located on the registration page under the SPEAKERS section.
TUESDAY MORNING WORKSHOP OPTIONS
All Geeks are Not the Same: Powerfully Engage with Diverse Styles
Have you ever spoken with someone, but it seems like they speak a different language? Sometimes what people hear seems entirely different from what you are saying. Identifying and understanding the differences in others is essential so you can adapt what you say and what you do to best engage your colleagues and clients.
In this hands-on, interactive workshop, you will understand your own strengths and tendencies as well as those of others, so you can powerfully engage with all the people you encounter.
- Learn what engages and inspires different types of people and why people communicate the way they do.
- Recognize how others hear your words and experience your actions.
- Understand your own preferences and strengths and see how to best use them.
- Learn how to expand your communication to powerfully impact different types of people.
Presenter - Dr. Lori Todd, Geek Leadership
Managing (Leading) an Academic Laboratory
Managing (Leading) an Academic Laboratory can be a rewarding experience, however, it can also be an arduous journey. During this workshop I will discuss my twenty-five year journey from the bench to laboratory management in an academic institution. We will take a deep dive into academic laboratory management from on-boarding new staff to interacting with faculty and Principal Investigators. This workshop will be part instructive and part interactive. At the conclusion of this workshop, the attendee will have a better understanding of what it takes to manage (Lead) an academic laboratory.
Presenter - Thad Gurley, Asst. Director of the Accessioning Unit and Biorepository, Duke Human Vaccine Institute
Next Level Leadership - Today's Leader
The different trends of leadership styles are constantly evolving but are not necessarily turning leaders into who they need to be to lead effectively in the 21st Century. The fact of the matter is that it is not who you are as a leader today that matters most but more so who you will become for the next level of success. In this workshop, we will define what type of leaders are needed to help navigate our country, businesses, and organizations successfully through all times no matter what conditions we face. This workshop will help you see the next level leader in you and give you the tools to become who you need to be at any given moment to lead effectively and successfully.
Presenter - Greg Pointer, GP-3 Consulting
TUESDAY AFTERNOON WORKSHOP OPTIONS
Harnessing Your Unique Contribution
Bring your Passions, Purpose, and Best Self to Work Everyday
Fully expressing your passions and purpose in life (personally and professionally) is essential to making a significant and sustainable contribution to your organization. When you fully engage your passions and those of your colleagues, inspiration and energy become effortless. This leads to being your most creative, innovative, and Best Self at work and in your personal life.
In this interactive session, you will:
- Learn about 10 Passion Archetypes
- Explore your innate passions and unique contribution
- See the impact you can have by contributing your passions
- Discover your Best Self and Life Purpose
Presenter - Bill Spreitzer, Geek Leadership
Implementing & Improving a Quality Management System
One of the most important tasks you have as a lab manager is to ensure that any data, products, or research generated by your lab is of consistent quality that you and your clients can be confident in.
However, operator error, equipment failure, inexperienced staff, and lack of documentation can keep you from achieving this. Having a Quality Management System (QMS) can help you identify human or equipment errors, train new staff thoroughly and consistently, and increase confidence in the accuracy of your data.
In this workshop, we will introduce QMS concepts for laboratory managers who do not currently fall under a formal QMS or would like to improve their current QMS processes. We will cover why having a QMS is important, how to create a system that is right for your lab size and activity, getting buy-in from supervisors, peers, and subordinates, common pitfalls and how to avoid them and provide resources to get you started when you return to your lab.
Presenters - Javin Hatcherian, US Geological Survey and Amy Place, Grand River Aseptic Manufacturing
In this hands-on, roll-up-your-sleeves workshop, we go deep into the techniques for effective management and deconstruct your own management process. We explore ways in which to strengthen each of the four pillars of effective leadership - Purpose, Planning, People, and Process - through a series of frameworks and activities in communication, problem-solving, critical thinking, time management, delegation, feedback and criticism, conflict resolution, and managing up. Get ready to be busy, because this workshop demands high participation including brainstorming sessions, group discussions, and action plans.
Presenter - Sean Grace, Grace Media Works