Welcome to LMSS 2021

Power of Process proudly welcomes you to the annual Lab Management Seasonal School 2021. Our aim over the next week is to equip you with the knowledge to perform optimally in your role as an aspiring, newly appointed, or functional laboratory manager. Our theme “The Diagnostic Laboratory of the Future” has been carefully selected in partnership with our sponsor to provide you with practical tools and methodologies to ensure the future sustainability of your lab. Guest speakers will share their insights about the laboratory of the future. Our aim is to ensure that you leave the 2021 LAB MANAGEMENT SEASONAL SCHOOL with both a broader skill-set and perspective on your role in the laboratory.

How will the program work?

  • Every session starts at 13:00 UCT +2 and ends at 17:15 UCT +2.
  • Guest speakers will open the sessions every day.
  • Knowledge sharing and transfer will happen through interactive, facilitated sessions delivered virtually.
  • Interaction between delegates will happen through virtual breakaway rooms.
  • Every day will be closed with an inspirational video.
  • The entire program will be available as a paid course on LabVine, post the event.

We have included an overview of the course content and provisional program. You can also look forward to the below educational benefits and outcomes:

  • Definite knowledge transfer
  • Accredited certificate of attendance
  • 20 CEUs
  • Free LabVine membership
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  • They fit into the laboratory ecosystem and how to manage laboratory operations and processes effectively and efficiently
  • To use leading-edge tools to drive continuous improvement
  • To apply performance management as a management skill
  • To communicate effectively and lead the laboratory team with confidence
  • To manage quality in the laboratory
LMWS Program element

Lab Management Seasonal School Overview

The Laboratory Eco-System:

This session will provide you with insights about the laboratory as a value generating engine and what your role in the business is. It will provide you with insight about the components of the eco-system and how changes in the external environment puts pressure on the lab to continuously adapt to change. It will explain the capabilities that you need to transition from scientist to manager.


Managing your staff:

This session will provide you with insight about the components needed to effectively do workforce planning and to develop and manage your staff. You will learn how to link the operational objectives of your laboratory to the job descriptions, individual development plans, and performance management of your staff.

Communication Skills:

This session will equip you with practical communication skills to effectively communicate in the workplace and business environment. The session will explore the importance of interpersonal skills, verbal, non-verbal, written, and visual communication. Topics such as active listening, negotiation, decision making, and problem-solving skills will also be discussed.

Process Improvement:

When your teams are properly prepared and managed, you also need to look at the physical process. This session will empower you to improve the performance of your lab with a tried and tested methodology and to manage change.

Quality in the laboratory

Laboratory managers must be able to externalize their view of quality beyond the walls of the laboratory. This involves understanding what quality elements must be addressed and what is required to continuously support these elements. This session will provide insight into the understanding of quality elements and how to support the performance of quality elements

Our Facilitators


Guest Speakers


Jeremy Schubert, MBA, MPH

Healthcare Strategist | Digital Transformation Leader


Prof Glenda Mary Davison

Associate Professor at Cape Peninsula University of Technology


Candice De Carvalho

Director of medical ethics at Easy Ethics CPD; Digital Marketing Strategist


Larry Hernandez

Founder and Visionary at Inspire2 "WANT TO" LLC

Date: 16 August 2021
Time: 13:00 – 13:30
Topic: Introduction of Thermo Fisher Scientific

Date: 17 August 2021
Time: 13:00 – 13:30
Topic: The relevance of the diagnostic lab in the future

Date: 18 August 2021
Time: 13:00 – 13:30
Topic: Higher Education for the lab of the future

Date: 19 August 2021
Time: 13:00 – 13:30
Topic: Bioethics Theories and Artificial Moral Machines

Date: 20 August 2021
Time: 13:00 – 13:30
Topic: Inspiration