About Power of Process Champion - Blended

An online learning program that consists of 25 hours of e-learning (asynchronous) and 5 hours facilitated learning sessions, delivered over five weeks. The purpose of the course is to equip the learner with an in-depth understanding of laboratory processes, how it relates to laboratory performance, identify performance problems, and propose corrective actions.

  • 15 December 2021 to 31 December 2022 (Blended)
  • 07 March 2022 to 08 April 2022 (Blended)

PACE: 24 Contact Hours
RCPath: 24 CPD
Full: $750

Requisites to earn the certificate

Individuals will receive a certificate on successful completion of a summative assessment at the end of the program.

Special requirements

Must be proficient in using a computer and MS Office.

Fees, deadlines, cancellation and refund policies

Terms and Conditions Apply.


Portrait photo of Andre Gouws

Andre Gouws is a seasoned skilled development professional with a track record of over 26 years in learning and development and holds a degree in electrical engineering with an international diploma in teaching and training. He has completed the Management Advanced Program through Wits Business School and is a certified NQF assessor, moderator, and workplace coach. He has a passion for people and is known to inspire, motivate, and develop people to help them achieve their business objectives and career aspirations. His engineering background, combined with human resources experience and business management acumen, provides him with a unique skill set to research, develop, and deliver skills development programs that truly impact the bottom line. He is passionate about laboratories and their role in the quality of life and making us live longer. With this in mind, he has developed the Power of Process skills development programs that help laboratories enhance patient care through business management and laboratory performance improvement in a rapidly changing environment.

Hanine van Deventer

Hanine is a professional engineer with 16 years of experience managing numerous multidisciplinary projects. She has a keen focus on systems and procedures and manages projects driven by performance. She embraces change as an opportunity to succeed. With that mentality, she has often been put in the role of superuser or trainer for the implementation of new or improved systems.

Course Structure

  • Module 1: The impact of the macro environment on the lab – 50 minutes
  • Module 2: The importance of diagnostics in healthcare – 5 minutes
  • Module 3: Innovation with certainty – 20 minutes
  • Module 4: The 8 principles of laboratory performance – 40 minutes
  • Module 1: The laboratory value chain – 40 minutes
  • Module 2: The laboratory as a process – 25 minutes
  • Module 3: Boost the bottom line or bust – 40 minutes
  • Module 1: Lead with a common language – 25 minutes
  • Module 2: Data, data sources and data gathering – 40 minutes
  • Module 1: Trust the transparency – 30 minutes
  • Module 2: Translating processes into process maps – 3.3 hours
  • Module 3: Similis as a process mapping application – 4 hours
  • Module 4: Introduction to Similis – 20 minutes
  • Module 1: Facts or figures, no fluff – 2.5 hours
  • Module 2: Driven by decisiveness – 3.3 hours
  • Module 3: Accuracy is paramount – 15 minutes
  • Module 4: Sustain innovation – 20 minutes, Graded

Knowledge Assessment – 8 Hours Graded

This section involves an assignment to assess the application of knowledge gained throughout the Power of Process Champion Blended Course.

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