Lab Management Seasonal School 2021 - LabVine

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Lab Management Seasonal School 2021

The annual laboratory management seasonal school, sponsored by Thermo Fisher Scientific.

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About Lab Management Seasonal School 2021

The annual laboratory management seasonal school, sponsored by Thermo Fisher Scientific, consists of 20 hours of learning. The theme of the program is "The Laboratory of the Future." The program will highlight the capabilities and insights required to manage the laboratory of the future.

Developed by:
Power of Process
20 hours
Learning Mode:
Certificate of completion


  • The Laboratory Eco System (4 Hours)
  • Managing your staff (4 Hours)
  • Communication skills (4 Hours)
  • Process Improvement (4 Hours)
  • Quality in the Laboratory (4 Hours)


20 CEU



Andre Gouws

Andre is a seasoned skills development professional with over 27 years of experience in the learning and development sphere. He 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. André's passion for helping people reach their potential is evident through his hands-on teaching methods. He 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, healthier and stronger. 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. He has also authored a textbook called "The Guide to Management for Laboratory Leaders" that is available at

Linda De Waal

Marketing and business manager in the Molecular Life Science arena with a passion for knowledge transfer and skills development. Skillsets acquired in this field include stakeholder management; conceptualizing, implementation, and management of marketing strategies as Southern African Distributor for Invitrogen (now Thermo Fisher Scientific). Implementation of technical training as a marketing tool and in this capacity hosting numerous workshops across Africa. Conceptualize, design and implement a Foundation in Omics course (Genomics, Proteomics & Bioinformatics) with a flexible, tailormade wet-lab component. Design of E-learning course, CPD and Royal College of Pathology (UK) accredited. Launched a hybrid, portable “Lab in a Bag” wet-lab genomics course to make training accessible to more remote, under-resourced tertiary institutes in SA and in the rest of Africa, which launched in Accra, Ghana 2019.

Chapter 1: Lab Management Seasonal School 2021

The Laboratory Eco System

4 hours

This module provides insights about the laboratory as a value generating engine and what your role in the business is. It will explain the capabilities that you need to transition from scientist to manager.

Managing your staff

4 hours

This module 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

4 hours

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.

Process Improvement

4 hours

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

4 hours

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