Improving Laboratory Management Productivity

How To Evaluate Your Team And Stimulate Increased Performance And Profitability

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Jeff Smith

Jeffery M. Smith, Vice-President of Leadership Development, Slone Partners and Titan Management University

Tricia Hughey (Moderator), Chief Executive Officer, APP-UniPath, LLC

Essential to the success of every laboratory—including yours—is a management culture of performance, effectiveness, teamwork, and a “can-do” attitude. Yet too few laboratories enjoy above-average performance from every manager on the team.

This problem is simple to resolve when you understand the steps needed to transform your management culture. We’ll show you how to create a culture where motivated, enthusiastic line and middle lab managers achieve remarkable goals.

A weak management team is often the difference between a lab’s sustained success and a reputation of frequently missed targets. To ensure your lab’s continued success, learn now from THE DARK REPORT audio conference recording. You’ll learn how to accurately assess the strengths and weaknesses of your existing management structure. And get simple solutions to help refocus your management talent into an energetic, effective resource.

Improving Lab Management Productivity: How To Evaluate Your Team And Stimulate Increased Performance And Profitability” will provide techniques to help you assess your existing line-up of managers.  Learn how to accurately identify your next superstar achievers. Master the secrets of coming to terms with deficient, weak, and underperforming managers—even if you’ve worked alongside them for years. That could mean easing out non-performers and those managers with poor attitudes who often drag down other staffers and decrease performance.

You’ll get an easy, step-by-step plan that helps you fix the flaws in your lab’s management culture—thereby unlocking the enthusiasm to achieve in both your managers and staff! Understand how poor lines of authority, undertrained line and middle managers, and a defective organizational culture can come together to create an environment of underperformance and frustration. And finally, you’ll learn the techniques to fix these problems.

Our panel of experts will present tried-and-true tips, strategies and ideas to help you shape your managers and their working culture in new and exciting ways. These are techniques you can immediately put to use in your laboratory. Best of all, you’ll have the opportunity to ask your own questions and get answers directly from some of the most knowledgeable people in the industry.

This can’t-miss session lets you gather your entire team together to listen, learn and ask questions.  Order live recordings now for “Improving Lab Management Productivity: How To Evaluate Your Team And Stimulate Increased Performance And Profitability” and get the inside scoop on how you can improve the working culture of your lab.

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COST: $245.00
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For one low price—just $245—you and your entire team can take part in this fast-paced, insightful audio conference.

Here’s just some of what you’ll learn during this insightful 90-minute conference:

  • Techniques to help managers spend time on your lab’s BIG objectives—and not sweat the small stuff.
  • Fixing your culture so you keep top managers from going to other labs.
  • How to create a working environment that encourages managers to help in other areas of the lab.
  • How managed care plans are covering and reimbursing for new molecular tests, and why payers want your hospital lab to perform certain in-house molecular assays.
  • Simple steps to teach your managers better people-management skills.
  • Teamwork basics that can eliminate bad habits and poor attitudes in your lab.
  • How to recognize and encourage superstars while carefully culling unproductive and troublesome managers from the team. …and much more!


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Distinguished Faculty:

Jeff Smith

Jeffery M. Smith is Vice-President of Leadership Development for Slone Partners. He consults with laboratories across the United States on ways to enhance productivity and increase teamwork among the workforce. Mr. Smith comes to Slone after almost five years of successful HR and Operations experience at Carilion Clinic where he was in charge of HR for the growing Carilion Labs company. Mr. Smith previously oversaw the HR departments in the community hospitals for Carilion as well as the HR Consulting group. His areas of expertise in HR include: organizational development, organizational change, succession planning, executive coaching, team-building, leadership development and recruiting. Recently, Mr. Smith has given speeches for G-2, War College and Kennedy Recruiting on such topics as executive and leadership development, succession planning, team-building, change management and strategic recruiting. He will share best practices and solutions that he has seen in the industry.

Tricia Hughey

Tricia Hughey is Chief Executive Officer of UniPath, LLC. She has 35 years of progressive experience in the administration of pathology. UniPath employs 25 pathologists and serves multiple Denver metropolitan hospitals, surgicenters, and clinicians. In addition, UniPath, LLC operates an independent laboratory, including a centralized facility and multiple satellites in associated hospitals. As CEO of UniPath, Mr. Hughey has implemented business development initiatives in cytology, histology, immunohistochemistry, flow cytometry and molecular pathology. Throughout her tenure at UniPath, she has grown its market with a focused commitment to aligning professional and technical resources with long-term strategic goals. Ms. Hughey accepts periodic consulting engagements with other pathology groups and hospitals and is a sought-after speaker at many national pathology conferences. Previously, she held positions within other pathology practice groups, hospital clinical laboratories and a national anatomic pathology laboratory.

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ACCENT® Continuing Education Credit
The American Association of Clinical Chemistry (AACC) designates this program for a maximum of 1.5 ACCENT® credit hours towards the AACC Clinical Chemist’s Recognition Award.  AACC is an approved provider of continuing education for clinical laboratory scientists in the states of California, Florida, Louisiana, Montana, Nevada, North Dakota, Rhode Island, and West Virginia.