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Meet Your Leader and Guide

Jeff Smith

Jeff Smith brings over 20 years of experience as an executive in human resources and operations in both for-profit and not-for-profit organizations. He currently works with Slone Partners providing Leadership Development for Laboratory Professionals and he also teaches for Titan Management University.

Smith was a key team member in the transformation of the management culture at top-performing Carilion Laboratories in Roanoake, Virginia, and worked for Capital One. As Director of Human Resources for Carilion Labs, he participated in designing and driving culture change, implementing succession planning, and creating coaching tools for laboratory leaders.

Smith has earned high marks from laboratory professionals who participated in recent lab management educational programs offered by The Dark Report. He teaches a collaborative approach that helps laboratory managers, directors, and administrators determine their vision, then craft a plan for achieving this vision in their professional and personal lives. His area of expertise in HR includes: organizational development, organizational change, succession planning, executive coaching, team building, leadership development, and recruiting.

Executive Memorandum

To: All Lab CEOS and Senior Lab Administrators

From: Robert L. Michel, Editor,
The Dark Report

Re:  Are you doing enough to prepare your Clinical Laboratory’s middle and upper managers?

As the management leader of your clinical laboratory organization, you recognize the value of competent managers at all levels— from bench supervisors and testing section managers to department heads and senior administrators.

You also know its time to nurture and develop the next generation of management leaders in your clinical laboratory. After all, very soon, your lab’s most experienced and longest-serving talent will begin retiring. The oldest baby-boomers turn 65 years old starting on January 1, 2011—just months away!

That’s why we’ve created this intensive, two-day workshop on laboratory management and leadership. It’s designed to give your most promising management talent proven tools, useful insights, and hands-on training in how to manage people and achieve organizational goals, on time and ahead of schedule!

You are urged to send your best and brightest management stars! Give them the strong grounding they need to advance their personal management career and make big contributions within your laboratory! This special training is the perfect solution for you and your always-improving team.


Robert L. Michel
Founder and Producer
Clinical Laboratory Managers Workshop