Succession Planning in Laboratories Is Topic of Special Audio Conference


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Succession Planning in Laboratories Is Topic of Special Audio Conference

AUSTIN, Texas (November 9, 2009)— Most clinical laboratories and pathology groups are unprepared to cope with the numerous and regular wave of impending retirements as Baby Boomer bench supervisors, department managers, and senior administrators reach the age of 65. That makes succession planning a critical success factor for all laboratories in the United States.

To help laboratories prepare for approaching retirements among their management team. The Dark Report is conducting a special audio conference titled “Succession Planning Essentials: Preparing Your Lab for the Coming Wave of Retiring Managers and Staff,” and will take place on Tuesday, November 17 at 1 pm EST. The lead presenter is Jeff Smith, Vice-President of Leadership Development at Slone Partners, who will provide expertise and insight on the most effective ways for laboratories to develop an effective succession plan—before retirements occur.

It is probable that several Baby Boomers in key management positions in your lab are already eligible for retirement. Some may have planned their retirement date and have yet to announce their decision to retire. That will leave you with the difficult task of finding good people to replace them. That’s what makes this special succession planning audio conference a timely resource for all lab and pathology managers. Participants will learn the A-to-Z of effective succession planning, including the importance of starting with cornerstone managers—bench supervisors and department heads—then moving up the ladder to top-level lab managers and executives. There will also be valuable tips to crafting the best succession plan for each management level.

Join us and register today for the audio conference Members of the laboratory press who would like to access this audio conference should contact THE DARK REPORT for information.

For additional information, Contact:  Ron Martin, 512-264-7103

About The Dark Report

Established in 1995, The Dark Report is the leading source of exclusive business intelligence for laboratory CEOs, COOs, CFOs, Pathologists and Senior industry executives. It is widely-read by leaders in laboratory medicine and diagnostics. The Dark Report produces the famous Executive War College on Laboratory and Pathology Management every spring, which showcases innovations by the nation’s and globe’s leading laboratory organizations. Dark Daily is an Internet-based e-briefing intelligence service, read worldwide by thought leaders in laboratory and pathology management. Other well-known conferences conducted by The Dark Report are Lab Quality Confab (on the use of Lean and Six Sigma methods in labs and hospitals), Molecular Summit (on the integration of in vivo and in vitro diagnostics). The Dark Report co-produces Frontiers in Laboratory Medicine annually in the United Kingdom; Executive Edge bi-annually in Canada; and The Business of Pathology bi-annually in Australia.