6th Annual Leadership Institute
Managing Unmanageable Situations:
Management Techniques and Strategies
for Biosafety Professionals
April 15-18, 2013
Charleston Marriott, Charleston, South Carolina
All the proof of the pudding is in the eating.
The responsibilities of a biosafety professional are daunting, and the role the biosafety professional plays in assuring an institution is both productive and safe in its research is extremely valuable. Having the technical expertise to be a biosafety professional is important, but that alone is merely an ingredient in our metaphorical pudding. The true challenge is having and utilizing key implementation skills that make biosafety an important partner in the overall success of their facility.
Constantly changing regulations and interpretations of guidelines and inspection reports are just part of the chaos any biosafety professional encounters. Combine that chaos with navigating budgets and exemplifying organizational value, and the chaos becomes even more exaggerated.
The core focus of the 2013 ABSA / Emory /ERGRF Biosafety Leadership Institute will be to provide management instruction, guidance and practice for biosafety professionals to utilize in designing and implementing effective biosafety programs in their home institutions.
Each participant of the 2013 Leadership Institute will leave with a personalized plan that complements the missions and goals of their own respective institutions. By engaging with an expert faculty and networking with peers, each participant will be equipped to demonstrate how their program plays a vital role in facilitating research and enhancing the sustainability of their respective institutions.
Elizabeth R. Griffin Research Foundation
Leadership Institute Faculty
The Leadership Institute, led by Sean Kaufman, is an experience designed for biosafety professionals and other leaders who may support the biosafety profession. During this retreat, participants have the opportunity to challenge themselves and biosafety experts through interactive small group exercises and discussions. In the past, the Leadership Institute has provided many professionals with the opportunity to explore solutions for common problems. Together, the small group exercises and discussions, fosters leadership skills and abilities which are increasingly needed for today's biosafety practitioner. The Leadership Institute will be April 15-18. You are encouraged to register early for the Leadership Institute as the maximum number of participants is very limited.