your laboratory doesn't have a succession plan, your operational
and financial viability could be in jeopardy. That's because many
baby boomers working in your lab are already eligible for Social
Security and are beginning to retire, leaving you with the difficult
task of finding good people to replace them.
still have time to cushion the impact of pending retirements in
your laboratory. Simple succession planning steps can pay big
dividends. That's why you and your staff will want to listen in
to these recordings of his first-ever audio conference on "Succession
Planning Essentials: Preparing Your Lab for the Coming Wave of
Retiring Managers and Staff," that was held on Tuesday,
November 17, 2009.
and your team 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. You'll
also get tips to help you craft the best succession plan for
each management level.
guide for this one-of-a-kind audio conference is Jeff Smith, Vice
President of Leadership Development at Slone Partners. His considerable
experience at succession planning and management development means
you'll get up-to-the-minute advice and recommendations on crafting
the most effective succession-planning program for your laboratory.
the basics of creating a winning succession plan. Hear case studies
that give you a better understanding of the most powerful techniques
for choosing the right succession candidates. And explore mentoring
programs that can help soon-to-be-retiring managers fast track
their designated replacements.
that each retirement robs your lab of "institutional knowledge,"
along with each manager's hard-to-replace skills. Which is why
succession planning is now a high-stakes priority for every lab
and pathology group in the country-including yours.
forget that you can also listen in to the most commonly asked
questions by the live audience. It's another reason why this
conference will provide a good launching pad for generating
enthusiasm and focusing your efforts on creating a winning succession
plan for your lab.
the retirement of your best lab managers looms ever nearer, it
is imperative that your laboratory be ahead of events and prepare
for the transition to new management talent. Let Jeff Smith guide
you through the best practices of succession planning. Reserve
your place today for this very special audio conference! Order
the 90 minute digital audio for this very special
THE DARK REPORT AUDIO CONFERENCE AT A GLANCE
November 17, 2009
COST: $245 per 90 minute live audio CD
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Here's just some of what you’ll learn during this insightful
to create the best succession plan for your lab: Where to start
and what to do next.
ways to assess performance and identify staff with the greatest
the power of coaching to put promising employees on the
fast track to management and leadership success in your
tips on the conversations lab leaders should have with their
most promising management candidates.
techniques to achieve buy-in from key stakeholders on your succession-planning
the right succession plan is your secret weapon in recruiting
and retaining top-performing lab professionals.
right way (and the wrong way) to build a succession plan
into your lab’s career ladder for employees at all
of communication: Explaining how your succession plan can
open career pathways for top performers.
the "core-competency matrix": How it helps you
find your lab’s most overlooked or underappreciated
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Your audio conference registration includes:
Downloadable PowerPoint presentations from our speakers
full transcript emailed to you soon after the conference
for more information, call us toll-free at 800-560-6363.
Jeffrey M. Smith is Vice-President
of Leadership Development for Slone Partners.
He also provides leadership training and consulting
for Titan Management University. 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 5 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.
In recent years, Mr. Smith has given speeches
for the Executive War College, CLMA Thinklab,
ASCLS, G-2, and Kennedy Recruiting on such topics
as executive and leadership development, succession
planning, teambuilding, change management and
strategic recruiting. He will share best practices
and solutions that he has seen in the industry.
is currently the President of Laboratory Services
for Fairview Health Services, an integrated health
system headquartered in Minneapolis. The system
has more than 19,000 employees and includes seven
hospitals with more than 2,500 licensed beds,
including an academic teaching hospital along
with 50 primary care and 37 specialty care clinics.
Cherry is responsible for the strategic direction
and leadership of the multifaceted integrated
laboratory system. Her expertise is strategic
development and management of laboratory systems.
Formerly she was Director of Consulting for Premier,
Inc, a group purchasing organization based out
of Charlotte, North Carolina and prior to that,
she was regional laboratory administrator for
Kaiser Permanente - Ohio region. Cherry has a
Bachelor’s degree in Medical Technology
from the Medical University of South Carolina
and a Masters in Business Administration from
Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland,
Ohio. She is a registered medical technologist
with a certificate in Lean processes for healthcare
from the University Of Michigan School Of Engineering.
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.