The next BLMA management training course will take place on 1st April at the University of Birmingham

The course is open to both BLMA members and non-members and is aimed at those who are either managing or supervising people within a laboratory setting or will soon be.


Conference timetable

1st April 2019

9.45am Arrival and registration

10.00am Opening introduction – Jacqueline Balian BLMA

10.10am Management training part one – Chris Philips – Marcus Bonn Associates

For some of the time between 9 am and 12 noon delegates will be split into various groups

11.45am Coffee

13.30pm Lunch

14.15 pm Management training part two - Chris Philips – Marcus Bonn Associates

15.15 pm Tea 

17.00pm Finish

Course details

The course will help attendees to develop the skills in the successful day to day management of a laboratory. It will address handling the day to day management of people and will consider how you can motivate, communicate and manage change in an area where often the people you are dealing with don’t always report to you directly. 

The sessions will focus on participation, discussion and exploring ideas.

Group working and small workshops will give the maximum opportunity for the exchange of ideas and to develop solutions with the emphasis on useful techniques that can be applied in day to day work. The sessions will be practical, relevant and fun!

The 5 principal topics covered will be 

  • The background against which we manage people in 2019
  • Practical leadership skills
  • Communication in the workplace
  • Working with others
  • Managing change

The course is run by qualified trainer Chris Phillips, BA, FInstLM, MCIPD, CMICS  

Previous attendees have included laboratory managers from Universities, healthcare, industry, government and public research, utilities, pharmaceutical and life science companies. Coming from Jersey to Aberdeen and London to Belfast. All attendees have rated previous courses either excellent or very good.

For details on hotels nearby or any travel queeries, please email blma@gambica.org.uk or sonia.dougall@gambica.org.uk