About the ELMI

ELMI was created in 2001 to establish a unique communication network between European scientists working in the field of light microscopy and the manufacturers of their equipment.

GerBI Core Facility Management Course, 19 – 23 June 2017, Konstanz – Reichenau Island, Germany

GerBI FMC 2017

Core facility managers find themselves in a variety of different roles that demand a broad set of skills they traditionally haven’t been taught in their academic career. Managing budgets, marketing facility services, negotiating, dealing with hierarchy, dealing with conflicts in a team or recruiting the right people are some of the challenges people typically face in this position. GerBI has hired hfp consulting, a group who specialises in supporting scientists to improve their leadership and management skills, to develop and run an intense, interactive and highly specialised workshop that addresses these challenges.

Course description

In this practical course, designed specifically for Core Facility Managers in life sciences, you will learn how to:

  • balance your different roles
  • build a productive team culture
  • deal with conflicts constructively
  • manage your time better
  • delegate tasks more effectively
  • deal with different personalities in the team
  • position your facility in your organisation strategically
  • negotiate more effectively
  • hire the right people
  • manage your budget

We approach these topics practically. Short theoretical inputs are followed by extensive exercises. Our goal is to increase the impact of the training by immediately applying the concepts we teach in partner exercises, case studies, and simulations during the workshop. The course language is English.

Course timeline

Monday, 19 June
Tuesday, 20 June
09.00 Start of the workshop
18.00 End of day 1
Wednesday, 21 June
09.00 Start of day 2
18.00 End of day 2
Thursday, 22 June
09.00 Start of day 3
18.00 End of day 3
Friday, 23 June
09.00 Start of day 4
12.30-13.00 Wrap-up and farewell
13.00-14.00 Lunch
14.00 Departure

Application deadline is 13 April 2017,

but places are allocated to eligible applicants on a “first come, first served” basis.

For additional information please visit the course webpage or register here.