Optional Workshops | Monday, June 2, 2014
8:30 am - 12:00 pm | W1: Strategic Management for Laboratories
This workshop will be the application of strategic management principles to laboratory operations.
The workshop will cover the following:
- Why manage laboratory operations strategically
- Review of management/business models governing laboratory operations and systems that may add value to the customers
- Strategic SWOT analysis of laboratory operations
- Designing a lab based strategy to optimize costs and increase market share and profit margins
Who should attend:
- Laboratory Managers
- Laboratory owners
- Senior managers
Facilitator: Adam Habayeb, Founder, Strategy First Consulting SFC
1:00 pm - 4:30 pm | W2: CALA Presents: Making the most of Accreditation
This course will take a look at some of the issues and challenges faced by laboratories that are conformant to ISO/IEC 17025, or that are working towards accreditation to ISO/IEC 17025.
Who should attend?
- For all laboratory staff who participate in the operation of the laboratory quality system:
- Conducting testing or calibration
- Supporting laboratory activities
- Managing the laboratory quality system
- Training laboratory staff
- Managing the laboratory
In this half day course, participants will examine the challenges of operating a laboratory conformant to ISO/IEC 17025 and will learn strategies that they can apply in their laboratories to maximize the benefits of accreditation.
- Identify areas where your laboratory continual improvement processes can be improved.
- Implement strategies to minimize common problems found during assessments
- Plan for effective internal audits
- Conduct effective management reviews
1) Continual improvement in the laboratory
- What is continual improvement?
- How do you cultivate a culture of continual improvement?
2) Common problems that come up during assessments and how to address them
3) Internal audits
- How to hold an effective internal audit
- Selecting and training your audit team
- Preparing your staff for an internal audit
4) Management reviews
- Holding effective management reviews
- How to get managers buy in and participation
- What should happen after a management review
Facilitator: Judy Waher, Training Facilitator, CALA
8:30 am - 4:30 pm | W3: WCWC course: Water quality sampling and monitoring
Contact Hours: 7.0
CEU Value: 0.7
This course will provide participants with an understanding of the basic principles of drinking water sampling and monitoring.
Areas of study include:
- Sampling basics and principles
- Sampling and analysis plan
- Sampling containers
- Sampling size
- Sample types
- Sampling locations
- Sample storage and handling
- Holding times
- Chains of custody
- Sample preservation
- Sample transportation
- QA/QC principles
Facilitator: Joel Corbeil, Operational Trainer, Walkerton Clean Water Centre