Laboratory Management Institute: A Model for the Professional Development of Scientists

TitleLaboratory Management Institute: A Model for the Professional Development of Scientists
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2008
AuthorsGalland, JC, McCutcheon, JR, Chronister, LU
JournalJournal of Research Administration
Date Published2008
Publication Languageeng
ISBN Number15391590
Keywordsactors , California , CAREER , COMPLIANCE , continuing , DAVIS , education , ethics , LabAct , LABORATORY , Leadership , Moral , pedagogy , POSTDOCTORAL , professional , research , Responsible , Scientific , theatre , University
AbstractThe Laboratory Management Institute (LMI) at the University of California, Davis (UC Davis) was an experiment designed to enhance the leadership and management skills of researchers and thereby enhance the overall quality of the academic research enterprise. The educational programs that resulted provide examples of how research administrators can help academic research teams become more productive, quality-vigilant, compliant, and safe; make a more satisfying research workplace; mitigate institutional risk; and advance science and careers. The LMI delivered educational programs for researchers that were novel in pedagogy, including LabAct learning, which used actors to help researchers practice skills such as communication, innovation, leading teams, and managing resources; LabScripts, which were sample dialogs researchers used to practice communicating authentically and to build their confidence before initiating important discussions (courageous conversations) with others; LabTrek, team building exercises for practicing research management skills; and LabCheck, a novel learning assessment tool. 
NotesGalland, John C. 1; Email Address:; McCutcheon, Jade R. 2; Email Address:; Chronister, Lynne U. 3; Email Address:; Affiliations: 1: Director, Laboratory Management Institute, University of California, Davis, 1850 Research Park Drive, Suite 300, Davis, CA 95618 USA; 2: Assistant Professor, Department of Theatre and Dance, University of California, One Shields Avenue, Davis, CA 95616 USA; 3: University of Washington, 4333 Brooklyn Ave. Mail Stop 4333, Seattle, WA 98185; Issue Info: 2008, Vol. 39 Issue 2, p51; Thesaurus Term: RESEARCH; Thesaurus Term: CAREER development; Thesaurus Term: PROFESSIONAL education; Thesaurus Term: CONTINUING education; Thesaurus Term: LEADERSHIP; Subject Term: LABORATORY management; Subject Term: MORAL & ethical aspects; Subject Term: EDUCATION; Subject: CALIFORNIA; Author-Supplied Keyword: actors; Author-Supplied Keyword: career development; Author-Supplied Keyword: compliance; Author-Supplied Keyword: education; Author-Supplied Keyword: ethics; Author-Supplied Keyword: LabAct learning; Author-Supplied Keyword: Laboratory management; Author-Supplied Keyword: leadership; Author-Supplied Keyword: pedagogy; Author-Supplied Keyword: postdoctoral scholars; Author-Supplied Keyword: research integrity; Author-Supplied Keyword: responsible conduct of research; Author-Supplied Keyword: scientific method; Author-Supplied Keyword: theatre ; Company/Entity: UNIVERSITY of California, Davis; NAICS/Industry Codes: 611430 Professional and Management Development Training; NAICS/Industry Codes: 624310 Vocational Rehabilitation Services; NAICS/Industry Codes: 611699 All Other Miscellaneous Schools and Instruction; NAICS/Industry Codes: 923110 Administration of Education Programs; NAICS/Industry Codes: 611710 Educational Support Services; NAICS/Industry Codes: 621511 Medical Laboratories; NAICS/Industry Codes: 541380 Testing Laboratories; NAICS/Industry Codes: 541940 Veterinary Services; NAICS/Industry Codes: 611310 Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools; Number of Pages: 17p; Illustrations: 1 Diagram, 1 Chart; Document Type: Article