Association of Laboratory Managers (ALMA)

Our association provides a global forum for improving laboratory management skills through conferences, short courses, networks, discussion groups, and other means of sharing ideas and knowledge.

ALMA 36th Annual Pre-Conference Workshops & Conference
October 13-16, 2015
Hilton Lake Las Vegas , Henderson, NV
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     David Gootnick Associates is a technical leadership development firm that presents nationally acclaimed live short courses at lab facilities. These top-rated 2-day courses help to quickly transform lab managers, supervisors and technical professionals into outstanding technical leaders and teams. 

     David Gootnick Associates has helped tens of thousands of technical managers, scientists and engineers to maximize their leadership potential and improve individual, team and organizational performance. Dr. David Gootnick and Dr. Margaret Mary Gootnick, the firm’s principals, are recognized authorities in leadership, communication and career development and authors of numerous books, journals and articles.

Bring these nationally acclaimed 2-day courses to your lab and develop outstanding lableadership and teamwork in the most cost/effective and timely manner:

•Effective Leadership of Scientists, Engineers & the Technical Team
The #1 technical leadership course that helps transform excellent scientists, engineers, and technical professionals into outstanding technical leaders.

•Assertiveness Training for Technical Professionals
The key to effective lab communication and collaboration that provides critical peopleskills to complement technical ability and enhance management effectiveness, programand project leadership, and team participation.

Building A Winning Scientific & Technical Team
A proven and powerful course for transforming your scientific, engineering and technical staff into a cohesive high-performance multidisciplinary team.

Improving Communication Effectiveness
Essential communication training for today’s technical leaders and professionals.

•Performance Management Excellence
A vital “learn-by-doing” workshop to help technical managers develop effective manager/employee performance partnerships and successfully carry out annual performance planning, feedback and coaching, and review and development.

Conflict Management Techniques
During this important workshop, you will master the skills of conflict managementand build a comprehensive tool chest for alleviating interpersonal conflicts andrekindling positive morale.

•Presentation Skills Workshop
The #1 public speaking program for technical leaders who want to prepare and deliverexciting and persuasive technical, financial, and business presentations. In this “learn-by-doing” workshop, you will prepare, deliver and evaluate several live presentations.

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Upcoming Events

May 6, 2015
General Meeting(HALMA)
Houston Chapter of ALMA
@ Aqua Solutions

October 13-16, 2015
ALMA 36th Annual Conference & WorkshopsHilton Lake Las Vegas, Henderson, NV

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