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We are pleased to announce that the 2018 Core Facility Management Course will mark the first course organised by the German BioImaging network successor; GerBI-GMB – The Society for Microscopy and Image Analysis.

The concept of core facilities, central hubs for demanding technical and analytics services, is rapidly changing how science is carried out at many research institutions. Core facility managers, often academically trained scientists, find themselves in a variety of different roles that demand a broad set of skills they traditionally haven’t been taught in their career. Managing budgets, structuring the facility to work most productively, recruiting the right people, negotiating with partners, clients and vendors, dealing with hierarchy and addressing role conflicts are some of the challenges core facility managers typically face. GerB-GMB in collaboration with hfp consulting, a group specialised in supporting scientists to improve their leadership and management skills, have developed an intense, interactive and highly specialised workshop that addresses these challenges.
Please find an event report about the GerBI Core Facility Management Course for Imaging Specialists 2014 in:

Imaging & Microscopy (page 12)

Course description

In this practical course, designed specifically for core facility managers in the 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, 18th June

Tuesday, 19th June
09.00 Start of the workshop
18.00 End of day 1

Wednesday, 20th June
09.00 Start of day 2
18.00 End of day 2

Thursday, 21st June
09.00 Start of day 3
18.00 End of day 3

Friday, 22nd June
09.00 Start of day 4
12.30-13.00 Wrap-up and farewell
13.00-14.00 Lunch
14.00 Departure

Past course voices

“I appreciated how the trainers were familiar with the details of a core facility and how they helped like-minded people from every region bond in a peer-like way”

“This course is a must to do for CF managers and I am happy and very satisfied that I could take part”

“The course was not a course. It became a stimulating and vibrant experience from which I have learned a great deal.”“ I experienced many moments of recognition from past experiences where techniques taught in this course would have made a difference.”

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