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.
Core Facility Leadership and Management course by GerBI-GMB & hfp consulting
Core facilities are to become the heart of research institutions; however, their managers are still not always recognised as the high-level experts that they are. Sometimes they feel overwhelmed by the unexpected complexity of the role. In collaboration with the GerBI-GMB, Society for Microscopy and Image Analysis, we have developed a course to help core facility managers deal with the demands of their multifaceted role.
Professional Development for core facility staff
Core Facility Staff (CFS) find themselves in a new role that demands a broad set of skills they traditionally haven’t been taught in their academic career. Transitioning into the new role, handling multiple projects at the same time, have a service and team-oriented mind, dealing with users are some of the challenges people typically face in this position. With this workshop, we aim at bridging the gap of knowledge and at professionalising your members. Our goal is to increase the impact of the training by providing concepts and skills that are immediately applicable to the working environment of the participants.
The next open workshop in collaboration with CTLS will take place in May. Register here.
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The majority of our trainers have a scientific background and hold a PhD in life sciences. Most of our team are still working in science and research. All trainers have gone through a rigorous internal training program of three years. hfp consulting has ongoing train-the-trainer programs in place in order to continually update our teaching philosophy and to keep our workshop leaders at the frontier of knowledge.