Build Management Skills

"Management is, above all, a practice where art, science, and craft meet" - Henry Mintzberg

Growing your management skills not only helps the organization your work for better serve its patients, but also makes your everyday life easier by helping you create a stronger organizational culture. Use the resources below build an effective team and become more knowledgeable about what is happening across the field. 

Histotalks Resource- FREE!  NSH Advocacy: Recognition Under CLIA 
In this episode of HistoTalks, NSH members, Clare Thornton, HTL(ASCP), QIHC(ASCP) and Luis Chiriboga, PhD, HT(ASCP), QIHC(ASCP) discuss their role as representatives for NSH at the meetings of the CLIA Committee. They share why NSH has been working for the past few years to achieve recognition for histology under CLIA and how lack of recognition is contributing to workforce shortages felt in the histology field.  

Histotalks Resource- FREE!  AwardsCast: The Business of Histology 
In this episode, Amanda Kelley and Michelle Coker, two histologists turned business majors, discuss the business of histology; everything from workforce shortages to certification requirements, to building a histology lab from the ground up.

Webinar Resource on the Block (FREE for NSH members): How to Prepare for a CAP Inspection
To fully understand how to prepare for a CAP inspection or any of the other Laboratory Regulatory inspections you must understand how the system works. This webinar will discuss the roles of CLIA, CAP, TJC and CMS. We will discuss the CAP application process for inspection and its timelines. We will spend considerable time on the CAP Checklists. We will review the changes made in 2016 and the presenter will share her experiences meeting the standards with emphasis on AP.

2020 Laboratory Webinar Resource: Using DISC to Decode and Detect 
DISC is a behavior assessment tool based on the DISC theory of psychologist William Moulton Marston, which centers of four different behavioral traits: dominance, influence, steadiness, and conscientiousness. No one trait is considered either good or bad, just different. DISC has been successfully used to provide a framework for understanding and highlighting individual strengths as well as addressing potential blind spots. To understand others, we must first understand ourselves and then seek to understand. Participants will learn about the four personality types and complete a brief self-evaluation to learn about and understand their preferences. In addition to lecture, participants will be provided with scenarios, break into small groups, and given the opportunity to apply DISC on how to find a path forward that is neither emotional nor judgmental.

Downloadable Resource on the Block (FREE for NSH members): Principles for Writing an SOP
Writing an SOP is a learned skill and this simple guide will help you begin writing better SOPs.