Entry-Level Coaching: A Method for Developing Young Forensic Scientists

Sunday September 22nd, 2019 // 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm // Andreas

Registration Fee$100.00

Registration fees include break


Coaching brings the best out of people. When unit supervisors, laboratory directors, and quality managers know how to coach competently, they can bring the best out of their youngest and brightest scientists. Many of these scientists will become the future leaders of the laboratory. This workshop will teach attendees how to incorporate coaching into their new-employee onboarding and training programs. It will also teach attendees how to apply coaching methods in their overall approach to managing and developing their youngest employees. This workshop is taught by John M. Collins, a respected forensic science leader, executive coach, and the author of HR Management in the Forensic Science Laboratory.


Learning Outcomes:

  1. How to incorporate coaching into your laboratory’s onboarding and training programs
  2. How to develop a strong sense of professionalism and commitment among young forensic scientists
  3. How to apply common coaching methods when working with young scientists
  4. How to incorporate coaching into your performance evaluation process
  5. How to inspire young forensic scientists to coach each other


Intended Audience:

Laboratory directors, unit supervisors, training managers, quality managers, senior forensic scientists



John CollinsChair

High-Stakes Leadership Consultant and Executive Coach at Critical Victories

John Collins is a High-Stakes Leadership Consultant and Executive Coach at Critical Victories, a company he founded to help people, teams, and organizations thrive in high-pressure environments where perfection is an expectation and failure is a ticket out the door.  He is also among the most respected forensic experts in the United States, recently publishing his first book on leadership and management in forensic science, which was released by Academic Press just last month. 

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