You Deserve a Cookie! Navigating The Challenging World of Leadership in Forensic Biology
Monday September 14th, 2020 // 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Fee includes breakfast, lunch, and materials.
Managers in forensic science are often ill-prepared for the demands of their job, as most originated from positions as autonomous analysts. Managing in a forensic DNA laboratory has its own unique complications. This interactive workshop is designed for individuals in these leader positions, offering them management and leadership tools that they can implement in their operations. The workshop will also offer attendees an opportunity to bring their own challenges and questions to their peer group for advice or solution. Instructional material includes: DiSC assessment, PowerPoints, resource lists, post-it-notes, and cookies.
- Develop a deeper understanding of your personality and behavior, allowing for more effective communication with your team.
- Learn practical tools for you and your team to communicate and visualize successes.
- Learn strategies to deal with management challenges such as legislative mandates, backlogs, getting what you need from upper management, employee turnover, and more
- Develop a reliable network of management/leader peers.
This workshop is intended for current managers, supervisors, and those in leadership positions within a forensic DNA laboratory.
Julie Conover SikorskyCo-Chair
Forensic Scientist Supervisor, Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office
Julie Conover Sikorsky is a Forensic Scientist Supervisor, a.k.a. Forensic Biology Unit Manager, at the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office in West Palm Beach, Florida. She has been employed by the PBSO for eighteen years (May 2002 - 2020), and has been a Senior Forensic Scientist for ten years – fulltime processing DNA cases.Submit Questions
Director, Duquesne University
Dr. Marshall has extensive graduate and undergraduate teaching experience in the forensic disciplines of serology, DNA, and microscopy. Her research interests include low copy number DNA, human and wildlife DNA identification challenges, nanoparticle technology, pressure cycling technology, and PCR enhancement.Submit Questions
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.Submit Questions