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Leadership and Technical Strategies for Medical Laboratory Professionals to excel inside and outside of the lab.

Episode 10: Navigating Laboratory Leadership: Insights from Dr. Rodney Rohde

**This episode was recorded on March 8, 2024, and references the 2024 Lab Manager Leadership Summit (Denver, CO)

In this episode, we dive into the world of laboratory leadership with esteemed guest Dr. Rodney Rohde, as he sheds light on his Clinical Seminar at the April 2024 Lab Manager Leadership Summit.  Join us as we explore the challenges and strategies for cultivating effective management, developing a resilient workforce, and fostering innovation in the healthcare industry. Get an exclusive sneak peek into what attendees can expect from Dr. Rohde’s highly anticipated seminar at the upcoming Lab Manager Leadership Summit.

Today, we’ll cover:

  • Dr. Rodney Rohde’s expert insights on maximizing workflows, quality, and outcomes in the medical laboratory setting.
  • The critical role of resources and processes in navigating workforce shortages and maintaining laboratory standards during emergencies like the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Strategies for integrating emotional intelligence and soft skills into technical education for laboratory professionals.
  • The value of industry-academic partnerships and continuing professional development through events like the Lab Manager Summit.
  • The increasing emphasis on mental health support and creating a culture of empathy within healthcare and academic institutions for the betterment of students and professionals.

Tune in and discover actionable insights and strategies to enhance your leadership and prepare for success!

The Lab Manager Leadership Summit is an opportunity to share knowledge, stimulate discussions, and offer guidance to budding lab leaders, thereby molding the future of lab management. So, mark your calendars! Learn more about the Lab Manager Leadership Summit HERE!

For more tips on how to prepare for your next conference, re-visit eLABorate Topics | Episode 38: Preparing for Success: A Guide to Maximizing Your Next Conference (directimpactbroadcasting.com)

Special Guest Bio:

Dr. Rodney Rohde has published over 90 research articles and abstracts, two books, and is a highly sought keynote presenter with over 100 international, national, and state conference presentations. His two books focus on Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) adaptation and Clinical Considerations in Rabies. In recent years, he has become a globally viral author subject matter expert utilizing invited articles, TEDx talks, podcasts, video casts, and interviews to enhance science communication and translational health research literacy in public health, healthcare, and the medical laboratory environment.

During the #SARSCoV2 / #COVID19 pandemic, Doc R is the #1 quoted Texas State subject matter expert and conducted over 150 interviews for podcasts, TV, newspapers, and internet sites including dozens of webinars and workshops at all levels. He has received numerous awards and honors during his career, and most recently, added to The Pathologist’s PowerList 2020 and Cardinal Health’s Laboratory Excellence List (2022).


Listeners can connect with Dr. Rodney Rohde at

Personal Website: https://rodneyerohde.wp.txstate.edu/

Twitter: @RodneyRohde | @TXST_CLS | @TXST_THR

Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rodneyerohde/ [personal]

[Texas State CLS Program]

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100010172941875 [personal]

https://www.facebook.com/txstate.cls/ [Texas State CLS Program]

https://www.facebook.com/txst.THR/ [Texas State Translational Health Research]

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtWrOlPkjfLm2_i1G3ZVWBg [Youtube channel]


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