NSH Emerging Leaders Course

Online Course for New Managers and Management Candidates

 Start Date - End Date

August 24, 2021 - August 26, 2021

Early Bird Discount Deadline

Tuesday, August 24, 2021

Registration Deadline

Tuesday, August 24, 2021

NSH’s new online Emerging Leaders Course offers new managers and management candidates, skills and techniques to become a more impactful leader. The course explores core communication concepts you can use to effectively lead your laboratory team. Attendees will learn techniques to improve relationships through self-awareness, learn about strategies to prevent and manage conflict in the lab and understand how to align employees’ motivational needs with outcome goals.

The course consists of three live interactive sessions conducted via Zoom. Instructors will utilize chat, polling and break out rooms. Each participant attending the course will earn 3.5 CEUs.

Optional Certificate: In addition to the 3.5 CEUs, attendees have the option to earn the Emerging Leaders Course Completion Certificate by completing one of the following assignments by November 30, 2021.

  • Evaluate a Conflict Resolution Scenario: Review a conflict scenario via video then apply the knowledge you gained during the course to recommend a solution
  • Apply Knowledge: Relate strategies learned during the course to a specific situation(s) in your lab/personal life; then identify how those strategies are/can be utilized to improve the situation(s).
  • Create a Resource: Write a post for NSH’s blog Fixation in Histology that discusses a technique or learning objective from the course and how it can be used to solve a problem or provide clarity of common misunderstandings.

Course Sessions Include:

  • Primary Leadership Competencies for New Leaders presented by Jason Molnar, HT(ASCP)QIHC, Histology Manager, AdventHealth Orlando
  • Conflict Prevention & Resolution in the Lab presented by Sharon H. Kneebone, CAE, OM, Executive Director, National Society for Histotechnology
  • Motivation presented by AnnaStacia Penrod, MBA, BS, HTL(ASCP), Account Executive, Epredia

Click Functions on the left for complete course abstracts.

Registration Fees

NSH Member: $69.00
Non Members: $89.00

Any questions please contact the NSH Office, 443-535-4060 or histo@nsh.org.

Registration Fees

Price Description Amount
Member Price $69.00
Non Member Price $89.00

Available Functions

  Primary Leadership Competencies for New Leaders
**OBJECTIVES: 1. Understand the difference between leading and managing. 2. Understand how relationships and team dynamics will have a tremendous impact on your effectiveness as a leader. 3. Learn techniques to improve relationships through self-awareness. **ABSTRACT: You've worked hard, paid your dues, and finally gotten that promotion you've been dreaming of. Technical expertise will only get you so far when you become a leader. Being successful will require you begin to learn new skills and techniques that will help you to better care for and empower your team - and yourself. This workshop will teach you some of the essential skills required for you to become the leader you desire, and your team deserves.
  Conflict Prevention & Resolution in the Lab
**OBJECTIVES: 1. Understand and identify common triggers to conflict in the lab 2. Ability to assess personal conflict styles and identify conflict preferences in others 3. Learn about strategies to prevent and manage conflict in the lab **ABSTRACT: Conflict in the lab affects productivity and negatively impacts interpersonal relationships when not effectively managed. While conflict may be inevitable, it is a fundamental part of relationships between people who work together. As individuals our behaviors vary in conflict. We will review the top triggers to workplace conflict and strategies to minimize conflict before it begins. Using the Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument (TK), participants will learn about different behaviors during conflict and in what situations each preference is effective. Using the mode instrument, participants will identify their default conflict behavior style. Understanding which styles to use in different situations enables individuals to appreciate how using different conflict management styles impact group and individual dynamics, empowering them to select the best approach. In addition to lecture participants will be provided with scenarios, break into small groups, and given the opportunity to apply the TK to develop effective conflict management strategies in the lab.
**OBJECTIVES: 1. Understand intrinsic and extrinsic motivation. 2. Understand motivational theories. 3. Understanding how to enhance motivation through mindfulness. **ABSTRACT: An effective leader must understand an employee’s motivational needs to assist the employee in developing intrinsic factors, such as autonomy and mastery, to reach their full potential. Aligning employee’s motivational needs with outcome goals reduces stress through understanding employee resource needs. Measuring motivation is essential in understanding how to improve employee productivity. Determining the underlying motivation assists with proper engagement.


NameOrganizationSpeaking At
AnnaStacia Penrod Epredia  Motivation
Jason Molnar AdventHealth Orlando  Primary Leadership Competencies for New Leaders
Sharon Kneebone National Society for Histotechnology  Conflict Prevention & Resolution in the Lab


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How Does It Work?

What do I need to participate?
We will be using Zoom to host the course. If you do not already have the zoom desktop app installed, you can download and install it here: https://zoom.us/download The course will be interactive utilizing chat and breakout rooms. Please plan to be on camera and participate. All sessions will take place at 1:00pm EST.

Do Sessions Qualify for Continuing Education?
Attendees receive three point five (3.5) CEUs for participation in the course.

Travel Info

No travel needed. NSH online courses can be streamed from your lab or office anywhere in the world!

Please note you may not use the purchased login information for multiple registrants. Only the registrant may use the login for the live event. If you have additional coworkers interested in the course, they must register.