Leading & Managing: The People Side Of Technology & Manufacturing Teams In Bioscience

The progression from being an individual scientist or technician to leading and managing a team can be for many a challenging transition. Recruiting high performers, inspiring and motivating staff, maintaining performance levels, establishing a culture of creativity and innovation, keeping people engaged and highly productive, building team collaborations and even running effective meetings all rise in importance. You need to think more strategically, to build strong relationships outside your unit with internal stakeholders and customers. You need to learn new skills in coaching staff, giving feedback, handling conflict, managing new competing demands on time, communicating to different audiences, and influencing others.

Delivered by Marlow Hampshire in collaboration with BioMelbourne Network, this program will provide participants with a solid experience-based foundation in leading and managing technical and scientific staff. The program incorporates a powerful combination of highly practical tools, techniques and exercises including: pre-reading, self-diagnostic surveys, simulations, skills development, problem solving, case studies and group discussion. The program emphasises learning by doing. Participants will have the opportunity to share their leadership experiences and challenges with peers from industry, and receive professional feedback and guidance. With an action and development plan focus, participants will take back to their workplace ideas and initiatives to implement immediately.


  • 2 x one day modules (Melbourne CBD location)
  • 4 week break between modules to enable application of learning
  • Reading materials; practical exercises; self-diagnostic surveys; simulations; skills-practice; problem solving; case studies; small & large group discussions
  • Small group size (maximum 25) enabling individual attention
  • Fully catered meals and refreshments throughout the day
  • Additional individual coaching sessions available by request
  • The program can also be run in-house by request

Find out more about the program and learning outcomes.



Date (Module 1): Thursday 6 May 2021
Date (Module 2): Thursday 3 June 2021
Time: 8:45am – 4:30pm
Venue: Clifton’s Conference Centre, Level 1, 440 Collins Street, Melbourne
Cost (2-day program): $1,200 (exc. GST)
Places in the program are open to self-funded individuals and institute-funded employees.

Submit your Expression of Interest

EOIs MUST be submitted no later than Thursday 4th February 2021. 



“A highly professional and engaging course on leadership of scientists and technical people that was very stimulating and enjoyable.” 

“Extremely relevant to my challenges of being a supervisor. Really helped with people management strategies.” 

“Very valuable & insightful – opened my eyes to different perspectives & management styles.” 

“Great leadership program, extremely beneficial with a good combination of reading material, slides and role play/discussions.”


Brought to you by Marlow Hampshire in collaboration with BioMelbourne Network


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