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Coaching Groups for Forensic Laboratory Professionals

Periodically, the Forensic Foundations group hosts group sessions for persons interested in professional coaching and/or personal mentoring.  We will announce our coaching groups in our blog, which can be found at the home page - and our group sessions are scheduled based on demand.  

Each group begins meets for one hour each month for 8 months.  Each group is limited to 12 persons.  All times listed are for the eastern U.S. time zone. Schedules can be adjusted or customized to accommodate holidays, professional meetings, or other unexpected conflicts.

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Group 1 - Practitioner Development

3PM - 4PM ET.   1st Tues each month.   

Prerequisite:  For practicing forensic laboratory scientists with fewer than 5 years of work experience in forensic science laboratories. This group focuses on professional commitment, personal awareness, and career enrichment.

Enrollment Fee:    $385

Duration:               8 Months, 8 Sessions


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up 2 - Leadership Development for Scientists

2PM - 3PM.  1st Wed each month.  

Prerequisite:  For future or current managers responsible for staff supervision and/or employee development.  This group focuses on transitioning scientific personnel to a career in management, with emphasis on emotional intelligence on appreciative inquiry. 

Enrollment Fee:    $475

Duration:                8 Months, 8 Sessions


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up 3 - Leadership Development for Scientists

2PM - 3PM.  3rd Wed each month.   

Prerequisite:  For future or current managers responsible for staff supervision and/or employee development.  This group focuses on transitioning scientific personnel to a career in management, with emphasis on emotional intelligence on appreciative inquiry. 

Enrollment Fee:    $475 

Duration:                8 Months, 8 Sessions 


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up 4 - Leadership Development for Scientists

2PM - 3PM.  2nd Thurs each month.   

Prerequisite:  For future or current managers responsible for staff supervision and/or employee development.  This group focuses on transitioning scientific personnel to a career in management, with emphasis on emotional intelligence on appreciative inquiry.

Enrollment Fee:    $475

Duration:                8 Months, 8 Sessions 


Group 5 - Quality Managers

3PM - 4:15PM.  3rd Thurs of each month.   

Prerequisite:  For managerial laboratory personnel involved with the management of quality and laboratory accreditation. This group will focus on the ISO/IEC 17025 standard and the development of laboratory systems that the maximize the laboratory's conformance to accreditation standards. 

Enrollment Fee:    $595

Duration:                8 Months, 8 Sessions 


Group 6 - Executive Management Candidates

10AM - 11:15.  3rd Mon of each month.  

Prerequisite:   For future executive/directorial personnel in forensic science laboratories interested in developing their advanced leadership skills.  This group is ideal for current managers looking to refine their management presence and abilities.    

Enrollment Fee:    $615

Duration:                8 Months, 8 Sessions

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How the Coaching Groups Work


Each group of no more than 12 persons meets one a month in a conference call or online learning platform with John Collins, a trained personal and executive coach.  Depending on the group, some sessions are 1 hour in duration, others last for an hour and half.


Structure
- Each session has a specific objective that is communicated to the clients, who are expected to participate and answer questions about their work and the individual perspectives they have to share with their group peers. 

Flexibility - The discussions that take place in each coaching sessions are driven by the contributions of the clients.  Although some structure is in place to ensure basic objectives are met, it is the input of the clients that sets the tone and pace of every session. 

Outcomes - Over the course of the year, each group discusses critical themes that are important to their work.  Clients are individually and collectively coached to identify personal and professional priorities and are encouraged to establish a plan for improving themselves and their work environment.  Clients are held accountable for completing basic work and reading assignments and following through on agreed-upon tasks.

Support - By interacting with peers and hearing each other's goals, worries, and challenges, each client develops a sense of belonging and professional insight that accelerates growth and innovation in their current positions.

Group Placement - Each group is filled on a first-come, first-served basis; however, liberty is taken to ensure maximum geographical diversity to avoid, when possible, multiple clients from a single laboratory or state, which is discouraged. If enrollment is excessive, additional groups can be formed to accommodate additional clients. 

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