Episode 5: "Lab Manager Leadership Summit: Elevating Excellence with Scott Hanton and Michelle Hoad"

Episode 5: "Lab Manager Leadership Summit: Elevating Excellence with Scott Hanton and Michelle Hoad"

An eLABorate Topics x 2024 Lab Manager Leadership Summit Collaboration!

Welcome back to another exciting episode of eLABorate! Today's episode is an epic collaboration with the 2024 Lab Manager Leadership Summit featuring two of the Summit's most influential leaders, Scott Hanton, and Michelle Hoad, joining as our special guests.

In today's episode, we will explore:

- The transformation in leadership and managerial roles within the laboratory space, as discussed by Scott Hanton and Michelle Hoad.

- The significant increase in lab visibility post-COVID and its impact on healthcare, as well as the strategies that led to the Medical Laboratory Professionals Association of Ontario's membership surge.

- The importance of cultivating emotional intelligence, empathy, and the role of continuous learning in effective lab management.

- Understanding and addressing the challenges of staff exhaustion, disengagement, and burnout in the laboratory setting.

- Personal experiences and tips from our guests, aimed at reducing decision fatigue and promoting a supportive network among lab professionals.

This episode is packed with powerful insights and personal stories aimed at elevating lab leadership to new heights.

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!
Also, for more information about the Lab Manager Academy, CLICK HERE.

Also, be sure to revisit eLABorate Topics | Episode 38: Preparing for Success: A Guide to Maximizing Your Next Conference for great tips as you prepare for this Summit and your next conference!

Special Guest Bio:
Michelle Hoad is the CEO of the Medical Laboratory Professionals Association Of Ontario. The MLPAO is the largest lab association in Canada. Michelle joined the MLPAO in October 2016 and over the past 7 years has seen a 73% growth in membership. The MLPAO has positioned itself as the voice of med lab professionals in Ontario and the go-to place for government, media, and stakeholders for lab human health resource information. 

Before joining the MLPAO, Michelle consulted with several provinces to help them raise the profile of med lab professionals with the government and media. She also spent 25 years in the for-profit sector working with Fortune 500 companies. She is a Certified Association Executive, has been invited to speak at many lab industry events across the country, and has made tremendous progress with the Ontario government influencing policy and obtaining much-needed funding for lab professionals.  Through COVID she had over 250+ media appearances in Ontario and across Canada, reinforcing the message that med lab professionals are at the center of healthcare and that healthcare is more than just doctors and nurses.

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Scott Hanton is the Editorial Director of Lab Manager. He spent 30 years as a research chemist, lab manager, and business leader at Air Products and Intertek. He earned a BS in chemistry from Michigan State University and a Ph.D. in physical chemistry from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Scott is an active member of ACS, ASMS, and ALMA. Scott married his high school sweetheart, and they have one son. Scott is motivated by excellence, happiness, and kindness. He most enjoys helping people and solving problems. Away from work, Scott enjoys working outside, playing strategy games, and coaching youth sports.
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Creators and Guests

Stephanie Whitehead
Stephanie Whitehead
Executive laboratory leader with a warm and friendly demeanor always! Skilled at conflict resolution. Team builder who is acutely attentive to internal and external customer needs. Punctual problem solver and avid multitasker. Track record of being an essential part of the management and laboratory team and instrumental in providing effective solutions that produce immediate impact and contribute to the establishment’s long-term success. Co-host for the internationally streamed laboratory podcast, eLABorate Topics. This weekly podcast shares messages related to laboratory and leadership. In addition to her career in laboratory medicine, Stephanie plays an active role in the local community through her involvement with organizations such as Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., The Junior League of San Antonio and the Girl Scouts of America.
Tywauna Coach Tee Wilson
Tywauna Coach Tee Wilson
Leadership Maven , International Trainer, Author, Laboratory Mentor, and Career Success Coach for Professionals Who Are On the Move. Tywauna Wilson is a leading authority on using your strengths to stand out above the crowd. You want to be the best, but you feel like you can’t. Your career is stalled, and you feel like you’re in a rut. It’s time to get unstuck! Mentorship with Coach Tee can be the catalyst that you have been waiting for to ignite your passion, push you past your limits, and inspire you to achieve success!