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The Benefits of Advocacy with the C Suite

From the 2022 Emerging Laboratory Managers Collaborative Conference (Recorded January 14, 2022)
Presented by Rick Panning, MBA, MLS(ASCP)CM
Advocacy for our profession is often described in terms the activities we care out with regulators, legislative and the public. This session will describe the benefits of advocating within our workplace organization, specifically with the leadership (i.e. the C-Suite). Raising awareness and demonstrating how the laboratory impacts the quality and finances of a healthcare institution will elevate the profession.


At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will be able to
  1. Describe why proactive advocacy within your organization’s C-Suite leaders is beneficial for both the laboratory and the broader organization
  2. Identify what is important to your organization’s leaders and adapt your strategies to be in alignment
  3. Demonstrate how your advocacy with the C-Suite and other healthcare leaders impacts the staff in your laboratories and the performance of your organization.

This recorded presentation is P.A.C.E. ® accredited. One (1) P.A.C.E. ® contact hour and one (1) Florida credit hour in the area General/Admin will be awarded to participants. ASCLS P.A.C.E.® is accepted by the ASCP/ASCLS/AGT Board of Certification and all states, including Florida and California, as an approved provider of continuing education for recertification and licensure. ASCLS is an approved provider with CE Broker for Florida licensees.


This intermediate-level program is appropriate for laboratory professionals working in clinical, public health and academic settings.