6. Introduction to Strategic Leadership Principles for Biorisk Management

February 11, 2019
1:00 pm  -  5:00 pm

Joseph Kanabrocki, PhD, CBSP, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Joseph Kozlovac, MS, RBP, CBSP, SM(NRCM), U.S. Department of Agriculture, Beltsville, MD
Neal Woollen, DVM, PhD, National Strategic Research Institute, University of Nebraska, Omaha, NE

This course will provide attendees the opportunity to explore strategic elements of microbiological and biomedical laboratory operations that impact, and are impacted by, biosafety and biosecurity decision making. Attendee participation will be maximized during instructor-led discussions focused on the learning objectives below.


  • Describe today’s biosafety and biosecurity strategic environment and why it matters
  • Discuss what it means to be a high-reliability organization for biosafety and biosecurity
  • Identify why critical thinking and systems thinking matter
  • Recognize how to manage strategic risk and the challenges of organizational transformation
  • Illustrate the relevance of managing human and social capital
  • Define what is important to strategic communications and why it matters

Suggested Background: None

Target Audience: Biosafety professionals, all levels of leaders at biocontainment and life sciences laboratories, research scientists

Audience Level: Intermediate

Session Category :  2019  Monday  Professional Development Courses