The Professional Development Zone provides delegates with an opportunity to engage with professional bodies from the full range of science-based disciplines either on their stands or through a variety of workshops running throughout the day.
With a capacity of 520 seats, the main lecture theatre will showcase a series of keynote speakers to a keen audience.
The Science Council has brought together experts and organisations that are on hand to answer any questions you may have, as well as let you know how professional membership can benefit you in your day to day work. Exhibitors will also be providing one to one advice such as CV surgeries, latest job listings and membership offers exclusive to SLS Lab Show delegates.
The Professional Development Zone will host a series of masterclasses including:
Developing a leadership mindset
Great leaders have a mindset - a way of thinking - which distinguishes them from others. The good news is that developing a more successful leadership mindset can be learnt. Learn some routines and ways of thinking that will help you become a better leader.
Crossing the Communications Divide
Successful communication with those inside - and particularly outside - your organisation is at the heart of establishing productive and enduring business relationships. Whilst dealing with a range of different stakeholder perspectives can be challenging, it can also be very rewarding. Find out more about understanding communications with stakeholders, identifying their needs - and importantly, how best to respond to them – in this interactive and engaging session.
How to create a killer CV
Learn the best way to sell yourself effectively. This presentation will cover both academic and non-academic CV’s along with, making an impact, effective layouts and the balance between technical and personal skills.
Preparing for interviews
In this presentation we will cover the purpose of the interview, how to prepare, and why it’s important along with controlling your nerves and making a positive impression. The presentation will highlight the different types of interviews (phone/Skype/face to face) and how to answer difficult questions.
How to deal with difficult people in meetings
Find out how to manage difficult people in meetings and make your meetings more productive. In this masterclass, you will gain tips on how to deal with difficult people in a group situation.