Best Practices in Forensic Science Management

The Midwest Forensics Resource Center (MFRC) wishes to announce a class on “Best Practices in Forensic Science Management”.  The Basic and Basic Plus classes will be held June 4-8, 2012 and the Advanced training class will be held September 11-13, 2012 all in Omaha, Nebraska.  Participants must attend both June and September training classes to register for this class.

The classes are intended for those who may be considering the transition from bench-level forensic scientist to manager, who are making the transition, or who may be new to crime laboratory management.  

 Basic & Basic Plus Class

Provide each participant with the fundamentals needed to effectively manage laboratory personnel, including tools for analyzing and planning workflow, allocating resources to achieve work-tasks, and coordinating work-teams.  This will serve as the foundation for the Advanced portion of the class.

 Advanced Class

Review and recap the basic and basic-plus training; and to address leadership skills, team management skills, operations management, situational analysis, and crime laboratory management ethics.  

The instructors for the class are Dr. Anthony Hendrickson and Laura Mizaur.  Dr. Hendrickson is the Dean of the College of Business and Professor of Information Systems Management at Creighton University.  Laura Mizaur is a licensed CPA and teaches courses in Accounting, Management, and Innovation in the College of Business Administration also at Creighton University. 

Let us know of your interest in attending this class by sending an e-mail to, addressed Attention: Management Series.  Please include: the applicant's name; the applicant’s e-mail address; the name of the applicant’s laboratory or employing organization; the name, e-mail address, and phone number of a supervisor who can answer any questions about the application.  

 The deadline for this expression of interest is March 16, 2012. The class will be limited to 25 participants.