Topic Suggestions for Future PD Sessions

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What topics would you like a PD session on?

Poll ended at 31 May 2019, 23:00Please note that results are sorted by decreasing number of votes received.

Useful resources - Find information o experiments types, setups and much more
18
25%
Technical know-how - (suggest specific topic below)
13
18%
Problem solving skills - Become resourceful and outcome driven
10
14%
Time management - Get more done in less time
6
8%
Budget management - Get more bang for your buck
6
8%
Improve lab efficiency with lean principles
6
8%
Stock management - Get product availability without locking in your money
5
7%
Effective communication skills - Get your message across
5
7%
Leadership skills - Build your authority among your peers
4
5%
 
Total votes: 73

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Westlab
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Topic Suggestions for Future PD Sessions

Post by Westlab » 13 May 2019, 15:43

Hi all!

We're looking to put a few PD sessions together and wanted to bounce back some topics ideas with you.

Please, vote which topics you are interested in learning more about. You can also suggest topics if not listed in the poll.

The poll will be open until 31st May. Once the poll is closed, we'll choose the winner of a free 10 pack of UNI Stoppers (size of your choice).

We would love to get your vote and suggestions on PD topics so we can add the most value to you all!

Many thanks!

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Re: Topic Suggestions for Future PD Sessions

Post by Labbie » 13 May 2019, 20:56

Oh gosh I'm the first,
Regards Labbie

Lab Manager/Lab Tech, mind reading etc etc
Now retired :wub:

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Re: Topic Suggestions for Future PD Sessions

Post by Westlab » 14 May 2019, 08:33

Thanks Sue!!! :)

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Re: Topic Suggestions for Future PD Sessions

Post by littltesttube » 14 May 2019, 09:12

Chemical storage and disposal as questions are often asked about this
Understanding and interpreting SDS
Reliable pracs that work to share
Thats all I can think of at the moment :)

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Re: Topic Suggestions for Future PD Sessions

Post by Westlab » 14 May 2019, 11:17

littltesttube wrote:
14 May 2019, 09:12
Chemical storage and disposal as questions are often asked about this
Understanding and interpreting SDS
Reliable pracs that work to share
Thats all I can think of at the moment :)
Thank you so much for your input!! We'll take note :D

- Luc

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Re: Topic Suggestions for Future PD Sessions

Post by Prima » 15 May 2019, 14:23

Perhaps a hands-on prac, or demo, on the topic of Agar plates - preparation, use, what to avoid as well as safe disposal.

And yes - pracs that work would be great for everyone!

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Re: Topic Suggestions for Future PD Sessions

Post by superbug » 15 May 2019, 15:58

Chemical disposal reuse, recycle and treatment to avoid disposing via chemical pickup.

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Re: Topic Suggestions for Future PD Sessions

Post by Westlab » 16 May 2019, 08:13

superbug wrote:
15 May 2019, 15:58
Chemical disposal reuse, recycle and treatment to avoid disposing via chemical pickup.
Great topic idea. Very popular in the Labbies Facebook group too :D

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Re: Topic Suggestions for Future PD Sessions

Post by Westlab » 16 May 2019, 08:22

Prima wrote:
15 May 2019, 14:23
Perhaps a hands-on prac, or demo, on the topic of Agar plates - preparation, use, what to avoid as well as safe disposal.

And yes - pracs that work would be great for everyone!
Thank you Prima for your suggestions. Great ideas

- Luc

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Re: Topic Suggestions for Future PD Sessions

Post by Kathryn » 30 May 2019, 12:01

I'd be interested on something on rocks and learning about the geology of the region. Also ideas on how to make rocks / earth science more interesting as the teachers mostly groan when they are doing that subject.
Also, physics experiments - I have done workshops before but it is the topic I struggle mostly with. Some of the workshops I have done have been more focused on using data loggers. I would rather have hands on how to set up physics equipment and what they mean.
I'm looking forward to coming as it is a few years since I have down PL.
Thanks

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Re: Topic Suggestions for Future PD Sessions

Post by Westlab » 30 May 2019, 14:22

Thank you Kathryn for your input! all noted

- Luc

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Re: Topic Suggestions for Future PD Sessions

Post by Westlab » 04 Jun 2019, 16:13

Congratulations to AnnNos for winning the 10 pack Westlab Uni Stoppers!! :clap3:

Also, BIG THANK YOU to everyone for voting and helping us deliver more and better value to you all 😀

Watch the draw here > https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y1atJ4G9Yr4

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Re: Topic Suggestions for Future PD Sessions

Post by AnnNos » 07 Jun 2019, 09:04

Thanks Westlab. I received the stoppers yesterday.

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