Executive Management Education

Business scholars teach lab professionals to lead a scientific community.

Two people stand near a linear accelerator

Shoua Moua and Fernanda Garcia examine the high-energy end of the Fermilab linear accelerator, or Linac.

In 2007, University of Chicago launched the Strategic Laboratory Leadership Program, which draws on expertise from the top-ranking University of Chicago Booth School of Business to develop future lab leaders, address succession planning challenges, and foster closer working relationships between Fermilab and nearby Argonne National Laboratory.

This program builds such management skills as strategic planning and commanding change and innovation, with an emphasis on effective leadership and promoting real-world application of new skill sets. Participants also complete a Chicago Booth executive education elective course aligned with personal development interests.

With over 100 graduates and an active alumni network, the program’s success attracts attention from other national laboratories. In 2011, University of Chicago welcomed staff from Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility to participate in the leadership program.

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