Registration for the 2020 ASCLD Leadership Academy is now open. 

The ASCLD Leadership Academy is a training program offered by the American Society of Crime Laboratory Directors for managerial personnel in forensic science laboratories. It is designed to deliver training of the highest quality at a cost that recognizes the current strained budgets of labs across the U.S.

The Academy is open to ASCLD members and non-members, alike. The mission of the ASCLD Leadership Academy is to train forensic experts to become leaders of forensic science institutions. Continuing into its 7th year, the ASCLD Leadership Academy will again offer the Level I Academy designed specifically for newly appointed supervisors and supervisors who have had little opportunity for previous formal management training and education. ASCLD is also very excited to offer the first Level II Academy designed for forensic science leaders who are responsible for entire forensic programs, multiple sections and teams, or an entire forensic laboratory.

The Academy is a blended training model, combining weekly lecture-style webinars with a "Management Lab" at the annual ASCLD Symposium where students will participate in hands-on, practical exercises to develop their skill.




2020 Leadership Academy Calendar

Orientation Webinar

January 2, 2020


All sessions are held on Thursdays, 1:00-3:00 p.m. ET

Leadership Academy Level I: January 9, 16, 23 and 30

Communication: February 6, 13, 20 and 27

Organizational Management: March 5, 12, 19 and 26

Leadership Academy Level II: January 7, 14, and 21

Communication: January 28, February 4 and 11

Human Resources: February 18, 25 and March 3

Laboratory Operations: March 10, 17, 24


March 29-30, 2020

8:00 a.m. -5:00 p.m.

In-person workshop at the 2020 ASCLD Symposium in Denver, Colorado

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