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Professional Development

Professional Development Opportunities for the Core Facilities Community


Core Facilities staff are encouraged to pursue opportunities to grow their professional network and expand their business and scientific acumen. Below are some of the opportunities and organizations that can help support this mission.

  • ABRF: The Association of Biomolecular Resource Facilities is an international society dedicated to advancing core and research biotechnology laboratories through research, technology, communication, and education.
  • MWACD: Midwest Association of Core Directors, a regional Chapter of the ABRF.
  • Northwestern’s Kellogg Executive Education Course, Leadership and Management in Core Facilities: Running a core facility successfully requires both a strong set of business management skills and deep insights into the nuances of leadership in a university setting. This four-day executive learning experience focuses specifically on helping you enhance your business and management skills and developing the leadership capacity to run your operation more effectively.