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MLS Program Directors' Leadership Behaviors and Faculty's Motivation to Teach: Is There a Relationship?

From the 2020 Clinical Laboratory Educators Conference (February 29, 2020)
Presented by Stephanie Blackburn
Leadership plays a pivotal role in the retention of MLS faculty. A leader’s behavior enhances employees’ performance, motivation, satisfaction, and organizational commitment. This session provides a synopsis of research that evaluated the perceived leadership behaviors of MLS program directors and their relationship with faculty motivation.


At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will be able to:
1. Differentiate transformational and transactional leadership behaviors.
2. Describe Self-Determination theory, as it relates to faculty motivation.
3. Discuss the correlation between MLS Program Directors' leadership styles and faculty motivation.


This recorded presentation is P.A.C.E. ® accredited. The instruction level for this activity is Intermediate. One (1) P.A.C.E. ® contact hour and one and one (1) Florida credit hour in the area General will be awarded to participants. ASCLS P.A.C.E.® is accepted by the ASCP/ASCLS/AGT Board of Certification and all states, including Florida and California, as an approved provider of continuing education for recertification and licensure. ASCLS is an approved provider with CE Broker for Florida licenses.


This intermediate-level program is appropriate for laboratory professionals working in clinical, public health and academic settings.