Excellence in Forensic Science Management through Leadership and Innovation                                                                                                                    


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 US. The Academy is open to ASCLD members and non-members, alike. The mission of the ASCLD Leadership Academy is to train managers to become LEADERS.

Back for its ninth year, the ASCLD Leadership Academy will again offer a Level 1 course designed specifically for newly appointed supervisors and supervisors who have had little opportunity for previous formal management training and education. 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 skills. 

Additionally, ASCLD is execited to again offer the Level 2 Academy which first began in 2020. Level 2 will focus on providing quality instruction to forensic leaders who are responsible for entire forensic programs, multiples sections and teams, or an entire forensic laboratory. The ASCLD Leadership Academy Level II builds upon the instruction of Level 1, and qualifies participants to test for the Certified Forensic Manager Level 2 exam (CFM-II). 

These courses sell out every year. Register early to reserve your spot. Registration will open October 31, 2022. Registration deadline is January 13, 2023.