Program Format

The program is a fully immersive, intensive management and leadership training program over a 2-year period. (A second-year participant who is unable to attend the second year class after a three-year break shall be required to repeat year one of the ILAM Program and pay applicable fees before attending year two.) Orientation and classes for each level will begin on the first or second weekend in May, and closing ceremonies will conclude the program on the following Thursday evening.

Class topics vary from year to year depending on the needs of the industry and the requests of the students. The following are examples of some of the previous class titles from both Level I and Level II:

  • AAALAC—Managing a Site Visit
  • Training Management
  • Communications
  • Managing Your Career
  • Bioethics
  • Facility Technology
  • Negotiating with Diplomacy
  • Leadership
  • Managing Diversity
  • Stress Management Public Relations
  • Problem Solving/Team Building
  • Record Keeping/SOP Development
  • Regulatory/Compliance Issues
  • Performance Appraisals
  • Financial Management
  • Violence in the Workplace
  • Time/Stress Management
  • Dealing with Difficult Employees
  • Institutional Policies

To learn about hotel accomodations, extracurricular activities, attire, Silent/Live auctions, Memphis and Beale Street, as well as a generic daily schedule for the ILAM experience, please download the PDF below.

ILAM Information 

Continuing Education Units

Participation in each year of ILAM qualifies toward the AALAS Technician Certification Registry requirements at all levels of certification and has been approved for CEUs from the American Association of Veterinary State Boards.

ILAM Faculty

ILAM faculty are selected for their expertise on subjects relating to management and specifically to managing laboratory animal care and use programs.