Descriptive Panel Leadership

For working Panel Leaders: Explore best practices for leading and managing a descriptive analysis panel, discuss challenges in the panel environment, and receive feedback and coaching

Course Description

Strengthen your panel leadership skills through reviewing and expanding the conceptual and practical background necessary to successfully develop, select, cultivate, monitor, and motivate an existing or expanding descriptive analysis panel.

This participatory workshop allows time for Panel Leaders to consider application of new/refined practices for panels and also to talk through challenges and successes in their panel environments and in their companies while receiving coaching from Spectrum instructors.

Practice panel leader skills in one or more areas such as training, providing feedback, or presenting results.  Feedback and coaching come from both instructors and peers.

Course will include an evening session on Days 2 and 3.

About the Course

After reviewing descriptive analysis components and use of trained panels, deepen your knowledge into the importance of panelist selection, panel motivation/monitoring, and controlled procedures in panel success. Continue with terminology and scaling discussions as well as drawing conclusions from data through data analysis and common sense interpretation. Design and practice one or more of several panel leader skills and receive personalized feedback and coaching.

Who Should Attend

Practicing sensory professionals who are currently leading descriptive analysis panels (Spectrum, Flavor or Texture Profile, QDA, Odor Profile, Skin Feel, Fabric Feel, etc.) as an opportunity for continuing education. An open interchange is encouraged as participants learn styles and techniques to bring back to their panels.

Are you a new or “about to be” panel leader? Contact us for options!

March 20 – 23, 2018

3.5 Day Course*
Course Fee: $2,800
Course Directors: Ivy Koelliker, Lee Stapleton
Location: New Jersey
*Course ends with light lunch at noon on final day


across the street from Sensory Spectrum
535 Central Avenue
New Providence, NJ 07974
Phone (908) 665-9200

570 Springfield Avenue
Summit, NJ 07901
Phone (908) 273-3000

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