Team Building in Manufacturing 

Wednesday, July 22, 2020| 8:00 a.m. – Noon | $99.00

Teamwork is recognized as an important aspect of modern manufacturing. It is well known that people working together can accomplish more than individuals working in isolation. This session provides practical methods to help teams become more effective and successful. Once you understand basic team dynamics, you’ll be able to recognize specific areas where teams need help and you’ll have sound methods to help them improve.

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Value Stream Mapping

Wednesday, July 29, 2020 | 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. | $295.00

In this course, you will learn how to create a value stream map (VSM) of current-state and future-state processes. Value stream mapping is a lean technique that allows you to document, analyze, and improve the events that take a product or service from its beginning through to the customer. This technique helps the manufacturer understand the total flow of the value stream, see the sources of waste, determine common language about the process, show links between information and processes, develop an improvement plan, and prioritize activities. Through creation of a VSM, you will learn how to eliminate the waste in the system and achieve dramatic improvements to your processes.

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Coaching Superior Performance in a COVID-19 Era- a Free Webinar

Friday, July 31, 2020 | 11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. | No Charge 

Coaching superior performance in an era of masks and social distancing is more difficult than pre-COVID-19.  Although this is true, effective coaching is still doable. Coaching is a process, just like other processes used in our daily activities. This webinar will cover the fundamentals of the coaching process. 

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Leading & Coaching for Superior Performance 

Wednesday, August 5, 2020 | 8:00 a.m. – Noon| $99.00

Modern manufacturing practices have required leaders to transition from a traditional style of top-down supervision into leaders who can lead and coach individuals and teams for improved performance. The essence of a successful leader is the person who can make sure that the work gets done while developing individuals and the teams at the same time. In this course, participants will learn effective processes for leading and coaching individuals and teams. Participants will have the opportunity to identify the key skills that they can practice on the job to get the best performance possible from the individuals and teams they lead.

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Effective Communication & Listening

Wednesday, August 12, 2020 | 8:00 a.m. – Noon | $99.00

Organizations today want employees with effective communication skills, or the ability to clearly send and receive messages to and from others. In this workshop, you’ll learn how to effectively communicate verbally and non-verbally as well as how to listen for maximum understanding. You can expect to leave this workshop with a better understanding of your own communication strengths and opportunities as well as practical ideas for improving your own communication.

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5-S The Visual Workplace

Wednesday, August 26, 2020 | 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. | $295.00

This workshop offers participants an opportunity to experience first-hand how a 5S System can reduce waste in a simulated production facility. Participants learn the concepts of the 5S System – Sort, Set in Order, Shine, Standardize, Sustain – and then apply them to transform a cluttered, disorganized, inefficient production area into an orderly and productive workplace.

The outcome is more than just a clean work area. The workshop shows participants how a 5S System can increase the value-added output per worker, with improvements in productivity, safety, and quality with savings going right to the bottom line.

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Team Building in Manufacturing

Thursday, August 27, 2020 | 8:00 a.m. – Noon | $99.00

Teamwork is recognized as an important aspect of modern manufacturing. It is well known that people working together can accomplish more than individuals working in isolation. This session provides practical methods to help teams become more effective and successful. Once you understand basic team dynamics, you’ll be able to recognize specific areas where teams need help and you’ll have sound methods to help them improve. You’ll also have the opportunity to select key skills that you can practice to improve the team performance.

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Problem Solving using PDCA, A3, & RCA

Wednesday, September 2, 2020 | 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. | $295.00

Join us to learn about the Plan, Do, Check, Act (PDCA) problem-solving method . . .  AND problem solving tools: A3, RCA, process mapping,cause & effect diagrams, and others.PLUS hands-on activities, you’ll even practice implementing these newly learned methods and tools in class!

Objectives:
– Define “problem” and identify problem-solving skills.
– Identify barriers to problem solving.
– List the benefits of using a structured problem-solving method.
– Describe the goals of each Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCA) step and activities that take place during each step.
– Define “root cause” and distinguish between root causes and symptoms.
– Document PDCA activities on an A3 template.

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IATF 16949:2016 Internal Auditor Training 

September 9, 16, 23, 2020 | 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. | $597.00

In this three-day seminar, you’ll gain the knowledge and skills needed to audit your quality system to the IATF 16949:2016 standard.

Course topics: updates to IATF 16949 standard, IATF 16949:2016 requirements, quality core tools, customer-specific requirements, auditing principles, and techniques for conducting effective audits. You’ll also get hands-on practice using auditing tools and techniques and have ample opportunities to get answers to questions you have about conducting QMS audits.

Attendees need to furnish a copy of IATF standard.  

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Emotional Intelligence

Thursday, September 17, 2020| 8:00 a.m. – Noon | $99.00

*New Class*

Daniel Goleman contends, “IQ determines the careers and professions people enter, but EQ (emotional intelligence quotient) determines how far they get in that career or profession.” Emotional intelligence is the ability to comprehend value and manage the emotions of one’s self and others. It is an essential skill for leaders and for a project team environment. Leaders need self-awareness, self-discipline, motivation, social competence, and empathy, but our society isn’t developing people with these competences. This workshop explores the importance of using emotional intelligence for creating a stronger leadership model.

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Leading & Coaching for Superior Performance

Thursday, October 1, 2020 | 8:00 a.m. – Noon | $99.00

Modern manufacturing practices have required leaders to transition from a traditional style of top-down supervision into leaders who can lead and coach individuals and teams for improved performance. The essence of a successful leader is the person who can make sure that the work gets done while developing individuals and the teams at the same time. In this course, participants will learn effective processes for leading and coaching individuals and teams. Participants will have the opportunity to identify the key skills that they can practice on the job to get the best performance possible from the individuals and teams they lead.

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Leadership Skills for Success Cohort #13

Begins October 7, 2020 | 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. | $1,995.00

A 9- Day leadership training series for Team Leads/Supervisors.

New supervisors and team leads need new tools and skills to successfully lead within your organization. In this 6-month, intensive course, participants will learn and practice key skills every supervisor/team lead needs. Each session introduces new topics with an emphasis on how to apply these skills in the workplace. The course facilitator will provide a forum for discussion of impact and results. Each participant will also select a project to complete in the workplace with assistance from course instructor and sponsors, AND, depending on the project, the course may pay for itself!

Class Dates:  October 7 & 28, November 18, December 9, January 6 & 27, February 17, March 10 & 31

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