Ethics in Leadership

Thursday, December 6, 2018 | 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. | $99.00

Ethical leaders are concerned for the greater good, are honest and straightforward, strive for fairness, show respect for the individual, and take responsibility for their decisions. They also serve as role models in their organization. Evidence also suggests that over time, “ethical” organizations outperform those that do not operate ethically. In this workshop, you’ll learn why ethics are important in organizations and how ethical leaders behave on a daily basis. You’ll also evaluate real-world workplace situations from an ethical standpoint.

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Basic Applications of GD & T

Friday, December 7, 2018 | 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. | $199.00

Geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T) is a symbolic language used on engineering drawings to specify features of a part, including the size, shape, form, and orientation. By implementing GD&T, manufacturers can more clearly and precisely define part requirements, improve inspection, gain business flexibility in today’s global economy, and save money. This course continues to build upon the topics and concepts from the Purdue MEP workshop “An Introduction to GD&T,” which includes the history of GD&T, datums, and basic GD&T symbols. In this course, participants will obtain additional practice recognizing and interpreting basic GD&T on drawings

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5S System- The Visual Workplace

Friday, December 14, 2018 | 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 reduces 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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Compressed Air Challenge- Fundamentals of Compressed Air Systems

Monday, December 17, 2018 | 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. | $295.00

The Compressed Air Challenge© is a voluntary collaboration of industrial users; manufacturers, distributors and their associations; facility operating personnel and their associations; consultants; state research and development agencies; energy efficiency organizations; and utilities, that are determined to help you realize the benefits of smart compressed air management.  As a result, they have developed the Fundamentals of Compressed Air Systems one-day training.

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Effective Communication & Listening

Tuesday, January 8, 2019 | 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | $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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The TLS Alternative

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 | 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. | $395.00

Dr. Donn J. Novotny, President & CEO of The Goal Institute, Inc. is conducting The TLS Alternative.  Three concepts that should be instantly familiar to any supply chain and operations management professional are the Theory of Constraints (TOC), Lean and Six Sigma.

Finding the best solution to a supply chain or operations problem is not easy.  Managers need to assess all of the different options available and decide which methodology is the most appropriate in different circumstances.  TLS provides a platform for continuous improvement that can immunize the future of companies.

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 Energy Savings 101 – Sponsored by 1st Source Bank

Thursday, January 24, 2019 | 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | Free

This program provides real-world case studies and the tools necessary for industrial facility personnel to incorporate energy efficiency into financial decision making. This workshop is appropriate for everyone with responsibilities related to energy expenses: accounting, engineering, finance, management, maintenance and production. Thanks to the generous support of 1st Source Bank, this class is free of charge but spaces are limited.

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Becoming a Leader

January 29, 2019 | 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | $99.00

Effective leadership is a key component to organizational success. But what does it mean to lead effectively? In this workshop, you’ll learn the keys to effective leadership and assess your own leadership strengths and weaknesses.

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Leadership Skills for Success

Begins January 30, 2019 | 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. | $1,995.00

This is a 6 month course with 9 classes in the series.  Each class is generally every three weeks.Help prepare your top operators for a supervisor role by equipping them with the leadership skills to effective manage a team.This program focuses on problem-solving, effective communication, productive conflict resolution, ethics, building self-confidence and trust, and team-building.Each participant will select a project to complete in the workplace with assistance from the course instructors.  The ultimate goal of this course is to provide new supervisors with the essential tools and knowledge to succeed in a leadership role.

Dates:  January 30, February 20, March 13, April 3, April 24, May 15, June 5, July 3, July 24, 2019

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Building Self-Confidence and Trust

Tuesday, February 12, 2019 | 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | $99.00

It’s been said that a true leader has no fear. Self-confidence is a critical trait for every leader to possess in the right balance. Trust is the glue that holds every relationship together. While trust is a simple thing, it’s not always easy to accomplish. In this course, participants will learn reliable principles and methods for building trust that every leader can use. Participants will have the opportunity to select the key skills that they can practice to gain the ease of genuine self-confidence and use reliable methods for building trust with others.

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Team Building in Manufacturing

Tuesday, February 26, 2019 | 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | $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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Fundamentals of Power Factor – Sponsored by 1st Source Bank

Thursday, February 28, 2019 | 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | Free

Low power factor is expensive and can be damaging to many systems. By attending this half-day workshop, you’ll learn how improving your power factorwill reduce electrical bills and increase your electrical system’s capacity. Thanks to the generous support of 1st Source Bank, this class is free of charge but spaces are limited.

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Leading & Coaching for Superior Performance

Tuesday, March 12, 2019 | 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | $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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Sexual Harassment Prevention

Tuesday, March 19, 2019 | 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. | $99.00

This course will explain the legal framework, examples of potentially illegal actions, important concepts and development and consequences/impact. It will review the fundamental rights and responsibilities and guidelines on effectively responding to sexual harassment in the workplace, with scenarios.

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Project Management 

Tuesday, April 2, 2019 | 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. | $199.00

Project management, with its many tools, techniques, and activities, can be intimidating and complex. In this workshop, you’ll learn project management basics and gain a solid foundation to (or continue to) build your project management skills. Topics covered: project life cycle; key tasks and tools for project initiation, planning, execution, monitoring and controlling; and keys to project success. You’ll also have an opportunity to assess your project management skills as well as practice using key project management tools.

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