Apr 2024

April 23, 2024 | 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Culture Building: Vision, Mission, Values, and Strategic Alignment

Building the right culture is a key to achieving organizational success. Strategic alignment of organizational vision, mission, and values within every level of the organization is a must for us to achieve this success. This course shows the way. Participants learn how to take overall vision, mission and, values and break them down to each level within the organization to align them with our day-to-day activities and decision making.

April 24, 2024 | 8:30 am - 12:30 pm

Additive Manufacturing: Solutions for Low-Volume/Urgent Production - FREE

Additive manufacturing, also known as 3D printing, has gained significant popularity and recognition as a versatile manufacturing process. It offers unique advantages for low-volume production, enabling cost-effective and efficient manufacturing of complex parts without the need for traditional tooling or molds. In the case of supply chain disruption, it can also provide a critical solution to an urgent production challenge.

May 2024

May 7, 2024 | 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Building Self-Confidence and Trust in a Customer Service Role

It has 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 is not always easy to accomplish.  In this course, participants will learn reliable principles and methods for building trust that every header 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.

May 8, 2024 | 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Basic PowerPoint Skills

PowerPoint is Microsoft’s powerful and easy-to-use presentation program. In this workshop, you’ll learn the basics of PowerPoint 2016, including navigating the PowerPoint interface, developing a presentation, editing and enhancing text, and adding graphics, charts, and tables.

May 14, 2024 | 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Quick Changeover/Set-up Reduction

Quick changeover is a lean manufacturing technique that can improve manufacturing efficiency by significantly decreasing changeover time. Quicker changeovers can reduce manufacturing costs and increase flexibility.

In this workshop, you’ll learn the fundamentals of set-up reduction in applying quick-change thinking to any type of setup or industry. This training focuses on attaining quick changeover through the systematic elimination of the internal components of a setup while streamlining the final procedure.

May 21, 2024 | 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Statistical Process Control (SPC) with Capability

Statistical process control (SPC) involves using statistics – numbers and data – to measure and control the quality of a process. Manufacturers use SPC to reduce reject rates, save money and time, and ultimately consistently deliver products that meet customers’ requirements. In this all-day workshop, which includes numerous hands-on activities and realistic examples, you’ll learn about SPC concepts that you can easily apply to your everyday work in manufacturing or quality.

May 22, 2024 | 8:30 am - 12:30 pm

Operational Technology Cybersecurity: Creating Secure Networks

Operational Technology (OT) refers to the hardware and software systems designed to monitor and control physical processes with real-time data. As manufacturers strive to connect more of their machinery and manufacturing technology to their corporate network to gain operational insights, a secure OT network becomes critical.

Without proper precautions, a compromised or damaged OT could affect an entire network. Risks to OT can be reduced by understanding specific threats or vulnerabilities and implementing technical and non-technical controls to mitigate the vulnerabilities.

May 28, 2024 | 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Contracting and Negotiations for Supply Chain Management

In today’s rapidly evolving business landscape, effective supply chain management and procurement are more essential than ever for organizational success. The ability to secure effective terms in supply agreements and negotiate strategically with suppliers can significantly help provide value and competitive advantage to a company.

This workshop will cover the principles of supply agreements and supplier negotiations. It is designed to provide an understanding of the legal concepts and considerations, contract elements, contract types, and supplier performance management to contracts. Critical components of a strong contract will be better understood and applied to create a win-win agreement outcome both in the short term and long term with supplier partners.

Jun 2024

June 4, 2024 | 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Becoming A Leader

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.

June 5, 2024 | 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Breaking Down the "Real" HR with Essential HR Fundamentals - All 10 Sessions - June 5, June 12, June 18, June 26, July 10, July 16, July 24, July 31, August 21, and August 28, 2024

Master the essential HR Core Competencies while learning how to apply best-practice techniques in a changing environment.  These courses will give you the know-how needed to put together an Action Plan based on your organization to help make an immediate impact.

Ask about grants available for the full curriculum.

You can earn SHRM credits in the process!

June 5, 2024 | 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Breaking Down the "Real" HR with Essential HR Fundamentals - Meeting Legal & Organizational Needs

Session 1:  Meeting Legal & Organizational Needs

In this session we will discuss Federal & State employment law topics and how they impact employment decisions.  We will also review the importance of aligning organizational goals to people and HR priorities.

You can earn SHRM credits in the process!

June 11, 2024 | 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Design FMEA

Failure Mode and Effects Analysis, or FMEA, is a structured approach used to identify ways in which a product or process can fail, estimate risk associated with specific causes, and prioritize actions that should be taken to reduce risk. In this full-day workshop, you’ll learn about design FMEAs (DFMEA) as described by AIAG in the June 2019 publication Failure Mode and Effect Analysis – FMEA Handbook by AIAG and VDA, including the format and content of DFMEAs.

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