Iowa Business Training, Events, and Workshops

As the COVID-19 outbreak continues, the Center for Industrial Research and Service (CIRAS) continues to prioritize the health and safety of our communities, clients, and staff. For the time being, we have decided to cancel, postpone, or move online all CIRAS in-person events. Webinars will continue as planned. Full refunds will be issued for canceled events and to those unable to attend rescheduled events. Please contact us at ciras@iastate.edu or 515-294-3420 with any questions.

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March 2021


CHANGES: The Most Important Clause in Federal Construction Contracts, Presented by Maria Panichelli

3/2/2021, Webinar

Growth Government Contracting Webinar 

Details: If you do business with the federal government, the Changes clause just may be the most important clause in your contract. This 90-minute webinar will walk you through the steps necessary to address changes in government contracts and how to take steps to ensure that you get paid for them. For more, contact Justin Niceswanger at jnice@iastate.edu.

 

COVID-19 Manufacturing Roundtable

3/2/2021, Webinar

Leadership COVID-19 Webinar 

Details: During these times of rapid change, CIRAS is hosting a weekly manufacturing roundtable to provide updates on COVID-19, share best practices, and host expert speakers. Participation from attendees, including sharing lessons and asking questions, is encouraged. For more, contact Derek Thompson at thompson@iastate.edu

 

ISU Supplier Orientation

3/2/2021, Webinar

Growth Government Contracting Webinar 

Details: Want to do business with Iowa State University? This one-hour webinar is designed to show would-be vendors how the process works. An Iowa State procurement official will discuss bidding invoicing, and payment processes, as well as what and how the university prefers to purchase. For more, contact Mary McGraw at mcgraw@iastate.edu.

 

Iowa Manufacturing Lean Leaders Roundtable

3/3/2021, Webinar

Growth Leadership Productivity Technology Iowa Lean Consortium Webinar 

Details: Lean manufacturing is a never-ending journey of continuous improvement, and there are bound to be bumps along the way. This twice-monthly webinar is a roundtable discussion on the first and third Wednesday of every month. Northeast Iowa manufacturers will be able to share tips and address issues impacting their operational competitiveness. For more, contact Steve Wilson at wilsons@iastate.edu.

 

Training for Protecting the Workforce from COVID-19

3/3/2021 - 3/24/2021, Webinar

Leadership Productivity Technology Food Industry COVID-19 Webinar 

Details: Iowa State University is offering a four-module program for preparing employees, supervisors, and owners of manufacturing and construction companies for planning, preparing, and responding to COVID-19 in the workplace. The curriculum consists of four, 1-hour long, webinars that will be offered every Wednesday 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM from January – September 2021. The program will offer ten cycles of the four webinars. For more information contact Mike O'Donnell at modonnll@iastate.edu.

 

Strategy in Times of Uncertainty

3/5/2021, Webinar

Leadership Webinar 

Details: What do you do in times of turmoil? This one-hour webinar will explore how a company assesses the threats to its current business mission and strategy when market conditions change quickly. For more information, contact Joy Donald at jdonald@iastate.edu.

 

Speaking FARlish

3/8/2021 - 3/9/2021, Webinar

Growth Government Contracting Webinar 

Details: The Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) outlines the rules for most of what happens in a government procurement process, but the FAR uses words in a way that is not consistent with everyday English. This two-day webinar will help government contractors understand this strange language and use it to properly position themselves for every phase of the sales and performance cycle. For more, contact Justin Niceswanger at jnice@iastate.edu.

 

Blended Human Food Preventive Controls Qualified Individual (PCQI) Part 2: Instructor-led (virtual)

3/8/2021 - 3/9/2021, Webinar

Leadership Food Industry Webinar 

Details: This two-day webinar is an instructor-led class to obtain global-recognized Food Safety Preventative Controls Alliance (FSPCA) certification as a Preventative Controls Qualified Individual (PCQI) in Human Food – the only PCQI training course recognized by the FDA. Class will take place in two four-hour blocks over Zoom or WebEx. Attendance to both blocks is required. For more, contact Kim Anderson at kandrson@iastate.edu.

 

Business Resiliency Webinar Series

3/9/2021 - 5/25/2021, Webinar

Leadership COVID-19 Webinar 

Details: This Business Resiliency webinar series is intended to be a 30-minute weekly look at what it takes to keep your business flexible and able to overcome disruptions. Each week, we’ll take lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic and use them to help you examine your own company to build a resilient business and prepare for the post-COVID world. For more, contact Marc Schneider at maschn@iastate.edu.

 

ILC How to Coach Problem Solving Virtual Workshop

3/9/2021, Webinar

Productivity Iowa Lean Consortium Webinar 

Details: Whether you’re a change agent or a manager in a Lean environment, coaching problem-solving is a critical skill to master. This online workshop is designed to show you how to develop your coaching skills in a consistent way throughout your organization. This workshop is a mix of learning and action, with a mixture of online presentations and assignments to be completed virtually. For more, contact Tracy Schuster at tschust@iastate.edu.

 

Food Talks

3/9/2021, Webinar

Growth Leadership Productivity Food Industry Webinar 

Details: This one-hour webinar is the online home for a quarterly round table where Iowa food manufacturers can discuss a variety of food safety issues. Whether you’re new to food safety regulations or well positioned for the future, this group will be a place where you can discuss challenges and learn about the successful practices of others. For more, contact Kim Anderson at kandrson@iastate.edu.

 

GovCon101

3/10/2021, Webinar

Government Contracting Webinar 

Details: This webinar will give you an introduction to local, state, and federal Government Contracting, and address the various factors you may want to consider before entering this market. We'll discuss how the Government market differs from the commercial market, the pros and cons of servicing this market, how the government buys, and all the various steps required in order to sell to the Government. For questions please contact Samantha Ferm at siferm@iastate.edu.

 

DAS Vendor Orientation

3/10/2021, Webinar

Growth Government Contracting Webinar 

Details: The Department of Administrative Services (DAS) Central Procurement offers orientation for vendors interested in doing business with State of Iowa agencies. Objectives:- Learn the basics of public procurement.- Learn about what the State purchases. - Learn where to find solicitations. - Learn who to contact. - Learn where to find other procurement information.

 

CIRAS Digital Manufacturing Lab Powered by Alliant Energy - Virtual Lab Tour

3/11/2021, Webinar

Growth Productivity Technology Webinar 

Details: This 90-minute webinar will be an on-line virtual tour of the CIRAS Digital Manufacturing Lab powered by Alliant Energy, a facility created to help manufacturers de-risk potential technology adoption. The first 30 minutes will be a general introduction to the lab and a virtual tour, followed by parallel breakout sessions on 3D printers, scanners, and cobots. For more information, contact Abhay Grover at agrover@iastate.edu.

 

Identifying the Six Types of Government Customers

3/15/2021, Webinar

Growth Government Contracting Webinar 

Details: Doing business with the government requires relationships. So, what do you do if you don’t know anybody and don’t know how to get started? This one-hour webinar is designed help Iowa businesses understand what motivates officials at federal agencies and how to make connections with the appropriate people. For more, contact Justin Niceswanger at jnice@iastate.edu.

 

Dealing with Differing Site Conditions on Federal Projects

3/16/2021, Webinar

Growth Government Contracting Webinar 

Details: Your company has received a contract for construction or infrastructure work but, before or during performance, you identify material differences or unusual conditions between what’s described in your contract compared to what you observe onsite. What do you do when you experience differing site conditions? This 90-minute webinar will feature a legal expert discussing the function and purpose of differing site condition clauses in government contracts. For more, contact Justin Niceswanger at jnice@iastate.edu.

 

Iowa Manufacturing Lean Leaders Rountable

3/17/2021, Webinar

Growth Leadership Productivity Technology Iowa Lean Consortium Webinar 

Details: Lean manufacturing is a never-ending journey of continuous improvement, and there are bound to be bumps along the way. This twice-monthly webinar is a roundtable discussion on the first and third Wednesday of every month. Iowa manufacturers will be able to share tips and address issues impacting their operational competitiveness. For more, contact Steve Wilson at wilsons@iastate.edu.

 

Identifying State and Local Government Markets

3/17/2021, Webinar

Growth Government Contracting Webinar 

Details: Government Contracting can be a valuable tool for growing and developing an Iowa business. But how do you get started selling to the government if you don’t have contacts at the Pentagon? This 30-minute webinar will show you how to focus on local governments and find potential customers at the school district or state agency just down the street. For more, contact Mary Zimmerman at maryz@iastate.edu.

 

Iowa’s TSB Program, plus Introduction to DOT DBE Program

3/18/2021, Webinar

Growth Government Contracting Webinar 

Details: Iowa’s Targeted Small Business (TSB) program exists to help women, people with minority status, service-connected disabled veterans, and individuals with disabilities overcome hurdles to start or grow small businesses in Iowa. Each webinar will help you understand more about the TSB program and how to do business with a particular government agency. For more, contact Julie Fagle at jafagle@iastate.edu.

 

Unlocking Informational Clues in x-ray Images

3/18/2021, Webinar

Technology Webinar 

Details: This one-hour webinar is designed to serve as an overview of the potential benefits of industrial x-ray testing, focusing on the information contained in radiographic images. Dave Utrata, a CIRAS project manager with Iowa State University’s Center for Nondestructive Evaluation, will review the basic principles behind x-ray inspection and how it could help you learn more about your project or materials. For more, contact Dave Utrata at heydave@iastate.edu.

 

ILC Virtual Lean Coffee

3/19/2021, Webinar

Productivity Iowa Lean Consortium Lean Coffee 

Details: ILC member may join us on the third Friday of each month for Lean Coffee, a place where continuous improvement professionals can share ideas and grow. We meet as a large group, then separate into breakout rooms where we vote on topics of interest for detailed discussion. For more, contact Tracy Schuster at tschust@iastate.edu.

 

Virtual Materials Lab Tour

3/25/2021, Webinar

Technology Webinar 

Details: This one-hour webinar is designed to explain the tools available to help companies test and analyze materials at the CIRAS Materials Lab. The presentation will simulate what would happen if a company wanted to address quality control problems on specific components. We’ll walk you through the triage of what frequently goes wrong and what tools could be helpful. For more, contact Adam Boesenberg at aboesenb@iastate.edu.

 

Ergonomics during the Covid-19 Pandemic

3/25/2021, Webinar

Productivity COVID-19 Webinar 

Details: Ever wonder what working from home is doing to your employees' health? This one-hour presentation will feature a health and safety consultant explaining some of the ergonomic issues tied to home offices and how to avoid them. For more, contact Teresa Hay McMahon at thmc@iastate.edu.

 

Information security - A discussion current and future challenges

3/25/2021, Webinar

Leadership Technology Webinar 

Details: Join this virtual roundtable for an in-depth discussion about the issues involved in building and maintaining a system for data security. We’re inviting a handful of companies for a 90-minute conversation about the variety of data-related issues Iowans face and how you can turn proactive security into a business advantage. For more, contact Shankar Srinivasan at srigshan@iastate.edu.

 

Jump Start Your Journey Towards Industry 4.0

3/30/2021, Webinar

Growth Leadership Productivity Technology Food Industry Webinar 

Details: Industry 4.0 is a term that describes the next phase of modern manufacturing – a world where factories have the ability to generate massive amounts of data and quickly analyze it to improve their processes. This is a world with powerful benefits. But how do you know where to start? This 90-minute webinar is designed to help Iowa manufacturers understand what they need to know and how they should react. This workshop will help you assess your readiness and develop a plan. For more information, contact Andrew Friend at afriend@iastate.edu.

 

ILC - How Lean Can Make Your Organization a Great Place to Work Panel Discussion

3/31/2021, Webinar

Productivity Iowa Lean Consortium Webinar 

Details: This 90-minute panel discussion, featuring five of the Des Moines Register's Top Places to Work in 2020, will explore the key role that Lean can plan in turning your organization into one of the premier places where people want to work. For more, contact Tracy Schuster at tschust@iastate.edu.

 

 

April 2021


Scheduling Issues on Federal Construction Contracts: Distinguishing Delays, Disruption and Suspensions, Presented by Maria Panichelli

4/6/2021, Webinar

Growth Government Contracting Webinar 

Details: Very few federal contracts are completed without some sort of delay occurring, but who is responsible for the resulting costs? This 90-minute webinar features two experienced government contracting attorneys explaining how to distinguish delays and suspensions from disruption. They’ll explain the different types of delay and walk you through the process of establishing government liability. For more, contact Justin Niceswanger at jnice@iastate.edu.

 

Subcontracting Webinar

4/7/2021, Webinar

Growth Government Contracting Webinar 

Details: Subcontracting can be a lucrative avenue for companies that want to work in the government sector. This webinar will help Iowa businesses understand subcontracting opportunities, where to find them, and when subcontracting might make sense for your company. For more, contact Julie Fagle at jafagle@iastate.edu. Registration page coming soon.

 

Training for Protecting the Workforce from COVID-19

4/7/2021 - 4/28/2021, Webinar

Leadership Productivity Technology Food Industry COVID-19 Webinar 

Details: Iowa State University is offering a four-module program for preparing employees, supervisors, and owners of manufacturing and construction companies for planning, preparing, and responding to COVID-19 in the workplace. The curriculum consists of four, 1-hour long, webinars that will be offered every Wednesday 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM from January – September 2021. The program will offer ten cycles of the four webinars. For more information contact Mike O'Donnell at modonnll@iastate.edu.

 

Iowa Manufacturing Lean Leaders Rountable

4/7/2021, Webinar

Growth Leadership Productivity Technology Iowa Lean Consortium Webinar 

Details: ?Lean manufacturing is a never-ending journey of continuous improvement, and there are bound to be bumps along the way. This twice-monthly webinar is a roundtable discussion on the first and third Wednesday of every month. Iowa manufacturers will be able to share tips and address issues impacting their operational competitiveness. For more, contact Steve Wilson at wilsons@iastate.edu.

 

Past Performance: Leveraging Success to Win Future Awards

4/13/2021, Webinar

Growth Government Contracting Webinar 

Details: This one-hour webinar is designed to help government contractors understand how government agencies measure past performance and how to address any concerns in their past. Attendees will learn how to leverage their past performance to enhance their competitiveness and what strategies to use in addressing any less-than-glowing past performance evaluations. For more, contact mmburant@iastate.edu.

 

Complying with CMMC and DFARS

4/14/2021, Webinar

Government Contracting Webinar 

Details: This two-hour virtual workshop will help attendees make sense of the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) and Defense Acquisition Regulations System (DFARS). You’ll learn about the requirements of each and how your organization can become compliant with both. For more, contact Melissa Burant at mmburant@iastate.edu.

 

Manufacturing 4.0: Keys to Innovating and Implementing to Achieve Results Faster

4/16/2021, Webinar

Leadership Technology Webinar 

Details: This one-hour online workshop will show Iowa companies how empowering people, cultivating culture, and leveraging technology can help you innovate, implement changes, and achieve results faster. Experts from the Bâton Global consulting firm in Des Moines will explain how focusing on people can help you improve at a more rapid pace. For more, contact Mike O’Donnell at modonnll@iastate.edu.?

 

ILC Virtual Lean Coffee

4/16/2021, Webinar

Productivity Iowa Lean Consortium Lean Coffee 

Details: ILC member may join us on the third Friday of each month for Lean Coffee, a place where continuous improvement professionals can share ideas and grow. We meet as a large group, then separate into breakout rooms where we vote on topics of interest for detailed discussion. For more, contact Tracy Schuster at tschust@iastate.edu.

 

How to Read a Federal Solicitation

4/19/2021, Webinar

Growth Government Contracting Webinar 

Details: Much of government contracting starts with trying to understand a solicitation. This one-hour webinar will provide an overview of the contents of federal government solicitations, including the Uniform Contract Format, as well as common pitfalls to avoid. For more, contact Justin Niceswanger at jnice@iastate.edu.

 

How to Read a Federal Solicitation

4/19/2021, Webinar

Growth Government Contracting Webinar 

Details: Much of government contracting starts with trying to understand a solicitation. This one-hour webinar will provide an overview of the contents of federal government solicitations, including the Uniform Contract Format, as well as common pitfalls to avoid. For more, contact Justin Niceswanger at jnice@iastate.edu.

 

Iowa’s TSB Program, plus Introduction to a State Agency (Small Business Development Center)

4/22/2021, Webinar

Growth Government Contracting Webinar 

Details: Iowa’s Targeted Small Business (TSB) program exists to help women, people with minority status, service-connected disabled veterans, and individuals with disabilities overcome hurdles to start or grow small businesses in Iowa. Each webinar will help you understand more about the TSB program and how to do business with a particular government agency. For more, contact Julie Fagle at jafagle@iastate.edu.

 

Debriefings and Bid Protests, Presented by Matthew Schoonover

4/27/2021, Webinar

Growth Government Contracting Webinar 

Details: Debriefs and bid protests are crucial parts of acquiring a government contract. This one-hour webinar will discuss the debriefing and bid protest process, focusing on lessons learned through bid protests and why companies should use these tools to enhance their competitiveness for future awards. For more, contact Melissa Burant at mmburant@iastate.edu.

 

Blended Human Food Preventive Controls Qualified Individual (PCQI) Part 2: Instructor-led (virtual)

4/28/2021 - 4/29/2021, Webinar

Food Industry Webinar 

Details: This two-day webinar is an instructor-led class to obtain global-recognized Food Safety Preventative Controls Alliance (FSPCA) certification as a Preventative Controls Qualified Individual (PCQI) in Human Food – the only PCQI training course recognized by the FDA. Class will take place in two four-hour blocks over Zoom or WebEx. Attendance to both blocks is required. For more, contact Kim Anderson at kandrson@iastate.edu.

 

Plant Layout Simulations

4/28/2021, Webinar

Technology Webinar 

Details: Efficient manufacturing means avoiding wasted energy. Is your plant squandering time and money by moving products a greater distance than is necessary? This one-hour webinar will explain how CIRAS can create a simulation of your plant layout and find the most efficient way for you to operate. For more, contact Kirk Haaland at khaaland@iastate.edu.

 

Strain Gage Basics for Structural Applications

4/29/2021, Webinar

Technology Webinar 

Details: This two-hour webinar will cover the basics of using a strain gage in structural applications. CIRAS experts will explain how strain gages measure the forces at work on a part or product and how to collect the data, as well as practical applications for using strain gages as tools to test products in the field. For more information, contact John Roberts at jarobert@iastate.edu.

 

How Metal Additive Manufacturing Can Impact Your Company

4/29/2021, Webinar

Technology Webinar 

Details: This one-hour webinar is designed to give Iowa manufacturers a broad overview of the capabilities and design considerations for metal 3D printing. CIRAS experts will explain why metal additive manufacturing could be important for your business, where it might fit in your production process, and how you can leverage CIRAS for metal additive manufacturing. For more, contact Jake Behrens at jbehrens@iastate.edu.

 

Intro to SBIR/STTR Programs: America’s Seed Fund

4/29/2021, Webinar

Growth Government Contracting Webinar 

Details: Do you have a breakthrough business but lack the resources necessary to develop it? This one-hour webinar will explain the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs - two highly competitive programs that encourage domestic small businesses to engage in research and development with the potential for commercialization. For more, contact Mary Zimmerman at maryz@iastate.edu.

 

 

May 2021


Leveraging the SBA Data Small Business Search

5/4/2021, Webinar

Growth Government Contracting Webinar 

Details: This one-hour webinar will explain how government contractors can make full use of the SBA’s Dynamic Small Business Search (DSBS). Participants will learn how to enter information into this vital system, how to navigate it for market research, and how federal contracting officers use it to identify businesses who might fit upcoming opportunities. For more, contact Mary Zimmerman at maryz@iastate.edu.

 

Training for Protecting the Workforce from COVID-19

5/5/2021 - 5/26/2021, Webinar

Leadership Productivity Technology Food Industry COVID-19 Webinar 

Details: Iowa State University is offering a four-module program for preparing employees, supervisors, and owners of manufacturing and construction companies for planning, preparing, and responding to COVID-19 in the workplace. The curriculum consists of four, 1-hour long, webinars that will be offered every Wednesday 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM from January – September 2021. The program will offer ten cycles of the four webinars. For more information contact Mike O'Donnell at modonnll@iastate.edu

 

DAS Vendor Orientation

5/5/2021, Webinar

Growth Government Contracting Webinar 

Details: The Department of Administrative Services (DAS) Central Procurement offers orientation for vendors interested in doing business with State of Iowa agencies. Objectives:- Learn the basics of public procurement.- Learn about what the State purchases. - Learn where to find solicitations. - Learn who to contact. - Learn where to find other procurement information.

 

Mentor/Protégés, Joint Ventures, and Teaming

5/11/2021, Webinar

Growth Government Contracting Webinar 

Details: This 90-minute webinar is designed to help Iowa businesses take advantage of valuable tools created by the U.S. Small Business Administration – the SBA’s mentor/ protégé program, joint ventures, and teaming. We’ll explain the importance of these contracting tools and how they can be used to make your small business more competitive for federal awards. For more, contact Melissa Burant at mmburant@iastate.edu.

 

How Does the Federal Government Estimate Pricing on a Project?

5/12/2021, Webinar

Growth Government Contracting Webinar 

Details: This one-hour webinar will provide an overview of the federal government’s procurement acquisition planning process. Experts will explain how the government develops its estimate of the probable cost of the services that are being acquired and how officials will assess the reasonableness of your offer. For more, contact Mary Zimmerman at maryz@iastate.edu.

 

What to consider before Investing in 3D Printing Technology

5/13/2021, Webinar

Technology Webinar 

Details: This one-hour webinar is designed to give Iowa manufacturers a broad overview of what they need to consider before investing in 3D printing technology. CIRAS experts will explain why 3D printing could be important for your business, where it might fit in your production process, and what you should consider before you spend any money. For more, contact Chris Hill at chhill@iastate.edu.?

 

Creating Your Government Marketing Strategy- Webinar

5/18/2021, Webinar

Growth Government Contracting Webinar 

Details: This webinar will provide information on the overall value of initial and ongoing market research for companies pursuing Government sales. We'll discuss resources available for conducting market research, and will give companies a meaningful starting point for a one-on-one discussion with their counselor for specific market research assistance. This session will provide a framework for companies to locate and define their top targets and what they are buying, and also assist in their marketing and pursuit of government customers. For questions please contact Melissa Burant at mmburant@iastate.edu. Registration page coming soon. Prerequisite: It is recommended that you participate in GovCon 101, or have had a one-on-one meeting with a CIRAS Government Contracting Specialist prior to attending this session.

 

Iowa’s TSB Program, plus Introduction to a State Agency

5/19/2021, Webinar

Growth Government Contracting Webinar 

Details: Iowa’s Targeted Small Business (TSB) program exists to help women, people with minority status, service-connected disabled veterans, and individuals with disabilities overcome hurdles to start or grow small businesses in Iowa. Each webinar will help you understand more about the TSB program and how to do business with a particular government agency. For more, contact Julie Fagle at jafagle@iastate.edu.

 

Powerful Proposal Writing (PPW) - Shipley Associates

5/20/2021, Webinar

Growth Government Contracting Webinar 

Details: Writing proposals can be a key tool in your campaign to win a government contract. This daylong webinar will help you understand proposal writing best practices and the value of proposals as sales documents that can advance the sale. For more, contact Jodi Essex at jodir@iastate.edu.

 

ILC Virtual Lean Coffee

5/21/2021, Webinar

Productivity Iowa Lean Consortium Lean Coffee 

Details: ILC member may join us on the third Friday of each month for Lean Coffee, a place where continuous improvement professionals can share ideas and grow. We meet as a large group, then separate into breakout rooms where we vote on topics of interest for detailed discussion. For more, contact Tracy Schuster at tschust@iastate.edu.

 

 

June 2021


GovCon101

6/2/2021, Webinar

Growth Government Contracting Webinar 

Details: This webinar will give you an introduction to local, state, and federal Government Contracting, and address the various factors you may want to consider before entering this market. We'll discuss how the Government market differs from the commercial market, the pros and cons of servicing this market, how the government buys, and all the various steps required in order to sell to the Government. For questions please contact Samantha Ferm at siferm@iastate.edu.

 

Training for Protecting the Workforce from COVID-19

6/2/2021 - 6/30/2021, Webinar

Leadership Productivity Technology Food Industry COVID-19 Webinar 

Details: Iowa State University is offering a four-module program for preparing employees, supervisors, and owners of manufacturing and construction companies for planning, preparing, and responding to COVID-19 in the workplace. The curriculum consists of four, 1-hour long, webinars that will be offered every Wednesday 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM from January – September 2021. The program will offer ten cycles of the four webinars. For more information contact Mike O'Donnell at modonnll@iastate.edu

 

Blended Human Food Preventive Controls Qualified Individual (PCQI) Part 2: Instructor-led (virtual)

6/7/2021 - 6/8/2021, Webinar

Food Industry Webinar 

Details: This two-day webinar is an instructor-led class to obtain global-recognized Food Safety Preventative Controls Alliance (FSPCA) certification as a Preventative Controls Qualified Individual (PCQI) in Human Food – the only PCQI training course recognized by the FDA. Class will take place in two four-hour blocks over Zoom or WebEx. Attendance to both blocks is required. For more, contact Kim Anderson at kandrson@iastate.edu.

 

Food Talks

6/9/2021, Webinar

Growth Leadership Productivity Food Industry Webinar 

Details: This one-hour webinar is the online home for a quarterly round table where Iowa food manufacturers can discuss a variety of food safety issues. Whether you’re new to food safety regulations or well positioned for the future, this group will be a place where you can discuss challenges and learn about the successful practices of others. For more, contact Kim Anderson at kandrson@iastate.edu.

 

Identifying State and Local Government Markets

6/15/2021, Webinar

Growth Government Contracting Webinar 

Details: Government Contracting can be a valuable tool for growing and developing an Iowa business. But how do you get started selling to the government if you don’t have contacts at the Pentagon? This 30-minute webinar will show you how to focus on local governments and find potential customers at the school district or state agency just down the street. For more, contact Mary Zimmerman at maryz@iastate.edu.

 

ILC Virtual Lean Coffee

6/18/2021, Webinar

Productivity Iowa Lean Consortium Lean Coffee 

Details: ILC member may join us on the third Friday of each month for Lean Coffee, a place where continuous improvement professionals can share ideas and grow. We meet as a large group, then separate into breakout rooms where we vote on topics of interest for detailed discussion. For more, contact Tracy Schuster at tschust@iastate.edu.

 

 

July 2021


Training for Protecting the Workforce from COVID-19

7/7/2021 - 7/28/2021, Webinar

Leadership Productivity Technology Food Industry COVID-19 Webinar 

Details: Iowa State University is offering a four-module program for preparing employees, supervisors, and owners of manufacturing and construction companies for planning, preparing, and responding to COVID-19 in the workplace. The curriculum consists of four, 1-hour long, webinars that will be offered every Wednesday 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM from January – September 2021. The program will offer ten cycles of the four webinars. For more information contact Mike O'Donnell at modonnll@iastate.edu

 

ILC Virtual Lean Coffee

7/16/2021, Webinar

Productivity Iowa Lean Consortium Lean Coffee 

Details: ILC member may join us on the third Friday of each month for Lean Coffee, a place where continuous improvement professionals can share ideas and grow. We meet as a large group, then separate into breakout rooms where we vote on topics of interest for detailed discussion. For more, contact Tracy Schuster at tschust@iastate.edu.

 

 

August 2021


Training for Protecting the Workforce from COVID-19

8/4/2021 - 8/25/2021, Webinar

Leadership Productivity Technology Food Industry COVID-19 Webinar 

Details: Iowa State University is offering a four-module program for preparing employees, supervisors, and owners of manufacturing and construction companies for planning, preparing, and responding to COVID-19 in the workplace. The curriculum consists of four, 1-hour long, webinars that will be offered every Wednesday 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM from January – September 2021. The program will offer ten cycles of the four webinars. For more information contact Mike O'Donnell at modonnll@iastate.edu.

 

ILC Virtual Lean Coffee

8/20/2021, Webinar

Productivity Iowa Lean Consortium Lean Coffee 

Details: ILC member may join us on the third Friday of each month for Lean Coffee, a place where continuous improvement professionals can share ideas and grow. We meet as a large group, then separate into breakout rooms where we vote on topics of interest for detailed discussion. For more, contact Tracy Schuster at tschust@iastate.edu.

 

Blended Human Food Preventive Controls Qualified Individual (PCQI) Part 2: Instructor-led (virtual)

8/30/2021 - 8/31/2021, Webinar

Food Industry Webinar 

Details: This two-day webinar is an instructor-led class to obtain global-recognized Food Safety Preventative Controls Alliance (FSPCA) certification as a Preventative Controls Qualified Individual (PCQI) in Human Food – the only PCQI training course recognized by the FDA. Class will take place in two four-hour blocks over Zoom or WebEx. Attendance to both blocks is required. For more, contact Kim Anderson at kandrson@iastate.edu.

 

 

September 2021


Training for Protecting the Workforce from COVID-19

9/1/2021 - 9/29/2021, Webinar

Leadership Productivity Technology Food Industry COVID-19 Webinar 

Details: Iowa State University is offering a four-module program for preparing employees, supervisors, and owners of manufacturing and construction companies for planning, preparing, and responding to COVID-19 in the workplace. The curriculum consists of four, 1-hour long, webinars that will be offered every Wednesday 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM from January – September 2021. The program will offer ten cycles of the four webinars. For more information contact Mike O'Donnell at modonnll@iastate.edu.

 

Food Talks

9/9/2021, Webinar

Growth Leadership Productivity Food Industry Webinar 

Details: This one-hour webinar is the online home for a quarterly round table where Iowa food manufacturers can discuss a variety of food safety issues. Whether you’re new to food safety regulations or well positioned for the future, this group will be a place where you can discuss challenges and learn about the successful practices of others. For more, contact Kim Anderson at kandrson@iastate.edu.

 

ILC Virtual Lean Coffee

9/17/2021, Webinar

Productivity Iowa Lean Consortium Lean Coffee 

Details: ILC member may join us on the third Friday of each month for Lean Coffee, a place where continuous improvement professionals can share ideas and grow. We meet as a large group, then separate into breakout rooms where we vote on topics of interest for detailed discussion. For more, contact Tracy Schuster at tschust@iastate.edu.

 

 

October 2021


Blended Human Food Preventive Controls Qualified Individual (PCQI) Part 2: Instructor-led (virtual)

10/5/2021 - 10/6/2021, Webinar

Food Industry Webinar 

Details: This two-day webinar is an instructor-led class to obtain global-recognized Food Safety Preventative Controls Alliance (FSPCA) certification as a Preventative Controls Qualified Individual (PCQI) in Human Food – the only PCQI training course recognized by the FDA. Class will take place in two four-hour blocks over Zoom or WebEx. Attendance to both blocks is required. For more, contact Kim Anderson at kandrson@iastate.edu.

 

ILC Virtual Lean Coffee

10/15/2021, Webinar

Productivity Iowa Lean Consortium Lean Coffee 

Details: ILC member may join us on the third Friday of each month for Lean Coffee, a place where continuous improvement professionals can share ideas and grow. We meet as a large group, then separate into breakout rooms where we vote on topics of interest for detailed discussion. For more, contact Tracy Schuster at tschust@iastate.edu.

 

 

November 2021


ILC Virtual Lean Coffee

11/19/2021, Webinar

Productivity Iowa Lean Consortium Lean Coffee 

Details: ILC member may join us on the third Friday of each month for Lean Coffee, a place where continuous improvement professionals can share ideas and grow. We meet as a large group, then separate into breakout rooms where we vote on topics of interest for detailed discussion. For more, contact Tracy Schuster at tschust@iastate.edu.

 

 

December 2021


Food Talks

12/9/2021, Webinar

Growth Leadership Productivity Food Industry Webinar 

Details: This one-hour webinar is the online home for a quarterly round table where Iowa food manufacturers can discuss a variety of food safety issues. Whether you’re new to food safety regulations or well positioned for the future, this group will be a place where you can discuss challenges and learn about the successful practices of others. For more, contact Kim Anderson at kandrson@iastate.edu.

 

ILC Virtual Lean Coffee

12/17/2021, Webinar

Productivity Iowa Lean Consortium Lean Coffee 

Details: ILC member may join us on the third Friday of each month for Lean Coffee, a place where continuous improvement professionals can share ideas and grow. We meet as a large group, then separate into breakout rooms where we vote on topics of interest for detailed discussion. For more, contact Tracy Schuster at tschust@iastate.edu.