Iowa Business Training, Events, and Workshops

 

April 2019


You are a Certified Targeted Small Business- What's Next? (webinar)

4/24/2019, Webinar

Details: This webinar series is provided in partnership with Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) and Targeted Small Business (TSB) program with the State of Iowa. This webinar is useful for companies that have recently received their TSB certification from the State of Iowa. The session will provide information on next steps and considerations to take advantage of the procurement opportunities for TSB's with the state of Iowa. We will explore the structure of the state and independent buying agencies and review the types of products and services they buy, discuss in greater detail the procurement benefits to the program, how to best do business with the state as a vendor and TSB, as well as marketing best practices. We will also discuss additional procurement and preference programs that you may be eligible for as a TSB. This session is also suitable for companies that are eligible for TSB certification, but would like to review the procurement processes and opportunities prior to pursuing certification.

 

Preparing a Winning Proposal

4/24/2019, Cedar Rapids, IA

Address: The Kirkwood Hotel, 7725 Kirkwood Blvd SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404

Details: Success in government contracting requires that you convince a government agency that you are the best choice to fill any particular need. Doing that requires knowing how the system works, who to deal with, what the rules are, and how to cast yourself in the best light. CIRAS can help you with that. Experts with the CIRAS Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) are partnering with Nancy Brooks, a veteran with 28 years of experience in procurement for public higher education, to provide this primer on Preparing a Winning Proposal. In four different sessions scheduled for four different cities, Brooks will walk participants through many of the basics of doing business with state and local governments.

 

Preparing a Winning Proposal

4/25/2019, Davenport, IA

Address: Best Western Plus SteepleGate Inn, 100 West 76th Street

Details: Success in government contracting requires that you convince a government agency that you are the best choice to fill any particular need. Doing that requires knowing how the system works, who to deal with, what the rules are, and how to cast yourself in the best light. CIRAS can help you with that. Experts with the CIRAS Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) are partnering with Nancy Brooks, a veteran with 28 years of experience in procurement for public higher education, to provide this primer on Preparing a Winning Proposal. In four different sessions scheduled for four different cities, Brooks will walk participants through many of the basics of doing business with state and local governments.

 

2019 FSMA Update & Beyond Lunch and Learn

4/26/2019, Carroll, IA

Address: Carroll County Extension Office, 1205 West US Hwy 30 Ste G.

Details: Recent changes to the U.S. Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act provided the first major update to that law in more than 70 years. But even if you feel like your company has responded adequately to those changes, you still may have different responsibilities under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). CIRAS and Iowa State University's Agricultural and Natural Resources Extension (ANR) can help you make sense of it all. This 2 ½-hour FSMA Update event will provide a general summary of what the new law with the MOST RECENT 2019 UPDATES is requiring of human food and animal feed companies in Iowa. It will address current topics such as Preventive Controls, Food Safety Plans, Food Defense, FSMA audit information and available resources in the development of a Food Safety System, and help on where to seek out advice. Come with your questions and be ready to dive into Food Safety FSMA style over lunch.

 

OSHA 500 Trainer Course for Construction

4/26/2019, West Des Moines, IA

Address: IISC Office, 1501 42nd St STE 100

Details: The OSHA 500 class authorizes participants who complete this train-the-trainer course to conduct 10 & 30 hour outreach classes to the construction industry and issue OTI Construction 10 & 30 hour participation cards. Course time is spent learning and practicing adult training techniques. Students will participate in the development and delivery of lectures covering construction safety topics during class.

 

Global Internet Marketing Webinar Series

4/30/2019, Webinar,

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Details: This four-part webinar series is designed to help Iowa companies get started and/or get better at creating an internet marketing strategy that will successfully attract global customers. Whether you’re new to exporting or simply never thought to get your website involved in your exporting business plan, CIRAS experts can help you understand how to position your company for the highest possible international sales. For questions, please contact Marc Schnieder maschn@iastate.edu.

 

Leading a Lean Culture - Daily Management System and Problem Solving

4/30/2019 - 5/2/2019, Omaha, IA

Address: The Kroc Center, 2825 Y Street, Omaha, NE 68107

Details: This three-day event is designed to help Iowa companies explore the philosophy and processes behind Lean and cultivate a culture of true problem solvers. Day 1 will feature a workshop addressing the top barriers to most Lean transformations, such as an overemphasis on "lean tools," isolating those tools in Operations, and failing to engage people across the organization. Days 2 and 3 are an optional workshop (for up to 30 participants), where you'll learn how to identify problems and respond to them as they occur in a real world setting. Participants will help First National Bank of Omaha address a specific issue using the processes discussed on Day 1.

 

 

May 2019


2019 FSMA Update & Beyond Lunch and Learn

5/1/2019, Indianola, IA

Address: Warren County Extension Office, 909 E 2nd Ave,

Details: Recent changes to the U.S. Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act provided the first major update to that law in more than 70 years. But even if you feel like your company has responded adequately to those changes, you still may have different responsibilities under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). CIRAS and Iowa State University's Agricultural and Natural Resources Extension (ANR) can help you make sense of it all. This 2 ½-hour FSMA Update event will provide a general summary of what the new law with the MOST RECENT 2019 UPDATES is requiring of human food and animal feed companies in Iowa. It will address current topics such as Preventive Controls, Food Safety Plans, Food Defense, FSMA audit information and available resources in the development of a Food Safety System, and help on where to seek out advice. Come with your questions and be ready to dive into Food Safety FSMA style over lunch.

 

2019 FSMA Update & Beyond Lunch and Learn

5/1/2019, Indianola, IA

Address: Warren County Extension Office, 909 E 2nd Ave,

Details: Recent changes to the U.S. Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act provided the first major update to that law in more than 70 years. But even if you feel like your company has responded adequately to those changes, you still may have different responsibilities under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). CIRAS and Iowa State University's Agricultural and Natural Resources Extension (ANR) can help you make sense of it all. This 2 ½-hour FSMA Update event will provide a general summary of what the new law with the MOST RECENT 2019 UPDATES is requiring of human food and animal feed companies in Iowa. It will address current topics such as Preventive Controls, Food Safety Plans, Food Defense, FSMA audit information and available resources in the development of a Food Safety System, and help on where to seek out advice. Come with your questions and be ready to dive into Food Safety FSMA style over lunch.

 

Des Moines Lean Coffee

5/2/2019, Des Moines, IA

Address: Iowa Prison Industries Showroom, 1445 East Grand Avenue, Des Moines, 50316

Details: Lean Coffee is a structured, but agenda-less meeting. Participants gather, build an agenda, and begin talking. Conversations are directed and productive. Learn more about Lean Coffee HERE. Lean Coffee is open to members and non-members of the Iowa Lean Consortium (ILC) and there is no fee to attend. Learn more about joining the ILC here: http://www.iowalean.org/join-us.

 

GovCon 101

5/6/2019, Webinar

Details: This 1.5 hour session will give you an introduction of Government Contracting and discuss 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. Prerequisite: There are no recommended prerequisites for this session.

 

Empowering Contractors: Partnering, Teaming, JV, Proposal Prep and Post-Award Strategies

5/6/2019, Iowa City, IA

Address: The Park Lodge at Terry Trueblood Recreation Area, 579 McCollister Blvd, Iowa City, IA 52240

Details: The government sector is a vast ocean of possibility for Iowa businesses, but the waters can be treacherous if you don't understand how it works. This daylong Iowa City event is designed to help companies take a deep dive into the world of government contracting and delve into advanced strategies for business development. You'll hear experts explain how to use teaming, joint ventures, and mentor-protégé programs to score the contracts you want. You'll learn how to prepare for the unexpected, as well as the proper way to debrief and use protests to shape the process. For questions please contact Melissa Burant at mmburant@iastate.edu.

 

Global Internet Marketing Webinar Series (part 3/4)

5/7/2019, Webinar,

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Details: This four-part webinar series is designed to help Iowa companies get started and/or get better at creating an internet marketing strategy that will successfully attract global customers. Whether you’re new to exporting or simply never thought to get your website involved in your exporting business plan, CIRAS experts can help you understand how to position your company for the highest possible international sales. For questions, please contact Marc Schnieder maschn@iastate.edu.

 

Preparing a Winning Proposal

5/7/2019, Sioux City, IA

Address: Woodbury County Extension Office, 4728 Southern Hills Drive

Details: Success in government contracting requires that you convince a government agency that you are the best choice to fill any particular need. Doing that requires knowing how the system works, who to deal with, what the rules are, and how to cast yourself in the best light. CIRAS can help you with that. Experts with the CIRAS Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) are partnering with Nancy Brooks, a veteran with 28 years of experience in procurement for public higher education, to provide this primer on Preparing a Winning Proposal. In four different sessions scheduled for four different cities, Brooks will walk participants through many of the basics of doing business with state and local governments.

 

The Federal Sales Game - A Three Step Process

5/8/2019, Cedar Rapids, IA

Address: Kirkwood Hotel, 7725 Kirkwood Blvd

Details: Attendees will learn from Eileen Kent of Custom Keynotes how to play in the federal market, how to build a competitive analysis and how to build a Federal sales action plan. Attendees should bring a laptop and a thumb drive and an open mind! This will be an interactive workshop where Eileen will take students through the process of doing a deep data dive to find their target market and then begin building their build an Action Plan for the federal market. Whether you are experienced in the federal market or wanting to learn more about how things really work and how to identify those customers you haven’t been able to find, this is the event for you!

 

Iowa City Lean Coffee

5/10/2019, Coralville, IA

Address: Iowa Lions Eye Bank, BioVentures Center, 2500 Crosspark Rd., W119, Coralville, IA 52241

Details: Join us for the Iowa City Area Lean Coffee! Register here for multiple dates. You will receive an email reminder of your registration 48 hours before the event. **Please note we have moved our meeting day to Fridays for 2019** Lean Coffee is an informal, monthly gathering to get to know fellow continuous improvement professionals in the Iowa City area and learn from each other by talking about a topic of mutual interest. Lean Coffee is a structured, but agenda-less meeting. Participants gather, build an agenda, and begin talking. Conversations are directed and productive. Lean Coffee is open to members and non-members of the Iowa Lean Consortium. Learn more about joining the ILC here: http://www.iowalean.org/join-us. Learn more about Lean Coffee here http://leancoffee.org/

 

Subcontracting Opportunities

5/13/2019, Webinar

Details: This online session will help attendees understand subcontracting opportunities and where these opportunities may be a better fit for some companies and industries, as well as a great initial way to build past performance. This session will also help companies understand subcontracting plans, will provide some tactical processes to identify subcontracting opportunities, and will provide an overview of how to effectively perform initial outreach for subcontracting marketing. 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. Attending one of our Market Research workshops can also help you determine whether subcontracting is appropriate, but it is not required.

 

Global Internet Marketing Webinar Series (part 4/4)

5/14/2019, Webinar

Details: This four-part webinar series is designed to help Iowa companies get started and/or get better at creating an internet marketing strategy that will successfully attract global customers. Whether you’re new to exporting or simply never thought to get your website involved in your exporting business plan, CIRAS experts can help you understand how to position your company for the highest possible international sales. For questions, please contact Marc Schnieder maschn@iastate.edu.

 

Industrial Fermentation and Downstreaming Workshop

5/14/2019 - 5/16/2019, Ames, IA

Address: 1951 Food Sciences Building

Details: The Industrial Fermentation and Downstream Processing Workshop will provide participants with real world industrial fermentation experiences ranging from scale-up to downstream processing. Participants will take part in hands-on bench and pilot-scale activities led by fermentation and downstream processing experts from Iowa State University. The workshop is open to anyone with a basic knowledge of small-scale fermentation but would like to learn more about fermentation scale-up. The Industrial Fermentation and Downstream Processing Workshop is presented by the Center for Crops Utilization Research and sponsored by the Center for Industrial Research and Service.

 

Cedar Valley Lean Coffee

5/15/2019, Waterloo, IA

Address: Check Registration Link For Location

Details: Join us for our Cedar Valley area Lean Coffee! This informal, periodic gathering is an opportunity to get know fellow Lean practitioners in the Cedar Valley area and learn from each other by talking about a topic of mutual interest related to continuous improvement. Lean Coffee is a structured, but agenda-less meeting. Participants gather, build an agenda, and begin talking. Conversations are directed and productive. Learn more about Lean Coffee www.leancoffee.org

 

Pella Area Lean Coffee

5/15/2019, Pella, IA

Address: Check Registration Link For Location

Details: Join us for Pella area Lean Coffee! This informal, periodic gathering is an opportunity to get know fellow Lean practitioners in the Pella area and learn from each other by talking about a topic of mutual interest related to continuous improvement Lean Coffee is a structured, but agenda-less meeting. Participants gather, build an agenda, and begin talking?. Conversations are directed and productive.Learn more about Lean Coffee www.leancoffee.org

 

Quad Cities Lean Coffee

5/16/2019, Davenport, IA

Details: Join us for Quad Cities Lean Coffee! This informal, periodic gathering is an opportunity to get know fellow Lean practitioners in the Quad Cities area and learn from each other by talking about a topic of mutual interest related to continuous improvement. Lean Coffee is a structured, but agenda-less meeting. Participants gather, build an agenda, and begin talking. Conversations are directed and productive. Learn more about Lean Coffee www.leancoffee.org Lean Coffee is open to members and non-members of the Iowa Lean Consortium. Learn more about joining the ILC here: http://www.iowalean.org/join-us.

 

Lean Government Exchange 2019

5/16/2019, Des Moines, IA

Address: Holiday Inn Des Moines-Airport/Conf Center 6111 Fleur Drive Des Moines, IA 50321

Details: We are pleased to present our 3rd Annual Lean Government Exchange on May 16 in Des Moines! Government and non-profit entities face unique challenges within their Lean journey so we have designed a day of learning aimed at helping you learn how to overcome those challenges. This event is not limited to those in government - anyone with an interest in continuous improvement will benefit from attending.

 

OSHA 2264 –Confined Space

5/17/2019, West Des Moines, IA

Address: IISC Office, 1501 42nd St STE 100

Details: This course covers the safety and health hazards associated with permit-required confined space entry. Course topics include recognition of confined space hazards, identification of permit and non-permit required confined spaces, use of instrumentation to evaluate atmospheric hazards, ventilation techniques, development and implementation of a confined space program, proper signage, and training requirements. This course features workshops on permit entry classification, instrumentation, and program development. Upon course completion students will have the ability to identify permit and non-permit required confined spaces, reference the OSHA Permit-Required Confined Spaces Standard, conduct atmospheric testing, and implement a permit-required confined space program. This course is taught in conjunction with the Great Plains OSHA Education Center.

 

Blended PCQI Human Food Part 2: Instructor Led

5/17/2019, Ames, IA

Address: EDIR, 1805 Collaboration Place

Details: This is a Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance (FSPCA) class put on by ISU/CIRAS/ANR. It is the second part that is required after the first part online is completed in order to receive your certificate as a Preventive Controls Qualified Individual (PCQI). The FSPCA PCQI class is the only PCQI class recognized by the FDA. Regulations require that companies have a PCQI as set forth by the FDA. For questions, please contact Kimberly Anderson at kanderson@iastate.edu.

 

Omaha Lean Coffee

5/17/2019, Omaha, IA

Details: Are you a Lean professional in the Omaha area? Join us for Omaha Lean Coffee! Get to know fellow Lean practitioners in the Omaha area and learn from each other by discussing a topic of mutual interest.About Lean Coffee: Lean Coffee is a structured, but agenda-less meeting. Participants gather, build an agenda, and begin talking. Conversations are directed and productive. Learn more about Lean Coffee HERE.Lean Coffee is open to members and non-members of the Iowa Lean Consortium (ILC) and is free to attend. Learn more about joining the ILC here: http://www.iowalean.org/join-us.?

 

Business Summit: Reality-Based Leadership

5/21/2019, Dubuque, IA

Address: Diamond Jo Casino, Dubuque, IA

Details: While organizations invest increasing amounts of resources in traditional leadership training, the behaviors they hope to influence are not changing. Reality-based leadership offers an innovative, revolutionary and research-based approach that turns conventional wisdom on its head, stops the drama, and brings peace, sanity and results back to the workplace. Are you ready for a new look at your leadership? The Business Summit gives you access to experiences and perspectives of hundreds of business professionals facing the same challenges you face, while giving you the tools, strategies, and best practices to change the way leaders think and the strategies they use in their work.

 

Cedar Rapids/Marion Lean Coffee

5/21/2019, Marion, IA

Address: ESCO Group, 3450 3rd St, Marion, IA 52302

Details: Join us for the Cedar Rapids/Marion Lean Coffee! Register here for multiple dates. You will receive an email reminder of your registration 48 hours before the event. Lean Coffee is an informal, monthly gathering to get to know fellow continuous improvement professionals in the Iowa City area and learn from each other by talking about a topic of mutual interest. Lean Coffee is a structured, but agenda-less meeting. Participants gather, build an agenda, and begin talking. Conversations are directed and productive.

 

12th Annual Midwest Government Contracting Symposium

5/22/2019 - 5/23/2019, Moline, IL

Address: TaxSlayer Center, 1201 River Dr. Moline, IL

Details: What makes this symposium unique from other such events? The variety of product and service opportunities covered and the access to senior leadership from these requirement and procurement agencies. Key personnel and contracting staff from these agencies will be on hand for networking and connecting.

 

SBIR Road Tour

5/22/2019, Des Moines, IA

Address: 713 Walnut St., #600

Details: The SBIR Road Tour is a national outreach effort, in partnership with the Iowa Innovation Corporation's SBIR/STTR Outreach Programs, to connect small, technology-based businesses with representatives from several federal agencies. The SBIR and STTR programs provide non-dilutive funding to support research, product development, and commercialization of new technologies. SBIR and STTR funding is not a loan and never needs to be repaid. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet directly with Federal Program Managers who fund a wide spectrum of innovative ideas while learning about Iowa's local innovation support infrastructure.

 

Ames Lean Coffee

5/23/2019, Ames, IA

Address: Landus Cooperative, 2321 North Loop Drive Suite 220, Ames, IA 50010

Details: Join us for the Ames Lean Coffee! Register here for multiple dates. You will receive an email reminder of your registration 48 hours before the event. Lean Coffee is an informal, monthly gathering to get to know fellow continuous improvement professionals in the Iowa City area and learn from each other by talking about a topic of mutual interest. Lean Coffee is a structured, but agenda-less meeting. Participants gather, build an agenda, and begin talking. Conversations are directed and productive.

 

Silica Training

5/29/2019, West Des Moines, IA

Address: IISC Office, 1501 42nd St STE 100

Details: This course is tailored for individuals who will be designated as Competent Persons under the requirements of the silica final rule. Receive training to ensure your company's compliance with the new silica regulations. OSHA estimates that the rule will save over 600 lives and prevent more than 900 new cases of silicosis each year, once its effects are fully realized. The Final Rule is projected to provide net benefits of about $7.7 billion, annually.?

 

 

June 2019


2019 FSMA Update & Beyond Lunch and Learn

6/3/2019, Storm Lake, IA

Address: Prairie Lakes AEA, 824 Flindt Drive Suite ABC,

Details: Recent changes to the U.S. Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act provided the first major update to that law in more than 70 years. But even if you feel like your company has responded adequately to those changes, you still may have different responsibilities under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). CIRAS and Iowa State University's Agricultural and Natural Resources Extension (ANR) can help you make sense of it all. This 2-hour FSMA Update event will provide a general summary of what the new law with the MOST RECENT 2019 UPDATES is requiring of human food and animal feed companies in Iowa. It will address current topics such as Preventive Controls, Food Safety Plans, Food Defense, FSMA audit information and available resources in the development of a Food Safety System, and help on where to seek out advice. Come with your questions and be ready to dive into Food Safety FSMA style over lunch.

 

Electrical Safety and NFPA 70 E Overview

6/4/2019, West Des Moines, IA

Address: IISC Office, 1501 42nd St STE 100

Details: You know it’s important to comply, but sometimes it’s hard to know where to start. This seminar will help you. IISCs safety professionals translate OSHA regulations on electrical safety into terms you can use and explain how NFPA 70E affects your electrical program. You’ll learn practices and procedures that will keep you in compliance, and best of all, protect employees.

 

Incident Investigation

6/5/2019, West Des Moines, IA

Address: IISC Office, 1501 42nd St STE 100

Details: The NSC one-day Incident Investigation course focuses on techniques for gathering complete, accurate and objective incident data, establishing root causes, reporting findings and determining corrective action. Discussion, demonstrations and exercises cover investigation and interview techniques. Participants learn how to uncover the who, what, why, when and how of each incident, and how to analyze data to prevent injuries, property damage and financial losses.

 

Iowa Department of Administrative Services Vendor Orientation

6/5/2019, Des Moines, IA

Address: 1305 E Walnut St.

Details: The Department of Administrative Services (DAS) Central Procurement is now offering 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 here to find solicitations. Learn who to contact. Learn where to find other procurement information. For questions, please contact Jodi Essex at jodir@iastate.edu.

 

2019 FSMA Update & Beyond Lunch and Learn

6/5/2019, Winterset, IA

Address: Madison County Extension Office, 17 John Wayne Dr.

Details: Recent changes to the U.S. Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act provided the first major update to that law in more than 70 years. But even if you feel like your company has responded adequately to those changes, you still may have different responsibilities under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). CIRAS and Iowa State University's Agricultural and Natural Resources Extension (ANR) can help you make sense of it all. This 2-hour FSMA Update event will provide a general summary of what the new law with the MOST RECENT 2019 UPDATES is requiring of human food and animal feed companies in Iowa. It will address current topics such as Preventive Controls, Food Safety Plans, Food Defense, FSMA audit information and available resources in the development of a Food Safety System, and help on where to seek out advice. Come with your questions and be ready to dive into Food Safety FSMA style over lunch.

 

ILC - Creating a Deliberate Lean Culture

6/5/2019, Johnston, IA

Address: Goodwill of Central Iowa, 5355 NW 86th St

Details: Presenter Jamie Flinchbaugh will focus on the purposeful and pragmatic middle between dry, static tools and unattainable theory. Flinchbaugh is an accomplished entrepreneur, senior executive, and board member with more than 20 years of success spanning finance, manufacturing, automotive, and management consulting. He will share examples, stories, and methods to help workshop attendees navigate these waters. This program is for anyone, at any level of the organization, who desires the ability to impact the culture that surrounds them.

 

Des Moines Lean Coffee

6/6/2019, Des Moines, IA

Address: Check Registration Link For Location

Details: Lean Coffee is a structured, but agenda-less meeting. Participants gather, build an agenda, and begin talking. Conversations are directed and productive. Learn more about Lean Coffee HERE. Lean Coffee is open to members and non-members of the Iowa Lean Consortium (ILC) and there is no fee to attend. Learn more about joining the ILC here: http://www.iowalean.org/join-us.

 

2019 FSMA Update & Beyond Lunch and Learn

6/7/2019, Waterloo, IA

Address: Black Hawk County Extension Office, 3420 University Ave.

Details: Recent changes to the U.S. Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act provided the first major update to that law in more than 70 years. But even if you feel like your company has responded adequately to those changes, you still may have different responsibilities under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). CIRAS and Iowa State University's Agricultural and Natural Resources Extension (ANR) can help you make sense of it all. This 2-hour FSMA Update event will provide a general summary of what the new law with the MOST RECENT 2019 UPDATES is requiring of human food and animal feed companies in Iowa. It will address current topics such as Preventive Controls, Food Safety Plans, Food Defense, FSMA audit information and available resources in the development of a Food Safety System, and help on where to seek out advice.

 

Contractor Post-Award Activities Training

6/11/2019, Sioux City, IA

Address: Western Tech Community College, 4647 Stone Avenue, Room A208, Sioux City, IA 51106

Details: So, you've landed that government contract. Are you sure you know what to do with it? This daylong training event is designed to help Iowa businesses make smart, "real world" decisions as they begin to execute the terms and conditions of awarded government contracts. Teresa Bouchonnet, whose 30-year career includes contracting-related jobs for all five branches of the U.S. military,will discuss the complexities of developing and maintaining business with your company's government customers. How do you keep a relationship going beyond the current contract? What are the rules for managing contract performance? We'll give you the best practices, then illustrate the concepts further by walking you through special exercises and case studies.

 

Design of Elements (DOE) Basics

6/11/2019, Ames, IA

Address: Vermeer Global Pavilion, 2110 Vermeer Road East

Details: Multiple factors can impact a given product's performance or shape the outcome of a particular manufacturing process, but it's not always easy to figure out which elements matter the most. Design of Experiments (DOE) is a proven methodology that uses statistical analysis to determine which variables will have the greatest influence on a process. CIRAS is offering a workshop to help Iowa businesses understand and use Full and Factional Factorial DOE processes. Participants will learn how DOE's are set up, how they work, and how to analyze and interpret the results.

 

Contractor Post-Award Activities Training

6/12/2019, Ames, IA

Address: Economic Development Core Facility, 1805 Collaboration Place

Details: So, you've landed that government contract. Are you sure you know what to do with it? This daylong training event is designed to help Iowa businesses make smart, "real world" decisions as they begin to execute the terms and conditions of awarded government contracts. Teresa Bouchonnet, whose 30-year career includes contracting-related jobs for all five branches of the U.S. military,will discuss the complexities of developing and maintaining business with your company's government customers. How do you keep a relationship going beyond the current contract? What are the rules for managing contract performance? We'll give you the best practices, then illustrate the concepts further by walking you through special exercises and case studies.

 

Optimize Your Revenue

6/12/2019, Bettendorf, IA

Address: Scott County Extension Office

Details: This three-hour event is intended to give Iowa companies a broad overview of all the ways CIRAS can help them grow their businesses. Trained CIRAS experts will provide quick summaries of the resources available to help Iowans do things such as design a company's value proposition, explore technology-driven market intelligence, establish a process to support innovation, market effectively via the internet, get started in government contracting, or explore the world of exporting. A series of 20-minute overviews about each program will be followed by face-to-face time where company leaders can talk directly to someone who's an expert at the help they need. For questions, please contact CJ Osborn at cjosborn@iastate.edu.

 

Contractor Post-Award Activities Training

6/13/2019, Coralville, IA

Address: BioVentures Center, 2500 Crosspark Road, Room: MPR, Coralville, IA 52241

Details: So, you've landed that government contract. Are you sure you know what to do with it? This daylong training event is designed to help Iowa businesses make smart, "real world" decisions as they begin to execute the terms and conditions of awarded government contracts. Teresa Bouchonnet, whose 30-year career includes contracting-related jobs for all five branches of the U.S. military,will discuss the complexities of developing and maintaining business with your company's government customers. How do you keep a relationship going beyond the current contract? What are the rules for managing contract performance? We'll give you the best practices, then illustrate the concepts further by walking you through special exercises and case studies.

 

Iowa City Lean Coffee

6/14/2019, Coralville, IA

Address: Iowa Lions Eye Bank, BioVentures Center, 2500 Crosspark Rd., W119, Coralville, IA 52241

Details: Join us for the Iowa City Area Lean Coffee! Register here for multiple dates. You will receive an email reminder of your registration 48 hours before the event. **Please note we have moved our meeting day to Fridays for 2019** Lean Coffee is an informal, monthly gathering to get to know fellow continuous improvement professionals in the Iowa City area and learn from each other by talking about a topic of mutual interest. Lean Coffee is a structured, but agenda-less meeting. Participants gather, build an agenda, and begin talking. Conversations are directed and productive. Lean Coffee is open to members and non-members of the Iowa Lean Consortium. Learn more about joining the ILC here: http://www.iowalean.org/join-us. Learn more about Lean Coffee here http://leancoffee.org/

 

Optimize Your Revenue

6/18/2019, Independence, IA

Address: Heartland Acres Events Center, 2600 Swan Lake Blvd.

Details: This three-hour event is intended to give Iowa companies a broad overview of all the ways CIRAS can help them grow their businesses. Trained CIRAS experts will provide quick summaries of the resources available to help Iowans do things such as design a company's value proposition, explore technology-driven market intelligence, establish a process to support innovation, market effectively via the internet, get started in government contracting, or explore the world of exporting. A series of 20-minute overviews about each program will be followed by face-to-face time where company leaders can talk directly to someone who's an expert at the help they need. For questions, please contact CJ Osborn at cjosborn@iastate.edu.

 

Cedar Rapids/Marion Lean Coffee

6/18/2019, Marion, IA

Address: ESCO Group, 3450 3rd St, Marion, IA 52302

Details: Join us for the Cedar Rapids/Marion Lean Coffee! Register here for multiple dates. You will receive an email reminder of your registration 48 hours before the event. Lean Coffee is an informal, monthly gathering to get to know fellow continuous improvement professionals in the Iowa City area and learn from each other by talking about a topic of mutual interest. Lean Coffee is a structured, but agenda-less meeting. Participants gather, build an agenda, and begin talking. Conversations are directed and productive.

 

Quad Cities Lean Coffee

6/19/2019, Davenport, IA

Details: Join us for Quad Cities Lean Coffee! This informal, periodic gathering is an opportunity to get know fellow Lean practitioners in the Quad Cities area and learn from each other by talking about a topic of mutual interest related to continuous improvement. Lean Coffee is a structured, but agenda-less meeting. Participants gather, build an agenda, and begin talking. Conversations are directed and productive. Learn more about Lean Coffee www.leancoffee.org Lean Coffee is open to members and non-members of the Iowa Lean Consortium. Learn more about joining the ILC here: http://www.iowalean.org/join-us.

 

Pella Area Lean Coffee

6/19/2019, Pella, IA

Address: Check Registration Link For Location

Details: Join us for Pella area Lean Coffee! This informal, periodic gathering is an opportunity to get know fellow Lean practitioners in the Pella area and learn from each other by talking about a topic of mutual interest related to continuous improvement. Lean Coffee is a structured, but agenda-less meeting. Participants gather, build an agenda, and begin talking. Conversations are directed and productive. Learn more about Lean Coffee www.leancoffee.org

 

Cedar Valley Lean Coffee

6/19/2019, Waterloo, IA

Address: Check Registration Link For Location

Details: Join us for our Cedar Valley area Lean Coffee! This informal, periodic gathering is an opportunity to get know fellow Lean practitioners in the Cedar Valley area and learn from each other by talking about a topic of mutual interest related to continuous improvement. Lean Coffee is a structured, but agenda-less meeting. Participants gather, build an agenda, and begin talking. Conversations are directed and productive. Learn more about Lean Coffee www.leancoffee.org

 

Audiometric Certification Course

6/19/2019, West Des Moines, IA

Address: IISC Office, 1501 42nd St STE 100

Details: This 3-day course meets industry’s need to provide training and certification for certified occupational hearing. This course will be presented with the course outline for accreditation as an occupational hearing conservationist. This course will include exposure to manual and microprocessor audiometers and personal hearing protection and otoscopic screening procedures. Ample time allotments have been provided for practice and counseling to assure registrants opportunity to develop proficiency.

 

Plant Layout 101

6/19/2019, Cedar Rapids, IA

Address: The Kirkwood Hotel, 7725 Kirkwood Blvd SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404

Details: Efficient factories come from an efficient and effective facility design. Designing plant layouts the correct way can reduce the Lean deadly wastes of transport and movement, and help employee teams to answer the question “Which layout idea is the best?”. This event will give engineers and manufacturing technicians – at an extremely reasonable cost – the tools they need to find a more efficient plant design. For questions please contact Mike Willett at mwillett@iastate.edu.

 

Omaha Lean Coffee

6/21/2019, Omaha, IA

Details: Are you a Lean professional in the Omaha area? Join us for Omaha Lean Coffee! Get to know fellow Lean practitioners in the Omaha area and learn from each other by discussing a topic of mutual interest.About Lean Coffee: Lean Coffee is a structured, but agenda-less meeting. Participants gather, build an agenda, and begin talking. Conversations are directed and productive. Learn more about Lean Coffee HERE.Lean Coffee is open to members and non-members of the Iowa Lean Consortium (ILC) and is free to attend. Learn more about joining the ILC here: http://www.iowalean.org/join-us.

 

Ames Lean Coffee

6/27/2019, Ames, IA

Address: Landus Cooperative, 2321 North Loop Drive Suite 220, Ames, IA 50010

Details: Join us for the Ames Lean Coffee! Register here for multiple dates. You will receive an email reminder of your registration 48 hours before the event. Lean Coffee is an informal, monthly gathering to get to know fellow continuous improvement professionals in the Iowa City area and learn from each other by talking about a topic of mutual interest. Lean Coffee is a structured, but agenda-less meeting. Participants gather, build an agenda, and begin talking. Conversations are directed and productive.

 

 

July 2019


Des Moines Lean Coffee

7/11/2019, Des Moines, IA

Address: TBD: Check Registration Link For Details

Details: Lean Coffee is a structured, but agenda-less meeting. Participants gather, build an agenda, and begin talking. Conversations are directed and productive. Learn more about Lean Coffee HERE. Lean Coffee is open to members and non-members of the Iowa Lean Consortium (ILC) and there is no fee to attend. Learn more about joining the ILC here: http://www.iowalean.org/join-us.

 

Iowa City Lean Coffee

7/12/2019, Coralville, IA

Address: Iowa Lions Eye Bank, BioVentures Center, 2500 Crosspark Rd., W119, Coralville, IA 52241

Details: Join us for the Iowa City Area Lean Coffee! Register here for multiple dates. You will receive an email reminder of your registration 48 hours before the event. **Please note we have moved our meeting day to Fridays for 2019** Lean Coffee is an informal, monthly gathering to get to know fellow continuous improvement professionals in the Iowa City area and learn from each other by talking about a topic of mutual interest. Lean Coffee is a structured, but agenda-less meeting. Participants gather, build an agenda, and begin talking. Conversations are directed and productive. Lean Coffee is open to members and non-members of the Iowa Lean Consortium. Learn more about joining the ILC here: http://www.iowalean.org/join-us. Learn more about Lean Coffee here http://leancoffee.org/

 

Sausage and Processed Meats

7/15/2019 - 7/19/2019, Ames, IA

Address: Iowa State University Meat Laboratory

Details: The short course focuses on the technology of sausage production and other types of meat processing. Topics range from lectures on basic meat science to demonstrations of processing techniques. Speakers, nationally and internationally recognized authorities in their fields, will provide information about the latest technology available.

 

Cedar Rapids/Marion Lean Coffee

7/16/2019, Marion, IA

Address: ESCO Group, 3450 3rd St, Marion, IA 52302

Details: Join us for the Cedar Rapids/Marion Lean Coffee! Register here for multiple dates. You will receive an email reminder of your registration 48 hours before the event. Lean Coffee is an informal, monthly gathering to get to know fellow continuous improvement professionals in the Iowa City area and learn from each other by talking about a topic of mutual interest. Lean Coffee is a structured, but agenda-less meeting. Participants gather, build an agenda, and begin talking. Conversations are directed and productive.

 

Cedar Valley Lean Coffee

7/17/2019, Waterloo, IA

Address: Check Registration Link For Location

Details: Join us for our Cedar Valley area Lean Coffee! This informal, periodic gathering is an opportunity to get know fellow Lean practitioners in the Cedar Valley area and learn from each other by talking about a topic of mutual interest related to continuous improvement. Lean Coffee is a structured, but agenda-less meeting. Participants gather, build an agenda, and begin talking. Conversations are directed and productive. Learn more about Lean Coffee www.leancoffee.org

 

Pella Area Lean Coffee

7/17/2019, Pella, IA

Address: Check Registration Link For Location

Details: Join us for Pella area Lean Coffee! This informal, periodic gathering is an opportunity to get know fellow Lean practitioners in the Pella area and learn from each other by talking about a topic of mutual interest lreated to continuous improvement. Lean Coffee is a structured, but agenda-less meeting. Participants gather, build an agenda, and begin talking. Conversations are directed and productive. Learn more about Lean Coffee www.leancoffee.org

 

Quad Cities Lean Coffee

7/17/2019, Davenport, IA

Details: Join us for Quad Cities Lean Coffee! This informal, periodic gathering is an opportunity to get know fellow Lean practitioners in the Quad Cities area and learn from each other by talking about a topic of mutual interest related to continuous improvement. Lean Coffee is a structured, but agenda-less meeting. Participants gather, build an agenda, and begin talking. Conversations are directed and productive.? Learn more about Lean Coffee www.leancoffee.org Lean Coffee is open to members and non-members of the Iowa Lean Consortium. Learn more about joining the ILC here: http://www.iowalean.org/join-us.

 

Omaha Lean Coffee

7/19/2019, Omaha, IA

Details: Are you a Lean professional in the Omaha area? Join us for Omaha Lean Coffee! Get to know fellow Lean practitioners in the Omaha area and learn from each other by discussing a topic of mutual interest.About Lean Coffee: Lean Coffee is a structured, but agenda-less meeting. Participants gather, build an agenda, and begin talking. Conversations are directed and productive. Learn more about Lean Coffee HERE.Lean Coffee is open to members and non-members of the Iowa Lean Consortium (ILC) and is free to attend. Learn more about joining the ILC here: http://www.iowalean.org/join-us.

 

You are a Certified Targeted Small Business- What's Next?

7/24/2019, Webinar

Details: This webinar series is provided in partnership with Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) and Targeted Small Business (TSB) program with the State of Iowa. This webinar is useful for companies that have recently received their TSB certification from the State of Iowa. The session will provide information on next steps and considerations to take advantage of the procurement opportunities for TSB's with the state of Iowa. We will explore the structure of the state and independent buying agencies and review the types of products and services they buy, discuss in greater detail the procurement benefits to the program, how to best do business with the state as a vendor and TSB, as well as marketing best practices. We will also discuss additional procurement and preference programs that you may be eligible for as a TSB. This session is also suitable for companies that are eligible for TSB certification, but would like to review the procurement processes and opportunities prior to pursuing certification.

 

Ames Lean Coffee

7/25/2019, Ames, IA

Address: Landus Cooperative, 2321 North Loop Drive Suite 220, Ames, IA 50010

Details: Join us for the Ames Lean Coffee! Register here for multiple dates. You will receive an email reminder of your registration 48 hours before the event. Lean Coffee is an informal, monthly gathering to get to know fellow continuous improvement professionals in the Iowa City area and learn from each other by talking about a topic of mutual interest. Lean Coffee is a structured, but agenda-less meeting. Participants gather, build an agenda, and begin talking. Conversations are directed and productive.

 

 

August 2019


Des Moines Lean Coffee

8/1/2019, Des Moines, IA

Address: TBD: Check Registration Link For Details

Details: Lean Coffee is a structured, but agenda-less meeting. Participants gather, build an agenda, and begin talking. Conversations are directed and productive. Lean Coffee is open to members and non-members of the Iowa Lean Consortium (ILC) and there is no fee to attend. Learn more about joining the ILC here: http://www.iowalean.org/join-us.

 

Creating Your Government Marketing Strategy

8/6/2019, 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. 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. For questions, please contact Melissa Burant at mburant@iastate.edu.

 

Materials, Structures, and NDE Lab Tour

8/8/2019, Ames, IA

Address: 1519 Scholl Rd., Ames, IA 50010

Details: Learn how labs can support your material selection and failure efforts of metal-based components and assemblies, support for component and material testing objectives with both destructive and non-destructive technologies, support the development of Test Plans and Test Protocols.

 

Iowa City Lean Coffee

8/9/2019, Coralville, IA

Address: Iowa Lions Eye Bank, BioVentures Center, 2500 Crosspark Rd., W119, Coralville, IA 52241

Details: Join us for the Iowa City Area Lean Coffee! Register here for multiple dates. You will receive an email reminder of your registration 48 hours before the event. **Please note we have moved our meeting day to Fridays for 2019** Lean Coffee is an informal, monthly gathering to get to know fellow continuous improvement professionals in the Iowa City area and learn from each other by talking about a topic of mutual interest. Lean Coffee is a structured, but agenda-less meeting. Participants gather, build an agenda, and begin talking. Conversations are directed and productive. Lean Coffee is open to members and non-members of the Iowa Lean Consortium. Learn more about joining the ILC here: http://www.iowalean.org/join-us. Learn more about Lean Coffee here http://leancoffee.org/

 

Preparing a Winning Proposal

8/14/2019, Council Bluffs, IA

Address: Chamber of Commerce, 149 West Broadway

Details: Success in government contracting requires that you convince a government agency that you are the best choice to fill any particular need. Doing that requires knowing how the system works, who to deal with, what the rules are, and how to cast yourself in the best light. CIRAS can help you with that. In four different sessions scheduled for four different cities, you'll learn everything from how to read and answer an RFP to tips for organizing your proposal and getting questions answered. You'll also learn how to avoid some of the most common mistakes.

 

Omaha Lean Coffee

8/16/2019, Omaha, IA

Details: Are you a Lean professional in the Omaha area? Join us for Omaha Lean Coffee! Get to know fellow Lean practitioners in the Omaha area and learn from each other by discussing a topic of mutual interest.About Lean Coffee: Lean Coffee is a structured, but agenda-less meeting. Participants gather, build an agenda, and begin talking. Conversations are directed and productive. Learn more about Lean Coffee HERE.Lean Coffee is open to members and non-members of the Iowa Lean Consortium (ILC) and is free to attend. Learn more about joining the ILC here: http://www.iowalean.org/join-us.

 

Cedar Rapids/Marion Lean Coffee

8/20/2019, Marion, IA

Address: ESCO Group, 3450 3rd St, Marion, IA 52302

Details: Join us for the Cedar Rapids/Marion Lean Coffee! Register here for multiple dates. You will receive an email reminder of your registration 48 hours before the event. Lean Coffee is an informal, monthly gathering to get to know fellow continuous improvement professionals in the Iowa City area and learn from each other by talking about a topic of mutual interest. Lean Coffee is a structured, but agenda-less meeting. Participants gather, build an agenda, and begin talking. Conversations are directed and productive.

 

Cedar Valley Lean Coffee

8/21/2019, Waterloo, IA

Address: Check Registration Link For Location

Details: Join us for our Cedar Valley area Lean Coffee! This informal, periodic gathering is an opportunity to get know fellow Lean practitioners in the Cedar Valley area and learn from each other by talking about a topic of mutual interest related to continuous improvement. Lean Coffee is a structured, but agenda-less meeting. Participants gather, build an agenda, and begin talking. Conversations are directed and productive. Learn more about Lean Coffee www.leancoffee.org

 

Quad Cities Lean Coffee

8/21/2019, Davenport, IA

Details: Join us for Quad Cities Lean Coffee! This informal, periodic gathering is an opportunity to get know fellow Lean practitioners in the Quad Cities area and learn from each other by talking about a topic of mutual interest related to continuous improvement. Lean Coffee is a structured, but agenda-less meeting. Participants gather, build an agenda, and begin talking. Conversations are directed and productive. Learn more about Lean Coffee www.leancoffee.org Lean Coffee is open to members and non-members of the Iowa Lean Consortium. Learn more about joining the ILC here: http://www.iowalean.org/join-us.

 

Pella Area Lean Coffee

8/21/2019, Pella, IA

Address: Check Registration Link For Location

Details: Join us for Pella area Lean Coffee! This informal, periodic gathering is an opportunity to get know fellow Lean practitioners in the Pella area and learn from each other by talking about a topic of mutual interest lreated to continuous improvement.

 

Inventory Management 101

8/26/2019, West Des Moines, IA

Address: Farm Bureau Financial Services Corporate Office, 5400 University Avenue, Board Room, West Des Moines, IA 50266

Details: Inventory is a key asset of every manufacturing and distribution company, but it is often overlooked or poorly managed. This one-day class is designed to give you a basic understanding of how to measure and control your inventory - and thereby improve your service levels and your bottom line.

 

Ames Lean Coffee

8/27/2019, Ames, IA

Address: Landus Cooperative, 2321 North Loop Drive Suite 220, Ames, IA 50010

Details: Join us for the Ames Lean Coffee! Register here for multiple dates. You will receive an email reminder of your registration 48 hours before the event. Lean Coffee is an informal, monthly gathering to get to know fellow continuous improvement professionals in the Iowa City area and learn from each other by talking about a topic of mutual interest. Lean Coffee is a structured, but agenda-less meeting. Participants gather, build an agenda, and begin talking. Conversations are directed and productive.

 

 

September 2019


Des Moines Lean Coffee

9/5/2019, Des Moines, IA

Address: TBD: Check Registration Link For Details

Details: Lean Coffee is a structured, but agenda-less meeting. Participants gather, build an agenda, and begin talking. Conversations are directed and productive. Lean Coffee is open to members and non-members of the Iowa Lean Consortium (ILC) and there is no fee to attend. Learn more about joining the ILC here: http://www.iowalean.org/join-us.

 

ILC State of Readiness Workshop

9/12/2019 - 9/13/2019, Omaha, NE

Address: The Salvation Army Omaha Kroc Center, 2825 Y Street

Details: Introduction: The ways and means of businesses operating around the world have been increasingly optimized over time, even while supply chains and finance have become more complex and stretch further around the globe in pace with advances in transportation and technology. But what has really changed in business and even in our own lives is the incremental, relentless compression of time. More specifically, that we and our companies need to accomplish more to remain competitive and relevant even viable in a continually decreasing amount of time. How does a company accomplish more in less time and not spin out of control? The challenge is increasing efficiency while also increasing effectiveness. We must manage multiple (often competing) priorities. We need to recognize opportunities and threats to our strategies, and we must formulate and deploy effective countermeasures to maintain control over our own narrative. We need to make sound decisions quickly. And we need to do all of this in real time. This is the nature of operational excellence and the essence of its importance: The organizations that pursue operational excellence will achieve a state of readiness to quickly identify and decisively engage opportunities and threats and more rapidly develop and execute their strategies. By attending this Masterclass and Workshop, you will learn how to become a high-performance organization in the following 4 parts: Part-1: Operational Excellence; Organizational Design, and Lean Six Sigma Part-2: Leading Change; Gaining Alignment and Commitment Part-3: Preparing for Change; The Operational Excellence Roadmap Part-4: Strategy Execution; Becoming the High-Performance Organization

 

2019 FSMA Update & Beyond Lunch and Learn

9/13/2019, Marshalltown, IA

Address: Marshall County Extension Office,

Details: Recent changes to the U.S. Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act provided the first major update to that law in more than 70 years. But even if you feel like your company has responded adequately to those changes, you still may have different responsibilities under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). CIRAS and Iowa State University's Agricultural and Natural Resources Extension (ANR) can help you make sense of it all. This 2 ½-hour FSMA Update event will provide a general summary of what the new law with the MOST RECENT 2019 UPDATES is requiring of human food and animal feed companies in Iowa. It will address current topics such as Preventive Controls, Food Safety Plans, Food Defense, FSMA audit information and available resources in the development of a Food Safety System, and help on where to seek out advice. Come with your questions and be ready to dive into Food Safety FSMA style over lunch.

 

Iowa City Lean Coffee

9/13/2019, Coralville, IA

Address: Iowa Lions Eye Bank, BioVentures Center, 2500 Crosspark Rd., W119, Coralville, IA 52241

Details: Join us for the Iowa City Area Lean Coffee! Register here for multiple dates. You will receive an email reminder of your registration 48 hours before the event. **Please note we have moved our meeting day to Fridays for 2019** Lean Coffee is an informal, monthly gathering to get to know fellow continuous improvement professionals in the Iowa City area and learn from each other by talking about a topic of mutual interest. Lean Coffee is a structured, but agenda-less meeting. Participants gather, build an agenda, and begin talking. Conversations are directed and productive. Lean Coffee is open to members and non-members of the Iowa Lean Consortium. Learn more about joining the ILC here: http://www.iowalean.org/join-us. Learn more about Lean Coffee here http://leancoffee.org/

 

Subcontracting Webinar

9/16/2019, Webinar

Details: This online session will help attendees understand subcontracting opportunities and where these opportunities may be a better fit for some companies and industries, as well as a great initial way to build past performance. This session will also help companies understand subcontracting plans, will provide some tactical processes to identify subcontracting opportunities, and will provide an overview of how to effectively perform initial outreach for subcontracting marketing.

 

Cedar Rapids/Marion Lean Coffee

9/17/2019, Marion, IA

Address: ESCO Group, 3450 3rd St, Marion, IA 52302

Details: Join us for the Cedar Rapids/Marion Lean Coffee! Register here for multiple dates. You will receive an email reminder of your registration 48 hours before the event. Lean Coffee is an informal, monthly gathering to get to know fellow continuous improvement professionals in the Iowa City area and learn from each other by talking about a topic of mutual interest. Lean Coffee is a structured, but agenda-less meeting. Participants gather, build an agenda, and begin talking. Conversations are directed and productive.

 

Cedar Valley Lean Coffee

9/18/2019, Waterloo, IA

Address: Check Registration Link For Location

Details: Join us for our Cedar Valley area Lean Coffee! This informal, periodic gathering is an opportunity to get know fellow Lean practitioners in the Cedar Valley area and learn from each other by talking about a topic of mutual interest related to continuous improvement.

 

Pella Area Lean Coffee

9/18/2019, Pella, IA

Address: Check Registration Link For Location

Details: Join us for Pella area Lean Coffee! This informal, periodic gathering is an opportunity to get know fellow Lean practitioners in the Pella area and learn from each other by talking about a topic of mutual interest lreated to continuous improvement.

 

Quad Cities Lean Coffee

9/18/2019, Davenport, IA

Details: Join us for Quad Cities Lean Coffee! This informal, periodic gathering is an opportunity to get know fellow Lean practitioners in the Quad Cities area and learn from each other by talking about a topic of mutual interest related to continuous improvement. Lean Coffee is a structured, but agenda-less meeting. Participants gather, build an agenda, and begin talking. Conversations are directed and productive. Learn more about Lean Coffee www.leancoffee.org Lean Coffee is open to members and non-members of the Iowa Lean Consortium. Learn more about joining the ILC here: http://www.iowalean.org/join-us.

 

Omaha Lean Coffee

9/20/2019, Omaha, IA

Details: Are you a Lean professional in the Omaha area? Join us for Omaha Lean Coffee! Get to know fellow Lean practitioners in the Omaha area and learn from each other by discussing a topic of mutual interest.About Lean Coffee: Lean Coffee is a structured, but agenda-less meeting. Participants gather, build an agenda, and begin talking. Conversations are directed and productive. Learn more about Lean Coffee HERE.Lean Coffee is open to members and non-members of the Iowa Lean Consortium (ILC) and is free to attend. Learn more about joining the ILC here: http://www.iowalean.org/join-us.

 

Ames Lean Coffee

9/26/2019, Ames, IA

Address: Landus Cooperative, 2321 North Loop Drive Suite 220, Ames, IA 50010

Details: Join us for the Ames Lean Coffee! Register here for multiple dates. You will receive an email reminder of your registration 48 hours before the event. Lean Coffee is an informal, monthly gathering to get to know fellow continuous improvement professionals in the Iowa City area and learn from each other by talking about a topic of mutual interest. Lean Coffee is a structured, but agenda-less meeting. Participants gather, build an agenda, and begin talking. Conversations are directed and productive.

 

Blended PCQI Human Food Part 2: Instructor Led

9/30/2019, Ames, IA

Address: EDIR, 1805 Collaboration Place

Details: This is a Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance (FSPCA) class put on by ISU/CIRAS/ANR. It is the second part that is required after the first part online is completed in order to receive your certificate as a Preventive Controls Qualified Individual (PCQI). The FSPCA PCQI class is the only PCQI class recognized by the FDA. Regulations require that companies have a PCQI as set forth by the FDA. For questions, please contact Kimberly Anderson at kanderson@iastate.edu.

 

 

October 2019


Des Moines Lean Coffee

10/3/2019, Des Moines, IA

Address: TBD: Check Registration Link For Details

Details: Lean Coffee is a structured, but agenda-less meeting. Participants gather, build an agenda, and begin talking. Conversations are directed and productive. Lean Coffee is open to members and non-members of the Iowa Lean Consortium (ILC) and there is no fee to attend. Learn more about joining the ILC here: http://www.iowalean.org/join-us.

 

Iowa City Lean Coffee

10/11/2019, Coralville, IA

Address: Iowa Lions Eye Bank, BioVentures Center, 2500 Crosspark Rd., W119, Coralville, IA 52241

Details: Join us for the Iowa City Area Lean Coffee! Register here for multiple dates. You will receive an email reminder of your registration 48 hours before the event. **Please note we have moved our meeting day to Fridays for 2019** Lean Coffee is an informal, monthly gathering to get to know fellow continuous improvement professionals in the Iowa City area and learn from each other by talking about a topic of mutual interest. Lean Coffee is a structured, but agenda-less meeting. Participants gather, build an agenda, and begin talking. Conversations are directed and productive. Lean Coffee is open to members and non-members of the Iowa Lean Consortium. Learn more about joining the ILC here: http://www.iowalean.org/join-us. Learn more about Lean Coffee here http://leancoffee.org/

 

Cedar Rapids/Marion Lean Coffee

10/15/2019, Marion, IA

Address: ESCO Group, 3450 3rd St, Marion, IA 52302

Details: Join us for the Cedar Rapids/Marion Lean Coffee! Register here for multiple dates. You will receive an email reminder of your registration 48 hours before the event. Lean Coffee is an informal, monthly gathering to get to know fellow continuous improvement professionals in the Iowa City area and learn from each other by talking about a topic of mutual interest. Lean Coffee is a structured, but agenda-less meeting. Participants gather, build an agenda, and begin talking. Conversations are directed and productive.

 

Cedar Valley Lean Coffee

10/16/2019, Waterloo, IA

Address: Check Registration Link For Location

Details: Join us for our Cedar Valley area Lean Coffee! This informal, periodic gathering is an opportunity to get know fellow Lean practitioners in the Cedar Valley area and learn from each other by talking about a topic of mutual interest related to continuous improvement.

 

Quad Cities Lean Coffee

10/16/2019, Davenport, IA

Details: Join us for Quad Cities Lean Coffee! This informal, periodic gathering is an opportunity to get know fellow Lean practitioners in the Quad Cities area and learn from each other by talking about a topic of mutual interest related to continuous improvement. Lean Coffee is a structured, but agenda-less meeting. Participants gather, build an agenda, and begin talking. Conversations are directed and productive. Learn more about Lean Coffee www.leancoffee.org Lean Coffee is open to members and non-members of the Iowa Lean Consortium. Learn more about joining the ILC here: http://www.iowalean.org/join-us.

 

Pella Area Lean Coffee

10/16/2019, Pella, IA

Address: Check Registration Link For Location

Details: Join us for Pella area Lean Coffee! This informal, periodic gathering is an opportunity to get know fellow Lean practitioners in the Pella area and learn from each other by talking about a topic of mutual interest lreated to continuous improvement.

 

You are a Certified Targeted Small Business (TSB) - What's Next?

10/16/2019, Webinar

Details: This webinar series is provided in partnership with Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) and Targeted Small Business (TSB) program with the State of Iowa. This webinar is useful for companies that have recently received their TSB certification from the State of Iowa. The session will provide information on next steps and considerations to take advantage of the procurement opportunities for TSB's with the state of Iowa. We will explore the structure of the state and independent buying agencies and review the types of products and services they buy, discuss in greater detail the procurement benefits to the program, how to best do business with the state as a vendor and TSB, as well as marketing best practices. We will also discuss additional procurement and preference programs that you may be eligible for as a TSB. This session is also suitable for companies that are eligible for TSB certification but would like to review the procurement processes and opportunities prior to pursuing certification. For questions, please contact Melissa Burant at mmburant@iastate.edu.

 

Omaha Lean Coffee

10/18/2019, Omaha, IA

Details: Are you a Lean professional in the Omaha area? Join us for Omaha Lean Coffee! Get to know fellow Lean practitioners in the Omaha area and learn from each other by discussing a topic of mutual interest.About Lean Coffee: Lean Coffee is a structured, but agenda-less meeting. Participants gather, build an agenda, and begin talking. Conversations are directed and productive. Learn more about Lean Coffee HERE.Lean Coffee is open to members and non-members of the Iowa Lean Consortium (ILC) and is free to attend. Learn more about joining the ILC here: http://www.iowalean.org/join-us.

 

Ames Lean Coffee

10/24/2019, Ames, IA

Address: Landus Cooperative, 2321 North Loop Drive Suite 220, Ames, IA 50010

Details: Join us for the Ames Lean Coffee! Register here for multiple dates. You will receive an email reminder of your registration 48 hours before the event. Lean Coffee is an informal, monthly gathering to get to know fellow continuous improvement professionals in the Iowa City area and learn from each other by talking about a topic of mutual interest. Lean Coffee is a structured, but agenda-less meeting. Participants gather, build an agenda, and begin talking. Conversations are directed and productive.

 

 

November 2019


Subcontracting Webinar

11/4/2019, Webinar,

Address: 

Details: This online session will help attendees understand subcontracting opportunities and where these opportunities may be a better fit for some companies and industries, as well as a great initial way to build past performance. This session will also help companies understand subcontracting plans, will provide some tactical processes to identify subcontracting opportunities, and will provide an overview of how to effectively perform initial outreach for subcontracting marketing.

 

Des Moines Lean Coffee

11/7/2019, Des Moines, IA

Address: TBD: Check Registration Link For Details

Details: Lean Coffee is a structured, but agenda-less meeting. Participants gather, build an agenda, and begin talking. Conversations are directed and productive. Learn more about Lean Coffee HERE. Lean Coffee is open to members and non-members of the Iowa Lean Consortium (ILC) and there is no fee to attend. Learn more about joining the ILC here: http://www.iowalean.org/join-us.

 

Iowa City Lean Coffee

11/8/2019, Coralville, IA

Address: Iowa Lions Eye Bank, BioVentures Center, 2500 Crosspark Rd., W119, Coralville, IA 52241

Details: Join us for the Iowa City Area Lean Coffee! Register here for multiple dates. You will receive an email reminder of your registration 48 hours before the event. **Please note we have moved our meeting day to Fridays for 2019** Lean Coffee is an informal, monthly gathering to get to know fellow continuous improvement professionals in the Iowa City area and learn from each other by talking about a topic of mutual interest. Lean Coffee is a structured, but agenda-less meeting. Participants gather, build an agenda, and begin talking. Conversations are directed and productive. Lean Coffee is open to members and non-members of the Iowa Lean Consortium. Learn more about joining the ILC here: http://www.iowalean.org/join-us. Learn more about Lean Coffee here http://leancoffee.org/

 

Creating Your Government Marketing Strategy

11/12/2019, 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. 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. For questions, please contact Melissa Burant at mburant@iastate.edu.

 

Omaha Lean Coffee

11/15/2019, Omaha, IA

Details: Are you a Lean professional in the Omaha area? Join us for Omaha Lean Coffee! Get to know fellow Lean practitioners in the Omaha area and learn from each other by discussing a topic of mutual interest.About Lean Coffee: Lean Coffee is a structured, but agenda-less meeting. Participants gather, build an agenda, and begin talking. Conversations are directed and productive. Learn more about Lean Coffee HERE.Lean Coffee is open to members and non-members of the Iowa Lean Consortium (ILC) and is free to attend. Learn more about joining the ILC here: http://www.iowalean.org/join-us.

 

Cedar Rapids/Marion Lean Coffee

11/19/2019, Marion, IA

Address: ESCO Group, 3450 3rd St, Marion, IA 52302

Details: Join us for the Cedar Rapids/Marion Lean Coffee! Register here for multiple dates. You will receive an email reminder of your registration 48 hours before the event. Lean Coffee is an informal, monthly gathering to get to know fellow continuous improvement professionals in the Iowa City area and learn from each other by talking about a topic of mutual interest. Lean Coffee is a structured, but agenda-less meeting. Participants gather, build an agenda, and begin talking. Conversations are directed and productive.

 

Cedar Valley Lean Coffee

11/20/2019, Waterloo, IA

Address: Check Registration Link For Location

Details: Join us for our Cedar Valley area Lean Coffee! This informal, periodic gathering is an opportunity to get know fellow Lean practitioners in the Cedar Valley area and learn from each other by talking about a topic of mutual interest related to continuous improvement.

 

Pella Area Lean Coffee

11/20/2019, Pella, IA

Address: Check Registration Link For Location

Details: Join us for Pella area Lean Coffee! This informal, periodic gathering is an opportunity to get know fellow Lean practitioners in the Pella area and learn from each other by talking about a topic of mutual interest related to continuous improvement.

 

Quad Cities Lean Coffee

11/20/2019, Davenport, IA

Details: Join us for Quad Cities Lean Coffee! This informal, periodic gathering is an opportunity to get know fellow Lean practitioners in the Quad Cities area and learn from each other by talking about a topic of mutual interest related to continuous improvement. Lean Coffee is a structured, but agenda-less meeting. Participants gather, build an agenda, and begin talking. Conversations are directed and productive. Learn more about Lean Coffee www.leancoffee.org Lean Coffee is open to members and non-members of the Iowa Lean Consortium. Learn more about joining the ILC here: http://www.iowalean.org/join-us.

 

Ames Lean Coffee

11/21/2019, Ames, IA

Address: Landus Cooperative, 2321 North Loop Drive Suite 220, Ames, IA 50010

Details: Join us for the Ames Lean Coffee! Register here for multiple dates. You will receive an email reminder of your registration 48 hours before the event. Lean Coffee is an informal, monthly gathering to get to know fellow continuous improvement professionals in the Iowa City area and learn from each other by talking about a topic of mutual interest. Lean Coffee is a structured, but agenda-less meeting. Participants gather, build an agenda, and begin talking. Conversations are directed and productive.

 

 

December 2019


Blended PCQI Human Food Part 2: Instructor Led

12/2/2019, Ames, IA

Address: EDIR, 1805 Collaboration Place

Details: This is a Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance (FSPCA) class put on by ISU/CIRAS/ANR. It is the second part that is required after the first part online is completed in order to receive your certificate as a Preventive Controls Qualitifed Individual (PCQI). The FSPCA PCQI class is the only PCQI class recognized by the FDA. Regulations require that companies have a PCQI as set forth by the FDA. For questions, please contact Kimberly Anderson at kanderson@iastate.edu.

 

Des Moines Lean Coffee

12/5/2019, Des Moines, IA

Address: TBD: Check Registration Link For Details

Details: Lean Coffee is a structured, but agenda-less meeting. Participants gather, build an agenda, and begin talking. Conversations are directed and productive. Learn more about Lean Coffee HERE. Lean Coffee is open to members and non-members of the Iowa Lean Consortium (ILC) and there is no fee to attend. Learn more about joining the ILC here: http://www.iowalean.org/join-us.

 

Iowa City Lean Coffee

12/13/2019, Coralville, IA

Address: Iowa Lions Eye Bank, BioVentures Center, 2500 Crosspark Rd., W119, Coralville, IA 52241

Details: Join us for the Iowa City Area Lean Coffee! Register here for multiple dates. You will receive an email reminder of your registration 48 hours before the event. **Please note we have moved our meeting day to Fridays for 2019** Lean Coffee is an informal, monthly gathering to get to know fellow continuous improvement professionals in the Iowa City area and learn from each other by talking about a topic of mutual interest. Lean Coffee is a structured, but agenda-less meeting. Participants gather, build an agenda, and begin talking. Conversations are directed and productive. Lean Coffee is open to members and non-members of the Iowa Lean Consortium. Learn more about joining the ILC here: http://www.iowalean.org/join-us. Learn more about Lean Coffee here http://leancoffee.org/

 

Cedar Rapids/Marion Lean Coffee

12/17/2019, Marion, IA

Address: ESCO Group, 3450 3rd St, Marion, IA 52302

Details: Join us for the Cedar Rapids/Marion Lean Coffee! Register here for multiple dates. You will receive an email reminder of your registration 48 hours before the event. Lean Coffee is an informal, monthly gathering to get to know fellow continuous improvement professionals in the Iowa City area and learn from each other by talking about a topic of mutual interest. Lean Coffee is a structured, but agenda-less meeting. Participants gather, build an agenda, and begin talking. Conversations are directed and productive.

 

Quad Cities Lean Coffee

12/18/2019, Davenport, IA

Details: Join us for Quad Cities Lean Coffee! This informal, periodic gathering is an opportunity to get know fellow Lean practitioners in the Quad Cities area and learn from each other by talking about a topic of mutual interest related to continuous improvement. Lean Coffee is a structured, but agenda-less meeting. Participants gather, build an agenda, and begin talking. Conversations are directed and productive. Learn more about Lean Coffee www.leancoffee.org Lean Coffee is open to members and non-members of the Iowa Lean Consortium. Learn more about joining the ILC here: http://www.iowalean.org/join-us.

 

Pella Area Lean Coffee

12/18/2019, Pella, IA

Address: Check Registration Link For Location

Details: Join us for Pella area Lean Coffee! This informal, periodic gathering is an opportunity to get know fellow Lean practitioners in the Pella area and learn from each other by talking about a topic of mutual interest related to continuous improvement. Lean Coffee is a structured, but agenda-less meeting. Participants gather, build an agenda, and begin talking. Conversations are directed and productive. Learn more about Lean Coffee www.leancoffee.org

 

Cedar Valley Lean Coffee

12/18/2019, Waterloo, IA

Address: Check Registration Link For Location

Details: Join us for our Cedar Valley area Lean Coffee! This informal, periodic gathering is an opportunity to get know fellow Lean practitioners in the Cedar Valley area and learn from each other by talking about a topic of mutual interest related to continuous improvement. Lean Coffee is a structured, but agenda-less meeting. Participants gather, build an agenda, and begin talking. Conversations are directed and productive. Learn more about Lean Coffee www.leancoffee.org

 

Ames Lean Coffee

12/19/2019, Ames, IA

Address: Landus Cooperative, 2321 North Loop Drive Suite 220, Ames, IA 50010

Details: Join us for the Ames Lean Coffee! Register here for multiple dates. You will receive an email reminder of your registration 48 hours before the event. Lean Coffee is an informal, monthly gathering to get to know fellow continuous improvement professionals in the Iowa City area and learn from each other by talking about a topic of mutual interest. Lean Coffee is a structured, but agenda-less meeting. Participants gather, build an agenda, and begin talking. Conversations are directed and productive.

 

Omaha Lean Coffee

12/20/2019, Omaha, IA

Details: Are you a Lean professional in the Omaha area? Join us for Omaha Lean Coffee! Get to know fellow Lean practitioners in the Omaha area and learn from each other by discussing a topic of mutual interest.About Lean Coffee: Lean Coffee is a structured, but agenda-less meeting. Participants gather, build an agenda, and begin talking. Conversations are directed and productive. Learn more about Lean Coffee HERE.Lean Coffee is open to members and non-members of the Iowa Lean Consortium (ILC) and is free to attend. Learn more about joining the ILC here: http://www.iowalean.org/join-us.

 

 

January 2020


You are a Certified Targeted Small Business (TSB) - What's Next?

1/15/2020, Webinar

Details: This webinar series is provided in partnership with Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) and Targeted Small Business (TSB) program with the State of Iowa. This webinar is useful for companies that have recently received their TSB certification from the State of Iowa. The session will provide information on next steps and considerations to take advantage of the procurement opportunities for TSB's with the state of Iowa. We will explore the structure of the state and independent buying agencies and review the types of products and services they buy, discuss in greater detail the procurement benefits to the program, how to best do business with the state as a vendor and TSB, as well as marketing best practices. We will also discuss additional procurement and preference programs that you may be eligible for as a TSB. This session is also suitable for companies that are eligible for TSB certification but would like to review the procurement processes and opportunities prior to pursuing certification. For questions, please contact Melissa Burant at mmburant@iastate.edu.

 

 

February 2020


Subcontracting Webinar

2/3/2020, Webinar

Details: This online session will help attendees understand subcontracting opportunities and where these opportunities may be a better fit for some companies and industries, as well as a great initial way to build past performance. This session will also help companies understand subcontracting plans, will provide some tactical processes to identify subcontracting opportunities, and will provide an overview of how to effectively perform initial outreach for subcontracting marketing.

 

Creating Your Government Marketing Strategy

2/11/2020, 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. 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. For questions, please contact Melissa Burant at mburant@iastate.edu.

 

 

April 2020


Subcontracting Webinar

4/6/2020, Webinar,

Address: 

Details: This online session will help attendees understand subcontracting opportunities and where these opportunities may be a better fit for some companies and industries, as well as a great initial way to build past performance. This session will also help companies understand subcontracting plans, will provide some tactical processes to identify subcontracting opportunities, and will provide an overview of how to effectively perform initial outreach for subcontracting marketing.

 

You are a Certified Targeted Small Business (TSB) - What's Next?

4/15/2020, Webinar,

Address: 

Details: This webinar series is provided in partnership with Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA) and Targeted Small Business (TSB) program with the State of Iowa. This webinar is useful for companies that have recently received their TSB certification from the State of Iowa. The session will provide information on next steps and considerations to take advantage of the procurement opportunities for TSB's with the state of Iowa. We will explore the structure of the state and independent buying agencies and review the types of products and services they buy, discuss in greater detail the procurement benefits to the program, how to best do business with the state as a vendor and TSB, as well as marketing best practices. We will also discuss additional procurement and preference programs that you may be eligible for as a TSB. This session is also suitable for companies that are eligible for TSB certification but would like to review the procurement processes and opportunities prior to pursuing certification. For questions, please contact Melissa Burant at mmburant@iastate.edu.