Iowa Business Training, Events, and Workshops

 

June 2019


ILC - Developing & Coaching a Team of Problem Solvers - Mason City

6/25/2019, Mason City, IA

Address: MercyOne North Iowa Medical Center West, 910 N. Eisenhower Ave

Details: If you're a manager and/or you know your way around Lean, you've probably learned some problem solving skills. But you can't solve every problem in your company by yourself. This highly interactive event has been created to help organizations develop an entire team of problem solvers by learning and practicing the 5 C's of Lean. Attendees will walk away with a solid action plan for moving their teams forward – as well as with insights on how to make the transition from being Chief Problem Solver to a problem-solving coach.

 

ISU Textile Lab Tour

6/25/2019, Ames, IA

Address: Economic Development Core Facility, 1805 Collaboration Place, Ames, Iowa

Details: Learn about what facilities and equipment for physical, mechanical, and thermal property assessment of textile materials ISU have to offer and Technologies and tools for product performance evaluation and prediction and new product development. Click the event to learn more.

 

ILC - Developing & Coaching a Team of Problem Solvers - Des Moines

6/26/2019, Johnston, IA

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

Details: If you're a manager and/or you know your way around Lean, you've probably learned some problem solving skills. But you can't solve every problem in your company by yourself. This highly interactive event has been created to help organizations develop an entire team of problem solvers by learning and practicing the 5 C's of Lean. Attendees will walk away with a solid action plan for moving their teams forward – as well as with insights on how to make the transition from being Chief Problem Solver to a problem-solving coach.

 

Navy Week: How to Do Business with the Navy and Marine Corps

6/27/2019, Davenport, IA

Address:  Birchwood Feilds Learning Center, Room 112, 4620 East 53rd Street

Details: In celebration of Navy Week, Lyn Sylfest, Acting Deputy for Small Business, Mid-Atlantic Regional Maintenance Center (MARMC)?, in partnership with the local Iowa Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC), will conduct a small business workshop on June 27, 2019. The workshop will be designed to educate small businesses on how to do business with the Navy and Marine Corps. The workshop will also cover how to find out about upcoming contracting opportunities and how small businesses can contribute to the warfighter mission. The Dept of Navy (DON)'s FY18 Top 5 Small Business NAICS codes were: 541611: Administrative Management and General Mgt Consulting Services, $80.1M 541330: Engineering Services, $35.2M 541512: Computer Systems Design Services, $24.7M 541519: Other Computer Related Services, $21.6M 541614: Process, Physical Distribution and Logistics Consulting Services, $19.7M

 

Techniques for Finding Better Customer - Webinar

6/27/2019, Webinar,

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Details: Do you know how to find better customers using public available sources? If your company is a small or medium-sized business in search of more and/or better customers, this noon-time CIRAS event will show you how to apply a process involving account profiling and databases that are available at select Iowa libraries. This is a no-cost webinar, but registration is required and spaces are limited. For questions, please contact CJ Osborn at cjosborn@iastate.edu.

 

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


Blended Human Food PCQI Part 2: Instructor Led Course

7/1/2019, Ames, IA

Address: Economic Development Core Facility, 1805 Collaboration Place, Ames, Iowa

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 Qualitied 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.

 

Job Shop Quoting: How to Streamline Your Process

7/9/2019, Webinar,

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Details: As a small manufacturing company, the ramifications are high if you are losing quotes due to timeliness and errors. But as you know, it's hard to manage the day-to-day current business while managing new orders. What would the impact to your business be if you could improve your quoting process and increase your quote-to-order ratio? By attending this webinar you will be able to: - Learn best practices in quoting methods and estimation techniques - Consider all of the pertinent factors when quoting jobs - Gain valuable resources to assist you in the quoting process This webinar is presented by the Georgia Tech MEP, CIRAS' partner in the MEP National Network.

 

Understanding and Obtaining HUBZone Certification

7/11/2019, Webinar

Details: In late 2018 the SBA proposed to make sweeping changes to the HUBZone program. The changes would overhaul the program with the goal of making compliance easier for HUBZone firms and hopefully help the government hit its annual 3% goal. In this webinar, Matt Moriarty and Ian Patterson, with Koprince Law LLC, will discuss the current HUBZone requirements and the proposed changes. Contact your PTAC Government Contracting Specialist to learn how to attend the webinar at no cost!

 

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.

 

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

 

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

 

Quad Cities Lean Coffee

7/18/2019, 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.

 

DCAA Compliant Accounting for Government Contractors

7/18/2019, Webinar

Details: What does it mean to have an "adequate" or "approved" accounting system? You must meet the 15 requirements outlined in SF1408 Preaward Survey of Prospective Contractor Accounting System. Key items include segregation of direct and indirect costs, a logical and consistent method for the allocation of indirect costs, timekeeping, and labor distribution. This webinar will guide you through the basic requirements and dispel common myths regarding the use of QuickBooks. Join us to learn best practices to prepare for and successfully pass the survey (aka "audit”)! Presenters: Robert E. Jones and Melissa Metzger. Contact your PTAC Government Contracting Specialist to learn how to attend this webinar at no cost!

 

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.

 

Structural Analysis Using Strain Gages

7/24/2019, Ames, IA

Address: Applied Science II, 1915 Scholl Road

Details: CIRAS, in partnership with the ISU Structural Analysis and Research Lab, is offering a daylong workshop to introduce engineers to using strain gages in field testing. Workshop participants will spend the morning learning how to use strain gages in the testing of steel structures and exploring options for collecting strain gage data. In the afternoon, participants will get the chance to install a strain gage, collect data, and compare that data to predicted finite element analysis (FEA) results.

 

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.

 

How to Engage and Position During Government Prospect Meetings

7/25/2019, Webinar

Details: This presentation is designed to accelerate your confidence and your ability to position with new prospects. A core objective of this webinar is to help you differentiate from your competition while simultaneously collecting information and intelligence necessary to communicate competitive advantage. This presentation provides award-winning techniques and strategies that have directly helped companies win more than $1.8 Billion in government contracts. Presenter: Joshua Frank. Contact your PTAC Government Contracting Specialist to learn how to attend the webinar at no cost!

 

Theory of Constraints - Making more profits without hiring more people

7/25/2019, Clinton, IA

Address: Clinton Community College Technology Center, 1951 Manufacturing Drive

Details: A 1-hour live simulation that compares the financial performance of five common manufacturing philosophies and improvement methods. The purpose is to introduce the Theory of Constraints and generate improvement ideas related to process design.

 

 

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.

 

POWERED INDUSTRIAL TRUCK

8/5/2019, West Des Moines, IA

Address: IISC Office

Details: What You Will Learn: The key elements of the regulations and how to comply. Proper operating and maintenance techniques that prevent injuries. What kind of training you need to provide, and for whom. How compliance can reduce your workers’ comp and other costs.

 

CRANE AND HOIST

8/5/2019, West Des Moines, IA

Address: IISC Office, 1501 42nd St STE 100

Details: You know the importance of compliance, but sometimes it’s hard to know where to start. Our safety professionals translate OSHA regulations on overhead and cranes into terms you can use, and show you how to put them into practice.

 

LOCKOUT/TAGOUT

8/6/2019, West Des Moines, IA

Address: IISC Office, 1501 42nd St STE 100

Details: "Lockout/Tagout” refers to specific practices and procedures to safeguard employees from the unexpected energization or start-up of machinery and equipment, or release of hazardous energy during service or maintenance activities. Approximately 3 million workers service equipment and face the greatest risk of injury if lockout/tagout is not properly implemented.

 

MACHINE GUARDING

8/6/2019, West Des Moines, IA

Address: IISC Office, 1501 42nd St STE 100

Details: This Machine Guarding Compliance Training course will help you sort it out. Through discussion and activities, our professional facilitator will break down the regulation into terms you can understand. In just four hours, you'll learn practices and procedures that will keep you in compliance and, best of all, protect your employees.

 

Machine Shop Sales and Growth Strategies

8/6/2019, Webinar,

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Details: Most machine shops share a common thread: wanting to grow, but not quite sure how to go about growing and how to manage that growth. Does this sound familiar to you? If so, this webinar will teach you some best practices for how to go about turning this challenge into a desirable and implementable growth strategy. By attending this webinar you will be able to: - Learn different ways to tap into new markets and new customers - Evaluate and compare different growth opportunities - Learn to determine the strategies that are right for your business - Manage risks associated with growth. This webinar is presented by the Georgia Tech MEP, CIRAS' partner in the MEP National Network.

 

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.

 

FIRST AID INSTRUCTOR DEVELOPMENT COURSE

8/7/2019 - 8/9/2019, West Des Moines, IA

Address: IISC Office, 1501 42nd St STE 100

Details: Teach Others To Save Lives: Become a certified NSC First Aid Instructor. The National Safety Council offers certification in first aid and CPR training, whether you need to be an instructor at your workplace or you’re looking to teach as part of a community effort. If you’re already an instructor elsewhere, you likely can be grandfathered into our program; contact Dan at dan@iisc.org or 515-276-4724 ext. 228 for more information

 

Cybersecurity Workshop Training

8/8/2019, Cedar Rapids, IA

Address: Marriott Hotel, 1200 Collins Rd NE

Details: Northrop Grumman, in collaboration with the USC Center for Economic Development, is offering free cybersecurity training to small businesses through an Air Force Small Business Office Mentor Protege Program. This workshop is open to all small businesses. Advance registration is required.

 

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/

 

SUPERVISORS SAFETY DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

8/13/2019 - 8/15/2019, West Des Moines, IA

Address: IISC Office, 1501 42nd St STE 100

Details: The Supervisors’ Safety Development Program trains supervisors and managers to incorporate best safety practices into their daily management activities. A key feature of the program requires participants to demonstrate they have acquired the knowledge and skills from training and are prepared to implement them in the workplace.

 

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.

 

3D Printing and Polymer Lab Tour

8/15/2019, Ames, IA

Address: Economic Development Core Facility, 1805 Collaboration Place, Ames, Iowa

Details: Learn how labs can support your material selection and failed efforts of polymer-based components and assemblies. Learn advanced 3D printing technologies, like metal printing, are changing how companies envision their products and process. Learn how you can shorten your product development cycle.

 

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.

 

OSHA 3095 ELECTRICAL STANDARDS

8/20/2019 - 8/23/2019, West Des Moines, IA

Address: IISC Office, 1501 42nd St STE 100

Details: This course is designed to provide the student with a survey of OSHA's electrical standards and the hazards associated with electrical installations and equipment. Topics include single-phase and three-phase systems, cord-connected and plug-connected and fixed equipment, grounding, ground fault circuit interrupters, and safety-related work practices. Emphasis is placed on electrical hazard recognition and OSHA policies and procedures. Students will receive instruction on safe and correct use of their electrical testing equipment.

 

Tech-Based Innovation with Iowa Companies and Iowa State University

8/20/2019, Cresco, IA

Address: Cresco Area Chamber of Commerce, 101 2nd Ave. SW, Cresco, IA 52136

Details: Overview on how the Center for Industrial Research and Service (CIRAS) at ISU collaborates with Iowa companies on various kinds of tech-based innovation projects. Please contact Carey Novak for questions regarding this event at cenovak@iastate.edu.

 

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.

 

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

8/22/2019, 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.

 

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.

 

GovCon 101

8/28/2019, 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.

 

 

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.

 

How to Take a Proactive Approach to Marketing Your Machine Shop

9/10/2019, Webinar

Details: Does most of your business stem from less than 10 customers? If so does it keep you up at night wondering what would happen to your business if one or more of those customers took their orders elsewhere? it’s incredibly important to develop a proactive approach to diversifying your customer base. By looking at the top traits of your clients, identifying additional companies that look like them, and turning your website into a lead generation tool, you will be able to expand your reach and grow your business. By attending this webinar you will be able to: Identify top similarities within your current customer base. Find new, comparable customers to grow your business. Develop a marketing plan to reach these customers. Turn your website from a passive tool to a lead generation tool This webinar is presented by the Georgia Tech MEP, CIRAS' partner in the MEP National Network.

 

Future of Manufacturing - Process Intensification and Modularization

9/10/2019, Ames, IA

Address: Reiman Gardens, 1407 S University Blvd

Details: The future of process industries manufacturing lies in transformational change. This event will explain how Iowa manufacturers in process industries could take advantage of ideas such as process intensification, off-site construction of plants, and modularization of processes. Attendees will get introduced to these concepts and listen to industry case studies of where they have already been implemented.

 

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.

 

OSHA 503 UPDATE FOR GENERAL INDUSTRY

9/18/2019 - 9/20/2019, West Des Moines, IA

Address: IISC Office, 1501 42nd St STE 100

Details: This 3 day course is designed for those instructors who have completed the OSHA 501 Trainer Course in Occupational Safety and Health Standards for the General Industry and who are authorized trainers in the OSHA Outreach Training Program. This program provides an update on OSHA compliance, standards and industry best practices and will allow instructors to continue to conduct OSHA 10 & 30 hour outreach training. Given the Outreach Training Program for General Industry Safety and Health, up-to-date OSHA General Industry Standards, and current status as an Authorized Outreach Trainer, the participants will be able to demonstrate professional development in their field by applying effective adult learning principles and interactive training techniques to clearly identify, define and explain general industry hazards and acceptable corrective measures in accordance with the 29 CFR 1910 OSHA Standards and Industry best Practices as they continue to teach 10 and 30 hour OSHA Outreach Courses. Participants will receive an instructor card and certificate from the Great Plains OSHA Education Center.

 

Quad Cities Lean Coffee

9/19/2019, 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.

 

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.

 

OSHA 511 STANDARDS FOR GENERAL INDUSTRY

9/24/2019 - 9/27/2019, West Des Moines, IA

Address: IISC Office, 1501 42nd St STE 100

Details: This 4-day course covers OSHA standards, policies, and procedures in general industry. Topics include scope and application of the OSHA General Industry Standards, general industry principles and special emphasis on those areas in general industry which are more hazardous. Upon course completion students will have the ability to define general industry terms found in the OSHA General Industry Standards, identify hazards which occur in general industry, locate and determine appropriate OSHA General Industry Standards, policies, and procedures, and describe the use of OSHA General Industry Standards and regulations to supplement an ongoing safety and health program.

 

Ames Lean Coffee

9/26/2019, Ames, IA

Address: Economic Development Core Facility, 1805 Collaboration Place

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.

 

The OSHA Regulatory Approach to Process Safety Management

10/5/2019 - 10/10/2019, Blair, NE

Address: Novozymes, Inc., 600 S 1st Street

Details: The responsibility to protect workers and the environment from hazardous chemicals requires a thorough knowledge of the latest OSHA and EPA regulatory requirements. Join process safety and risk management expert Don Abrahamson for an up-to-date look at the OSHA PSM Regulation 29CFR 1910.119 and the EPA Prevention Program process safety regulatory requirements. Participants will leave with the knowledge needed to effectively implement, evaluate, and audit an OSHA or EPA process safety management program in their organization. They’ll examine PSM principles and values; audit procedures for compliance with process safety regulatory requirements; and the benefits of an effective PSM program plant- and company-wide. They’ll also look at process safety failures that drive home the need for effective process safety programs.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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

10/17/2019, 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.

 

Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points Workshop (HACCP)

10/17/2019 - 10/19/2019, Ames, IA

Address: Scheman Building, 1805 Center Drive

Details: This course is designed for individuals that have little or no knowledge of HACCP AND individuals that would like to have a refresher on HACCP and learn of the changes that have taken place in HACCP during the last 2-3 years. One of the working groups will be designated an “Advanced HACCP Training Working Group.” This working group, which is limited to those that are already HACCP trained, will discuss Validation, Verification, Reassessment, Lethality, Stabilization and Listeria Control.

 

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.

 

Preparing a Winning Proposal

10/23/2019, Iowa City, IA

Address: Merge, 136 S. Dubuque Street, Iowa City, IA 52240

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.

 

Preparing a Winning Proposal

10/24/2019, Davenport, IA

Address: Birchwood Fields Learning Center, 4620 E 53rd St., Room 111, Davenport, IA 52807

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.

 

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.

 

Business Strategies: Water Planning To Support Manufacturing Into The Future

11/5/2019, Ames, IA

Address: EDIR, 1805 Collaboration Place

Details: Managing water can help reduce costs, generate new revenue, improve overall operations, enhance brand reputation and improve safety. Meet with industry experts and your stakeholders to learn what steps you should take now. CIRAS invites your strategy leaders to include watershed stakeholders in registration. We will guide your team to develop a common understanding and a path to collaborate during the training event. Watershed Stakeholders could be municipal managers, other industries in your area, community neighbors to your facility, Iowa watershed, managers, community planning groups, etc. Call for our guidance to identify your stakeholders.

 

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.

 

Basic Sausage Short Course

11/12/2019 - 11/14/2019, Ames, IA

Address: Iowa State University Meat Laboratory, 188 Meat Laboratory

Details: With a focus on the technology of sausage processing, short course 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. Enrollment for this course is limited to 60 so that participants have ample opportunities to interact with speakers and staff and have their questions answered. Iowa State University’s modern Meat Laboratory allows participants to observe demonstrations utilizing the latest technology.

 

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

11/21/2019, 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.

 

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.

 

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

 

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

 

Quad Cities Lean Coffee

12/19/2019, 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.

 

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.

 

Cured Meat Short Course

1/21/2020 - 1/23/2020, Ames, IA

Address: 

Details: With a focus on the technology of cured meat processing, short course 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. Since the enrollment in this short course is limited to 60, you will have ample opportunity to have your questions answered directly by the speakers and staff. Iowa State University's modern meat laboratory facilities allow you to observe demonstrations in a setting that provides access to the latest technology. For questions, contact Brenda Martin at bkmartin@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.

 

GovCon 101

2/19/2020, Webinar,

Address: 

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.

 

 

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.

 

Dry & Semi-Dry Sausage Short Course

4/14/2020 - 4/16/2020, Ames, IA

Address: 

Details: With a focus on the technology of dry and semi-dry sausage processing, short course 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.? For questions, contact Brenda Martin at bkmartin@iastate.edu.

 

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.

 

 

May 2020


Creating Your Government Marketing Strategy

5/12/2020, Webinar,

Address: 

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.