Iowa Business Training, Events, and Workshops

 

February 2020


ILC Webinar: 12 Wastes of Product and Process Development

2/18/2020, Webinar

Details: Lean management teaches you how to find waste. But the search gets harder when your Lean transformation starts moving upstream into product and service development. Join John Drogosz and Katrina Appell, experienced coaches with the Lean Enterprise Institute's lean product and process development initiative, for the free webinar "12 Wastes of Product and Process Development."

 

OSHA 30 Hour General Industry

2/18/2020 - 2/21/2020, West Des Moines, IA

Address: IISC Office 1501 42nd St STE 100

Details: Locate and apply OSHA safety and health standards, policies, and procedures. Utilize OSHA standards and regulations to supplement an on-going safety and health program. Identify common violations of OSHA standards and propose abatement actions. Describe appropriate abatement procedures for selected safety hazards. Conduct internal training on OSHA regulations

 

USACE Rock Island Business Opportunities open House

2/18/2020, Bettendorf,

Address: Quad Cities Waterfront Convention Center

Details: The Rock Island District will be hosting a Business Opportunities Open House to give contractors (large and small) the opportunity to engage in an open house/reverse trade show setting with main program areas supporting the District mission, contracting, small business office and key leadership. You will also have the opportunity to network with some of the District's large business contractors and others in attendance for potential partnership opportunities. Additionally, there will be informal discussion groups on a variety of topics led by USACE personnel and resource partners throughout the event.

 

Pella Area Lean Coffee 2020

2/19/2020, Pella, 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.

 

GovCon 101

2/19/2020, 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.

 

Cedar Valley Lean Coffee 2020

2/19/2020, Waterloo, 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.

 

Webinar: Who Are You and Why Should Government Care?

2/20/2020, Webinar

Details: The challenge of many sellers, especially small businesses, is rooted in the most basic aspect of their creation – to solve the problems of another. It is critical, therefore, to set a sound framework to help define who you are, what you do, and what problems you solve. Failing to identify these fundamentals will cause the business to waste countless dollars in time and material in pursuit of an opportunity that is unattainable. Contact your CIRAS Government Contracting Specialist to attend this webinar at NO COST!

 

Quad Cities Lean Coffee 2020

2/20/2020, Muscatine, 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.

 

Alpha General Contracting Subcontractor Meet and Greet

2/21/2020, Windsor Heights, IA

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Details: Alpha Energy and Electric, Inc., a Kansas City-based general contractor, would like to meet potential subcontractors to perform local work through their recently awarded federal construction contract with the General Services Administration. Join us if you are contractor that performs: plumbing, mechanical, electrical, roofing, concrete, fire suppression masonry, carpentry/drywall, painting, or other various trades.

 

Omaha Lean Coffee 2020

2/21/2020, Omaha, NE

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.

 

Master Builders of Iowa Annual Winter Conference

2/24/2020 - 2/26/2020, Altoona, IA

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Details: The MBI Annual Winter Conference offers two and a half days of educational sessions and popular annual events, which attract all aspects of the construction industry. Learning opportunities include a great combination of sessions focused on leadership and project management on Tuesday, as well as the annual Safety Day of training on Wednesday. There is something for everyone, from the construction worker, to the President and CEO of a company. Great values can be found at this popular annual event!

 

Tech Tuesday - Robotics with Ramco Innovation

2/25/2020, Ames, IA

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Details: Ramco Innovations offers complete robotic solutions from a variety of vendors, and has a robot for every application. At the February Tech Tuesday event in Ames, learn from our High Tech Team how a robot may be the perfect fit for your applications. Discover our classic Omron robotics line featuring the TM Series collaborative robots to help you free up your workforce and tackle advanced applications. Learn more about our brand new robot lineup from Nachi Robotics Systems, Inc. for higher payload applications, welding applications, palletizing, and more.

 

OSHA 511 Standards for General Industry

2/25/2020 - 2/28/2020, 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.

 

Webinar: Creating a Step-by-Step Government Sales Strategy

2/27/2020, Webinar,

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Details: This is an educational, fast-paced, and high-energy webinar. Joshua Frank will walk you through various techniques and strategies you need to build a viable sales strategy and win government contracts. This training will connect the dots, from who buys what you sell to how you collect intelligence and win. Contact your CIRAS Government Contracting Specialist to attend this webinar at NO COST!

 

Ames Lean Coffee 2020

2/27/2020, Ames, 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.

 

 

March 2020


Webinar Week - Agency Spotlight Series: Part I - How to Do Business with the Iowa DOT, and Part II - Learning About the DBE Program

3/2/2020, Webinar

Details: Part of a series spotlighting government agencies, this webinar will focus on the Iowa Department of Transportation and the multiple ways that Iowa companies can interact with the agency to obtain government contracts. Topics covered will include how to register and find opportunities in the Iowa DOT's Purchasing Section, how to get prequalified in the DOT's Contracts Bureau, and how to use the department's Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) program to improve your chances of getting government business.

 

Webinar Week - Agency Spotlight Series: USDA-Farm Production and Conservation (FPAC)

3/3/2020, Webinar

Details: Part of a series spotlighting government agencies, this webinar will focus on the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and its recently created agency, Farm Production and Conservation (FPAC). Matthew Harvey, a contract specialist with the USDA-FPAC Business Center, will describe the agencies that USDA-FPAC provides procurement support for, including the Farm Service Agency (FSA), Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), Risk Management Agency (RMA), and the Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS). Participants will get an overview of five agencies in one presentation and have the opportunity to ask questions at the end.

 

Starting or Growing a Veteran-Owned Business

3/3/2020, Ames, IA

Address:  2508 Mortenson Road, Room 1104

Details: Boots to Business Reboot is an entrepreneurial education and training program offered by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). The course provides an overview of entrepreneurship and applicable business ownership fundamentals. Veterans of all eras, Active Duty Service members (including National Guard and Reserve), and spouses are eligible to participate. During Reboot, participants are introduced to the skills, knowledge, and resources they need to launch a business, including steps for developing business concepts, how to develop a business plan, and information on SBA resources available to help. The program is facilitated by subject matter experts from the SBA and their extensive network of skilled business advisors. Participants that complete an in-person B2B Reboot course can elect to further their study through one of many B2B online courses, offered at no cost to Service members, Veterans and military spouses. If you’ve already attended an in-person B2B course, visit https://sbavets.force.com/ to sign up for one of the online B2B follow-on courses?.

 

Webinar Week - Agency Spotlight Series: City of Cedar Rapids

3/4/2020, Webinar

Details: Part of a series spotlighting government agencies, this webinar will focus on the city of Cedar Rapids. Diane Muench, purchasing services manager for Cedar Rapids, will provide an overview of municipal government and its current procurement needs. She'll give project updates and offer a few tips and tricks of the trade for doing business with the city.

 

ILC Webinar: Caring About the Customer

3/4/2020, Webinar

Details: Intentionally designing the customer’s experience helps not only the customer but your employees, as well. This webinar will help you understand the connection between the customer experience and the work that your organization does.

 

DAS Vendor Orientation

3/4/2020, Des Moines, IA

Address: Hoover Building, Level A, Procurement Conference Room, 1305 E Walnut St, Des Moines, IA

Details: The Department of Administrative Services (DAS) Central Procurement is now offering orientation for vendors interested in doing business with State of Iowa agencies. Contact your CIRAS Government Contracting Specialist to attend this orientation at NO COST!

 

Des Moines Lean Coffee 2020

3/5/2020, 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.

 

Webinar Week - Agency Spotlight Series: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

3/5/2020, Webinar

Details: Part of a series spotlighting government agencies, this webinar will focus on the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers, Rock Island District. Elizabeth White, deputy for small business, will provide an overview of the agency and its current procurement needs. She'll give project updates and offer a few tips and tricks of the trade for doing business with this agency.

 

Safety Management Techniques

3/5/2020 - 3/13/2020, West Des Moines, IA

Address: IISC Office 1501 42nd St STE 100

Details: Our newly revised 4-day course does more than show you what an effective safety manager does. It shows you how to do it through a balanced approach to safety management, addressing administrative, technical and cultural elements of safety.

 

Webinar: Buy American Act, Berry Amendment, and Trade Agreements Act

3/5/2020, Webinar,

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Details: This presentation will address the Buy American Act, Berry Amendment, and Trade Agreements Act. We will first provide an analysis of the Buy American Act with a regulatory overview, explanation of important concepts, and examples to simplify these concepts. Most of the webinar will be on this subject as it has the biggest impact and forms the foundation on which the Berry Amendment and Trade Agreements Act were added. The discussion will then turn to the Berry Amendment and Trade Agreements Act, and the impact each has on the applicability of the Buy American Act. Contact your CIRAS Government Contracting Specialist to attend this webinar at NO COST!

 

Webinar Week - Agency Spotlight Series: General Services Administration

3/6/2020, Webinar

Details: Part of a series spotlighting government agencies, this webinar will feature Bill Strobel, small business technical advisor for the U.S. General Service Administration, explaining what GSA looks for in someone seeking to do business with the government. Strobel will provide an overview of the agency and its needs from potential contractors and will take questions from participants.

 

ILC Personal Effectiveness

3/10/2020, Clive, IA

Address: Tero, 1840 NW 118th St.

Details: Are you struggling to make your work fit inside your schedule? Does it seem like the clock has become your enemy? This daylong workshop will help you regain control of your personal workspace and show you how to prioritize, execute, and analyze personal tasks more efficiently to gain back time. Instructors will explain the details of the same Lean tools that you are used to seeing at the larger program and process level-5S, Mind Mapping, Kanban, Root Cause Analysis and Standard Work.

 

Respirable Crystalline Silica (RCS) Training

3/11/2020, West Des Moines, IA

Address: IISC Office 1501 42nd St STE 100

Details: Crystalline silica is a common mineral found in the earth's crust. Materials like sand, stone, concrete, and mortar contain crystalline silica. It is also used to make products such as glass, pottery, ceramics, bricks, and artificial stone. Respirable crystalline silica – very small particles at least 100 times smaller than ordinary sand is created when cutting, sawing, grinding, drilling, and crushing stone, rock, concrete, brick, block, and mortar. Activities such as abrasive blasting with sand; sawing brick or concrete; sanding or drilling into concrete walls; grinding mortar; manufacturing brick, concrete blocks, stone countertops, or ceramic products; and cutting or crushing stone result in worker exposures to respirable crystalline silica dust. Industrial sand used in certain operations, such as foundry work and hydraulic fracturing (fracking), is also a source of respirable crystalline silica exposure. About 2.3 million people in the U.S. are exposed to silica at work.

 

Webinar - Participation and Small Business Subcontracting Plans: What’s the Difference?

3/12/2020, Webinar

Details: The goal of this webinar is to promote a better understanding of the differences between small business participation proposals and small business subcontracting plans. The session will focus on the distinction between the two, when they are required and what contractors need to know for proposals. This session will also briefly touch on the subcontracting requirements that small businesses are subject to.

 

Iowa City Lean Coffee 2020

3/13/2020, Iowa City, 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.

 

OSHA 502 Update for Construction Industry

3/17/2020 - 3/19/2020, 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 500 Trainer Course in Occupational Safety and Health Standards for the Construction 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.

 

Pella Area Lean Coffee 2020

3/18/2020, Pella, 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.

 

Cedar Valley Lean Coffee 2020

3/18/2020, Waterloo, 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.

 

Industrial Fermentation and Downstream Processing Workshop

3/18/2020 - 3/20/2020, Ames, IA

Address: Food Sciences Building, Iowa State University Campus

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.

 

Marketing to the Government

3/18/2020, Harlan, IA

Address: 906 6th Street, Harlan, IA 51537

Details: The first step toward winning government contracts is knowing what your government customers are looking for and where they're currently spending money. Focused, insightful marketing helps companies understand their competitors and creates new opportunities for firms to engage, network, and win government contracts. ISU Government Contracting Specialists with the CIRAS Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) have created this event to help Iowa businesses learn how to market to government agencies, thereby increasing their likelihood of winning government contracts. Participants in this event will discover how to: Identify potential markets and target customers using market research. Utilize agency procurement histories to determine who buys what your company sells and how much. Craft a quality capability statement Learn how to identify points of contact and establish agencies with government agencies. Develop a Government Marketing Plan. For questions, please contact Government Contracting Specialist Andy Alexander at andyalex@iastate.edu.

 

CIRAS Digital Manufacturing Lab Powered by Alliant Energy - Lab Tour

3/19/2020, Ames, IA

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Details: CIRAS is hosting a March tour of its Digital Manufacturing Lab of up to 18 people who are interested in learning more about its capabilities. Experts from CIRAS and its technology partners will showcase 3D printers, 3D scanners, autonomous vehicles, collaborative robots, and a Scara robot. Come explore the possibilities that come with digital manufacturing technology. Lunch will be served.

 

Quad Cities Lean Coffee 2020

3/19/2020, Muscatine, 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.

 

Webinar: The FAR on Source Selection, Award, and After - Understanding Rights and Remedies Relating to Federal Government Contract Awards

3/19/2020, Webinar

Details: In this training, experienced federal government contracting attorney Maria Panichelli will explain FAR essentials that every government contractor should know. You will learn about: the history of the FAR, including its purpose, importance, and basic structure, the most critical sections of the FAR relating to Contractor Qualifications, Eligibility, and Responsibility, and what the FAR says about Procurement Types and Source Selection? Contact your CIRAS Government Contracting Specialist to attend this webinar at NO COST!

 

Iowa Building Codes and Construction Networking

3/19/2020, Sioux City, IA

Address: Home Builders Association of Greater Siouxland Sioux City Construction League

Details: Even in contracting, it’s hard to win if you don’t understand the rules. Iowa has a hybrid system for building codes, which allows local jurisdictions to adopt certain types of guidelines while other restrictions extend throughout the entire state. How do you know which restrictions to follow? Attend this event, and you'll hear experts how the system works and the consequences of not following the rules. That will be followed by a construction industry networking session.

 

Safety Inspections (ASC)

3/20/2020, West Des Moines, IA

Address: IISC Office 1501 42nd St STE 100

Details: Our one-day Safety Inspections course provides an overview of the safety and health inspection process, then examine specific techniques to improve the process. It also addresses basic skills for conducting various types of inspections and correcting identified hazards.

 

Omaha Lean Coffee 2020

3/20/2020, Omaha, NE

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.

 

Spring 2020 Strategic Marketing Boot Camp

3/23/2020 - 3/24/2020, Ames, IA

Address: 1805 Collaboration Place

Details: Strategy is foundational for the success of any aspect of business. Without a strategy, businesses flounder around in hopes that anything they do will “stick” and help them achieve their goals. This is best described by Sun Tzu in his famous book, “The Art of War” as it applies to business. He states: “Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory, while tactics without strategy is the noise before the defeat.” Without a strategy, your marketing efforts will be “hit or miss” and will NOT be as effective as possible, if at all. Put a stop to this approach and take charge of your business growth today!

 

OSHA 501 Trainer Course for General Industry

3/24/2020 - 3/27/2020, West Des Moines, IA

Address: IISC Office 1501 42nd St STE 100

Details: The OSHA 501 class authorizes participants who complete this train-the-trainer course to conduct 10 & 30 hour outreach classes to general industry and issue OTI general industry 10 and 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 general industry safety topics during class.

 

Webinar: Seven Steps to Federal Business: Roadmap to The Win

3/26/2020, Webinar

Details: In this course, we’ll share a seven-step roadmap to success in the government marketplace. You will learn how to assess whether (and when) federal contracting is right for your business and will come away with a systematic plan to help you decide what to do next. Each step includes critical concepts that successful companies master as they launch and grow their government contracting business. These seven steps draw on the experience of leading specialists in diverse aspects of government business and rely on hard statistics and analysis of what it takes to succeed in the government marketplace – who wins, who loses, and what works. There’s plenty more you’ll need to learn…but these seven steps will give you an organized way of approaching federal opportunities. Contact your CIRAS Government Contracting Specialist to attend this webinar at NO COST!

 

Ames Lean Coffee 2020

3/26/2020, Ames, 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.

 

Fundamentals of Industrial Hygiene

3/31/2020 - 4/3/2020, West Des Moines, IA

Address: IISC Office 1501 42nd St STE 100

Details: Worksites can harbor chemical, physical, ergonomic and biological hazards. In this four-day course, you’ll gain a practical understanding of industrial hygiene issues and how to address them. Taught in an interactive classroom format supported by testing and a case study project, you’ll build the confidence and skills needed to anticipate, recognize, evaluate and control industrial hygiene hazards. This is an essential course, especially for those with limited industrial hygiene training or experience.

 

 

April 2020


Des Moines Lean Coffee 2020

4/2/2020, 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.

 

Subcontracting Webinar

4/6/2020, 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.

 

OSHA 500 Trainer Course for Construction

4/7/2020 - 4/10/2020, 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.

 

ISU Business Analytics Symposium

4/7/2020, Des Moines, IA

Address: Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center at the Iowa Events Center

Details: Join us on April 7 for the fifth annual Business Analytics Symposium at the Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center in downtown Des Moines. The Business Analytics Symposium is the premier analytics event in Iowa, with a great lineup of speakers who are on the cutting edge of analytics. We’ve doubled the size of our breakout rooms for 2020, and we’re excited to announce two thought-provoking keynotes.

 

Government Contract Negotiation Skills

4/7/2020, Coralville, IA

Address: BioVentures Center, 2500 Crosspark Rd,

Details: Are you hoping to grow your business through government contracting but not quite sure how the actual contract process will work? CIRAS is hosting an April seminar to help Iowa companies develop better "Government Contracting Negotiation Skills." This daylong event will feature experts from Federal Publications Seminars, a Minnesota firm with more than 50 years of experience in the field, teaching Iowans the "why," "how," and "when" of contract negotiation. Event participants will learn how to develop winning strategies and tactics, evaluate performance, and recognize the potential traps and opportunities that come with any negotiation.

 

ILC Value Stream Mapping - Below the Surface

4/8/2020, Ames, IA

Address: 2711 South Loop, Building 4, Suite 4040

Details: So often, when we tour a Lean-adept company and hear the post-improvement stories, it all seems so simple. We see the tidy Current State and Future State maps posted on the bulletin boards and – with the benefit of hindsight – everything appears obvious. So why does everything get so complicated when we try to imitate that success within our own organizations? This three-hour workshop provides a practical, in-depth discussion about how you can successfully use the critical Lean strategic tool of Value Stream Mapping.

 

Understanding the Army Corps of Engineers- Rock Island District- Projects, Procurements and Processes

4/9/2020, Webinar

Details: This webinar will be offered on multiple dates and provides registered participants with basic information on the District's overall mission and historical contracted requirements. Participants will take away information on how to best do business with the District as either a prime contractor or a subcontractor, as well as recommendations and tools for growing their Federal Government business with the Corps of Engineers, and specifically the Rock Island District. To register and receive log-in information please send an e-mail request to the Small Business Programs Office at CEMVR-SB-WEB@usace.army.mil. Please reference "Webinar RSVP" in the subject line.

 

Iowa City Lean Coffee 2020

4/10/2020, Iowa City, 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.

 

Dry & Semi-Dry Sausage Short Course

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

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

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.

 

Cedar Valley Lean Coffee 2020

4/15/2020, Waterloo, 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.

 

Pella Area Lean Coffee 2020

4/15/2020, Pella, 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.

 

Quad Cities Lean Coffee 2020

4/16/2020, Muscatine, 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.

 

Omaha Lean Coffee 2020

4/17/2020, Omaha, NE

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.

 

Disrupt the Incumbent

4/20/2020, Webinar

Details: This 90-minute webinar/strategy session will teach you how communicate to government purchasing officers why your product or service is better, faster, and more effective. Eileen Kent, a strategist known as the Federal Sales Sherpa, will teach participants how to dissect a federal contracting situation to identify the incumbents, their clients, their strengths, and their weaknesses. For questions, please contact Jodi Essex at jodir@iastate.edu.

 

Spring 2020 Internet Marketing Strategy Boot Camp

4/21/2020 - 4/22/2020, Ames, IA

Address: 1805 Collaboration Place

Details: Join us and discover how to take charge of your website and on-line presence to make it the truly effective marketing tool it has to be. Learn what Search Engine Optimization, Search Engine Marketing, Social Media Marketing, Content Development, Web Development Best Practices and Web Site Analytics are and how they can work together to form an Internet Marketing Strategy in this Boot Camp.

 

Rock Valley Metal Manufacturer's Summit

4/22/2020, Rock Valley, IA

Address: Parkview Event Center, 1303 10th Street

Details: Join Rock Valley Economic Development Corporation and CIRAS for this Lunch and Learn. CIRAS will present how ISU lab resources and CIRAS can be utilized to help Iowa manufacturing generate cost savings, increase development speed, provide root-cause analysis, and enhance product quality.

 

Ames Lean Coffee 2020

4/23/2020, Ames, 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.

 

Jumpstart Your Government Sales: Creating an Effective Capability Statement

4/30/2020, Clive, IA

Address: Tero, 1840 NW 118th St

Details: Before you can get the contract, you have to get their attention. The CIRAS Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) hopes to help with that by providing this hands-on workshop. This half-day, high-energy event is designed to help Iowa businesses create (or refine) their Capabilities Statements and jumpstart their marketing to local, state, and federal agencies.

 

 

May 2020


ILC Kentucky Lean Tour

5/5/2020 - 5/7/2020, Lexington, KY

Address: 

Details: Are you curious to see how Lean is practiced at the company that helped create it? The Iowa Lean Consortium's Kentucky Lean Tour will explore the best practices in Lean leadership by taking ILC members on an in-depth walking tour of the largest Toyota plant in the world. Participants will be granted unparalleled access to the factory floor of Toyota's largest plant. You'll get a first-hand view of Toyota's culture of continuous improvement and leadership development programs, and you'll create a tangible action plan on how to take your own Lean program to the next level.

 

Writing Federal Proposals

5/5/2020 - 5/6/2020, Clive, IA

Address: Tero International, 1840 NW 118th Street, Outclass Center, Clive, IA 50325

Details: Writing Federal Proposals teaches skills related to planning and writing sections in any portion of a proposal. Participants learn and practice a proven approach to writing compliant, responsive proposal sections for federal customers. Follow the process from kickoff meeting through revisions as your workshop team responds to an actual federal request for proposals.

 

DAS Vendor Orientation

5/6/2020, Des Moines, IA

Address: Hoover Building, Level A, Procurement Conference Room, 1305 E Walnut St, Des Moines, IA

Details: The Department of Administrative Services (DAS) Central Procurement is now offering orientation for vendors interested in doing business with State of Iowa agencies. Contact your CIRAS Government Contracting Specialist to attend this orientation at NO COST!

 

Capture Planning: Proven Strategies to Increase RFP Win Rate

5/7/2020, Des Moines, IA

Address: Tero International, 1840 NW 118th Street, Outclass Center, Des Moines, IA 50325

Details: Capture Planning: Proven Strategies to Increase RFP Win rate provides an awareness of disciplines and frameworks that complement our other skills building workshops. When combined with our Writing Federal Proposals workshop, Capture Planning focuses on critical business development context, and activities that occur, before a request for proposals (RFP) is received. Major focus areas include how Federal budget and acquisition processes impact business development planning, the importance of opportunity capture, introduction to how to build a capture plan and selected capture best practices, and important principals and tools for building and managing a strategically-focused business opportunity pipeline.

 

GovCon101

5/7/2020, 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 Mary Zimmerman at maryz@iastate.edu.

 

Des Moines Lean Coffee 2020

5/7/2020, 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 2020

5/8/2020, Iowa City, 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.

 

Creating Your Government Marketing Strategy

5/12/2020, 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.

 

Jumpstart Your Government Sales: Creating an Effective Capability Statement

5/14/2020, Coralville, IA

Address: BioVentures, 2500 Crosspark Rd

Details: Before you can get the contract, you have to get their attention. The CIRAS Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) hopes to help with that by providing this hands-on workshop. This half-day, high-energy event is designed to help Iowa businesses create (or refine) their Capabilities Statements and jumpstart their marketing to local, state, and federal agencies.

 

Omaha Lean Coffee 2020

5/15/2020, Omaha, NE

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.

 

Finding Government Bidding Opportunities

5/19/2020, Council Bluffs, IA

Address: 149 West Broadway, Council Bluffs, IA 51503

Details: Finding and understanding government contracting opportunities can be confusing. Do you feel like you need a guide? ISU Government Contracting Specialists with the CIRAS Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) created this event to help Iowa companies find their way through the complicated world of government solicitation. Come to this event, and PTAC specialists will help your business:? Understand the difference between RFIs, RFQs, and RFPs. Identify internet-based and other electronic procurement opportunities that match your company's products and services. Help businesses understand subcontracting opportunities and where that might be a better fit. Learn how to use subcontracting to build your track record of "past performance." Obtain access to the Bidmatch database, a bid-matching service that examines federal, state, and local solicitations. This is a FREE event! For questions, contact Andy Alexander at andyalex@iastate.edu.

 

Cedar Valley Lean Coffee 2020

5/20/2020, Waterloo, 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.

 

Pella Area Lean Coffee 2020

5/20/2020, Pella, 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.

 

Quad Cities Lean Coffee 2020

5/21/2020, Muscatine, 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.

 

Ames Lean Coffee 2020

5/28/2020, Ames, 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.

 

 

June 2020


Des Moines Lean Coffee 2020

6/4/2020, 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.

 

Disrupt the Incumbent

6/8/2020, Webinar

Details: This 90-minute webinar/strategy session will teach you how communicate to government purchasing officers why your product or service is better, faster, and more effective. Eileen Kent, a strategist known as the Federal Sales Sherpa, will teach participants how to dissect a federal contracting situation to identify the incumbents, their clients, their strengths, and their weaknesses. For questions, please contact Jodi Essex at jodir@iastate.edu.

 

Webinar - USACE Rock Island Proposal Tips/Best Practices from Contracting

6/11/2020, Webinar

Details: This webinar, hosted by the Small Business Programs Office and the Contracting Division, will provide contractors with general proposal tips and best practices/lessons learned to assist potential contractors. Attendees will receive first hand information from contract specialists and ideally have some takeaways to improve their submittals and better understand the needs of the contracting office overall.

 

Blended Human Food PCQI Part 2: Instructor led Course

6/11/2020, Ames, IA

Address: 1805 Collaboration Pl. Suite 2300, Ames, IA 50010

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.

 

Iowa City Lean Coffee 2020

6/12/2020, Iowa City, 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.

 

Cedar Valley Lean Coffee 2020

6/17/2020, Waterloo, 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.

 

Pella Area Lean Coffee 2020

6/17/2020, Pella, 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.

 

Quad Cities Lean Coffee 2020

6/18/2020, Muscatine, 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.

 

CIRAS Digital Manufacturing Lab Powered by Alliant Energy - Lab Tour

6/18/2020, Ames, IA

Details: CIRAS is hosting a June tour of its Digital Manufacturing Lab of up to 18 people who are interested in learning more about its capabilities. Experts from CIRAS and its technology partners will showcase 3D printers, 3D scanners, autonomous vehicles, collaborative robots, and a Scara robot. Come explore the possibilities that come with digital manufacturing technology. Lunch will be served.

 

Omaha Lean Coffee 2020

6/19/2020, Omaha, NE

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.

 

Ames Lean Coffee 2020

6/25/2020, Ames, 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.

 

 

July 2020


Des Moines Lean Coffee 2020

7/2/2020, 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 2020

7/10/2020, Iowa City, 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.

 

Blended Human Food PCQI Part 2: Instructor led Course

7/10/2020, Ames, IA

Address: 1805 Collaboration Pl. Suite 2300, Ames, IA 50010

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.

 

Cedar Valley Lean Coffee 2020

7/15/2020, Waterloo, 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.

 

Business Strategies: Water Planning To Support Manufacturing Into The Future

7/15/2020, Ames, IA

Address: 1805 Collaboration Pl, Ames, IA 50010

Details: Iowa's water is relatively cheap and appears to be readily available. But, current events indicate Iowa's water supply is at risk! What will happen at your manufacturing facility if there is no clean water to operate? When preparation meets opportunity your business will have a future with the quality and quantity of water necessary to operate. Learn from industry experts how to identify and manage water-related risks for your company. CIRAS' workshop will show you how to develop and implement your plan.

 

Pella Area Lean Coffee 2020

7/15/2020, Pella, 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.

 

Quad Cities Lean Coffee 2020

7/16/2020, Muscatine, 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.

 

Omaha Lean Coffee 2020

7/17/2020, Omaha, NE

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.

 

Ames Lean Coffee 2020

7/23/2020, Ames, 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.

 

 

August 2020


Des Moines Lean Coffee 2020

8/6/2020, 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 2020

8/14/2020, Iowa City, 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.

 

Cedar Valley Lean Coffee 2020

8/19/2020, Waterloo, 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.

 

Pella Area Lean Coffee 2020

8/19/2020, Pella, 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.

 

Quad Cities Lean Coffee 2020

8/20/2020, Muscatine, 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.

 

CIRAS Digital Manufacturing Lab Powered by Alliant Energy - Lab Tour

8/20/2020, Ames, IA

Address: 

Details: CIRAS is hosting an August tour of its Digital Manufacturing Lab of up to 18 people who are interested in learning more about its capabilities. Experts from CIRAS and its technology partners will showcase 3D printers, 3D scanners, autonomous vehicles, collaborative robots, and a Scara robot. Come explore the possibilities that come with digital manufacturing technology. Lunch will be served.

 

Omaha Lean Coffee 2020

8/21/2020, Omaha, NE

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.

 

Ames Lean Coffee 2020

8/27/2020, Ames, 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.

 

 

September 2020


Des Moines Lean Coffee 2020

9/3/2020, 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 2020

9/11/2020, Iowa City, 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.

 

Blended Human Food PCQI Part 2: Instructor led Course

9/14/2020, Ames, IA

Address: 1805 Collaboration Pl. Suite 2300, Ames, IA 50010

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.

 

Pella Area Lean Coffee 2020

9/16/2020, Pella, 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.

 

Cedar Valley Lean Coffee 2020

9/16/2020, Waterloo, 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.

 

Quad Cities Lean Coffee 2020

9/17/2020, Muscatine, 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.

 

Omaha Lean Coffee 2020

9/18/2020, Omaha, NE

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.

 

Ames Lean Coffee 2020

9/24/2020, Ames, 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.

 

 

October 2020


Des Moines Lean Coffee 2020

10/1/2020, 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 2020

10/9/2020, Iowa City, 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.

 

Quad Cities Lean Coffee 2020

10/15/2020, Muscatine, 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.

 

Omaha Lean Coffee 2020

10/16/2020, Omaha, NE

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.

 

Pella Area Lean Coffee 2020

10/21/2020, Pella, 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.

 

Cedar Valley Lean Coffee 2020

10/21/2020, Waterloo, 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.

 

Ames Lean Coffee 2020

10/22/2020, Ames, 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.

 

 

November 2020


CIRAS Digital Manufacturing Lab Powered by Alliant Energy - Lab Tour

11/5/2020, Ames, IA

Address: 

Details: CIRAS is hosting a November tour of its Digital Manufacturing Lab of up to 18 people who are interested in learning more about its capabilities. Experts from CIRAS and its technology partners will showcase 3D printers, 3D scanners, autonomous vehicles, collaborative robots, and a Scara robot. Come explore the possibilities that come with digital manufacturing technology. Lunch will be served.

 

Des Moines Lean Coffee 2020

11/5/2020, 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 2020

11/13/2020, Iowa City, 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.

 

Cedar Valley Lean Coffee 2020

11/18/2020, Waterloo, 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.

 

Pella Area Lean Coffee 2020

11/18/2020, Pella, 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.

 

Quad Cities Lean Coffee 2020

11/19/2020, Muscatine, 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.

 

Ames Lean Coffee 2020

11/19/2020, Ames, 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.

 

Omaha Lean Coffee 2020

11/20/2020, Omaha, NE

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.

 

 

December 2020


Des Moines Lean Coffee 2020

12/3/2020, 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.

 

Blended Human Food PCQI Part 2: Instructor led Course

12/7/2020, Ames, IA

Address: 1805 Collaboration Pl. Suite 2300, Ames, IA 50010

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.

 

Iowa City Lean Coffee 2020

12/11/2020, Iowa City, 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.

 

Cedar Valley Lean Coffee 2020

12/16/2020, Waterloo, 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.

 

Pella Area Lean Coffee 2020

12/16/2020, Pella, 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.

 

Quad Cities Lean Coffee 2020

12/17/2020, Muscatine, 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.

 

Ames Lean Coffee 2020

12/17/2020, Ames, 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.

 

Omaha Lean Coffee 2020

12/18/2020, Omaha, NE

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.