Iowa Business Training, Events, and Workshops

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

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August 2021


Virtual Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Course

8/2/2021 - 9/27/2021, Webinar

Growth Leadership Productivity Technology Iowa Lean Consortium Webinar 

Details: Are you ready to move forward in your continuous improvement journey? This virtual, instructor-led Lean Six Sigma course will prepare attendees to perform the role of an LSS Green Belt. Training materials represent what you need to know to successfully prepare students to achieve Green Belt certifications and performance standards. For more, contact Steve Wilson at wilsons@iastate.edu.

 

SBA Contract Bonds and Surety Bond Guarantee Program Webinar

8/3/2021, Webinar

Growth Government Contracting Webinar 

Details:  ?The U.S. Small Business Administration's Surety Bond Guarantee Program can help your small business obtain contract bonds up to $10 million! If you have no prior bonding experience, have had difficulty qualifying for bonding, or want to increase your bond limits, please join us for this webinar hosted by the Iowa SBA District Office. For more information, contact Dawnelle Conley, SBA Deputy District Director at (515) 284-4913 or dawnelle.conley@sba.gov.

 

Identifying State and Local Government Markets

8/3/2021, Webinar

Growth Government Contracting Webinar 

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

 

OSHA 501 Trainer Course for General Industry

8/3/2021 - 8/6/2021, West Des Moines, IA

Address: IISC Office, 1501 42nd St STE 100

Productivity In Person Eastern Iowa 

Details: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM. 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.

 

ISU Supplier Orientation

8/4/2021, Webinar

Growth Government Contracting Webinar 

Details: Want to do business with Iowa State University? This one-hour webinar is designed to explain CIRAS government contracting assistance and show would-be vendors how the Iowa State procurement process works. Attendees will be connected to an Iowa State procurement official who will discuss bidding invoicing, and payment processes, as well as what and how the university prefers to purchase. For more, contact Mary Zimmerman at maryz@iastate.edu.

 

Training for Protecting the Workforce from COVID-19

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

Leadership Productivity Technology Food Industry COVID-19 Webinar 

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

 

8/4/21 COVID-19: OSHA's Requirements, Suggestions and Strategies

8/4/2021, Webinar

Productivity Technology Food Industry COVID-19 Webinar 

Details: Iowa State University is offering an information and training module to prepare employees, supervisors, and owners of manufacturing and construction companies for OSHA requirements, suggestions, and strategies for worker protection from COVID-19 in the workplace. The curriculum consists of one 90 minute webinar that will be offered every Wednesday from 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM from July – September 2021.

 

Job Safety Analysis (ASC)

8/10/2021, West Des Moines, IA

Address: IISC Office, 1501 42nd St STE 100

Productivity In Person Eastern Iowa 

Details: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM. The NSC Job Safety Analysis course offers a proven process for controlling operating hazards and costs. You’ll learn how to develop and manage a JSA program and gain a better understanding of your role in making it effective. Through discussions, demonstrations and exercises, you’ll learn how to dissect processes in your operation and eliminate or reduce hazards inherent with these processes. You’ll also learn how to enlist participation from frontline employees, supervisors and upper management. The result: efficient procedures that help reduce personal injuries and operating costs.

 

Application of Industrial robotics - Part 2- Fanuc robots

8/10/2021, webinar

Webinar 

Details: This is Part 2 of a two-part series designed to provide an overview of how robotic solutions can help Iowa manufacturers respond to workforce shortages and other crises. In Part 1, experts from CIRAS and FANUC America explained various ways to use automation and Industry 4.0 Technology. Now, they’ll take a deeper dive into the most interesting applications. For more, contact Abhay Grover at agrover@iastate.edu.

 

Safety Inspections (ASC)

8/11/2021, West Des Moines, IA

Address: IISC Office, 1501 42nd St STE 100

Productivity In Person Eastern Iowa 

Details: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM. The NSC 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. Discussions, demonstrations and exercises teach you what to inspect, how often and who should be involved. And participants learn how to develop and use checklists in continuous and formal safety inspections. The focus is on finding facts, not faults, and how to use safety inspections to positively reinforce safe practices and behaviors.

 

ISO 9001:2015 Internal Auditor Training

8/11/2021 - 8/12/2021, Ames, IA

Address: 1805 Collaboration Pl

Productivity In Person Central Iowa 

Details: Are you looking to implement or improve a quality management system? Would you like to improve your ISO 9001 audits? CIRAS is offering a two-day educational opportunity filled with practical insights and tips to help participants effectively conduct internal quality system audits. ISO 9001:2015 Internal Auditor Training, scheduled for August 11-12 in Ames, will be led by an experienced QMS auditor Rob Taylor, of Taylor Management Systems. Participants will learn auditing techniques for finding valuable improvement opportunities. You'll learn auditing methodology for interviewing, as well as the basic principles of auditing, note-taking techniques, and how to write audit findings. Hands-on exercises will be used to help attendees learn and apply auditing skills and? techniques. This class will also cover the background of the ISO 9001 standard, including defining the purpose of the quality management system, quality management principles, risk-based thinking, and the reasons for registration to ISO 9001:2015. This event is for: Internal auditors (both first-time and those requiring refresher training) or anyone charged with internal auditor duties and responsibilities ISO management representatives QA managers Quality engineers Managers/supervisors Anyone else who just wants a better understanding of the new ISO 9001:2015 requirements. Attendees will receive in-class exercises and other materials, including interactive activity handouts. A certification of completion ?will be provided to attendees upon completion of the training. Participants should bring along a copy of the ISO 9001 standard (or ISO 13485, AS9100, etc.). For more, contact kkistner@iastate.edu.

 

8/11/21 COVID-19: OSHA's Requirements, Suggestions and Strategies

8/11/2021, Webinar

Productivity Technology Food Industry COVID-19 Webinar 

Details: Iowa State University is offering an information and training module to prepare employees, supervisors, and owners of manufacturing and construction companies for OSHA requirements, suggestions, and strategies for worker protection from COVID-19 in the workplace. The curriculum consists of one 90 minute webinar that will be offered every Wednesday from 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM from July – September 2021.

 

Warehouse Management 101 Webinar Series (Part 3/3)

8/11/2021, Webinar

Leadership Webinar 

Details: This three-part series of webinars will give Iowa companies an introduction to managing fundamental warehouse functions within a facility. CIRAS experts will walk you through the basics of designing a warehouse layout, setting up your put-away and picking processes, and choosing between different types of storage and material handling equipment. For more, contact Marc Schneider at maschn@iastate.edu.

 

Quality Control and Part Inspection with 3D Scanning Technology

8/12/2021, Webinar

Technology Webinar 

Details: This one-hour webinar will demonstrate how 3D scanning can be used as a tool for part inspection and comparison. CIRAS experts will explain how you can capture high-quality scan data, clean noise from the scan, and interpret the information received as part of an inspection program. For more, contact Jake Behrens at jbehrens@iastate.edu.

 

Ergonomics (ASC)

8/12/2021, West Des Moines, IA

Address: IISC Office, 1501 42nd St STE 100

Productivity In Person Eastern Iowa 

Details: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM. Repetitive motion and overexertion are the biggest risk factors facing American workers. The one-day NSC Ergonomics course will teach you how to reduce the number and severity of musculoskeletal injuries in your workplace through a practical and effective program. Discussions, demonstrations and exercises explain the importance of keeping employees free from ergonomic injuries. You’ll also learn how to recognize risk factors, conduct an ergonomic worksite analysis, evaluate and rank hazards, and select appropriate control methods.

 

Incident Investigation (ASC)

8/13/2021, West Des Moines, IA

Address: IISC Office, 1501 42nd St STE 100

Productivity In Person Eastern Iowa 

Details: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM. The NSC Incident Investigation course focuses on techniques for gathering complete, accurate and objective incident data, establishing root causes, reporting findings and determining corrective action. Discussion, demonstrations and exercises cover investigation and interview techniques. Participants learn how to uncover the who, what, why, when and how of each incident, and how to analyze data to prevent injuries, property damage and financial losses.

 

OSHA 3115 - Fall Protection

8/17/2021 - 8/20/2021, West Des Moines, IA

Address: IISC Office, 1501 42nd St STE 100

Productivity In Person Eastern Iowa 

Details: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM. This course covers the OSHA Fall Protection Standard for construction and an overview of fall protection methods. Course topics include principles of fall protection, components and limitations of fall arrest systems, and OSHA Standards and policies regarding fall protection. Students will participate in workshops demonstrating the inspection and use of fall protection equipment, residential construction fall protection, training requirements, and developing a fall protection program.

 

ILC TWI Webinar: Job Safety

8/17/2021, Webinar

Productivity Iowa Lean Consortium Webinar Central Iowa 

Details: Training Within Industry (TWI) was developed in 1940 as part of the U.S. government's initiative to support the war effort during World War II. This new webinar series will help you take a deeper dive into each of the modules that make up the TWI methodology. (This webinar: Job Safety.) For more, contact Tracy Schuster at tschust@iastate.edu.

 

Creating Your Government Marketing Strategy- Webinar

8/17/2021, Webinar

Growth Government Contracting Webinar 

Details: Government contracting requires knowing your customers and understanding what they need. This one-hour webinar is designed to educate Iowa companies about the value of initial and ongoing market research in pursuing government sales. We’ll provide a framework to help you locate potential customers and learn what those government agencies are buying. For more, contact mmburant@iastate.edu.

 

8/18/21 COVID-19: OSHA's Requirements, Suggestions and Strategies

8/18/2021, Webinar

Productivity Technology Food Industry COVID-19 Webinar 

Details: Iowa State University is offering an information and training module to prepare employees, supervisors, and owners of manufacturing and construction companies for OSHA requirements, suggestions, and strategies for worker protection from COVID-19 in the workplace. The curriculum consists of one 90 minute webinar that will be offered every Wednesday from 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM from July – September 2021.

 

SBA's Mentor Protege Program: Grow Your Competitive Advantage

8/19/2021, Webinar

Growth Government Contracting Webinar 

Details: During this 2 hour virtual event, attendees will learn how to use the SBA's Mentor-Protege program to build their competitive advantage in the govcon market. Government Contracts attorney Matthew Schoonover will present highlights and critical considerations for this program and give examples of how companies can use this program to grow government contract wins. Matthew will also talk about the benefits for large businesses to participate as mentors, and how participants can properly structure joint venture agreements to be eligible for small business contract awards. Attendees will have an opportunity for Q&A with Matt and virtual networking with other attendees. For more, contact mmburant@iastate.edu.

 

ILC Virtual Lean Coffee

8/20/2021, Webinar

Productivity Iowa Lean Consortium Lean Coffee 

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

 

Safety Management Techniques

8/24/2021 - 8/27/2021, Davenport, IA

Address: Birchwood Fields Learning Center, 4620 E 53rd St

Productivity In Person Eastern Iowa 

Details: 8:0O AM - 4:00 PM. NSC Safety Management Techniques training takes a balanced approach to safety management. This four-day course addresses administrative, technical and cultural issues, helping you effectively manage projects and employees. Through discussions and in-class activities this course teaches winning strategies you can easily and cost-effectively implement for your company. You’ll gain the tools and skills to enhance your safety management techniques and influence your organization’s safety and health efforts.

 

8/25/21 COVID-19: OSHA's Requirements, Suggestions and Strategies

8/25/2021, Webinar

Productivity Technology Food Industry COVID-19 Webinar 

Details: Iowa State University is offering an information and training module to prepare employees, supervisors, and owners of manufacturing and construction companies for OSHA requirements, suggestions, and strategies for worker protection from COVID-19 in the workplace. The curriculum consists of one 90 minute webinar that will be offered every Wednesday from 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM from July – September 2021.

 

Iowa’s TSB Program, plus Introduction to a State Agency (University of Northern Iowa)

8/25/2021, Webinar

Growth Government Contracting Webinar 

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

 

CIRAS Service Showcase Series

8/26/2021, Webinar

Growth Leadership Productivity Technology Government Contracting Food Industry Iowa Lean Consortium COVID-19 Webinar 

Details: Whether your company is new to CIRAS or a longtime client, you may not be familiar with all of the available ways that CIRAS expertise can help your company improve. This monthly series of one-hour webinars focuses on different CIRAS services and how they could impact your company’s bottom line. This month: Iowa Lean Consortium. For more, contact Steve Wilson at wilsons@iastate.edu.

 

 

September 2021


Training for Protecting the Workforce from COVID-19

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

Leadership Productivity Technology Food Industry COVID-19 Webinar 

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

 

9/1/21 COVID-19: OSHA's Requirements, Suggestions and Strategies

9/1/2021, Webinar

Productivity Technology Food Industry COVID-19 Webinar 

Details: Iowa State University is offering an information and training module to prepare employees, supervisors, and owners of manufacturing and construction companies for OSHA requirements, suggestions, and strategies for worker protection from COVID-19 in the workplace. The curriculum consists of one 90 minute webinar that will be offered every Wednesday from 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM from July – September 2021.

 

Fundamentals of Industrial Hygiene

9/7/2021 - 9/10/2021, West Des Moines, IA

Address: IISC Office, 1501 42nd St STE 100

Productivity In Person Eastern Iowa 

Details: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM. NSC Fundamentals of Industrial Hygiene course will develop your understanding of industrial hygiene terminology, principles and practices. NSC's Fundamentals of Industrial Hygiene is a four-day course covering 15 topics and four key processes in an effective industrial hygiene effort: anticipation, recognition, evaluation and control. You’ll be brought up to speed on anatomy and physiology, as well as chemical, physical, ergonomic and biological hazards in the workplace.

 

Demistyfying automation

9/7/2021, Webinar

Technology Webinar 

Details: This one-hour webinar is designed to be a look behind the scenes at what it takes to get into industrial automation. Experts will show you what automation really is, how it works, and what you should expect as you work to get your first project off the ground. For more, contact Abhay Grover at agrover@iastate.edu.

 

9/8/21 COVID-19: OSHA's Requirements, Suggestions and Strategies

9/8/2021, Webinar

Productivity Technology Food Industry COVID-19 Webinar 

Details: Iowa State University is offering an information and training module to prepare employees, supervisors, and owners of manufacturing and construction companies for OSHA requirements, suggestions, and strategies for worker protection from COVID-19 in the workplace. The curriculum consists of one 90 minute webinar that will be offered every Wednesday from 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM from July – September 2021.

 

Strategic Teaming and Mentoring for Manufacturers

9/9/2021, Webinar

Growth Government Contracting Webinar 

Details: Strength frequently lies in numbers. What if you could sell more of your products or services to the government simply by working with someone else? This two-hour webinar will explore the strategic aspects of teaming for manufacturers, how to find the right teammate, and what you should look for in forming a new relationship. For more, contact Melissa Burant at mmburant@iastate.edu.

 

Food Talks

9/9/2021, Webinar

Growth Leadership Productivity Food Industry Webinar 

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

 

OSHA 511 Standards for General Industry

9/14/2021 - 9/17/2021, Davenport, IA

Address: Birchwood Fields Learning Center, 4620 E 53rd St

Productivity In Person Eastern Iowa 

Details: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM. 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.

 

NFPA 70E Standard for Electrical Safety

9/14/2021 - 9/15/2021, West Des Moines, IA

Address: IISC Office, 1501 42nd St STE 100

Productivity In Person Eastern Iowa 

Details: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM. The triennial update of the NFPA 70E is here and we are pleased that The ESCO Group, an Iowa-Illinois Safety Council member, will be providing a 2-day training course guiding us through the new standard with emphasis on the updated changes from the 2018 edition. Some of the changes that will be covered include, definitions, general requirements for electrical safety-related work practices, establishing a safe work condition, work involving electrical hazards, etc.

 

9/15/21 COVID-19: OSHA's Requirements, Suggestions and Strategies

9/15/2021, Webinar

Productivity Technology Food Industry COVID-19 Webinar 

Details: Iowa State University is offering an information and training module to prepare employees, supervisors, and owners of manufacturing and construction companies for OSHA requirements, suggestions, and strategies for worker protection from COVID-19 in the workplace. The curriculum consists of one 90 minute webinar that will be offered every Wednesday from 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM from July – September 2021.

 

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

9/15/2021, Webinar

Growth Government Contracting Webinar 

Details: Brought to you by the CIRAS Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) and the Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA), this event will include an overview of the TSB program and how to navigate the TSB portal. We'll cover: Next steps for your business after becoming TSB certified. Structure of Iowa government and independent buying agencies. Best ways to do business with the state as a TSB Marketing practices We'll also spend 30 minutes of this one-hour webinar giving attendees an overview of a government agency, its mission, and how you can do business with one particular portion of Iowa government. For more, contact Julie Fagle at jafagle@iastate.edu. ?

 

ISU Supplier Orientation

9/16/2021, Webinar

Growth Government Contracting Webinar 

Details: Want to do business with Iowa State University? This one-hour webinar is designed to explain CIRAS government contracting assistance and show would-be vendors how the Iowa State procurement process works. Attendees will be connected to an Iowa State procurement official who will discuss bidding invoicing, and payment processes, as well as what and how the university prefers to purchase. For more, contact Mary Zimmerman at maryz@iastate.edu.

 

ILC Virtual Lean Coffee

9/17/2021, Webinar

Productivity Iowa Lean Consortium Lean Coffee 

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

 

ILC TWI Webinar: Problem Solving

9/21/2021, Webinar

Productivity Iowa Lean Consortium Webinar 

Details: Training Within Industry (TWI) was developed in 1940 as part of the U.S. government's initiative to support the war effort during World War II. This new webinar series will help you take a deeper dive into each of the modules that make up the TWI methodology. (This installment: Problem Solving.) For more, contact Tracy Schuster at tschust@iastate.edu.

 

First Aid Instructor Development Course

9/21/2021 - 9/23/2021, West Des Moines, IA

Address: IISC Office, 1501 42nd St STE 100

Productivity In Person Eastern Iowa 

Details: 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM. 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.

 

9/22/21 GovCon 101

9/22/2021, Webinar

Growth Government Contracting Webinar 

Details: This webinar will give you an introduction to local, state, and federal Government Contracting, and address the various factors you may want to consider before entering this market. Any inquiries regarding the webinar can be directed toward Samantha Ferm at siferm@iastate.edu.

 

9/22/21 COVID-19: OSHA's Requirements, Suggestions and Strategies

9/22/2021, Webinar

Productivity Technology Food Industry COVID-19 Webinar 

Details: Iowa State University is offering an information and training module to prepare employees, supervisors, and owners of manufacturing and construction companies for OSHA requirements, suggestions, and strategies for worker protection from COVID-19 in the workplace. The curriculum consists of one 90 minute webinar that will be offered every Wednesday from 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM from July – September 2021.

 

CIRAS Service Showcase Series

9/23/2021, Webinar

Growth Leadership Productivity Technology Government Contracting Food Industry Iowa Lean Consortium COVID-19 Webinar 

Details: A monthly webinar which focuses on one of the many services that CIRAS offers.

 

OSHA 10 Hour General Industry

9/28/2021 - 9/29/2021, West Des Moines, IA

Address: IISC Office, 1501 42nd St STE 100

Productivity In Person Eastern Iowa 

Details: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM. The 30 hour class establishes a foundation for the company safety program.

 

HACCP Workshop - Fall

9/28/2021 - 9/30/2021, Ames, IA

Address: Quality Inn & Suites Conference Center

Food Industry In Person Central Iowa 

Details: The HACCP workshop will be held at the Quality Inn & Suites Converence Center September 28-30, 2021. The course is designed to review the philosophy and principles of the Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point system and to discuss how to implement HACCP in plants. This HACCP training program is consistent with the intent and scope of the USDA, FSIS regulation.his 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. Topics Covered: • HACCP Overview • Definition of HACCP Terms • Chemical and Physical Hazards • Microbiological Hazards • Developing SOPs and GMPs • Critical Limits, Monitoring • Methods and Corrective Action • Record Keeping and Verification • HACCP Plan Validation • HACCP Plan Reassessment. Registration for the September 28-30, 2021 HACCP Training Program will open July 30, 2021 The registration fee for the HACCP Workshop is $500.00. After September 7, 2021 the fee will be $575.00. This fee includes course materials, lunch on Tuesday and refreshments each day. Registration will close on September 17, 2021.

 

Transit Networking

9/28/2021, Webinar

Growth Government Contracting Webinar 

Details: Government contracting requires continually reaching out to buyers and potential teaming partners to tell them what your company can do. This 90-minute webinar is designed to help transit-related Iowa businesses (especially small businesses and Disadvantaged Business Enterprises) network and build relationships for future projects. For more, contact Mary Zimmerman at maryz@iastate.edu.

 

Strategic Teaming and Mentoring for Manufacturers

9/29/2021, Webinar

Growth Productivity Government Contracting Webinar 

Details: Strength frequently lies in numbers. What if you could sell more of your products or services to the government simply by working with someone else? This two-hour webinar will explore the strategic aspects of teaming for manufacturers, how to find the right teammate, and what you should look for in forming a new relationship. For more, contact Melissa Burant at mmburant@iastate.edu.

 

9/29/21 COVID-19: OSHA's Requirements, Suggestions and Strategies

9/29/2021, Webinar

Productivity Technology Food Industry COVID-19 Webinar 

Details: Iowa State University is offering an information and training module to prepare employees, supervisors, and owners of manufacturing and construction companies for OSHA requirements, suggestions, and strategies for worker protection from COVID-19 in the workplace. The curriculum consists of one 90 minute webinar that will be offered every Wednesday from 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM from July – September 2021.

 

 

October 2021


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

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

Food Industry Webinar 

Details: This two-day webinar is an instructor-led class to obtain global-recognized Food Safety Preventative Controls Alliance (FSPCA) certification as a Preventative Controls Qualified Individual (PCQI) in Human Food – the only PCQI training course recognized by the FDA. Class will take place in two four-hour blocks over Zoom or WebEx. Early bird registration of $275.00 per person is open until September 5th. Registration fee will increase to $375.00 from September 6th - October 1st. Attendance to both blocks is required. For more, contact Kim Anderson at kandrson@iastate.edu.

 

ILC Virtual Lean Coffee

10/15/2021, Webinar

Productivity Iowa Lean Consortium Lean Coffee 

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

 

ILC 2021 Annual Conference

10/26/2021 - 10/27/2021, Throughout Iowa

Address: Main site will be Prairie Meadows

Productivity Iowa Lean Consortium In Person Central Iowa 

Details: Save the date! Check back for more details!

 

ISU Supplier Orientation

10/28/2021, Webinar

Growth Government Contracting Webinar 

Details: ?Want to do business with Iowa State University? This one-hour webinar is designed to explain CIRAS government contracting assistance and show would-be vendors how the Iowa State procurement process works. Attendees will be connected to an Iowa State procurement official who will discuss bidding invoicing, and payment processes, as well as what and how the university prefers to purchase. For more, contact Mary Zimmerman at maryz@iastate.edu.

 

CIRAS Service Showcase Series

10/28/2021, Webinar

Growth Leadership Productivity Technology Government Contracting Food Industry Iowa Lean Consortium COVID-19 Webinar 

Details: A monthly webinar which focuses on one of the many services that CIRAS offers.

 

 

November 2021


ILC Virtual Lean Coffee

11/19/2021, Webinar

Productivity Iowa Lean Consortium Lean Coffee 

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

 

 

December 2021


Identifying State and Local Government Markets

12/1/2021, Webinar

Government Contracting Webinar 

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

 

ISU Supplier Orientation

12/7/2021, Webinar

Growth Government Contracting Webinar 

Details: Want to do business with Iowa State University? This one-hour webinar is designed to explain CIRAS government contracting assistance and show would-be vendors how the Iowa State procurement process works. Attendees will be connected to an Iowa State procurement official who will discuss bidding invoicing, and payment processes, as well as what and how the university prefers to purchase. For more, contact Mary Zimmerman at maryz@iastate.edu.

 

Food Talks

12/9/2021, Webinar

Growth Leadership Productivity Food Industry Webinar 

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

 

ILC Virtual Lean Coffee

12/17/2021, Webinar

Productivity Iowa Lean Consortium Lean Coffee 

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

 

 

January 2022


Cured Meat Short Course

1/18/2022 - 1/20/2022, Ames, IA

Address: Iowa State University Meat Laboratory

Food Industry In Person Central Iowa 

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.

 

 

February 2022


Fresh Pork Workshop

2/7/2022 - 2/9/2022, Ames, IA

Food Industry In Person Central Iowa 

Details: NEW COURSE Course information coming soon! Watch this site for details

 

 

March 2022


Snack Stick Short Course

3/22/2022 - 3/24/2022, Ames, IA

Food Industry In Person Central Iowa 

Details: NEW COURSE Course information coming soon! Watch this site for details

 

HACCP Workshop - Spring

3/29/2022 - 3/31/2022, Ames, IA

Address: Quality Inn & Suites Conference Center 2601 East 13th Street Ames, IA 50010

Food Industry In Person Central Iowa 

Details: The HACCP workshop will be held at the Quality Inn & Suites Converence Center March 29-31, 2022. The course is designed to review the philosophy and principles of the Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point system and to discuss how to implement HACCP in plants. This HACCP training program is consistent with the intent and scope of the USDA, FSIS regulation.his 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.

 

 

April 2022


Dry & Semi-Dry Sausage Short Course

4/12/2022 - 4/14/2022, Ames, IA

Address: Iowa State University Meat Laboratory

Food Industry In Person Central Iowa 

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. 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.

 

BBQ Workshop

4/30/2022, Ames, IA

Food Industry In Person Central Iowa 

Details: NEW COURSE Course information coming soon! Watch this site for details

 

 

July 2022


Sausage and Processed Meats

7/18/2022 - 7/22/2022, Ames, IA

Address: Iowa State University Meat Laboratory

Food Industry In Person Central Iowa 

Details: The course will cover fresh sausage, cooked sausage and dry and semi-dry sausage in addition to sectioned and formed cured meats and whole muscle precooked meats. A special feature will be a presentation on “specialty sausage products.” The course will use a hands-on approach to meat process­ing. Under the supervision of an instructor, participants will be divided into teams and have the opportunity to formulate and manufacture a processed meat product.

 

 

October 2022


Deli Short Course

10/4/2022 - 10/6/2022, Ames, IA

Food Industry In Person Central Iowa 

Details: NEW COURSE Course information coming soon! Watch this site for details