Iowa Lean Consortium 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. We have made the decision to cancel, postpone, or move online all CIRAS in-person events through the end of 2020. 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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January 2021


ILC - Liberating Structures Virtual Workshop

1/27/2021, Webinar

Productivity ILC Webinar 

Details: This two-hour webinar will explain Liberating Structures, a framework created by Henri Lipmanowicz and Keith McCandless that can help organizations liberate the participation and creativity within their meetings. Attendees will discover how to include everyone and distribute control of the content among all participants. You'll learn how Liberating Structures work and experience specific structures that will allow you to tap into the room intelligence no matter how large the team gets. For more, contact tschust@iastate.edu.

 

 

February 2021


Iowa Manufacturing Lean Leaders Rountable

2/3/2021, Webinar

Growth Leadership Productivity Technology ILC Webinar 

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

 

Iowa Manufacturing Lean Leaders Rountable

2/17/2021, Webinar

Growth Leadership Productivity Technology ILC Webinar 

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

 

ILC Virtual Lean Coffee

2/19/2021, Webinar

Productivity ILC LeanCoffee 

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 - Foundations of Project Management Virtual Workshop

2/25/2021, Webinar

Productivity ILC Webinar 

Details: This full-day virtual workshop will provide valuable tools to help you manage (or even just participate in) successful projects. Attendees will gain specific, actionable techniques for balancing scope, time, and cost, and you’ll learn how to talk about your projects in a way that inspires others to take the appropriate action. For more, contact Tracy Schuster at tschust@iastate.edu.

 

 

March 2021


ILC How to Coach Problem Solving Virtual Workshop

3/9/2021, Webinar

Productivity ILC Webinar 

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

 

ILC Virtual Lean Coffee

3/19/2021, Webinar

Productivity ILC LeanCoffee 

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.

 

 

April 2021


ILC Virtual Lean Coffee

4/16/2021, Webinar

Productivity ILC LeanCoffee 

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.

 

 

May 2021


ILC Virtual Lean Coffee

5/21/2021, Webinar

Productivity ILC LeanCoffee 

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

 

 

June 2021


ILC Virtual Lean Coffee

6/18/2021, Webinar

Productivity ILC LeanCoffee 

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

 

 

July 2021


ILC Virtual Lean Coffee

7/16/2021, Webinar

Productivity ILC LeanCoffee 

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

 

 

August 2021


ILC Virtual Lean Coffee

8/20/2021, Webinar

Productivity ILC LeanCoffee 

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.

 

 

September 2021


ILC Virtual Lean Coffee

9/17/2021, Webinar

Productivity ILC LeanCoffee 

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

 

 

October 2021


ILC Virtual Lean Coffee

10/15/2021, Webinar

Productivity ILC LeanCoffee 

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

 

 

November 2021


ILC Virtual Lean Coffee

11/19/2021, Webinar

Productivity ILC LeanCoffee 

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


ILC Virtual Lean Coffee

12/17/2021, Webinar

Productivity ILC LeanCoffee 

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.