Leadership 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. At this time, CIRAS is holding in-person and virtual events. CIRAS is continually updating our delivery methods and safety controls to meet guidance of public health professionals. 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.

 

 

October 2021


Manufacturing Lean Leaders Roundtable - 10/6/2021

10/6/2021, Webinar

Growth Leadership Productivity Technology Iowa Lean Consortium 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.

 

Secure Iowa Conference with Pratum

10/6/2021, West Des Moines, IA

Address: The Ron Pearson Center, 5820 Westown Parkway

Growth Leadership Productivity Technology In Person Central Iowa 

Details: CIRAS and Pratum proudly announce the return of the Secure Iowa Conference, a day of networking and continuing education in information security, IT risk management, compliance, and privacy. Now in its ninth year, the conference delivers a unique opportunity for business leaders and security, privacy, and audit professionals to gather without traveling out of state. Breakout sessions include both management and technical tracks, ensuring every attendee finds information tailored for their role. For more information contact Shankar Srinivasan at srigshan@iastate.edu.

 

Manufacturing Lean Leaders Roundtable - 10/20/2021

10/20/2021, Webinar

Growth Leadership Productivity Technology Iowa Lean Consortium 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.

 

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


Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Annual Conference

11/3/2021, Des Moines, IA

Growth Leadership Government Contracting In Person Central Iowa 

Details: All-day conference focused on educational/informational and networking opportunities for DBE's in the Iowa DOT roads/bridges construction industry. For more, contact Mary Zimmerman at maryz@iastate.edu.

 

 

December 2021


Procurement Management 101

12/2/2021, Ames, IA

Address: EDIR Core Facility - 1805 Collaboration Pl Ames, IA 50010

Growth Leadership In Person Central Iowa 

Details: This workshop will provide training on basic procurement processes, best practices and provide you with tools to improve your procurement. Purchased goods and services often represent the largest cost category for an organization. Improved and consistent management of this function, especially during these challenging times, is critical to an organization's success. For more, contact Marc Schneider at maschn@iastate.edu.

 

Information security workshop: Secure your business

12/3/2021, Ames, IA

Address: 1805 Collaboration Place

Leadership Technology In Person Central Iowa 

Details: Technology is changing faster than it ever has, That is creating serious new risk for Iowa manufacturers. A rapidly advancing wave of industrial progress promises to make your company more productive than it's ever been. It also is making you more vulnerable than ever before. Join CIRAS and three Iowa cybersecurity firms for a wide-ranging discussion of the benefits and problems associated with the business in the information age. For more information, contact Shankar Srinivasan at srigshan@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.