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. 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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March 2021


Business Resiliency Webinar Series

3/9/2021 - 5/25/2021, Webinar

Leadership COVID-19 Webinar 

Details: This Business Resiliency webinar series is intended to be a 30-minute weekly look at what it takes to keep your business flexible and able to overcome disruptions. Each week, we’ll take lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic and use them to help you examine your own company to build a resilient business and prepare for the post-COVID world. For more, contact Marc Schneider at maschn@iastate.edu.

 

 

April 2021


Training for Protecting the Workforce from COVID-19

4/7/2021 - 4/28/2021, 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.

 

Business Resiliency Webinar Series Topic 6: Leveraging Virtual Meeting Tools

4/20/2021, Webinar

Leadership COVID-19 Webinar 

Details: This Business Resiliency webinar series is intended to be a 30- to 45-minute weekly look at what it takes to keep your business flexible and able to overcome disruptions. Each week, we’ll take lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic and use them to help you examine your own company to build a resilient business and prepare for the post-COVID world. (This week: Virtual Meeting Tools.) For more, contact Marc Schneider at? maschn@iastate.edu.

 

Iowa Manufacturing Lean Leaders Roundtable

4/21/2021, 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.

 

 

May 2021


Business Resiliency Webinar Series Topic 8: Growing Via Exports

5/4/2021, Webinar

Leadership COVID-19 Webinar 

Details: This Business Resiliency webinar series is intended to be a 30- to 45-minute weekly look at what it takes to keep your business flexible and able to overcome disruptions. Each week, we’ll take lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic and use them to help you examine your own company to build a resilient business and prepare for the post-COVID world. (This week: Growing Your Business via Exports.) For more, contact Marc Schneider at? maschn@iastate.edu.

 

Iowa Lean Manufacturing Lean Leaders Roundtable

5/5/2021, 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.

 

Training for Protecting the Workforce from COVID-19

5/5/2021 - 5/26/2021, 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

 

Business Resiliency Webinar Series Topic: General COVID-19 Updates (May)

5/18/2021, Webinar

Leadership COVID-19 Webinar 

Details: ?This Business Resiliency webinar series is intended to be a 30- to 45-minute weekly look at what it takes to keep your business flexible and able to overcome disruptions. Each week, we’ll take lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic and use them to help you examine your own company to build a resilient business and prepare for the post-COVID world. (This week: General update on COVID-19 issues.) For more, contact Marc Schneider at? maschn@iastate.edu.

 

Iowa Lean Manufacturing Lean Leaders Roundtable

5/19/2021, 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.?

 

Business Resiliency Webinar Series Topic 10: Finding Better Suppliers

5/25/2021, Webinar

Leadership COVID-19 Webinar 

Details: ?This Business Resiliency webinar series is intended to be a 30- to 45-minute weekly look at what it takes to keep your business flexible and able to overcome disruptions. Each week, we’ll take lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic and use them to help you examine your own company to build a resilient business and prepare for the post-COVID world. (This week: Finding Better Suppliers.) For more, contact Marc Schneider at? maschn@iastate.edu.

 

 

June 2021


Business Resiliency Webinar Series Topic 11: Managing Business Risk

6/1/2021, Webinar

Leadership COVID-19 Webinar 

Details: ?This Business Resiliency webinar series is intended to be a 30- to 45-minute weekly look at what it takes to keep your business flexible and able to overcome disruptions. Each week, we’ll take lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic and use them to help you examine your own company to build a resilient business and prepare for the post-COVID world. (This week: Managing risks.) For more, contact Marc Schneider at?maschn@iastate.edu.

 

Warehouse Management 101 Webinar Series (Part 1/3)

6/2/2021, 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.

 

Training for Protecting the Workforce from COVID-19

6/2/2021 - 6/30/2021, 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

 

Food Talks

6/9/2021, 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.

 

Growth Strategies to Build a Resilient Food Business

6/10/2021, Webinar

Growth Leadership Food Industry Webinar 

Details: You’re in the food business because you know something about making food or beverages. But do you know everything you need to know to keep a company moving forward? This three-hour webinar will feature experts helping you understand how marketing strategy, e-commerce, and food safety and quality can play an essential role in your growth. For more, contact Brenda Martin at bkmartin@iastate.edu.?

 

 

July 2021


Training for Protecting the Workforce from COVID-19

7/7/2021 - 7/28/2021, 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

 

Warehouse Management 101 Webinar Series (Part 2/3)

7/14/2021, 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.

 

 

August 2021


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.

 

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.

 

 

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.

 

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.

 

 

December 2021


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.