Technology 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.

 

 

September 2021


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


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.

 

Process Hazard Analysis

10/26/2021 - 10/28/2021, Blair, NE

Address: Novozymes 600 S 1st St

Technology Food Industry In Person 

Details: Join the Nebraska MEP for this 3-day course as we continue our OSHA 29CFR 1910.119 process safety management series by expanding upon the regulatory element of Process Hazard Analysis. With this management and oversight training course, learn how to properly plan, execute, and utilize PHA activities-methods at your plant site, incorporating the latest regulatory interpretations and trends. Course engagement will be a combination of informative instructor-led modules together with practical, hands-on workshops to provide opportunities for participants to practice and reinforce PHA tools as they are presented and learned.

 

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


Cybersecurity or Business Security? - DIYs for Small Businesses

11/2/2021, Webinar

Technology Webinar 

Details:  Today, every small business is using some type of digital platform or tool to complete transactions, advertise, store data, etc. Therefore, putting a fence or physical lock on your door alone will not fully secure your business. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) outlines a variety of cybersecurity practices that you can implement YOURSELF. This webinar will discuss free and effective resources that you can leverage to keep your business safe. For more, contact Shankar Srinivasan at srigshan@iastate.edu.

 

 

December 2021


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.