Productivity 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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August 2020


ILC Thursday Virtual Lean Coffee

8/13/2020, Webinar

Productivity ILC LeanCoffee 

Details: Join us for a Virtual Lean Coffee! This Lean Coffee is open to all, regardless of where you have been attending lean coffees or if you haven't ever attended a Lean Coffee. We do ask that those who attend have some knowledge of Lean/Continuous Improvement and are seeking to improve their Lean implementation and practices within their organizations. Contact Tracy Schuster with questions at tschust@iastate.edu

 

ILC Friday Virtual Lean Coffee

8/21/2020, Webinar

Productivity ILC LeanCoffee 

Details: Join us for a Virtual Lean Coffee! This Lean Coffee is open to all, regardless of where you have been attending lean coffees or if you haven't ever attended a Lean Coffee. We do ask that those who attend have some knowledge of Lean/Continuous Improvement and are seeking to improve their Lean implementation and practices within their organizations. Contact Tracy Schuster with questions at tschust@iastate.edu

 

ILC webinar - Learning to Lead, Leading to Learn: Becoming a more intentional people centered-leader

8/25/2020, Webinar

Productivity ILC Webinar 

Details: In this webinar, Katie will present on becoming a more intentional people-centered leader. Katie Anderson will share insights and practices about leadership and learning – and challenge you to set your intention for your personal improvement. Katie will provide you with examples from the forthcoming book "Learning to Lead, Leading to Learn" – the result of years of conversations between her and Isao Yoshino, a 40-year Toyota leader and John Shook's first manager at Toyota – and both of their practices as leaders, coaches, and learners. Contact Tracy Schuster with questions at tshust@iastate.edu

 

 

September 2020


ILC Virtual Facilitation Boot Camp

9/1/2020, Webinar

Productivity ILC Webinar 

Details: Save the date! Check back soon for more details! Contact Tracy Schuster at tschust@iastate.edu with any questions.

 

ILC Round Table - Work From Home Lessons Learned ...So Far

9/10/2020, Webinar

Productivity ILC Webinar 

Details: ?Work from home, they said. Now, after months confined alongside our children, pets, and spouses, some of the challenges are becoming more apparent. How do you focus? How, in the middle of mayhem, do you continue to contribute and get things done? This 90-minute webinar will feature a panel discussion and breakout rooms where we can talk about our individual challenges and share the lessons learned from working at home. For more, contact Tracy Schuster at tschust@iastate.edu.

 

ILC Thursday Virtual Lean Coffee

9/10/2020, Webinar

Productivity ILC LeanCoffee 

Details: Join us for a Virtual Lean Coffee! This Lean Coffee is open to all, regardless of where you have been attending lean coffees or if you haven't ever attended a Lean Coffee. We do ask that those who attend have some knowledge of Lean/Continuous Improvement and are seeking to improve their Lean implementation and practices within their organizations. Contact Tracy Schuster with questions at tschust@iastate.edu

 

ILC Virtual Tour - Almaco

9/15/2020, Webinar

Productivity ILC Webinar 

Details: Save the date for this unique opportunity to tour Almaco. Details to come soon! Contact Tracy Schuster at tschust@iastate.edu with questions.

 

ILC Friday Virtual Lean Coffee

9/18/2020, Webinar

Productivity ILC LeanCoffee 

Details: Join us for a Virtual Lean Coffee! This Lean Coffee is open to all, regardless of where you have been attending lean coffees or if you haven't ever attended a Lean Coffee. We do ask that those who attend have some knowledge of Lean/Continuous Improvement and are seeking to improve their Lean implementation and practices within their organizations. Contact Tracy Schuster with questions at tschust@iastate.edu

 

ILC Webinar: Diversity and Inclusion for the Continuous Improvement Professional

9/24/2020, Webinar

Productivity ILC Webinar 

Details: ?This year, in the midst of a global pandemic, Continuous Improvement professionals have witnessed protests throughout the world against racial violence and discrimination. We have been prompted to question ourselves, our communities, and our organizations. This two-hour webinar is designed to help CI professionals understand what discrimination looks like and how you can impact diversity and inclusion in your workplace and beyond. For more, contact Tracy Shuster at tschust@iastate.edu.

 

 

October 2020


ILC Thursday Virtual Lean Coffee

10/8/2020, Webinar

Productivity ILC LeanCoffee 

Details: ?Join us for a Virtual Lean Coffee! This Lean Coffee is open to all, regardless of where you have been attending lean coffees or if you haven't ever attended a Lean Coffee. We do ask that those who attend have some knowledge of Lean/Continuous Improvement and are seeking to improve their Lean implementation and practices within their organizations. Contact Tracy Schuster with questions at tschust@iastate.edu

 

ILC Friday Virtual Lean Coffee

10/16/2020, Webinar

Productivity ILC LeanCoffee 

Details: ?Join us for a Virtual Lean Coffee! This Lean Coffee is open to all, regardless of where you have been attending lean coffees or if you haven't ever attended a Lean Coffee. We do ask that those who attend have some knowledge of Lean/Continuous Improvement and are seeking to improve their Lean implementation and practices within their organizations. Contact Tracy Schuster with questions at tschust@iastate.edu

 

 

November 2020


ILC Thursday Virtual Lean Coffee

11/12/2020, Webinar

Productivity ILC LeanCoffee 

Details: ?Join us for a Virtual Lean Coffee! This Lean Coffee is open to all, regardless of where you have been attending lean coffees or if you haven't ever attended a Lean Coffee. We do ask that those who attend have some knowledge of Lean/Continuous Improvement and are seeking to improve their Lean implementation and practices within their organizations. Contact Tracy Schuster with questions at tschust@iastate.edu

 

ILC Friday Virtual Lean Coffee

11/20/2020, Webinar

Productivity ILC LeanCoffee 

Details: Join us for a Virtual Lean Coffee! This Lean Coffee is open to all, regardless of where you have been attending lean coffees or if you haven't attended at all. We will meet via zoom and will ask you to use video if possible. You will receive the zoom link in your confirmation and reminder email. Contact Tracy Schuster with any questions at tschust@iastate.edu

 

 

December 2020


ILC Thursday Virtual Lean Coffee

12/10/2020, Webinar

Productivity ILC LeanCoffee 

Details: ?Join us for a Virtual Lean Coffee! This Lean Coffee is open to all, regardless of where you have been attending lean coffees or if you haven't ever attended a Lean Coffee. We do ask that those who attend have some knowledge of Lean/Continuous Improvement and are seeking to improve their Lean implementation and practices within their organizations. Contact Tracy Schuster with questions at tschust@iastate.edu

 

ILC Friday Virtual Lean Coffee

12/18/2020, Webinar

Productivity ILC LeanCoffee 

Details: ?Join us for a Virtual Lean Coffee! This Lean Coffee is open to all, regardless of where you have been attending lean coffees or if you haven't ever attended a Lean Coffee. We do ask that those who attend have some knowledge of Lean/Continuous Improvement and are seeking to improve their Lean implementation and practices within their organizations. Contact Tracy Schuster with questions at tschust@iastate.edu

 

 

May 2021


ILC Kentucky Lean Tour

5/4/2021 - 5/6/2021, Lexington, KY

Productivity ILC Tour 

Details: Are you curious to see how Lean is practiced at the company that helped create it? The Iowa Lean Consortium's Kentucky Lean Tour will explore the best practices in Lean leadership by taking ILC members on an in-depth walking tour of the largest Toyota plant in the world. Participants will be granted unparalleled access to the factory floor of Toyota's largest plant. You'll get a first-hand view of Toyota's culture of continuous improvement and leadership development programs, and you'll create a tangible action plan on how to take your own Lean program to the next level.