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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January 2021


Training for Protecting the Workforce from COVID-19

1/6/2021 - 1/27/2021, Webinar

Leadership Productivity Technology Food COVID 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

 

HAZWOPER 24 Hour

1/26/2021 - 1/27/2021, West Des Moines, IA

Address: IISC Office 1501 42nd St STE 100 West Des Moines, Iowa

Productivity InPerson Central Iowa 

Details: The triennial update of the NFPA 70E is here and we are pleased that The ESCO Group, an Iowa-Illinois Safety Council member, will be providing a 2-day training course guiding us through the new standard with emphasis on the updated changes from the 2018 edition. Some of the changes that will be covered include, definitions, general requirements for electrical safety-related work practices, establishing a safe work condition, work involving electrical hazards, plus • General electrical safety including arc flash labels, shock and arc flash hazards • The current NFPA 70E guidance/requirements • Requirements for electrical safety programs • OSHA guidance/requirements for electrical safety (1910.300 series) and LOTO (1910.147) • Multimeter safety, shock and arc flash PPE Note: CIRAS has moved to online-only events through at least January 2021 as a response to COVID-19. If you are healthy and choose to attend this partner-sponsored event, we recommend following CDC guidelines – including regular handwashing, maintaining 6 feet of distance from other participants when possible, and wearing a cloth face covering. Check with the sponsoring organization to find out what safety protocols are in place.

 

NFPA 70E Standard For Electrical Safety

1/26/2021 - 1/27/2021, West Des Moines, IA

Address: IISC Office 1501 42nd St STE 100 West Des Moines, Iowa

Productivity InPerson Central Iowa 

Details: The triennial update of the NFPA 70E is here and we are pleased that The ESCO Group, an Iowa-Illinois Safety Council member, will be providing a 2-day training course guiding us through the new standard with emphasis on the updated changes from the 2018 edition. Some of the changes that will be covered include, definitions, general requirements for electrical safety-related work practices, establishing a safe work condition, work involving electrical hazards, plus • General electrical safety including arc flash labels, shock and arc flash hazards • The current NFPA 70E guidance/requirements • Requirements for electrical safety programs • OSHA guidance/requirements for electrical safety (1910.300 series) and LOTO (1910.147) • Multimeter safety, shock and arc flash PPE Note: CIRAS has moved to online-only events through at least January 2021 as a response to COVID-19. If you are healthy and choose to attend this partner-sponsored event, we recommend following CDC guidelines – including regular handwashing, maintaining 6 feet of distance from other participants when possible, and wearing a cloth face covering. Check with the sponsoring organization to find out what safety protocols are in place.

 

NFPA 70E Standard for Electrical Safety

1/26/2021 - 1/27/2021, West Des Moines, IA

Address: IISC Office 1501 42nd St STE 100 West Des Moines , IA

Productivity InPerson Central Iowa 

Details: The triennial update of the NFPA 70E is here and we are pleased that The ESCO Group, an Iowa-Illinois Safety Council member, will be providing a 2-day training course guiding us through the new standard with emphasis on the updated changes from the 2018 edition. Some of the changes that will be covered include, definitions, general requirements for electrical safety-related work practices, establishing a safe work condition, work involving electrical hazards, plus • General electrical safety including arc flash labels, shock and arc flash hazards • The current NFPA 70E guidance/requirements • Requirements for electrical safety programs • OSHA guidance/requirements for electrical safety (1910.300 series) and LOTO (1910.147) • Multimeter safety, shock and arc flash PPE

 

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.

 

IoT in Manufacturing: Common sensors and their applications

1/28/2021, Webinar

Productivity Technology Webinar 

Details: This one-hour webinar will introduce attendees to common sensors and their manufacturing applications. You’ll learn about Industry 4.0, the Internet of Things (IoT), and how – starting with sensors – it all can fit together to make your factory more productive. For more, contact Andrew Friend at afriend@iastate.edu.

 

Team Safety

1/28/2021 - 1/29/2021, Webinar

Productivity Webinar 

Details: Employee engagement is the key to a successful safety program. The NSC Team Safety course shows you how to make group safety efforts work for your organization. You’ll learn how to build an effective safety team – or get the most from the team you have. Discussions, demonstrations and exercises will teach you how to create a group safety program, including how to develop your team’s safety skills and enable them to make a positive impact on your organization’s safety culture. The result: a more effective safety team, which means measurable improvements for your organization.

 

 

February 2021


Training for Protecting the Workforce from COVID-19

2/3/2021 - 2/24/2021, Webinar

Leadership Productivity Technology Food COVID 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.

 

Training for Protecting the Workforce from COVID-19

2/3/2021 - 2/24/2021, Webinar

Leadership Productivity Technology Food COVID 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

 

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.

 

Autonomous Mobile Robots (AMR)

2/9/2021, Webinar

Growth Productivity Technology Webinar 

Details: This webinar will review the technical features of an OMRON Autonomous Mobile Robot (AMR) such as payload cpacity, battery life, mobility, navigation etc. along with applictaions of AMR in manufacturng for moving material in challenging environments that may include confined passageways as well as dynamic and peopled locations. All attendees will get a high level understanding of the AMRs, discuss their specific applications, and get access to a qualified technology partner (RAMCO). This webinar is designed for all employees that work in production operations i.e. from shop floor operators to production managers. No prior trainings are required. For questions please contact Abhay Grover at agrover@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


Training for Protecting the Workforce from COVID-19

3/3/2021 - 3/24/2021, Webinar

Leadership Productivity Technology Food COVID 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.

 

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.

 

CIRAS Digital Manufacturing Lab Powered by Alliant Energy - Virtual Lab Tour

3/11/2021, Webinar

Growth Productivity Technology Webinar 

Details: This 90-minute webinar will be an on-line virtual tour of the CIRAS Digital Manufacturing Lab powered by Alliant Energy, a facility created to help manufacturers de-risk potential technology adoption. The first 30 minutes will be a general introduction to the lab and a virtual tour, followed by parallel breakout sessions on 3D printers, scanners, and cobots. For more information, contact Abhay Grover at agrover@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


Training for Protecting the Workforce from COVID-19

4/7/2021 - 4/28/2021, Webinar

Leadership Productivity Technology Food COVID 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.

 

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


Training for Protecting the Workforce from COVID-19

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

Leadership Productivity Technology Food COVID 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

 

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


Training for Protecting the Workforce from COVID-19

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

Leadership Productivity Technology Food COVID 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

 

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


Training for Protecting the Workforce from COVID-19

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

Leadership Productivity Technology Food COVID 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

 

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


Training for Protecting the Workforce from COVID-19

8/4/2021 - 8/25/2021, Webinar

Leadership Productivity Technology Food COVID 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.

 

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


Training for Protecting the Workforce from COVID-19

9/1/2021 - 9/29/2021, Webinar

Leadership Productivity Technology Food COVID 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.

 

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.