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June 2020

Challenge the Status Quo – Pack Like a Rebel Webinar

June 30 @ 11:30 am - 12:15 pm
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Hear how food, pharma and consumable manufacturers can increase productivity & efficiency by incorporating collaborative robot automation.

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Restart Your Facility: Manufacturing Equipment and System Productivity Webinar

June 29 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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This session outlines how to assess & restart systems & equipment shuttered during COVID-19, allowing a safe return to normal operations.

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Strategic Plan for Returning Employees Webinar

June 25 @ 11:30 am - 12:15 pm
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Engaged employees = company success. Hear ideas to encourage and motivate your team, while reviewing your policies and hiring processes.

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Affordable and Approachable Automation for Metal Fabricators with Cobots Webinar

June 24 @ 11:30 am - 12:15 pm
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Hear how metal fabricators can increase workforce productivity & efficiency by incorporating collaborative robot automation into processes.

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Managing Cash Flow in a Crisis Webinar

June 23 @ 11:30 am - 12:15 pm
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Learn the 5 C's of managing cash flow to help your company adjust to recent disruptions, and proactively prepare for the future.

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The Next Great Idea Could Be Yours! Webinar

June 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Zoom, Details provided upon registration

Presenting a panel of experts to guide a discussion on innovation and adapting to changing business conditions for businesses of any size.

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Rebuilding Your Workforce Amidst a Global Pandemic Webinar

June 18 @ 11:30 am - 12:15 pm
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Take advantage of the unique opportunity to rebuild your workforce to be the strongest most diligent team possible to face future challenges.

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Manufacturing the Future: Challenges and Opportunities Webinar

June 17 @ 11:30 am - 12:15 pm
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Hear the national perspective on manufacturing, as the industry faces opportunities and challenges as a result of economic uncertainty.

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Investigating your Security Environment and Incidents – Fundamentals of Cyber Security Webinar Series

June 16 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Webinar series discussing the Foundations of Security, how to respond if you do find a security violation, and how to investigate your security environment and identify incidents.

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Overcoming a Crisis: an Operational Perspective Webinar

June 12 @ 11:30 am
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Challenge your organization to succeed by refining operational practices to plan for future uncertainties and emerge ahead of competition.

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Protecting Your Workforce: Industrial Hygiene Solutions Webinar

June 11 @ 11:30 am - 12:15 pm
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Learn how, armed with science, technology, engineering & research, industrial hygienists can protect the safety & health of your workforce.

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Optimize Manufacturing Operations with HCI Webinar

June 9 @ 11:30 am - 12:15 pm
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Learn how manufacturers are performing more IT services with less infrastructure and less complexity using hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI).

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Operations Optimization: ERP / MRP System Improvements Webinar

June 2 @ 11:30 am - 12:15 pm
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Explore methods for fixing, maintaining & further improving your ERP/MRP, allowing use of data to make better decisions & reduce costs.

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May 2020

A Recommitment to Safety Webinar

May 28 @ 11:30 am - 12:15 pm
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As you begin operating under your "new normal" conditions, now is the time to incorporate lessons learned into your overall safety program.

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Critical Information for Employers as Employees Return to Work Webinar

May 28 @ 9:00 am - 10:15 am
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Addressing key issues for employers as they prepare for employees to re-enter the workplace after pandemic-related closures or remote work.

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Preparing for the Economic Unknown Webinar

May 27 @ 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
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As the economy hedges towards a recession, learn how your company can prepare to make your way through the economic unknown.

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Reinventing the Supply Chain Webinar

May 26 @ 11:30 am - 12:15 pm
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Learn a lesson from this current crisis and begin making fundamental changes now to prepare your supply chain for future shocks. This session highlights the ideal supply chain of 2030 and key questions to ask as you lead your transition from the current to a more collaborative and accurate supply chain plan. For steps you can take TODAY: Learn about the Supplier Scouting program from IMEC and the IMA, connecting suppliers with those in need of supplies.

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Economic Insights from the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago Webinar

May 22 @ 11:30 am - 12:15 pm
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Hear economic insights from the experts at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, and learn what this means for manufacturers in Illinois.

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2020 IMEC Awards for Excellence – Application Deadline

May 22

To participate in the 2020 IMEC Awards for Excellence cycle, organizations must submit an Intent to Apply Packet by 3/27/20 to determine eligibility.

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Reputation Management in 2020: Tough Times, Good Companies Webinar

May 21 @ 11:30 am - 12:15 pm
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Hear best practices for using authentic communication about your company - both positive and hard news - to defend and enhance your company’s good reputation.

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Are Your Risk Plans Updated for the Next Disruption? Webinar

May 20 @ 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
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This session will highlight tools to craft your risk plans to allow all aspects of your company to thrive through the next disruption.

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Responding to a Violation of Your Security Policy – Fundamentals of Cyber Security Webinar Series

May 19 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Webinar series discussing the Foundations of Security, how to respond if you do find a security violation, and how to investigate your security environment and identify incidents.

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What is the “New Normal” Anyway? Leadership & Culture Webinar

May 19 @ 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
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Join IMEC for tools and tips that can help you lead your team to successfully adjust to - and grow through - the new normal.

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Recovery Readiness: Observations and Trends with Cushman and Wakefield

May 15 @ 11:30 am - 12:15 pm
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Cushman & Wakefield will share observations from the industrial market & anticipated trends for manufacturing, to help leaders prepare for what comes next.

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Change Management: Breaking Through the Pandemic Fog Webinar

May 14 @ 11:30 am - 12:15 pm
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Equip your company with simple & flexible tools to effectively manage the changes of today, while clarifying your future process planning.

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Pricing in a Crisis Webinar

May 13 @ 11:30 am - 12:15 pm
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Discover how increases and decreases in price can complement traditional cost-cutting measures while delivering more to the bottom line.

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Effective Personal Productivity-6 Series (May-September 2020)

May 13 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am
Zoom, Details provided upon registration

Through the Effective Personal Productivity-6® Series, facilitated by LMI Chicago, Inc., you will develop more productive behaviors and increase your personal and team effectiveness.

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Full Examiner Training | IMEC Recognition Program

May 13 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Virtual Training, Login provided by facilitator

All examiners with the IMEC Recognition Program – new and returning – come together to learn how to apply the Baldrige Excellence Framework through the use of a case study.

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Making Fast & Decisive Shifts in Your Operating Strategy Webinar

May 12 @ 11:30 am - 12:15 pm
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This session highlights how to apply models to help your company reconnect with your markets, core products, and critical customers.

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Time to Rebuild: COVID-19 Supply Chain Wake-Up Call Webinar

May 11 @ 11:30 am - 12:15 pm
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Learn how reshoring can help to rebuild a shorter, more profitable and resilient supply chain for the future of your company.

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New Examiner Training | IMEC Recognition Program

May 11 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Virtual Training, Login provided by facilitator

This training for all new examiners will introduce the Baldrige Excellence Framework, and outline the responsibilities of examiners through the IMEC Awards for Excellence application review process. Returning examiners are welcome to participate.

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Safety Plans for Reopening Your Workplace Webinar

May 8 @ 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
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Take time now to develop an effective safety plan to guide the reopening of your business to protect your employees & outside visitors.

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Sales Recovery in Crisis Times: “Start Me Up!” Revenue Recovery Planning Webinar

May 6 @ 11:30 am - 12:15 pm
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By thinking like a start-up, manufacturers can emerge from this time of uncertainty with a focused strategy to re-start your revenue engine.

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Prepare Your Workforce to Thrive: Effective Employee Engagement Strategy Webinar

May 5 @ 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
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Proactively create an employee engagement strategy that ensures employee needs are being met as your team rebounds to the "new normal."

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2020 IMEC Examiner – Application Deadline

May 1

Professional development for quality-driven professionals who collaborate to assess the organizations that apply for the annual IMEC Awards for Excellence. They’re also tasked with developing the valuable feedback reports that applicant organizations use to advance their processes, empower their workforce, and achieve the results they want.

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April 2020

Create a Secure Remote Work Environment Webinar

April 30 @ 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
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Join IMEC and Mr. IIoT for a short webinar highlighting tips and tricks to successfully adopt a cybersecure remote work environment.

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Getting Back to The New Normal Webinar

April 28 @ 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
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Join IMEC to learn how leaders can help their team adapt to successfully lead a remote work team, even in the midst of change.

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Beyond Minimum Wage: Aligning Compensation and Career Paths to Retain your Workforce

April 28 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
West Side Forward, 4950 W. Thomas St.
Chicago, IL 60651 United States

This interactive workshop will help you define career paths for your team, keeping your workforce engaged and feeling that they are compensated fairly.

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Create a Ruthlessly Efficient Machine Shop: Automation & Technology Webinar

April 24 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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Increase the productivity of your manufacturing facility by incorporating automation into processes, including the use of cobots & real-time data tracking.

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Developing Your Company’s Business Strategy (postponed)

April 24 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Insperity, 10275 W Higgins Road | Suite 800
Rosemont, IL 60018

This executive level session will help company leaders take the next steps in the development and deployment of your company strategy using OGSM.

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2020 IMEC Awards for Excellence – Intent to Apply Deadline

April 24

To participate in the 2020 IMEC Awards for Excellence cycle, organizations must submit an Intent to Apply Packet by 3/27/20 to determine eligibility.

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How to Lead Through Crisis – COVID-19 Webinar Series

April 23 @ 11:30 am - 12:15 pm
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Leaders at every level of an organization can learn to use the 4 quadrants of the Time Management Matrix for current and future planning.

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17th Annual ASQ Lean-Sigma Conference – SIU-Carbondale

April 23 @ 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
SIU-Carbondale Student Center, 1255 Lincoln Drive
Carbondale, IL 62901

Expand your network and connect with quality professionals at the ASQ Lean-Sigma Conference at SIU Carbondale, featuring speakers on Six Sigma, Lean enterprise, quality, and reliability.

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Cybersecurity Webinar: Working From Home – Enforcing the Basics Of Information Security

April 22 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
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Model Technology Solutions and Alpine Security identify key steps to protect your company data from cyberthreats as more staff transition to work from home.

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Foundations for Security and Watching the Wire – Fundamentals of Cyber Security Webinar Series

April 21 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Webinar series discussing the Foundations of Security, how to respond if you do find a security violation, and how to investigate your security environment and identify incidents.

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Continuity Planning in Uncertain Times – COVID-19 Webinar Series

April 21 @ 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
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Join IMEC to learn how, even in the midst of change, companies can adjust their risk plan to prepare for business continuity.

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The Day After Funding/Loan Applications…Now What? Webinar

April 20 @ 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
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Join IMEC & Strategic Resources for best practices in financial management to emerge from uncertainty with a post-crisis playbook for financial resilience.

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Managing EHS Issues During the COVID-19 Pandemic Webinar

April 17 @ 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
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Join IMEC & Fehr Graham to learn components developing a pandemic preparedness plan while managing day-to-day EHS regulatory requirements.

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Changing Long-Term Goals Because of Short-Term Disruptions Webinar

April 16 @ 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
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Join IMEC to learn how challenging business situations can provide the perfect opportunity to plan and prepare for the future.

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Staying Connected: Best Practices for Leaders – COVID-19 Webinar Series

April 9 @ 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
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As your team adjusts to new work expectations due to the COVID-19 virus, join IMEC for tips to lead your team through the transition.

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Sustained Sales Growth – Do More with Less in an Online World (postponed)

April 9 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Cafe Biz 618, 10850 Lincoln Trail, Suite 16
Fairview Heights, IL 62208

Build customer relationships using a strategic online marketing plan - putting you in the right place at the right time for your clients.

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Virtual Marketing During a Crisis – COVID-19 Webinar Series

April 8 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
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Join IMEC and the StratMarketing Group to learn how your company can adopt techniques to marketing your products virtually.

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Training During Disruption with TWI: The Need is Now! – COVID-19 Webinar Series

April 7 @ 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
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Join IMEC to learn how Training within Industry is a tool to capture standard work and quickly train staff for new responsibilities.

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Webinar: Developing a COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Plan

April 6 @ 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
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Session covering guidelines from CDC & OSHA to assist employers in preparing & implementing a Preparedness & Response Plan to address COVID-19.

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2020 Human Resource Management Conference (postponed)

April 3 @ 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
John A. Logan College – Conference Center, 700 Logan College Rd
Carterville, IL 62918

The 2020 HR Management Conference features topics important to meeting the needs of today's workforce.

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ISO 9001:2015 Internal Auditor 2-Day Training (postponed)

April 1 @ 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Valley Industrial Association, 2000 S. Batavia Ave, Suite 110
Geneva, IL 60134

Internal auditor training equips your company with ISO 9001:2015 Standard-required trained auditors to conduct audits & determine effectiveness of your QMS, while providing company management with feedback on QMS improvements.

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March 2020

Supply Chain Challenges in a Time of Global Disruption Webinar

March 31 @ 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
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Join IMEC for a short webinar to learn about the current supply chain challenges and anticipated changes to future supply chain management.

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Effective Personal Productivity Virtual Leadership Series (March-August 2020)

March 31 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am
LMI Chicago Inc., 27475 Ferry Road
Warrenville, IL 60555

Through the Chicago Effective Personal Productivity Series, facilitated by LMI Chicago, Inc. over 4 months, you develop more productive behaviors and will increase your personal and team effectiveness.

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COVID-19 and Cybersecurity: Remote Workers and Cyber Threats Webinar

March 30 @ 11:30 am - 12:15 pm
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Join IMEC and Alpine Security to learn how you can proactively protect your company from cyberthreats with the increase of remote workers.

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COVID-19 Preventative Sanitation & Decontamination Practices Webinar

March 26 @ 11:30 am - 12:15 pm
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This webinar shares daily tasks to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19, proactive steps you can take to further prevent exposure, and what to do if your facility is exposed to COVID-19.

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Coronavirus / COVID-19: Risk Mitigation Efforts Webinar – Part 2

March 24 @ 11:30 am - 12:15 pm
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This follow-up webinar shares updates on the issues and initiatives associated with effective risk mitigation efforts of COVID-19.

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Unemployment Insurance Benefits with Illinois Department of Employment Security (Conference Call)

March 24 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Conference Call

Join the IMA and IDES as they provide an update on state and federal unemployment insurance laws related to COVID-19.

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Baldrige 2020 Quest for Excellence Conference (postponed to April 2021)

March 24 @ 8:30 am - March 27 @ 6:30 pm
Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center, 201 Waterfront Street
National Harbor, Maryland 20745

COME. LEARN. NETWORK. ENGAGE. Attend and engage with current and former Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipients and take home solutions to help your organization achieve breakthrough performance and results.

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COVID-19: Tactical Information for Every Manufacturer (Conference Call)

March 23 @ 2:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Conference Call

Join the IMA for a second conference call on the ever-developing concerns about the effects of COVID-19 on businesses in Illinois.

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ISO 9001:2015 Training Series – City of Chicago – Application Deadline

March 20 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
BSD Industries, 9951 S. Cottage Grove Ave
Chicago, IL 60628 United States

The ISO 9001:2015 Training Series combines 4 group training sessions and 5 individualized, on-site company training visits to make companies informed about ISO 9001:2015 Standard for Quality Management Systems.

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COVID-19 Conference Call with the Illinois Manufacturers’ Association

March 17 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Conference Call

IMA president & CEO Mark Denzler will welcome public health leaders in Illinois and the City of Chicago, along with private sector experts, to give employers the latest factual information about the novel coronavirus so that they can continue to prepare and respond to the pandemic.

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IMIN Network Event – Holy Shift: The Mindset Manual – Rescheduled to May 2020

March 17 @ 7:30 am - 10:00 am
Danville Area Community College, 2000 East Main St, Bremer Conference Center Room 109
Danville, IL 61832

The IMIN Network is a forum for leaders to collaborate and exchange knowledge and experiences in continuous improvement, with a featured topic each session.

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Coronavirus / COVID-19 Webinar: Risk Mitigation Efforts

March 13 @ 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
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This 30-minute webinar addresses issues and initiatives associated with effective risk mitigation efforts of the novel coronavirus/COVID-19.

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Fundamentals of Maintenance Excellence Series

March 10 @ 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Chicago Area TBD IL United States

The Maintenance Excellence Series equips participants with strategies and tactics to elevate the reliability of their plant equipment and facilities in such a way that it drives improved business performance.

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Fundamentals of Continuous Improvement Series

March 10 @ 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
TBD – Dixon, IL Dixon, IL United States

By experiencing the six course simulations in the Continuous Improvement Series, participants will have the knowledge, tools and application examples required to begin a Lean transformation.

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Southern Illinois Healthcare Workers’ Compensation Symposium

March 5 @ 8:00 am - 3:30 pm
Kokopelli Golf Club, 1527 Champions Dr.
Marion, IL 62959

The annual SIH Workers' Compensation Symposium offers human resources professionals, safety professionals, employers, insurers and healthcare providers with best practices from experts in Implementing Strategies for Success.

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DIOSH Day 2020 (Downstate Illinois Occupational Safety and Health Day)

March 4 @ 7:30 am - 3:45 pm
Peoria Civic Center, 201 SW Jefferson Ave
Peoria, IL 61602 United States

At DIOSH Day, spend the day learning from OSHA experts as well as safety and health practitioners from manufacturing, construction and agriculture.

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February 2020

IMEC Awards for Excellence Celebration

February 27 @ 4:45 pm - 6:00 pm
NIU Conference Center – Naperville, 1120 E. Diehl Rd
Naperville, IL 60563

Celebrating the five 2019 IMEC Awards for Excellence recipients and the volunteers who share their time and talents to support the IMEC Recognition Program.

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2020 IMEC Conference on Enterprise Excellence, presented by ACHE

February 27 @ 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
NIU Conference Center – Naperville, 1120 E. Diehl Rd
Naperville, IL 60563

The 2020 IMEC Conference on Enterprise Excellence features recognized leaders who drive high performance leadership, strategy, customer, operations, workforce, and technology.

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2020 Pre-Conference Sessions on Performance Excellence

February 26 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
NIU Conference Center – Naperville, 1120 E. Diehl Rd
Naperville, IL 60563

Spend the morning getting acquainted with the basics of performance excellence. In the afternoon, learn how to define your approach to the pursuit of excellence.

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mHUB Pre-Seed Venture Challenge Night

February 20 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
mHUB, 965 W. Chicago Ave.
Chicago, IL 60642

Come watch 5 finalists pitch to win more than $20,000 in cash and in-kind gifts through mHUB’s exclusive pitch
competition for early-stage members.

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Communicating for Leadership Success Workshop

February 19 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Missouri Enterprise, 12125 Woodcrest Executive Dr, Suite 215
St. Louis, MO 63141 United States

Prepare new & prospective leaders with essential interpersonal skills to handle daily leadership challenges & opportunities to mobilize & engage a team.

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Problem Solving & Root Cause Workshop 2-Day Training

February 12 @ 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Danville Area Community College, 2000 East Main St, Bremer Conference Center Room 109
Danville, IL 61832

In this interactive workshop, participants will learn how to define a problem and use root cause analysis tools and techniques to solve the problem.

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Next Wave in Manufacturing Leadership Kickoff

February 4 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Peoria Next Innovation Center, 801 W. Main St.
Peoria, IL 61606

Next Wave is a new offering from the IMA in partnership with IMEC. It will provide a forum for new and future leaders in manufacturing to network with one another; share best practices and challenges; and, learn from industry experts on topics unique to this group.

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January 2020

Ready for Performance Excellence – Free Workshop for IMRF Employers

January 31 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund Board Room, 2211 York Road
Oak Brook, IL 60523 United States

Join this special session for IMRF employers to learn how your local government entity can embrace organizational excellence to enhance your performance.

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SIOSH/SafetyCon 2020

January 27 @ 7:30 am
Morris University Center @ SIU Edwardsville, 1 Hairpin Dr
Edwardsville, IL 62025 United States

SIOSH/SafetyCon brings together experts & practitioners in the fields of construction and industry, highlighting best practices to create a safe workplace.

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Job and Task Analysis: Documenting the Work in Your Organization

January 24 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Oakton Community College – Des Plaines Campus, 1600 E. Golf Rd
Des Plaines, IL 60016

1-day session providing a practical introduction to job and task analysis, with emphasis on the well-known technique called DACUM(Developing a Curriculum).

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Your Leadership Journey Workshop

January 24 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Missouri Enterprise, 12125 Woodcrest Executive Dr, Suite 215
St. Louis, MO 63141 United States

Calling all new and prospective leaders to learn the knowledge and skills you need to confront the challenges you face early in you leader career.

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Genesis Report Community Learning Session

January 23 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Chicago Community Trust, 225 N. Michigan Ave, Suite 2200
Chicago, IL 60601 United States

IMEC launched the Genesis initiative to improve both business success and job quality at small and medium-sized manufacturing firms in the Chicago region. Learn the results from the Genesis report from the Aspen Institute and participating manufacturers.

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Overall Equipment Effectiveness: A Tool to Improve Manufacturing Productivity

January 23 @ 8:00 am - 10:30 am
Valley Industrial Association, 2000 S. Batavia Ave, Suite 110
Geneva, IL 60134

OEE is a tool to measure the performance of your equipment and identify where you are losing capacity. The goal is equipment that produces good parts, as fast as possible, with no stop time in production

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IMIN Network Event: Job Analysis for Effective Training and Development

January 21 @ 7:30 am - 10:00 am
Danville Area Community College, 2000 East Main St, Bremer Conference Center Room 109
Danville, IL 61832

The IMIN Network is a forum for leaders to collaborate and exchange knowledge and experiences in continuous improvement, with a featured topic each session.

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Effective Personal Productivity Leadership Series (January – May)

January 13 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
LMI Chicago Inc., 27475 Ferry Road
Warrenville, IL 60555

Through the Chicago Effective Personal Productivity Series, facilitated by LMI Chicago, Inc. over 4 months, you develop more productive behaviors and will increase your personal and team effectiveness.

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December 2019

Next Wave in Manufacturing Leadership Kickoff

December 12, 2019 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Vanee Foods Company, 2750 S. 25th Avenue
Broadview, IL United States

Next Wave is a new offering from the IMA in partnership with IMEC. It will provide a forum for new and future leaders in manufacturing to network with one another; share best practices and challenges; and, learn from industry experts on topics unique to this group.

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Rethinking your Design Process: 3D Printing – Cape Girardeau

December 11, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Cape Girardeau Area Chamber of Commerce, 220 N. Fountain
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701 United States

Learn how small & mid-sized manufacturers can benefit from 3D printing, and how it can be an affordable product development tool, with the right equipment.

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Training within Industry: Job Instruction

December 9, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
NIU Rockford, 8500 E. State St
Rockford, IL 61108 United States

Training within Industry: Job Instruction training prepares supervisors to quickly train employees to do a job correctly, safely, and conscientiously to develop a well trained workforce.

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Rethinking your Design Process: 3D Printing – Hannibal

December 6, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Hannibal Regional Medical Center, 6000 Medical Dr.
Hannibal, MO 63401 United States

Learn how small & mid-sized manufacturers can benefit from 3D printing, and how it can be an affordable product development tool, with the right equipment.

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November 2019

Effective Leadership Development Series (November 2019 – April 2020)

November 20, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
LMI Chicago Inc., 27475 Ferry Road
Warrenville, IL 60555

Through the LMI Chicago Effective Leadership Development series you are empowered to achieve real, measurable improvement in productivity, performance and results. You'll also learn to develop their people by equipping them with the skills necessary to build a high-performance team.

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IMA Environmental Compliance Conference

November 20, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
South Suburban College | Oak Forest Center, 16333 S. Kilbourn Ave.
Oak Forest, IL

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to hear from the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency and environmental legal professionals regarding Land, Water, and Air Environmental Issues.

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ISO 9001:2015 Training Series

November 20, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Fairfield Inn and Suites, 700 National Parkway
Schaumburg, IL 60173 United States

The ISO 9001:2015 Training Series combines 4 group training sessions and 5 individualized, on-site company training visits to make companies informed about ISO 9001:2015 Standard for Quality Management Systems.

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IMIN Network Event: Introduction to Kata

November 20, 2019 @ 7:30 am - 10:00 am
Danville Area Community College, 2000 East Main St, Bremer Conference Center Room 109
Danville, IL 61832

The IMIN Network is a forum for leaders to collaborate and exchange knowledge and experiences in continuous improvement, with a featured topic each month. This month's focus: Kata for continuous improvement. Participants will learn the 4 steps to continuous improvement using Improvement Kata as well as giving the learner procedural guidance - not solutions - so they can overcome obstacles using Coaching Kata.

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Training within Industry: Job Instruction

November 18, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Danville Area Community College, 2000 East Main St, Bremer Conference Center Room 109
Danville, IL 61832

Training within Industry: Job Instruction training prepares supervisors to quickly train employees to do a job correctly, safely, and conscientiously to develop a well trained workforce.

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Sustained Sales Growth – Do More with Less in an Online World

November 6, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Dunn-Richmond Economic Development Center, 1740 Innovation Dr.
Carbondale, IL 62903

Build customer relationships using a strategic online marketing plan - putting you in the right place at the right time for your clients.

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Lean Manufacturing 101 with Simulation – Geneva

November 6, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Valley Industrial Association, 2000 S. Batavia Ave, Suite 110
Geneva, IL 60134

This interactive workshop combines comprehensive classroom instruction with the manufacturing simulation of a production facility.

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Problem Solving & Root Cause Workshop 2-Day Training

November 5, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Danville Area Community College, 2000 East Main St, Bremer Conference Center Room 109
Danville, IL 61832

In this interactive workshop, participants will learn how to define a problem and use root cause analysis tools and techniques to solve the problem.

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October 2019

Manufacturing Operations Peer Group Lunch & Learn – Rockford

October 30, 2019 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
NIU Rockford, 8500 E. State St
Rockford, IL 61108 United States

Join IMEC & BreakThrough Results for an informational session about the IMEC BreakThrough Peer Group, a year-long focus on personal development, professional growth, & high-level industry networking.

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