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Peer Group Lunch & Learn, presented by TRMA

Three Rivers Manufacturers' Association 1615 W. Jefferson Street, Joliet, Joliet

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

Cobots: Solving the Manufacturing Labor Challenge

Fusion OEM 6951 High Grove Blvd, Burr Ridge

Join Fusion & IMEC to learn how cobots are solving the labor challenge in manufacturing, through educational sessions & shop tour with cobots in action.

The Productivity Journey: TOCICO International Conference

Eaglewood Resort & Spa 1401 Nordic Road, Itasca

The 2019 TOCICO International Conference is your chance to share the results of your “Productivity Journey” with the global TOC community, and to learn more about which TOC solution is the natural next step for you and your corporate team as you continue on your path to “The Goal” and ultimate success.

ERP Summit: Unleash the Power of Your ERP System

NIU Conference Center - Naperville 1120 E. Diehl Rd, Naperville

IMEC and Salesforce team up to bring you thought leaders focused on how to optimize your current or future ERP system to increase efficiency and productivity, plus an ERP Vendor Showcase to get your questions answered.

Peer Group Lunch & Learn – Rockford

NIU Rockford 8500 E. State St, Rockford

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.

What’s Cooking in Automation?

RR Floody 5065 27th Ave., Rockford

RR Floody and IMEC host an open house featuring live demos of manufacturing automation equipment, educational sessions plus networking and refreshments.

ManufacturED (3-Day Summit)

Morgan Manufacturing 401 North Morgan Street, Chicago

The global manufacturing marketplace is growing faster than ever. ManufacturED is a 3-day program to discuss the many industry changes through educational sessions, ED talks and networking.

Basecamp for Manufacturing: Digital Transformation

Hilton Chicago 720 S Michigan Ave., Chicago

Training from Salesforce on the benefits of digital transformation for manufacturers, featuring stories from manufacturing leaders.

Sustainable Food and Beverage Manufacturing Workshop

Thatcher Woods Pavilion 8030 Chicago Avenue, River Forest

Learn about the latest sustainability technologies and efficiency opportunities in the food and beverage industry to take your facility to the next level of sustainability, efficiency and energy savings.

5 Keys to Launching a Skilled Trade Career

Facebook Live Facebook.com/CrainsChicago

Join the interactive Facebook Live session for information and advice on every step of your journey to finding the perfect skilled trade career.

2019 Baldrige Fall Conference: Tune into Excellence!

Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center 2800 Opryland Dr., Nashville

Performance excellence enthusiasts will gather to share best practices for the pursuit of excellence through the Baldrige Performance Excellence Framework.

Training & Technology to Upskill Your Workforce

NIU Rockford 8500 E. State St, Rockford

The Training & Technology to Upskill Your Workforce event features technologies, tools and training available to expand the productivity of your workforce, including collaborative robotics, training within industry, visual work instruction, and the employee engagement survey.

Manufacturing Operations Peer Group Lunch & Learn – Rockford

NIU Rockford 8500 E. State St, Rockford

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.

Lean Manufacturing 101 with Simulation – Geneva

Valley Industrial Association 2000 S. Batavia Ave, Suite 110, Geneva

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

IMA Environmental Compliance Conference

South Suburban College | Oak Forest Center 16333 S. Kilbourn Ave., Oak Forest

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.

Effective Leadership Development Series (November 2019 – April 2020)

LMI Chicago Inc. 27475 Ferry Road, Warrenville

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.

Training within Industry: Job Instruction

NIU Rockford 8500 E. State St, Rockford

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.

Next Wave in Manufacturing Leadership Kickoff

Vanee Foods Company 2750 S. 25th Avenue, Broadview

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.

Effective Personal Productivity Leadership Series (January – May)

LMI Chicago Inc. 27475 Ferry Road, Warrenville

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.

Job and Task Analysis: Documenting the Work in Your Organization

Oakton Community College - Des Plaines Campus 1600 E. Golf Rd, Des Plaines

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

2020 Pre-Conference Sessions on Performance Excellence

NIU Conference Center - Naperville 1120 E. Diehl Rd, Naperville

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.

2020 IMEC Conference on Enterprise Excellence, presented by ACHE

NIU Conference Center - Naperville 1120 E. Diehl Rd, Naperville

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

IMEC Awards for Excellence Celebration

NIU Conference Center - Naperville 1120 E. Diehl Rd, Naperville

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

Southern Illinois Healthcare Workers’ Compensation Symposium

Kokopelli Golf Club 1527 Champions Dr., Marion

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.

Fundamentals of Continuous Improvement Series

TBD - Dixon, IL Dixon

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.

Coronavirus / COVID-19 Webinar: Risk Mitigation Efforts

Webinar Webinar link will be provided after registration

This 30-minute webinar addresses issues and initiatives associated with effective risk mitigation efforts of the novel coronavirus/COVID-19.

COVID-19 Conference Call with the Illinois Manufacturers’ Association

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.

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

Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center 201 Waterfront Street, National Harbor

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.

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

Valley Industrial Association 2000 S. Batavia Ave, Suite 110, Geneva

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.

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

Webinar Webinar link will be provided after registration

Join IMEC & Strategic Resources for best practices in financial management to emerge from uncertainty with a post-crisis playbook for financial resilience.

How to Lead Through Crisis – COVID-19 Webinar Series

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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.

Getting Back to The New Normal Webinar

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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.

Create a Secure Remote Work Environment Webinar

Webinar Webinar link will be provided after registration

Join IMEC and Mr. IIoT for a short webinar highlighting tips and tricks to successfully adopt a cybersecure remote work environment.

2020 IMEC Examiner – Application Deadline

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.

Safety Plans for Reopening Your Workplace Webinar

Webinar Webinar link will be provided after registration

Take time now to develop an effective safety plan to guide the reopening of your business to protect your employees & outside visitors.

New Examiner Training | IMEC Recognition Program

Virtual Training Login will be 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.

Full Examiner Training | IMEC Recognition Program

Virtual Training Login will be 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.

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

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.

Pricing in a Crisis Webinar

Webinar Webinar link will be provided after registration

Discover how increases and decreases in price can complement traditional cost-cutting measures while delivering more to the bottom line.

Reinventing the Supply Chain Webinar

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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.

Preparing for the Economic Unknown Webinar

Webinar Webinar link will be provided after registration

As the economy hedges towards a recession, learn how your company can prepare to make your way through the economic unknown.

A Recommitment to Safety Webinar

Webinar Webinar link will be provided after registration

As you begin operating under your "new normal" conditions, now is the time to incorporate lessons learned into your overall safety program.

Optimize Manufacturing Operations with HCI Webinar

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Learn how manufacturers are performing more IT services with less infrastructure and less complexity using hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI).

The Next Great Idea Could Be Yours! Webinar

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.

Managing Cash Flow in a Crisis Webinar

Webinar Webinar link will be provided after registration

Learn the 5 C's of managing cash flow to help your company adjust to recent disruptions, and proactively prepare for the future.

Strategic Plan for Returning Employees Webinar

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Engaged employees = company success. Hear ideas to encourage and motivate your team, while reviewing your policies and hiring processes.

Challenge the Status Quo – Pack Like a Rebel Webinar

Webinar Webinar link will be provided after registration

Hear how food, pharma and consumable manufacturers can increase productivity & efficiency by incorporating collaborative robot automation.

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