2020 IMEC Conference on Enterprise Excellence, presented by ACHE

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

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, IL

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, IL

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.

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

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

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, IL

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.

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

SIU-Carbondale Student Center 1255 Lincoln Drive, Carbondale, IL

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.

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.

New Examiner Training | IMEC Recognition Program

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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

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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.

Pricing in a Crisis Webinar

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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.

A Recommitment to Safety Webinar

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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.

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).

Managing Cash Flow in a Crisis Webinar

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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.

IMIN Network Event – Holy Shift: The Mindset Manual

Danville Area Community College 2000 East Main St, Bremer Conference Center Room 109, Danville, IL

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

Robotics for Manufacturing 101 Webinar

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Learn how collaborative robots make manufacturing more efficient & scalable, different types of robots for manufacturing, & common applications for robots.

Cybersecurity Requirements for Defense Contractors Webinar

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The Department of Defense has begun to revise the cybersecurity requirements all contractors must adhere to in order to remain part of their critical supply chain. Attend this webinar to learn about new cybersecurity developments and how they affect current and future contracts.

IMIN Network: Balancing New Work, School, and Home Life Challenges

Danville Area Community College 2000 East Main St, Bremer Conference Center Room 109, Danville, IL

Join the IMIN Network and Danville-area business leaders to share ideas and tips for supporting workers as an unconventional school year begins.

Introduction to Collaborative Robotics Webinar

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Highlighting how cobots can add value to your company, boost productivity, and improve reliability, we’ll learn how these industrial robots work safely with and among your employees.

What Robot is Right for Me? Webinar

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An introductory guide to automation, highlighting how collaborative & industrial robots can increase worker safety & production efficiency.

Autonomous Mobile Robots Webinar

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This session will highlight the capabilities of autonomous mobile robots (AMRs), what they can do, and how they operate safely and autonomously.

Do’s and Don’ts: Identifying Good Robot Projects Webinar

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The webinar will cover best practices on identifying good robot projects both from ROI and application complexity standpoint. This session from IMEC and Universal Robots will […]

Onboarding New Employees for Long-Term Success Webinar

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People. Process. Products. Learn how job design best practices can increase employee engagement, retention & operational productivity.

Fourth Revolution Awards

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The Fourth Revolution Awards celebrates regional manufacturing for its leadership and innovation as the industry stands on the brink of a new technological revolution.

2020 Baldrige Fall Virtual Conference: Excellence on Tap

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RESILIENCE, AGILITY & INNOVATION  Excellence on Tap is the theme of the 2020 Baldrige Fall Conference. This popular live streamed conference features presentations from national and state Baldrige Award […]

Robots 101: Putting Automation to Work Webinar

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Join IMEC & FANUC for an highlights industrial robot options, their ROI for production and workforce issues and videos of robots in action.

Manufacturing Robots 101 Webinar

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This session discusses how robots make manufacturing more efficient and scalable, the different types of robots for manufacturing, and some common applications for robots.

Hey Dave, Can Your Robot Do This? Webinar

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Learn the capabilities of collaborative robots and how they can be a solution to production challenges for small and mid-sized manufacturers.

Document the Process: Value Stream Mapping Webinar

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Discover how Value Stream Mapping can create a visual depiction of your processes - and identify areas for short- and long-term improvement

Sexual Harassment Prevention Virtual Training

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On-demand training to exceed the 1/1/2020 requirement for IL employers to conduct annual anti-sexual harassment training for all employees.

Cobot Safety: Rules, Regulations, and Risk Reviews Webinar

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Cobots are the fastest growing segment of industrial robots. Learn the risks and liabilities that companies who use or want to use cobots need to understand.

Robotic End of Arm Tooling and Grippers Webinar

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Explore the role of end of arm tools as the interface between robots and materials they handle, learning they improve manufacturing processes.

Baldrige 2021 Quest for Excellence Virtual Conference

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Quest for Excellence 2021 is the leading conference to learn best performance management practices directly from national Baldrige Award recipients.

2021 Examiner Application Deadline: IMEC Excellence Recognition Program

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.