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June 2019

QCML-WIU TechDay 2019

June 13, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Quad City Manufacturing Lab, Rock Island Arsenal - West End of Bldg 299 on Beck Ave.
Rock Island, IL 61299

Featuring a variety of advanced manufacturing techniques and demonstrations, this event explores how they can be utilized by industry.

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Postponed: Becoming an Employer of Choice: Challenges Facing Today’s Workforce

June 18, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 10:30 am
Kankakee – TBA Kankakee, IL

Learn about solutions and regional resources to tackle the recruitment challenge in manufacturing and endeavoring to become a employer of choice.

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IMIN Network Event – June 2019

June 19, 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.

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Risk Management: The Importance of Cybersecurity for Defense Manufacturing – Kane County

June 19, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Valley Industrial Association, 2000 S. Batavia Ave, Suite 110
Geneva, IL 60134

In this interactive workshop, learn risk management considerations, how to integrate an effective cybersecurity approach and to mitigate the risks of cyber threats.

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Best Practices for Building & Retaining a Productive Team

June 20, 2019 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 am
Bank of America Merrill Lynch, 135 S. Lasalle St, 43rd Floor
Chicago, IL 60603

Join IMEC and the CFBN for a conversation on what drives the building, development, and retention of an engaged team to drive innovation & productivity.

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Sustainable Food & Beverage Manufacturing Workshop

June 20, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Illinois Sustainable Technology Center, 1 Hazelwood Dr.
Champaign, IL 61820

Join experts from the University of Illinois Sustainable Technology Center & partners to learn about sustainability technologies & efficiency opportunities in manufacturing.

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“The Goal” Movie Night: Theory of Constraints Explained

June 20, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
WiseTech Global, 1051 Woodfield Rd.
Schaumburg, IL 60173

The Theory of Constraints (TOC) business solution is based on "The Goal." Screen the movie and join discussion led by a TOC expert!

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Peer Group Lunch & Learn, presented by TRMA

June 27, 2019 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Three Rivers Manufacturers’ Association, 1615 W. Jefferson Street, Joliet
Joliet, IL

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.

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July 2019

Cobots: Solving the Manufacturing Labor Challenge

July 10, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Fusion OEM, 6951 High Grove Blvd
Burr Ridge, IL 60527
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Join Fusion & IMEC to learn how cobots are solving the labor challenge in manufacturing, through educational sessions & shop tour with cobots in action.

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The Productivity Journey: TOCICO International Conference

July 14, 2019 - July 17, 2019
Eaglewood Resort & Spa, 1401 Nordic Road
Itasca, IL 60143

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.

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ERP Summit: Unleash the Power of Your ERP System

July 15, 2019 @ 7:30 am - 2:30 pm
NIU Conference Center – Naperville, 1120 E. Diehl Rd
Naperville, IL 60563

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.

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Strategic Automation: Gaining an edge in Manufacturing W/Robots

July 16, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
HTE Technologies, 2021 Congressional Dr
St. Louis, MO 63146

Learn more about the role automation and robots play in Industry 4.0

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IMIN Network Event – July 2019

July 17, 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.

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Risk Management: The Importance of Cybersecurity for Defense Manufacturing – Quad Cities

July 19, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Birchwood Fields Learning Center, 4620 E 53rd St.
Davenport, IA 52807

In this interactive workshop, learn risk management considerations, how to integrate an effective cybersecurity approach and to mitigate the risks of cyber threats.

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Peer Group Lunch & Learn – Rockford

July 25, 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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Training within Industry: Job Relations and Job Instruction

July 29, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
NIU Rockford, 8500 E. State St
Rockford, IL 61108 United States

TWI Job Relations & Job Instruction training prepare supervisors across a company to lead, resolve conflicts and train new employees in a consistent manner.

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Risk Management: The Importance of Cybersecurity for Defense Manufacturing – DuPage County

July 29, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
workNet DuPage, 2525 Cabot Dr. - Suite 105
Lisle, IL 60532

In this interactive workshop, learn risk management considerations, how to integrate an effective cybersecurity approach and to mitigate the risks of cyber threats.

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Risk Management: The Importance of Cybersecurity for Defense Manufacturing – Peoria

July 30, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Peoria Next Innovation Center, 801 W. Main St.
Peoria, IL 61606

In this interactive workshop, learn risk management considerations, how to integrate an effective cybersecurity approach and to mitigate the risks of cyber threats.

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Tools for Efficiency Workshop: Value Stream Mapping

July 31, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
John Wood Community College – Workforce Development Center, 4220 Kochs Lane, Room W112
Quincy, IL 62305

Learn how to use a VSM to "See the flow" of processes. Create a blueprint for your Future State Map based on value-added and wastes in your work systems.

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August 2019

**CANCELLED** Building a Workforce for Tomorrow | Manufacturing Roundtable

August 9, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am
SWIC (Southwestern Illinois College), 4950 Maryville Road
Granite City, IL 62040

Join the IMA and IMEC for discussion focused on building a vibrant and safe manufacturing workplace, and resources to support being an employer of choice.

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Safety and Health in Southern Illinois

August 15, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
John A. Logan College – Conference Center, 700 Logan College Rd
Carterville, IL 62918

Learn best practices for creating a safe and healthy workplace for your team, as we celebrate Safe & Sound Week across Southern Illinois.

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IMIN Network Event – Breakfast with the Bots

August 21, 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.

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Webinar | Unlocking the ERP: Breaking Down the Platform Silos to Improve ROI

August 21, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Experts from Salesforce, Rootstock and IMEC share how to unlock the data stored in your legacy systems and accommodate for new vital technology, including the integration of AI and machine learning.

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Marijuana and Corporate Policies and Procedures: What Employers Need to Know

August 22, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Horton Group, 10320 Orland Parkway
Orland Park, IL 60467

With the pending legalization of recreational marijuana in Illinois, this session addresses how employers should move forward with their drug policies.

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Beginning your Journey to Performance Excellence – Overview of Performance Excellence

August 23, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Quad Cities Chamber, 331 W. 3rd St
Davenport, IA 52801

Through four hands-on sessions, non-profit leaders will learn actionable steps for improvement using enterprise excellence principles, continuous improvement tools, and a world-class framework for performance excellence.

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Risk Management: The Importance of Cybersecurity for Defense Manufacturing – Metro East

August 26, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
SWIC (Southwestern Illinois College), 4950 Maryville Road
Granite City, IL 62040

In this interactive workshop, learn risk management considerations, how to integrate an effective cybersecurity approach and to mitigate the risks of cyber threats.

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Using Google AdWords to Boost Your Business

August 27, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dunn-Richmond Economic Development Center, 1740 Innovation Dr.
Carbondale, IL 62903

Learn how Google AdWords can boost the online presence of your company, increasing awareness of your business and leading to more sales.

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What’s Cooking in Automation?

August 28, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
RR Floody, 5065 27th Ave.
Rockford, IL 61109

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

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Manufacturing and Supply Chain Forum

August 28, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Gateway Building, 200 NE Water Street
Peoria, IL 61602

Local resources & companies share solutions for sustainability, diversification, & workforce for manufacturers in Illinois, plus a local resource fair.

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Beginning your Journey to Performance Excellence – Overview of Lean Principles

August 30, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Quad Cities Chamber, 331 W. 3rd St
Davenport, IA 52801

Through four hands-on sessions, non-profit leaders will learn actionable steps for improvement using enterprise excellence principles, continuous improvement tools, and a world-class framework for performance excellence.

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September 2019

OSHA 10-Hour Training

September 4, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Illinois College, 1101 West College Avenue
Jacksonville, IL

The OSHA 10-Hour Training teaches general industry workers about their rights, employer responsibilities, and how to file a complaint as well as how to identify, abate, avoid and prevent job related hazards

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Fundamentals of Continuous Improvement – 6 Training Sessions – Danville

September 10, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Danville Area Community College, 2000 East Main St, Bremer Conference Center Room 109
Danville, IL 61832

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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Risk Management: The Importance of Cybersecurity for Defense Manufacturing – Rockford

September 10, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
NIU Rockford, 8500 E. State St
Rockford, IL 61108 United States

In this interactive workshop, learn risk management considerations, how to integrate an effective cybersecurity approach and to mitigate the risks of cyber threats.

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Effective Personal Productivity Leadership Series (September 2019 – January 2020)

September 10, 2019 @ 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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HTE Technologies 60th Anniversary Open House

September 12, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
HTE Technologies – STL, 2021 Congressional Dr.
St. Louis, MO 63146

Learn about new technologies in automation and industrial internet of things (IIoT) while celebrating 60 years of HTE Technologies service to manufacturing to accelerate production, enhance product quality, lower operating costs, and raise overall equipment effectiveness.

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ManufacturED (3-Day Summit)

September 16, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Morgan Manufacturing, 401 North Morgan Street
Chicago, IL 60642

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.

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Basecamp for Manufacturing: Digital Transformation

September 17, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Hilton Chicago, 720 S Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60605

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

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CANCELLED – IMIN Network Event

September 18, 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: Employee Incentives. Hear creative strategies to recharge and retain employees, to adpating to the needs of employees?

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Annual Employment Law Update

September 18, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Par-a-Dice, #7 Blackjack Blvd
East Peoria, IL 61611

This half-day session will provide HR professionals and business owners with the latest news and updates in employment law, along with practical guidance in responding to day-to-day employee situations.

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ABC’s of a Thriving Workforce: Adapt New Technologies, Build Strong Leaders and Concentrate on Employee Growth

September 24, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 2:30 pm
John Wood Community College – Main Campus, 1301 S 48th St.
Quincy, IL 62305

Developing - and retaining - a strong workforce continues to be a high priority for companies across western Illinois.  Join IMEC and John Wood Community College to learn how the ABC's of a Thriving Workforce can help you become an employer of choice in your community.

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October 2019

Lean Manufacturing 101 with Simulation – Rockford

October 3, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
NIU Rockford, 8500 E. State St
Rockford, IL 61108 United States

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

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Sustainable Food and Beverage Manufacturing Workshop

October 3, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 1:30 pm
Thatcher Woods Pavilion, 8030 Chicago Avenue
River Forest, IL 60305 United States

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.

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Made in Elk Grove Manufacturing & Technology Expo 2019

October 14, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Elk Grove High School, 500 W Elk Grove Blvd.
Elk Grove Village, IL 60007 United States

The annual Made in Elk Grove Expo provides OEMs, manufacturers, and future manufacturers a unique opportunity to Connect, Collaborate, and Cultivate relationships. Industries represented include precision machining, plastics, electronics, food, industrial services, and more.

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5 Keys to Launching a Skilled Trade Career

October 14, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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.

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Organizational Excellence Lunch & Learn – Normal

October 22, 2019 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Radisson Hotel Normal, 8 Traders Circle
Normal, IL 61761

The Organizational Excellence Lunch & Learn helps leaders get a 360-degree view of their organization, and identify how your strategic plan allows your company to respond to the ever-changing competitive landscape. You can’t get better if you don’t know where you are now.

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The State of Food & Beverage Manufacturing: Trends, Regulatory & Political Change

October 22, 2019 @ 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Segal McCampbridge, Willis Tower, 233 S. Wacker Drive - Suite 5500
Chicago, IL 60606

Join IMEC, the CFBN & the IMA for an in depth conversation on trends in manufacturing for 2020, plus the anticipated regulatory & political changes impacting food and beverage manufacturers.

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2019 Ameren Illinois Business Symposium

October 23, 2019 @ 7:30 am - 2:00 pm
Crowne Plaza, 3000 S. Dirksen Pkwy
Springfield, IL 62703 United States

Join IMEC at the 2019 Ameren Illinois Business Symposium to learn how your organization can save on energy-efficient lighting, heating, cooling and more.

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Lean Manufacturing 101 with Simulation – Lincolnwood

October 23, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Trim-Tex Inc, 3700 W Pratt Ave.
Lincolnwood, IL 60712 United States

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

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2019 Baldrige Fall Conference: Tune into Excellence!

October 24, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center, 2800 Opryland Dr.
Nashville, TN 37214

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

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Lean Manufacturing 101 with Simulation – Nashville

October 28, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Kaskaskia College – Nashville Education Center, 17869 Exchange Ave
Nashville, IL 62263 United States

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

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Training & Technology to Upskill Your Workforce

October 28, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 11:30 am
NIU Rockford, 8500 E. State St
Rockford, IL 61108 United States

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.

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Lean Manufacturing 101 with Simulation – Decatur

October 29, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Richland Community College – National Sequestration Education Center, 3357 N. President Howard Brown Blvd
Decatur, IL 62521

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

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Women in Illinois Manufacturing Council: Building Your Network | Central Illinois

October 29, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Gateway Building, 200 NE Water Street
Peoria, IL 61602

The Women in Illinois Manufacturing Council is an opportunity to learn from other women in manufacturing, share career experiences and support achieving individual goals.

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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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November 2019

AME (Association for Manufacturing Excellence) Chicago 2019 International Conference

November 4, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - November 7, 2019 @ 4:00 pm
Hyatt Regency Chicago, 151 E. Wacker Dr.
Chicago, IL 60601

The AME 2019 International Conference in Chicago is the largest lean conference in the world. With outstanding keynotes, daily practitioner presentations,must-see benchmarking tours,and pre-conference workshops

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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December 2019

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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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 – 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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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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January 2020

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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February 2020

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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March 2020

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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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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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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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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Coronavirus / COVID-19 Webinar: Risk Mitigation Efforts

March 13 @ 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
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.

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

March 24 @ 11:30 am - 12:15 pm
Webinar, Webinar link will be provided after registration

This follow-up webinar shares updates on the issues and initiatives associated with effective risk mitigation efforts of COVID-19.

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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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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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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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Supply Chain Challenges in a Time of Global Disruption Webinar

March 31 @ 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Webinar, Webinar link will be provided after registration

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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April 2020

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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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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