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ExporTech™ Winter 2021
Starts Feb 1st


Taking Your Supervisor Skills to the Next Level
In-person workshop offered over four days – February 3, 10, 17 & 24, All sessions will run from 8:00am – 4:00pm, Ingleside, Peewaukee


Manufacturing Matters! 2021 Virtual Conference
Save the Date – Feb 25th, 2021


Winning the War for Talent – In-person Workshop
A full day workshop. – March 3, 8:30 am – 3:30 pm, Ingleside, Peewaukee


 

Jan
19
Tue
Smart Manufacturing – Apps for the Factory Floor – Free Webinar @ Free Online Webinar
Jan 19 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Smart Manufacturing – Apps for the Factory Floor – Free Webinar

Explore how to take your manufacturing operation to new levels with Industry 4.0 technologies.

Last century manufacturers competed based on their ability to deploy & execute Lean Manufacturing best practices. This century manufacturers will compete based on their ability to effectively deploy digital technologies. Get a taste of the digital technologies that will be powering the next Industrial Revolution and learn about existing turn-key apps that you can get started with today.

Attendees of this webinar will understand advanced digital technologies that are ready for quick deployment on their production floor today.

Register Now!

Featured Speakers:

Rich Rogers is the CEO of Xemelgo, a Seattle-based Smart Manufacturing software company. Prior to founding Xemelgo, Rich spent 12-years at Hitachi, most recently driving their Industry 4.0 vision & strategy, and engaging with Fortune 500 companies on industrial solutions. Rich was recently named one of the “Top 40 IoT Leaders” by Accenture.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daniel Vick is the Auto-ID Solutions Lead at Brady Corporation. He leads technical projects for clients to identify, qualify, and fulfill automatic identification technology-driven solutions. He has managed projects and services across many industries, with a focus on technology and supply chain.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cory Larson – WMEP – Moderator:  Cory’s career spans over 10 years in automation engineering and manufacturing. Cory has designed custom automation for original equipment manufacturers and in-house use. His design experience includes robot integration, electrical construction, mechanical design, networking, and programming. In his most recent role, as an Automation Leader, he was responsible for getting machines from concept to implementation while working with multi-disciplinary groups.

Feb
1
Mon
ExporTech – Winter 2021 – ExporTech (Virtual) @ Online Webinar
Feb 1 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Grab your share of profitable exporting! 

Start growing your business through exporting with a customized, action-oriented export expansion strategy. ExporTech is a proven path to exporting success. Graduates have achieved sales increases averaging $900,000 within six to nine months after completing the program.

ExporTech™ is a 12 week virtual program with group and customized personal coaching between sessions. Sessions start February 1, 2021.

Group Session One – the week of February 1st; Monday – Friday 1:00pm – 3:30pm Daily
Group Session Two – the week of March 8th; Monday – Friday 1:00pm – 3:30pm Daily
Group Session Three – the week of April 26th; Monday – Friday 1:00pm – 3:30pm Daily

Driving growth is the key to success – Business growth comes from three sources:

  1. Increasing existing sales
  2. Bringing new innovative products to market
  3. Exporting

Forward-thinking Wisconsin companies are taking advantage of the explosive growth seen in other parts of the world. Today, 95% of consumers are outside the United States, and small-to-midsize Wisconsin companies are profiting from this global demographic.

Successful companies are tapping into new markets with a customized export expansion strategy. They’ve done the analysis and they’re targeting the top two or three countries that have the greatest revenue potential and the least risk.

Who should participate:

Success in exporting relies on executive support and crafting strategy requires your top executive team: CEO/President, CFO/Controller, VP Sales or equivalent.

Scholarship applications being accepted through January 8th: The cost for ExporTech is $ 7,500 per company pricing for up to 3 executive leaders (CEO/President, CFO/Controller, Exec Sales), with an immediate $ 3,000 scholarship from WEDC; bringing the out-of-pocket down to $ 4,500.  Complete the Participant and Scholarship Application form now by downloading the application HERE

Download the full information sheet by clicking the following link: ExporTech Winter February 2021

Contact Roxanne Baumann at [email protected] for pricing and scholarship availability.  See the results summary of ExporTech and more on Roxanne Baumann Click Here

Feb
2
Tue
ExporTech – Winter 2021 – ExporTech (Virtual) @ Online Webinar
Feb 2 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Grab your share of profitable exporting! 

Start growing your business through exporting with a customized, action-oriented export expansion strategy. ExporTech is a proven path to exporting success. Graduates have achieved sales increases averaging $900,000 within six to nine months after completing the program.

ExporTech™ is a 12 week virtual program with group and customized personal coaching between sessions. Sessions start February 1, 2021.

Group Session One – the week of February 1st; Monday – Friday 1:00pm – 3:30pm Daily
Group Session Two – the week of March 8th; Monday – Friday 1:00pm – 3:30pm Daily
Group Session Three – the week of April 26th; Monday – Friday 1:00pm – 3:30pm Daily

Driving growth is the key to success – Business growth comes from three sources:

  1. Increasing existing sales
  2. Bringing new innovative products to market
  3. Exporting

Forward-thinking Wisconsin companies are taking advantage of the explosive growth seen in other parts of the world. Today, 95% of consumers are outside the United States, and small-to-midsize Wisconsin companies are profiting from this global demographic.

Successful companies are tapping into new markets with a customized export expansion strategy. They’ve done the analysis and they’re targeting the top two or three countries that have the greatest revenue potential and the least risk.

Who should participate:

Success in exporting relies on executive support and crafting strategy requires your top executive team: CEO/President, CFO/Controller, VP Sales or equivalent.

Scholarship applications being accepted through January 8th: The cost for ExporTech is $ 7,500 per company pricing for up to 3 executive leaders (CEO/President, CFO/Controller, Exec Sales), with an immediate $ 3,000 scholarship from WEDC; bringing the out-of-pocket down to $ 4,500.  Complete the Participant and Scholarship Application form now by downloading the application HERE

Download the full information sheet by clicking the following link: ExporTech Winter February 2021

Contact Roxanne Baumann at [email protected] for pricing and scholarship availability.  See the results summary of ExporTech and more on Roxanne Baumann Click Here

Feb
3
Wed
Taking Your Supervisor Skills to the Next Level – The Ingleside Hotel – Pewaukee @ The Ingleside Hotel
Feb 3 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Taking Your Supervisor Skills to the Next Level

In-person Supervisor Skills Development Course offered over four days

February 3, February 10, February 17 and February 24, 2021

Good leadership is not just characterized by the ability to motivate a group toward a common goal-it’s the ability to cross over from being a person employees HAVE to follow, to a person employees WANT to follow. Our Supervisor Skills course will help develop and refresh your skills as a leader and offer a renewed outlook on true relational leadership.

Companies are demanding more from their supervisors while promoting younger, less experienced leaders. Combine that with an influx of a younger, independent workforce; It is necessary for manufacturers to provide skills necessary to better communicate, motivate, and/or otherwise enhance supervisor skill sets.

Leaders maximize results by earning the respect of those they lead, reducing opposition from followers, and enlisting buy-in from their teams.

After attending this course, learners will recognize the tools needed to enhance their abilities as a supervisor.

The learner will be able to:

  • Modify their own personal leadership style for more effectiveness
  • Better relate to subordinates, peers and superiors based on the behavioral characteristics of all
  • Apply listening and communication skills to enhance information flow and increase department effectiveness and efficiency
  • Apply good time management principles to maximize available time by setting priorities

Join us for this four day workshop to learn how to enhance your skills and fill the gap with leadership development.

Cost:  $975 per person.  Continental breakfast and lunch provided daily.

Speakers:  WMEP will provide experienced consultants for each training date.  Speakers may vary by date.

ExporTech – Winter 2021 – ExporTech (Virtual) @ Online Webinar
Feb 3 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Grab your share of profitable exporting! 

Start growing your business through exporting with a customized, action-oriented export expansion strategy. ExporTech is a proven path to exporting success. Graduates have achieved sales increases averaging $900,000 within six to nine months after completing the program.

ExporTech™ is a 12 week virtual program with group and customized personal coaching between sessions. Sessions start February 1, 2021.

Group Session One – the week of February 1st; Monday – Friday 1:00pm – 3:30pm Daily
Group Session Two – the week of March 8th; Monday – Friday 1:00pm – 3:30pm Daily
Group Session Three – the week of April 26th; Monday – Friday 1:00pm – 3:30pm Daily

Driving growth is the key to success – Business growth comes from three sources:

  1. Increasing existing sales
  2. Bringing new innovative products to market
  3. Exporting

Forward-thinking Wisconsin companies are taking advantage of the explosive growth seen in other parts of the world. Today, 95% of consumers are outside the United States, and small-to-midsize Wisconsin companies are profiting from this global demographic.

Successful companies are tapping into new markets with a customized export expansion strategy. They’ve done the analysis and they’re targeting the top two or three countries that have the greatest revenue potential and the least risk.

Who should participate:

Success in exporting relies on executive support and crafting strategy requires your top executive team: CEO/President, CFO/Controller, VP Sales or equivalent.

Scholarship applications being accepted through January 8th: The cost for ExporTech is $ 7,500 per company pricing for up to 3 executive leaders (CEO/President, CFO/Controller, Exec Sales), with an immediate $ 3,000 scholarship from WEDC; bringing the out-of-pocket down to $ 4,500.  Complete the Participant and Scholarship Application form now by downloading the application HERE

Download the full information sheet by clicking the following link: ExporTech Winter February 2021

Contact Roxanne Baumann at [email protected] for pricing and scholarship availability.  See the results summary of ExporTech and more on Roxanne Baumann Click Here

Feb
4
Thu
ExporTech – Winter 2021 – ExporTech (Virtual) @ Online Webinar
Feb 4 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Grab your share of profitable exporting! 

Start growing your business through exporting with a customized, action-oriented export expansion strategy. ExporTech is a proven path to exporting success. Graduates have achieved sales increases averaging $900,000 within six to nine months after completing the program.

ExporTech™ is a 12 week virtual program with group and customized personal coaching between sessions. Sessions start February 1, 2021.

Group Session One – the week of February 1st; Monday – Friday 1:00pm – 3:30pm Daily
Group Session Two – the week of March 8th; Monday – Friday 1:00pm – 3:30pm Daily
Group Session Three – the week of April 26th; Monday – Friday 1:00pm – 3:30pm Daily

Driving growth is the key to success – Business growth comes from three sources:

  1. Increasing existing sales
  2. Bringing new innovative products to market
  3. Exporting

Forward-thinking Wisconsin companies are taking advantage of the explosive growth seen in other parts of the world. Today, 95% of consumers are outside the United States, and small-to-midsize Wisconsin companies are profiting from this global demographic.

Successful companies are tapping into new markets with a customized export expansion strategy. They’ve done the analysis and they’re targeting the top two or three countries that have the greatest revenue potential and the least risk.

Who should participate:

Success in exporting relies on executive support and crafting strategy requires your top executive team: CEO/President, CFO/Controller, VP Sales or equivalent.

Scholarship applications being accepted through January 8th: The cost for ExporTech is $ 7,500 per company pricing for up to 3 executive leaders (CEO/President, CFO/Controller, Exec Sales), with an immediate $ 3,000 scholarship from WEDC; bringing the out-of-pocket down to $ 4,500.  Complete the Participant and Scholarship Application form now by downloading the application HERE

Download the full information sheet by clicking the following link: ExporTech Winter February 2021

Contact Roxanne Baumann at [email protected] for pricing and scholarship availability.  See the results summary of ExporTech and more on Roxanne Baumann Click Here

Feb
5
Fri
ExporTech – Winter 2021 – ExporTech (Virtual) @ Online Webinar
Feb 5 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Grab your share of profitable exporting! 

Start growing your business through exporting with a customized, action-oriented export expansion strategy. ExporTech is a proven path to exporting success. Graduates have achieved sales increases averaging $900,000 within six to nine months after completing the program.

ExporTech™ is a 12 week virtual program with group and customized personal coaching between sessions. Sessions start February 1, 2021.

Group Session One – the week of February 1st; Monday – Friday 1:00pm – 3:30pm Daily
Group Session Two – the week of March 8th; Monday – Friday 1:00pm – 3:30pm Daily
Group Session Three – the week of April 26th; Monday – Friday 1:00pm – 3:30pm Daily

Driving growth is the key to success – Business growth comes from three sources:

  1. Increasing existing sales
  2. Bringing new innovative products to market
  3. Exporting

Forward-thinking Wisconsin companies are taking advantage of the explosive growth seen in other parts of the world. Today, 95% of consumers are outside the United States, and small-to-midsize Wisconsin companies are profiting from this global demographic.

Successful companies are tapping into new markets with a customized export expansion strategy. They’ve done the analysis and they’re targeting the top two or three countries that have the greatest revenue potential and the least risk.

Who should participate:

Success in exporting relies on executive support and crafting strategy requires your top executive team: CEO/President, CFO/Controller, VP Sales or equivalent.

Scholarship applications being accepted through January 8th: The cost for ExporTech is $ 7,500 per company pricing for up to 3 executive leaders (CEO/President, CFO/Controller, Exec Sales), with an immediate $ 3,000 scholarship from WEDC; bringing the out-of-pocket down to $ 4,500.  Complete the Participant and Scholarship Application form now by downloading the application HERE

Download the full information sheet by clicking the following link: ExporTech Winter February 2021

Contact Roxanne Baumann at [email protected] for pricing and scholarship availability.  See the results summary of ExporTech and more on Roxanne Baumann Click Here

Feb
10
Wed
Taking Your Supervisor Skills to the Next Level – The Ingleside Hotel – Pewaukee @ The Ingleside Hotel
Feb 10 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Taking Your Supervisor Skills to the Next Level

In-person Supervisor Skills Development Course offered over four days

February 3, February 10, February 17 and February 24, 2021

Good leadership is not just characterized by the ability to motivate a group toward a common goal-it’s the ability to cross over from being a person employees HAVE to follow, to a person employees WANT to follow. Our Supervisor Skills course will help develop and refresh your skills as a leader and offer a renewed outlook on true relational leadership.

Companies are demanding more from their supervisors while promoting younger, less experienced leaders. Combine that with an influx of a younger, independent workforce; It is necessary for manufacturers to provide skills necessary to better communicate, motivate, and/or otherwise enhance supervisor skill sets.

Leaders maximize results by earning the respect of those they lead, reducing opposition from followers, and enlisting buy-in from their teams.

After attending this course, learners will recognize the tools needed to enhance their abilities as a supervisor.

The learner will be able to:

  • Modify their own personal leadership style for more effectiveness
  • Better relate to subordinates, peers and superiors based on the behavioral characteristics of all
  • Apply listening and communication skills to enhance information flow and increase department effectiveness and efficiency
  • Apply good time management principles to maximize available time by setting priorities

Join us for this four day workshop to learn how to enhance your skills and fill the gap with leadership development.

Cost:  $975 per person.  Continental breakfast and lunch provided daily.

Speakers:  WMEP will provide experienced consultants for each training date.  Speakers may vary by date.

Feb
17
Wed
Taking Your Supervisor Skills to the Next Level – The Ingleside Hotel – Pewaukee @ The Ingleside Hotel
Feb 17 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Taking Your Supervisor Skills to the Next Level

In-person Supervisor Skills Development Course offered over four days

February 3, February 10, February 17 and February 24, 2021

Good leadership is not just characterized by the ability to motivate a group toward a common goal-it’s the ability to cross over from being a person employees HAVE to follow, to a person employees WANT to follow. Our Supervisor Skills course will help develop and refresh your skills as a leader and offer a renewed outlook on true relational leadership.

Companies are demanding more from their supervisors while promoting younger, less experienced leaders. Combine that with an influx of a younger, independent workforce; It is necessary for manufacturers to provide skills necessary to better communicate, motivate, and/or otherwise enhance supervisor skill sets.

Leaders maximize results by earning the respect of those they lead, reducing opposition from followers, and enlisting buy-in from their teams.

After attending this course, learners will recognize the tools needed to enhance their abilities as a supervisor.

The learner will be able to:

  • Modify their own personal leadership style for more effectiveness
  • Better relate to subordinates, peers and superiors based on the behavioral characteristics of all
  • Apply listening and communication skills to enhance information flow and increase department effectiveness and efficiency
  • Apply good time management principles to maximize available time by setting priorities

Join us for this four day workshop to learn how to enhance your skills and fill the gap with leadership development.

Cost:  $975 per person.  Continental breakfast and lunch provided daily.

Speakers:  WMEP will provide experienced consultants for each training date.  Speakers may vary by date.

Feb
18
Thu
How to Conduct a Materiality Assessment @ Online Webinar
Feb 18 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

How to Conduct a Materiality Assessment

What is Materiality and how can you conduct a materiality assessment? Materiality assessments help identify an organization’s most “material issues” and determine what to track and report on. Through a process of reaching out to internal and external stakeholders, you can input on identifying key issues.

The key to getting value out of a materiality assessment is first understanding the information you are looking for and how you are going to use it. Don’t miss this important step, it enables you to ask the right questions, interview the right stakeholders, and visually display the results so that it can inform decision making.

In this webinar, we will have two Green Master Program companies, Inpro Corporation and ABB share their process for conducting a materiality assessment for sustainability at their organization. We will learn how and why the organization drafted their assessment, their methodology for information gathering, the results, and how they are using the results.

This webinar will address diving into what is a materiality assessment, how to conduct one and how it can help your strategy.

Featured Speakers:

Nicole Berney – Environment, Health and Safety Manager at ABB – Nicole has been in the HSE field for over 17 years. Currently, she is managing all things HSE for ABB, a company that “makes the world turn, while saving energy every day.” Nicole has been a change agent at ABB, establishing HSE culture, driving continuous improvement, and developing management systems. She has seen the “environmental” function of the HSE role expand from traditional environmental compliance to overall environmental sustainability and corporate responsibility. At ABB, Nicole is engaging stakeholders to develop future sustainability objectives. Nicole was previously the Facilities Manager for the New Berlin and Wauwatosa locations, in addition to her HSE role. Nicole graduated from Clarkson University with a degree in Industrial Hygiene and is a Certified Safety Professional. She is a member of ABB’s Encompass Women’s network as well as ASSP’s Women in Safety Engineering.

Laura Loucks – Sustainability Specialist – Inpro Corp. – Skilled sustainability and business efficiency professional with experience in product transparency, employee engagement, sustainability reporting, and company efficiency initiatives. Particular experience in LEED Building and other green building certifications, EPD and HPD creation, Life Cycle Analysis, EMS team organization, organizing company-wide speakers and events, and staying up-to-date with current sustainability practices. Other experience includes renewable energy, report and grant writing, and community organization. Technical expertise includes Microsoft Suite: Word, Excel, Outlook, and Teams; SoFi and GaBi; internal Learning Management Systems; SmartSheet Project Management; Zoom, GoToMeeting, and other conferencing systems; Mailchimp; Signup Genius; Facebook and Instagram page management

Laura Loucks