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Smart Manufacturing – Apps for the Factory Floor
Free Webinar Jan 19, 2020 @ 10:00–11:00 am


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

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
24
Wed
Taking Your Supervisor Skills to the Next Level – The Ingleside Hotel – Pewaukee @ The Ingleside Hotel
Feb 24 @ 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
25
Thu
Manufacturing Matters! 2021 – Virtual Conference @ Virtual Online with registration access
Feb 25 @ 8:00 am – 3:30 pm

Manufacturing Matters! 2021 will be held virtually on Thursday, February 25th, 2021.

Plans that manufacturers made heading into 2020 were greatly disrupted as they faced extraordinary challenges that required them to quickly adapt to an unstable and rapidly changing business environment. After an initial period of uncertainty, manufacturers refocused their priorities on what was most important and got back to work.

Manufacturers’ business outlook is gradually improving, and companies are seeking to make up ground and advance their organizations in the coming year. The companies most likely to succeed are the ones who are agile and can quickly make small and large course adjustments to address challenges and take advantage of opportunities.

“Adapt & Advance” is the theme of Manufacturing Matters! 2021, and this year’s conference will share insights into how organizations and individuals can overcome challenges and turn disruptions into opportunities for growth. The manufacturing landscape remains dynamic, and the new economy favors those who position themselves to succeed regardless of market forces and disruptions.

We are very excited for this year’s conference which features two terrific keynote speakers who are experts at thriving in challenging circumstances.

Our morning keynote speaker is Mike Evans, an award-winning author/speaker who has worked with 31 Fortune 50 companies. Mike served in executive leadership and consulting roles with Kotter International, FranklinCovey, and Tom Peters Company. Mike is an expert on the topic of disruption, and he will speak to how companies can thrive and excel in the new world of work.

Very few among us have encountered, much less overcome, challenges like the ones faced by Jim Davidson, our afternoon keynote speaker. Davidson is a New York Times Best-Selling author of The Ledge: An Inspirational Story of Friendship and Survival, and was featured on the International TV show I Shouldn’t Be Alive on the Discovery Channel. Jim will share stories, lessons and techniques for overcoming adversity and reaching lofty goals.

This year’s conference also features 12 breakout sessions in three tracks (Leadership, Operations, and Business Performance). These sessions include expert presentations and best practice panels that demonstrate how companies rapidly adapt to dynamic environments and advance their organizations. The full conference agenda will be announced in December. Click here to see agenda for more details.

We hope you can join us at our 2021 Manufacturing Matters! Conference. We invite you to take advantage of Early Bird pricing. During the early bird period individuals from manufacturing companies can register for just $125!

Register now by clicking HERE