WMEP sponsors a range of events, including the premier manufacturing conference in Wisconsin, Manufacturing Matters!, plus a range of free webinars on specific subjects of interest. Scroll down to find a calendar of events. All times listed are central time unless otherwise noted.

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21st Century Pathways, Virtual Offering for 2022
Monday through Friday from 1:00 – 3:30 PM central time daily
Week 1: October 3-7, 2022
Week 2: October 31 – November 4, 2022
Week 3: January 9-13, 2023

$5,500 per company. $5,000 for WSBC Member companies


Meet Wisconsin’s Authorized Trade Representatives for Canada, Mexico and Germany Webinar

Trade representatives based in Canada, Mexico and Germany will be on hand to discuss the specific markets their offices cover. The trade representatives and WEDC staff can also offer general insight into the services these offices provide.

Wednesday, May 18, @ 9-10:30 A.M. | Virtual Event


Efficiency for Industrial Sites Webinar

Want to learn more about how your plant or mill can save money through energy efficiency projects? Focus on Energy has up to $300,000 per project and $400,000 per customer per year to support your energy efficiency investments. Energy efficiency can come in the form of more efficient electric or natural gas-consuming equipment. It can also come from changing processes or investing in new technology. The webinar will also include a success story from a WSBC member company.

This webinar is in partnership with Focus on Energy.

Thursday, May 19th, @ 12:00pm – 1:00pm | Virtual Event


Leverage WEDC Global Trade Ventures for Export Growth Webinar

In this session, you will hear directly from companies that have participated in a trade venture about the value and the results each company received from their experience.

Wednesday, May 25, @ 9-10:30 A.M.


Comprehensive Water Stewardship Training

These sessions will train sustainability professionals in everything from enterprise-level water stewardship strategy to operational best practices. Trainees will gain the knowledge and confidence to develop and implement water stewardship in their own organization or in the support of others.

Module 1: Principles and Foundations of Water Stewardship
Cost: $499.00
June 15th : 9 AM – 1 PM CT
June 16th : 9 AM – 11 AM CT

Module 2: Water Stewardship in Practice
Cost: $699.00
June 16th : 11 AM – 1 PM CT
June 17th : 9 AM – 1 PM CT


Taking Your Supervisor Skills to the Next Level – Green Bay
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.

Once per week, every Thursday beginning June 23, 2022
Dates are: June 23, June 30, July 7 and July 14, 2022

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

Special Offer! Second attendee from the same company receives half-price admission with the purchase of a full-price admission.


Grow Your Company’s Exports with ExporTech

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. This is a 12 week virtual program with group and customized personal coaching between sessions.

Contact Roxanne Baumann for Summer/Fall ExporTech™ information starting August 22nd, 2022.

Group Sessions 1:  Week of August 22nd, 2022 – Monday-Friday 1:00 – 3:30 pm
Group Sessions 2:    Week of September 26th, 2022 – Monday-Friday 1:00 – 3:30 pm
Group Sessions 3:    Week of November 8th, 2022 – Monday – Friday 1:00 – 3:30 pm


 

Jun
24
Thu
21st Century Pathways Information Session @ Free Online Webinar
Jun 24 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

21st Century Pathways Information Session

 

This  free information session is to learn about the 21st Century Pathways program and how it can help your organization take sustainability to the next level. There will be a short presentation and a discussion. Please come with your questions!

Register NOW! 

Jul
15
Thu
The Sustainability Reporting Landscape @ Online Webinar
Jul 15 @ 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm

The Sustainability Reporting Landscape

Join us as we take a closer look at sustainability reporting, analysis and certification programs and frameworks.  In this session, you will hear from three companies who actively use reporting, certification, and analysis to manage and communicate about sustainable practice in their company and with other companies.

The range of survey and reporting tools for sustainability is enormous. We will explore the strategic directions that organizations have taken to capture and communicate sustainable practice, meet customer and analyst expectations, and manage performance for business-critical sustainable practices.

Our panelists will also reflect on the use of information from sustainability information/certification frameworks to present their credentials credibly and clearly to consumers, investors, regulators, customers, suppliers and other interested persons.

Session Moderator:  Mark McDermid – Mark has more 30 years of experience working with manufacturers, both as an employee and as a Director in the Wisconsin Bureau of the Department of Natural Resources promoting sustainability in the state’s manufacturing sector.

Mark (Mac) McDermid

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Featured Panelists:

Melissa Vernon, Director of Global Client Engagement for Natural Capital Partners – Bio Coming Soon!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kevin Tubbs, Vice President and Chief Ethics, Compliance and Sustainability Officer for Oshkosh Corporation – Kevin Tubbs is the Vice President, Chief Ethics, Compliance & Sustainability Officer for Oshkosh Corporation. He is responsible for the development and implementation of ethics & compliance and environmental & sustainability processes and programs for Oshkosh Corporation’s worldwide operations. Prior to joining Oshkosh Corporation in 2012, Kevin held senior environmental management and sustainability positions at Ingersoll Rand Company, Trane Company, and American Standard. Kevin began his career at Exxon Corporation.

Kevin holds a BS degree in Chemical Engineering from Clarkson University and MS degrees in Engineering Management and Occupational Safety and Health from the New Jersey Institute of Technology. Kevin also holds a certificate from the Wharton School’s Executive Development Program. For three years Kevin was the Mayor of Chatham Township, NJ during which time Chatham Township was named the “Best Place to Live in New Jersey” and was one of the first communities to receive Sustainable Jersey certification. Kevin is on the Advisory Board of the Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council, the Advisory Board of the University of Wisconsin’s Master of Science in Sustainable Management program and the Board of Trustees of the Fox Cities Leadership Academy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brandon Kienenberger, Sustainability Analyst for Blue Triton Brands – Bio Coming Soon!

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Sustainability Reporting Landscape @ Online Webinar
Jul 15 @ 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm

The Sustainability Reporting Landscape

Free to WSBC members, $25 to non-members.

Join us as we take a closer look at sustainability reporting, analysis and certification programs and frameworks. In this session, you will hear from three companies who actively use reporting, certification, and analysis to manage and communicate about sustainable practice in their company and with other companies.

The range of survey and reporting tools for sustainability is enormous. We will explore the strategic directions that organizations have taken to capture and communicate sustainable practice, meet customer and analyst expectations, and manage performance for business-critical sustainable practices.

Our panelists will also reflect on the use of information from sustainability information/certification frameworks to present their credentials credibly and clearly to consumers, investors, regulators, customers, suppliers and other interested persons.

Session Moderator: Mark McDermid – Mark has more 30 years of experience working with manufacturers, both as an employee and as a Director in the Wisconsin Bureau of the Department of Natural Resources promoting sustainability in the state’s manufacturing sector.

Register NOW! 

Aug
5
Thu
21st Century Pathways Information Session @ Free Online Webinar
Aug 5 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

21st Century Pathways Information Session

This  free information session is to learn about the 21st Century Pathways program and how it can help your organization take sustainability to the next level. There will be a short presentation and a discussion. Please come with your questions!

Register NOW! 

21st Century Pathways Information Session @ Free Online Webinar
Aug 5 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

21st Century Pathways Information Session

This  free information session is to learn about the 21st Century Pathways program and how it can help your organization take sustainability to the next level. There will be a short presentation and a discussion. Please come with your questions!

Register NOW! 

Oct
7
Thu
21st Century Pathways – In-person Offering @ Location TBD in SE Wisconsin
Oct 7 @ 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

21st Century Pathways – In-Person Offering

The 21st Century Pathways in-person offering is spread out over five months beginning in September of 2021 through January of 2022.  Participation is required one day per month as follows:  

  • September 2, 2021

  • October 7, 2021

  • November 4, 2021

  • December 2, 2021

  • January 6, 2022 

What is 21st Century Pathways? 21st Century Pathways is a hands-on workshop to develop a customized Sustainability Plan with ROIs.  The program is designed to strategically elevate sustainability in your organization by better aligning organizational and sustainability objectives.

​What does the program do for my business? The program leads you through a customizable process to better understand what your priorities should be and what metrics matter most, helping you develop a roadmap for sustainable integration. The process helps identify and prioritize the key steps your company can take to advance your objectives and desired business outcomes.

​Why 21st Century Pathways? 21st Century businesses need 21st Century leadership. Pathways participants leave the program with an enhanced understanding of the priorities they need to focus on to reduce risk, increase growth potential, engage your workforce, and build long-term business success.

​Specifically, by completing this program your organization will:

​Integrate credible sustainable practice in your business to create new and additional business value.

Engage your workforce in sustainability-driven innovation and value creation.

Have a library of resources and references for continued growth and development

Identify new opportunities for cost reduction and increased resource efficiency.

Have a sustainability program that is the right size for your business and relevant to your industry.

Have credible sustainability credentials that build competency in your organization.

Understand the sustainable opportunities for your business.

Be ready for Green Masters Program recognition.

Who Should Participate? 21st Century Pathways leadership strategy requires business integration of sustainability, which requires participation of senior leaders. The program requires participation of two individuals from each business including one member from the executive team and an individual designated to lead your initiative. Program fees include participation of two individuals per organization. ​

Download the full information sheet HERE

For more information, contact:

Mark McDermid, Sustainability Consultant

[email protected]

608.512.3378

OR

Jessy Servi-Oritz

Managing Director, WSBC

[email protected]

414.861.1177

Oct
11
Mon
21st Century Pathways – Virtual Offering @ Online Virtual Program
Oct 11 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

21st Century Pathways – Virtual Offering

Note:  The dates have changed for this event

The 21st Century Pathways virtual offering program  takes place with weekly sessions from 1-3:30pm daily – one week in October, one week in November and one week in January.  The schedule is as follows:

Session One – Week of October 11th, 2021, Monday through Friday, 1:00pm – 3:30pm Daily
Session Two – Week of November 8th, 2021, Monday through Friday 1:00pm – 3:30pm Daily
Session Three – Week of January 10th, 2022,  Monday through Friday, 1:00pm – 3:30pm Daily

What is 21st Century Pathways? 21st Century Pathways is a hands-on workshop to develop a customized Sustainability Plan with ROIs.  The program is designed to strategically elevate sustainability in your organization by better aligning organizational and sustainability objectives.

​What does the program do for my business? The program leads you through a customizable process to better understand what your priorities should be and what metrics matter most, helping you develop a roadmap for sustainable integration. The process helps identify and prioritize the key steps your company can take to advance your objectives and desired business outcomes.

​Why 21st Century Pathways? 21st Century businesses need 21st Century leadership. Pathways participants leave the program with an enhanced understanding of the priorities they need to focus on to reduce risk, increase growth potential, engage your workforce, and build long-term business success.

​Specifically, by completing this program your organization will:

​Integrate credible sustainable practice in your business to create new and additional business value.

Engage your workforce in sustainability-driven innovation and value creation.

Have a library of resources and references for continued growth and development

Identify new opportunities for cost reduction and increased resource efficiency.

Have a sustainability program that is the right size for your business and relevant to your industry.

Have credible sustainability credentials that build competency in your organization.

Understand the sustainable opportunities for your business.

Be ready for Green Masters Program recognition.

Who Should Participate? 21st Century Pathways leadership strategy requires business integration of sustainability, which requires participation of senior leaders. The program requires participation of two individuals from each business including one member from the executive team and an individual designated to lead your initiative. Program fees include participation of two individuals per organization. ​

Download the full information sheet HERE

For more information, contact:

Mark McDermid, Sustainability Consultant

[email protected]

608.512.3378

OR

Jessy Servi-Oritz

Managing Director, WSBC

[email protected]

414.861.1177

Oct
12
Tue
21st Century Pathways – Virtual Offering @ Online Virtual Program
Oct 12 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

21st Century Pathways – Virtual Offering

Note:  The dates have changed for this event

The 21st Century Pathways virtual offering program  takes place with weekly sessions from 1-3:30pm daily – one week in October, one week in November and one week in January.  The schedule is as follows:

Session One – Week of October 11th, 2021, Monday through Friday, 1:00pm – 3:30pm Daily
Session Two – Week of November 8th, 2021, Monday through Friday 1:00pm – 3:30pm Daily
Session Three – Week of January 10th, 2022,  Monday through Friday, 1:00pm – 3:30pm Daily

What is 21st Century Pathways? 21st Century Pathways is a hands-on workshop to develop a customized Sustainability Plan with ROIs.  The program is designed to strategically elevate sustainability in your organization by better aligning organizational and sustainability objectives.

​What does the program do for my business? The program leads you through a customizable process to better understand what your priorities should be and what metrics matter most, helping you develop a roadmap for sustainable integration. The process helps identify and prioritize the key steps your company can take to advance your objectives and desired business outcomes.

​Why 21st Century Pathways? 21st Century businesses need 21st Century leadership. Pathways participants leave the program with an enhanced understanding of the priorities they need to focus on to reduce risk, increase growth potential, engage your workforce, and build long-term business success.

​Specifically, by completing this program your organization will:

​Integrate credible sustainable practice in your business to create new and additional business value.

Engage your workforce in sustainability-driven innovation and value creation.

Have a library of resources and references for continued growth and development

Identify new opportunities for cost reduction and increased resource efficiency.

Have a sustainability program that is the right size for your business and relevant to your industry.

Have credible sustainability credentials that build competency in your organization.

Understand the sustainable opportunities for your business.

Be ready for Green Masters Program recognition.

Who Should Participate? 21st Century Pathways leadership strategy requires business integration of sustainability, which requires participation of senior leaders. The program requires participation of two individuals from each business including one member from the executive team and an individual designated to lead your initiative. Program fees include participation of two individuals per organization. ​

Download the full information sheet HERE

For more information, contact:

Mark McDermid, Sustainability Consultant

[email protected]

608.512.3378

OR

Jessy Servi-Oritz

Managing Director, WSBC

[email protected]

414.861.1177

Oct
13
Wed
21st Century Pathways – Virtual Offering @ Online Virtual Program
Oct 13 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

21st Century Pathways – Virtual Offering

Note:  The dates have changed for this event

The 21st Century Pathways virtual offering program  takes place with weekly sessions from 1-3:30pm daily – one week in October, one week in November and one week in January.  The schedule is as follows:

Session One – Week of October 11th, 2021, Monday through Friday, 1:00pm – 3:30pm Daily
Session Two – Week of November 8th, 2021, Monday through Friday 1:00pm – 3:30pm Daily
Session Three – Week of January 10th, 2022,  Monday through Friday, 1:00pm – 3:30pm Daily

What is 21st Century Pathways? 21st Century Pathways is a hands-on workshop to develop a customized Sustainability Plan with ROIs.  The program is designed to strategically elevate sustainability in your organization by better aligning organizational and sustainability objectives.

​What does the program do for my business? The program leads you through a customizable process to better understand what your priorities should be and what metrics matter most, helping you develop a roadmap for sustainable integration. The process helps identify and prioritize the key steps your company can take to advance your objectives and desired business outcomes.

​Why 21st Century Pathways? 21st Century businesses need 21st Century leadership. Pathways participants leave the program with an enhanced understanding of the priorities they need to focus on to reduce risk, increase growth potential, engage your workforce, and build long-term business success.

​Specifically, by completing this program your organization will:

​Integrate credible sustainable practice in your business to create new and additional business value.

Engage your workforce in sustainability-driven innovation and value creation.

Have a library of resources and references for continued growth and development

Identify new opportunities for cost reduction and increased resource efficiency.

Have a sustainability program that is the right size for your business and relevant to your industry.

Have credible sustainability credentials that build competency in your organization.

Understand the sustainable opportunities for your business.

Be ready for Green Masters Program recognition.

Who Should Participate? 21st Century Pathways leadership strategy requires business integration of sustainability, which requires participation of senior leaders. The program requires participation of two individuals from each business including one member from the executive team and an individual designated to lead your initiative. Program fees include participation of two individuals per organization. ​

Download the full information sheet HERE

For more information, contact:

Mark McDermid, Sustainability Consultant

[email protected]

608.512.3378

OR

Jessy Servi-Oritz

Managing Director, WSBC

[email protected]

414.861.1177

Oct
14
Thu
21st Century Pathways – Virtual Offering @ Online Virtual Program
Oct 14 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

21st Century Pathways – Virtual Offering

Note:  The dates have changed for this event

The 21st Century Pathways virtual offering program  takes place with weekly sessions from 1-3:30pm daily – one week in October, one week in November and one week in January.  The schedule is as follows:

Session One – Week of October 11th, 2021, Monday through Friday, 1:00pm – 3:30pm Daily
Session Two – Week of November 8th, 2021, Monday through Friday 1:00pm – 3:30pm Daily
Session Three – Week of January 10th, 2022,  Monday through Friday, 1:00pm – 3:30pm Daily

What is 21st Century Pathways? 21st Century Pathways is a hands-on workshop to develop a customized Sustainability Plan with ROIs.  The program is designed to strategically elevate sustainability in your organization by better aligning organizational and sustainability objectives.

​What does the program do for my business? The program leads you through a customizable process to better understand what your priorities should be and what metrics matter most, helping you develop a roadmap for sustainable integration. The process helps identify and prioritize the key steps your company can take to advance your objectives and desired business outcomes.

​Why 21st Century Pathways? 21st Century businesses need 21st Century leadership. Pathways participants leave the program with an enhanced understanding of the priorities they need to focus on to reduce risk, increase growth potential, engage your workforce, and build long-term business success.

​Specifically, by completing this program your organization will:

​Integrate credible sustainable practice in your business to create new and additional business value.

Engage your workforce in sustainability-driven innovation and value creation.

Have a library of resources and references for continued growth and development

Identify new opportunities for cost reduction and increased resource efficiency.

Have a sustainability program that is the right size for your business and relevant to your industry.

Have credible sustainability credentials that build competency in your organization.

Understand the sustainable opportunities for your business.

Be ready for Green Masters Program recognition.

Who Should Participate? 21st Century Pathways leadership strategy requires business integration of sustainability, which requires participation of senior leaders. The program requires participation of two individuals from each business including one member from the executive team and an individual designated to lead your initiative. Program fees include participation of two individuals per organization. ​

Download the full information sheet HERE

For more information, contact:

Mark McDermid, Sustainability Consultant

[email protected]

608.512.3378

OR

Jessy Servi-Oritz

Managing Director, WSBC

[email protected]

414.861.1177