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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Sustainability Strategy Summit – Interview Series
Free for WSBC Members, $25 for non-members
This July, the Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council (WSBC) will be hosting an interview series with Wisconsin sustainability leaders.
Interviews will focus on key sustainability strategies, discuss how you can be a better influencer for sustainable change, and explain Wisconsin’s role in building a sustainable future.
Times vary, series runs from July 19 – 30, 2021


The Journey to Great Leadership – Free Webinar
This webinar is a preview into WMEP’s Supervisory Skills workshop, the full workshop will provide participants with a comprehensive leadership toolbox and hands-on practice that will enhance the participants ability to connect with and lead team members.
August 4, 2021 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 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.
August 5, 2021 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 pm


The Business Case for Water Stewardship
How can your company face the myriad of sustainability, environmental, health and safety concerns that are out there?
August 19th @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm


ExporTech™ 2021
Starts August 23rd


Meeting Effectiveness – Webinar $35 fee
Participants to come away with increased knowledge related to the enablers and behaviors needed to drive meeting effectiveness.
August 25th @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm


Taking Your Supervisor Skills to the Next Level – In-person Supervisor Skills Development Course offered over four days, $975 per person
Location: Pewaukee, WI
September 8, 15, 22 and 29th @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm


Taking Your Supervisor Skills to the Next Level – In-person Supervisor Skills Development Course offered over four days, $975 per person
Location: Neenah, WI
September 9, 16, 23 and 30, 2021 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm


Food Defense and Intentional Adulteration – Tips for Compliance and Training – Part 1 of a 3 Part Series – Free Webinar Presented in Collaboration with M3 Insurance
Sep 16, 2021 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Central Time


How a Company’s Culture can Help or Hinder Food Safety – Part 2 of a 3 Part Series – Free Webinar Presented in Collaboration with M3 Insurance
Join us to explore the importance of creating a food safety culture within a food manufacturing company.
October 14, 2021 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Central Time


What Every Leader Should Know: Legal and Liability Risks in Food Processing – Part 3 of a 3 Part Series – Free Webinar
Leading a Food Processing Operation requires a complex set of leadership and operational skills. Also needed: an understanding of the unique legal and liability risks that you, as a responsible corporate officer, face when you assume a role at the top of the org chart.
November 18, 2021 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Jun
8
Tue
ExporTech – Spring 2021 – ExporTech (Virtual) @ Online Webinar
Jun 8 @ 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 March 8, 2021.

Group Session One – the week of March 8th; Monday – Friday 1:00pm – 3:30pm Daily
Group Session Two – the week of April 26; Monday – Friday 1:00pm – 3:30pm Daily
Group Session Three – the week of June 7th; 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 February 22, 2021: 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 ExporTech Winter March 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

Jun
9
Wed
ExporTech – Spring 2021 – ExporTech (Virtual) @ Online Webinar
Jun 9 @ 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 March 8, 2021.

Group Session One – the week of March 8th; Monday – Friday 1:00pm – 3:30pm Daily
Group Session Two – the week of April 26; Monday – Friday 1:00pm – 3:30pm Daily
Group Session Three – the week of June 7th; 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 February 22, 2021: 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 ExporTech Winter March 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

Jun
10
Thu
New North Summit 2021 Playbook for Recovery Series – In-Person Summit at Lambeau Field @ Lambeau Field
Jun 10 @ 8:00 am – 2:30 pm

New North Summit 2021

Thank you for your interest in our New North Summit which was originally planned for March 11th.  We know our annual summit is an event that our stakeholders look forward to for enriched in-person networking and regional updates.  While we are thankful for the progress that is being made to beat COVID, having our summit in-person on March 11th is not possible.  Therefore, we are excited to announce that our summit will actually occur over three virtual events and the large in-person event at Lambeau Field.  We will be  sending out additional information as each event is finalized, but I ask you to mark your calendars for the following important dates and times:

New North Summit ‘Playbook for Recovery’ Series

  • Thursday, March 11, 2021 – 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.  90 Minute Virtual Pre-Game
  • Wednesday, April 14, 2021 – 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Business & Community Growth Training Camp
  • Wednesday, May 12, 2021 – 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Education and Talent Attraction Training Camp
  • Thursday, June 10, 2021 – 8:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. – Actual In-Person Summit at Lambeau Field for an inside and outside venue

With your registration you will automatically be registered for all four events, with the option of declining any that may not fit your calendar.  Throughout the series we are very proud to shine a spotlight on the many organizations and companies that have helped our region recover.  You will witness first-hand award winning talent and Green Bay Packer organization updates, watch business, education and talent videos that highlight regional best practices with our local partners, learn of the Workplace Excellence Award winner, see dynamic presentations from award winner Tim Moore with his message of the power of social impact, witness inspiring presentations from our Offensive Player of the Year:  Kim Bassett of Bassett Mechanical; Defensive Player of the Year:  Dr. Imran Andrabi, ThedaCare;  Special Teams Player of Year from Michelle Schuler of Microsoft and Joe Kirgues of gener8tor, and so much more!

We hope you can join us this year for this very special summit series and increased engagement.

ExporTech – Spring 2021 – ExporTech (Virtual) @ Online Webinar
Jun 10 @ 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 March 8, 2021.

Group Session One – the week of March 8th; Monday – Friday 1:00pm – 3:30pm Daily
Group Session Two – the week of April 26; Monday – Friday 1:00pm – 3:30pm Daily
Group Session Three – the week of June 7th; 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 February 22, 2021: 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 ExporTech Winter March 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

Jun
11
Fri
ExporTech – Spring 2021 – ExporTech (Virtual) @ Online Webinar
Jun 11 @ 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 March 8, 2021.

Group Session One – the week of March 8th; Monday – Friday 1:00pm – 3:30pm Daily
Group Session Two – the week of April 26; Monday – Friday 1:00pm – 3:30pm Daily
Group Session Three – the week of June 7th; 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 February 22, 2021: 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 ExporTech Winter March 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

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
4
Wed
The Journey to Great Leadership – Free Webinar @ Free Online Webinar
Aug 4 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

The Journey to Great Leadership – Free Webinar

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.

A leader’s ability to motivate employees is an essential component to their success and impact in an organization. This webinar will introduce you to a practical approach to connect with and motivate your employees, while promoting trust and respect at an interpersonal level.  Motivating employees is just one of the many characteristics of an effective leader.

This webinar is a preview into WMEP’s Supervisory Skills workshop, the full workshop will provide participants with a comprehensive leadership toolbox and hands-on practice that will enhance the participants ability to connect with and lead team members. The Supervisory Skills workshop is designed to 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 and more independent workforce; It is necessary for manufacturers to provide the skills and training needed to better communicate, motivate, and/or otherwise enhance a supervisor’s skill set.

Featured Speaker:  Elizabeth Aldana, Senior Consultant; WMEP Manufacturing Solutions – Elizabeth brings over 14 years of experience in manufacturing, including Engineering and Operations leadership, complex Project Management, New Product Development and Lean Six Sigma Operations. Elizabeth has worked for several small/mid-size manufacturers, including MRPC and Vesta, most recently she served as a Manufacturing Engineering Manager at Techniplas.

Please join us for this free webinar to learn a practical approach to connect with and motivate employees and enhance your leadership skills.  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!