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

Aug
27
Fri
ExporTech – Summer 2021 – ExporTech (Virtual) @ Online Webinar
Aug 27 @ 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 August 23rd; Monday – Friday 1:00pm – 3:30pm Daily
Group Session Two – the week of September 27th; Monday – Friday 1:00pm – 3:30pm Daily
Group Session Three – the week of November 8th; 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 August 9th, 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 Virtual Summer August 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

Sep
2
Thu
21st Century Pathways – In-Person Offering @ Location TBD in SE Wisconsin
Sep 2 @ 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

21st Century Pathways – In-Person Offering

The 21st Century Pathways in-person offering is a 5 month program.  Registrants will convene on the first Thursday of each month beginning in September 2021 and ending in January 2022.  Dates are:

  • September 2
  • October 7
  • November 4
  • December 2
  • January 6

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

Sep
8
Wed
Taking Your Supervisor Skills to the Next Level – Ingleside Hotel – Pewaukee @ Ingleside Hotel
Sep 8 @ 8:00 am – Sep 29 @ 4:00 pm

Taking Your Supervisor Skills to the Next Level

In-person Supervisor Skills Development Course offered over four days

September 8, 15, 22 and 29th, 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.

WMEP presenters are uniquely trained and experienced professionals in the area of employee development, coaching, organizational effectiveness, talent development, continuous improvement, and training systems.

Sep
9
Thu
Taking Your Supervisor Skills to the Next Level – Bridgewood Resort – Neenah @ Bridgewood Resort
Sep 9 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

   Taking Your Supervisor Skills to the Next Level

In-person Supervisor Skills Development Course offered over four days

September 9, 16, 23 and 30th, 2021 – Bridgewood Resort – Neenah

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, lunch and beverage breaks provided daily.

WMEP presenters are uniquely trained and experienced professionals in the area of employee development, coaching, organizational effectiveness, talent development, continuous improvement, and training systems.

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

21st Century Pathways – Virtual Offering

The 21st Century Pathways virtual offering is a 12 week program beginning in September and ending in November.  Each month features one week of daily sessions from 1-3:30pm daily as follows:

Session One – the week of September 13th; Monday – Friday 1:00pm – 3:30pm Daily
Session Two – the week of October 11th; Monday – Friday 1:00pm – 3:30pm Daily
Session Three – the week of November 8th; Monday – 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

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

21st Century Pathways – Virtual Offering

The 21st Century Pathways virtual offering is a 12 week program beginning in September and ending in November.  Each month features one week of daily sessions from 1-3:30pm daily as follows:

Session One – the week of September 13th; Monday – Friday 1:00pm – 3:30pm Daily
Session Two – the week of October 11th; Monday – Friday 1:00pm – 3:30pm Daily
Session Three – the week of November 8th; Monday – 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

Sep
15
Wed
Taking Your Supervisor Skills to the Next Level – Ingleside Hotel – Pewaukee @ Ingleside Hotel
Sep 15 @ 8:00 am – Oct 6 @ 4:00 pm

Taking Your Supervisor Skills to the Next Level

In-person Supervisor Skills Development Course offered over four days

September 8, 15, 22 and 29th, 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.

WMEP presenters are uniquely trained and experienced professionals in the area of employee development, coaching, organizational effectiveness, talent development, continuous improvement, and training systems.

21st Century Pathways – Virtual Offering @ Online Virtual Program
Sep 15 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

21st Century Pathways – Virtual Offering

The 21st Century Pathways virtual offering is a 12 week program beginning in September and ending in November.  Each month features one week of daily sessions from 1-3:30pm daily as follows:

Session One – the week of September 13th; Monday – Friday 1:00pm – 3:30pm Daily
Session Two – the week of October 11th; Monday – Friday 1:00pm – 3:30pm Daily
Session Three – the week of November 8th; Monday – 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

Sep
16
Thu
Taking Your Supervisor Skills to the Next Level – Bridgewood Resort – Neenah @ Bridgewood Resort
Sep 16 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

   Taking Your Supervisor Skills to the Next Level

In-person Supervisor Skills Development Course offered over four days

September 9, 16, 23 and 30th, 2021 – Bridgewood Resort – Neenah

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, lunch and beverage breaks provided daily.

WMEP presenters are uniquely trained and experienced professionals in the area of employee development, coaching, organizational effectiveness, talent development, continuous improvement, and training systems.

State of Wisconsin’s Clean Energy Plan – Input Session – Free Webinar @ Free Online Webinar
Sep 16 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

WI Clean Energy Plan – Input Session

What are your energy goals and needs?

This is an opportunity to collaborate with the State to influence recommendations and key strategies for our clean energy future. 

Join Maria Redmond from the State of Wisconsin, Office of Sustainability and Clean Energy to get an update on the Clean Energy Plan for Wisconsin. The state is looking for business input on its clean energy priorities and wants feedback from the business community to better understand your energy goals and needs. This is an opportuntiy to share your feedback with the State before the recommendations are made.

Join to offer feedback, or share your thoughts and ideas!  Register Now!

AGENDA:

  1. Clean Energy Plan overview, including the State’s priority strategies 2.
  2. Q&A
  3. Discussion and input from businesses on your needs and goals

SPEAKERS:

Maria Redmond, Director of the Wisconsin Office of Sustainability and Clean Energy