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

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


Front Line Leader Skill Development – TWI – Training Within Industry – Free Webinar @ Free Online Webinar
Nov 11 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Front Line Leader Skill Development – TWI – Training Within Industry

Front Line Leader skill development is an essential element of Lean and Continuous Improvement programs around the world including the Toyota Production System. Through the TWI approach it provides a foundation for fostering organizational excellence and transforming business culture.

Training Within Industry (TWI) consists of four standardized programs addressing the essential skills needed by supervisors, team leaders, and trainers: Job Instruction (JI), Job Relations (JR), Job Methods (JM) and Job Safety (JS). Training can be delivered in both English and Spanish.

Take-Aways: Leverages the role of front-line leaders by providing the skills needed to succeed resulting in:

• Standardized Work
• Reduced Training Time
• Increased Productivity & Quality
• Improved Morale
• Ensures Worker Safety
• Solves Problems

Join us for this webinar to learn how  WMEP can help your organization produce a dynamic TWI program of hands-on learning and practice and teach the essential skills for supervisors, team leaders, and anyone who directs the work of others. 

The effectiveness and retention of training increases significantly when the material is applied soon after instruction. Each TWI program is delivered in five, 3 to 4 hour sessions. After the daily session, trainees return to the workplace to use the techniques learned and choose real-life examples to discuss and practice in class.

Speaker:  Jay Jochman, WMEP Manufacturing Specialist  Please click HERE to view Jay’s full biography.

Jay Jochman portrait

Jay Jochman
Operational Excellence Consultant



Manufacturing Voices – Waukesha County Business Alliance @ The Ingleside Hotel
Feb 17 @ 11:15 am – 1:30 pm

Manufacturing Voices 2022 – Waukesha County Business Alliance

This annual program brings together manufacturers and business leaders to engage in dialogue about issues pertinent to manufacturing. A panel of manufacturing executives will discuss workforce, attracting and retaining talent, automation, company culture, and more. Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from some of our county’s leading manufacturing executives.

You want to increase profits and drive success. We want to create an environment that enables you to do that. Let’s work together.

As a private, member-driven organization, the Waukesha County Business Alliance has been the voice of business since 1918. We have a broad and diverse membership representing everything from sole proprietorships to some of the largest employers in the region from a variety of industries. We work to strengthen the economy in the county through four pillars: advocate, develop, network and promote.