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


 

Jan
14
Fri
21st Century Pathways – Virtual Offering @ Online Virtual Program
Jan 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

Feb
10
Thu
21st Century Pathways Information Session @ Free Online Webinar
Feb 10 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

21st Century Pathways Information Session

This FREE information session is offered 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 followed by an active discussion and opportunity for Questions & Answers.  We welcome you to prepare question in advance.

Learn more about the upcoming 21st Century Pathways Virtual Offering Program HERE

Register NOW! 

 

Feb
22
Tue
21st Century Pathways Information Session @ Free Online Webinar
Feb 22 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

21st Century Pathways Information Session

This FREE information session is offered 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 followed by an active discussion and opportunity for Questions & Answers.  We welcome you to prepare question in advance.

Learn more about the upcoming 21st Century Pathways Virtual Offering Program HERE

Register NOW! 

 

Mar
3
Thu
21st Century Pathways Information Session @ Free Online Webinar
Mar 3 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

21st Century Pathways Information Session

This FREE information session is offered 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 followed by an active discussion and opportunity for Questions & Answers.  We welcome you to prepare question in advance.

Learn more about the upcoming 21st Century Pathways Virtual Offering Program HERE

Register NOW! 

 

Mar
8
Tue
Women In Sustainability Leadership Event – Online Event @ Online Virtual Program
Mar 8 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Women In Sustainability Leadership Event

Our 2022 “Women in Sustainability Leadership Event” collaborators and co-hosts, USGBC Wisconsin, WSBC’s Women in Sustainability, Evolution Marketing, Kohler, and Appvion Operations, Inc invite YOU to join us on March 8th to celebrate International Women’s Day (IWD)!

​In 2022 we focus on being effective female leaders and #changemakers in the green building and sustainability professions. Our goal for the 2022 event is to educate and empower attendees’ about multidisciplinary work, interdisciplinary thinking, and how to apply both to the adoption of holistic sustainability strategies/ United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in our work.

In 2022 we are focused on being effective female leaders and #changemakers in the green building and sustainability professions. This year’s programming reflects the complex times we live in (i.e. ecological disasters/climate change, global pandemic, #blacklivesmatters, #metoo, and economic recession). The speakers will showcase tools and tips to help us all to move holistic sustainability and equity forward in the workplace by recognizing the interconnected and intersectional nature of the SDGs.

“The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will not be achieved without collaboration between all, and an intersectional approach that accounts for complex identities, communities and experiences.” – UNITED NATIONS SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT NETWORK

Click HERE to Register Now!

 

Mar
17
Thu
Green House Gas Strategy and Reduction Webinar @ Online Webinar
Mar 17 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Green House Gas Strategy And Reduction

~ How to Reduce Emissions in Your Operations ~

Are you tracking your Green House Gases(GHG), but not sure what to do next? Or achieved some traction and looking to develop a strategy? Perhaps, you’re looking for some inspiration? In this webinar, we will take a close look at one company, Sherwin William’s, journey over time to reduce GHG and how they plan to achieve new ambitious reduction goals.

Sherwin Williams GHG Strategy grows:  Since 2009, SW has had a climate strategy focused on reducing our greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, including emissions from our operations (Scope 1) and from the generation of purchased energy (Scope 2). In 2019, they added emissions data related to our upstream and downstream value chain (Scope 3).

In 2020, SW began aligning their climate strategy to reflect a science-based target approach, influenced by global efforts to limit global warming to well below 2.0 degrees Celsius. They adopted a new approach to better reflect and align with certain global efforts, including setting new GHG emissions reduction targets. Their goal is to reduce absolute Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions by 30% by 2030, compared with a 2019 baseline.

Cost:  Free to members, $25 for non members

Please join us to learn ideas and inspiration on creating a GHG strategy – click HERE to Register Now! 

 

Mar
31
Thu
Carbon and Greenhouse Gas Tracking Q&A Session – Free Webinar @ Free Online Webinar
Mar 31 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm

Carbon and Greenhouse Gas Tracking Q&A Session – Free Webinar

Are you struggling to understand how to track and measure carbon emissions or other Greenhouse Gases (GHGs)? Want some tips on data collection, CO2 conversions, tools, or best practices? Come to this session with your carbon management questions for our GHG specialists, Mark McDermid, and Greg Gasper. This session is driven by your questions and needs.

Join this free session presented by Mark McDermid, WMEP, Senior Sustainability Consultant and Greg Gasper, Program Director – Sustainability Systems Integration and Water Stewardship Services.

Bring your questions about measuring Greenhouse Gases. 

 

Mark McDermid

Greg Gasper

 

Apr
7
Thu
The WHY & HOW of the Green Masters Program @ Free Online Webinar
Apr 7 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

The WHY and HOW of the Green Masters Program

Learn how the Green Masters Program can help you get ahead of the ESG wave.

This webinar will take a deep dive into the Green Masters Program. We will discuss why now, more than ever, it’s important to pay attention to Environmental, Social, and Governance metrics, as well as what value the program has to your business. You will learn pro tips for users on how to best leverage the program.

Register HERE!

 

Apr
14
Thu
Making Sense of ESG @ Online Webinar
Apr 14 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Making Sense of ESG

At the 2021 Annual Conference, we heard from Hillary Vedvig about the rise in interest in ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) metrics. Her session led to a great deal of reflection on the overlap between ESG and sustainability. This webinar will investigate the overlap and highlight a number of companies’ incorporation of ESG into their sustainability work. Specifically, we’ll target the evolution of risk and the role of investors, examine best-in-class processes for tracking ESG metrics and risk and look at some real examples of how an interest in ESG affects reporting and disclosure. In a moderated discussion, we will hear how companies are adjusting to the rising trend of ESG.

WSBC founder Tom Eggert will moderate the conversation. Our Speakers include:

Lindsay Motl, Senior Manager, Sustainability and Compliance at Kohls
Jeanne Burns Frank, Environmental and Sustainability Program Manager at MG&E
Brenda Sargent, Environmental and Sustainability Program Manager at MG&E
Roxanne Sharif, Account Manager, Datamarn

May
12
Thu
Energy Efficiency in Commercial Buildings – Free Webinar @ Free Online Webinar
May 12 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Energy Efficiency in Commercial Buildings – Free Webinar

Want to learn about energy efficiency in commercial sites? Looking to reduce your energy spend with efficiency? This webinar will discuss Focus on Energy grant options for commercial buildings and walk through a success story on how the program has helped increase efficiency for commercial sites.

This webinar will be presented in partnership with Focus on Energy.