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.

To search on an upcoming event or workshop focusing on a particular business outcome, select from the Categories drop down menu. To search based on a keyword, select from the Tags drop down menu.


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


 

Feb
21
Mon
Digital Manufacturing Leadership Pathway @ Online Training
Feb 21 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Digital Manufacturing Leadership Pathway

Geared specifically toward business leaders, Digital Manufacturing Leadership is a 10-week online course focused on IIoT transformation for small and medium manufacturers

 

 

The DML learning pathway was developed for industry leaders by industry experts and focuses on solutions for IIoT digital transformation. The 10-week online course runs January 17-March 25 and includes a tour of CSI’s state-of-the-art manufacturing facility. With a generous WEDC grant, we are offering enrollment free of charge for this first cohort of learners.

 

 

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! 

 

The Secret to Improving Your Leadership….Really @ Free Online Webinar
Feb 22 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

 

The Secret to Improving Your Leadership… Really

Free Online Webinar Hosted by the MEP National Network

Why do so few leadership improvement efforts produce the results that leaders and business sponsors want? What is in the way? Through decades of working with manufacturers to help them improve their companies and leadership, we’ve discovered that there are five common obstacles to leadership improvement that must be overcome in order to achieve the desired results.

We’ve also developed a process that will help any organization improve their leaders – and not just a little improvement, but the “who are you and what have you done with my old leader” type of improvement that we’re all after in our development efforts.

Join Keith Gammill from the Arkansas Manufacturing Extension Partnership as he discusses:

1. The five common obstacles to leadership improvement and a methodology to overcome them
2. The importance of vision and what it does for your leadership
3. How to apply the Toyota Kata improvement methodology to leadership improvement
4. Why so many confuse management for leadership and why this matters
5. The Transformational Leadership Improvement process through the lens of a frontline leader
6. How to improve your workplace resilience

 

 

Feb
28
Mon
Digital Manufacturing Leadership Pathway @ Online Training
Feb 28 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Digital Manufacturing Leadership Pathway

Geared specifically toward business leaders, Digital Manufacturing Leadership is a 10-week online course focused on IIoT transformation for small and medium manufacturers

 

 

The DML learning pathway was developed for industry leaders by industry experts and focuses on solutions for IIoT digital transformation. The 10-week online course runs January 17-March 25 and includes a tour of CSI’s state-of-the-art manufacturing facility. With a generous WEDC grant, we are offering enrollment free of charge for this first cohort of learners.

 

 

ExporTech – Virtual – Winter/Spring 2022 @ Online Webinar
Feb 28 @ 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 February 28th, 2022.

Group Session One – the week of February 28th; Monday – Friday 1:00pm – 3:30pm Daily
Group Session Two – the week of April 4th; Monday – Friday 1:00pm – 3:30pm Daily
Group Session Three –  the week of May 23rd; 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 7th, 2022: 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 cost down to $ 4,500.  Complete the Participant and Scholarship Application form now by downloading the application HERE

Download the full information sheet: ExporTech Virtual Winter/Spring 2022

Contact Roxanne Baumann at [email protected] for pricing and scholarship availability. 

To view the results summary of ExporTech and more on Roxanne Baumann please Click Here

 

Mar
1
Tue
ExporTech – Virtual – Winter/Spring 2022 @ Online Webinar
Mar 1 @ 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 February 28th, 2022.

Group Session One – the week of February 28th; Monday – Friday 1:00pm – 3:30pm Daily
Group Session Two – the week of April 4th; Monday – Friday 1:00pm – 3:30pm Daily
Group Session Three –  the week of May 23rd; 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 7th, 2022: 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 cost down to $ 4,500.  Complete the Participant and Scholarship Application form now by downloading the application HERE

Download the full information sheet: ExporTech Virtual Winter/Spring 2022

Contact Roxanne Baumann at [email protected] for pricing and scholarship availability. 

To view the results summary of ExporTech and more on Roxanne Baumann please Click Here

 

Mar
2
Wed
ExporTech – Virtual – Winter/Spring 2022 @ Online Webinar
Mar 2 @ 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 February 28th, 2022.

Group Session One – the week of February 28th; Monday – Friday 1:00pm – 3:30pm Daily
Group Session Two – the week of April 4th; Monday – Friday 1:00pm – 3:30pm Daily
Group Session Three –  the week of May 23rd; 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 7th, 2022: 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 cost down to $ 4,500.  Complete the Participant and Scholarship Application form now by downloading the application HERE

Download the full information sheet: ExporTech Virtual Winter/Spring 2022

Contact Roxanne Baumann at [email protected] for pricing and scholarship availability. 

To view the results summary of ExporTech and more on Roxanne Baumann please Click Here

 

Mar
3
Thu
Midwest Water Risk Management – Steps in Developing a Strategy that Holds Water @ Online Webinar
Mar 3 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Midwest Water Risk Management – Steps in Developing a Strategy that Holds Water

Water-related business impacts are rapidly rising in priority within the environmental sustainability landscape. But many companies haven’t evolved their water strategy and goals beyond traditional water management and are focused solely on conservation and efficiency.

With water risks materializing all over the globe, and investors and stakeholders expecting more, companies must adopt water stewardship principles and best practices to strategically address water challenges, risks and opportunities across the corporation and its value chain.

This webinar will cover the basics of water risks, their impacts on businesses and the ways in which The Water Council and WMEP can support you in adopting water stewardship from the enterprise-level to the facility-level.

 

 

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! 

 

ExporTech – Virtual – Winter/Spring 2022 @ Online Webinar
Mar 3 @ 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 February 28th, 2022.

Group Session One – the week of February 28th; Monday – Friday 1:00pm – 3:30pm Daily
Group Session Two – the week of April 4th; Monday – Friday 1:00pm – 3:30pm Daily
Group Session Three –  the week of May 23rd; 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 7th, 2022: 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 cost down to $ 4,500.  Complete the Participant and Scholarship Application form now by downloading the application HERE

Download the full information sheet: ExporTech Virtual Winter/Spring 2022

Contact Roxanne Baumann at [email protected] for pricing and scholarship availability. 

To view the results summary of ExporTech and more on Roxanne Baumann please Click Here