Events and seminars

Workshop looks at

defense contracts

The Department of Defense has issued the DFARS 252.204.7012 compliance mandate for its supply chain around data protection of controlled unclassified info with a deadline of Dec. 31.

Join IMC for a 30-minute Webinar at 2 p.m. Tuesday to learn how to get into compliance.

The workshop will discuss DFARS and NIST Cybersecurity regulations for supply chain, what’s required to keep contracts and win new ones and upcoming December deadline for all suppliers and contractors working with the government

To register visit or call 570-329-3200 ext. 8085.

Human resources group to host speaker

The West Branch Human Resources Society will host Katie Ecker, an accomplished executive coach and facilitator of leadership, management, and frontline development workshops from 8 to 10 a.m. Sept. 13 at the Williamsport Country Club, 800 Country Club Drive.

She will explain how to avoid Jumping to Conclusions with valuable tips to enhance our communications and engagement with our workforce.

The society serves human resource professionals from a variety of business and industries throughout North-Central Pennsylvania. Whether new to the HR field or with many years of experience, the society is a local resource for networking, information, professional development, and continued support of excellence in human resources. The organization meets monthly on the second Wednesday of every month between September and May.

Event registration can be completed online or by contacting Kristen Callahan, West Branch HR Society board secretary, at or 570-322-1776. Membership applications also are available from the website.

Seminar instructs

on ‘lean selling’

IMC presents Lean Selling, an online workshop, from 9 to 10 a.m., Sept. 14.

Join the organization for this live streaming event to understand where lack of systems and process leads to lost revenue and wasted time and expertise.

According to a news release, John Moore, founder of Moore Power Sales, will lead the seminar. Moore has been helping companies grow sales and leaders since 1995.

“Moore Power Sales is passionate about helping our regional companies compete worldwide and yet still enjoy the quality of life” here in central Pennsylvania, the news release said.

The workshop will examine how prospects have a duplicable system to buy, where we are vulnerable to the prospect system and how to recognize the “free consultant” trap.

To register visit or call 570-329-3200 ext. 8085.

Series of workshops

for manufacturers

Lean manufacturing level one certification is a comprehensive series of workshops that introduces lean principles. Participants learn to distinguish value-added from non-value added activities to eliminate costly waste. As a great starting point for an individual’s and company’s continuous improvement journey, the level one certification is a pragmatic, “hit the ground running” hands-on approach that applies acquired workshop knowledge to the workplace, according to a news release.

Upon completion, each candidate will learn how to “discover” improvement opportunities within an organization and how to capitalize on them in a team based format to create real value through reduced costs, increased cash flow, and improved customer satisfaction.

Upon completion the graduate will be able to: understand how to recognize and eliminate waste, know how to determine value added, non-valued-added, and necessary non-value-added activities, identify the value stream, how it’s mapped, and how to identify the areas that require improvement, develop a road map and an implementation plan, understanding and apply lean tools such as value stream mapping, workplace organization, change management, teaming and kaizen methodology, turn data into actionable information in order to quantify problems and prioritize countermeasures, understand “KATA” methodology and how to use a structured approach to coaching that drives continuous improvement thinking and acting down to the contributor level

The schedule of sessions includes: A3 thinking and value stream mapping, Sept. 27; KATA and communication, Oct. 18; root cause and standard work, Nov. 1; plant tour and coaching day, Nov. 15; change management and visual workplace, Dec. 13 and teams and single minute exchange of dies, Jan. 10.

For more information and to register visit