Events and seminars

Online workshop

looks at improvements for manufacturers

The IMC will host a “Jump Start Continuous Improvement in Your Manufacturing Business” Webinar, from 1 to 2 p.m., Jan. 23.

Not all manufacturing businesses want or even need extensive and expensive transformation programs. There are, however, still systemic problems that most leaders need to address such as: unachievable strategies, unclear priorities, misaligned processes and detrimental behaviors that are harming the overall business.

In this webinar, internationally recognized experts in organizational change, will introduce you to the “Leverage Points” transformation methodology. Developed and tested over the past 10 years, this process emerged from studying how successful organizations really evolve by implementing small, situation-specific changes to create focus, alignment, and an achievable plan for driving results.

Webinar participants will have the opportunity to learn and ask questions about the hidden impact of non-value added and strategically-misaligned activities, why small, simple changes are often more effective at driving results than big, complex transformations, how to use leverage points to uncover systemic problems, create simple, situation-specific solutions and implement with minimal disruption and stress, why socialization and experimentation are critical elements of lasting change and how to determine if leverage points is right for your organization and where to start.

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Internal auditor

training offered

IMC will be offering ISO 9001:2015 Internal Auditor Training in State College Jan. 29 and 30.

ISO requires conducting internal audits of management systems. This internal auditor training class is designed to train personnel to become qualified to conduct internal audits in a positive, constructive, auditee-friendly manner. This two-day class teaches the fundamentals of the audit process and a comprehensive understanding of the ISO standard. Participants can use their freshly gained knowledge during practical exercises and case studies.

The workshop will include introduction to internal auditing, principles of auditing, goals and objective of internal auditing, terminology and definitions, characteristics of successful internal audits and internal auditors, phases of Internal Auditing, step-by-step methodology for internal audit preparation, performance, reporting and follow-up, quality management system characteristics, detailed review and interpretation of the requirements of ISO-9001:2015 and reference to the requirements of ISO 9001:2008, several exercises designed to facilitate and ensure understanding of the ISO 9001:2015 requirement, application of the standard including identification of nonconformities and hands-on exercises including development of an audit matrix.

Recommended attendees include quality managers, management representatives responsible for the quality management system, quality supervisors, members of the management and anyone responsible for conducting, managing or participating in internal audits.

Participants will receive training materials and a certificate after successful completion.

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