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    • 5 Mar 2020
    • Cedar Rapids
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    A “real” culture of improvement is sometimes elusive. Companies, teams, and individuals work tirelessly to figure out how to change and build a culture focused on performance, improvement, and delivering excellence to the customer — only to watch it slip through their fingers.  What can be done? This course will explore methods to define and create a culture of improvement that can work in any organization. Continuous and Process Improvement

    • 6 Mar 2020
    • 7:30 AM - 10:00 AM
    • Genesis Health, Davenport, Iowa
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    Join us for our Quad Cities Area Learning Catalyst session.  Our session will focus on Designing Operational Excellence with Theresa Heitman.

    Does your company have a business strategy to implement Operational Excellence?  What does that mean?  How long should it take? How does Operational Excellence work with continuous improvement?  ​In this session, you will learn how to become operationally excellent so that you can spend your time working on growing the business.

    We will also have the opportunity to hear about and tour Genesis tour of their East Tower.

    Join us to network and learn and say thank you to our host.


    • 24 Mar 2020
    • 27 Mar 2020
    • Washington D.C.

    Learn how your organization can achieve outstanding performance. Join us at the premier showcase of current and former Baldrige Award recipients March 24-27, 2020 (Tuesday-Friday), Gaylord National Harbor Resort and Convention Center, National Harbor, MD (just outside of Washington, D.C.). Official Conference of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, brought to you by the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program at NIST.  https://www.nist.gov/baldrige/qe

    • 31 Mar 2020
    • Des Moines
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    Explore the steps of 8D in a dynamic, instructor-led environment. This course, which focuses on problem-solving, describes to participants the methodologies that have proven to be best practices for effective 8D development. Each participant will be able to interact with all of the elements of the 8D process, including the use of tools such as Ishikawa/ Fishbone, Affinity Diagrams, Is / Is Not, Process Flow and Comparative Analysis. Management Systems

    • 1 Apr 2020
    • Cedar Rapids
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    This 1-day workshop will introduce your team to the basics of continuous improvement frameworks your team will have an opportunity to apply your learning to one of your processes.  Continuous and Process Improvement

    • 16 Apr 2020
    • Cedar Rapids
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    Always wanted to learn more about EOS®, the Entrepreneurial Operating System? This workshop is designed to leverage Gino Wikman's Traction book and dive into the key concepts and tools that have allowed leaders to build clearer vision, gain traction in their business and grow a healthy and stable organization.

    • 17 Apr 2020
    • 7:30 AM - 10:00 AM
    • ITA Group, West Des Moines, IA
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    Join us for another exciting learning catalyst session.  Our session, facilitated by Scott Burgmeyer, will focus on The Leadership Lifecycle and how we maximize connection with teams, strategy and execution to get great results.

    We will also have the opportunity to hear about and tour ITA Group, a great company in West Des Moines.

    Join us to network and learn and say thank you to our host.


    • 20 Apr 2020
    • 24 Apr 2020
    • Des Moines
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    During the sessions individuals will learn the 5-phase process of The DMAIC Way™ while working through an improvement project for their organization.  The participants will learn intermediate tools and skills as well as how to lead a team to accomplish a project.  This is a learn-by-doing type of course that includes coaching after the class to support the individual through the project to obtain certification. The DMAIC Way™

    • 27 Apr 2020
    • 3 Jun 2020
    • 2 sessions
    • Cedar Rapids
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    Learn advanced improvement tools, statistical analysis, coaching, program management during this 6-day course. Our focus will be to build on your green belt knowledge as you take on larger scoped projects, coach other belts, build a Six Sigma program and more. This course includes a statistical software license and requires you to have taken Green Belt previously.  The DMAIC Way™

    • 19 May 2020
    • 4:00 PM
    • 20 May 2020
    • 4:00 PM
    • Des Moines Marriott, 700 Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA 50309
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    Join us for Iowa's ONLY conference dedicated to performance Excellence.  We are in a new location this year with more than 20 speakers and learning session opportunities!!

    Your registration includes the awards dinner and attendance at the conference the following day.

    Feb 19, 2020

    • 4:00 pm Event Check-in opens
    • 4:30 pm Network and Reception
    • 5:30 pm Dinner/Keynote & Awards
    • 8:30 pm Finish

    Feb 20, 2020

    • 7:30 am Registration Opens
    • 8:30 am Welcome & Keynote
    • 10:00 am - 4:00 pm Concurrent Breakout Sessions

    Additional Details

    All conference details, including keynote speakers, pre-conference workshops and session details can be found at www.iowaqc.org/ipex

    Please note: Special guest room pricing has been secured at the conference location. Mention the iPEX Conference when you reserve your room to receive this discount. Discount ends April 10.

    Payment Policy

    Payment must be received in full prior to the conference date. We reserve the right to refuse admission to the conference if payment has not been received. If registering for early-bird rates, your payment must be postmarked by 4/30/2020.

    The cancellation deadline is April 15, 2020. Cancellations must be made in writing to receive a refund, minus a $75 cancellation fee per registrant ($200 fee per table registration). Registrations who do not cancel prior to the deadline, will be liable for the full registration fee. Non-payment or non-attendance does not constitute cancellation. No refunds will be processed prior to the event.

    Transfer of Registration: If you register and are unable to attend, you may substitute another person in your place. You must provide the individual’s contact information prior to the conference date. This information must be provided for the individual to attend.

    Accommodation

    If you have a disability and need accommodation in order to attend this conference, please contact us as soon as possible.

    Contact Julie at jjohnson@iowaqc.org or call 319.398.7101 with any questions.


    • 19 May 2020
    • 4:00 PM
    • 20 May 2020
    • 4:00 PM
    • Des Moines Marriott, 700 Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA 50309
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    iPEX is the only Performance Excellence conference of its kind in Iowa.  We connect with hundreds of decision makers across healthcare, technology, manufacturing, education, manufacturing and more!! 

    Your sponsorship will get you in front of CEO’s, HR professionals, VP’s, trainers, just to name a few.

    The conference schedule provides specific networking and exhibitor interaction time including a special reception at the end of the conference for our exhibitors to give away prizes to our attendees and promote their organization.

    All sponsors and exhibitor logos will be included in our conference blasts, website and marketing materials.

    • 15 Jun 2020
    • 19 Jun 2020
    • Cedar Rapids
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    During the sessions individuals will learn the 5-phase process of The DMAIC Way™ while working through an improvement project for their organization.  The participants will learn intermediate tools and skills as well as how to lead a team to accomplish a project.  This is a learn-by-doing type of course that includes coaching after the class to support the individual through the project to obtain certification. The DMAIC Way™

    • 18 Jun 2020
    • 19 Jun 2020
    • Des Moines
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    Yellow Belt is focused on basic tools and techniques for problem solving, project management, CI and how these fit into a consistent framework that delivers results.  The 2-day training is focused on application in a learning simulation to apply the knowledge gained.  The 3-5-day version includes  team(s) executing a project that they will present/implement solutions to real organizational focal points. The DMAIC Way
    • 5 Aug 2020
    • 8:30 AM
    • 6 Aug 2020
    • 4:30 PM
    • Des Moines Area
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     Join us for a unique experience to learn about Iowa organizations and provide them feedback as they continue on their Baldrige Journey.  Many have said this experience is like getting an MBA in just 4 months.

    Being an examiner is a core step in deepening your skills and understanding of the Baldrige framework.

Contact Us

Mailing Address: 5001 1st Ave SE, Suite 105-303 Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52402
(319) 398-7101

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Be the catalyst to transform individuals and organizations from good to great to excellent.

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