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    • 11 Jan 2021
    • (CST)
    • 22 Jan 2021
    • (CST)
    • 2 sessions
    • Virtual Training Sessions
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    During these virtual sessions individuals will learn the 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®

    • 21 Jan 2021
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM (CST)
    • Virtual
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    Have you been in a meeting where you (or others) don’t understand the data? Do you have to spend time explaining the data? Do you have information that is hard to shuffle through to make actionable or clearly communicate? Jump in and explore methods to visualize your information, turn it to data so you can turn information to knowledge.

    At this workshop attendees will:

    • Explore challenges with information and data
    • Discover techniques to visualize data
    • Identify action steps you can take to increase the understanding of your information and data


    • 27 Jan 2021
    • (CST)
    • 10 Feb 2021
    • (CST)
    • 2 sessions
    • Virtual Training Sessions
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    During these virtual sessions individuals will learn the 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®

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    • 2 Feb 2021
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM (CST)
    • Virtual
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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

    • 10 Feb 2021
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM (CST)
    • Virtual
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    Influence impacts our lives every day. Whether you work to convince an individual, group, sway an entire organization to move or think in another direction, influence is the key. We dll persuade is key to effective leadership. We will delve into this key skill rooted in communication, self-awareness, authenticity and listening.

    At this workshop attendees will:

    • Define the impact of influence
    • Explore the core steps of being influential
    • Discover areas of growth to increase your ability to influence


    • 22 Feb 2021
    • (CST)
    • Virtual Training
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    Always wanted to be an examiner but the hours, effort or time of year create a conflict in attending? In this experience, you will learn how to evaluate an organization’s processes and results using the Baldrige Framework. In this interactive experience you will dive deep in the criteria, write feedback, and hone your critical thinking skills while developing an “Examiner Like Brain”.  Baldrige

    • 23 Feb 2021
    • (CST)
    • Virtual
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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 DMAIC Way®
    • 24 Feb 2021
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM (CST)
    • Virtual
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    Organizations desire to be awesome. Using the concept of centers of excellence by identifying and building capability to attain and sustain world-class performance and value within your organization can be a pivotal step.

    At this workshop attendees will:

    • Discover what a center of excellence is
    • Identify how an organization can benefit from centers of excellence
    • Explore the key steps in building a center of excellence
    • 3 Mar 2021
    • (CST)
    • Virtual
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     Auditing is not just a valuable activity for organizations that hold quality system certifications. Auditing will help identify areas that are both running well and poor. Audit fundamentals workshop provides members at all levels of an organization the tools and techniques they need to perform effective and value added audits. The half-day workshop activities include learning how to  plan audit activities, execute the audit, document what you find, and communicating the results.   Management Systems
    • 3 Mar 2021
    • (CST)
    • 26 Mar 2021
    • (CDT)
    • 2 sessions
    • Virtual
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    Learn advanced improvement tools, statistical analysis, coaching, program management during this 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 with IQC or another provider.  The DMAIC Way®

    • 3 Mar 2021
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM (CST)
    • Virtual
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    Many of us have had a coach in our life…sometimes great, sometimes it could have been better.  Coaching creates learning and growth based on their own experiences.  Engaging in coaching provides a pathway to deepen the learning of successes, losses, and failures. Join us to see how coaching can open people up to what’s possible, break through limiting beliefs, and take intentional action.

    At this workshop attendees will:

    ·         Identify what coach is and is not

    ·         Understand the key elements of coaching

    ·         Discover the impact coaching can have on individuals


    • 5 Mar 2021
    • (CST)
    • Virtual training
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    We all have projects that we need to accomplish and many times there is a knowledge gap on how to plan and execute that project to achieve the best results possible.  This workshop will provide you the tools to understand a simple project framework, plan your work, and execute to get outstanding results. 
    Organizational Development

    • 9 Mar 2021
    • (CST)
    • Virtual
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    Many organizations are certified or working towards certification to ISO 9001:2015.  This session is focused on understanding the requirements of ISO 9001:2015 and how you can work towards certification.  Management Systems

    • 9 Mar 2021
    • (CST)
    • 11 Mar 2021
    • (CST)
    • Virtual
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    This interactive workshop is designed for the participants to learn and apply internal auditing skills using ISO 9001 as the foundation of the audit. Attendees will learn how to understand the ISO 9001 standard and apply auditing skills learned to support/enhance the organization’s current auditing system. Management Systems 


    • 9 Mar 2021
    • (CST)
    • 12 Mar 2021
    • (CST)
    • Virtual
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    This course is specially designed for lead auditors and audit program leaders.  We will learn the skills of auditing, complete a deep dive into the management system standard, review best practices for audit programs, data tracking and auditor coaching and mentoring.  Participants will leave with actions they can take to implement a new program or improve their current program.  Management Systems

    • 26 Mar 2021
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM (CDT)
    • Virtual
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    Learning has been described as gaining new knowledge or skills through experience, innovation and reflection.  Building an organization built on learning allows teams to embed learning inside the organization to move the organization forward.  Organizational Learning comes from evaluation, improvement, gaining new and sharing information and furthering individual, team and organizational growth.

    During this workshop, we will explore the five key elements of organizational learning and the benefits of shifting towards a learning organization.

    At this workshop attendees will:

    ·         Learn the five key elements of organizational learning

    ·         Discover the benefits of having a learning organization

    ·         Capture ideas on how to embed learning in their team


    • 20 Apr 2021
    • (CDT)
    • Virtual
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    Many organizations are certified or working towards certification to AS 9100.  This session is focused on understanding the requirements of AS 9100 and how you can work towards certification.  Management Systems

    • 20 Apr 2021
    • (CDT)
    • 22 Apr 2021
    • (CDT)
    • Virtual
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    Meet the training requirements for internal auditors for Management Systems through training in the principles and current interpretation of the requirements as related to AS 9100 Rev. D and the ISO 19011 audit guideline document. The course provides students with a uniform interpretation of the standard requirements related to auditing of Aerospace Management Systems. Learn critical knowledge for your staff and management and qualify additional staff to conduct internal audits. Management Systems

    • 20 Apr 2021
    • (CDT)
    • 23 Apr 2021
    • (CDT)
    • Virtual
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    This course is specially designed for AS 9100 Rev. D and the ISO 19011 lead auditors and audit program leaders. We will learn the skills of auditing, complete a deep dive into the management system standard, review best practices for audit programs, data tracking and auditor coaching and mentoring. Participants will leave with actions they can take to implement a new program or improve their current program. Management Systems

    • 4 May 2021
    • 8:00 AM (CDT)
    • 5 May 2021
    • 5:00 PM (CDT)
    • Likely UnConference Virtual Event

    Join us online  for Iowa's ONLY conference dedicated to performance Excellence.  We will have more than 20 speakers and learning session opportunities all from the comfort of where you wish to attend!

    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.

    Cancellation Policy

    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 IQC at iqc@iowaqc.org or call 319.398.7101 with any questions.


    • 5 May 2021
    • (CDT)
    • Virtual Training
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    Always wanted to be an examiner but the hours, effort or time of year create a conflict in attending? In this experience, you will learn how to evaluate an organization’s processes and results using the Baldrige Framework. In this interactive experience you will dive deep in the criteria, write feedback, and hone your critical thinking skills while developing an “Examiner Like Brain”.  Baldrige

Past events

12 Jan 2021 ISO 22000:2018 Transition Kickstarter
12 Jan 2021 ISO 22000:2018 Transition Planning
12 Jan 2021 ISO 22000:2018 Internal Auditor Training
12 Jan 2021 ISO 22000:2018 Lead Auditor Training
11 Jan 2021 Executing Strategy Webinar
7 Dec 2020 The DMAIC Way® Green Belt
19 Nov 2020 Audit FUNdamentals
17 Nov 2020 8D Root Cause Analysis and Corrective Action Training
26 Oct 2020 The DMAIC Way® Black Belt
21 Oct 2020 Baldrige Fall Conference
22 Sep 2020 AS 9100 Rev. D Introduction and Overview
22 Sep 2020 AS 9100 Rev. D Internal Auditor Training
22 Sep 2020 AS 9100 Rev. D Lead Auditor Training
18 Sep 2020 Audit FUNdamentals
9 Sep 2020 IRPE Examiner Training
9 Sep 2020 Baldrige Examiner Experience
25 Aug 2020 ISO 9001:2015 Introduction and Overview
25 Aug 2020 ISO 9001:2015 Internal Auditor Training
25 Aug 2020 ISO 9001:2015 Lead Auditor Training
20 Aug 2020 The Year of Change & Agility
18 Aug 2020 8D Root Cause Analysis and Corrective Action Training
9 Jul 2020 8D Root Cause Analysis and Corrective Action Training
16 Jun 2020 AS 9100 Rev. D Internal Auditor Training
8 Jun 2020 DMAIC Green Belt Training
4 Jun 2020 Setting and Achieving Goals
2 Jun 2020 ISO 9001:2015 Internal Auditor Training
2 Jun 2020 ISO 9001:2015 Introduction and Overview
2 Jun 2020 ISO 9001:2015 Lead Auditor Training
22 May 2020 Information Overload
20 May 2020 iPEX Conference
12 May 2020 Coaching Virtual Workshop
6 May 2020 Continuous Improvement Virtual Social
29 Apr 2020 DMAIC Green Belt Training
28 Apr 2020 DMAIC Green Belt Virtual Social
27 Apr 2020 DMAIC Black Belt Training
24 Apr 2020 Culture of Improvement
22 Apr 2020 Baldrige Virtual Social
17 Apr 2020 The Leadership Lifecycle - Learning Catalyst Session Des Moines
10 Apr 2020 Getting More Done
6 Apr 2020 8D Root Cause Analysis and Corrective Action Training
2 Apr 2020 IQC Virtual Social
6 Mar 2020 Designing Operational Excellence - Learning Catalyst Session Quad Cities
5 Mar 2020 Building a Culture of Improvement
27 Feb 2020 Continuous Improvement 101 for Teams
17 Feb 2020 ISO 9001:2015 Internal Auditor Training
17 Feb 2020 ISO 9001:2015 Lead Auditor Training
17 Feb 2020 ISO 9001:2015 Introduction and Overview
14 Feb 2020 Cedar Rapids Learning Catalyst Session
12 Feb 2020 DMAIC Yellow Belt Training
5 Feb 2020 Coaching: A Key Leadership Technique for Building Teams and Organizations
3 Feb 2020 8D Root Cause Analysis and Corrective Action Training
23 Jan 2020 Leading Projects for Non-Project Managers
20 Jan 2020 DMAIC Green Belt Training
17 Jan 2020 Greater Des Moines Learning Catalyst Session - Influence
13 Jan 2020 DMAIC Green Belt Training

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