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SC Manufacturing Conference and Expo: Pre-Conference Workshops

August 21, 2019

The annual SC Manufacturing Conference and Expo has quickly become one of the largest manufacturing events in the Southeast. The most significant manufacturing event of the year will include: the Salute to Manufacturing Awards Luncheon, the Aerospace Luncheon, 2020 Auto, Aerospace and Tire Economic Forecasts, Manufacturing 4.0 Breakfast, Executive Women’s Panel, Manufacturing Apprenticeship Breakfast, 17 courses for manufacturing executives, VIP cocktail receptions, VIP dinners and MUCH more!

Three pre-conference workshops will be held on October 28th at the Lowcountry Graduate Center located in North Charleston, SC. Don’t miss out as these workshops are being offered at a discounted rate!

2019 Kata Experience

The Challenge: Instilling a Continuous Improvement Culture in your Organization
The Answer: Make it a part of Every Day Life through Kata Implementation

Have you ever found yourself asking?:

  • How do we keep improvement going?
  • How do we align our organization so that daily improvements move us toward strategic goals?
  • How can we work to scientifically remove obstacles, instead of trying to implement preconceived solutions?

The 2019 Kata Experience provides a forum that will deliver answers.

So, what exactly is Kata? Kata translated from Japanese, means “routine” or “practice”. Kata is a key component that allows companies to develop and strengthen the problem-solving ability of their most valuable resources: the employees. Traditionally companies teach employees the routines necessary to solve today’s problems. Kata provides a ‘routine’ or ‘practice’ to develop innovative solutions to today’s known and tomorrow’s unknown problems.

The 2019 Kata Experience will help you and your team to truly explore the limitless capabilities of Continuous Improvement. You will learn a methodology to become comfortable experimenting to generate new ideas and unlock success.


Women in Industry Leadership Workshop

Although women hold almost 52 percent of all professional-level jobs, American women lag substantially when it comes to their representation in leadership positions: They are only 14.6 percent of executive officers, 8.1 percent of top earners, and 4.6 percent of Fortune 500 CEOs (The Women’s Leadership Gap, 2015 update).

SCMEP’s Women in Industry Leadership workshop is a one-day workshop aimed at the professional woman who is interested in growing her leadership skills to the next level.

Course Outline:
Social Styles – Styles is a tool that helps you to understand why some business relationships are more productive than others. As a participant, you will learn about your own interpersonal communication style and how to recognize behavioral clues that give insight into others’. This session stresses the value of versatility as a tool to improve interpersonal communication in business relationships improving teamwork and productivity.
Strengths Based Leadership – Identifying your natural leadership talents and developing them into operational strengths is an essential tool in anyone’s toolbelt. Based on over 50 years of Gallup research and explained in the best seller, StrengthsFinder 2.0, thirty-four natural leadership strengths are defined and explored. You will leave with a copy of the book which includes a code to access Gallup’s online strengths assessment and discover your top five. Then, you can put them to work for you.
Positive Personal Strategies – Learn key strategies for using positive influence in your workplace and your life. Our personal outlook affects our interpersonal relationships, our health and our wellness. These tools will help you have a positive impact on the culture of your team and your organization.
Communicating for Results – Learn the power of direct and effective communication, how to approach “difficult” topics and resolve conflict. Tools include establishing goals for the discussion, identifying undesirable behavior and looking for the win/win.


Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt

Get answers to all your questions about Lean Six Sigma, DMAIC, Green Belts, Black Belts, and Kaizen. This course equips you to be a valuable member of a process improvement team with an overview of lean concepts and basic statistics, as well as explanations of the DMAIC steps and purpose.