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    5 Best Practices for Leading an Employer of Choice Organization

    This workshop is closed due to maximum enrollment. Contact Cindy Connelly at cconnelly@catalystconnection if you would like to be put on a waitlist. Catalyst Connection is hosting a 2-hour breakfast briefing to present our experience and results with helping regional manufacturers improve organizational culture, morale and employee engagement through its people and leadership.  The session […]

    Addressing Poor Performance

    Course Overview A single employee with chronic performance problems can dominate a leader's time, and drag down the productivity and morale of an entire work group. This course builds leaders’ skills in handling chronic performance problems. They learn how to document and present a solid case for needed improvement and use effective interaction skills. Leaders […]

    Advanced Coaching

    In many organizations good coaching is no longer enough. Today’s high-performance workplace requires leaders who can quickly assess business priorities and the capabilities of deployed talent. Leaders must have the skills to take advantage of every coaching opportunity, even when they don’t have time for formal coaching conversations. And leaders need to do more to […]

    Advanced Manufacturing and Energy Roundtable with NETL Director, Dr. Brian Anderson

    Registration is now closed. Please join us for an Advanced Manufacturing and Energy Roundtable with NETL Director, Dr. Brian Anderson. Dr. Anderson will offer opening remarks regarding the energy and advanced manufacturing priorities at the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) and will facilitate a panel of experts to discuss the details. Following lunch, Ms. Petra […]

    Advanced Social Media for Businesses

    Course Overview Social media has become prevalent in mainstream media and in many aspects of our daily lives. Social media has also become a powerful tool allowing businesses to promote their products/services and engage with customers in new ways. This course covers social media strategies and tactics that businesses can use for more effective marketing, […]

    AS9100™ Rev D Internal Auditing Training

    Internal Audits for Aviation, Space and Defense Industries Course Objective This course was developed considering the ISO 19011 standard and is designed to introduce the student to the AS9100  Rev D quality management system standard and prepare them to conduct effective internal audits. Interpretation of the QMS requirements and recognition of appropriate objective evidence to […]

    AS9100™ Rev D Orientation

    Quality Management System - Requirements for Aviation, Space and Defense Organizations Course Objectives To learn about the changes and requirements of the AS9100™ Rev D standard. Course Outline This course will provide an explanation of the changes from AS9100C to the AS9100D Standard.  Through lecture, discussion and practical examples we will discuss the differences between […]

    Building a Culture of Cybersecurity Awareness for Employees in Manufacturing Webinar

    Even the best information technology infrastructure won't stop a well-meaning employee from clicking a malicious link or providing their password over the phone to someone impersonating your IT department. Cyber criminals know that manufacturing companies invest in this infrastructure, so employees are both the weakest link and best entry point to access the companies crown […]

    Building and Sustaining Trust

    Course Overview What does trust have to do with business success? Everything. Trust is directly linked to employee engagement, retention, productivity, and innovation. Leaders who demonstrate trust and trustworthiness inspire higher eels of performance and commitment to team and organizational success. This course introduces Trust Builders, actions leaders can take to build and sustain trusting […]

    Catalyst Connection Open House at Mill 19

    Join Catalyst Connection as we celebrate the Future of Manufacturing at the historic Mill 19 at Hazelwood Green! You’re Invited to an Open House with special guest Dr. Howie Choset, Professor of Robotics at Carnegie Mellon University and inventor of the famous snake robot! Open House is from 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Howie Choset […]

    Cellular Flow Manufacturing Training

    Course Overview Learn how linking and balancing process steps to create flow can reduce process lead times by as much as 95 percent, WIP by 90 percent and floor space by 50 to 75 percent, while increasing productivity by 40 percent or more. Participants first learn the concepts of flow and cellular manufacturing, then gain […]

    Certified Production Technician Training

    The Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC) is an industry-led training, assessment and certification system focused on the industry-wide core skills and knowledge needed by the nation’s production workers. The nationwide MSSC System, based upon federally-endorsed standards, offers both entry-level and incumbent workers the opportunity to demonstrate that they have mastered the skills increasingly needed in […]

    Coaching for Peak Performance

    Training Overview Effective coaching is one of the most important drivers of team member performance. Whether leaders are guiding people toward success in new or challenging situations or helping people improve or enhance their work performance, their ability to coach and provide feedback makes the difference between mediocrity and high performance. By helping learners understand […]

    Coaching: Move People Forward

    Research has confirmed the significant business outcomes of coaching. While coaching can look differently across situations, it always aims to help people move forward. Good coaches create a relationship built on trust, meet the other person’s needs, and energize the person to achieve a goal. In this course, leaders recognize the benefits of a growth […]

    Communicating with Impact

    Course Overview Many organizations focus on technical skills as all-important to success in the workplace. Yet strong interpersonal skills are equally essential in transforming individual contributors into exceptional performers who have a greater impact in their roles. This foundational course provides individuals with a powerful set of interaction skills that enables them to communicate more […]

    Communication for Leadership Success

    Course Overview Organizations need leaders who can do more and be more in order to succeed in today's complex environment. They need frontline leaders with strong interpersonal skills who can get things done by mobilizing and engaging others. This foundation course for most Interaction Management® courses helps leaders communicate effectively so they can spark action […]

    Communication: Connect Through Conversations

    Much of a frontline leader’s work is accomplished through conversations, from the everyday routine to the extreme and tough challenges. Effective leaders are able to get things done through others by paying attention to the people doing the work. This course teaches leaders that engaging the “head”—the business outcome of the conversation—is just as critical […]

    Cost Reduction for Manufacturing Companies Webinar

    In this webinar, we will discuss why expense management is critical to the bottom line. The different processes for expense management will be reviewed, including discussion as to what the pros and cons are of each approach. We’ll take a look at the barriers to adoption of expense reduction initiatives. Finally, you’ll get to see […]

    Creating an Inclusive Environment

    Today, the organizations with the greatest competitive advantage are those that create an inclusive environment that makes the most of their people’s diverse experiences, ideas, and talents. Creating an Inclusive Environment gives people effective skills and tools for exploring others’ unique perspectives, understanding and leveraging people’s inherent differences, challenging devaluing behavior, and creating an environment […]

    Cybersecurity & Real-Time Regulation Compliance for Today’s Manufacturer Webinar

    We will be discussing complete NIST/DFARS compliance in one package.  Grow your business, keep your contracts, secure your business. The NIST/DFARS Compliance presentation includes everything your business needs to meet compliance requirements. This webinar will provide answers to the ever changing risk exposure to manufacturers today. We will cover topics including: -Identifying Assets & Vulnerabilities […]

    Delegating with Purpose

    Training Overview Delegation is a critical skill for leaders in today’s “do more with less” business environment. Fewer resources, changing motivations, virtual employees, and global workforces are just a few of the challenges leaders face as they attempt to meet ever-increasing workplace demands. In this course, leaders learn the skills they need to address these […]

    Developing Yourself and Others

    Course Overview Development is critical to attracting and retaining talent, driving employee engagement, preparing future leaders, and ultimately ensuring the success of the organization. Clearly, development is just as important to leaders as it is to their direct reports. In this course learners are introduced to a practical process to guide their own and their […]

    Digital Bridge Industry 4.0 Virtual Conference

    Save the date! On Tuesday, September 29, 2020, Catalyst Connection will be hosting the 5th annual advanced technology conference for manufacturers, Digital Bridge 2020. This year our conference will be a virtual event featuring engaging keynote talks, live tech demos, and technology adoption implementation stories. We will also hold a Supply Chain panel featuring experts […]

    Driving Change

    Change in the Workplace In today’s complex and competitive environment, it’s no surprise that 70 percent of workplace change initiatives fail. For workplace change initiatives to be successful, organizations need leaders who are able to turn resistance into commitment and inspire team members to take ownership of change. This course provides the skills and resources […]

    Effective Project Scheduling Techniques

    Course Overview What are the consequences to your project if the schedule is incorrect? How confident in the completion date would you be, given that most project schedules contain errors that greatly reduced the schedule accuracy and value? This course covers the critical skills necessary to create a correct project schedule that contains tasks and […]

    Effective Root Cause/Corrective Action Training

    Catalyst Connection is committed to exercising extreme caution in response  to the latest updates of the COVID-19 outbreak in accordance with our Pennsylvania Governor and  CDC guidelines. To ensure the safety of our staff and clients, we will be working remotely. We are also cancelling all of our trainings and events through April 30.  We […]

    Engaging and Retaining Talent

    Course Overview Research tells us that employee engagement is the primary enabler behind the successful execution of any business strategy. And, no one affects engagement and retention more than the employee’s immediate leader. This course provides leaders with a model to determine what drives each individual’s engagement, as well as methods for proactive engagement and […]

    Enterprise Software Strategy Planning Webinar

    Catalyst Connection is teaming up with Engleman Associates, Inc. to offer the Software That Runs Your Business webinar series. These no-cost webinars are presented for you to make business system improvements today and plan for tomorrow, and to learn how to conduct this work with great care in project cost and risk control. The first […]

    Estimating and Job Costing for Industry 4.0 – The Science of Costing and the Art of Pricing

    The business strategy around estimating and quoting hasn't changed much in the last 20 years. Having spoken with over 1000 shop owners in the last 24 months, Paperless Parts is working to turn the data generated in the quoting process into a valuable resources for future business activities. This helps shops spend less time in […]

    Export Development Program Webinar

    The goal of Southwestern Pennsylvania Commission's Export Development Program is to provide assistance and create opportunities for southwestern Pennsylvania companies to expand their business internationally, thereby increasing export sales and employment prospects in the region. Join us for this webinar where we will discuss the Pennsylvania's State Export Assistance services including: What is offered to […]

    Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing Training

    This six-hour training program (broken into two 3-hour sessions) is intended to enhance the skills and knowledge of machinists, toolmakers, engineers, quality personnel in the manufacturing industry. Practical examples are used throughout the training.Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing is a specific method of communicating dimensions and tolerances for size, location, orientation, and form. The basic definition and […]

    High-Impact Feedback and Listening

    Course Overview When sharing feedback is part of an organization’s culture, it is an effective business tool that reaches across all levels. In this course, individual performers learn how to effectively deliver both positive and developmental feedback. They also learn how to be receptive to feedback and to listen to accurately understand the speaker’s intended […]

    How Covid-19 Will Trigger Global Supply Chain Realignment… and What To Do About It

    The Sequential Consequences of China Ripple Effects from Coronavirus We will explore the ramifications of the Covid-19 virus, starting with the initial impact at the center of the virus in China, then in terms of the short-term effects on business and finally the long-term impact on trade and global supply chains. We will demonstrate how […]

    How to Avoid Costly Safety Violations

    Course Overview Register for Safety 101 today and help keep OSHA away! This seminar will help you understand the importance of getting started as a safety professional and where to start. You will also learn the importance of getting management buy-in. Areas covered in the session: OSHA compliance training, what do you need, how frequently […]

    How to Prepare for Remote Registrar Audits Webinar

    Join Catalyst Connection on Thursday, April 30th, at 2:00 PM as we partner with third-party partner Core Business Solutions to present a no-cost webinar on How to Prepare for Remote Registrar Audits.  Scott Dawson, President of Core Business Solutions and Craig Wilson, Managing Director of Quality/Process Improvements at Catalyst Connection, will discuss "remote audits" and how your Registrar/Certification Body may be conducting your […]

    How to Qualify for the R&D Tax Credit Webinar

    Improving your products, building your process, qualify for the R&D Credit Are you spending time and money developing your product or improving your process?  Manufacturers are continuously adding new features, improving quality, lengthen reliability, and increasing performance of their products and manufacturing processes.  These activities and the expenses associated can qualify for the R&D credit, […]

    Identifying Opportunities for Robotics in Your Manufacturing Operation

    This workshop is now at capacity and the registration is closed. If you would like further information, contact Matt Minner at Please join us on November 15th for a special workshop exclusively for manufacturing companies interested in learning more about implementing robotics at their facility. This workshop will help provide a basic overview of […]

    Identifying Performance Gaps & Implementing World Class Sales Practices Webinar

    In a field deluged with new content, but short on ideas, this webinar presents an original and imminently practical roadmap that begins with assessing a sales organization's current state, proceeds through establishing both best practices and a conceptual framework for understanding and applying them, and ultimately achieves measurable results. The Miller Heiman Group's World-Class Sales […]

    Infor CRM Webinar Series – Webinar #1: CRM Basics

    Join us as we host our Infor partner, Plus Consulting, for a series of CRM Webinars on how adopting Infor CRM can help you grow and improve your business.  We will kick off the series on February 7 with an overview of CRM as a whole and the benefits that Infor CRM can provide to […]

    Infor CRM Webinar Series: Webinar #2 – Adopting Infor CRM Webinar

    Information: Join us as we host our Infor partner, Plus Consulting, for the second installment of our series of CRM Webinars on how adopting Infor CRM can enable you to grow and improve your business. On February 21, we will take a deep dive into the power of integrating SyteLine ERP data into Infor CRM […]

    Infor CRM Webinar Series: Webinar #3 – Implementation Methodology

    Join us as we host our Infor partner, Plus Consulting, for the third installment of our CRM Webinar Series on how adopting Infor CRM can enable you to grow and improve your business. On March 21st, we will take a close look at Plus Consulting’s design and implementation methodology, and how their Infor team completes […]

    Interaction Essentials for Leaders

    Course Overview This one-hour, web-based course helps learners understand the connection between interacting with people and their success as a leader. Interaction Essentials for leaders focuses on two skill sets--Key Principles and interaction Guidelines--that will help learners lead productive discussions needed to achieve leadership success. Learners assume a leader role for the duration of the […]

    Introduction to Supply Chain Management Training

    Course Overview Introduction to Supply Chain Management is a two day class designed to provide an overview of integrated supply chain management. Based on the APICS Operations Management Body of Knowledge, the class covers key topics in areas such as the nature of planning, independent and dependent demand planning, inventory management, and production planning and execution. […]

    ISO 9001 Internal Auditing 2 Day Training

    Catalyst Connection is committed to exercising extreme caution in response  to the latest updates of the COVID-19 outbreak in accordance with our Pennsylvania Governor and  CDC guidelines. To ensure the safety of our staff and clients, we will be working remotely. We are also cancelling all of our trainings and events through April 30.  We […]

    ISO 9001:2015 -1 Day Orientation

    What  the New Standard Means to You Learning Objectives To learn about the changes and the impact of new additions contained within the ISO 9001:2015 standard. Target Audience Persons responsible for planning and implementation of ISO 9001:2015 based quality management systems. Course Duration Class typically runs 7.5 hours Course Materials Class participants will be provided […]

    KATA Training

    Course Overview Have your traditional Lean deployment systems started to lose their momentum?  Have the gains you realized over time started to erode?  KATA Training will introduce the concepts of the Improvement KATA and Coaching KATA to challenge employees in their organizations to create the culture of continuous improvement and learning. Many companies seek to improve their business […]

    Lean Certification

    Course Objective The Lean Certification Series is designed to provide participants with a solid foundation in basic lean principles, including hands-on experience in the application of those principles. The program includes six days of classroom instruction as well as a practical application project The classroom training will be delivered at the rate of one or […]

    Lean Office

    Almost every manufacturing process has an engineer focused on improvements. Very few office processes have received that kind of attention. 25% to 60% of costs in a typical manufacturer come from back office processes- 80% in some industries. Most office people have not even heard of many Lean trainings. Lean Office is taking the principle […]

    Lean Product Development Tools

    Course Overview In today's fast-paced world, innovation is a critical component of a company's long term growth and success. Unfortunately, many manufacturers find the product development process to be one of their most ineffective and inefficient activities.The objective of this one-day workshop is to help manufacturers remove waste from their new product development programs and product […]

    Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification

    Course Overview Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification is a level of mastery for the Six Sigma methodology— a disciplined, data-driven approach for eliminating defects in any process. Course Objective In our Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification training, you will learn to how to fix problems permanently by using the Six Sigma DMAIC methodology. […]

    Machine Downtime and OEE, How to Start? Webinar

    Manufacturers are working hard to remain competitive. They need to get more revenue out of the same equipment and staff. To do this requires improving performance, reliability, scheduling, and production costs. Often companies don't know where to start or how to identify the areas of biggest inefficiency. Data from machines on the plant floor such […]

    Maker to Manufacturing (M2M) Peer Network Meeting

    In line with our commitment to help small manufacturers in southwestern Pennsylvania accelerate revenue growth and improve productivity, Catalyst Connection received a Maker to Manufacturer (M2M) grant to help connect entrepreneurial makers and small businesses to a larger ecosystem of manufacturing.  This grant program from the US Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration will allow us […]

    Maker-to-Manufacturing (M2M) Workshop Series-Part I Commercialization Strategy

    Are you a startup or established small manufacturer making or commercializing new or existing products? On April 12th, Catalyst Connection, the leading economic development organization advancing the performance of manufacturing companies in southwestern Pennsylvania, invites you to a Commercialization Strategy workshop for small manufacturers. This first workshop in our three part series, Catalyst Connection has partnered […]

    Making High-Quality Decisions

    Course Overview Sound decision making demands much more than coming up with or picking the best alternative or option. It requires analyzing potential problems or opportunities and making sound judgments based on analysis. Using an engaging simulation, this course teaches a logical decision making process that addresses the critical elements that result in high-quality decisions. […]

    NIST/DFARS Compliance for Manufacturers Webinar

    Do you know if your Manufacturing Business is NIST/DFARS Compliant? Data breaches hit a record high in 2017, especially in the manufacturing industry. There were 620 separate data breach incidents in manufacturing alone. To put this into perspective, there were a reported total of 1,579 breaches in all of the US for the same time […]

    Practical Problem Solving Training – Washington, PA

    Course Overview Many companies seek to improve their business using various continuous improvement methodologies including Lean principles. The proven method for deploying these concepts is to tie them into an overall strategy of business improvement. This leads to the highest rate of return on investment over the long term along with ensuring sustainability of a […]

    Principles of Lean Manufacturing

    The Lean Manufacturing Training continues to be a key component for companies seeking a culture of continuous improvement. This introductory course provides participants with the foundational knowledge of Lean Manufacturing tools and concepts. The Lean Manufacturing Training combines both a classroom setting with hands-on simulation, which gives the participants the opportunity to see the benefits of the […]

    Print Reading and Engineering Drawing Practices

    The foundational skills required to effectively understand and utilize information in drawings for manufacturing processes. Course Objectives Participants are introduced to the foundational aspects of reading and interpreting technical drawings.  At completion of the course, the participants will be equipped to identify and understand key information included on engineering prints. Course Overview The course will utilize […]

    Problem Solving and Quality Tools on the Shop Floor

    Course Overview On the floor, workforce issues related to production jobs are, in some cases, reaching crisis mode, as opposed to professional jobs where candidate sourcing and retention challenges are less severe.

    Professional Sales Coaching

    Course Overview Professional Sales CoachingTM gives sales managers and coaches the framework, communication skills, and planning tools they need to build and maintain a customer-focused and performance-driven sales team.OverviewThe continued success of a sales team hinges on effectiveness of sales managers and coaches and their abilities to build a development culture that creates high-performance salespeople.Professional Sales […]

    Professional Selling Skills Training

    Course Objective: Top sales professionals know that their success is predicated on their customers. That focusing on the customers’ success is the only sure path to long term sales success. Today, customers are busier, and under more pressure to make good, cost-effective buying decisions. They are overwhelmed with information but have little time to decipher […]

    Project Based Learning Teacher Training

    Training OverviewCatalyst Connection, in collaboration with ASSET STEM Education, is offering a two-day workshop on project-based learning to Washington County and surrounding area teachers to develop the ability to design and facilitate effective project-based learning for their students. To do this, teachers will examine project-based learning from the perspectives of both education and industry while collaborating with […]

    Proven Lead Generation Webinar

    This webinar will review DVIRC’s proven lead generation process that aligns companies' capabilities with market opportunities to drive measurable growth by generating qualified prospects. Few business challenges compare to the urgency of maintaining a pipeline of sales opportunities. Without a steady flow of qualified prospects that match companies' capabilities and will be receptive to your […]

    Proven Lead Generation Webinar

    There is no surprise that COVID-19 has had a tremendous impact on companies. Manufacturers cannot attend tradeshows or hold events at this time, so they will have to rethink the way they generate leads, network and do business overall. This webinar will review DVIRC’s proven lead generation process that aligns companies' capabilities with market opportunities […]

    Resolving Workplace Conflict

    Course Overview Today's business environment challenges organizations to increase productivity, improve quality, shorten cycle time and reduce costs. An unfortunate but natural byproduct of these challenges is conflict. While conflict can lead to discoveries such as new ideas and innovative breakthroughs, it can, if allowed to escalate, result in damage to critical working relationships. This […]

    Risk Management Training

    Catalyst Connection is committed to exercising extreme caution in response  to the latest updates of the COVID-19 outbreak in accordance with our Pennsylvania Governor and  CDC guidelines. To ensure the safety of our staff and clients, we will be working remotely. We are also cancelling all of our trainings and events during this time.  We […]

    Selling Through Distributors and Manufacturers’ Reps – Best Practices to Grow Channel Business

    Course Overview Do you rely on independent reps and distributors to identify opportunities, develop new business and manage existing accounts? Are they performing as well as you had hoped? If not, you are not alone. These are challenging relationships. Building an effective rep or distributor network that brings in new sales takes hard work ... […]

    Setting Goals and Reviewing Results

    Course Overview People are more engaged and strive for better results when they feel ownership of their work in both the process and the outcomes. Unfortunately, leaders fail to engage and reinforce this sense of ownership in performance management discussions. This course will show the positive effect of shifting the traditional role of planner and […]

    Setup Reduction Training

    Setup Reduction Setup reduction enables you to build on the principles of the single-minute exchange of dies (SMED) system to dramatically reduce or eliminate changeover time. SMED can help your company design no- or low-cost changeover solutions that allow it to meet customer demands for high-quality, low-cost products, delivered quickly and without the expense of […]

    Statistical Process Control (SPC)

    Course Overview A Practical ApplicationCourse ObjectivesProperly applied, Statistical Process Control (SPC) will allow for more effective tracking and evaluation of output data, facilitate timely response to process issues and drive quality improvement. Concepts and practical application of SPC techniques will be presented. While statistical formulas are important, the class will focus on recognizing out-of-control conditions […]

    Teacher Training with Tesla

    Training Overview, Teacher Benefits By cytech ( , via Wikimedia Commons Training OverviewAdvanced manufacturing, autonomous vehicles, computer programming, and other emerging technologies are revolutionizing our world. Attend this training to learn how to prepare students for careers in these industries with visits to world-class companies: Tesla, Eaton, and Haas. The old-school model of passively learning facts […]

    Teacher Training with University of Pittsburgh’s Manufacturing Assistance Center with Boxzy and Pittsburgh Glass Center

    Training Overview Maker spaces are popping up all across our region blending the arts with STEM Education. These spaces prepare student for careers in advanced manufacturing, autonomous vehicles, computer programming, and other emerging technologies are revolutionizing our world. But they also bridge to the legacy industries (glass, metals, plastics, etc) that are still strong in […]

    The 5S System for Workplace Organization

    Course Overview The 5S System is a series of five simple, low-cost activities ("sort," "set in order," "shine," "standardize," and "sustain"), designed to help you improve workplace organization and standardization. This simulation-based training program introduces the five steps and shows you how to apply them, one by one, to transform a cluttered, disorganized environment into […]

    The Top 10 Strategies to Build Effective Teams

    The Top 10 Strategies to Build Effective Teams part of Catalyst Connection’s Top 10 Strategies webinar series.  This webinar will include ten strategies that every company can employ to bring together teams with each member contributing a talent or skill to the overall success of the group. Good teams don’t just happen. Planning is needed […]

    The Top 10 Strategies to Identify the Best Sales Channel Partners Webinar

    The Top 10 Strategies to Identify the Best Sales Channel Partners is part of Catalyst Connection’s Top 10 Strategies webinar series.  Did you know that on average, it takes 18 – 24 months for a new channel partner to become effective? For this reason, it’s a best practice to take the time to identify the […]

    The Top 10 Strategies to Increase Product Development ROI

    Increasing Product Development ROI Tools for Success The Top 10 Strategies to Increase Product Development ROI is part of Catalyst Connection’s Top 10 Strategies webinar series. Non-value added work can significantly impact a company’s resources, which in turn increases time to market and reduces profits from new products. This 30 minute webinar will discuss ten […]

    The Top 10 Strategies to Successfully Enter New Markets

    The Top 10 Strategies to Successfully Enter New Markets is part of Catalyst Connection’s Top 10 Strategies webinar series.  Expanding into new markets can be an exciting time for manufacturers. It is often an important step growth strategies. Unfortunately, history shows that for every successful market entry, about four fail to achieve their objectives. During […]

    Top 10 Strategies to Grow Top Line Revenue in Existing Markets

    The Top 10 Strategies to Grow Top Line Revenue in Existing Markets is part of Catalyst Connection’s Top 10 Strategies webinar series.  This webinar will include ten strategies that every company can employ to increase market share with existing customers and help you identify new customers in that same market. This tactic is usually the […]

    Training Within Industry (TWI) Job Relations Training

    Course Overview TWI, based in New York, has created training protocol considered to be best practice nationally in manufacturing. The participants solve a variety of problems presented to them by employees through the use of the Job Relations Methodology. The benefits are fewer grievances by hourly employees, improved management relations, and improved productivity.

    Value Methodology Webinar – Part 2

    Catalyst Connection is partnering with Bolton Value Consulting to provide the Value Methodology (VM) Webinar Series to assist companies with improving profitability and/or market share. The second webinar in this series will discuss the steps on how any organization can build an internal VM program. Topics will include: VM terminology How to address the need […]

    Value Stream Mapping Training

    Value Stream Mapping Training is a practical, powerful tool for uncovering waste and prioritizing improvements that support reductions in lead time and cost. It will allow your team to create a game plan for attaining smoother, more efficient flow of material and information.Course ObjectiveValue Stream Mapping Training offers a real-world case study for learning to identify and document the […]

    Visual Intellectual Property (IP) – The Value of Design Patents Trade Dress and Copyright webinar

    Most companies are leaving more than half their IP money on the table! When most companies think of intellectual property, they think only of Utility patents. These protect how something functions only. There are many different methods of protecting what 3 dimensional objects look like to prevent confusion by purchasers. These include Design Patents, Trade […]

    WEDnetPA Information Session Webinar

    The Workforce and Economic Development Network of Pennsylvania (WEDnetPA) was created to make companies across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania more competitive locally, nationally and internationally, by updating and improving the skills of their employees to meet specific company needs.  Please join our WEDnet Information Session on May 26, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.  Hosted by Reggie Overton, CCAC WEDnet Coordinator […]

    Yellow Belt Lean Six Sigma Certification-Pittsburgh, PA

    Operational Excellence is Not a Spectator Sport Receive your Yellow Belt Lean Six Sigma Certification from this hands-on workshop learning the practical side of Operational Excellence. Experience selecting, implementing, measuring, and sustaining the performance improvement associated with Operational Excellence. Attendee Benefits * Receive your Yellow Belt Certification from GELRAD, LLC ($700 value) * Enjoy learning directly from 2 world class mentors […]

    Your Leadership Journey

    Course Overview Making the transition from individual contributor to leader is both exciting and challenging. Unfortunately, we often promote individuals based on their hard work, and they struggle because being a leader is a career change, not just a slight shift in the work they do. This course arms a new or prospective leader with […]