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March 2019

Risk Management Training

Principles and Guidelines Course Objective To raise basic awareness of risk management concepts and mechanisms so that participants can effectively identify and manage risks within their own organizations. Course Duration Class typically runs 7.5 hours Course Outline This training session introduces the definition of risk, the purpose of risk management and discusses steps necessary for the effective management of risks.  Discussion of risk management requirements from various quality management system standards such as ISO-9001, AS9100, ISO-13485 and others are presented.  …

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March 26 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm EDT
Catalyst Connection 2000 Technology Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15219 United States
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$300

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 in which people’s differences are respected and utilized. Do You Face Any of These Issues? Are biases and stereotypes having a negative impact? Are new…

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March 28 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm EDT
Catalyst Connection 2000 Technology Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15219 United States
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$250

Beaver/Butler Counties Manufacturing Reception & Student Video Reception

Manufacturing is important to Beaver and Butler Counties. We know that a skilled and qualified workforce is key to a strong and vibrant manufacturing sector.  When manufacturers succeed, the ripple effect can be felt throughout the entire economy, where all businesses and communities prosper.  Catalyst Connection will be hosting an award ceremony for students who participated in this year’s Explore the New Manufacturing Student Video Contest.  Eleven regional schools were paired with 11 regional manufacturing companies to create a video…

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March 28 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm EDT
Community College of Beaver County-Athletics & Events Center 1 Campus Drive, Athletics & Events Center
Monaca, PA 15061 United States
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$35

April 2019

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 Practices Study (formerly Sales Best Practices) identifies the top 12 sales practices that world-class sellers follow, compared to less successful sellers. It presents performance in…

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April 4 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT

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 the quoting process. Leveraging this data and automation of the administrative tasks in the quoting process, experienced machinists can spend less time engineering quotes and…

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April 9 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT

Fayette/Washington Counties Manufacturing Reception and Video Contest Ceremony

Manufacturing is important to Fayette and Washington Counties. We know that a skilled and qualified workforce is key to a strong and vibrant manufacturing sector.  When manufacturers succeed, the ripple effect can be felt throughout the entire economy, where all businesses and communities prosper.  Catalyst Connection will be hosting an award ceremony for students who participated in this year’s Explore the New Manufacturing Student Video Contest.  Seven regional schools were paired with eight regional manufacturing companies to create a video…

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April 11 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm EDT
Penn State Fayette-The Eberly Campus 2201 University Drive
Lemont Furnace, PA 15456 United States
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$35

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 with Lenape Tech Adult Education and it will be hosted at Nextier Adult Learning Center at Lenape Tech Adult Education located at 2215 Chaplin Avenue, Ford…

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April 12 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 am EDT
Nextier Adult Learning Center @ Lenape Tech 2215 Chaplin Avenue
Ford City, PA 16226 United States
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ISO 9001:2015 Internal Auditing 2 Day Training

Driving QMS Improvement with Effective Internal Audits Course Objective This course was developed considering the ISO 19011 standard and is designed to introduce the student to the ISO 9001:2015 quality management system standard and prepare them to conduct effective internal audits. Interpretation of the QMS requirements and recognition of appropriate objective evidence to verify system implementation and effectiveness are addressed.  The “human factor” and ethics of auditing along with effective auditing techniques are presented along with case studies and other…

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April 16 @ 8:30 am - April 17 @ 4:30 pm EDT
Catalyst Connection 2000 Technology Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15219 United States
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$495

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 a handout of presentation materials. Certification of Attendance will be provided upon completion. Course Outline This course will provide an understanding of the changes from…

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April 16 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm EDT
Catalyst Connection 2000 Technology Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15219 United States
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$300

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 -Securing Your Organization -Employee Training -Ongoing Security Monitoring -Post Breach Support (Including our Breach Hotline and Cyber Liability Insurance) PRESENTED BY: Black Bottle, an Information Security…

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April 16 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
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