Course & Workshop Schedule

Current public courses and workshops are listed below. Click on the title for details / descriptions. For further information, contact Kevin Hogan at (630) 505-0500 ext. 228.

* Illinois BIS may have grant funding for eligible companies. Contact us for information.

November

Start DateCourse / Workshop
Start DateTimeCostSchedule
Nov 028:00 am - 4:30 pm$300This is a one-day workshop

Description:   The starting point of the lean journey, creating the current state value stream map helps you "see" where to focus your attention to ensure improvement activities truly create continuous flow from supplier to customer.

A Lean Event is a way to accelerate the lean implementation process by using a focused group of people on a team to improve on cost, time and space for a particular product or process, with a one-week deadline. Learn how to effectively plan and facilitate Kaizen events for your company.

This class is part of our Lean Operations Series:
  1. Lean Overview
  2. Creating a Lean Culture
  3. A3 Problem Solving
  4. Visual Management / 5S / Mistake Proofing
  5. Set Up Reduction / Total Productive Maintenance
  6. Value Stream Mapping / Running a Rapid Improvement Event
Start DateTimeCostSchedule
Nov 149 am - 4 pm$325
includes lunch
This is a one-day workshop

Description:   Understand the technological threats and risks your business faces at a high level and get direct assistance in prioritizing necessary action items and in building a plan for managing security threats.

In partnership with WEBIT Services, a global top-ranked managed service provider (MSP), Illinois BIS is offering two cyber security bootcamps. Whether you are an IT Professional or a Business Leader, keeping up with trends and best practices is critical for protecting your company and your technology. Join us for either one of our action-oriented Bootcamp workshops.

Among the knowledge areas discussed:
  • Improving your weakest link: Cyber Security awareness training for your team
  • We're not a target: Debunking the myths that company size or industry matters in cyber security
  • Passwords: Developing good policy and use of Multi-factor authentication
  • Physical access to data: Security Controls, cameras, authentication systems (key cards, biometrics)
  • Securing email: Filtering, Encryption, and Retention
  • Keeping up with the Joneses: Maintenance plans, mitigating risks associated with aging infrastructure
  • Planning for the worst: Business continuity planning
  • Wireless Security: Limiting access to your network
  • Penetration Testing: Insights and importance
  • The role of security in Compliance
  • Responding when an incident occurs
Start DateTimeCostSchedule
Nov 199:00 am - 3:30 pm (2 days)$850
Includes lunch, materials, and 1 hour of
personal coaching following program completion
November 19 & 20

Description:   This program provides front-line and mid-level managers with essential skills to succeed. Focus is on traditional leadership competencies and topics relevant and useful for women leaders.

Topics include:
  • Effective Negotiations
  • Influence and Persuasion
  • Communications
  • Minimizing Gender Bias
  • Building Trust and Credibility
  • Conflict Management and Resolution
  • Improving Business Acumen
    • Financial Management
    • Marketing
    • Talent Management
    • Goal Setting and Evaluation
Start DateTimeCostSchedule
Nov 268:00 am - 4:30 pm (5 days)$2,000 ($1,200 with grant)*
Participants are expected to provide their own copies of
ISO 9001:2015 and IATF 16949:2016
November 26, 27, 28, 29 & 30

Description:   The new automotive QMS Standard, IATF 16949:2016, requires a documented process to verify that internal auditors are competent. The Standard also identifies the required competencies for Quality Management System Internal Auditors, Manufacturing Process Auditors, Product Auditors, and Second-Party Auditors (now REQUIRED for supplier evaluation) specifically:

  1. Understanding the automotive process approach for auditing, including risk-based thinking
  2. Understanding applicable customer-specific requirements
  3. Understanding applicable ISO 9001:2015 and IATF 16949:2016 requirements
  4. Understanding applicable core tools
  5. Understanding how to plan, conduct, report and close out audit findings
Any audits performed for the transition to IATF 16949 must be performed by auditors with these competencies or they will not be recognized by the Certification Body. This training will provide the necessary competencies for auditors. After successful completion of the training and passing the final examination, participants will receive a certificate showing evidence of required competence for internal quality management system auditors as described in IATF 16949:2016, Clause 7.2.3, items a) through e).

The instructor for this training is Global Exemplar Certified to ISO 9001 and IATF 16949, including Auditor and Audit Team Leader.

Training Agenda:
  • ISO 9001:2015 and IATF 16949:2016 Requirements
  • Auditing Customer-Specific Requirements
  • How to Perform Internal Audits, including Automotive Process Approach to Auditing, Risk-Based Thinking, Planning, Conducting, Reporting and Closing Out Audit Findings, per ISO 19011 and IATF Certification Scheme for IATF 16949 - Includes Mock Audit Exam
  • Auditing AIAG Core Tools
  • Case Studies, and Comprehensive Final Examination

December

Start DateCourse / Workshop
Start DateTimeCostSchedule
Dec 068:00 am - 12:00 pm$300
includes lunch
This is a half-day seminar

Description:   The current U.S. - China trade conflict will continue through 2019 setting up a "new normal" by 2020 in the way the two countries conduct business with each other. Join us for this important seminar as we examine key issues facing Illinois companies over the next 12 months as they navigate through the conflict's fallout and prepare for the changes coming in 2020.

After lunch, you are invited to stay for an optional open forum to discuss any topic on U.S. - China business relations that may affect your organization.

Topics Include:
  • Why there is a U.S. - China conflict and why it will continue
  • Key issues business facing Illinois companies: from aerospace to manufacturing to soybeans
  • Tailoring a business plan to address the immediate challenges of 2019 and prepare for 2020's "new normal"
Start DateTimeCostSchedule
Dec 078:00 am - 4:30 pm$300This is a one-day workshop

Description:   This training provides participants with an introduction to advanced quality planning and control plans. Participants will gain the tools and techniques needed to develop and document advanced quality planning in design and manufacturing and understand the elements and requirements for advanced quality planning and control plans.

Learn how to determine customer needs and expectations and ensure that the design and manufacturing processes meet those needs; and prepare a system for compliance.

What You Will Learn:
  • Determine Customer's needs
  • Design the product
  • Design the process
  • Validate the product and process
  • Feedback, assessment, improvement
Who Should Attend: This training is intended for companies that require a documented quality system meeting all quality management system requirements.
Start DateTimeCostSchedule
Dec 108:00 am - 4:30 pm (3 days)$1,300 ($780 with grant)*
Participants will receive a copy of
the ISO 9001:2015 Standard
December 10, 11 & 12

Description:   This three-day training provides the knowledge necessary to audit a Quality Management System based on ISO 9001:2015. The auditing methodology presented is based upon ISO 19011, Guidelines for Auditing Management Systems.

Topics:
  • Intro
  • Quality Systems
  • ISO 9001 Principals Team Exercise
  • QMS Requirements
  • Exercise to Understand the Standard
  • Internal Auditor Qualifications
  • Steps of Auditing
  • Process Approach to Auditing
  • Team Mock Audit
  • Summary, Review, Q&A
  • Final Exam
Who Should Attend: Anyone involved in the auditing, maintaining or supervising of ISO Management Systems, staff responsible for conducting internal audits, and those who monitor management system performance.
Start DateTimeCostSchedule
Dec 119 am - 4 pm$325
includes lunch
This is a one-day workshop

Description:   Gain important insight into how to protect your networks and data from compromised programs and undetected breaches. Our expert knowledge will help you better prepare your organization for the increasing number of threats faced in today's interconnected business environments.

In partnership with WEBIT Services, a global top-ranked managed service provider (MSP), Illinois BIS is offering two cyber security bootcamps. Whether you are an IT Professional or a Business Leader, keeping up with trends and best practices is critical for protecting your company and your technology. Join us for either one of our action-oriented Bootcamp workshops.

Among the knowledge areas discussed:
  • Patching Systems and Applications
  • End-User Cyber Security Awareness Training
  • Password Management
  • Multi-factor Authentication
  • Physical Security Controls
  • Email Security
  • Encryption
  • Business Continuity Plans and Solutions
  • Wireless Security
  • Penetration Testing
  • SIEM and SOC (Security Information and Event Management - Security Operations Center)
  • Regulatory and Compliance Concerns
  • Incident Response
  • Crypto and Malware Prevention Strategies
Start DateTimeCostSchedule
Dec 148:00 am - 4:30 pm$300This is a one-day workshop

Description:   Participants will learn the logic behind FMEA. This one-day workshop provides participants with an understanding of FMEAs (Failure Mode and Effect Analysis) and how to get the most out of them.

An FMEA can be described as a systematic group of activities intended to:
1) recognize and evaluate the potential failure of a product/process and the effects of that failure,
2) identify actions that could eliminate or reduce the chance of the potential failure occurring, and
3) document the entire process. This course provides the knowledge and general guidance in the application of the FMEA technique (Design and/or Process).

Key Topics:
  • Overview - Risk Analysis
  • Where Does FMEA Come From - Types of FMEA's
  • What Happens Before The FMEA?
  • Benefits of FMEA's
  • Function, Failure Mode, Cause and Effect
  • Process FMEA's
  • RPN Calculation and Thresholds
  • Design FMEA
  • Rating The Failures: Severity, Occurrence, and Detection
  • What Happens After The FMEA?
  • Improving RPN's
  • Summary
Who Should Attend: Anyone involved with manufacturing, product design, reliability, testing, quality, development, logistics/support, product assurance/design assurance, materials, and their management or anyone responsible for the design and development of manufacturing, assembly or service processes in the completion of a Design or Process FMEA.

January

Start DateCourse / Workshop
Start DateTimeCostSchedule
Jan 118:00 am - 4:30 pm$300This is a one-day workshop

Description:   This training provides participants with an understanding of the new 4th edition of PPAP published by the automobile industry. Topics include: the purpose and intent of PPAP, a detailed review of the specific requirements and PPAP submission status.

You will learn the relationship between PPAP and quality planning, running parts for PPAP evaluation, detailed review of the specific requirements for PPAP, customer notification and submission requirements for product and process changes, understanding PPAP submission status and more.

Training Objective:
  • Provide an understanding of the intent of each step of the PPAP process to all employees involved.
  • Gain familiarity with the PPAP fourth edition manual for ongoing reference.
  • Relate company-specific objectives with PPAP
Topics:
  • Process Approach Review
  • Source of PPAP - APQP
  • PPAP in ISO/TS 16949
  • Purpose of PPAP
  • PPAP Process Requirements in Detail
  • Customer-Specific Requirements and Appendices
Who Should Attend: Anyone doing business in the automotive, or truck industries including plant managers, quality managers and technicians, supplier quality engineers, internal auditors, ISO team members, manufacturing engineers, design engineers, purchasing managers, etc.
Start DateTimeCostSchedule
Jan 149:00 am - 3:30 pm (2 days)$850
Includes lunch, materials, and 1 hour of
personal coaching following program completion
January 14 & 15

Description:   This program provides front-line and mid-level managers with essential skills to succeed. Focus is on traditional leadership competencies and topics relevant and useful for women leaders.

Topics include:
  • Effective Negotiations
  • Influence and Persuasion
  • Communications
  • Minimizing Gender Bias
  • Building Trust and Credibility
  • Conflict Management and Resolution
  • Improving Business Acumen
    • Financial Management
    • Marketing
    • Talent Management
    • Goal Setting and Evaluation
Start DateTimeCostSchedule
Jan 248:00 am - 4:30 pm (2 days)$600January 24 & 25

Description:   Statistical Process Control is a powerful tool that can be used to predict percent conformance to specifications and help improve quality throughout a company. Learn a straightforward approach to setting up and maintaining an effective SPC program in your company. Participants will be able to apply these techniques immediately.

SPC can be applied whether you operate in a long or short run environment.

Key Topics:
  • Introduction to Statistical Process Control
  • Predicting Percent Conformance
  • Process Potential and Capability Studies
  • Traditional and Short Run Variable Charting
  • Traditional and Short Run Attribute Charting
  • Pattern Analysis
Who Should Attend: This class is intended for Quality Engineers, Technicians, Managers, Engineers, Engineering Technicians, Manufacturing Engineers, Production Managers, and Supervisors

February

Start DateCourse / Workshop
Start DateTimeCostSchedule
Feb 018:00 am - 4:30 pm (5 days)$2,200 ($1,100 with grant)*February 1, 8, 15, 22 and March 8

Description:   Illinois BIS offers a full spectrum of programs designed to enhance both the people and practical skills required to be an effective supervisor. This Supervisory Development program focuses on best practices regarding managing people in today's workplace. Topics include: The Role of the Leader, Problem-Solving, Communication, Building Trust, Resolving Conflicts, Coaching, Time Management, Teamwork, Legal Aspects and Diversity.

This forty-hour Certificate Program provides supervisors with the skills necessary to meet the challenges of fast-moving work environments by learning to effectively achieve results through others. The focus is on developing leadership skills that will motivate and energize the workforce.

Topics:
1 - The Role of the Leader
2 - A3 Problem Solving
3 - Communication: The Key to Successful Leadership
4 - Building Trust and Commitment
5 - Resolving Conflicts
6 - Coaching for Higher Performance
7 - Planning, Time Management & Delegating
8 - Customer-Focused Teamwork
9 - Laws Every Supervisor Should Know
10 - Valuing Diversity

Who Should Attend: This program is designed for current and new supervisors responsible for implementing company strategies at the line management level.
Start DateTimeCostSchedule
Feb 128:00 am - 4:30 pm (6 days)$2,600 ($1,300 with grant)*February 12, 26, March 12, 19, 26 & April 2

Description:   Six Sigma Green Belt Training is a hands-on program designed for those team members who will actually implement the projects identified as improvement opportunities. This class will teach you how to apply the DMAIC process to your own work processes. Homework assignments may include implementation of the project at your company site.

This course introduces the application of DMAIC - Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve and Control to solve problems and improve processes. The course introduces the participants to a hands-on learning experience that will give them the tools and knowledge necessary to get significant results from their problem solving efforts.

Overview of DMAIC:
  • Be able to identify the steps and proper progression of DMAIC
  • Understand the outputs necessary for each step
  • Gain an idea of the various tools used for each step