Present a 2015 e-Training Webinar

Webinars are the convenient, quick, cost-effective choice for education, and IAPD is proud to offer this online learning opportunity.

If you have knowledge of an interesting topic and want to present your expertise please contact Carly Rodgers at +913.345.1005 to schedule a 2015 date today.

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IAPD webinars are free to present and attend. Plus, your company will earn points toward the annual Education Circle of Champions Award.


e-Training Webinar Replay from Dec. 11

Building a Better Workplace – Power and Goals, presented by Dr. Helen Eckmann

As a follow up to her educational session, Building a Better Workplace: Understanding Gender Roles, at the 58th Annual IAPD Convention and Plastics Expo, Dr. Helen Eckmann will offer ways that women and men can more effectively gain power in any situation. She will teach you how to read your own power and the power of others. Helen will also review Janet Hagberg’s Six Stages of Power and SMART Goals. You will learn how SMART goals can help your understanding of your organization’s strategy and how to apply these concepts to further your power and role within the organization.

Tips, tools and data will be offered about power and goals, including:

  • Six stages of power
  • How power can change depending upon the situation
  • How to “read” the perceived power of others in any given situation
  • System of SMART goals

This presentation is sponsored by IAPD’s Women in Plastics Common Interest Group. IAPD member company employees are invited to join the Women in Plastics LinkedIn Group.

About Dr. Eckmann: Dr. Helen Eckmann holds a doctorate from the University of San Diego (2003) in the Science of Leadership and Education. She has a (2013) certificate in Evidence Based Coaching from Fielding Graduate University. She is full-time faculty in the Business School at Brandman University and is in charge of innovation, supply chain, strategy and sustainability. Helen has run her own consulting business for the past decade working as an executive coach and innovation specialist in the biotech, defense, finance, technology, grocery, oil and gas industries.


e-Training Webinar Replay from Nov. 7

Material Handling Automation and Technology, sponsored by Stiles Machinery Inc.

This presentation focuses on material handling automation and technology, specifically:

  • Time
  • People
  • Logistics
  • Cost Control
  • Injury Prevention

When is it time to add Material Handling

  • Smaller batch sizes
  • Heavier parts
  • Damage
  • Lost material
  • Product flow
  • Cost per Employee
  • Maximize Machine Throughput

Attendees of this presentation will learn:

  • Differences in material handling
  • When and where to add material handling
  • What makes sense to add for material handling
  • Cost control
  • Machine throughput

Who should attend

  • Business owners
  • Production Managers
  • General Managers
  • Anybody in the plastics or advanced materials manufacturing

The webinar was presented by Ken McFadden, product manager for Stiles Machinery Inc.

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