KCMN: Upcoming Opportunities

EHS Subgroup is forming 

If you have environmental, health or safety concerns as part of your job description, you know there is a forever-changing regulatory landscape, the challenge of worker compliance, and sometimes the challenge of top management engagement. KCMN is here to help! We are pleased to announce the formation of a new Environmental Health and Safety Sub-group for KCMN. This group will meet 6 times per year (alternate months of the Workforce group) to discuss and brainstorm solutions to common EHS challenges in manufacturing.

We will be holding an organizational meeting on July 20, 7:30 AM at Robbie Flexibles in Lenexa. Thank you to Lisa Kist of Robbie and Ben Troja of Webco for leading this effort!  If you are interested in becoming part of this group, please contact Donna Gordon at donna@kcmn.org or 816-304-7958. This is a group for KCMN manufacturing members only.

August 2016 Networking Event

Our most popular event of the year is back! Join us for our Joint Networking event with Kansas City Manufacturing Network, Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers (IISE), APICS, Chemical Coaters Association International (CCAI) and American Society for Quality(ASQ).  The event will be the week of August 22nd, we are finalizing date and venue in the next week or so, so watch your emails.  Sponsorships will be available.

Emerging Leaders will Return 

Emerging Leaders is a popular partnership program with JCCC where participants learn the basic concepts of Leadership with a blend of classroom instruction, materials to utilize/retain the concepts taught, sharing of best practices with each other, and an opportunity to apply what is learned in their workplaces. See http://kcmn.org/category/news and scroll down to see all of our proud graduates! A total of 208 enrollees have participated in Emerging Leaders to date, and 30 more are currently enrolled in Tier 1. Signups will launch in early June for sessions that will begin in mid-August and end before Thanksgiving.

How Can We Make Manufacturing Sexy?  October 4, 7:30 – 9:00

To celebrate Manufacturing Week, KCMN has invited Author and Speaker Karin Linder to share insights from her book – How Can We Make Manufacturing Sexy? Sexy manufacturing?

For some, this may sound contradictory but in her book, Karin Lindner outlines that in reality, every organization needs an element of sexiness – her presentation will help you recognize motivation versus inspiration, leading versus managing, the power of attitude, the power of engagement and possibilities versus problems.  Sponsorships will be available.