EMC Engage - 2019 In Review

December 15, 2019 Bren de LeeuwThe Learning Centre 416 Views

Our EMC Learning Centre Team wishes you the very, very best of the season and a fabulous New Year too!

Without a doubt it has been an incredibly busy twelve months full of learning opportunities including public programming, in-house training, coaching, mentoring and customized sessions  - all of which have been enthusiastically delivered by our valued Training Providers from Coast to Coast!

What have we been up to?  Well, throughout 2019, we were pleased to have had participation in a number of Public Events including the 2-Day Lean Supervisor Course and 1-Day Programs on Value Stream Mapping and 5-S and Visual Management. 

Special Congratulations to all of the graduates from these sessions!

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These topics have been embraced during in-house Events as well along with many others relating to Lean, Lean Management and Tools, Leadership, Teambuilding and so forth.  We have also provided a number of customized programs tailored to best meet the needs and goals of companies on their journey’s of continuous improvement, development and growth.

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Complimenting the above activities, Manufacturers in Northern Ontario have enjoyed participating in the LMS (Lean Management System) Program.  This Program which is proudly supported by Excellence in Manufacturing Consortium (EMC), FedNor and The Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC), is currently running in Thunder Bay and will finish in June 2020 with Project Presentations!  

Over the course of ten modules, Participants in this special training initiative learn about Lean and Lean Management Systems, Leadership and Management of Change, Value Stream Mapping, Visual Management and Controls, Accountability and Standard Work, Root Cause Problem Solving and Kaizen Facilitation – all while working on a Continuous Improvement project that will generate a 50K ROI! 

It’s an exciting undertaking – and we wish all those who completed our LMS Program in 2019 our sincerest Congrats for a job well done!!

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Our Learning Centre is ready to help and happy to share overviews or provide additional information on current or customized programming anytime.  And as you consider your training initiatives for 2020, please know that there are a number of different courses available for companies to tap into including all elements of Lean Manufacturing, Financial Applications, Supervisory Leadership, Team Building, Developing Human Capital, Customer Sales and Service, and a variety of programs related to Health and Safety.  If you are looking for something in particular, we may have just what you are looking for!

In addition to these facilitated events, we have over 2,500 seats in use for our 20+ courses offered on-line for Health Safety through InFuse Training by WebWSIT Limited. 

Very, very special thanks to our trusted Providers who welcome the opportunity to assist you in your training journey:

Value Stream Solutions (Chad Metcalf, Devin Melanson, Brian Sloan, Jeff Ainslie)
Montana HR (George Raine)
Industrial Safety Trainers

Jim Farmer, Industrial Performance Group

Cindy Stradling

We appreciate all you do!

Looking ahead, our public event schedule will be released soon and we will continue to keep you posted on any upcoming events through our National Newsletter – EMC Update, or please feel free to subscribe to our Learning Centre email list which provides updates once a month on our upcoming training events. (To subscribe please click here).

As always, we are very excited about the coming New Year and Amy Edwards, our Training Coordinator, and I look forward to assisting you with any Learning Centre needs that you may have! 

Again, on behalf of all of us in the EMC Learning Centre, we wish you the very, very best of the holiday season and an exciting and happy New Year too!

Happy Holidays!

Bren and Amy

Bren de Leeuw
National Director – Program Delivery
National Director - Food, Beverage, Bio & Ag Program
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Amy Edwards
Training Coordinator
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