WVU Industrial Extension Events

To learn more about upcoming WVU Industrial Extension and WVMEP events, open enrollment classes, and workshops, you can browse our e-store, or review the current events below.

Lean 101: An Introduction to Lean Manufacturing

March 13, 2018 | Charleston, WV

Advance Technology Center at BridgeValley Community & Technical College
1201 Science Park Drive
South Charleston, WV 25303

8:30am – 4:30pm


Registration Deadline:
March 6, 2018

David Carrick
[email protected]

How to become more efficient…  An introduction to Lean Manufacturing

In today’s ever-changing global economy, companies are faced with fierce competition, and have to continually find ways to remain competitive in their marketplace. The question is how does one improve product and customer value, while reducing cost?

Lean Manufacturing helps you to look at your operation in a manner that identifies and eliminates non-value added activities, more commonly known as WASTE!

Lean establishes a systematic approach to eliminating waste and creating flow throughout the whole company. It also helps you to develop and implement a long-term plan to streamline your operations for success by doing MORE with LESS!

Throughout the day, you will learn about principles of Lean Manufacturing including:

  • Operational Layout
  • Visual Systems
  • 5S & Workplace Organization
  • Standardized Work
  • Batch Size Reduction
  • Teams
  • Quality at the Source
  • Point-of-Use Storage
  • Quick Changeover
  • Pull Systems/Kanbans
  • Cellular Flow
  • Total Productive Maintenance

You will first learn about these principles in a classroom, then you will apply the principles inside of a simulated factory through a series of exercises to help further understand the benefits of Lean Manufacturing.


Leading for Results – How to lead so others will follow

April 24, 2018 | Wheeling, WV

Cabela’s – Wheeling
1 Cabela Drive, Triadelphia, WV 26059

9:15am – 4:30pm


Registration Deadline:
April 17, 2018

David Carrick
[email protected]

About the Workshop
Leadership can be extremely difficult.  It requires balancing internal and external customer’s needs, production schedules, goals, unexpected problems, unforeseen changes, and personnel issues.  How does one successfully juggle these responsibilities to ensure the successful future of the company? During this day-long class you will be introduce to a variety of leadership skills that will help you to become a more effective leader.  Topics to be covered include:

  • Introduction to Leadership
  • Behavioral Styles and Team Dynamics
  • Staying Focused and Time Management
  • Managing Chaos – Change Management
  • Coaching and Managing Conflict
  • Communication Skills

About the Presenter:
Chuck Stump, founder of The Performance Group, believes that attitude is ultimately more important than skill.  A Charleston native and graduate of West Virginia University, he uses his diverse background and experience as a corporate manager, a proven facilitator, a trusted consultant, and the owner of four different businesses to help his clients build their people, so their people can build their business.

Since 1998, he has presented over 1,300 fun and informative presentations in the areas of leadership, change management, individual and organizational behavior, client care, and communication.  His seminars use more than 27 years of hard-learned life lessons that help people change not only the way they think…but the way they act!

His client list reads like a “who’s-who” of businesses of all sizes including successful companies like Amazon.com,  McDonald’s, 3M, and City National Bank just to name a few.