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.

Leading for Results – How to lead so others will follow

April 24, 2018 | Wheeling, WV

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

Time:
9:15am – 4:30pm

Cost:
$150.00/person

Registration Deadline:
April 17, 2018

Questions?
David Carrick
412.327.9119
[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.

SEP Energy & Efficiency Workshop

May 10, 2018| Kearneysville, WV

Location:
Automated Merchandising Systems
255 W. Burr Blvd.
Kearneysville, WV 25430

Time:
8:00am – 4:30pm

Cost:
$25.00/person

Registration Deadline:
May 4, 2018

Questions?
Dee Hayes
304.376.3346
[email protected]

David Carrick
412.327.9119
[email protected]

Jerry Biser
304.290.8425
[email protected]

About the Workshop:
The West Virginia State Energy Program was developed to increase awareness and engagement of West Virginia industries in energy related technical assistance services provided through the West Virginia Department of Energy’s partnership with the WVU Industrial Assessment Center, the WVU Industrial Extension, and the WV Manufacturing Extension Partnership.

The focus of this day-long workshop will be to provide participants with information about various topics that help to improve day to day operations, and increasing energy efficiency, thereby reducing energy costs, allowing more money to be devoted to the bottom line. The agenda for the day will include:

• Lean Manufacturing Principles
• Continuous Improvement
• In-Plant Tour & Data Collection
• Energy Efficiency Measures
• Smart Manufacturing

About the Presenter:
David Carrick – WVU Industrial Extension
The WVU Industrial Extension, also serving as the West Virginia Manufacturing Extension Partnership has an impressive 20 year history of assisting and strengthening manufacturing in West Virginia through a variety of services including innovation, process improvement, lean manufacturing, and more.

Bhaskaran Gopalakrishnan – WVU-Industrial Assessment Center
Dr. Gopalakrishnan is well qualified in the technical and managerial aspects of delivering high-value energy services to industrial clients in the form of energy efficiency assessments, technical assistance, technical training, and energy management (ISO 50001).

Understanding Cybersecurity – How to be “Cyber Secure”

May 22, 2018 | Martinsburg, WV

Location:
Holiday Inn Martinsburg
301 Foxcroft Ave.
Martinsburg, WV 25430

Time:
8:30am – 12:00pm

Cost:
$50.00/person

Registration Deadline:
May 15, 2018

Questions?
David Carrick
412.327.9119
[email protected]

Dee Hayes
304.376.3346
[email protected]

A cause for concern…
Cyber-attacks have quickly become a growing concern for companies of all sizes and industries.  Our appetite for technology and being “connected” is quickly outgrowing our ability to protect it, leaving many vulnerable without even realizing it.

Cybersecurity Facts:

  • Small & mid-sized businesses are attacked about 4,000 times a day, with manufacturing consistently being a top 5 target
  • 60% of small companies are unable to sustain their business over 6 months after an attack
  • $445 billion is lost annually to cybercrime and espionage across the entire world economy
  • Department of Defense (DoD), General Services Administration (GSA), and NASA, require compliance to defined cybersecurity requirements

How will this workshop help?
The primary speaker will for this workshop will be Pat Toth, from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), who was part of the team responsible for creating the NIST 800-171 cyber security standard.  Pat will be available to answer your questions and address your Cyber concerns.

If you are like many businesses, you may not know what is expected, or even how to get started.  Join the WVU Industrial Extension and the West Virginia MEP for an event focused on understanding cybersecurity and how to best protect your company’s information.  Attendees will:

  • Learn how to protect their employees and information from cyber-attacks
  • Learn what is required to be compliant with current cybersecurity standards
  • Learn about DFARS 252.204.7012 and NIST Special Publication 800-171

The Governor’s Energy Summit

October 9-11, 2018 | Roanoke, WV

Location:
Stonewall Resort
940 Resort Drive
Roanoke, WV 26447

Time:
TBD

Cost:
TBD

Registration Deadline:
TBD

Questions?
Bradley Harris
304.290-8463
[email protected]

Join the West Virginia Department of Commerce and the West Virginia Office of Energy as we bring together hundreds of industry, education and research leaders to discuss new and innovative ways to strengthen

The Mountain State’s energy industry and advance energy development across the country and the globe.

Learn more at www.energysummitwv.com