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CMMC Readiness - An Introductory for Senior Management - Self-Paced Online Course
8/3/2020 - 12/20/2021

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For Senior Management


About this course

This course provides a general overview of the DFARS standards and NIST 800-171 and how they relate to emerging CMMC compliance requirements. Participants will go through the origins of CMMC, its essential core components, and what the DoD will expect. This path will also illustrate that in addition to technical requirements, much of CMMC compliance is non-technical and involves the implementation of cybersecurity best practices. The course will enable you to think critically about the importance of cybersecurity, recognize its place in your company’s risk management strategy, and visualize a path to achieve compliance.


What you will learn


  • Compare the DFARS standards, NIST 800-171, and the CMMC domain requirements.

  • Interpret barriers and challenges of cybersecurity compliance.

  • Communicate the steps and resources required in the CMMC readiness process.

  • Connect sources of support to achieve DFARS and CMMC compliance.

  • Determine a path for DFARS and CMMC audit readiness.


Who Should Attend?

CEOs, Procurement Specialists, and Senior managers with legal, financial, and compliance responsibilities.


Length

20 minutes (self-paced)


Training Completion Document

Upon course completion



CMMC Fundamentals for Practitioners - Self-Paced Online Course
8/3/2020 - 12/20/2021

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About this course

This course will unpack the alignment of the DFARS standards and NIST 800-171 with the 5 levels of CMMC, focusing on level 3.  Modules will illustrate the process for implementing all the required standards and practices for DoD compliance, and provide guidance, resources, and tools for preparing and submitting a CMMC certification package.


What you will learn


  • Assess your current and future contracts to DFARS standards, NIST 800-171 and emerging CMMC requirements.

  • Evaluate your current cybersecurity processes and practices against DFARS, NIST 800-171 and the emerging CMMC level requirements. 

  • Establish and implement a gap analysis between your current processes & practices, and DFARS, NIST 800-171 and CMMC standards.

  • Review, draft, and revise your system security plan to meet DFARS standards, NIST 800-171 and establish a pathway to CMMC compliance.


 Who Should Attend?

Operations managers, HR professionals, Engineering/IT, and other technical personnel.


Length

40-60 minutes (Self-paced instruction + additional time for the Toolbox)


Toolbox

CMMC Training Modules provide participants with the tools and resources to self-manage and progress toward their organization's compliance. Participants will learn CMMC material through interactive sessions while having the ability to join into a larger pool of candidates. These tools will enable participants to create roadmaps, track milestones, and control the entire process to manage cybersecurity and move toward compliance.


Training Completion Document

Upon course completion



Intro to HACCP & Food Safety
4/20/2021 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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The course fee is $249/each individual.


The Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) system is a logical, scientific approach to controlling hazards in food production and is a preventive system assuring the safe production of food products. The principle of HACCP can be applied to production, meat slaughter and processing, shipping and distribution, foodservice and home preparation.


Successful completion of this course will result in an Introduction to HACCP Certificate with the International HACCP Alliance seal of approval.


Who Should Take This Course:


This course is recommended for all employees including plant operators, supervisors, nurses, chefs/cooks, engineering personnel, HACCP team members, team leaders, plant maintenance staff, owners, managers, and sole proprietors.


By the end of this training course, participants will be able to:



  • Principles of HACCP.

  • The importance of monitoring and periodic review.

  • The need to develop realistic controls at Critical Control Points.

  • The importance of pre-requisite programs.

  • Monitoring, documenting, and reviewing procedures.



Leadership in Manufacturing
4/22/2021 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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Three - 3-hour Sessions.  Session 1 starts April 22nd


Cost - Food Northwest Member $599 Non Members $999


Often, facilities promote from within. However, the skills needed to be an excellent employee are not always the same skill set needed to be an excellent supervisor. The Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) National Network’s Leading in Manufacturing course will train you to utilize the key skills effective in managing, communicating, and motivating a workforce. This course has been designed specifically for supervisors in manufacturing environments.


This course is for people in supervisory roles and those who will soon be in those positions, intended to equip participants with the necessary skills to manage, supervise, and lead staff. The instructors of this course have years of experience leading teams in some of the top manufacturing organizations across the U.S. Come leverage their expertise by not only learning but also practicing the skills needed to have a highly effective and functioning team. 


The course will dive deep into essential skills for supervising high performing teams


By the end of this training course, participants will be able to:



  • Learn fundamental leadership skills in the manufacturing sector

  • Get an assessment of your personal leadership style

  • Learn how to set goals and practice accountability

  • Become more effective at managing conflict


Session Topics:



  • Introductions to Course

  • Leadership Fundamentals

  • Fundamentals of Training within Industry

  • Establishing Performance Expectations

  • Establish and Understanding Personal Leadership Style

  • Building On-the-job Learning Programs

  • Continuous Improvement

  • Conflict Resolution


This course is designed for:


Emerging Leaders, New Supervisors, Team Leaders, or anyone looking to develop fundamental leadership skills and communication in their company or team.



Materials and Zoom invite will be sent out prior to the course.


Dates:


April 22, 2021 9-12 PT - Session 1: Introductions to Course and Leadership Fundamentals


April 29, 2021, 9-12 PT - Session 2: Fundamentals of Training within Industry


May 6, 2021, 9-12 PT - Session 3: Conflict Resolution and Continuous Improvement




Presenters:


Jolene Cram, Regional Food Safety Coordinator, MEP National Network


Bryan Peterson, Montana Manufacturing Extension Center


Kristin Kautz, Impact Washington


Janna Hamlett, Food Processing Specialist, TechHelp Idaho



Safe Quality Foods (SQF)
4/22/2021 9:00 AM - 4/23/2021 5:00 PM

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The course fee is $549/ each individual. 


What Will I Learn?



  • SQF Code and Vocabulary.

  • Food Sector Categories.

  • Food Safety and Quality Plans.

  • Implementing and maintaining SQF systems.

  • Requirements for SQF Practitioners.


Description:


Get introduced to the SQF system and prepare to take the SQF Practitioner exam. During this two day course, you will gain an understanding of the SQF code and how to apply it to food manufacturing. With practical exercises to reinforce learning, you will be able to successfully implement and maintain an SQF System.


Walk Away With:



  • An examinee guide and sample SQF Practitioner exam questions.

  • Training workbook, with extensive notes, to use during the course and on the job site.

  • Certification of Completion provided by CSI Workforce Development and Training.


Who Should Attend?


This course is recommended for all personnel wanting to become SQF practitioners, personnel responsible for designing, implementing, and maintaining the company’s SQF systems, owners and company leaders wanting in-depth knowledge and the SQF program, and supporting employees, managers and others overseeing the SQF process.



OSHA 10 - General Industry
5/5/2021 8:00 AM - 5/6/2021 11:30 AM

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The course fee is $150 each individual.


This course helps to train and prepare employees to identify, control, and prevent injuries from common occupational hazards in facilities (like manufacturing facilities). It also provides information on worker’s rights and employer responsibilities according to OSHA.  


Who Should Take This Course:


This course is for people who work in general industry facilities.   


By the end of this training course, participants will be able to:



  • Understand the functions and resources of OSHA

  • Be aware of your rights and responsibilities as an employee and employer

  • Understand the general requirements for 29 CFR 1910

  • Learn strategies to identify and recognize common general industry workplace hazards


Topics covered include:



  • Intro to OSHA

  • Walking-Working Surfaces

  • HAZCOM

  • Materials Handling

  • PPE (Personal Protective Equipment)

  • EAP (Emergency Action Plans)

  • FPP (Fire Prevention Plans)

  • Machine Guarding

  • Intro to Electrical


At the completion of the course, you will receive a DOL (Department of Labor) OSHA 10 General Industry card.  This course meets the training requirements of the OSHA 10 designation and is taught by an authorized instructor.   



Complying with DoD Cybersecurity Requirements – What Have We Learned?
5/5/2021 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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No Cost: 


This event is free to attend in thanks to funding through Impact Washington's Washington State Department of Commerece Grant. 


Event Details


Impact Washington has been hosting a pilot program to help businesses in the Pacific Northwest to comply with Department of Defense supplier cybersecurity requirements, such as the emerging Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC). In this this event will share lessons learned and address your questions on how to effectively and efficiently comply and protect your business.


This program is for small to mid-size businesses that are familiar with CMMC and are targeting CMMC level 3 compliance.  Specific topics include;



  • What is the time, cost, and other resources to gain compliance?

  • Where do I start?

  • What were the roadblocks along the way?

  • Case study – walk through the process with an example company

  • Best practices in using your staff and outsource resources

  • ….And lots of time for questions with cybersecurity specialists


 Just learning about CMMC or in a less technical field - we are also hosting  COMPLYING WITH DOD CYBERSECURITY REQUIREMENTS – WHERE TO START on May 18.


Thanks to our partners on this event and our CMMC Statewide Program: PNDC, PTAC and the Oregon Manufacturing Extension Partnership (OMEP).



OSHA 30 - General Industry
5/10/2021 8:00 AM - 5/13/2021 5:00 PM

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Cost is $375 per individual. 


Description


This course is designed to be more comprehensive than the OSHA 10 course.  


Who Should Take This Course: 


This course is specifically intended for safety managers, supervisors, and anyone who oversees safety programs.  The topics are more diverse and include information on how to successfully manage a safety program in your facility.  


By the end of this training course, participants will be able to :



  • Understand the basic elements and requirements and standards in 29 CFR 1910.  

  • Develop and train on policies and procedures involved in identifying, avoiding, controlling, and preventing common workplace hazards.  

  • Understand both the employer and employees’ responsibilities for each standard.   


Topics covered include:  



  • Intro to OSHA

  • Walking-Working Surfaces

  • HAZCOM

  • Materials Handling

  • PPE (Personal Protective Equipment)

  • EAP (Emergency Action Plans)

  • FPP (Fire Prevention Plans)

  • Machine Guarding

  • Intro to Electrical

  • Managing Health and Safety Programs

  • Bloodborne Pathogens

  • Intro to Ammonia hazards

  • Hazard Recognition

  • Lockout Tagout

  • Permit-Required Confined Spaces

  • Hearing Conversation Programs

  • Heat and Cold Stress

  • Fall Protection

  • Ergonomics

  • Recordkeeping



Lean and Green W.A.S.T.E/Gemba Walk 3-Month Coaching Program
5/12/2021 8:00 AM - 8/12/2021 5:00 PM

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Cost: $250 total which includes 1-2 participants per company


Full Program Details Can Be Viewed HERE


(W.A.S.T.E.) Water, Air Emissions, Solid Waste, Toxins, Energy Gembe/Walk Program:

Program is aimed to help organizations that would like to get started with Lean and Green but cannot commit to a full project. The program will involve 5-10 interested organizations that will complete online training and meet to identify some quick wins to reduce facility’s environmental impacts and costs. We will help your project team of 1-2 people identify an area within your facility to conduct a structured gemba walk with a team to identify opportunities to reduce chemicals, water, energy, hazardous waste, air emissions, or solid waste. Support calls will ensure project progress, answer questions, and support the project through completion. Lean and Green certificate from Ecology provided upon completion of the program/project.



Complying With DOD Cybersecurity Requirements – Where to Start
5/18/2021 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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Cost


This event is free to attend in thanks to funding through Impact Washington's Washington State Department of Commerece Grant. 


Event Details:


Impact Washington has been hosting a pilot program to help businesses in the Pacific Northwest to comply with Department of Defense supplier cybersecurity requirements, such as the emerging Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC). In this this event will share lessons learned and address your questions on how to effectively and efficiently comply and protect your business.


This program is designed for small companies that are just starting their cybersecurity journey.



  • What is Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) and when do I need to be compliant. Focus on CMMC levels 1 & 2 

  • What is the time, cost, and resources needed to gain compliance?

  • Case study – walk through the process with an example company 

  • Where to start?

  • What is the process?

  • Where can I get help without breaking the bank?

  • .....and lots of time for questions with our small business cybersecurity specialists


 Already familiar with CMMC, yet still information and resources to comply? We are also hosting COMPLYING WITH DOD CYBERSECURITY REQUIREMENTS – WHAT HAVE WE LEARNED on May 5th. 


Thanks to our partners on this event and our CMMC Statewide Program: PNDC, PTAC and the Oregon Manufacturing Extension Partnership (OMEP).



Lessons Learned In Supporting Constituent's Cybersecurity Journey
6/3/2021 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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Cost


This event is free to attend in thanks to funding through Impact Washington's Washington State Department of Commerece Grant. 


Event Details


Impact Washington has been hosting a pilot program to help businesses in the Pacific Northwest to comply with Department of Defense supplier cybersecurity requirements, such as the emerging Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC). In this this event will share lessons learned and address your questions on how to effectively and efficiently comply and protect your business.


This program is targeted to MEPs, PTACs, Elected Officials, and other organizations looking to support their constituents CMMC compliance.


Agenda



  • Pilot program overview

  • Defense Supply Chain’s roadblocks to get started on CMMC compliance 

  • What worked/what didn’t

  • Q & A


Thanks to our partners on this event and our CMMC Statewide Program: PNDC, PTAC and the Oregon Manufacturing Extension Partnership (OMEP).