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CMMC Readiness - An Introductory for Senior Management - Self-Paced Online Course COMING Fall 2020
8/3/2020 - 2/28/2021


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.


20 minutes (self-paced)

Training Completion Document

Upon course completion

CMMC Fundamentals for Practitioners - Self-Paced Online Course COMING Fall 2020
8/3/2020 - 2/28/2021


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.


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

Safe Quality Foods (SQF) - Online
10/20/2020 9:00 AM - 10/21/2020 5:00 PM

Individual Registration: Here

Group Registration: Here

Cost:  $549.00


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.

What You Will Learn:

  • SQF Code and Vocabulary.

  • Food Sector Categories.

  • Food Safety and Quality Plans.

  • Implementing and maintaining SQF systems.

  • Requirements for SQF Practitioners.

View Additional Event Details: Here


Small MFG Workshop 3: Introduction to Lean Manufacturing, Snohomish, WA.
11/19/2020 7:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Register Here

Date: November 19, 2020

Time: 7:30 a.m.-10 a.m.

Location-Economic Alliance of Snohomish County-Everett, 808 134th St SW, Suite 101

Registration Fee: $15/person (limit 2 per company)

Workshop Description:

This workshop covers the origin of Lean Manufacturing, including principles and eight wastes. Tools and techniques are mentioned and briefly discussed Including; Value Stream Mapping, Visual Administration, 5S, Quick Changeover, Poka Yoke. Core learning is understanding the financial impact of using / not using lean manufacturing in the organization

Attending all four workshops is highly recommended.

Register Here

In partnership with the Economic Alliance of Snohomish County

Internal Auditing - Online
12/1/2020 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Register HERE

December 1st and 2nd, 8:00 am- 12:00 pm

Internal Audits are a requirement of all GFSI approved certification schemes (e.g. SQF, BRC, FSSC 22000, etc.) and many 3rd party audit programs.  Internal audits allow you to audit your facility for gaps and compliance.  They are an important tool in the on-going food safety toolbox for any food manufacturer, packager, and warehouse and distribution company. 

This course will provide you with the knowledge and skills required to conduct an internal audit program within your company. The course covers the fundamentals of auditing, useful industry-proven techniques, compliance criteria, how to foster good communication within the facility, the importance of auditor ethics, and gathering objective evidence, nonconformities, and reporting suggestions.  This course is for those who are new to internal auditing and those that could use a refresher course.   

Who Should Take This Course:  

  • Anyone who needs to manage or develop their company's Internal Audit program.  

  • Anyone who is interested in gaining more knowledge about auditing in a food manufacturing facility

  • Example roles include: Quality Assurance personnel, Production Management/Supervisor, Internal Audit Team Members, Production/Plant Management personnel.

Additional Course Details

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