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Leadership Accelerator Forum
5/28/2024 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Join us for the second meeting of the Leadership Accelerator Forum, hosted in partnership with NIMA, Greater Spokane Valley Chamber of Commerce and TechHelp. This spring meeting will bring together local manufacturing leadership as we discuss the top issues affecting our region’s manufacturing industry with a focus on workforce concerns and resources.

Date: Tuesday, May 28th

Time: 5:00pm to 6:30pm

The forum will take place during the I-90 Aerospace Corridor Conference's evening networking time.

RSVP for the Leadership Accelerator Forum HERE.

*Paid conference attendance is not required for access to the Leadership Accelerator Forum.

Implementing SQF Systems - Manufacturing
6/13/2024 8:00 AM - 6/14/2024 5:00 PM

When: June 13-14, 2024 (8:00AM-5:00PM Both Days)

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The first step in achieving and maintaining SQF certification is to understand the SQF Food Safety Code for Manufacturing. This class is designed to fulfill the training requirements to prepare individuals to take the SQF Practitioner test. The SQF Practitioner is responsible for developing, aligning, verifying, maintaining, and otherwise supporting the sites SQF food safety system and its culture of food safety. All SQF certified sites must have at least 2 SQF Practitioners overseeing the SQF Food Safety System. To ensure management commitment and coverage of the entire system many facilities have multiple practitioners contributing to the overall SQF System.

This hands-on workshop uses the official SQF training materials but adds real-life practical advice to fulfill requirements of the code taught by an Official SQF Training Center. With a focus on continuous improvement, practical activities provide attendees the opportunity to align their existing program with the SQF Code and build skills that will enable an environment where food safety is a top priority. Students will get a manual, practice test, and an attendance certificate with the SQF Institute logo, our logo, and license number.

Instructor, Dr. Janna Hamlett has over 20 years of experience in the food industry in a variety of capacities. She has numerous academic and industry certifications and experiences to help food manufacturers succeed.

Who Should Attend

  • This course is recommended for sites seeking certification, maintaining certification, or anyone

  • interested in learning more about the SQF program and certification.

  • Anyone who wants to become a SQF Practitioner.

  • It is highly recommended that prior to attending the course the participant has had previous

  • HACCP training.

Course Objectives

  • Create, improve, or align existing food safety programs to reflect the requirements of the

  • SQF Food Safety Code.

  • Understand the interconnectedness of the SQF programs and how each contribute to an

  • SQF System supported by a culture of food safety.

  • Outline actions to ensure the success of the SQF System.

  • This course is focused on post-farm gate food manufacturing (Food Sector Categories 7-22, 25, & 31-34)

  • Light breakfast each day, lunch, coffee, and soda.

What Is The Registration Cost?

The workshop registration fee is no-cost (Limited to 24)

The No-Cost workshop registration fee is subsidized by an Impact Washington Manufacturing Growth Grant.

How Do I Register For The Course?

Email: for registration form (Limited to 24 participants).