Change is in the air
I like the fall. I know that for many the autumn represents a coming to an end - getting ready to hibernate for the winter. For me it is an energizing period after the dog days of summer have slowed me too close to a stop. When I was younger it was the beginning of the new school year full of change and promise. Even now as a professional the month of August is slow with many on vacation and little getting done. But now the rush is on. All those things that need to be completed before the end of the year - before Thanksgiving really. And time to start making plans for next year, for the spring. So for me, Labor Day always seemed to mark the real start of the new year.
And so it is IIE. In some ways, we have spent the last 3 years preparing for the next nine months. Our goal has been to increase the level of service provided throughout the Northeast region. We put in place a great leadership team and, working with the chapter presidents, developed and implemented a strategy to achieve this goal.
And we are seeing the fruits of our labor. Below you will find information on exciting webinars that will be held this month and next, and there will be at least one and perhaps two more before the year is out - and then even more in the new year. Below you will also find information on an exciting workshop - an Advanced Standard Work Workshop in upstate New York. And at the end of March we are hoping to have our best ever Regional Conference providing benefits for students, professionals and employers.
It is also a time of change. Next April 1st will mark the end of my second two-year term as Northeast Regional Vice President. Given the experiences of implementing the regional model, the RVPs voted to extend future terms to three years. It is time for new ideas and new energy, and I am very excited about the two individuals who I have nominated. And this fall, you will be able to vote for one to take my place.
Happy New Year!
Northeast Region September Webinar
FREE Webinar! Hosted by Raritan Valley, NJ Chapter
Date: Sept. 30
Time: 7-8 p.m. EDT
Topic: Benefits of attending an IIE National Conference
Presenter: Jason Friedman, Auxilia Inc., leading provider of integration strategies and outsourced services for document management in health care.
Northeast Region October Webinar
|FREE Webinar! Hosted by Boston Chapter
Date: Oct. 20
Time: 6-7 p.m. EDT
Topic: Job Preparation - Targeting Industrial Engineers
Lean-Sigma - Your Resume & Job Search
Speaker: Joe DiNuzzo, "Lean Sigma Edge," a job board dedicated to Lean, Six Sigma, & Operational Excellence
Learn how to change your resume, bio and introduce yourself with more impact. Utilize Lean, 6 Sigma and other Performance improvement ideas and critical phrases to draw in your audience and influence them to "pick you" over anyone else!
Pizza and soft drinks & discussion, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Address: PEER Consultants, PC, 99 S Bedford Street, Suite 200, Burlington, MA (Call (781) 238-8880
or contact John Corliss
for detailed directions)Link to in-person location (Google Map)
Cost: FREE to IIE Members
(E-mail: Steve Bonacorsi
before the event to register*)
$10 for the in-person location for Non-IIE members
Please bring $10 with you when you arrive.*No registrations on the day of the event.
Northeastern University Chapter
Oct. 20 event (5:45 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
108 West Village H (Building 23 on Map)
360 Huntington Ave.
Boston, MA 02115
Advanced Standard Work Workshop
Hosted by Rochester Chapter of IIE
Date: Oct. 6-7, 2009
Topic: Advanced Standard Work Workshop Coach and Equipment Mfg Corp
Speakers: Greg Hart & Jerry Ciriello
130 Horizon Park Drive
Penn Yan, New York 14527
Phone: (585) 314-1720
IIE Operational Excellence Conference and Expo 2009
St. Louis, Missouri
St. Louis Riverfront
EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION DEADLINE!
The $100 advance registration savings ends Friday, Sept. 25.
Chapter LinkedIn Professional Networking:
Sept. 24, starting at 5 p.m.
Annual Steak Roast
Stie: Ellison Park, Hazelwood Lodge
South Jersey-Delaware Valley
Sept. 23, at 6:30 p.m.
Career Development Roundtable & IIE University Night
Quality Inn, Maple Shade, NJ
Contact and RSVP:
Oct. 7, at 6:30 p.m.
J&J Listerine Tour
Site: J&J Plant, Lititz, Pa.
Oct. 8, at 6:30 p.m.
IIE Annual Student Chapter night
Contact and RSVP: TBD South Jersey-Delaware Valley
Oct. 21, at 6:30 p.m.Plant Tour and Presentation: Melitta Coffee
Melitta Coffee, Cherry Hill, NJ
Contact and RSVP: Tom Masapollo
Oct. 22, at 6:45 p.m.Plant Tour - Coach & Equipment Mfg Corp
Site: Coach & Equipment Mfg Crop, Penn Yan, N.Y.
RSVP by Oct 19th (585) 243-5260 or email@example.com
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