Future Events: Calendar and Registration

Improve your business performance through experiential learning. Paranet members share real world experiences in a facilitated environment designed to help them take control of the challenges they face every day. You will profit from a combination of peer gatherings, personalized coaching, behavioral assessment, topical events, group tours and analytical tools.

August 27: Paranet Preview Breakfast

Time: 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Hosted By: The Paranet Group
Location: The Paranet Group Headquarters - Milwaukee, WI
Summary: The Paranet Group, Inc.'s membership experience has been designed with a focus on manufacturing company leaders who want to grow their organizations and improve their leadership abilities. Using our refined 30-year process of private advisory groups, coaching, networking and over 25 events on current topics, the Paranet Membership experience is guaranteed to provide and exceed the ROI expected. Let’s get acquainted and see if Paranet is right for you and your organization. Our leadership team is looking forward to meeting you! Register

September 12: Factory Crawl 2019

Time: 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Featured Tour Locations: Sharp Packaging Systems in Sussex, WI and Olympus Group in Milwaukee, WI
Location: The Paranet Group Headquarters - Milwaukee, WI
Summary: Join Paranet Group as we will tour up to 3 different local manufacturers. Our confirmed company hosts include: Sharp Packaging Systems in Sussex, WI and Olympus Group in Milwaukee, WI. We will meet at Paranet Headquarters and then will take the bus to each location. Happy hour to follow at Mo's Irish Pub in Wauwatosa, WI. Register

September 20: Market-Driven/Customer-Facing IOT Roundtable

Time: 9:30 AM - 12 PM
Lead Facilitator: Mike Dalton of Guided Innovations Group LLC.
Location: The Paranet Group Headquarters - Milwaukee, WI
Summary: The Paranet Group will be hosting this upcoming roundtable on Friday, September 20th at 9:30 AM. Our lead facilitator will be Mr. Mike Dalton, Managing Director & Chief Growth Coach of Guided Innovation Group LLC. We look forward to having the following member companies share the challenges they've encountered and the insights they've picked up in the journey to develop and market new products with IOT (Internet of Things) capabilities. AO Smith, General Kinematics, and TAPCO. Come prepared to share your best practices and challenges. We will brainstorm solutions and share experiences. The agenda is issue-driven, set by those who are present. Register today for this upcoming event! Register

September 24: Connecting the Dots for Sales and Marketing ROI

Time: 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: The Paranet Group Headquarters - Milwaukee, WI
Summary: Determining ROI can be a daunting and intimating task for sales and marketing professionals. The pressure is usually on the measurement tool, missing the opportunity to utilize ROI as continuous improvement for sales conversion and marketing effectiveness Through an interactive, hands on workshop, Julie Cosich Collins, owner of Knot Magic will share the biggest challenges to ROI, how they get in the way and the keys to making improvements for sales and marketing growth. We will explore measurement alignment across teams, defining the ideal customer profile, data across disparate systems and ROI reporting. And have some fun in the process! Register

September 25: Paranet Preview Breakfast

Time: 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Hosted By: The Paranet Group
Location: The Paranet Group Headquarters - Milwaukee, WI
Summary: The Paranet Group, Inc.'s membership experience has been designed with a focus on manufacturing company leaders who want to grow their organizations and improve their leadership abilities. Using our refined 30-year process of private advisory groups, coaching, networking and over 25 events on current topics, the Paranet Membership experience is guaranteed to provide and exceed the ROI expected. Let’s get acquainted and see if Paranet is right for you and your organization. Our leadership team is looking forward to meeting you! Register

October 3: Lean Principle: Science of Lean Culture and Case Studies

Time: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Hosted By: The Paranet Group
Location: Paranet Group Headquarters
Summary and Featured Facilitator: The Paranet Group welcomes WIPFLI team member Brett Polglaze and Joe Girard as they present on the Science Behind Culture in a Lean Transformation. Shigeo Shingo, arguably the greatest Lean practitioner in history, noted that more than 95% of Lean implementations failed to deliver sustainable results. Why does this happen? The answer is a complicated one but also very simple: implementing Lean is a major change and a culture of change must be created and deeply planted into the mindset of all stakeholders. During the presentation we will briefly review examples of well-intention Lean programs that did not deliver the desired outcomes. We will then provide a road map for how to "prime" your company for the major changes ahead with specific examples, expected timelines, and most importantly a feedback loop to get your team back on track when your Lean efforts appear to stagnate; which it almost always does. Many companies abandon their efforts entirely or in part at this stage and the workforce becomes cynical and disengaged.We'll review a real-world case, discuss and show how Value Stream Mapping reduced the fabrication time from over 50 minutes to 22 minutes. We'll review each step from timing the process, identifying the 8 types of waste to using Kaizen to remove waste. We discuss why lean is the best tool to ensure your shop is not only surviving but relevant and profitable. We'll explain why lean manufacturing a journey without a finish line is. Register

October 24: Change Management Workshop Part One

Time: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Hosted By: The Paranet Group
Location: Paranet Group Headquarters
Summary and Featured Facilitator: Dr. Jim Bohn will take you through a process for change that will make your next change project successful. This workshop will not simply be another lecture. And to prove it, we want you to bring a team and your project to the workshop. You will learn how to apply the tools to the project. Then in about 4 weeks, the workshop will regroup and talk about what worked and where you may have gotten stuck. Dr. Bohn will offer suggestions and reinforcements to move the project forward. Are you and your team up for the challenge? Register
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November 14: Change Management Workshop Part Two

Time: 8:30 AM - 11:30 PM
Hosted By: The Paranet Group
Location: Paranet Group Headquarters
Summary and Featured Facilitator: Dr. Jim Bohn will take you through a process for change that will make your next change project successful. This workshop will not simply be another lecture. And to prove it, we want you to bring a team and your project to the workshop. You will learn how to apply the tools to the project. Then in about 4 weeks, the workshop will regroup and talk about what worked and where you may have gotten stuck. Dr. Bohn will offer suggestions and reinforcements to move the project forward. Are you and your team up for the challenge? Register
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