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.

October 18: Innovation Summit 2019

Time: 8:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Hosted By: The Paranet Group
Location: Paranet Group Headquarters
Summary and Featured Facilitator: The Paranet Group welcomes you to their annual Innovation Summit! Be a part of our interactive breakout roundtable discussion, network, and enjoy lunch with our local manufacturing community. We will have five different presenters to discuss topics that include "Product Development for the Lean Enterprise," or "Agility & Productivity -- New Product Innovation in a Changing World" Featured presenters will be from member companies including, AO Smith, Master Lock Company, Inpro, and Guided Innovation Group. 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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October 30: USMCA, the New NAFTA

Time: 7:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Hosted By: The Paranet Group
Location: Paranet Group Headquarters
Summary and Featured Facilitator: Increase Revenue/Reduce Costs Through Trade With Mexico & Canada. Mexican and Canadian trade leaders will provide their perspective on the new USMCA Trade Agreement. What is new in the agreement? What NAFTA elements carry over? Discuss specific trade opportunities for manufacturers. Learn how the HCCW Latin American Trade Center of Excellence can help you grow your business in Mexico. Meet Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation's Export Development Managers for Mexico and Canada. PRESENTERS INCLUDE: Julian Adem, Wisconsin-Mexico Trade Representative Consul, Laura Dalby, Canadian Consul & Trade Commissioner of Chicago, Gerrado Fernandez, Director of the HCCW* Latin American Trade Center of Excellence. Register

November 5: ParaTour at Electronic Theatre Controls

Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Hosted By: The Paranet Group & Electronic Theatre Controls
Location: Electronic Theatre Controls - Middleton, WI
Summary and Featured Facilitator: Please join Paranet members and guests in hearing about Electronic Theatre Controls' journey. Electronic Theatre Controls is a privately held corporation with their global headquarters in Middleton, Wisconsin. ETC produces lighting fixtures, lighting control consoles, dimming equipment, power distribution, networking equipment, and rigging systems. Besides the products, their work culture exudes through their team. You will see a fine example of a local manufacturing organization and a Paranet member company. Register

November 14: Change Management Workshop Part Two

Time: 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
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 15: Market-Driven/Customer-Facing IOT Roundtable

Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Hosted By: The Paranet Group
Location: Paranet Group Headquarters
Summary and Featured Facilitator: The Paranet Group will be hosting this upcoming roundtable on Friday, November 15th at 9:00 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.member companies include AO Smith, General Kinematics, Masterlock, 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

December 5: Paranet Member Leadership Day 2019

Time: 7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Hosted By: The Paranet Group
Location: Westmoor Country Club - Brookfield, WI
Summary and Featured Facilitator: Every year the Paranet Group wants to make sure our members get the opportunity to network and development in a different format. Our annual Leadership Day is that day! There are plenty of articles that support communication is a top skill that should always on your list of development. Not just personally, but also professionally. Our members know that we are more than just providing the actual information, we provide the expert, and this year The Paranet Group secured Denise Thomas. She is the President and Owner of The Effective Communication Coach, LLC; a consultancy focused on transforming emerging and existing professionals into great leaders by master the art of effective communication and networking. Register
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The opportunity to discuss issues with individuals in similar roles but from different industries is what Paranet is all about. To network and see first-hand the changes implemented at manufacturing firms helps to bring best practices home.
Paranet has been very beneficial for my company's lean success by providing me with an avenue to see best practices in place among active Paranet members.
The leadership program at Paranet is worth the time and money. The knowledge and skills gained will help further any career.
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