Upcoming Webinars

Thank you for your interest in IISE's webinars. These FREE one-hour presentations by knowledgeable professionals and experienced volunteers provide deeper insight into topics and issues involving industrial engineers and industrial engineering-related disciplines.

Most of these webinars are only accessible by IISE members. Those that are open to the public are so noted. To view many of our recordings, you may need to download this codec if the recording does not automatically start. To watch the recordings, users must be able to view Windows Media Files.

Upon request, IISE will award continuing education units (CEUs) to participants who attend the entire webinar. Send your request to cleblanc@iise.org.

IISE members and others qualified to view designated webinars can also review the webinar archive and access past presentations.

Webinar Recordings

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: Progress and Performance Assessment from an ISE Perspective

Presented by Chapter #1, IISE and CISE - OPEN TO ALL
Aug. 12, 11 a.m. Eastern time
Presenters: Tonya Smith-Jackson, NC A&T State University and Bevlee Watford, Virginia Tech

The webinar will be a panel dialogue led by Tonya Smith-Jackson, senior vice provost for academic affairs at NC A&T State University and IISE's diversity, equity and inclusion committee chairperson. She is joined by Bevlee Watford, associate dean, equity and engagement at Virginia Tech, college of engineering. They will be joined by a panel of young professionals from academia and industry. The panel will focus on progress and performance made in our profession ISE, engineering more broadly and on what still needs work/improvement.

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How to Model “Diseases” and Use those Models to Drive Timely Decisions and Actions that Produce Rapid Benefits

Presented by Chapter # 1 and SHS - OPEN TO ALL
Aug. 18, 11 a.m. Eastern time
Presenters: Julie Swann. Ph.D., NC State Fitts Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering and Pinar Keskinocak 

Dr.'s Julie Swann and Pinar Keskinocak partner to how ISE's and other professionals can model "Diseases" to enable improved decision making in the face of Volatility, Uncertainty, Chaos, and Ambiguity. This Webinar follows logically from our offerings in April from Jim Tompkins, David Poirier, Jim Dobson, and most recently Vinny Monteiro. We partner on this webinar with IISE's Society for Health Systems.

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Benchmarking Industry: How to Engineer to Performance Excellence

Presented by Chapter # 1 and UPS - OPEN TO ALL 
Sept. 1, 11 a.m. Eastern time

Many organizations are in the midst of major changes that range from how to hibernate and then reemerge successfully to total reinvention to how to handle and manage all the growth and success. UPS has partnered with IISE to create this open, public benchmarking event. The focus is on how to Engineer Excellence. We have brought together Leaders in the Industrial and Systems Engineering 'function' from UPS, Best Buy, Amazon, Chick-fil-A, Disney ... to share how their teams are organized and positioned to Engineer Value and drive rapid benefits realization. 

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IISE Annual Capstone Senior Design Award Competition 

Presented by Chapter #1 - OPEN TO ALL
Sept. 9, 11 a.m. Eastern time

The 20 top ISE Capstone Sr Design Projects, globally, will be showcased in this webinar. Steve Savoie from GM is the chair of the committee this year. This will be a rapid fire, elevator pitch overview from each project team lead. Georgia Tech came in 1st last year and is participating again this year. Ohio State (2nd) and Virginia Tech (3rd) also participating. Joining them are Illinois, Lamar, Western Michigan, University of Texas at Arlington, Arkansas, Washington, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, and Iowa State. This is one of our most popular webinars each year and sessions at our Annual Conference.

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Gemba, Blitz, Kaizen and Kaikaku – What Will Help My Ergo Program?

Presented by Applied Ergonomics Conference - OPEN TO ALL
Sept. 10, 2 p.m. Eastern time
Presenter: Jeff Smagacz, global ergonomics practice leader Marsh Risk Consulting

Organizations see the frequency of ergonomic-related injuries and costs growing each year. The simple fact is that people need to perform physical work, whether at a factory, store, or an office. As a result, creating operations based on good human design that benefits the entire workforce is an easier solution than one might think. Effective ways to do this are through several improvement methods, ranging from Gemba to Kaizen to Kaikaku. This presentation will discuss the broad range of improvement methods that as well as share the collective key learnings from these events and predictions on utilizing kaizen in the future.

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