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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.

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

Industry to Healthcare: Leading Sustainable Improvement

Presented by Society for Health Systems
June 23 | 2 p.m. Eastern time

Presenter: Bryan Krieg, lean Six Sigma black belt, Genesis Healthcare System

This webinar will show how the affiliate hospital system used tiered visual management, the plan-do-check-adjust (PDCA) process and systems thinking to create intense focus that resulted in sustainable improvements.

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Patient Care Ergonomics: Why OSHA Includes It as a Top Priority

Presented by AEC GOErgo Conference Committee - OPEN TO All
July 7 | 2 p.m. Eastern time 

Presenter: Mary W. Matz, MSPH, Veterans Health Administration

This presentation will delve into why OSHA continues to target manual patient handling as a serious ergonomic risk. Currently, there is a National Emphasis Program (NEP) that includes Safe Patient Handling and Mobility (SPHM). This webinar will discuss the biomechanics of why caregivers are at risk of injury due to manual patient handling and what control measures are available to decrease that risk.

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Our Expanding Circles of Systems Engineering Influence

Presented by IISE's Industry Advisory Board
July 21 | 2 p.m. Eastern time

Presenter: Kevin McManus, chief excellence officer, Great Systems

As technology continues to help make our work, and life, systems more tangible by the day, the potential roles for, and influence of, industrial and systems engineers expands as well. In just over one hundred years, we have gone from optimizing the individual elements for specific work tasks to designing algorithms and apps that may help improve the sustainability of our planet.

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Soft Skills for Leaders of Change in Healthcare

Presented by Society for Health Systems - OPEN TO ALL
Aug. 9 | 2 p.m. Eastern time

Presenters: Jean Ann Larson, Ph.D., University of Alabama in Birmingham and Chris Farnham, Spectrum Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital

Leading change in healthcare requires more than just technical skills and tools to ensure improvement. During this webinar, the presenters will provide strategies and hands on approaches to help leaders manage themselves and a team through change. Managing one’s self and the ability to influence those around you is the challenge.

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Lost in Translation: Making Strategic Planning Meaningful

Presented by ELSS Conference Committee - OPEN TO ALL
Aug. 16 | 2 p.m. Eastern time

Presenter: Kelly Frankson, MBA, Lean Blackbelt, Vancouver Coastal Health

This case study will focus on the implementation of strategy deployment at Vancouver Coastal Health, an organization of 24,000 people who started introducing lean in 2006. The focus was initially very project based but has since shifted towards cultural change.

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