December 6 | 8:00 am - 9:30 am | Friday | TMA
Biometric Privacy Act & Employment Law Webinar
There is a new area of emerging privacy litigation activity that is limited to Illinois given the unique nature of the state’s law: biometrics-based
litigation under the Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA). Illinois is presently the only state with a biometrics law that enumerates a private right
of action with the availability of uncapped aggregate damages and attorneys’ fees; that fact, coupled with a recent Illinois Supreme Court decision
that makes the path forward for a plaintiff in a BIPA case all-too-easy, has created a minefield of litigation risk for any business with
consumers and/or employees in the state. Come learn all there is to understand about BIPA along with recent developments in Illinois employment law. Including BIPA requirements & penalties, use of biometric information (clock-in/clock-out, security/access, etc.), obtaining consent, BIPA
practical issues in the workplace, mitigating risk of potential existing violations and much more!
December 6 | 8:00 am - 9:30 am | Friday | Online
Biometric Privacy Act & Employment Law Webinar
There is a new area of emerging privacy litigation activity that is limited to Illinois given the unique nature of the state’s law: biometrics-based litigation under the Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA). Illinois is presently the only state with a biometrics law that enumerates a private right of action with the availability of uncapped aggregate damages and attorneys’ fees; that fact, coupled with a recent Illinois Supreme Court decision that makes the path forward for a plaintiff in a BIPA case all-too-easy, has created a minefield of litigation risk for any business with consumers and/or employees in the state. Come learn all there is to understand about BIPA along with recent developments in Illinois employment law. Including BIPA requirements & penalties, use of biometric information (clock-in/clock-out, security/access, etc.), obtaining consent, BIPA practical issues in the workplace, mitigating risk of potential existing violations and much more!
January 7 - April 23 | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm | Tuesdays & Thursdays | TMA
Introduction to CNC Training (Level 1)
This course combines theory and hands-on training in set-up, operation, and programming of a CNC mill and CNC lathe. Emphasis is placed upon developing safe work habits to operate CNC machines. After successful completion of this course, students will be able to demonstrate skills in programming, set-up, and operation, and manufacture small parts using a CNC lathe and mill. The course features a specialized curriculum with new part drawings.
January 21 | 8:00 am - 2:00 pm | Tuesday | TMA
Managing within the Law
Managing Within the Law equips your people-leaders with the awareness and understanding that they are responsible for creating, maintaining and managing a diverse, equitable, inclusive, harassment-free, discrimination-free work environment. Not because the law requires it, because it’s what every employee is entitled to at work.
January 22 | 8:00 am - 2:00 pm | Wednesday | TMA
Learn why conducting a behavioral interview is the BEST interview process for selecting new hires for your organization. Gain an understand of the four steps to conducting a successful behavioral interview, discover the best techniques to select employees, and review legal and illegal interview questions. Participants will have the personal experience of preparing for and conducting a behavioral interview through hands-on practice in class. Participants will also learn about the benefits of hiring top performing employees and the cost of hiring mistakes.
January 23 | 8:00 am - 2:00 pm | Thursday | TMA
Explore the supervisor/manager role in managing performance. Understand the difference of managing performance and managing improvement, and when to use each approach. Practice having the conversations around performance that are sometimes challenging and learn techniques to engage employees in effective and meaningful dialog about performance – both at formal review time, and throughout the year. Managing performance can and should be a daily part of a leader’s role at your company – this course will help your managers be best prepared to be strong people leaders and drive strong performance within their team.
January 28 - May 28 | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm | Tuesdays & Thursdays | TMA
Basic Mold Design
This class will cover multiple types of molds, including stripper plate molds, unscrewing molds, quick change molds, and hot runner molds. Students will learn the basics of mold construction, covering the use and placement of bolts and dowels. Along with leader pins, return pins, support pillars, stop buttons, rail design, clamp slots, and parting-line locks. Explanations on how the mold interfaces with the molding press.
January 29 - June 10 | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm | Wednesdays | TMA
The main focus of this 20-week hands-on class will be on designing progressive dies. Students will also learn about other types of dies including blanking dies, single hit form dies, compound dies and transfer dies. Each student will design numerous strip layouts and at least one progressive die throughout the course of training and much more!
February 6 - February 27 | 8:00 am - 12:00 pm | Thursdays | TMA
The Emerging Leaders Learning Journey helps your next generation of leaders prepare for their next career step within your business. It helps the individuals in your leadership pipeline build the confidence and capability for one of he most critical career shifts…becoming a people-leader.
February 8 & February 15 | 8:00 am - 4:00 pm | Saturdays | TMA
This 16-hour introductory program explains the importance of engineering drawings in manufacturing, and thoroughly describes how drawings are portrayed and information communicated. Those who should attend include all production, inspection, sales, purchasing, drafting, engineering, and quality personnel who are responsible for interpreting and/or manufacturing from engineering drawings.
February 11 & February 12 | 8:00 am - 2:00 pm | Tuesday & Wednesday | TMA
Creating Culture Change in Your Organization
This workshop will explore practical approaches to driving culture change, the leader’s role in change, and how to make change stick. Learn how company cultures are formed and how cultures can evolve. Explore how to raise awareness about what needs to change, how to set direction for the change, and engage team members (who are integral to the execution of the change and its success).
March 3 - March 17 | 8:00 am - 2:00 pm | Tuesdays | TMA
Tools for Front-Line Supervisors
Tools for Frontline Supervisors is a hands-on, forward-thinking, forward-doing learning experience that equips people-leaders with the capability and confidence to be more effective in leading themselves, leading others and leading the business.
March 5 & March 6 | 8:00 am - 4:00 pm | Thursday & Friday | TMA
This workshop focuses on establishing and integrating an effective internal auditing process and initiative, with a significant emphasis on understanding and utilizing practical auditing techniques. As part of this seminar, the new ISO 9001:2015 Standard will be reviewed and evaluated, in order to fully understand the impact of the requirements and how they will affect the internal audit process. It addresses interpreting the requirements and ensuring system compliance, as well as ensuring maximum value added to your organization.
March 9 | 8:00 am - 4:00 pm | Monday | TMA
Forklift Safety 'Train the Trainer'
This ‘Train the Trainer’ program will help clarify OSHA regulations covering forklift safety and operation. Participants will leave the session equipped with the knowledge and resources to train their forklift operators.
March 10 - June 30 | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm | Tuesdays & Thursdays | TMA
Advanced G-Code Programming (CNC Level 2)
This 16-week course will build upon topics covered in the introductory class. Using both a CNC mill and CNC lathe, students will learn advanced G-code techniques in this project-based class. Students will select proper tooling, make fixtures, write, run and verify G-code programs, and inspect to print specifications. Students will also work through a series of operational problems created by the instructor. The course features a specialized curriculum with new part drawings. Successful completion of the introductory course or instructor consent required before enrolling.
March 14 - March 28 | 8:00 am - 3:00 pm | Saturdays | TMA
The main goal of this course is to bring all participants to an operational level of understanding of all GD&T concepts, applications, and inspection. This course is a thorough introduction for those with a little to moderate level of experience with GD&T, as well as those who wish to advance their understanding of an application to an advanced level. The course will focus on actual industry drawings utilizing GD&T concepts.
April 2 & April 3 | 8:00 am - 3:00 pm / 8:00 am - 12:00 pm | Thursday & Friday | TMA
OSHA 10-Hour Safety Training
This General Industry 10-hour course is designed to provide a good general base of safety knowledge that participants can bring back to their facility. Students who complete this course will receive OSHA certificates.
April 8 & April 9 | 8:00 am - 4:00 pm | Wednesday & Thursday | TMA
Leading Your Organization Through Coaching
Leading Your Organization Through a Culture of Coaching is an immersive, experiential learning experience. By interacting with peers with similar challenges, participants learn they are not alone when it comes to coaching and feedback. This provides them with the confidence needed to have powerful conversations.
June 2 | 8:00 am - 4:00 pm | Tuesday | TMA
Effective Contract Negotiations
This course focuses on the entire commercial process for OEM business for those companies selling production components to larger OEM customers. Attendees will learn how to strengthen their quotation process and learn all aspects of negotiating a sales agreement with their customer: the right timing, establishing priorities, participant roles, negotiating tactics, and assessing the results before and after the negotiations.