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CMMC Readiness - An Introductory for Senior Management - Self-Paced Online Course COMING Fall 2020
8/3/2020 - 2/28/2021


For Senior Management

About this course

This course provides a general overview of the DFARS standards and NIST 800-171 and how they relate to emerging CMMC compliance requirements. Participants will go through the origins of CMMC, its essential core components, and what the DoD will expect. This path will also illustrate that in addition to technical requirements, much of CMMC compliance is non-technical and involves the implementation of cybersecurity best practices. The course will enable you to think critically about the importance of cybersecurity, recognize its place in your company’s risk management strategy, and visualize a path to achieve compliance.

What you will learn

  • Compare the DFARS standards, NIST 800-171, and the CMMC domain requirements.

  • Interpret barriers and challenges of cybersecurity compliance.

  • Communicate the steps and resources required in the CMMC readiness process.

  • Connect sources of support to achieve DFARS and CMMC compliance.

  • Determine a path for DFARS and CMMC audit readiness.

Who Should Attend?

CEOs, Procurement Specialists, and Senior managers with legal, financial, and compliance responsibilities.


20 minutes (self-paced)

Training Completion Document

Upon course completion

CMMC Fundamentals for Practitioners - Self-Paced Online Course COMING Fall 2020
8/3/2020 - 2/28/2021


About this course

This course will unpack the alignment of the DFARS standards and NIST 800-171 with the 5 levels of CMMC, focusing on level 3.  Modules will illustrate the process for implementing all the required standards and practices for DoD compliance, and provide guidance, resources, and tools for preparing and submitting a CMMC certification package.

What you will learn

  • Assess your current and future contracts to DFARS standards, NIST 800-171 and emerging CMMC requirements.

  • Evaluate your current cybersecurity processes and practices against DFARS, NIST 800-171 and the emerging CMMC level requirements. 

  • Establish and implement a gap analysis between your current processes & practices, and DFARS, NIST 800-171 and CMMC standards.

  • Review, draft, and revise your system security plan to meet DFARS standards, NIST 800-171 and establish a pathway to CMMC compliance.

 Who Should Attend?

Operations managers, HR professionals, Engineering/IT, and other technical personnel.


40-60 minutes (Self-paced instruction + additional time for the Toolbox)


CMMC Training Modules provide participants with the tools and resources to self-manage and progress toward their organization's compliance. Participants will learn CMMC material through interactive sessions while having the ability to join into a larger pool of candidates. These tools will enable participants to create roadmaps, track milestones, and control the entire process to manage cybersecurity and move toward compliance.

Training Completion Document

Upon course completion

Safe Quality Foods (SQF) - Online
10/20/2020 9:00 AM - 10/21/2020 5:00 PM

Individual Registration: Here

Group Registration: Here

Cost:  $549.00


Get introduced to the SQF system and prepare to take the SQF Practitioner exam. During this two day course, you will gain an understanding of the SQF code and how to apply it to food manufacturing. With practical exercises to reinforce learning, you will be able to successfully implement and maintain an SQF System.

What You Will Learn:

  • SQF Code and Vocabulary.

  • Food Sector Categories.

  • Food Safety and Quality Plans.

  • Implementing and maintaining SQF systems.

  • Requirements for SQF Practitioners.

View Additional Event Details: Here


Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP) IHA Certified - Online
11/4/2020 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Register HERE

Cost: $295

Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) is an internationally recognized method of identifying and managing food safety-related risk and, when central to an active food safety program, can provide your customers, the public, and regulatory agencies assurance that a food safety program is well managed. Participants will receive an International HACCP Alliance seal and certificate

Who Should Attend?

  • Anyone who requires IHA certified curriculum

  • Plant HACCP Team Members

  • Plant Management Teams

  • Corporate Executives

  • Anyone whose job function will impact the facility HACCP Plan

Additional Course Details

Leading Transitions: Helping Others Through Change - Webinar
11/10/2020 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
FREE Webinar - Register HERE

Food Manufacturing Specialist, Catherine Cantley, of TechHelp and the University of Idaho, will host a free webinar on leadership featuring Ryck Tanner, Global Director, Leadership and Development at The J. R. Simplot Company. Mr. Tanner's talk will focus on the timely topic of  "Leading Transitions: Helping Others Through Change." 

Today’s environment requires leaders (both formal and informal) to have a deep level of awareness of their own needs in dealing with change and transition.  When we understand our own process of transition, we become better equipped to help those around us. Though we all experience change differently, there is some commonality and clear patterns in the psychological process.  By paying attention to our own skills in navigating these stages of transition, we can improve our resilience and more effectively support those around us.



Sales and Marketing Virtual Meetup Group for Manufacturers #MarketingMUG
11/11/2020 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Register Here

Presented by Impact Washington and CAMPS

The #MarketingMUG is meant to elevate the sales and marketing conversation among manufacturers in Washington State.

We invite CEOs, founders, internal sales, and marketing members to discuss strategies and tactics for growing their business. It's a place to ask questions, share thoughts, ideas, and best practices to create, communicate, and deliver value to your customers.


Internal Auditing - Online
12/1/2020 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Register HERE

December 1st and 2nd, 8:00 am- 12:00 pm

Internal Audits are a requirement of all GFSI approved certification schemes (e.g. SQF, BRC, FSSC 22000, etc.) and many 3rd party audit programs.  Internal audits allow you to audit your facility for gaps and compliance.  They are an important tool in the on-going food safety toolbox for any food manufacturer, packager, and warehouse and distribution company. 

This course will provide you with the knowledge and skills required to conduct an internal audit program within your company. The course covers the fundamentals of auditing, useful industry-proven techniques, compliance criteria, how to foster good communication within the facility, the importance of auditor ethics, and gathering objective evidence, nonconformities, and reporting suggestions.  This course is for those who are new to internal auditing and those that could use a refresher course.   

Who Should Take This Course:  

  • Anyone who needs to manage or develop their company's Internal Audit program.  

  • Anyone who is interested in gaining more knowledge about auditing in a food manufacturing facility

  • Example roles include: Quality Assurance personnel, Production Management/Supervisor, Internal Audit Team Members, Production/Plant Management personnel.

Additional Course Details

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