Upcoming Webinars

IISE webinars are FREE one-hour presentations by knowledgeable professionals and experienced volunteers who provide deeper insight into topics and issues involving industrial and systems engineers and ISE-related disciplines.

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IISE will award continuing education units (CEUs) if you attend the entire webinar. Send your request to IISE customer service at cs@iise.org.

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

Webinar Recordings

Insightful Leadership: Surfing the Waves to Organizational Excellence

11 a.m. ET Sept. 19
Presenter: Jim Tompkins, chairman and founder, Tompkins Ventures

COVID-19 and digital innovation, combined with geopolitical and financial crises, have accelerated history into a world where disruption is the new normal. From now on, whatever new normal you finally figure out will soon be swept away by the waves of the future. Instead of optimally designing their businesses, leaders must position their enterprises to catch the waves, navigate those waves when they break, use insight into how the waves will advance and harness the power of those waves to achieve true progress.

Jim Tompkins will be sharing his perspectives and points of view on how to lead in challenging times, surf the waves to organizational excellence.


How to Deploy Lean Six Sigma and Build a Continuous Improvement Culture in Human Resources

An IISE Operational Excellence Division Webinar
11 a.m. ET Sept. 22
David Larsen, PMP, Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt

This webcast is a 35- to 40-minute presentation that discusses the approaches that the presenter has used to build a continuous improvement culture in an HR organization. Specific attention is given to communication strategies for sponsors and stakeholders. While this is applied only in HR, the approach is appropriate for other, non-traditional areas of Lean and Six Sigma.


Final Four Presentations of the 2021-22 ISE Outstanding Capstone Senior Design Projects

An IISE Performance Excellence Webinar
11 a.m. ET Sept. 22

One of IISE’s most fun competitions and awards is the Annual Capstone Senior Design Process that culminates at the IISE Annual Conference & Expo. Eighteen of "the best of best" ISE Capstone Senior Design Projects competed in our Annual Capstone Showcase at the 2022 conference.

Register now to see what the seniors at Dalhousie University, West Virginia University, Virginia Tech and University of Washington worked on for their Capstone Senior Design Projects to make "Final Four" status!


Achieving Resilient Organizational Excellence in the Face of Continuing Disruptions

An IISE Performance Excellence Webinar
12 p.m. ET Sept. 27
Presenters: David Poirier, CEO of The Poirier Group; Jim Dobson, partner with The Poirier Group

Our presenters have unique perspectives and points of view on how to create resilient organizational excellence. It starts with their solid foundation in integrated systems engineering — the integration of people, strategy, process, and information and technology enablement.

Achieving agility and resilience in organizations today requires successful management of these five aspects of leadership and transformation: communication, alignment, visibility, accountability, and discipline. The strategy and approach our presenters will share will highlight how those five 'words' come together to create speed of trust and improved resilience for your operational excellence work.


Career and Life Choicepoints Reflection by Highly Successful ISEs

An IISE Performance Excellence Webinar
11:30 a.m. ET Oct. 4
Presenters: Jim Tompkins, chairman and founder, Tompkins Ventures; Gabriel Burnett, director and chief industrial engineer, Boeing

This is another personal and professional development offering from IISE that focuses on interviews with highly successful ISEs.

Our presenters will share learnings, lessons and tips for our ISE students, young professionals and career professionals. We will entertain questions dynamically via the chat mode on Zoom. These sessions are fun and very insightful, and a rare opportunity to learn from highly successful ISE leaders.


Business Process Management 4.0/5.0: Visions and Migration Strategies Perspectives and Points of View

An IISE Performance Excellence Webinar
11:30 a.m. ET Oct. 6

On the heels of our two webinars, "Insightful Leadership to Achieve Organizational Excellence" and "How to Achieve Resilience in your Efforts to Rapidly Improve Productivity in Periods of Economic Disruption," Scott Sink, Jared Frederici and Jim Dobson will share their perspectives on roadmaps to what’s called BPM 4.0 and then 5.0 (integrating in culture, people, extended networks into the equation).

Organizations have changed and are morphing rapidly. Understanding how to create migration strategies to evolve to 4.0/5.0 is important and will be the focus of this webinar.


Huddles 201: Designing, Developing and Deploying Huddles to suppor Enterprise Transformations—A Retail Case Study

11:30 a.m. ET Oct. 21
Presenter: Peter Hunter, director of training/development and organizational change for Peavey Industries LP

Lean and agile are inextricably interwoven with employee engagement and empowerment. The concept and method of scrums or huddles is spreading rapidly, evolving into all aspects of organizational and operational excellence efforts.

Peter Hunter will share Peavey’s journey with huddles from start right up to where they are now.


Data Sciences 101: The Science Behind Data Sciences

11 a.m. ET Nov. 9
Presenter: Edd Biddle, UKI technical principle, IBM Expert Labs

This webinar focuses on how best to approach data science projects by performing a deep dive into a well established methodology called CRISP-DM (Cross Industry Standard Process for Data Mining). Attendees will learn the importance of business understanding, data understanding and data preparation. Get these tasks right and the rest of the process of modelling, evaluation and deployment are much more likely to be successful. Fast track or skip them, the follow-on tasks will lack focus and failure will be more likely.

The lecture will then look at the different data science models available and provide some guidance over how to select the most appropriate model, how to tune and how to optimize. Finally, the lecture looks at model evaluation and deployment considerations.