US CBP maintains strict requirements for the testing, treating, stamping and maintenance of wood packaging materials under the Wood Packaging Materials Standard. Wood pallets and product packaging and packing remain very popular, often the packaging of choice for many American importers. This webinar will address in detail the worldwide WPM Standard, how you can meet it, what it requires, and the draconian ..
In this interactive webinar, we introduce the negotiation framework and start building a toolkit of negotiation strategies based on the best research from behavioral science (psychology, economics, and sociology). There is a strong emphasis on self-reflection and experience sharing in this lecture. If you were to never sit through another session on negotiation and conflict resolution but made it a habit to..
Companies can prepare and train their staff effectively for prior inspection management, but once the audit begins, certain difficult situations, requests or issues may arise that may prove hard to manage properly. In this webinar, you will hear about real-life examples of inspection issues on different topics such as Opening Day, Documentation, Tours, SME situations, Safety, and Inspection team situations...
What are cosmetics? Paraphrasing the FD&C Act (The Act), Cosmetics are personal care products applied to the human body for the intention of cleansing, beautifying, promoting attractiveness, or altering the appearance. The operative word here is “intent”. If your products go beyond cosmetic intentions they may also be drugs as defined under the Act: "articles intended for use in the diagnosis, cure, mit..
Lots of energy are being spent on ensuring that IT systems in financial institutions are ‘safe’, or can be declared as such to the public. However, we have to observe a gap between what needs to be told and the cyber-risks that are actually incurred by financial institutions. In this webinar, we keep away from the technical considerations which, as useful as these may be, inevitable end up in ..
Leading scientists in a laboratory require more than knowledge of chemical reactions, it requires knowledge of people’s reactions. Yet how can someone be a leader in a GMP regulated environment with so many SOPs governing what must be done?The answer lies in creating a positive culture and mental environment through your actions and words. You will discover you have the power, freedom, and responsibility to..
There is no need to have a crisis management plan until you need one, and if you do not have one when you need it you and your company will be unprepared to address a crisis and as a result, will have a serious problem. There are many examples of an unprepared and untrained high-level company official responding poorly in a media interview simply because they have not been trained as part of the crisis ma..
Take out your crystal ball and prepare to think about the future in this session. Many people have heard the statistic cited from the McKinsey Global Institute that over 30 percent of the world’s workforce could see their jobs eliminated by 2030 as a consequence of the application of Artificial Intelligence (AI). Notable examples include the possible loss of 1.5 million truck drivers and taxi drivers in the..
The Suspicious Activity Process: How to Identify, Monitor, and Report Suspicious Activity, to include How to Write a Good Suspicious Activity Report
Every day in your branch situations occur which are considered "suspicious" and may even put your employees and customers into what we will call a "felony moment." If your customer asks "Should I deposit this money?" The answer your officer gives may encourage the customer to structure, and that is a problem for both the customer and the employee. This program will answer commonly asked frontline questions ..
We’ll explore dozens of financial functions in Excel, how to use them and how to avoid the associated pitfalls. Then we’ll take the results of your calculations and show you how to set up simple dashboards to communicate the results of your analysis. Finally, we’ll introduce you to Excel’s Power Query function and how to leverage it with external data and data sources in Pivot Tables.Excel was built for tho..
The outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), first in the People’s Republic of China (PRC or China), and now globally, including in the United States, is drawing attention to the ways in which the United States and other economies depend on critical manufacturing and global value chains that rely on production based in in the PRC and other countries. Congress is particularly concerned about these depende..
Recruitment, training & development, compensation & benefits, payroll, employee relations, staff retention, etc. HR professionals are often seemed to have the easiest jobs in the company.Or is it?In reality, what goes behind the scenes is the endless amount of human resource information system (H.R.I.S.) inputs, preparing reports for the management, and spending face-time with employees just to get ..
The NMTC Program encourages economic and community development in distressed and underutilized communities. This is accomplished by attracting private capital into low-income communities allowing individual and corporate investors to receive a tax credit against their federal income tax. In exchange, Investors make equity investments in specialized financial intermediaries referred to as Community Developme..
Your company spends time and money on designing, developing and implementing your employee engagement, experience, and pulse surveys. Join us to find out how to maximize that investment by leading accountability through the follow-through phase. Learn the top five most important steps to take to get the follow-through that you are looking for.Employees who are well supported and committed to their organizat..
Whether a contractor, an owner, a design professional, or a construction manager, all construction professionals must learn how to prepare, analyze, and justify time extension requests. Owners and their representatives are tasked with the responsibility of receiving, analyzing and recommending a course of action and deciding on all-time extension requests submitted by contractors. Contractors and CM’s@Risk ..