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NCILC members to restructure meetings, offer new training series

OGLESBY – The North Central Illinois Logistics Council members will shift from short presentations to slightly longer programs. 

Adopting the overall theme of “On the Road of Continuous Improvement,” two, two-part series have been scheduled.

Both are open to the public and are free.

The meetings will begin at 8 a.m. in Room C-316 at the Illinois Valley Community College Oglesby campus, 815 N. Orlando Smith St.

The first series kicks off April 18 with “Managing and Reducing Workers’ Compensation Claims.”

The program will be presented by Carol Cesaretti, a workers’ compensation attorney of Chicago.

She will offer advice to employers on how to control existing claims and reduce future claims. 

Part two, “Risk Reduction in the Workplace” will be offered May 16. The presenter will be Lanny Slevin, a physical therapist with St. Margaret’s Center for Physical Rehabilitation in Peru. The meeting will be in Room C-325-326.

He will talk about what companies can do to reduce risk and prevent injuries in the workplace or on the road.  

The second series of programs will further the continuous improvement theme. Amanda Oltman will present “Introduction to Continuous Improvement,” June 20.

Oltman is a warehouse superintendent at Advantage Logistics in Oglesby. Her program will provide an overview of the steps involved in implementing a program, and information on how to turn a plan into action at the workplace. 

Part 2, “Turning Managers into Leaders” will be presented by Mike Neubauer. Nebauer is a consultant with years of human resource and management experience in the logistics industry. 

He will talk about how to develop skills to be a successful manager.

Companies are encouraged to bring at least one key supervisor or team leader to all programs.

For more information, call Tim Robey of Double D Express at 815-220-3425, DeAnna Carlson of PDQ Courier Inc. at 800-490-7441, Ray Gatza at 815-883-5761 or Pam Furlan at 815 224-7930. 

To register to attend and for a visitor parking pass, (now required for all parking lots at the college), call Jo Ann Johnson at 815-224-7930 or Shug Grosenbach at 815-433-5830.

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