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Upcoming Virtual Training

Thursday, April 9, 2020   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Alyce Ryan
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April 9, 2020 – AICC, The Independent Packaging Association, is offering several webinars in the coming weeks to help members continue to train their workforce and improve productivity and planning without traveling.


Tuesday, April 14- Thursday, April 16 | 2:00 pm ET
Reducing Waste for Profit

This webinar series will offer attendees the opportunity to learn via videoconference, virtually tour machine centers, learn TIMWOOD principles, and calculate the time, money, and risk that will be redeemed when the action plan is implemented.

Over the three days, each webinar will last 60 minutes.

The webinar series will be taught by Scott Ellis, Principal, Working Well, LLC. Scott is a leadership and process improvement specialist who serves on AICC’s faculty to assist in building Packaging School curriculum. Scott has served as a resource for development of individuals, teams, and organizations as a consultant, teacher, psychotherapist, coach, and general manager in the packaging industry for two decades. His pragmatic approach is focused on making it easy to do the right things right.

This webinar series is $99 for AICC members.


Thursday, April 30 | 3:00 pm ET
Navigating CRM Options

Led by Todd Zielinski, Managing Director & CEO, Athena SWC, LLC, this webinar is designed for those who are considering implementing a customer relationship management (CRM) system or have one that is not being used effectively to manage the sales pipeline. Attendees will be introduced to the fundamentals of CRM systems as it relates to the sales function; arm them with information on how to introduce, implement, and maintain a CRM system; as well as provide a comparison of three popular CRM systems.

Todd is a Partner and the Managing Director/CEO at Athena SWC, LLC, Amherst, NY. As one of the co-founders of Athena, Todd is responsible for the marketing, sales, and management of Athena’s outsourced marketing and sales support offering and consulting services.

This webinar is free to AICC Emerging Leaders and $100 for other AICC members. Learn more about the AICC Emerging Leader Program at


More information about these webinars can be found at

Questions about seminars or webinars and the value a well-trained workforce brings to a company can be directed to Taryn Pyle, Director of Education & Leadership Development,, or Chelsea May, Education and Training Manager, or 703.836.2422.