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Strategic Leadership for Sensory Programs

Personal Development for Managers and Directors
Sensory & Consumer Science can be vital to the modern CPG environment. Knowledge of the traits of a high functioning department, testimonials of the impacts such departments have on business, and considering where you and fellow sensory professionals are along the journey of creating and implementing such a department are the starting point for this course.
By utilizing FourSight assessments & other surveys prior to attendance, this course is customized to support each attendee as you identify a personal Grand Challenge and tackle it, leaving with a customized development plan. You’ll grow as you explore the value of working both in and outside of your preferred communication styles, delve into current leadership philosophies, and get real about the challenges of leading cross generations and in managing conflict productively. To, you’ll have the opportunity to improve your skills in influencing those above you and in networking to build support for your department and initiatives through what you say and how you present it.
Course schedule will include opportunity to visit Biltmore House & Gardens.
About the Course
During this two-and-a-half-day course you will learn more on the importance that Sensory & Consumer Science departments can have in influencing company strategy, more on the role and impacts of leadership, more on the intentional and unintentional communication you give, more on strategies to support a productive team environment, and more on how to influence up and garner support through relationship building.
You will leave with your mind stretched and reinvigorated, ready to face work challenges with a fresh perspective.
Who Should Attend
This course is designed for current managers and directors experienced in leading and managing sensory and consumer research teams as well as those recently in this role.



Location: Asheville, North Carolina, USA
Date: 4/25/2018 - 4/27/2018
Company: Sensory Spectrum, Inc.
Target Audience: Advanced
Cost: $2,500
Course Type: Management / Leadership
Further Information: April 25-27, 2018 (2.5 Day Course*)
Course Directors: Bob Baron, Gail Civille
Location: Asheville, North Carolina
Lodging: RENAISSANCE ASHEVILLE HOTEL :Group Rate is $190/night
https://sensoryspectrum.com/courses-and-workshops/


Current Topics in Sensory and Consumer Science: SYMPOSIA and Master Classes

In May, The Institute for Perception will present four Symposia and four Master Classes on topics of current interest in our field. The symposia are chaired by Dr. Daniel Ennis, Dr. Benoît Rousseau, and Dr. John Ennis and will include diverse presentations from the following invited speakers (listed in alphabetical order):<br><br>Andy Basehoar - Kimberly-Clark, John Castura – Compusense, Inc., Dr. MaryAnne Drake – North Carolina State University, Danielle van Hout - Unilever, The Netherlands, Anthony (Manny) Manuele - Molson Coors, Frank Rossi – PepsiCo/Frito Lay, Dr. Zachary Schendel – Netflix, Annie Ugurlayan – NAD, and Dr. Thierry Worch - QI Statistics, UK.<br><br> This program is recommended for those who work in sensory and consumer science and aspire to stay current of innovative developments in their field. The concepts covered have valuable applications to product development, quality assurance, marketing, and advertising claims substantiation in consumer product companies.
Location: The Williamsburg Lodge, Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia USA, USA
Date: 5/8/2018 - 5/10/2018
Company: The Institute for Perception
Target Audience: Intermediate
Cost: Entire Program = $1975 US, Symposia Only = $495 US, Master Classes = $395 each
Course Type: Consumer Methodology, Management / Leadership, Psychophysics, QC, Sensory Methodology, Software, Statistics
Further Information: http://ifpress.com/short-courses/2018-symposia-and-master-classes/


UNDERSTANDING CONSUMERS PREFERENCES, EMOTIONS, EXPECTATIONS, INDIVIDUAL DIFFERENCES,CONTEXTS AND PRODUCT CHARACTERISATION & R-LAB

HE ITALIAN SENSORY SCIENCE SOCIETY IS PLEASED TO PRESENT A 3-DAY NEW COURSE IN SENSORY AND CONSUMER SCIENCE

The course will feature recent advances in cognitive psychology applied to sensory and consumer studies on food, beverage, cosmetic, personal care and home care products.
You will also get an overview of some of the most important methods and statistical tools that can be used for collecting and extracting useful information from sensory and consumer data.
The course will give you an updated basis for planning an experimental design, understanding your results more in depth for decisions in a commercial setting.

The course will cover both theoretical background, a large number of relevant examples and case studies, computer demonstrations and hands on activities.

THE COURSE IS BASED ON A MULTIDIMENSIONAL APPROACH, WITH SIX MODULES, EACH FOCUSED ON A HOT TOPIC: CONSUMER PREFERENCES, EMOTIONS, EXPECTATIONS, INDIVIDUAL DIFFERENCES, CONTEXTS AND PRODUCT CHARACTERISATION

Level: Intermediate-Advanced
Further information: https://scienzesensoriali.it/en/event/understanding-consumers/

Special discounts reserved to students and young professionals
Location: Florence, Grand Hotel Minerva, ITALY
Date: 6/13/2018 - 6/15/2018
Company: Italian Sensory Science Society
Target Audience: Intermediate
Cost: Early-bird: 900 E3S members/1000 non E3S members
Course Type: Consumer Methodology, Sensory Methodology, Software
Further Information: Lecturers:
Prof. John Prescott
TasteMatters Research & Consulting, Australia
University of Florence, Italy
Prof. Gastón Ares
Universidad de la República, Uruguay
Prof. Erminio Monteleone and Dr. Sara Spinelli
University of Florence, Italy


Challenges In Sensory and Consumer Testing of NONFOOD PRODUCTS

This 2 ½ day course has been developed for sensory and consumer scientists/practitioners who design and conduct consumer and/or sensory (discrimination and descriptive) research projects within the nonfoods industries.  Individuals greatly benefiting from this course are those professionals working on products such as personal, health and oral care, household and paper products, cosmetics, tobacco and other nonfood products.

Ideal for professionals who wish to:
   - discuss challenging issues encountered in testing nonfoods and effective ideas/solutions
   - improve their testing methodologies for nonfoods
   - interact with other professionals from diverse industries across nonfood products

Location: New Jersey, USA
Date: 6/19/2018 - 6/21/2018
Company: IRIS: International Resources for Insights and Solutions (IRIS)
Target Audience: Intermediate
Cost: $1950
Course Type: Consumer Methodology, Descriptive Analysis, Industry Specific, Sensory Methodology
Further Information: https://iris-consulting.net/workshops-and-staff-training/short-courses-and-workshops-in-sensory-and-consumer-science/non-foods-3/


Better Process Control School

This course provides essential information on how to effectively control the risks associated with manufacturing commercially-sterile foods, and how to comply with the U.S. laws that exist to prevent public health problems resulting from contamination in canned food products.
Location: NJ, USA
Date: 7/25/2018 - 7/27/2018
Company: Rutgers University
Target Audience:
Cost: $995.00
Course Type:
Further Information: More details: http://www.cpe.rutgers.edu/courses/current/lf0703ca.html


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