Cabinet Makers Association Expands Education Line-up at IWF 2014
By Dave Grulke | Posted: 05/25/2014 10:19PM
At IWF 2012 was the site for the first expanded live sessions for the new CMA Professional Certification Program and we will be offering them again at IWF 2014. There were two types of CMA sessions that make up certification programming. Curriculum sessions contain required knowledge to pass CMA testing. CEU sessions are elective sessions. A person enrolled in our certification program is required to earn 4.0 CEUs per year and to pass applicable testing.
You do not need to be a CMA member or enrolled in our certification program to attend any of these sessions. All are welcome to attend. However, if you wish to have any credits available from these sessions to apply toward your future CMA professional certification, you must enroll and pay CMA program fees within one year from the date of the session.
You are not required to be a CMA member to become CMA certified, however, we do offer substantial discounts to CMA members on session and program fees.
|Time||Wednesday, August 20th 2014|
|9:00am - 10:30am|| CMA1 - Advanced Website, Web Analytics and Adwords
or Keywords Advertising/Marketing Techniques*
|10:45am - 12:15pm|| CMA5 - Managing multiple jobs, time and
priorities while seeking new opportunities.
|12:30pm - 2:00pm||CMA2 - Managing and Understanding the Sales Process|
|3:00 - 4:30pm|| CMA13 - Pricing strategies for the new economy: Make sure
your pricing is in sync with today's market while ensuring
you the profit you deserve.
|3:00 - 4:30pm||CMA3 - Guerilla Marketing/Non-Traditional sales
and marketing techniques that work!
|Time||Thursday, August 21st 2014|
|9:00am - 10:30am||CMA4 - Working with Designers and Architects|
|10:45am - 12:15pm||CMA6 - Automating your shop-what comes first|
|12:30pm - 2:00pm||CMA7 - The Executive Woodworker-Clear path from shop floor to front
office to retirement/selling/transferring of an ongoing valuable business.
|3:00pm - 4:30pm||CMA8 - Lean manufacturing techniques and the
Theory of Constraints for the Small to Mid Sized shop.
|1:00 - 2:30pm||CMA15 -Stop Finger Pointing Before It Starts …
Coordinating Residential & Commercial Projects (co-session with ISFA)
|Time||Friday, August 22nd 2014|
|9:00am - 10:30am||CMA9 - Estimating and Project Management|
|10:45am - 12:15pm||CMA10 - Managing a profitable wood finishing operation|
|12:30pm - 2:00pm||CMA11 - Modern production techniques and tricks to using CNC and software.|
|1:00pm - 3:30pm||CMA14 - Euro vs. Face frame -Tools, techniques and manufacturing systems
that work for each and for both types to optimize yield and profits.
|3:00pm - 4:30pm||CMA12 - From Concept to Design to Sold!|
About the Author
Dave GrulkeDave Grulke is executive Director of the Cabinet Makers Association, formed by cabinet shop owners to provide a national voice and presence for the small cabinet shop.