Onsite Training Programs

Food and Beverage Professional Workshops

Starts March 2021
Series of 5 workshops – each workshop is two half-day sessions
Online – Web based
Instructors – Cheryl Collins, Teri Danielson

Workshops can be taken separately or for a Certificate in Food and Beverage Management

  • Class Overview

    Taking a Different Approach

    Growing People informs, engages, and prepares participants to tackle challenges and adapt to the constantly changing landscape we face today in manufacturing. The workshop series will help participants build sustainable programs within their companies while empowering them to continue growing these programs after our “class” has ended.

    To this growth mindset, we are adding a virtual mentoring community and opportunities to participate in real life, solutioning projects to continue to build new skills through ongoing cohort activities. Our ultimate goal is to develop a stronger, more resilient workforce that can continue to tackle the challenges of everyday manufacturing against the backdrop of crises both large and small.

    Workshop 1: Safe Workplace: Transforming Culture – 3/10 and 3/17
    Workshop 2: Production Effectiveness – Daily Management – 3/31 and 4/7
    Workshop 3: Making the Workplace Visual – 4/14 and 4/21
    Workshop 4: Problem Solving – 4/28 and 5/5
    Workshop 5: Getting Food Safety into Your Culture – 5/12 and 5/19


Preventive Controls Qualified Individual Training

Contact Us for 2021 Dates!
Online – Web based
FSPCA Preventive Controls for Human Food Course – Blended Learning Option
Instructor – Teri Danielson

  • Class Overview

    Blended Course

    This course, developed by FSPCA, is the “standardized curriculum” recognized by FDA. Successfully completing this course is one way to meet the requirements for a “preventive controls qualified individual.”

    The FSPCA Preventive Controls for Human Food Blended Course has two parts:

    Part 1: Online
    Part 2: Instructor Led – Virtual

    To successfully complete the course, you must completed both Part 1 and Part 2.  A Certificate of Attendance will be provided after you have successfully completed both parts.

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Safe Workplace Workshop

February 24, 2021 and March 03, 2021
2 days – 8 am to 12 pm each day
Safe Workplace Workshop
Instructor – Cheryl Collins

  • Class Overview

    Northwest Food Solutions, in collaboration with Food Northwest, are offering a course on workplace culture.

    Peter Drucker famously said: “Culture Eats Strategy For Breakfast”.  Is Culture Eating or Feeding Your Organization?  Culture is the underlying force that’s either helping or hindering your organization.  But culture is often misunderstood.  Culture is NOT simply “the way we do things around here.”  It’s essence is in our underlying beliefs and assumptions. It drives our behaviors on a daily basis.  Whether creating a physically or psychologically safe workplace, understanding our culture is key.  Culture is a system that cannot be quickly changed, but if understood, it can be transformed.

    Using interactive learning techniques, this workshop will prepare you to:
    –          Understand organizational culture and the role it plays in your company.
    –          Identify elements that are impacting your culture.
    –          Determine effective methods for assessing and transforming your culture.
    –          Understand the importance and impact of psychological safety.


    Course delivered in a virtual format with live instruction, student interaction, coaching and relevant project work between classes.


    The workshop is 2 sessions, 3.5 hours each with a week in between each session.  Coaching is provided in between sessions.