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In-Person Workshop

June 11
8:30 am – 4:00 pm

Seven SHRM Recertification Credits will be awarded.


Christa Sterling

Industry 4.0 for Human Resources Managers

Understanding the impact of digitalization on Human Resources

Industry 4.0 and Model Based Definition is changing the roles, processes and working relationships of many individuals in a technology or aerospace business. These changes have implications for Human Resources policies and practices. In this one-day program the impact of digitalization on Human Resources is explored with an emphasis on how recruiting, training and organizational structure is impacted.

This one-day class is interactive and engaging.

Seven SHRM Recertification Credits will be awarded.


Who Should Enroll

Anyone working in an Human Resources role in a small- to medium-sized defense supplier in CT is qualified to attend.


Ray Sheen

Raymond Sheen, is president and founder of Product & Process Innovation, Inc. He is a veteran business leader with over 35 years of executive, functional, and project management experience working in government, industry and as an independent consultant. Ray is author of the book, Guide to Building Your Business Case, published by Harvard Business Review Press and is a co-author of the books Digital Transformation Demystified and Guide to Project Management. Ray was a member of a select committee that drafted the Digital Transformation Manifesto. Ray is currently an adjunct professor with Worcester Polytechnic Institute where he teaches systems thinking and project leadership in the MBA program. In addition, he teaches and consults in process improvement, digital transformation, project management, product development, strategy development, and risk management.

Ray received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the United States Air Force Academy and his M.S. in Astronautical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

He has recently completed a graduate certificate in Digital Leadership and Strategy from Boston University and graduate certificate in Business Leadership and Strategy from Liberty University. Ray is a Fellow at the Institute for Digital Transformation, a member of the Project Management Institute (PMI), and a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE). He is a certified Project Management Professional (PMPĀ®) with the Project Management Institute and a certified Scrum Master with Scrum Alliance. Ray has also earned the Black Belt certification with the International Association for Six Sigma Certification.


This program will be in person. Future program may be offered in person and online.