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AICC Education Catalog

By AICC Staff

November 11, 2021

AICC is the leading educator for independent corrugated, folding carton, and rigid box converters. The Association offers members virtual and live seminars, webinars, and in-depth conferences. Members also have access to nearly 100 free online courses, many of which are available in Spanish.

When a company invests in professional development, it is an investment in the organization’s potential. Teams are equipped with shared knowledge that helps them perform at a high level, and the organization is positioned to attract and retain top talent—professionals who value continuous learning and career growth.

See all the ways your team can grow.


AICC will offer more than 50 webinars over the coming months. Members can register for webinars individually, or the company can purchase the All Access Pass, which allows all of their employees to register for all webinars for only $1,695. Learn more about the All Access Pass at



Maximize Your Professional Persona Using LinkedIn

Wednesday, December 1, 2:00 ET

Operations Leaders: Prioritize Your Team’s Time to Get More From Your Machines

Thursday, December 2, 2:00 ET

Critical Considerations Overlooked When Selecting New Converting Equipment

Wednesday, December 8, 2:00 ET

Empowering Others for Success

Thursday, December 9, 2:00 ET

Leverage the Voice of Your Customers to Grow Revenue

Wednesday, December 15, 2:00 ET




Do You Have the Right Sales Structure for the Future?

Tuesday, January 11, 2:00 ET

Folding Carton/Rigid Box/Microflute Webinar Series

Wednesday, January 12, 19, 26, 2:00 ET

Trouble Shooting 101: Requirements for Maintenance Professionals

Thursday, January 20, 2:00 ET

Economic and Legislative Updates Impacting AICC Members

Thursday, January 27, 2:00 ET


How to Think Like an Owner: OTJ Judgment Training

Wednesday, February 2, 2:00 ET

Taking Control of the Corrugator

Thursday, February 3, 2:00 ET

Commercial Conversations That Lead to Revenue

Tuesday, February 8, 2:00 ET

How Do Leaders Become Coaches?

Thursday, February 10, 2:00 ET

Maintenance Troubleshooter Core Knowledge

Friday, February 11, 2:00 ET

Don’t Play With My Pay: A Wage and Hour Update

Wednesday, February 16, 2:00 ET


Learning to Set Print Impressions

Thursday, March 10, 2:00 ET

Professional Prospecting

Tuesday, March 15, 2:00 ET

Physical Attributes of Paperboard and Corrugated

Wednesday, March 16, 2:00 ET

How to Leverage Data to Drive Productivity and Improve Business Agility

Wednesday, March 23, 2:00 ET

Trouble Shooting Today: Collaborative Problem-Solving

Thursday, March 24, 2:00 ET

How Bundling and Unitizing Affect the Bottom Line

Tuesday, March 29, 2:00 ET

Operations Leaders: Understand Your True Cost of Downtime and Take Action

Thursday, March 31, 2:00 ET


Key Account Development

Wednesday, April 13, 2:00 ET

Material Testing and Why You Need It Now

Wednesday, April 20, 2:00 ET

Maintenance Department 5S

Thursday, April 21, 2:00 ET

Troubleshooting Printing Problems

Tuesday, April 26, 2:00 ET

Developing a High-Performance Team

Thursday, April 28, 2:00 ET


Accelerate Business Relationships

Wednesday, May 4, 2:00 ET

What Testing and Requirements Are Best Suited in the Packaging Industry

Wednesday, May 11, 2:00 ET

Maximizing Productivity Through Effective Plant Scheduling

Thursday, May 19, 2:00 ET

Managing Disability and Leave

Tuesday, May 24, 2:00 ET


Guaranteeing Board Strength

Wednesday, June 8, 2:00 ET

2022 In-Person Seminars

The coming year will bring back in-person seminars that will allow your team members to have hands-on learning opportunities to maximize their productivity. Upcoming seminars include:

  • Flexo Fundamentals
  • Corrugator Training
  • School for Financial Managers
  • Rotary Die Training

Online Courses

Nearly 100 free online courses are available for all employees at AICC member companies. Log in and start learning at

New and Coming Soon

  • Accelerate Virtual Relationships for Increased Sales
  • Maximize Sales Results
  • Data Management
  • Top 5 Sales Skills
  • How to Facilitate Margin Improvement
  • Corrugator Roll Alignment
  • Moving From Leadership to Management
  • How to Engage, Retain, and Grow Employees
  • Maintenance: Facility Assessment
  • Maintenance: Strategies and Tactics


Certificate – Packaging Science

  • Corrugated Containers Fundamentals
  • Distribution
  • Glass Packaging
  • Introduction to Polymers
  • Machinery
  • Metal Packaging
  • Package Printing
  • Packaging Design Workflow
  • Packaging Foundations
  • Packaging Regulations
  • Paperboard Cartons
  • Sustainable Packaging

Sustainable Packaging

  • How to Help an Upset Customer

Education Investors

  • Benefits of ERP Software Solutions for the Packaging Industry
  • Digital Transformation for Corrugated Printing
  • Essential Principles of Water-Based Flexo Inks
  • Optimizing the Flexographic Printing Process
  • Rightweighting
  • Rotary Die Cutting Operation
  • The Corrugator


  • Keeping Score: How to Read Financial Statements
  • Understanding Accounts Receivable and Cash

Human Resources

  • Corrective Counseling
  • Designing Your Training Space
  • Internal Staff Development Guide


  • Corrugated Basics 101: History and Industry Overview
  • Corrugated Basics 102: Corrugated Board and Its Uses
  • Corrugated Basics 103: Manufacturing and Converting
  • Corrugated Basics Bundle
  • How to Audit a Corrugator
  • Introduction to the Rigid Box
  • Unit Load Design and Analysis
  • Introduction to E-Commerce


  • Avoiding Antitrust Liability
  • Communication for Coaches Delegation DIY
  • From Management to Leadership
  • Giving Motivational Feedback
  • Go Team! How to Make Your Team More Productive
  • How to Train Anyone to Do Anything
  • Maximize Training ROI
  • Mentoring Best Practices
  • Navigating Time: Time Management for the Job Shop
  • Situational Leadership


  • Corrugated Roll Audit
  • Implementing a Scheduled Routine Maintenance Process
  • Maintenance Mapping
  • Preventative Maintenance Optimization

Processes and Systems

  • 18 Ways to Sell Value
  • Build a Visual Workplace With 7S Convergent Selling
  • Decision Trees: Knowledge Insurance
  • Faster, Better, Smarter With Value Stream Maps
  • Introduction to Lean Packaging
  • Key Performance Indicators
  • OEE for the Packaging Industry
  • Project Planning: MAPP the Project for Success
  • Proposals, Problems, and Projects With A3
  • Setup Reduction
  • Standardized Work


  • Achieving Higher Levels of Productivity
  • Fingerprinting the Flexographic Press
  • Flexographic Print Fundamentals
  • Flexographic Print Plates: Vol. 1
  • How to Spec a Corrugated Box
  • Packaging Production Math
  • Understanding Anilox Rolls
  • Understanding Combined Board Combinations
  • Warp, and How to Control It


  • Packaging Math Test
  • Tracking Training Tool


  • Safety Basics


  • Cómo especificar una caja
  • Cómo mejorar las ventas en esta nueva realidad
  • Cómo optimizar la mpresión flexográfica
  • Cómo realizar una auditoría a la corrugadora
  • Comprensión de las combinaciones de cartón corrugado
  • Conceptos básicos de corrugado 101
  • Conceptos básicos de corrugado 102
  • Conceptos básicos de corrugado 103
  • Creando un lugar de trabajo visual usando las 5s o las 7S
  • Factores que afectan la resistencia a la estiba en los empaques de cartón corrugado
  • Fundamentos de la impresión flexográfica
  • Fundamentos de seguridad
  • Introducción al diseño de cargas unitarias de cajas a nivel de sistema
  • La eficiencia general del equipo (OEE) en la industria del empaque
  • La importancia de los empaques en el e-commerce, Modulo 1
  • La importancia de los empaques en el e-commerce, Modulo 2
  • Matemáticas para la producción de empaques
  • Optimización del mantenimiento preventivo
  • Pandeo y cómo controlarlo
  • Principios básicos de las tintas a base de agua para impresión flexográfica Reducción de configuración
  • Ventas exitosas en esta nueva era

Advisory Groups

Advisory groups help your team members hone their skills. Peer learning is available for Emerging Leaders, production leaders, CEOs, and others at

Sales Cohorts Coming Soon

Sales trainers Ed Wallace of AchieveNEXT Relational Capital and Mark Allen Roberts of OTB Sales Solutions are working with AICC to develop two confidential groups for sales professionals. One for managers and another for sales representatives. These groups, using data and relationship-building skills, will help managers hone their leadership skills, drive sales and profits through accountability, and develop stronger sales processes. Sales professionals will learn to maximize their prospects, strategic negotiation skills, and increase their share of wallet.

Cohorts will meet virtually six times and once in person at an AICC national meeting. Cohorts will be limited to 20 people.

To learn more or to join the waitlist for the groups, contact Taryn Pyle at 703-535-1386 or

Voice of the Customer

Given all the market changes and disruption we have seen over the last 18 months, understanding your customer is more critical than ever. AICC partner OTB Solutions will interview your customers and help leaders gather the data needed to make strategic decisions to continue to profitably grow your organization and improve customer experience.

Teams that participate in this research will receive a one-hour data debrief with OTB Solutions CEO Mark Roberts, with recommendations based on actionable insights discovered and the research data file by the customer by question for business development in the future. Learn more at

See all upcoming events at

Questions about training and the value a well-trained workforce brings to a company can be directed to Taryn Pyle, director of education and leadership development, at, or Chelsea May, education and training manager, at 703-836-2422 or