Classes begin at 8:30 AM (registration) and end at 5 PM each day or as adjusted to attendee requirements by course instructor.

Feb 22 – 24, 2017

North Carolina

Personal Care Products Terminology & Techniques

Learning immersion for objective language & techniques to assess personal care products and ingredients

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March 16, 2017

New Jersey

The Intersection of Sensory Evaluation and Design Thinking

Existing sensory-consumer research skills provide a strong foundation for user-focused design

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March 21 – 24, 2017

New Jersey

Descriptive Panel Leadership (Course Closed – Enrollment Complete)

Tap the wisdom of experienced trainers to improve your skills in and out of your panel room. Learn and practice tips & tricks to improve your skills in all aspects of leading and managing a descriptive analysis panel.  Updated format allows more time to receive performance feedback. Course ends with light lunch at noon on final day.

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April 25 – 27, 2017

New Jersey

How to Be a Taster: Flavor & Texture Basics

By Request! Strengthen abilities to detect & describe common flavor and texture experiences in an objective way through flavors & textures common to many products. Not intensity scale focused.  Great for Product Developers and Sensory Scientists alike. Drawn from Spectrum’s Flavor and Texture Spectrum descriptive analysis courses.

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June 6, 2017

New Jersey

Identifying and Fostering Creative Consumers

Learn how to recruit and select articulate consumers who can then be cultivated to develop their innate inventive abilities through learning idea generation and selection skills sampled from several proven processes/methods.

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June 7, 2017

New Jersey

Rapid Prototyping for Product Development

Go from idea to defendable prototype in just 1 day. Participants experience objective setting, hands-on ideation and critical review/refinement of solutions using a common food category.

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August 25, 2017

Providence, Rhode Island

Post Pangborn Re-Entry: Implementing New Knowledge within your Organization

Assimilate themes from the Pangborn Symposium and discuss strategies to capture the energy of new learning and direct it in practical applications for your own development and that of your company.

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September 12 – 14, 2017

North Carolina

Sensory Quality Programs

Examine the most used methods for evaluation of product and ingredient sensory quality throughout the production and distribution environment. With a mix of lecture, exercises, and group interaction, participants work though the complex challenges of developing, instituting and maintaining effective sensory quality programs.

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September 25 – 28, 2017

The Heldrich, New Brunswick, New Jersey

Sensory Evaluation

The enjoyment of food, as well as the acceptance of flavors in pharmaceutical and other products, is closely related to the senses, especially taste, aroma and texture. Sensory evaluation is a dynamic field concentrating on the utilization of humans for the measurement of sensory perceptions and/or their effect on food and taste acceptance. Learn the basics of sensory evaluation with Gail Vance Civille.

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October 19 – 20, 2017

Location : TBD

Sensory Leadership for Managers

Dive deep into understanding your strengths and gaps for effective leadership of sensory teams.  Completion of pre-work allows the course to focus on building customized development plans. Note: Due to pre-course assessments, registration ends September 29.

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October 24, 2017

New Jersey

Data Tools & Strategies for Monitoring Trained Panels

Understand your descriptive and/ or quality panels through analyzing data to reveal performance patterns for panels and panelists. See useful graphs and tables to assist in reporting as well as feedback to panelists.

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October 25 – 26, 2017

New Jersey

Getting More from Sensory Qualitative Groups with Creative Tools & Techniques

Learn while you play!  Experience a wide variety of creative qualitative tools in this fast paced course. You’ll leave understanding multiple ways to enhance the output quality of all types of qualitative groups.

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