Courses

This course covers the concepts of Lean and Six Sigma for both manufacturing and service businesses. Participants are provided with an overview of Lean, Six Sigma and the DMAIC problem solving methodology, which includes statistical and non-statistical techniques used for continuous process improvement.


Friday, October 15, 2021, To Be Determined
This course covers the concepts of Lean and Six Sigma for both manufacturing and service businesses. Students are provided an overview of Lean, Six Sigma and the DMAIC problem solving methodology, including both statistical and non-statistical techniques used for continuous process improvement. Confers a UW Tacoma Green Belt certificate.


September 10, 2021 to December 10, 2021, Zoom + Canvas
October 11, 2021 to November 22, 2021, Zoom + Canvas
January 14, 2022 to April 8, 2022, To Be Determined
The Black Belt Certificate program is designed for experienced practitioners with a Green Belt Certificate (or equivalent process improvement experience) who wish to achieve the pinnacle of Lean Six Sigma training by developing critical skills for leadership in enterprise-wide deployment. Application required for registration. Schedule on PDC website.


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Value Stream Mapping is a team-based process improvement technique used to evaluate and document current processes and design and generate a plan for a desired future state. This in-depth, hybrid course (8 hours of class meetings & 8 hours of independent online work) is designed for Lean Six Sigma coaches, managers and leaders seeking a more structured approach to transforming and improving processes in a wide range of businesses and organizations.


September 1-29, 2021, Zoom + Canvas
Learn a simple and practical approach for gaining insight, understanding and knowledge from the study of process behavior. This is not a seminar on statistics and no major math calculations are required. All exercises and case studies will be completed using Excel templates.


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Designing change that matters and accelerating its integration into a new way of doing business is the centerpiece of this workshop. You'll discover the three phases of transition, the 6Ps of new beginnings, the three questions to ask of any change initiative, effective change communication strategies, and a variety of smart ways to design change with intentionality and care.


October 15-29, 2021, Zoom
This workshop focuses on tools to manager others and their work, while feeling more productive and less stressed. Participants will evaluate how their time is currently spent and learn techniques to prioritize and increase mental focus. Participants also learn how to use time-saving methods and tools to spend time wisely.


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5S is a system for organizing physical and digital spaces that incorporates visual management, status at-a-glance, and standard work principles. While 5S is a foundation of a Lean management system, it has a wide range of applications in other work settings. In this one-hour webinar, participants will gain a firm understanding of 5S through examples, videos, and application, as well as what the 6th S is and how it applies to any industry.


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HR professionals, small business owners, team members, and many other professionals need to develop and deliver trainings. This two-hour webinar focuses on instructional strategies anyone can use to enhance adult learning and effectively deliver training programs that impact performance as well as contribute to organizational goals.


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Critical to Quality (CTQ) trees are a simple but effective tool for translating customer feedback/needs into specific, actionable, measurable performance requirements. While it is used most often in Lean Six Sigma, CTQ trees are useful in a variety of situations: developing a new product, launching a project, becoming more competitive in your market, etc. This one-hour webinar covers the basics of uncovering your customer's CTQs and creating a basic CTQ tree.


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