BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The University at Buffalo's TCIE is offering a
slate of business improvement courses this fall that are designed
to help professionals improve their individual job performance, as
well as the company they work for.
Here's a look at what's on the agenda:
-- The Knowledge-Driven New Product Development certification
program on Wednesdays (Sept. 12, 19, 26) from 6-9 p.m. at UB's
Baird Research Park, 1576 Sweet Home Rd., Amherst. For
professionals who develop new products or services, the program
focuses on measuring innovation, information technology-enabled
design and systems-level thinking. Participants must submit a
vision statement for their organization. Register by Sept. 5.
-- Certified Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt course from 8 a.m.
to 5 p.m. on Sept. 24-28, Oct. 15-16, and Nov. 5-8; and from 8 a.m.
to noon on Oct. 17, at the Ramada Hotel & Conference Center,
2402 North Forest Rd., Amherst. This course propels Black Belts,
who have demonstrated a mastery of Six Sigma tools and a natural
aptitude to lead and teach, to expert status. Participants must
complete an improvement project, pass an exam and demonstrate
teaching ability. Register by Sept. 17.
-- 3-Day ISO 9001:2008 Internal Auditor training from 8 a.m. to
5 p.m., Sept. 25-27 at the Ramada Hotel. In the quest to understand
how to assess their organizations' quality performance,
participants learn about the ISO 9001:2008 standard, audit
activities and techniques, objective evidence to gather, and
expectations of third-party external auditors in determining
compliance. Register by Sept. 18.
-- Certified Lean Professional course from 6-9 p.m. on: Mondays,
Oct. 1 to Nov. 5 (except Oct. 8) and Nov. 19 to Dec. 17; Wednesday,
Nov. 14; and Jan. 15 and Feb. 13 for project mentoring. The 39-hour
course, offered at Baird Research Park, introduces participants to
the Lean methodology of saving money and reducing waste by
identifying unnecessary processes. Register by Sept. 24.
-- Certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt course from 8 a.m. to 5
p.m. on Oct. 29 to Nov. 1, Dec. 3-6, Jan. 7-10, Feb. 4-7 and March
4-7 at the Ramada Hotel. Candidates work toward mastering the Six
Sigma methodology and process improvement tools at a high level.
They complete an improvement project at their workplace and must
pass an exam to earn certification. Register by Oct. 22.
-- Online certified courses with one-on-one mentoring from a Six
Sigma expert. Sessions begin at the start of each month. The
following courses vary by content and mastery level: Certified Lean
Sigma Blue Belt (for the health care provider, covering Lean and
process variation reduction) and Certified Six Sigma Green Belt
(covering the Six Sigma methodology, a quality management program
that helps a business grow through efficiency). Enrollment is
continuously open for these sessions.
For more information on any of the programs, contact Kerry Lynch
at 716-645-8840 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
A program of the UB School of Engineering and Applied Sciences,
TCIE is Western New York's bridge to excellence by providing a
dynamic link between UB's expert resources and the region's
business community. TCIE's engineering solutions ignite innovation
and technological advancement, and its core focus on operational
excellence drives continuous improvement. For more information on
how TCIE can assist Western New York businesses, go to http://www.tcie.buffalo.edu
or call 716-645-8800.