BUFFALO, N.Y. – Among its business improvement courses
scheduled this fall, the University at Buffalo’s TCIE is
offering an early bird discount until Aug. 5 for Certified Lean Six
Sigma Black Belt training.
The course, and other programs from TCIE, helps business
professionals and companies improve performance. It is designed for
people interested in mastering the Six Sigma methodology and
process improvement tools at a high level.
The training will be offered over five weeks at the Ramada Hotel
& Conference Center, 2402 North Forest Rd., Amherst. The
course, which runs from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., is scheduled for Sept.
30-Oct. 3, Nov. 4-7, Dec. 2-5, Jan. 6-9, and Feb. 3-6.
Candidates complete an improvement project at their workplace
and must pass an exam to earn certification. The early bird rate
equates to $400 in savings. The last day for registration is Sept.
TCIE’s lineup also includes:
- Root Cause Analysis and Corrective Action course, from 8 a.m.
to 5 p.m. on Aug. 14 at the Ramada. This program is designed to
improve the problem-solving skills of all employee levels by
providing an understanding of the processes and techniques for
determining the root cause of a nonconformance and the corrective
action needed to prevent the problem from occurring again. Register
by Aug. 7.
- Certified Lean Professional course, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., on
Mondays, from Sept. 23-Dec. 16 (except Oct. 14 and Nov. 11); and
Jan. 13 and Feb. 11 for project mentoring. The 39-hour course is
offered at UB’s Baird Research Park, 1576 Sweet Home Rd.,
Amherst. It introduces participants to the Lean methodology of
saving money and reducing waste by identifying unnecessary
processes. Register by Sept. 16.
- 3-Day ISO 9001:2008 Internal Auditor training, from 8 a.m. to 5
p.m., Oct. 8-10 at the Ramada. 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, in the quest to understand how
to assess their organizations’ quality performance. Register
by Oct. 1.
- Certified Lean Six Sigma Master Black training, from 8 a.m. to
5 p.m., on Oct. 21-25, Nov. 4-5, and Nov. 18-21; and 8 a.m. to noon
on Nov. 6 at the Ramada. 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 are required to
complete an improvement project, pass a certification exam and
demonstrate teaching ability. Register by Oct. 11.
- Knowledge-Driven New Product Development course, from 8 a.m. to
5 p.m. on Nov. 7 at the Ramada. The course, which aims to change
the perspective of the role of information technology (IT) in new
product development, focuses on measuring innovation, information
technology-enabled design, and systems-level thinking. It is ideal
for two or more representatives from a company to attend; i.e., one
senior executive champion or IT professional, plus a product or
service development manager. Register by Oct. 10.
- Certified Lean Six Sigma Green Belt online certified course
with one-on-one mentoring from a Six Sigma expert. Sessions begin
at the start of every month. Candidates complete a Six Sigma
improvement project at their workplace and must pass an exam to
earn certification. Enrollment is continuously open.
For more information on the above offerings, contact Mariah
Glass, TCIE training program coordinator, 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. Its core focus on engineering solutions and
operational excellence drive continual improvements, and ignite
innovation and technological advantage. For more information on how
TCIE can assist Western New York businesses, go to www.tcie.buffalo.edu or call