BUFFALO, N.Y. – Fall offerings from the University at
Buffalo’s TCIE feature new business improvement classes for
professionals working in any industry, as well as early bird
pricing for two popular certification courses.
All 10 courses, which range from a half-day seminar to a
nine-month program, assist professionals with improving personal
and company performance. New topics include mitigating company
risk, creating and managing instructional documents and conducting
a design of experiments.
The discount, available until July 31, is applicable for the
Certified Lean Professional (CLP) and Certified Lean Six Sigma
Black Belt Transactional (CLSSBBT) trainings. Savings equate to
$100 for CLP and $400 for CLSSBBT.
Registration is on a first-serve basis. The deadlines are one
week before the respective class start date. TCIE course details
are as follows:
- CLP – 6-9 p.m. on Mondays, Sept. 15 to Dec. 8
(except Oct. 13 and Nov. 24); and Jan. 5 and Feb. 5 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.
- Strategic Project Selection – 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on
Sept. 17 at the Ramada Hotel & Conference Center, 2402 North
Forest Rd., Amherst. This course targets professionals who are
interested in launching an improvement project at their company,
but are unsure where to start and how to gain maximum impact.
- CLSSBBT – 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sept. 22, Sept.
29-Oct. 1, Nov. 3-6, Dec. 1-4, Jan. 5-8 and Feb. 2-5 at the Ramada.
This course is designed for people interested in mastering the Six
Sigma methodology and process improvement tools at a high level.
While applicable across all disciplines, it was developed with
service industry businesses in mind and incorporates finance,
government and health care examples.
- Root Cause Analysis and Corrective Action – 8 a.m.
to 5 p.m. on Oct. 1 at the Ramada. This program is designed to
improve the problem-solving skills at 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.
- Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) – 8 a.m. to noon
on Oct. 8 at the Ramada. Participants will learn about the ERM
framework and opportunities, challenges and recent trends regarding
risk management, control and governance processes.
- Documentation and Control – 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on
Oct. 15 at the Ramada. Participants will learn the characteristics
of effective instructional documentation (such as procedures, work
instructions and standard operating procedures) and the process of
- 3-Day ISO 9001:2008 Internal Auditor – 8 a.m. to 5
p.m. on Oct. 21-23 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.
- Minitab Software – 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Oct. 28 at
the Ramada. This training navigates participants through the
statistical tools of Minitab software, so that they may comfortably
manipulate data and solve problems.
- “What is Your Data Telling You?” – 8
a.m. to 5 p.m. on Nov. 5 at the Ramada. This course explores the
basic tenets of drawing value from data, and how the resulting
analysis is helpful in making better decisions to improve the
- Design of Experiments (DOE) – 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.,
Nov. 19-20 at the Ramada. This course educates participants in the
Six Sigma problem-solving tool of DOE, which identifies factors
most important to the success of an improvement project.
Course details and registration are available here: http://www.tcie.buffalo.edu/what-we-do/professional-development/.,
or contact Mariah Glass, TCIE training program coordinator, at
716-645-8840 or firstname.lastname@example.org for
TCIE is Western New York's bridge to excellence; it provides a
dynamic link between UB’s expert resources and the
region’s business community. Its core focus on engineering
solutions and operational excellence drives continual improvements,
and ignites innovation and technological advantages. For more
information on how TCIE can assist Western New York businesses,
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