January 2010 - MSQPC Training Update

January 6th, 2010

What's Your Strategy 2010?

While the new decade doesn’t officially start until 2011, spending 2010 developing a strategy for your organization’s future will give you the head-start you need to make the most of the ’10s.

As you develop a plan, consider all your moving parts: Leadership, customers, metrics, workforce, processes and results. This is a lot to think about, but there is a resource that can help you sort it all out: The Tennessee Center for Performance Excellence. TNCPE is an economic development nonprofit that provides performance improvement guidance and education to organizations of all types – for pennies on the dollar.

TNCPE offers in-depth, organizational assessments of all your moving parts using the Baldrige Criteria for Performance Excellence. TNCPE also delivers performance improvement education across the state.

TNCPE’s biggest educational event of the year will take place February 23-24, in Franklin. TNCPE will host the Excellence in Tennessee Conference, assembling local and national experts and leaders from world-class organizations who offer training on best practices and organizational improvement tools. It’s a terrific launching point if your organization wants to learn more about quality techniques like Baldrige, LEAN, Balanced Scorecard and beyond.

Monthly Wisdom

"Diamonds are nothing more than chunks of coal that stuck to their jobs.- Malcolm Forbes

Change: Leading Others

Change: Leading Others to Higher Productivity | CEOs, Directors, Managers, and Supervisors all must take the lead in a new order of things that have never been done before. They must each at their level deal with the shock factors brought by the requirement to change or fail. New approaches must be taken today for success tomorrow. During this one day seminar, associates are asked to track a current or near future change in their company. They delve into the three major aspects of change: Unfreeze, Transition, and Refreeze. They identify their six “A” of action for change: Anticipation, Adapt, Accept, Adopt, Arrive, and Allocate. Seven hours of developing your draft change model.

Lean Six Sigma Green Belt

Lean Six Sigma Green Belt |  The curriculum is geared towards providing a firm understanding and comprehension of the Lean Six Sigma Green Belt individual roles and responsibilities of the project team. In addition, students obtain the statistical and soft skills to support and implement wise Lean Six Sigma tools and applications. The curriculum foundation provides Lean Six Sigma Green Belt candidates with an enhanced knowledge base of selective Lean Six Sigma tools.

This 9-day Lean Six Sigma Green Belt training and certification session provides substantial financial benefit for your in-class project. In addition, the training and certification serve to provide a system in which employees are fully focused on executing the correct activities at the correct time to impact positively the company’s bottom line and customer satisfaction. With a focus on developing the project execution and change management initiatives via the IEE system, Lean Six Sigma Green Belt candidates receive practical application of statistical and non-statistical concepts found through case studies, hands-on exercises, homework assignments, and follow-up assigned projects.

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