• Does your business struggle with continuous improvement? Are you looking for tools and methods to improve morale, improve processes, increase quality and drive out costs? The Introduction to Continuous Improvement Methods certificate course covers Six Sigma, Lean and Process Improvement methodologies and explores how these approaches complement one another. 
  • Participants will learn about the Purpose, Process and People aspects of continuous improvement tools and approaches, about methods to look for process defects and about tools for improving teamwork.
  • Several non-statistical tools will be taught in enough detail that participants can begin to apply them in their work. 
  • This program is targeted for both associates and managers who have an interest in applying continuous improvement to their daily work.
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Section Title
Introduction to Continuous Improvement-Lean Six Sigma and Business Process Management Oct 21
Online, fixed date
T, Th
6:00PM to 7:30PM
Oct 05, 2021 to Oct 14, 2021
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
  • Virtual
Delivery Options
569435 Standard Registration non-credit $399.00
569435 VT Faculty, Student, Alumni non-credit $349.00
Section Notes

Program Schedule: Class will meet October 5, 7, 12, and 14, 2021 from 6pm-7:30pm. In order to participate, please be sure that you have created a Zoom account for yourself prior to the first day of class. You will receive a Know Before You Go email with more information on the Monday prior to the start of class.

The Zoom link to this class will be provided in the receipt once registration is completed.

Refund and Cancellation Policy: Refund requests must be received 14 calendar days prior to the program start date. A $30 administrative fee will be deducted from all refunds. Requests should be sent by email or by initiating a drop request through the student portal in our online registration system. As an alternative to a refund, you may send a substitute at no additional cost. Please contact us at 540-231-5182 or e-mail cpeinfo@vt.edu to request a substitution. Please note: refunds will not be issued for no-shows or for cancellations received on or after the program start date. 

In the unlikely event that this program is cancelled or postponed due to insufficient enrollments or unforeseen circumstances, the university will fully refund registration fees but cannot be held responsible for any other expenses, including cancellation or change charges assessed by airlines, hotels, travel agencies, or other organizations.

Additional Information: This course is not set up to be "graded" as it doesn't provide course credits. As such, there will not be any graded assignments. However, participation will be tracked throughout the 4-week program and certificates will be awarded along with Continuing Education Units (CEUs) based on the number of total virtual/instructions hours. Certificates will only be granted to participants who attend at least 80% of the total synchronous class time.
If you have any questions about the program please contact Mallory Tuttle, Associate Director of the Virginia Tech Newport News Center at mtuttle@vt.edu.

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