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.

This 2-week virtual course held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:00pm - 7:30pm EST features engaging and informative sessions led by Ginny Youngblood. Don’t miss out on this opportunity! Upon completion of the program, participants will receive a Certificate of Completion presented by Virginia Tech.

Fee Information

All sessions are hosted virtually via Zoom from 6:00pm - 7:30pm (EST).

  • Feb 13 - Introduction to Continuous Improvement, The Business Case for Improvement, Voice of the Customer, Introduction to Six Sigma
  • Feb 15 - Introduction to Lean, Combining Six Sigma and Lean - benefits and advantages, Lean Six Sigma Tools
  • Feb 20 - Introduction to Business Process Management, BPM tools
  • Feb 22 - Company culture and continuous improvement, Team development, Review and take-aways

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 2-week program and certificates of completion will be awarded. Certificates will only be granted to participants who attend at least 80% of the total synchronous class time. No CEUs will be awarded for this course. 

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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