KeyBank Professional Development Center
UW Tacoma Lean Six Sigma Certificate Programs Lean Six Sigma is a business and data-driven, disciplined approach to reducing waste and minimizing defects in any type of process (be it manufacturing or services). Lean Six Sigma focuses on reduction of waste, increased profitability, and customer satisfaction. 2015 class dates have been posted for all summer and fall courses. Lean Six Sigma: White Belt , Lean Six Sigma: Green Belt , Lean Six Sigma: Black Belt and Value Stream Mapping
UW Tacoma Certified Public Manager The University of Washington Tacoma Certified Public Manager® Program (CPM) is a nationally accredited, comprehensive leadership and management development program for public managers and supervisors from all government levels. Washington State joins the more than 37 other states who belong to the National CPM Consortium, which establishes the accreditation requirements. The Certified Public Manager® Program is designed to create thoughtful practitioners who apply practical managerial techniques to address public-sector challenges.
Contract Management Certificate Program Learn to design and modify contracts and to effectively manage existing contracts and contracting relationships. Explore the principles of contract management for goods and services while learning to make responsible, sustainable business decisions. Understand the legal and financial aspects of contracts. Advance your contract negotiation skills as you learn how to actively negotiate contracts from both the buyer and seller perspective.
Human Resources Management Human Resources Management is designed for human resources staff who want to learn advanced skills to take on more responsibility or those with supervisory experience who want to begin a career in HR. The program emphasizes how disciplines of human resources can be integrated to address workplace effectiveness. Courses cover all major areas of human resources and can serve as a foundation for preparing to take the national certification test in human resources.
Project Management Certificate Program The Project Management Certificate provides a comprehensive overview toward successful project implementations. The ten week course is highly interactive and energetic and will include a combination of lecture, Q and A, group exercises, and tests to evaluate knowledge transfer. Key tenets of good project management practice is excellent communication, empowering leadership, strong people skills, a firm and consistent management style, combined with experience and wisdom.
Fundraising Management Certificate Program This program was planned in cooperation with the Northwest Development Officers Association, the Association of Fundraising Professionals, and Philanthropy Northwest. Content was designed by an advisory board of UW faculty and development professionals representing major Puget Sound organizations and is taught by instructors with Fundraising Experience. This program presents opportunities to network with other fundraising professionals and make contacts you will value throughout your career.
Nonprofit Management Certificate Program Learn to manage people, to build effective programs, and to maintain a healthy and efficient nonprofit organization. Develop the knowledge, insights and abilities to enter or advance your career in the nonprofit field. Curriculum focuses on nonprofit leadership, financial management and the broader operational aspects of nonprofits.
Business Development & Entrepreneurship A practical and hands-on approach of the key concepts, tools, and techniques required to launch business development initiatives or new business ventures. Learn how to take your dream of starting a business and put it into action. In this certificate course, you'll learn everything you need to know about taking an idea from concept to starting a business to scalability and beyond. Takeaways will include a complete business plan that will be reviewed by your peers and community & business leaders.
Move up in your organization - Apply now for the July 2016-2017
We have postponed the start date so you still have time to apply. Learn the skills you'll need to move from first level supervisor into a higher level leadership position. This nationally accrediated program will change how you see and interact with your work world and help you create personal and professional visibilty. Come join us! Read more...
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Lean on Me: A Culture of Respect in the Workplace
December 3, 2015 by Larisa Benson (UW Tacoma KeyBank PDC) on MRSC
"Lean isn’t just about process improvements and efficiency. It also requires cultivating a culture of respect. In this third of a 3-part series on understanding the people side of lean we explore how focusing on staff can help overcome the common obstacles to lean implementation." See also, part 1 and part 2.
Workplace culture is about shared values. It shows up in what people do and how they treat one another, and in the ways that decisions are made and communicated. Organizational theorist Edgar Schein defines culture as “a pattern of shared basic assumptions” that can be recognized by the visual artifacts in the workplace along with verbally espoused beliefs, values, and basic underlying assumptions. Read more
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The KeyBank Professional Development Center is a joint venture between the South Puget Sound community and the University of Washington Tacoma to extend the resources of the university to the community. The center works with educational providers to offer a broad array of continuing education opportunities for public and private sector professionals and organizations in a range of disciplines.