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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.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.
NOTICE: UW-Tacoma will be closed Monday, Feb. 20 in observance of Presidents Day. The KeyBank Professional Development Center offices will be closed and no classes will meet this day, including those held off-site.
Classes start March 2017
Learn the history of beer, brewing basics and the nuances of what you are drinking. Whether you are an aficionado, home brewer or a professional - we'll help raise your skills and a glass! Taught by Master Beer Judge Trevor Nichol, one of only 130 master-ranked judges worldwide, this 10-week course is designed to take you on an exploration through the world of beer at a professional level.
This immersive experience, including field trips to local breweries, will cover the topics included in industry standard exam certifications such as the Beer Judge Certification Program (BJCP) and Cicerone. Whether it’s understanding the essentials of brewing to the color and mouth-feel of a Trappist ale versus a German wheat beer and which serving glass brings out their characteristics best – there is a lot to learn and share.
We’re excited to launch this new program that reflects the growth of the craft beer industry in the South Puget Sound region, including Tacoma’s burgeoning “Brewery District.”
Monday evenings 5:30 PM – 9:30 PM at UW Tacoma and participating partners.
03/20/2017 - 05/22/2017
40 hours over 10 weeks. $599 plus $10 registration fee.
Attention Entrepreneurs: VIBE to host first business plan competition at UW-Tacoma
Our partners at the Veterans Incubator for Better Entrepreneurship (VIBE) are hosting their first-ever business plan competition this spring, offering veterans, students and community members a chance to compete for a cash prize and in-kind services. Based at the university, VIBE’s mission is to harness and enhance local business talent. If you have that talent, this competition is an excellent opportunity to showcase it. Any registered student with the KeyBank Professional Development Center is eligible for participation. VIBE is hosting an open house Feb. 10, and the deadline for entry is March 24.
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2016 Corporate Gold Star Award
We thank KeyBank for its support of UW Tacoma’s mission to educate diverse learners and transform communities by expanding the boundaries of knowledge and discovery.
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.