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.
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.
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.
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.
Paralegal Studies Certificate Program This program, designed and taught by leading attorneys in the Puget Sound region, prepares students to enter this growing field. Instructors are practicing attorneys who excel in their chosen specialty, are experienced in the classroom, and are knowledgeable about the important work and knowledge necessary for paralegals. This program emphasizes the development of litigation support skills that are in demand in entry-level positions.
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.
Effective Business Writing Learn the principles of business communications through critical analyzing, organizing and writing of emails, letters, reports and general business correspondence. Learn to develop ideas fully, organize them effectively and express them clearly. Emphasis is placed on the importance of identifying the target audience, using an appropriate writing style and producing effective presentations in various media.
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.
Business Development & Entrepreneurship starts 10/14/2015.
It's not too late to see if this is the right program for you. Register and pay for just the first class in the series Choosing the Right Business: Discovery before you commit to the rest of the program. We've given you another week to decide. Come join us!
Lean on Me: Supporting Your Staff Through the Lean Process
August 21, 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 first 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." Read more...
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2015 Fall Program
Remember turning the pages by hand, making notes in the margins, spilling your morning coffee on it? Our staff are about half and half on whether we like an online version or a printed version of the schedule. So we are doing both! We just sent our fall schedule to the print shop so if you are on our mailing list, you should see something in your mailbox in a few days. This PDF version works online and in print.