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Principal and School Administrator Professional Certification

Teens at a gameProfessional certification for current administrators, vice-principals and principals starts March 22, 2014 - School Administrator Professional Certification is a job-embedded, contextualized professional development and certification process. The process focuses on increasing leadership skills in order to transform schools and positively impact student learning. Specific emphasis is placed on the understanding and application of the six Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium (ISLLC) standards as related to the candidate’s school improvement project. Upon completion of this program candidates will present evidence to an assessment panel created by the Professional Educator Standards Board (PESB) and composed of practicing school administrators. This panel will be the ultimate determinant of Professional Certification for principal and program administrator candidates. Download a program flyer (PDF)

Lean Six Sigma
Green Belt

Everett - Tue/Thur, 4/8 - 5/8/2014, 6-10:00 pm
Olympia - Mon/Wed, 4/14 – 05/14/14, 5-9:00 pm
Tacoma - Tues/Thurs, 04/15 - 05/13/2014, 5-9:30 pm
SeaTac - Tues/Thurs, 5/13 - 6/12/2014, 5-9:00 pm

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. 2014 class dates have been posted for all sites except Olympia/Lacey.   “As a Boeing program manager I utilize tools from the LSS program frequently when interfacing with hourly employees, salary employees, managers, mid-level managers and executives. I bring practical experience and interaction to class when teaching. I firmly believe in what I teach and sincerely care about the professional success of my students,” LSS instructor Nathan Navarro said. Read more...  Lean Six Sigma Green Belt and Black Belt are now APPROVED FOR VA BENEFITS and WORKSOURCE funding. Download Winter/Spring Schedule (PDF).



This program allows open enrollment in some classes so you can choose just the classes you need.

The Nonprofit Management Certificate is designed for nonprofit managers, volunteers and board members; professionals who seek careers in the nonprofit sector; individuals in private or government industries who wish to explore careers in the nonprofit sector; consultants who work with or want to expand their knowledge of the nonprofit sector.  This program allows open enrollment in individual courses.

Laurie Miller, Executive Director of the Sumner Downtown Association talks about her experience as a student in the program. “People can often become complacent in the nonprofit industry, and that’s why it’s so important to always try to develop skills with continuing education,” Miller said.  Read more...

Money imageIs there funding for professional development classes?

Some courses may be funded for qualified applicants through WorkSource or VA funding sources.  We will no longer accept payment by Promissory Note for classes starting after January 1, 2014. Sallie Mae provides student loans for certificate programs. You may also be eligible for private and alternative loans. More about Private and Alternative Loans...