KeyBank Professional Development Center

KeyBank PDC 2014 Graduates

KeyBank PDC celebrates with 29 professional certificate graduates...

Congratulations to 29 KeyBank PDC students who successfully completed program requirements for a certificate in Paralegal Studies, Human Resource Management, Contract Management, Nonprofit Management and IT Security.  Friends and family attended an hour long celebration and reception honoring their hard work.  Visit the photo gallery for this event...

Lean Six Sigma
Fall Classes start
September 2014
Tacoma, Olympia,
Tukwila and Everett

Spend a day learning more about LSS -
Lean Six Sigma White Belt/Executive Summary
- in Tacoma 09/12/14

Get an overview of the DMAIC process in order to better understand the process and effectively manage process improvement teams in your organization.
Class meets:  Friday, 09/12/2014 9:00-3:30 p.m.
Location: UW Tacoma, Bldg/Room TBA
Instructor: Karen Chaudiere and Gabrielle McNabb
Course Code: 14FTLSW0101 Fee:  $299 1st Person includes lunch
Course Code: 14FTLSW0102 Fee:  $0  Free 2nd Person (supervisor or co-worker) includes lunch.
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.

“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.

Nonprofit Management Certificate

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...

ECONet LogoSocial Marketing
Certificate Training
Program 2014

ECO Net Members:  Join us for one of two upcoming Social Marketing Certificate training courses provided free of charge for ECO Net members.

Approximately 70 slots are available between the two offerings (35 each). Social Marketing is a proven discipline that applies traditional marketing principles to influence public behaviors for good.(Download a flyer PDF) To register for the Summer course, please email Emily Sanford by June 30th at with your:
• Name
• Mailing address
• Phone number
• The ECO Net you belong to

Summer: July 15 and 29, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. FULL
Center for Urban Waters at 326 East D Street in Tacoma.

Fall: October 27 and November 13, 2014  We still have room.
Location TBD - (Most likely Mukilteo)

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...