Release Date: December 2, 2013
BUFFALO, N.Y. — The University at Buffalo’s TCIE has developed two new courses, both of which help professionals use data to improve work performance.
The courses – the Certified Lean Six Sigma (LSS) Green Belt Transactional training and “What is Your Data Telling You?” – will be available for the first time for the spring 2014 semester.
Developed with service industry businesses in mind, but applicable across all disciplines, the Green Belt course enhances candidates’ problem-solving abilities and engages them in the data-driven, LSS industry-tested system for process variation reduction. Through finance, government and health care examples, candidates learn how to eliminate waste and boost efficiency.
The 72-hour course will be offered from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on March 12-14, April 2-4 and April 30-May 2. It will be held at the Ramada Hotel & Conference Center, 2402 North Forest Rd., Amherst.
Candidates complete an improvement project at their workplace and must pass an exam to earn certification. An early bird rate equating to $100 in savings is available until Dec. 31; otherwise, the last day for registration is March 5, space dependent.
The one-day “What is Your Data Telling You?” course explores the basic tenets of drawing value from data, and how the resulting analysis is helpful in making better decisions to improve the bottom line.
It is appropriate for employees from all levels of for-profit, not-for-profit and public sector organizations. Topics covered include what to do and what not to do with data collection, proper organization of data, representing data with visual tools, and transforming data into information.
The course will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Feb. 11 at the Ramada. Register by Feb. 4.
The rest of TCIE’s spring 2014 lineup includes:
For more information on the above offerings, contact Mariah Glass, TCIE training program coordinator, at (716) 645-8840 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
A program of the UB School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, TCIE is Western New York's bridge to excellence by providing a dynamic link between UB’s expert resources and the region’s business community. Its core focus on engineering solutions and operational excellence drive continual improvements, and ignite innovation and technological advantage. For more information on how TCIE can assist Western New York businesses, go to www.tcie.buffalo.edu or call 716-645-8800.