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Business Process Management Certificate Series

February 1, 2017 - May 11, 2017 | 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

With information technology redefining operations in almost every industry, managing the “business process” has become more essential than ever.  BPM is a critical skills set for analysts who redesign the way work is performed and for managers who must assure ongoing performance improvement. Michigan State University’s Business Process Management Certificate…


Nursing Home Administration- Unit 4

February 18, 2017 - March 25, 2017 | 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Areas of Expertise: Management Industry specific Dates:  Unit 4:  Feb. 18-Mar. 25, 2017  Objectives The Nursing Home Administration Program offers 144 clock-hours of instruction in four units, each involving Saturday sessions. To complete the program, participants must attend 128 clock hours (90%) and pass a comprehensive final exam for each unit. Classes…


Essentials for Business Process Management -LIVE

March 2, 2017 - March 16, 2017 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Virtual Live Webinars Essentials of Business Process Management LIVE ($495) (3) Virtual 2-hour BPM Sessions Module 1: Core Concepts March 2, 2017 l. The Value Engine II. Managing Business Processes III. Business Process Maturity Module 2: Operational Excellence March 9, 2017 I. Improving Tactical Results II. The Three M’s of…


Process Modeling, Analysis and Redesign

March 23, 2017 - March 24, 2017 | 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Process Modeling, Modeling & Analysis How to Streamline and Redesign Business Processes  You Will Learn How To: * Identify and understand your organization’s true core processes * Recognize and remove activities that do not add value * Eliminate system flaws that result in poor quality * Document processes for knowledge…


Process Transformation

April 18, 2017 - April 19, 2017 | 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Improving and Innovating Performance     You Will Learn How To:   Utilize a “toolkit” of Lean and Six Sigma tools Interpret data and graphics to manage process performance Identify the root causes that prevent your team from its achieving full potential Think outside the “process box” Devise innovative process designs…


Implementing Performance Improvement and IT Upgrades

May 10, 2017 - May 11, 2017 | 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Program Introduction The last decade has seen organizations in all sectors benefit from a renewed surge in productivity. These gains are the direct result of improved process management techniques and the application of new information technology. Still, the business press reports many stories of failed reengineering efforts, insufficient ROI from…


Construction Project Management

May 12, 2017 | 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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