QUALITY IMPROVEMENT CERTIFICATIONS

 

The education and training alliance with higher education partners, like UWF, complements the quality student development programs already established in the regions’ college networks. This alliance also complements the quality manufacturing academy programs launched across Northwest Florida by including those already employed by our manufacturing members.  Through a partnership between the University of West Florida and the Northwest Florida Manufacturers Council, select quality improvement training is being offered to our members at no cost.

Strategies for Supervisory Success

Registration and Class Schedule:

Wednesday, Aug. 22 and Wednesday, Sept. 19; 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Total Number of Participants:

10

Location:

UWF Fort Walton Beach

Course Description:

Building trust and respect, coaching and communication skills are needed in high-performing teams. Employee retention after effective interviewing and hiring protects initial personnel investments. Motivating and encouraging employees, managing daily schedules, meetings and productive time and providing useful performance guidance beyond basic appraisals are foundational for production results. Deeply understanding goals, strategic objectives and applying project planning while delegating are keys to good management. Supervisory success covers topics that are essential to the workplace. Key management skills and competencies are discussed to ultimately improve morale, efficiency and productivity.

Who Should Attend?

Supervisors and leaders

Design Thinking

Registration and Class Schedule:

Wednesday, Oct. 17 and Wednesday, Oct. 24; 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Registration Coming Soon

Total Number of Participants:

10

Location:

Panama City (TBD) – Oct. 17; UWF Innovation Institute – Oct. 24

Course Description:

Design thinking is a user-centered process that challenges assumptions in process or product. The goal of design thinking is to reach new solutions and alternative strategies. Reaching a ‘break-through’ that can improve or wholly change an outcome is the purpose of design thinking. Design thinking has been researched and uses a disciplined process and steps to find user-centered solutions. The class offers an exposure to a design thinking experience with a University of West Florida facilitator from the Innovation Institute. Join us for a full, but short process from being a user and seeking a better method or product to rapid design and early fielding skills to reach new outcomes. Come ready with a design challenge for the team and learn a fast-paced, outcome oriented method to solving challenges of any scale.

Project Management Professional

Time Commitment:

5 Days (3 Days in class)

Registration and Class Schedule:

Tuesday, Nov. 6 – Thursday, Nov. 8; 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Registration Coming Soon

Tuition:

$1,900 (No cost to NWFMC members)

Total Number of Participants:

10

Location:

Pensacola (TBD)

Course Description:

Project management is growing exponentially. It’s now used in virtually all industries, such as: construction, health care, government, education and engineering. Projects are how these organizations streamline to improve productivity. Expertise in project management is a source of security, prosperity and power to these survivors. To take the Project Management Professional (PMP) certification test, 35 contact hours of project management education are needed. These hours must include “content on project quality, scope, time, cost, human resources, communications, risk, procurement, and integration management.

Who Should Attend?

The Project Management program is designed for professionals seeking PMP certification or for other business professionals seeking to improve their professional repertoire with knowledge of project management.

Certification Information:

There are no specific prerequisites for this course; however, if you plan to take the PMP Exam, you will need a Bachelor’s degree and 4,500 hours of project management experience in addition to this course, or a High School Diploma or GED and 7,500 hours of project management experience.