Upcoming Workshops

Managing Conflict Effectively

October 9, 2015; 8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.


This four-hour training would be beneficial for employees either leading or working in teams. In this training participants will be introduced to and have the opportunity to practice using strategies to prevent unnecessary conflict; build collaborative agreements; determine when and how to intervene in an employee conflict; build trust, commitment, and accountability in teams; and finally manage change and address resistance effectively. Learn More »

Six Sigma Green Belt

Thursdays: October 15 & 29, November 12, December 3 & 10, 2015 and January 7, 2016; 8 a.m.–Noon

$1,995 per participant; add an additional person for half price.

Learn to use the power of Six Sigma to achieve sustained process improvement. This blended course features eight hours of online content designed to prepare you for 24 hours of hands-on work, coupled with individual project coaching, and is intended to teach concepts and begin process improvement at the workplace. Learn more »

5s/Workplace Organization Overview

October 16, 2015; 8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.


A clean and organized work place impacts productivity, quality, attitudes, and safety. Learn how the discipline of the 5S’s (sort, set in order, shine, standardize, and sustain) can make a difference in your organization! Learn more »

Running Effective Meetings

October 20, 2015; 8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.


Do you feel like you spend more time sitting in pointless meetings than getting any real work done? Do you find yourself thinking you're having the same conversation in these meetings over and over again? If so, this training will help you to enhance your team or work group’s productivity through more focused and effective use of meeting time. Learn tools to effectively plan, conduct, and evaluate meetings. Learn more »


September 18, 2015; 8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.


Through an office simulation, you will become familiar with Lean concepts, basic principles, and objectives. Whether you work in a service industry, education, government, or the office side of a manufacturing organization, you will see how Lean tools and techniques can help eliminate waste from processes and how you can begin a lean transformation within your organization. Learn more »

Get More Done

September 30, 2015; 8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.


Would you like to reduce stress about everything going on in your life? Want to be able to make good decisions about the best thing to work on at this moment? What image does the phrase mind like water conjure up? If any of these sounds appealing, come learn about David Allen’s model of productivity and efficiency outlined in his best-selling book, Getting Things Done. In this class we will review the core principles in his book, strategies for implementing them, and how to use technology to complement his model. Get ready to start on a new path to effectiveness! Text included in price. Learn more »

Lean Manufacturing Champion

January 13, 2016 through June 22, 2016

$3,500 per participant; add an additional person for half price.

Learn to cut waste and cost out of your process while earning certification as a Lean Champion. Deliverables: build internal capacity, facilitated Kaizen at your location, sustain continuous improvement, lean manufacturing simulation and project planning, facilitator and kata skills, problem solving, current and future state mapping with lean metrics, 5S workplace organization, cellular flow, kanban pull system, standard work and poke-yoke, SMED and TPM. Class meets two full days per month for six months. Learn more »

Lean Office Champion

January 14, 2016 Through June 23, 2016

$3,500 per participant; add an additional person for half price.

Build your organization’s internal lean capacity as a Lean Champion and learn how to facilitate continuous improvement projects in your workplace. This six-month training will include tools for facilitating change, seeing waste in current processes, building more effective teams, increasing productivity while reducing stress, and improving the quality of services or products delivered to your customer. Class meets two full days per month for six months. Learn more »

Call or e-mail (231) 995-2218 or vrumbach@nmc.edu with questions.

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