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University of Idaho

Physical Address:
1031 N. Academic Way,
Suite 242
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814

Phone: 208-667-2588

Fax: 208-664-1272

Email: cdactr@uidaho.edu

Web: uidaho.edu/cda

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Microcourses

Upskill with engaging, workforce relevant short courses.

Microcourses from the University of Idaho Coeur d’Alene are created with the goal of delivering lifelong and personalized professional growth with a small investment of time and money.

With just hours of instruction, microcourses are intended to make learners more effective in their current roles or expand skill sets for a potential career change. Industry needs combined with relevant university expertise will determine microcourse focus areas.

In all subjects and delivery models, U of I Coeur d'Alene expects participants will:

  • Experience rapid and relevant workforce skills training.
  • Engage with subject-matter experts and fellow learners.
  • Increase personal productivity.
  • Identify areas for improvement.
  • Grow a deeper understanding of organizational or business-specific needs and trends.
  • Align with skills needed for continuous growth across sectors.

Current Microcourse Offerings

Lean Management Tools | Three sessions | Starts June 15

Improve performance by eliminating waste. The Lean philosophy aims to develop a culture of continuous change by using problem-solving tools, root cause analysis, value versus non-value activities and, most importantly, employee empowerment.

  • Increase communication at all levels of the organization.
  • Reduce cost of goods or services and improve quality and delivery.
  • Empower workforce to make improvements themselves.
  • Improve morale as employees own and become part of the change.

When: 4:30-6:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, June 15, 22 and 29
Where: University of Idaho Research Park (Room 302), Post Falls
Cost: $350 ($50 discount applied for two or more employees from the same organization. Contact christinac@uidaho.edu.)

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Instructor: Ximena Blanco is a Process Improvement Consultant with a Lean SixSigma BlackBelt. Her experience ranges from management of Continuous Improvement projects to mentoring and influencing an organization’s culture of change. Ximena holds a bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin and a master’s in Industrial Technology from Texas State.

Christina Cox

Academic Program Development Manager

Christina Cox

208-667-2588

christinac@uidaho.edu

University of Idaho

Physical Address:
1031 N. Academic Way,
Suite 242
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814

Phone: 208-667-2588

Fax: 208-664-1272

Email: cdactr@uidaho.edu

Web: uidaho.edu/cda

U of I CDA Directory Directions