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 firstname.lastname@example.org.)
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.
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