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Community Education






Attention Parents:
Occasionally the Communications and Creative Services Office takes photographs of students in College for Kids classes. The photographs are used in the college's publications, brochures and website. They may also appear on social media sites. If you object to having a photograph of your child taken and/or used in this manner, please contact Community and Professional Programs at (217) 234-5219 prior to the first meeting of your child's class.

Personal Enrichment

Problem Solving

Problem Solving/Root Cause Analysis teaches a structured problem solving using the 8-D model. This model utilizes a team approach to problem solving and provides a structured step-by-step format that is easily implemented in any type of business or setting. A variety of problem solving tools are presented. Participants get experience using these tools by working on simulated problems. Participants are also asked to bring a real problem from their work setting; participant's problems are discussed in class and worked through the intial steps of the model so that the participant leaves the class with a work in progress. The class is most effective when participants attend in teams who can return to the workplace and implement together. Companies who have implemented this approach have been able to solve many long-standing problems and to significantly improve their financial performance.
CE-ENRC155-43813
Meets:

Wednesday, Thursday, 3/1/17 - 3/2/17
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Location: Workforce Development 105
Instructor: Vivian Bales
Cost: $600.00

Six Sigma Green Belt

The course requires a laptop with MINITAB. Lean Six Sigma is an advanced process improvement methodology which has been used by companies world-wide to help improve their function and significantly improve their bottom line. The most successful implementations of Lean Six Sigma have utilized a bottom down approach where senior leaders are involved in identification and championing projects and team leaders. Lean Six Sigma uses a project approach to improve work processes in both transactional and operational areas of a company. Projects are identified that offer the opportunity for improved function, reducted waste, better customer stisfaction, and increased revenue. Specially trained employees lead these determined by the project's comlexity. Black Belts lead complex projects and Green Belt lead routine projects. Champion's training is recommended for Senior Leaders prior to the implementation of Lean Six Sigma at any site.
CE-ENRC161-43817
Meets:

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 3/28/17 - 4/27/17
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Location: Workforce Development 105
Instructor: Vivian Bales
Cost: $2,900.00

The Indispensable Employee

Looking for a fun new career coordinating special events? Learn proven techniques from a master event planner. In this two-hour workshop, you will learn how to position yourself as a valuable asset to your current or future employer. Human Resource Consultant, David Cox, SPHR, Developed "The Indispensable Employee" to empower individuals to achieve their potential in the workplace. The program is ideal for indiviuals who want to brush up on their skills or advance in their careers, people who recently lost their job and students who will soon be entering the workforce.
CE-ENRC208-43588
Meets:

Thursday, 2/23/17 - 2/23/17
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Location: Workforce Development 105
Instructor: Vivian Bales
Cost: $60.00