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Franklin University Presents its April Center for Professional Training & Development Workshops

For Immediate Release: March 17, 2011

Contact Sherry Mercurio, Director of Public Relations, 614.947.6581

Columbus, OH —

Franklin University’s Center for Professional Training & Development will host a series of workshops in April designed to enhance credentials and reinforce industry expertise.

Obtain the knowledge and skills needed to gain a professional edge, dramatically improve productivity, and enhance organizational effectiveness. By earning a Green Belt, Black Belt, or LEAN Gold Practitioner certification, you will maximize your performance, earn the respect of your colleagues, and get ahead in any industry.

Basics of Supply Chain Management: April 4-7
The Basics of Supply Chain Management CPIM module enables participants to explore the basic concepts in managing the complete flow of materials in a supply chain and provides an overview of material flow.

ITIL v3-Foundations (IT Infrastructure Library)-Planning, Protection & Optimization: April 5-7
ITIL provides a structure of processes and procedures for IT Service Management. The ITIL V3 Foundations course is a 3-day overview of the five stages of the ITIL V3 Service Lifecycle and the practice of IT Service Management in preparation for the ITIL Foundations Service Exam.

Six Sigma White Belt:  April 6
Individuals will learn what LEAN Six Sigma is, how it developed, and the tools used to streamline and strengthen both manufacturing and service industries. The skills learned will enable participants to understand how LEAN Six Sigma can improve quality and reduce cost while refining customer satisfaction. Participants will also learn how LEAN Six Sigma enhances quality programs, customers are retained, and costs are driven down using LEAN Six Sigma methodologies.

Six Sigma Yellow Belt Certification:  April 7-8
The LEAN Six Sigma 2-day Applied Yellow Belt course focuses on the key skills, tools, and processes of the LEAN Six Sigma methodology while maintaining the LEAN Six Sigma Body of Knowledge (BoK) in a blended learning environment. Participants will accomplish in-class and self-directed learning as well as project work. The skills learned will enable participants to be a valuable LEAN Six Sigma project team member and assist the Team Leader in all aspects of a LEAN Six Sigma project. The course is organized following the DMAIC methodology, and introduces LEAN and Statistics.

Certified Business Professional (CBP)-Business Etiquette and Professionalism: April 17
 The CBP™ Business Etiquette and Professionalism Certification ensures participants develop the awareness and understanding of business etiquette and the appropriate behavior for different business situations. You will learn the etiquette requirements for meetings, entertaining, telephone, and other business interactions, as well as how to effectively address challenges when doing business in a multi-cultural environment.

MS Office - Basic PowerPoint:  April 18-19
In today’s work environment, presentations have moved far beyond flip charts and overhead projectors. Audiences not only expect that your presentations are in an electronic format, but also demand that your presentations be unique and sophisticated in their use of such formats. In this course, you will learn how to work with Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007 to create electronic presentations.

Six Sigma Green Belt Certification:  April 18-20
The 3-day Applied Six Sigma Training for Green Belt seminar will provide the skills and knowledge you need to participate as a Six Sigma Green Belt on a process-improvement project team and lead a Green Belt-level process-improvement project. Your instructor will take you through a Six Sigma project-process improvement project utilizing the DMAIC roadmap, teach the concepts and tools needed to participate and lead successful Green Belt projects. You will also receive an introduction to the Applied Six Sigma Business Management methodology and the role of a Green Belt project team member and Green Belt-level project leader.

Six Sigma Black Belt Certification:  April 18-22
The 5-day Applied Six Sigma Training for Black Belt will give you the skills to lead a Six Sigma Black Belt process improvement project team and Six Sigma Champion Team in identifying opportunities for improvement within your organization. You will learn the Six Sigma Business Management methodology, the role of a Black Belt project leader, how to work within your organizational structure to help guide Six Sigma Champions in improvement opportunity identification and project selection, basic LEAN (Learn, Examine, Amend, Note) principles, team dynamics, and situational leadership skills, advanced Return on Investment analysis methods, and advanced Statistical Analysis Tools.

Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM) Exam Preparation Seminars-Master Planning of Resources:  April 18-21

Master Planning of Resources explores sales and operations planning processes used to develop production plans and forecasting requirements. In the Master Planning of Resources CPIM module, you will explore the sales and operations planning process used to develop forecasts and production plans. You will focus on the master scheduling process needed to develop the master schedule and achievable master production schedules.

MS Office-Advanced PowerPoint:  April 20-21
As a PowerPoint 2007 user, you are familiar with the basics of creating a presentation and are able to convey information effectively in a simple way. Static content in a presentation, however, will not keep your audience interested. In this course, you will enhance presentations with features that will transform a basic presentation into a powerful means of communication that is both dynamic and visually appealing.

About Franklin University
Founded in 1902, Franklin University is one of the leading and most experienced educators of adult students. The University offers applied, in-demand undergraduate, master's and doctorate programs that enable adult learners to achieve their educational and professional goals.  From entrepreneurs to CEOs, more than 45,000 Franklin alumni can be found around the world contributing to the communities in which they live and work. Students can take classes through Franklin through its Main Campus in downtown Columbus, Ohio, two central Ohio locations, in Beavercreek, at co-locations across Ohio, Indiana, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, and online. In addition, the University's MBA program is offered internationally through agreements with institutions in Europe and the Middle East. Further information regarding Franklin University can be found at

Franklin University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC), the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE), and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).


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