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IgnitEd now makes it easier than ever before to incorporate curriculum from around the world into your classroom. With just a few clicks you can connect to approximately 200 different globally-located Jesuit universities and institutions with the use of case studies, videos, podcasts and more. IgnitEd is an invaluable resource that can aid you with finding the perfect curricular tools, creating the perfect opportunity for your students to benefit from the centuries of Jesuit experience and tradition.
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Current Learning Opportunities for Faculty
Root Cause Analysis and Mistake Proofing
In this course, participants will learn the definitions of Root Cause Analysis and Mistake Proofing, and learn to leverage visual tools for rapid team collaboration and quick consensus building for sustaining improvements through interactive teamwork. The concept is simple: identify the reason for the problem, and eliminate the reason to prevent a recurrence of the problem. Learn these techniques to prevent recurring issues within an organization. This course is designed to provide participants information and practice in applying generally accepted Root Cause Tools and Mistake Proofing skills.
The workshop is based upon the basic scientific method and tools and techniques that have a foundation in TQM, Lean (Toyota Production Systems- TPS) and Six Sigma. This basic scientific method has its foundation in the idea of experimentation and the use of data. The teaching methodology uses a series of exercises and hypothetical problems to highlight the foundational techniques and allows experimentation with a variety of tools. You will have the opportunity to try various tools to see where each addresses different work groups and types of situations. You will have the opportunity to discuss the differing contexts of mistake proofing, including the human behaviors; as well as experiment with ideas and methods for mistake proofing. The workshop will help you refine your skills and prepare you to achieve top results to improve work performance in operations.
Resolving Conflict in the Workplace
Conflict in the workplace happens all the time. Effective leaders have the ability to identify sources of conflict and diffuse the situation with haste and effectiveness. This course teaches basic techniques on identifying sources of conflict and effective management techniques to resolve them.
This course covers the basic tools and a systematic process for applying an objective and measurable reduction in losses to critical resources due to changing from one product to another.
In Lean, quick changeover or setup reduction is the process of reducing lost time. This course will review the benefits of setup reduction to maximize quality and capacity. With the market increasingly demanding more customized products & services, leaders are finding that mastering quick changeover is essential to an organization’s survival. Similar to other lean tools, the concept started as single-minute exchange of dies (SMED). Its purpose was to maximize existing capital investment by understanding a key loss of capacity occurred when changing from one product to another. SMED, also known as quick changeover, requires a commitment from the entire organization. Key requirements for SMED success are planning and preparation, including value-stream mapping, an organization-wide implementation team, and extensive employee training. This course integrates a team approach, visuals and focuses on implementing low cost and no cost solutions first. From manufacturing to health care, all operations with heavy capital investment will realize significant additional capacity and reduced costs.
Organizations are gathering and storing massive amounts of data, from individual medical records to airline passenger profiles. Faster computers and algorithms have becomes available to visualize and transform this data into information for improved decision making. Specifically, this ability allows organizations to fully tap into these capabilities to glean valuable insights, patterns and trends. Deployment of predictive analytics allows organizations to predict future outcomes by studying the relationships among variables from existing data. This course discusses the process of developing, evaluating and deploying predictive models in an application-oriented environment. The applied course uses extensive examples, readings and hands-on exercises to reinforce the concepts.
PMP® Exam Prep
The Project Management Professional (PMP®) certification is one of the most sought after project management credentials in the business world today. As a globally-recognized certification with more than 800,000 credential-holders, it validates professional experience and knowledge of project management including understanding and application of the leading standard, the Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) that is administered by the Project Management Institute (PMI).
MBA 707 - PMP® Exam Prep is a comprehensive, four-day course designed to help participants prepare to take the PMP® exam by focusing on the ten knowledge areas, five process groups, and 49 processes that are found in the PMBOK® Guide (6th edition) along with other related information, processes, and tools and techniques. This course is not intended to introduce participants to fundamental project management concepts or topics, but is targeted at preparing experienced professionals to take the PMP® exam.
This course fulfills the PMI’s project management educational requirement of 35 contact hours required to take the exam. All course instructors are PMP®-credentialed and practitioners in program, portfolio, and/or project management. They have real world, contemporary experience and have been through the PMP® exam preparation and assessment processes themselves.
PMI® ACP Agile Certified Practitioner
Gartner predicts that 80% of all software projects will be using Agile in the next couple of years. Your knowledge of both Agile and Traditional practices increase the value you bring to your organization. The certification covers all the Agile methods including Scrum, XP, Lean, Kanban and has more eligibility rigor compared to existing entry-level certifications. Be among the early adopters to acquire this very popular and industry-recognized certification by PMI®. The PMI® Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI®-ACP) Certification exam is open to all Agile practitioner team roles who meet the eligibility requirements. The PMI®-ACP recognizes knowledge of agile principles, practices and tools and techniques across agile methodologies. If you already use agile practices or your organization is adopting agile methods, earning the PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI ® -ACP) certification will demonstrate your knowledge of and commitment to this rapidly growing approach to project management.
By earning the PMI-ACP certification, practitioners can:
- Demonstrate to employers their level of professionalism in agile principles, practices, tools and techniques.
- Increase their professional versatility in project management tools and techniques.
- Hold a certification that is more credible than existing offerings based only on exams or training.
With this course, you will walk away with valuable course material, handouts and cheat sheets to support you on your projects.
PMI, PMP, PMI-ACP, PMI-RMP, PMI-SP, PgMP, OPM3 and PMBOK are registered marks of Project Management Institute, Inc.
Physician Leadership Experience Accelerator Program (LEAP)
The Leadership Experience Accelerator Program (LEAP)™, is an intensive one-year leadership program for physicians to develop and hone their skills as physician leaders. Based on the National Health Sciences Leadership Academy’s 5E approach to development (examine, experience, exposure, education and evaluate), LEAP fosters innovative, critical thinkers to develop their leadership integrity and authenticity. LEAP is a comprehensive year-long program focusing on rapidly expanding your experience in transforming health care while you gain direct practice leading teams to deliver greater health care value. Physicians successfully completing the program will earn six credit hours towards an MBA.
Organizational Culture and Leading Change
In this Creighton Leadership U seminar, participants explore organizational culture and how to lead a change initiative within an organization. This seminar covers understanding of organizational structure and setting the performance context.
Negotiating the Deal
We are continually negotiating, whether it is with our clients, colleagues, suppliers or business partners. In this course based on Principled Bargaining, pioneered by the Harvard Negotiation Project, you will learn the five basic techniques for finding joint gain.
Navigating the Multigenerational Workplace
For the first time in America’s modern history, there are five generations interacting in the workplace. This diverse environment provides an exciting opportunity to effectively communicate and engage employees’ and clients’ generational strengths!
This interactive session will address the mainstream media myths of generational warfare in the workplace and provide insight about each generation’s strengths, preferences, and communication styles. Special attention will be given to the millennial generation, as much time and attention has been given to this group of employees and the behaviors they bring to the workplace, as well as others’ attitudes about the millennial generation. Attendees will leave with concrete ideas and steps about how to capitalize on generational preferences to create a positive and productive work environment for themselves, their colleagues, and the clients they serve.