Professional Development

Office of Professional Development

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Innovate your future.

The Wright State University Office of Professional Development in the College of Engineering and Computer Science is a leading choice for workforce development in Ohio. We do this by connecting you with a world-class educational institution and giving you access to some of the region’s top academic and industry leaders.

By gaining new skills, knowledge and ideas you can have a competitive advantage among your peers, advance your company, your career and set yourself apart as a leader. Our mission is to offer the highest quality classes and instructors.  Bringing you new skills and training in the most in-demand areas. We look to bring workforce development in Ohio to the forefront. We’re here to help you, innovate your future.


Upcoming Courses

May 2016

  • Lean Six Sigma Green Belt

    Location: Rike Hall 157
    Date(s):
    Monday, May 2, 2016 to Wednesday, May 4, 2016
    Cost: $2,795
     
    Course Description:
     
    The Lean Six Sigma Green Belt is a course covering the knowledge needed to participate as a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt on a process improvement project team or to lead a Green Belt process improvement project.
    The blended learning environment will incorporate in-class and self-directed learning as well as project work.
     
    Attendees will learn:
     
    Students receive an introduction to the Lean Six Sigma Business Management methodology and the role of a Green Belt
    project team member and Green Belt level project leader. This course works through a Lean Six Sigma process improvement project utilizing the DMAIC roadmap, concepts, and tools needed to participate in and lead Green Belt projects.
     
    Topics include:
    • DMAIC Process -Descriptive Stats
    • Project Discussions -Control Charts
    • Project Management and Implementation
    • Project Definition and Charter
    • Discrete and Continuous Probability Distributions
    • What the Customer Wants (Voice of the Customer)
    • Quality Function Deployment and Process Map
    • Introduction to Hypotheses Testing & Confidence Intervals
    • Introduction to DOE and ANOVA
     
    Included in this class:
     
    Certification Exam (on last day of class)
    All class training materials, including the Indiana Quality Council book, widely considered the best body of knowledge for Six Sigma.
    Mentoring sessions within 6 months of the last day of class
     
    Students must identify a real-world project for class. This project concept is what students will work on during the course to apply the concepts of Six Sigma. The span of control of the concept should be in your area of responsibility in which you have intimate knowledge.
     
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  • Proposal Writing Workshop: Intro and Advanced Session

    Location: Rike Hall: Room 161
    Date(s):
    Wednesday, May 4, 2016 to Wednesday, May 11, 2016
    Cost: $100
    Proposal Writing Workshop: Intro and Advanced Session:
     
    The Intro and Advanced Session is both our grant writing classes combined. Signup for the combination of classes and save $20.
     
    Topics include:
    • Interpreting “the call” - The 3 basic elements of every solicitation
    • Writing in a Journalistic Style vs Academic Style
    • Proposal Mechanics
    • Creating a Proposal Template and Style Guide
    • The Importance of Graphics, Tables, Figures, Tombstones
    • Abstracts
    • Features/Benefits Table
    • Action Captions
    • Key Steps in Proposal Writing
    • Reviews—the who, what, and when of Black Hat, Red Team Reviews
    • Managing a Proposal Team and Proposal Calendar
    • Agency-Specific Proposal Strategies – State, Federal, Non-Profits
    • White Papers, Pre-Proposals, LOIs
    • Advice on Common Problems
    Register
  • Proposal Writing Workshop: Introductory Session

    Location: Rike Hall: Room 161
    Date(s): Wednesday, May 4, 2016
    Cost: $60
    The Introductory Session is designed for anyone involved in the proposal/grant writing process and provides expert advice on how to efficiently and effectively prepare a competitive proposal/grant.
     
    Topics include:
    Interpreting “the call” - The 3 basic elements of every solicitation
    Writing in a Journalistic Style vs Academic Style
    Proposal Mechanics
    Creating a Proposal Template and Style Guide
    The Importance of Graphics, Tables, Figures, Tombstones
    Abstracts
    Features/Benefits Table
    Action Captions
    Register
  • Proposal Writing Workshop: Advanced Session

    Location: Rike Hall: Room 161
    Date(s): Wednesday, May 11, 2016
    Cost: $60
    The Advanced Session offers additional guidance on how to find and evaluate funding sources and how to manage a proposal team and the proposal process.
     
    Topics include:
     
    • Key Steps in Proposal Writing
    • Reviews—the who, what, and when of Black Hat, Red Team Reviews
    • Managing a Proposal Team and Proposal Calendar
    • Agency-Specific Proposal Strategies – State, Federal, Non-Profits
    • White Papers, Pre-Proposals, LOIs
    • Advice on Common Problems
    Register