Events

The Delaware MEP has a core group of highly interactive workshops focused on helping your organization succeed in today’s highly competitive marketplace.  Please see below for a list detailing the latest DEMEP Public Workshops being held during the Summer and Fall of 2022.  

Your organizations course fees may be covered by a workforce training grant.  Please contact your DEMEP Advisor or events@demep.org to determine eligibility.



SEED Scholarship Lunch & Learn

August 11, 2022

12 – 12:30 p.m.
This is a virtual lunch and learn event, meeting credentials will be shared on your registration confirmation.

Learn how to leverage the SEED scholarship program to upskill your workforce and grow from within.

The Delaware MEP will host a 30-minute lunch & learn followed by Q&A to help explore opportunities for local businesses to utilize the SEED scholarship program to expand the capability of their talent pool.

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Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Training

7 Contact Days:
September 14 & 15, 28 & 29 and November 2 & 3, 9, 2022

8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. – Cost $2,250
All classes will be held at the Delaware Technical Community College – Stanton Campus

This seven-day workshop prepares participants to guide a team through the process of identifying and solving a problem as well as implementing and sustaining the solution. The project strategy is built around the five phases of DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, and Control) and introduces key lean six sigma tools as the project unfolds. This is a team-based approach designed to ensure that problems are clearly defined, root causes are identified and solutions are permanently installed.

Course Deliverables:

  • Understand the fundamentals of Lean Six Sigma process improvement
  • Apply the basic D – M – A – I – C improvement methodology
  • Learn to identify and reduce waste and defects in daily work
  • Recognize how to choose and apply the most frequently used tools
  • Develop and progress a personal improvement project during the course
  • Acquire project leadership and change management skills for improved team and stakeholder management

At the end of the training, each trainee or team of trainees will present the progress they have made on their project and review plans to complete the remaining steps. The trainees and instructors will discuss each project to broaden the experience of the class and strengthen the probability of the project’s success.

Who should attend?

  • Those interested in learning a pragmatic approach to improving work processes and outcomes
  • Individuals or teams that are involved in making improvements as part of their daily work
  • Individuals who would like to improve their knowledge and understanding of basic improvement tools
  • No statistical knowledge is required prior to attending the course

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Excellence in Lean Leadership Series

All classes will be held at DTCC Stanton Campus Newark, DE

The Delaware MEP has a core group of highly interactive workshops focused on helping your organizations current and future leadership succeed in today’s highly competitive market place. Based on needs identified by manufacturing clients over time, we have combined some of our proven training content delivered by top instructors to give your organization their best chance for success. This series is specifically tailored towards core leadership skill-sets both at an interpersonal and team-based level.

2022 Training Seminars

1 Communication/ Conflict Resolution
8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. / 12:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
October 7, 2022
2 Problem Solving
8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
October 14, 2022
3 Project Execution/ Change Management
8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. / 12:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
October 21, 2022
4 Team Building for Performance
8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
October 28, 2022
5 Decision Making/ Customer Focus
8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. / 12:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
November 4, 2022
6 Managing Virtual Teams/ Innovation!
8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. / 12:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
November 11, 2022

Course Descriptions

Communication (Half Day) – Understand the difference between good and bad communication skills. Learn how to recognize both types in yourself and others. Practice using good skills in both written and verbal communication.

Conflict Resolution (Half Day) – Learn how to identify when a conflict exists. Recognize the types of conflict and understand your own conflict resolution strategy and how to improve it. Learn how to manage conflict development.

Problem Solving (Half Day) – Root Cause Determination – Problem Solving at the fundamental level. This training will focus on the Plan-Do-Check-Act Deming Wheel for improvement following a 7-step process to determine root causes. Along with the methodology, tools will be introduced and practiced as teams, including new brainstorming techniques, 5 Whys, fishbone diagrams, and prioritization models. Both experienced participants and new to PDCA participants will learn fresh skills and a common language for root cause analysis, determination and problem solving.

Project Execution (Half Day) – Learn techniques for project management. During this seminar you will learn to define your work, build a plan, control execution and evaluate the performance. While discovering the skills and resources necessary to effectively execute a project.

Change Management (Half Day) – How do you respond to change? Understand the change process, dynamics and how to improve your change performance.

Team Building for Performance (Full Day) – Unleash the power of your teams. Understand how to build a productive team, what makes teamwork productive, how to appreciate your team and understand the requirements for success.

Decision Making (Half Day) – Leaders need to understand when and how to make the correct business decisions. Tools can be used to address complexity, high risk and consequences as well as differences of opinions among the team. Specifically, risk analysis, decision matrix, decision trees and group decision processes will be demonstrated.

Customer Focus (Half Day) – Orienting the organization toward the customer’s needs is important in every aspect of a successful business. Customer focused leaders are continually validating and mining new information on their customers strategies and business direction. This workshop will focus on how to leverage these strategies internally.

Managing Virtual Teams (Half Day) – Technology is changing our world and how we get work done. A company’s employees are no longer in the same building, town or even country, yet they still need to work, function and collaborate as a team. Learn techniques to manage your remote teams.

Innovation! (Half Day) – If you’re not Innovating, your competition is and that could leave you in the dust. Learn what Innovation means to you and your company and how to go about Innovating your business approach AND your product line. Hear from a certified Innovation Engineering Black Belt how you can outperform and outpace the competition.

Pricing (Seminar Rates)

1 Communication/Conflict Resolution $190/$190
2 Problem Solving $345
3 Project Execution/Change Management $190/$190
4 Team Building for Performance $345
5 Decision Making / Customer Focus $190/$190
6 Managing Virtual Teams / Innovation! $190/$190
  Total $2210
  Complete Series (1/3% Off) $1475

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