Continuous Improvement Champion Certification (CICC) Spring 2021

Continuous Improvement Champion Certification (CICC) Spring 2021

Continuous Improvement Champion Certification (CICC) Spring 2021

03/09/2021 - 06/01/2021
8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Metro Building

Program Description

**REGISTRATION CLOSED** This course provides comprehensive exposure to the principles and practices needed to develop and sustain a Lean Enterprise. You will receive immediate reinforcement of the classroom learning by applying your training to a real-life project within your organization. Together with on-site mentoring and knowledge assessments, this approach dramatically reduces the timeframe from training to bottom-line results, providing greater value to your company.

CONNSTEP’S Lean Consultants have designed 16 modules that are essential to your understanding of the principles and practices of Lean Continuous Improvement. Upon your successful completion of the program and on-site project, you will receive a Continuous Improvement Champion Certificate awarded by CONNSTEP, Connecticut’s representative of the Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) National Network.

Past participants have made immediate contributions to their organizations by identifying areas of waste to eliminate and making vast improvements in their lead and cycle times, WIP, and quality which all lead to greater efficiencies and tremendous savings to the bottom line.

Topics & Schedule

03/09/21  Lean Principles & Practices
03/16/21  Problem Solving & Mistake Proofing
03/23/21  Value Stream Mapping – Current State / Lean Office
03/30/21  5S / Set Up Reduction
04/06/21   Mentoring Week (No Class)
04/13/21  Cell Design / Kanban
04/20/21 Value Stream Mapping – Current State / Kaizen / Visual Management
04/27/21  Team Development & Facilitation / TWI Job Relations / Performance Measurement & Management
05/04/21  Mentoring Week (No Class)
05/11/21   TPM / Green / Supply Chain
05/18/21  TWI Job Instruction / Standard Work
05/25/21 Project Work (No Class)
06/01/21  Project Report Out

Safety Precautions

We have taken numerous safety precautions to ensure the safety of all speakers and participants, including:

• Hand sanitizer stations
• Table layout to ensure social distancing
• Surfaces and high touch points disinfected
• Easy to follow directional signage
• Limited seating

The certification process for the CICC program is as follows:

• Attend and participate in all classes
• Complete an impactful project utilizing the Lean methodology
• Ongoing mentor assessments
• Instructor review of progress
• Awarding of certificates:
 1.) Participants present their projects on the last day of classes and receive a certificate noting their successful completion of classroom requirements.
 2.) Within 45 days of classroom completion, participants must submit their project summary report with measurable results (validated by their sponsor) and will receive certification as a Continuous Improvement Champion.

Not sure how CICC will impact your company operations? E-mail us for more testimonials, impact results or more information!

Download our CICC brochure to learn more about the curriculum covered during the 13-week course.

CICC Booklet link


Regular registration fee: $5,595 for single registration, with a $500 discount for multiple participants from the same organization.

50% funding through the CT Department of Labor is available for eligible CT manufacturers with under 2000 employees, sending full-time employees from CT facilities. 

Registration fees include all course materials as well as parking, breakfast, and lunch at each classroom session.


Registration is transferable; substitutions may be made up to 48 hours prior to the start of the course. Full payment is due upon registration.
You will receive an email soon after your submission from your area CONNSTEP representative to finalize your CICC terms and confirm your space(s).


Bookings are closed for this event.