Continuous Improvement Champion Certification (CICC) Spring 2023

Continuous Improvement Champion Certification (CICC) Spring 2023

Continuous Improvement Champion Certification (CICC) Spring 2023

03/07/2023 - 06/06/2023
8:30 am - 4:30 pm


Courtyard Cromwell, 4 Sebethe Dr, Cromwell, CT 06416

Program Description

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 10 modules that are essential to your understanding of the principles and practices of Lean Continuous Improvement. Upon successfully completing 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.

Dress Code: Business Casual

Topics & Schedule

3/7/23 | Lean Principles & Practices
3/14/23 | Problem Solving & Mistake Proofing Performance Measurement
3/21/23 | Team Building / Current State Value Stream Mapping
3/28/23 | 5S / Visual Management / Lean Office
4/4/23 | Mentoring Week (No Class)
4/11/23 | Cell Design / Kanban
4/18/23 | Future State Value Stream Mapping / Kaizen
4/25/23 | TWI-Job Relations / Set-Up Reduction
5/2/23 | Mentoring Week (No Class)
5/9/23 | TPM / Green / Supply Chain
5/16/23 | Standard Work / TWI-Job Instruction
5/23/23 | Project Work (No Class)
5/30/23 | Project Work (No Class)
6/6/23 | Project Presentation

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 90 calendar 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.


Regular registration fee: $6,155 for single registration, with a $500 discount per ticket for multiple participants from the same organization.

Registration fees include all course materials, parking, breakfast, and lunch for each classroom session.

Partial reimbursement may be available from the DECD’s Incumbent Worker Training (IWT) program. More information, eligibility requirements, and program details can be found at

Reserve Your Spot

After you submit your information in the form below, your CONNSTEP representative will contact you to discuss the requirements of the CICC program.

Bookings are closed for this event.