Continuous Improvement Champion Certification (CICC)

Watch this 3 minute video on how CICC is transforming CT manufacturers:

This lean leadership training pays for itself with a Mentored Project, and delivers ongoing annual ROI!

Students complete a Mentored Lean Project on-site at your facility, an estimated $7,000 value, as part of this unique Lean training course in Continuous Improvement. Ongoing ROI results from your Continuous Improvement Champions promoting Lean thinking, multiplying your continuous improvement capabilities by ‘training the trainer.”

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

CICC Booklet


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There is 50% funding for qualified manufacturers! Regular registration fee: $5,595 for single registration and $5,095 for multiple registrants from same company.

Registration cost covers all course materials and lunch for all classroom sessions. Registration is transferable as long as CONNSTEP is informed of substitutions more than 48 hours prior to the start of the course.

Please note: In order to successfully complete the course and earn certification, it is imperative that all participants attend all classroom sessions and complete the CICC project per specifications. Exceptions are subject to CONNSTEP CICC Program trainers’ discretion.

Additionally, if you intend to register 4 participants from your company, please note that they will be broken out into teams of two. We limit single CICC project teams to a maximum of two participants per company in order to provide each participant with the opportunity to fully engage and realize project results.

CLICK HERE to register! To discuss the program curriculum and the potential ROI for your company, call us at 800.266.6672

CONNSTEP solved a huge problem for us and helped us bring our delivery rate to 100%. As a direct result of that, we have been awarded with an increase in business which, ultimately, will also benefit (our supplier) Har-Conn.”

CT manufacturer Pegaasus

Chris DePentima

CEO, Pegasus Manufacturing Inc.

“I see great value in the new experiences and perspectives CONNSTEP brings to our business, at reasonable prices. They’re not like consultants, they’re like partners in the business – willing to roll up their sleeves and help.”

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Mark Burzynski

President, Arthur G Russell Co

“CONNSTEP has proved to be a tremendous resource for ESI. CONNSTEP has helped us to adapt to today’s marketplace and remain a quality minded, competitive global player. Our ISO/TS16949 implementation process was efficient and rewarding. I look forward to our future projects with CONNSTEP.”

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Ron Delfini

President, Engineering Specialties Inc.

“CONNSTEP worked with FuelCell Energy to educate and facilitate Lean initiatives and to help meet our needs to establish an overall production improvement plan. This plan has been utilized over a period of time as a ‘guiding light’ to spur numerous improvements that dramatically reduced our product cost.”

Tom Lucas

Manager, Fuel Cell Energy

“CONNSTEP is a valuable partner to Hologic, providing the expertise and ‘outside eyes’ everyone needs to keep their continuous improvement on track. We are now well-positioned on a dynamic growth path and look forward to a long-term relationship with CONNSTEP.”

Greg Safarik

VP Manufacturing Operations, Hologic

“Our experience working with CONNSTEP has brought us benefits we never expected. It’s a great team to work with!”

Bruce Wheeler

VP of Operations, Metal Finishing Technologies Inc.

“The goals of the team were to reduce manufacturing lead-time, reduce floor space utilized, and increase worker productivity. All the goals were met. CONNSTEP helped us to better compete.”

Tornik CT manufacturer

Dan Rubbo

General Manager, Tornik LLC

“The Business Growth Program is working well for us. We enhanced our website following the meetings to improve our SEO and become more visible to search engines. The segment on negotiating …  promoted changes in our thinking and improved how we interact with customers. The mentoring between sessions was helpful in boosting our progress.”

CT manufacturer Colonial Spring

Bill Lathrop

President, Colonial Spring Co.

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