Upcoming Events

Fall 2019 Workshops are listed below

Training sessions are held at the following locations

DMACC Ankeny Campus, 2006 S Ankeny Blvd., Ankeny, IA 50023

DMACC Southridge Campus, 1111 E Army Post Road, Des Moines, IA 50315


Pillars: Intro to Lean for the Office

Friday, October 4, 2019
DMACC Southridge Center, Rm 20B
Pillars is an introductory Lean course that teaches employees to see common types of wastes within a work process. Using an office simulation, employees practice applying basic Lean tools to reduce wastes and experience the benefits of time and cost savings possible through process improvement. While the training often helps identify potential improvement projects within an organization, actual evaluation of specific process and wasteful activities are achieved through subsequent workplacelean t
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Applying Lean Sigma Practices to HR Functions (Online)

Monday, October 7, 2019 - Friday, November 1, 2019
Internet Class
Develop the mindset of Lean Operational Excellence, an advanced problem solving approach that facilitates continuous improvement within the organization through the identification and elimination of waste.
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Intermediate Six Sigma Black Belt (Online)

Monday, October 7, 2019 - Monday, November 4, 2019
Internet Class
In this course, Black Belt Candidates will identify their projects. The course will focus on the Define, Measure, and Analyze part of the DMAIC process.
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Certified Scrum Master (CSM)

Thursday, October 10, 2019 - Friday, October 11, 2019
DMACC Southridge Center, Rm 20D
This intensive two-day course will prepare you to take on the Scrum Master role and is taught by a Scrum Alliance Endorsed Scrum Trainer. It will cover pragmatic, time-tested practices for managing product backlogs, long and short-range planning, project execution and progress reporting. Many facets of Scrum will be examined, including the project lifecycle, roles, ceremonies and artifacts.
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Lean Six Sigma (Online)

Monday, November 4, 2019 - Friday, November 29, 2019
Internet Class
Lean Six Sigma attacks inefficiencies, non-value added wastes caused by defects, non value-added flow of information or materials, non-productive time, data storage, stacks of inventory, overproduction and extra processing. With Lean Six Sigma techniques you will have the skills to lead successfully in both service and manufacturing industries.
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Intro to Lean "Light"

Tuesday, November 12, 2019
DMACC Southridge Center, Rm 20C
This 1/2 day introductory lean class teaches participants about basic lean concepts and tools.  Participants then apply these to a simulated factory (building flashlights) to remove waste and improve efficiency.  Lean 'Light' is a shortened and lighter version of Lean 101.
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5S: Organizing Your Workspace

Tuesday, December 3, 2019
DMACC Southridge Center, Rm 20B
This class teaches the popular 5S approach to organizing workspaces. Students will learn the 5-step process for organizing a workspace from sorting through unneeded items to creating visual controls and creating a sustainment plan to maintain their improvements.
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Advanced Certified Scrum Master (A-CSM) Course

Tuesday, December 10, 2019 - Wednesday, December 11, 2019
DMACC Southridge, Room 20D
This intensive two-day course for current CSMs will focus on learning objectives related to:
  •  Lean, Agile, and Scrum
  •  Agile Facilitation
  •  Agile Coaching
  •  Service to the Development Team
  •  Service to the Product Owner
  •  Service to the Organization
  •  Scrum Mastery Participants are recommended to be a CSM with 1+ years of experience and a Certified Scrum Practitioner.
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For assistance or if you have an questions, please contact Bonnie Slykhuis at 515-238-3485 or email