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Last approved: Mon, 02 Jun 2014 18:45:19 GMT

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College of Professional Studies
Professional Studies in Public Leadership (PSPL)
Advanced Methods for Organization Performance Improvement
Advanced Methods for OPI
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PSPL 6301
currently working in an organization.
Susan Beauchamp
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Advanced methods for data gathering, analysis, problem definition, and conducting and documenting performance improvement experiments. Change management strategies, experimental process design and tests, use of pilots and “sandboxes,” and user-centered design principles. Black Belt-level change initiatives, performance improvement design criteria, and change management and organization engagement strategies. Students are required to begin leading an initiative and implementing changes resulting in documented benefits as well as passing all examinations with a score of 80% or better.

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This course is different because, in partnership with PSPL6304, it enables students to receive certification at the Black Belt Level in the Lean Six Sigma organization performance improvement methodology, in addition to receiving academic credit.
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This course is the first half of the Black Belt certification in the Graduate Certificate in Organization Performance Improvement. Students must pass with a B or better in order to take PSPL6304.
Key: 8300