Center for Executive Education opens registration for 2024 leadership programs

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A Lean Six Sigma presentation on the Atlanta campus. Photo by Mercer University

ATLANTA — Mercer University’s Center for Executive Education is now registering individuals for its next offering of three leadership certificate programs — Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt, Project Management and Lean Six Sigma Green Belt. 

The Center for Executive Education, housed in Mercer’s School of Business, aims to help organizations meet the need for practical and useful knowledge that facilitates critical thinking by maximizing human capital through innovative and state-of-the-art programs. The center offers a portfolio of customized corporate and open-enrollment certificate programs developed by the most forward-thinking minds in academia and industry.

“As we have done in previous years, we are once again providing access to a Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt program,” said Jeff Wolfe, director of the Center for Executive Education. “In addition to the Yellow Belt program, scheduled for the summer is our first offering of the Project Management Prep certification series. Then in the fall, we will once again offer a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt program. Completion of the Yellow Belt program is recommended before taking the Green Belt.”

Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Certificate

The Center for Executive Education will offer its Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt certificate program 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. April 19 on Mercer’s Cecil B. Day Campus in Atlanta.

The program, led by Dr. Myriam Quispe-Agnoli, associate professor and director of the Master of Science in Business Analytics program at Mercer, and Dr. Eric Kushins, assistant professor of management at Berry College, provides entry-level certification for individuals interested in understanding the Lean Six Sigma managerial approach and developing a process improvement toolkit. No prior training or knowledge of Lean Six Sigma or statistics is required to take this course.

Visit the center’s website for more information and to register for the course, which costs $500, with special pricing available for current Mercer students, faculty, staff and alumni, as well as groups of three or more from the same organization. Registration fees cover program materials, eight hours of instruction, breakfast, lunch and refreshments during the program, and a Mercer certificate of completion.

Project Management Prep Certification 

The Center for Executive Education will offer its Project Management Prep certification program 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. for five days on Mercer’s Cecil B. Day Campus in Atlanta. Dates for the upcoming five-session Project Management program are June 14, June 28, July 12, July 26 and Aug. 9. 

The program, led by Dr. Etienne Musonera, professor of marketing at Mercer, and Cory Jackson, adjunct professor at Mercer, provides the skills needed to more effectively and efficiently develop and implement organizational projects, as well as provide the necessary preparation to pass the Project Management Prep certification. This course is based on the Project Management Body of Knowledge developed by the Project Management Institute.

Visit the center’s website for more information and to register for the course, which costs $2,500 per person. Special pricing is available for Mercer faculty, staff, students, and alumni. 

Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certificate 

The Center for Executive Education will offer its Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certificate program 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. for four days on Mercer’s Cecil B. Day Campus in Atlanta. Dates for the upcoming four-session Green Belt program are Sept. 7, Sept. 21, Oct. 19, and Nov. 2. 

The program, led by Dr. Quispe-Agnoli and Dr. Kushins provides entry-level certification for individuals interested in understanding the Lean Six Sigma managerial approach and developing a process improvement toolkit. Completion of the Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt is recommended to take this course. 

Visit the center’s website for more information and to register for the course, which costs $2,500 per person. Special pricing is available for Mercer faculty, staff, students and alumni. 

“These programs have been requested by you, and we are pleased to be able to provide a full range of continuing education in the areas of quality process improvement and leadership,” Wolfe said. “Keep your eyes out for a couple of virtual programs to be offered in summer 2024.”