Corporate University Bootcamp

Corporate University Bootcamp

Professional Development Bootcamp Series

Spend a few Friday mornings with us exploring a variety of business-friendly topics, networking and developing new insights. Experienced business consultants from SCORE Lancaster join Millersville University content experts to offer a unique blend of knowledge and practical application in this series.


Lean Problem-Solving

Friday, March 31, 2017 | 8-11 A.M. | Ware Center, Binns Room | Cost $50

Do you have reoccurring, nagging, repetitive costly business problems that won't go away?  Would you like to find the root cause and implement permanent corrective action preventing reoccurrence?  Join us for Lean Problem Solving Training and come away with a tool that will help you solve these problems. This training teaches your production, service or office employees how to help maximize profits by using a simple approach to correcting and preventing problems or nonconformities that exist anywhere in your organization. This approach will help your team find and permanently correct the root causes of safety issues, quality problems, equipment downtime, long changeovers, excess inventory, long lead-times, lost capacity and other cost added events. 

Mr. Mike RothInstructor: Mr. Mike Roth
Mr. Mike Roth is a Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt with a Lean Manufacturing Certification from the University of Michigan. As CEO / President, Mike provides strategic leadership and "on site" mentoring for the Go-Lean-Six deployment team.  He has over twenty years of experience in the process improvement field with organizations such as Harley-Davidson, Johnson Controls, Mack Trucks, BAE Systems and Volvo.

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Employee Involvement in the Ergonomics Process

Friday, April 14, 2017 | 8-11 A.M. | Ware Center, Binns Room | Cost $50

Explore the role of the leadership team in promoting a culture where employees are encouraged to think and act like business owners to innovate solutions.  Gain management support for ergonomics and increase department-level ownership.  Empower, engage and develop employees with skills and knowledge to advance the ergonomics process.

Dr. Jack OgutuInstructor: Dr. Jack Ogutu
Dr. Jack Ogutu is Assistant Professor and Program Coordinator of the Occupational Safety & Environmental Health Program at Millersville University of Pennsylvania. He graduated from Auburn University in Alabama with a Doctorate in Industrial & Systems Engineering focused on Occupational Safety and Ergonomics.  Dr. Ogutu is a professional member of the American Society of Safety Engineers and is certified as both an Associate Safety Professional (ASP) and Associate Ergonomics Professional (AEP).

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How to Make Sustainability Work for your Business

Friday, April 28, 2017 | 8-11 A.M. | Ware Center, Binns Room | Cost $50

Businesses are often asked how they are advancing sustainability through their products and services, but why not ask how sustainability can advance your business? From positioning yourself in the marketplace to easing the adoption of new ideas to lowering operational costs and making your business future-fit, this course will explore the business benefits of developing and implementing a sustainability-focused business management strategy.  Participants will learn about the tools, resources, and indicators available to evaluate sustainability; conceptual frameworks for easing adoption of sustainable principles; and tactics for applying these to improve business operations, products and services.

Instructor: Mr. Chris Steuer
Mr. Chris SteuerMr. Chris Steuer is the Sustainability Manager for Millersville University.  Mr. Steuer coordinates and advances Millersville’s sustainability initiatives and programs, including developing and implementing the University’s Climate Action Plan, incorporating sustainable management principles into University activities and operations, and increasing awareness of the University’s commitment to sustainability. Previously, Mr. Steuer was a Senior Sustainability Management Consultant for ICF International, wherein he helped developed sustainability programs for various public and private sector clients, including the National Park Service, Environmental Protection Agency, and U.S. House of Representatives. Mr. Steuer earned his B.S. in Earth Sciences and M.S. in Geography from the Pennsylvania State University.

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Business Continuity and Emergency Planning

Friday, May 5, 2017 | 8-11 A.M. | Ware Center, Binns Room | Cost $50

Few businesses expect to have an emergency, but every year thousands do. Those businesses without a plan face a difficult path to recovery.  Learn what factors you need to consider when planning how your workplace will continue operations in the event of a disaster.

Instructor: Dr. Sepideh Yalda
Dr. Sepideh YaldaDr. Sepideh Yalda is a Professor of Meteorology, the Director of the Millersville University’s Center for Disaster Research and Education (CDRE), and serves as the Coordinator for the Master of Science in Emergency Management (MSEM) program. Additionally, she serves as the Program Director for the undergraduate degree in Multidisciplinary Studies with a focus on Environmental Hazards and Emergency Management (MDST), and the Minor in Environmental Hazards and Emergency Management (EHEM). In her role as the CDRE Director, Dr. Yalda is involved in local, regional, and national efforts related to disaster education, mitigation, planning, and response. She earned her Ph.D. in Meteorology from Saint Louis University and is a member of the International Association of Emergency Managers, American Geophysical Union, and the American Meteorological Society.

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