2007
New programs benefit professionals looking to enhance expertise

New programs benefit professionals looking to enhance expertise
August 22, 2007

Phil Brozynski, Media Relations Manager
(630) 829-6094
pbrozynski@ben.edu

Intense global competition demands that new projects and business development be completed on time and within budget restraints. And as project-based organizations have started to emerge, Project Management is becoming established as both a professional career path and a way of controlling business. The Quality Auditor is a professional who understands the standards and principles of auditing and the auditing techniques of examining, questioning, evaluating and reporting to determine a quality system’s adequacy and deficiencies. Quality Management includes the ability to read and interpret financial tools and report on cost/profitability when talking to senior management. The Office of Professional Development at Benedictine University is now offering programs in Project Management, Quality Auditor and Quality Management for professionals seeking to enhance their expertise in these exciting and challenging fields. The Project Management program teaches students how to lead organizational initiatives and understand organizational behavior as it relates to the individual. A six-week Basic Course will be conducted from 8:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. on Saturdays (October 6, 13, 20, 27, November 3 and 10) concurrent with a six-week Project Management Professionals® Exam Preparation course. A 10-week Professional Course that combines the Basic Course with the Exam Preparation will be conducted from 8:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. on Saturdays (October 6, 13, 20, 27, November 3, 10 and 17, December 1, 8 and 15). The course is facilitated by Richard Dobson, PMP, a certified project management professional with diverse technical and management experience in all areas of business systems development. Dobson has an open management style and believes in sharing knowledge and mentoring teams throughout the projects. Dobson has taught at the community college level for more than 20 years. The Quality Auditor program help students successfully plan and conduct quality audits, and report on their results. A six-week Basic Course will be conducted from 8:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. on Saturdays (October 6, 13, 20, 27, November 3 and 10) concurrent with a six-week ASQ Certified Quality Auditor (CQA) Certification Exam Preparation course. A 10-week Professional Course that combines the Basic Course with the Exam Preparation will be conducted from 8:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. on Saturdays (October 6, 13, 20, 27, November 3 and 10, December 1, 8 and 15). The course is facilitated by Willie L. Carter, the principal of an independent consulting firm, an International Register of Certificated Auditors Certified Lead Assessor (since 1994) and an American Society for Quality certified Quality Manager. Carter is an adjunct faculty member at Roosevelt University where he teaches courses in Statistics, Operations Management, Project Management and various quality topics. The Quality Management program imparts knowledge and skills in the areas of management theory, communications, projects, quality systems and models. A six-week Basic Course will be conducted from 8:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. on Saturdays (October 6, 13, 20, 27, November 3 and 10) concurrent with a six-week Certified Quality Manager (CQM) Exam Preparation course. A 10-week Professional Course that combines the Basic Course with the Exam Preparation will be conducted from 8:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. on Saturdays (October 6, 13, 20, 27, November 3 and 10, December 1, 8 and 15). The course is facilitated by James Concannon, who has more than 25 years of quality management experience. He has extensive experience in the primary metals and fabricated products manufacturing environments, and currently works as a quality manager in an automotive distribution and assembly facility. Tuition for a basic or an exam preparation course is $1,000. Tuition for a 10-week professional course is $1,400. To obtain additional information, please contact the Office of Professional Development at (630) 829-6125, or e-mail professionaldevelopment@ben.edu.

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Benedictine University is an independent Roman Catholic institution located in Lisle, Illinois just 25 miles west of Chicago. Founded in 1887, Benedictine provides 56 undergraduate majors, 16 graduate and four doctorate programs. The Chronicle of Higher Education recently ranked Benedictine University as the seventh fastest-growing campus among private nonprofit master’s universities, and Forbes magazine named Benedictine among the top 20 percent of America’s colleges for 2011. Benedictine University’s Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) program is listed by Crain’s Chicago Business as the fourth largest in the Chicago area in 2011.