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Lean 6 Sigma Yellow Belt (APMG)/Fundamentals of Green Belt Course (ILM) 26 – 29 March (4 days)

March 26, 2018

Explosive Learning Solutions,
4 The Terraces,
Harwell Campus

To book, please email fiona.smart@harwellcampus.com

Lean Six Sigma is a management approach to business performance improvement that has blended the two individual specialisms of Lean and Six Sigma.

The application of Lean Six Sigma allows quality and efficiency improvements to be effectively realized. The focus of Lean is about speed, efficiency and taking waste out of a process. Six Sigma focuses on effectiveness and removal of errors.

When combined and implemented properly it can be a powerful management tool that can greatly improve an organization’s performance, by providing a structured approach to resolving problems.

Certify your ability to:

  • To work effectively with, or as a member of, a process improvement team working in an environment supporting Lean Six Sigma.
  • To analyse and refine processes to improve efficiency and remove waste using Lean.
  • Reduce process variation and improve quality and consistency.
  • Add value for customers, employees and shareholders by minimising process variation and waste.
  • Improve performance and reduce timescales for Lean Six Sigma projects.

Who is the Yellow Belt for?

This belt is suitable for anyone who wants to learn basic Lean Six Sigma principles and the most important Lean Six Sigma instruments. Yellow Belts are experienced with the processes in daily practice and are therefore often involved in leading Kaizen projects or they are team member in a Green or Black Belt project.

For further course information and booking details please visit the website

Contract Management (Theories, Principles and Good Practice in Contract Sourcing) 22 – 23 April (2 days)

March 22, 2018

Explosive Learning Soulutions,
4 The Terraces,
Harwell Campus

Masterclass in the Principles and Practice in Contract Management, relationship building and ensuring realistic and achievable measures are in place to track contract progress and deliver value expected


  1. Understanding behaviours in Contract Management
  2. Identify key stakeholders and implementation of the contract
  3. Identify contract performance and implementation
  4. Understand enforcement options and impacts
  5. Effective closure of a contract and enduring rights

For further information and booking details please visit the website

SME Accountancy

March 20, 2018

Supplier – Richardsons Chartered Accountants

Details and Eventbrite booking links to follow. For further information and to be added to the invitation list for Connect Harwell Workshops, please contact

First Aid At Work Requalification – 2 day course

March 20, 2018

9:00 am

- 4:00 pm


Description: Existing workplace first aiders who need to renew their qualifications in compliance with Health & Safety (First Aid) Regulations.

Learning Hours: 12 hours

Cost: £190+VAT

First Aid at Work – 3 day Course

March 19, 2018


Description: Individuals required by their employer to undertake the role of workplace first aider in compliance with Health & Safety (First Aid) Regulations.

Learning Hours: 18 hours


Facilitation Foundation & Practitioner Course (APMG) 12 – 16 March (5 days)

March 12, 2018

Explosive Learning Soulutions,
4 The Terraces,
Harwell Campus


Facilitation™ is a common word used in a variety of different contexts. However, ‘being a facilitator’ for a group and ‘facilitating meetings/events’ requires key skills and a deep knowledge of the principles and concepts. The skill of Facilitation assists organizations to tackle difficult challenges using best practice facilitation methods, to make certain robust solutions that can be delivered in an effective, timely and constructive way that won’t compromise on the key issues and to enable organizations to involve and engage people at all levels, using a collaborative approach to facilitate change.

Why it’s important

This is increasingly recognised throughout industry as a key skill to own where the qualification is relevant to all sectors and types of situations where collaboration is required to tackle issues, resolve organizational problems and develop effective solutions. It is widely recognised as an important and strategic skill to assist projects where clarity and delivery of projects on time, to budget and within timescales is of paramount importance.

What it covers

The Foundation certification is to confirm that candidates have sufficient knowledge and understanding of the Process Iceberg® Facilitation Methodology to be able to facilitate effectively support events. The Practitioner qualification is to confirm you have achieved sufficient understanding of how to apply and tailor facilitation principles and practice in situations addressing Tasks in Uncertainty, and managing groups that might not have sufficient Process experience. The course follows the syllabus as set down by the APMG Group:

  • The Process Iceberg® Model
  • Task and Process
  • Format and Tools
  • Role of the Facilitator
  • Process Iceberg® Review
  • Characteristics of a Facilitator
  • Preparing for an Event
  • Contract with a Group
  • Facilitating an Event
  • Applying Process

Who will benefit

Individuals who will add value to organisations where they can manage project team members and enable them to identify key issues, develop robust solutions through creative thinking and effective selection of options and launch projects effectively by defining the objectives and key outcomes of a project or programme.

For more information and booking details please visit the website

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