"The difference between school and life? In school, you're taught a lesson and then given a test. In life you're given a test that teaches you a life." Tom Bodett

Training and Workshops

Why choose the Iowa Quality Center (IQC) as your provider for training?  Our training classes and workshops are not cookie-cutter in nature but customized to your organization’s specific needs.   Our flexibility to adapt training to your needs gives us the ability to deliver training on traditional topics, as well as topics that fit your specific requests and performance requirements.

Our Philosophy

We believe that training must be purposeful. The uniqueness of the IQC training is while it builds upon the knowledge level of your workforce,  it is also tailored to meet your specific needs. Our services include the delivery and sharing of knowledge and may include facilitation, coaching and support as needed by the organization.

We offer a variety of professional services that will benefit you and your organization (whether it is in manufacturing, education, healthcare, service or nonprofit). Organizations that take advantage of the resources of the IQC achieve significant results, tangible and lasting solutions, and are successful in today’s competitive marketplace.

IQC resources include facilitation of:

  • Strategic planning
  • Quality management
  • Continual improvement
  • Organizational change
  • Process assessment & improvement
  • Project implementation
  • Leadership development
  • Conflict resolution
  • Employee engagement
  • Time management
  • Data collection & analysis
  • Team development
  • Risk management
  • Data analysis

Our team of highly committed professionals has a broad range of experience in understanding the needs and challenges facing your organization. To schedule in-house/customized training, contact the Iowa Quality Center today!

Lean Training/Projects

Lean is a simple method of continuous improvement that focuses on reducing waste inside your processes and adding customer value to the product or service.

Basic Lean training is a wise option for the smaller organization who is just beginning to pursue process and quality improvement. The IQC is also able to work with your organization one-on-one to assist with the Lean journey. This arrangement is based on the number of hours you would prefer to have someone on-site providing coaching on the application of Lean.

  • Why Choose Lean as your Continuous Improvement System?  (Survey + 3 hours)
  • Lean Basics Course (Half-Day)
  • Lean Basics Course + Learning Application to Org’s Process (1 day)
  • One Day/Multiple Day Facilitation of Kaizen Event
  • Training to Become Lean Leader (Inside Your Organization)

DMAIC Lean Six Sigma

The Iowa Quality Center (IQC) believes that continual quality improvement can only be achieved with data and measurement.

The IQC’s DMAIC Lean Six Sigma Training was designed to provide the highest value to your organization. These courses are unique in that they align Lean and Six Sigma methodologies to optimize your organization’s existing processes and create more customer value. Training without application creates knowledge but often fails to impact organizational improvement. Our customer-centric approach provides mentoring and application support needed to improve processes and lead to organizational change.

Utilizing this Continual Improvement philosophy that is widely used in Business, Industry, and Healthcare, we guide and mentor you in learning and applying this improvement philosophy to move you toward Performance Excellence.  When used systematically inside your organization, measures will support quality improvement, cost reduction and upward trends in Customer Satisfaction, helping you to “Be Your Best”.

Certification for Green Belt and Black Belt require completion of the classroom requirements as well as a company sponsored project.  Candidates will be mentored by Iowa Quality Center trainers.