APQC Launches Certified Framework Professional Course

APQC has launched its first-ever virtual Certified Framework Professional course. The inaugural course will be held July 9-11 with a second session scheduled for December 3-5.

Drawing on APQC’s four decades of primary-based research and client engagements in process excellence, the Certified Framework Professional course delivers best practices and methodologies that actively reduce the risk of inefficiency using the multiple frameworks that exist within most organizations. Participants will understand the power and benefits of using a framework and gain practical insights, best practices, methodologies, and approaches for applying frameworks and adapting them to an organization’s specific needs.

“APQC’s groundbreaking work developing and researching process frameworks and applying them in thousands of client engagements has given us tremendous knowledge about how—when successfully adapted—frameworks connect enterprises through a common language and enable them to realize compelling business outcomes,” says Cathy Hill, Chief Development Officer, APQC. “We are excited to draw upon these longstanding efforts and introduce a formal Framework Professional certification that equips participants to impact their organization’s effectiveness through substantive learning and real-world examples.”

The course is based on APQC’s Process Classification Framework® as well as other frameworks so participants can learn multiple approaches and put the skills learned into context for their specific projects. Upon completion, participants possess proficiency in:

  • Understanding the different types of frameworks, uses, and ways to leverage them.
  • Explaining the benefits of aligning alternate views and needs using a comprehensive framework.
  • Leveraging framework principles to identify, prioritize, and manage performance improvement.
  • Adapting the application of frameworks to fit the organizational needs.
  • Utilizing APQC’s assets and resources to address real-world challenges.

“Many certification courses tend to be theoretical, time intensive, and have little to no interactivity,” adds Jeff Varney, Director, Advisory Services, APQC. “In contrast, APQC’s Certified Framework Professional course is a compact, three-day, immersive course filled with real-life exercises that process professionals can apply directly in their workplace. With its virtual delivery format, this course provides flexibility for participants to join no matter where they are located.”

Key details:

  • Three-day, interactive course delivered virtually between 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Central Time
  • Participation in team-based activities and simulations
  • Certification requires submission of an individual project and passing an end-of-course assessment
  • Course cost is $2,995, with individual and group discounts for APQC members
  • 2.8 continuing education units (CEUs) earned as APQC is an IACET Accredited Provider

Information and registration: https://www.apqc.org/certifiedframeworkprofessional.

About APQC

APQC helps organizations work smarter, faster, and with greater confidence. With more than 45 years of experience, it is the world’s foremost authority in benchmarking, best practices, process and performance improvement, and knowledge management. More than 1,000 member organizations worldwide across 60 industries rely on APQC for the information, data, and insights organizations need to support decision-making and develop internal skills. www.apqc.org