Statewide

From our historic and beautiful campus to communities across the State of Alabama, we are committed to providing an action-learning environment which enriches the overall experience.

Our Workshops

We are all about Leadership, Talent & Business - and transferring our knowledge and experiences to participants through providing best practices in applied action-learning methods.

World-Class Maintenance Management

Begin the journey from reactive to world-class maintenance management. This workshop provides students with an overview of the requisite attributes, methodologies, and tasks required to create, implement and sustain effective world-class maintenance.

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Activity-Based Budget Development

Legacy budget development and cost management methods are no longer adequate for the ever-increasing demands on the maintenance organization to do more and more with fewer resources and less money. This session introduces activity-based budgeting and best practices cost management methodology that ensures a budget predicated on actual need and a practical means to manage that budget for optimal benefit in terms of available capacity, reduced cost and maximum useful life of capital assets.

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Leadership and Management Skills for Managers and Supervisors

Effective maintenance is dependent on an engaged workforce that shares a common vision and strives for world-class performance. Deficiencies in people skills is perhaps the greatest weakness within the maintenance function. It is incumbent upon the maintenance manager and supervisor to have and practice effective leadership and management skills. This session focuses on providing these skills and practical guidelines that will help them involve and motivate their workforce, deal with conflicts and other challenges.

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Maintenance Planning and Scheduling

The mission and strategy created for the maintenance organization depends on effective planning and scheduling. This session provides the necessary knowledge and understanding needed to effectively manage the planning and scheduling process. It is not intended to provide mastery of skills required to execute the planning and scheduling function.

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Preventive/Predictive Maintenance

The heart of an effective maintenance strategy is a robust, risk-based preventive maintenance program. As the name implies, the focus of preventive maintenance is to prevent failures, premature wear or damage—to prevent the need for corrective maintenance. Unlike traditional programs, this session will provide a best practice approach to preventive maintenance. One that will significantly improve availability, reduce corrective maintenance and extend useful life.

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MRO Procurement & Inventory Management

Maintenance, repair and overhaul materials (MRO), excluding inventory, represents 50% or more of the total maintenance budget. MRO inventory adds millions more to the overall operating cost of the maintenance function as well as the plant. This session focuses on proven strategy, processes and methods to effectively manage this major expense. It is not intended to provide mastery of the unique skills required to procure, store and manage MRO inventory, but provides the knowledge that a maintenance manager must know to assure these critical functions are properly designed, implemented and utilize in his operation.

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Managing Industrial Plant Maintenance

This session builds upon the knowledge gain in sessions 1 – 6 and provides practical guidelines to implement and maintain a viable maintenance program that can achieve and sustain world-class performance.

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Managing Facilities Maintenance

The processes and tools provided in sessions 1 – 6 are directly applicable to facilities, but must be tailored to the unique requirements of facilities assets and equipment, as well as the tenant-driven demands that govern operations and maintenance. This optional session, attended in lieu of session 7a, provides concise, best practices guidelines for application of the processes, tools and knowledge provided by this certificate course.

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