The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Aerospace & Defense

Haslam College of Business

Continuous Process Improvement Deployment & Sustainment

This two-day course teaches you the critical strategies you'll need to deploy continuous process improvement (CPI) initiatives throughout your organization. We'll give you the necessary tools to change your organization's culture so that it embraces CPI as a growth strategy.

This course is available as a custom course on the Knoxville campus or at a location of your choice.

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Key Benefits

This two-day workshop will teach you proven techniques for communicating the need for continuous improvement and selling your continuous improvement agenda to your organization. You'll have the opportunity to improve your problem-solving skills through role-playing around a series of case studies.

Key benefits you'll realize include . . .

  • Understanding how to build support within your organization
  • Establishing a sense of urgency and communicating a “burning platform” to accelerate continuous improvement efforts
  • Learning sustainability strategies
  • Learning how to translate and cascade upper-level goals for continuous improvement
  • Empowering others to implement continuous improvement activities
  • Learning “quick win” strategies to gain support

Intended Audience

Leaders and process managers at all levels of the organization.

Duration & Dates

2 days

Please call +1 (865) 974-5001 for custom course details and information.


James Cody—director of the Graduate & Executive Education's Aerospace & Defense Executive Programs. James has worked in strategic planning across “total force” needs of the U.S. Department of Defense and has significant experience working with the aerospace and defense industry.

James is a retired US Air Force colonel with 25 years of service. James holds 4 masters degrees that include an MBA from the University of Tennessee, a MMAS from the School of Advanced Operational Art Studies, a MAAS from the School of Advanced Airpower Studies and a MAS from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.


This is a custom course. Course may be provided at UT or a site of your choice.

For more information, call +1 (865) 974-5001.

Graduate & Executive Education ~ 504 Haslam Business Building, Knoxville, TN 37996-4150
Phone:+1 (865) 974-5001 ~ Fax: +1 (865) 974-4989 ~


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