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Making Notre Dame better every day

Welcome to the Office of Continuous Improvement!

Continuous Improvement is:

  • a way of examining, understanding, and improving processes
  • implemented using proven methods and tools to accelerate process improvements
  • performed on a consistent basis, with many different processes
  • different from "regular" improvement in its focus and use of methods and tools

Our office was launched in January 2010 to help the University meet its strategic goals through the use of proven methods and tools.  In particular, we offer Continuous Improvement (CI) training opportunities for University employees to prepare them to lead or participate in CI projects.  We also provide project support and guidance for project sponsors, leaders, and teams throughout the duration of their CI projects.

Whether you are interested in learning more about the University's Continuous Improvement initiatives, receiving CI training, or beginning a CI project in your campus unit, we look forward to working with you!

OCI Spotlight

Welcome to the newest feature of our Continuous Improvement website!  We will spotlight individuals and teams who are doing great work in the area of continuous improvement.

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Events

Wed Nov 30, 2016

Yellow Belt Class

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Location: 210-214 McKenna Hall

This course will provide an interactive way to learn - and immediately apply - the basics of Continuous Improvement. (You may have heard your colleagues talk about this interactive event as "the Courier Simulation.") You should come away from this course thinking about how you can create more efficiency and effectiveness in your work environment using CI tools and methods. …

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Wed Feb 1, 2017

Yellow Belt Class

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Location: 210-214 McKenna Hall

This course will provide an interactive way to learn - and immediately apply - the basics of Continuous Improvement. (You may have heard your colleagues talk about this interactive event as "the Courier Simulation.") You should come away from this course thinking about how you can create more efficiency and effectiveness in your work environment using CI tools and methods. …

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