The objective of this seminar is to provide advanced training to people who can lead Value Engineering workshops. Therefore, most of the course deals with leadership skills to ensure group effectiveness during VM studies, positive group dynamics within Value Engineering teams and the effective use of information. In addition, participants in Module II explore ways to improve cohesiveness, creativity and communication skills within VE teams.
The course also broadens and re-enforces each participant’s understanding of VE job plans, function analysis, FAST diagramming and function relationships with cost and other metrics. Because leaders make key decisions about projects, Module II covers topics related to the overall performance of VM studies: project team selection, creativity processes, financial evaluation and interpersonal leadership skills. Come prepared to discuss these topics and others found on the agenda. Many want to learn how VA/VE relates/integrates with other value improving techniques, such as Six Sigma, DFM/A, lean and target costing. The seminar is intended for open participation and all in attendance will be encouraged to do so.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
This seminar is designed for people in industry, government and construction who are involved in product and parts manufacturing, healthcare, research, education, environmental facilities, buildings, roads, transportation, processes and the delivery of services. Because this seminar has been approved by SAVE International and is essential for people who are interested in being recognized as Certified Value Specialists (CVS) by the Certification Board of SAVE, they should attend but not before completing a Module I and having some VE experience. Upon completion, each participant will be awarded a certificate.