Appleton Greene corporate training programs are all process-driven. They are used as vehicles to implement tangible business processes within clients’ organizations, together with training, support and facilitation during the use of these processes. Corporate training programs are therefore implemented over a sustainable period of time, that is to say, between 1 year (incorporating 12 monthly workshops), and 4 years (incorporating 48 monthly workshops). Your program information guide will specify how long each program takes to complete. Each monthly workshop takes 6 hours to implement and can be undertaken either on the client’s premises, an Appleton Greene serviced office, or online via the internet. This enables clients to implement each part of their business process, before moving onto the next stage of the program and enables employees to plan their study time around their current work commitments. The result is far greater program benefit, over a more sustainable period of time and a significantly improved return on investment.
Appleton Greene uses standard and bespoke corporate training programs as vessels to transfer business process improvement knowledge into the heart of our clients’ organizations. Each individual program focuses upon the implementation of a specific business process, which enables clients to easily quantify their return on investment. There are hundreds of established Appleton Greene corporate training products now available to clients within customer services, e-business, finance, globalization, human resources, information technology, legal, management, marketing and production. It does not matter whether a client’s employees are located within one office, or an unlimited number of international offices, we can still bring them together to learn and implement specific business processes collectively. Our approach to global localization enables us to provide clients with a truly international service with that all important personal touch. Appleton Greene corporate training programs can be provided virtually or locally and they are all unique in that they individually focus upon a specific business function. All (CLP) programs are implemented over a sustainable period of time, usually between 1-4 years, incorporating 12-48 monthly workshops and professional support is consistently provided during this time by qualified learning providers and where appropriate, by Accredited Consultants.
ISO Accreditation is a 1-year course designed to provide participants with comprehensive knowledge and practical skills to excel in implementing and managing ISO standards and successfully pass ISO certification by building a solid Quality Management System (QMS) in various industries. This exciting and intensive program aims to empower and equip participants with the necessary expertise to ensure compliance and drive continuous improvement within their organizations. Consisting of 12 strategically designed modules, each provides a natural and intuitive progression towards sound QMS development, with interactive activities, case studies, and assessments to reinforce learning and ensure practical application.
ISO Accreditation requires a company-wide commitment and recognizes the crucial role that employee engagement and training play in achieving ISO certification. Throughout the course, participants will learn about the significance of employee involvement in the implementation of a Quality Management System (QMS). They will gain insights into how to effectively communicate the objectives and benefits of ISO certification to employees, helping to generate enthusiasm and commitment. With dedicated modules for employee training and competency development, participants will learn best practices for designing and delivering effective training programs that align with ISO standards and requirements, while simultaneously providing guidance on assessing and verifying employee competence, ensuring that employees have the necessary knowledge and skills to contribute to the successful implementation and maintenance of a QMS. This program helps organizations create a culture of quality and continuous improvement by empowering employees to actively participate in the ISO certification process, resulting in a more effective QMS and improved chances of successful certification, reinforced by using Lean Six Sigma methodology and Kaizen theory to ensure best practices adherence.
By integrating Lean Six Sigma principles and Kaizen methodologies into each module, organizations can effectively meet the program objectives of the ISO Preparation and enhance their chances of successfully acing an ISO certification course. These approaches foster a systematic and structured approach to quality management, risk mitigation, and continuous improvement, which are essential elements of ISO certification. For instance, Lean Six Sigma’s methodology combines lean principles aimed at eliminating waste with Six Sigma quality control techniques. It emphasizes improving efficiency, reducing defects, and enhancing customer satisfaction. Applying Lean Six Sigma principles can help streamline processes, improve product or service quality, and meet ISO certification requirements. While the theory of Kaizen promotes continuous improvement through small, incremental changes that involves empowering employees to contribute ideas for process improvement and fosters a culture of ongoing enhancement.
Implementing Kaizen principles can lead to sustained improvement and compliance with ISO standards. Both are complementary and non-competing approaches to building a solid QMS.
Why ISO Accreditation is so Important
ISO accreditation helps address and solves these common challenges within companies:
1. Inefficiency and Lack of Standardized Processes: Organizations often face challenges in maintaining consistent and efficient processes across different departments or locations. ISO accreditation provides a framework for implementing standardized processes, ensuring consistency and efficiency throughout the organization. This can lead to improved operational efficiency, reduced waste, and better resource utilization.
2. Poor Risk Management: Organizations sometimes struggle with identifying and managing risks effectively. ISO standards emphasize risk-based thinking, which helps organizations identify potential risks and develop strategies to mitigate them. ISO accreditation enables organizations to establish robust risk management systems, enhancing their ability to prevent or minimize the impact of risks.
3. Compliance Issues: Meeting regulatory requirements and industry-specific guidelines can be a complex task. ISO accreditation ensures that organizations adhere to relevant regulations and industry best practices, reducing compliance risks and potential legal issues. This can provide organizations with a competitive advantage and peace of mind knowing that they are meeting all necessary compliance standards.
4. Inconsistent Quality Control: Many organizations struggle with maintaining quality control over their products or services. ISO standards emphasize quality management systems, providing organizations with tools and processes to monitor and improve quality. By obtaining ISO certification, organizations can enhance customer satisfaction, achieve product/service consistency, and demonstrate a commitment to providing high-quality offerings.
5. Limited Market Access: Some markets require ISO accreditation as a prerequisite for doing business. Without this accreditation, organizations may face barriers to entry or restricted market access. By obtaining ISO certification, organizations can expand their market reach, access new opportunities, and gain a competitive edge over non-accredited competitors.
Modules for Year 1
ISO external audit certifications dates back to the establishment of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) in 1947. The ISO is an independent, non- governmental organization that develops and publishes international standards to ensure quality, safety, and efficiency in various industries and sectors worldwide. The first ISO standard, ISO 9000, was published in 1987, focusing on quality management systems.
This standard laid the foundation for ISO external audit certifications by providing organizations with a framework to demonstrate their commitment to quality and customer satisfaction. Over the years, ISO has developed numerous standards covering various aspects such as environmental management (ISO 14001), information security (ISO 27001), and occupational health and safety (ISO 45001). ISO external audit certifications gained popularity due to their ability to provide credibility and assurance to stakeholders, including customers, partners, and regulatory bodies.
These certifications serve as evidence that an organization operates in accordance with international best practices, ensuring consistent quality, environmental sustainability, and data security.
Currently, ISO external audit certifications are widely recognized and sought after by organizations across industries. These certifications signify a company’s dedication to excellence, compliance, and continuous improvement. There are some key aspects of the current position of ISO external audit certifications including global adoption as ISO standards have been adopted by companies of all sizes and sectors worldwide, making ISO external audit certifications globally recognized creating equity for businesses, by enabling them to compete on a global scale and meet the expectations of international clients.
ISO certifications play a crucial role in helping organizations comply with regulatory requirements. Many industries have specific regulations that mandate adherence to certain ISO standards. By obtaining ISO certification, companies demonstrate their commitment to meeting these regulatory standards and mitigating risks associated with non-compliance and instill trust and confidence in customers, as they indicate that a company has implemented robust quality management systems and adheres to internationally recognized standards.
This enhances customer satisfaction, strengthens relationships, and can lead to increased business opportunities. Continuous Improvement is the hallmark of ISO certifications as it encourage organizations to constantly evaluate and improve their processes. The PDCA (Plan-Do-Check-Act) cycle mentioned earlier is a core principle of ISO standards and promotes a culture of continuous improvement. By following this cycle, organizations can identify areas for enhancement, implement corrective measures, and drive ongoing improvement in their operations.