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SHERPA CISR Certification Course and Discount for TRIZ Journal Readers

SHERPA CISR Certification Course and Discount for TRIZ Journal Readers

| On 27, Oct 2016

sherpa-logoSHERPA Sustainability Institute Offers TRIZ Journal Readers Special Discount to CISR® Certification Course, Including TRIZ Focus

B-Corp Announces Winter Term for CISR® Certified Practitioner Course – Continual Improvement for Social Responsibility, with TRIZ taught throughout and 2 Weeks dedicated to TRIZ

SHERPA Sustainability Institute is pleased to offer TRIZ Journal Readers a 10% discount to the CISR® Certified Practitioner Course Winter Term. 


six-sigma-sustainabilityTRIZ is featured as the primary innovation method in the textbook, “A Six Sigma Approach to Sustainability”, which Andrea Hoffmeier and Dr. Holly Duckworth released earlier this year.  Dr. Duckworth, whose Ph.D. is in Organizational Psychology, explains that TRIZ has a unique ability to shift an entire cultural to think more innovatively.  “The IFR is a powerful concept, for shifting a cultural mindset from incremental improvements to break-through innovation.  We introduce this TRIZ concept early on in our methodology.”

The textbook outlines and demonstrates the meaning of CISR – Continual Improvement for Social Responsibility. CISR® (sounds like scissor) is a rigorous method for improving social responsibility performance, similar to Six Sigma being a method for improving quality.  Co-author Andrea Hoffmeier shares that current participants have been enthusiastic about learning TRIZ, and why the method is so well-suited for Social Responsibility issues. “We refer to ISO 26000 for our definition of Social Responsibility, which details 7 Subjects and nearly 40 underlying issues across those SR Subjects.  With so many issues, there are bound to be contradictions, so TRIZ is the ideal innovation method.  We touch on TRIZ concepts throughout the course, and our Winter Term has 2 weeks dedicated to TRIZ.”

What do CISR Certification Course Participants have to say about their experience?

Interface’s Billy Ingram, who is completing the Fall CISR® Term shares, “This course has been the only source of practical content for improving Social Responsibility I have found. Until I began working on the CISR Certification, I was not fully aware of the power of strategic thinking in the realm of social responsibility.”

 Ingram also comments on the real-world application of the curriculum, with the world’s largest designer and maker of carpet tile, and global leader in Sustainability, sharing “…this course is especially timely in one of my major current projects.”

Registration for the 12-week online course closes November 10, with very limited spaces, due to one-on-one coaching provided throughout the program, which includes completion of a practical project.

Brion Hurley, Six Sigma Black Belt with Rockwell Collins, shares, “This is not just an online course where you’re out on your own. The coaching I received helped clarify which tools would be most effective for my specific project, and hold me accountable every week so I was made progress every week. I’ve really enjoyed the discussion boards, as well as networking with other participants and instructors.”

Participants have the unique opportunity to collaborate with Six Sigma, Sustainability & Innovation Professionals from organizations including:  Accenture, Benchmark Electronics, CVS Health, DHL, ERM, Interface Carpet, Kaiser Aluminum, Rockwell Collins, Sanmina Corporation, Xerox, and more.

TRIZ Journal Readers have a unique registration link, which must be used for the 10% Discount.


About SHERPA Sustainability Institute
SHERPA Sustainability Institute
is dedicated to improving Social Responsibility Performance Improvement, through research, education, publishing and collaboration.

SHERPA is a benefit company, measuring our success, not only by financial performance, but also by our contribution to society.  As the name implies, the Institute guides organizations on their Sustainability Journey. This is YOUR journey, and it cannot be undertaken by simply bringing in “experts” from the outside.  We guide individuals and organizations as they improve social responsibility performance.


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