Training Plans

iQ Training works hard to provide you with courses that build your business iQ. Below you will find course descriptions and training plans that fit your specific needs.

One Day Executive Overview of Corporate Responsibility Concepts

Concerns from and for customers, workforce, stakeholders, communities, and governments, as well as our resources and climate, have brought about a demand for transparent and socially-responsible practices and initiatives within organizations. Companies failing to consider their impact on the planet and their people will fall behind their competition as it becomes the standard.

It is simply not enough to maintain operational efficiency in business today. Organizations have a duty to recognize and address global causes for concern. Contributing to sustainable development is the main objective of Corporate Social Responsibility. This overarching goal is recognized by a combination of social equality, healthy ecosystems, and good organizational governance.

This course will provide an executive-level overview of CSR (also known as ESG or Sustainability) and will touch on what you need to know to ensure your organization is not only protected from CSR risks, but positioned to take advantage of CSR-related opportunities.

This course will help participants understand CSR terminology, see how the various pieces fit together, and have a functional understanding of what you need to do in your organization.

One Day Executive Overview of ISO Concepts

Organizations worldwide that have adopted and implemented ISO 9001. Organizations implementing ISO 9001 report improved profit, lower employee turnover, better than national performance average on benchmark indicators, and improved effectiveness and efficiency. SRI has organized this training module to provide information that will assist your organization in developing and implementing policies and procedures to satisfy the ISO 9001:2015 Standard.

The ISO 9001 quality management system standard is recognized as the global benchmark for organizations that want to provide their customers with the assurance that they will receive quality products and services. This course will help organizations provide an overview of management of major concepts, the current draft version of the standard, and best practices for implementing and maintaining a management system. Executives, managers and quality professionals should consider attending this valuable one day overview class.

Corporate Responsibility

Concerns from and for customers, workforce, stakeholders, communities, and governments, as well as our resources and climate, have brought about a demand for transparent and socially-responsible practices and initiatives within organizations. Companies failing to consider their impact on the planet and their people will fall behind their competition as it becomes the standard.

It is simply not enough to maintain operational efficiency in business today. Organizations have a duty to recognize and address global causes for concern. Contributing to sustainable development is the main objective of Corporate Social Responsibility. This overarching goal is recognized by a combination of social equality, healthy ecosystems, and good organizational governance.

This course will provide an executive-level overview of CSR (also known as ESG or Sustainability) and will touch on what you need to know to ensure your organization is not only protected from CSR risks, but positioned to take advantage of CSR-related opportunities.

This course will help participants understand CSR terminology, see how the various pieces fit together, and have a functional understanding of what you need to do in your organization.

Risk Management

Every organization, no matter how large or small, knowingly and unknowingly considers risks and makes both formal and informal efforts to mitigate or accept risks. In a world full of uncertainties, systematically addressing and managing risk is critical to the economic performance and professional reputation of your organization. With ISO 31000, an organization can compare their risk management processes with an internationally recognized benchmark to achieve a robust framework for effective risk management and corporate governance. This training fosters networking and collaboration of people with different backgrounds opening the door to innovative thinking. To each training, we bring industry experience, value-added contributions, and trainers that have a practical understanding of your organization. The result: effectiveness, efficiency, satisfaction, and a valuable relationship you can rely on to achieve your success.

This course provides an overview of the ISO 31000 standard and how it can be used to help strengthen your current quality management system through application of risk management concepts, no matter which standard you are certified to. This one day class will include some practical examples and offer some workshops to give students an opportunity to practice use of risk management techniques. While designed for beginners to the subject, many former students return to refresh their skills and catch up on the latest risk management.

LEED Project Executive Overview

In the larger picture of sustainability, the built environment is a component that can have a significant impact on your organization’s overall CSR Plan. By pursuing Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Certification for your new and existing facilities, your company is affirming that you are conscious of the impact your buildings have on the planet and that you are enhancing your facilities to minimize that impact.

The LEED Certification program is a third-party review process that allows owners of eligible buildings to pursue certification based on the sustainable attributes of the building and site. LEED certification is an official recognition that your building meets the requirements of the United States Green Building Council’s LEED Rating Systems.

The LEED Project Executive Overview will introduce you to the key components of the LEED and provide an overview of the certification process to enable your organization to make an informed decision regarding pursuing LEED certification.

LEED Project Certification Kick-off

Now that you have decided to pursue LEED certification, the next step is to register and kickoff your project. Assembling your team and identifying your LEED goal early will also help you evaluate choices throughout the certification process with the most impact at the lowest cost.

The decision to pursue LEED certification does not need to be complicated or expensive if your team is proactive and informed. Documenting the sustainable strategies implemented by your project is an important part of LEED certification. Knowing how to efficiently navigate this process will reduce your costs by reducing delays and saving time.

This course will walk you through the project documentation and review process from registration to certification, highlighting nuances that are commonly missed or misunderstood across LEED projects as seen by LEED Reviewers.

LEED Project - Documenting Integrative Process, Sustainable Sites, and Location & Transportation Credits

As a part of a LEED project team, you will be responsible for documenting your project in order to submit for review and ultimately, to achieve LEED certification. There are seven credit categories in the LEED Rating systems from which you can document criteria and attempt points. In each of these categories, there are prerequisites or credits that are regularly submitted with documentation issues that can be easily avoided with a better understanding of the requirements.

This course focuses on the Integrative Process (IP), Sustainable Sites (SS), and Location and Transportation (LT) credit categories.

LEED Project Tips - Documenting the Water Efficiency Category

As a part of a LEED project team, you will be responsible for documenting your project in order to submit for review and ultimately, to achieve LEED certification. There are seven credit categories in the LEED Rating systems in which you can document criteria and attempt points. In each of these categories, there are prerequisites or credits that are regularly submitted with documentation issues that can be easily avoided with a better understanding of the requirements.

This course will focuses on the Water Efficiency (WE) category.

LEED Project Tips - Documenting the Energy and Atmosphere Category

As a part of a LEED project team, you will be responsible for documenting your project in order to submit for review and ultimately, to achieve LEED certification. There are seven credit categories in the LEED Rating systems in which you can document criteria and attempt points. In each of these categories, there are prerequisites or credits that are regularly submitted with documentation issues that can be easily avoided with a better understanding of the requirements.

This course focuses on the Energy and Atmosphere (EA) category.

LEED Project Tips - Documenting the Indoor Environmental Quality and Innovation Categories

As a part of a LEED project team, you will be responsible for documenting your project in order to submit for review and ultimately, to achieve LEED certification. There are seven credit categories in the LEED Rating systems in which you can document criteria and attempt points. In each of these categories, there are prerequisites or credits that are regularly submitted with documentation issues that can be easily avoided with a better understanding of the requirements.

This course focuses on the Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ) and Innovation (IN) categories.

LEED Project Tips - Documenting the Materials and Resources Category

As a part of a LEED project team, you will be responsible for documenting your project in order to submit for review and ultimately, to achieve LEED certification. There are seven credit categories in the LEED Rating systems in which you can document criteria and attempt points. In each of these categories, there are prerequisites or credits that are regularly submitted with documentation issues that can be easily avoided with a better understanding of the requirements.

This session will focus on the Materials and Resources (MR) credit category.

Documentation, Interpretation and Implementation

Having certification can help your organization improve profits, lower employee turnover, perform better than national performance average on benchmark indicators, and improve effectiveness and efficiency. This classic classroom training fosters networking and collaboration of people with different backgrounds opening the door to innovative thinking. To each training, we bring industry experience, value-added contributions, and trainers that have a practical understanding of your organization. The result: effectiveness, efficiency, satisfaction, and a valuable relationship you can rely on to achieve your success.

These courses provide information that will assist you with understanding what to document, how to document and what type of documentation is needed in accordance to the standard. This class also provides a walk-through of the standard as well as point out major requirements and offer commentary on how to successfully implement them. Opportunities to use the standard to improve your organization and offer final thoughts on implementation will also be identified.

The following standards are offered for this course:

  • ISO 9001
  • ISO 14001

Internal Auditing

Having certification can help your organization improve profits, lower employee turnover, perform better than national performance average on benchmark indicators, and improve effectiveness and efficiency. This training fosters networking and collaboration of people with different backgrounds opening the door to innovative thinking. To each training, we bring industry experience, value-added contributions, and trainers that have a practical understanding of your organization. The result: effectiveness, efficiency, satisfaction, and a valuable relationship you can rely on to achieve your success.

This course provides information that will assist you in developing and implementing an internal audit program within your organization that meets the requirements of the standard. This class utilizes student interaction, handouts and case studies to help you gain a greater understanding of the standard and auditing concepts to implement a successful management system. It will also cover the requirements for risk and risk management. While designed for beginners to the subject, many former students return to refresh their skills and catch up on the latest auditing approaches.

The following standards are offered for this course:

  • ISO 9001
  • ISO 9001 and ISO 20000
  • ISO 9001, 14001 and 45001
  • ISO 14001
  • ISO 27001
  • ISO 45001
  • AS 9100
  • IATF 16949

Advanced Internal Auditing

Having certification can help your organization improve profits, lower employee turnover, perform better than national performance average on benchmark indicators, and improve effectiveness and efficiency. This training fosters networking and collaboration of people with different backgrounds opening the door to innovative thinking. To each training, we bring industry experience, value-added contributions, and trainers that have a practical understanding of your organization. The result: effectiveness, efficiency, satisfaction, and a valuable relationship you can rely on to achieve your success.

This course provides information that will assist you in developing and implementing an internal audit program within your organization that meets the requirements of the standard. This class is designed to provide your ISO project team with an understanding of requirements and offer development and deployment strategies that will assist in effectively implementing a management system. It addresses important issues of development including documentation requirements and deployment approaches such as risk management, management of change, management of external providers of products and services, management review, internal audits, and corrective action. It will also cover how to correct nonconformities.

The following standard is offered for this course:

  • ISO 9001

Root Cause and Corrective Action

Many companies have experienced problems in the work place, and root cause is the underlying reason for that problem. Learning how to identify the cause of a problem, how to solve it, and how to prevent that problem from happening again can greatly benefit any organization by saving money and time in the future. This training fosters networking and collaboration of people with different backgrounds opening the door to innovative thinking. To each training, we bring industry experience, value-added contributions, and trainers that have a practical understanding of your organization. The result: effectiveness, efficiency, satisfaction, and a valuable relationship you can rely on to achieve your success.

This practical, interactive, one day course is designed to provide quality professionals with an understanding of the processes and techniques that lead to root cause analysis and effective corrective action. The course presents the context and the tools for determining the root cause of nonconformances which will allow for the implementation of effective corrective action. Presented through case studies and group workshop exercises, this course will strengthen your ability to take the fundamental step for continual improvement. While designed for beginners to the subject, many former students return to refresh their skills and catch up on the latest risk management.

Transition Course to New Standard

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) aims to ensure worker safety and health in the United States. In March 2018, the International Organization for Standardization published ISO 45001:2018 – Occupational Health and Safety Management System Requirements. This international standard will give organizations a framework to improve employee safety, reduce workplace risks and create better, safer working conditions, all over the world. This training fosters networking and collaboration of people with different backgrounds opening the door to innovative thinking. To each training, we bring industry experience, value-added contributions, and trainers that have a practical understanding of your organization. The result: effectiveness, efficiency, satisfaction, and a valuable relationship you can rely on to achieve your success.

This course provides information that will assist you in converting your organization’s OHSAS 18001 management system to the new ISO 45001 standard. This one day class will review the standard, clause by clause, as well as utilizing student interaction and handouts, all to help you gain a greater understanding of the standard. The course also integrates risk identification and change management to create a dynamic OH&S system that keeps pace with organizational changes.

The following course is offered for this course:

  • ISO 45001

Rules 5th Edition

The IATF 16949 standard is the first edition of the automotive quality management system standard and is now a separate standard from ISO 9001:2015, which still remains the base requirements for IATF registration. In addition to the IATF 16949:2016 technical standard, the IATF established a governing document called “Rules for Achieving and Maintaining IATF Recognition.” The 5th Edition “Rules” were published and include criteria for the registrar, registrar audit process, auditor qualification, certification requirements, and expectations for the registering organization. The “Rules” mandate a two-stage process for registration. This classic classroom training fosters networking and collaboration of people with different backgrounds opening the door to innovative thinking. To each training, we bring industry experience, value-added contributions, and trainers that have a practical understanding of your organization. The result: effectiveness, efficiency, satisfaction, and a valuable relationship you can rely on to achieve your success.

The one day course is designed to provide an overview of the IATF 16949:2016 Rules 5th edition. It breaks down the standard, clause by clause, to further explain each section. Case studies are also used to further understanding of the topics. While designed for beginners to the subject, many former students return to refresh their skills and catch up on the latest auditing approaches.

Core Tools

The IATF 16949 standard is the first edition of the automotive quality management system standard and is now a separate standard from ISO 9001:2015, which still remains the base requirements for IATF registration. The Automotive Core Tools are very powerful methods to define, establish, understand and improve your manufacturing processes. IATF 16949 requires the use of the five tools; Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP), Failure Mode Effects Analysis (FMEA), Measurement Systems Analysis (MSA), Statistical Process Control (SPC) & Production Part Approval Process (PPAP). This training fosters networking and collaboration of people with different backgrounds opening the door to innovative thinking. To each training, we bring industry experience, value-added contributions, and trainers that have a practical understanding of your organization. The result: effectiveness, efficiency, satisfaction, and a valuable relationship you can rely on to achieve your success.

The two day course is designed to provide an awareness of the purpose and practical application of the Core Tools. The course reviews the relationship between the five core tools and their application within IATF 16949:2016. Starting with an examination of the AIAG reference manuals followed by instruction on the more common approaches, we then utilize workshops to provide hands on experience with each tool. While designed for beginners to the subject, many former students return to refresh their skills and catch up on the latest auditing approaches.

Internal Aduiting

Having certification can help your organization improve profits, lower employee turnover, perform better than national performance average on benchmark indicators, and improve effectiveness and efficiency. This training fosters networking and collaboration of people with different backgrounds opening the door to innovative thinking. To each training, we bring industry experience, value-added contributions, and trainers that have a practical understanding of your organization. The result: effectiveness, efficiency, satisfaction, and a valuable relationship you can rely on to achieve your success.

This course provides information that will assist you in developing and implementing an internal audit program within your organization that meets the requirements of the standard. This class utilizes student interaction, handouts and case studies to help you gain a greater understanding of the standard and auditing concepts to implement a successful management system. It will also cover the requirements for risk and risk management. While designed for beginners to the subject, many former students return to refresh their skills and catch up on the latest auditing approaches.

The following standards are offered for this course:

  • AS 9100
  • IATF 16949

Exemplar Global Certified Training - Coming Soon!

We will soon be offering Exemplar Global certified courses that follow the TPECS scheme. These courses will be competency-based training and a two-hour exam will be given at the end of each competency unit designed to demonstrate that attendees achieve the level of knowledge that is required for Exemplar Global personal certification. Any attendee who is deemed “competent” will receive a certificate of attainment and any attendee who is deemed “not yet competent” will receive a certificate of attendance and have a chance to retake the exam.

The following courses will be offered in this scheme:

  • ISO 9001 Quality Management System (QM – 2 days)
  • Management Systems Auditing ( AU – 1 day)
  • Lead Auditor ( TL – 1 day)

Built Environment

If you are looking for Built Environment training, click the link to download a copy of iQ Training’s recommended training plan.

iQ TRNG PLAN Built Environment

Business Sustainability

If you are looking for Business Sustainability training, click the link to download a copy of iQ Training’s recommended training plan.

iQ TRNG PLAN Business Sustainability

Experienced or Looking to Transition to a New Standard

If you are experienced and or looking to transition an existing system to an updated standard, please use the link below to follow iQ Training’s recommended training plan.

iQ TRNG PLAN Experienced

ISO Management Systems

If you are new to ISO Management systems and are looking for a training plan, click the link to download a copy of iQ Training’s plan.

iQ TRNG PLAN New

Lead Auditor

If you are looking for Lead Auditor training, click the link to download a copy of iQ Training’s recommended training plan.

iQ TRNG PLAN Lead Auditor

Sector Specific: IATF 16949 (Automotive) or AS 9100/9120 (Aerospace)

If you are looking for the Automotive Standard or Aerospace and the recommended training for that standard, please use the link below to download iQ Training’s recommended training plan.

iQ TRNG PLAN IATF

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