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Auburn Technical Assistance Center

Process improvement assistance to enhance and grow your business.


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We prepare businesses to soar

Economic Impact
$22.7 Million 
economic impact for 2019

Great Satisfaction Rating
9.7 out of 10
client satisfaction rating

Increase in Profit
$1.4 Million in increased
sales for 2019 clients

Our Mission

Grow organizations to new heights by driving business practices to increase competitiveness through impactful coaching services

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Process Improvement Courses Organizational Development Courses Coaching Services

Process Improvement Courses

Auburn Technical Assistance Center's process improvement courses focus on developing a sustainable, problem-solving culture to maintain and improve daily operations. Coursework provides frameworks and techniques for project management and process improvement, while our interactive training teaches how to identify and reduce waste to save money, improve quality, and increase delivery.

Sigma Six Black Belt

Six Sigma Black Belt

Advance your analysis and project management skills for leading organizational improvement using the Six Sigma DMAIC process.

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Sigma Six Green Belt

Six Sigma Green Belt

Learn how and when to apply structured analysis and project management techniques for organizational improvement using the Six Sigma DMAIC process

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Sigma Six Yellow Belt

Six Sigma Yellow Belt

Gain a broad understanding of Lean, Six Sigma and quality tools

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Lean Leadership

Lean Leadership Boot Camp

Master proven leadership techniques for implementing Lean, managing culture change and developing continuous improvement through this series of classes

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Lean Healthcare Series

Lean Healthcare Series

Improve patient experience by learning and practicing Lean leadership techniques, principles and tools with specific examples from healthcare organizations

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Toyota Kata


Introduce two disciplined habits with Kata. Improvement Kata administers a scientific pattern for problem solving and Coaching Kata develops a leader’s skill to coach

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Daily management

Daily Management System

Lead and sustain Lean with a framework of strategic alignment, disciplined culture and operational transparency

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TWI Job Instruction Training

The first training module in understanding how to quickly train employees to do their jobs correctly, safely and conscientiously

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TWI - Job Relations Training

TWI Job Relations Training

The second training module in understanding how to quickly train employees to do their jobs correctly, safely and conscientiously

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Organizational Development Courses

ATAC's organizational development courses begin with the foundation of self-reflection followed by deepening interpersonal relationships. Progressing forward, courses enhance coaching skills to lead teams toward building a high performing organization. Organizational development emphasizes creating an optimal environment and enhancing workplace culture to sustain results aligned toward organizational vision.

Communication for Supervisors

Communications for Supervisors

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Organizational Development

Organizational Development Series

Adopt a well-rounded approach for countless situations with a combination of organizational development course concepts

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DiSC Communication

Increase communication effectiveness by gaining insight into your preferences and recognizing other preferred styles of communication

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Conflicts and difficult conversations

Conflict & Difficult Conversations

Learn a step-by-step approach to having those tough conversations with less stress and more success

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Emotional Intelligence

Emotional Intelligence

Master four core skills to improve personal and social competencies to manage behavior, navigate social situations and make decisions

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Servant Leadership

Servant Leadership

Implement the five core behaviors to create a work environment where your employees are motivated and inspired to deliver results

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Team Centered Leadership

Team-Centered Leadership

Utilize a model with actionable steps to overcome common hurdles and build a cohesive, effective team

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Team Building

Team Building

Develop through unique team exercises tailored to your organization’s needs to increase communication, efficiency and effectiveness

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Productivity Management

Productivity Management

Advance with a five-step process for personal productivity, a tool for managing your time and practical strategies for managing dreaded emails

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Coaching Event Options

On-site facilitation, training and consulting services from ATAC ensure your team is moving forward with a calculated, results-focused and customized strategy.

Project Coaching

Project Coaching

Tackle a new challenging project of your choice with mentoring from an ATAC expert

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strategy deployment

Strategy Deployment

Facilitate a seven-step system to translate your organization’s strategic plan into tangible and measurable objectives for achieving a sustained competitive advantage

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Kata Immersion Week

Implement a problem-solving story board leading to running multiple experiments and coaching cycles using real organizational challenges

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Kaizen Event

Guide a cross functional team with an aggressive scope to implement one or more Lean tools

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Value Stream mapping

Value Stream Mapping

Achieve a desired future state by understanding a current state and developing an actionable implementation plan using Lean principles and tools

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TWI Job Instruction

Understand how to maintain optimal work relationshipsto and quickly train employees to do their jobs correctly, safely and conscientiously

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Meet the Team

Hank Czarnecki

Director of Auburn Technical Assistance Center

Hank Czarnecki has more than 20 years experience facilitating continuous process improvement (kaizen) events and is a NIST Qualified Lean Manufacturing Trainer.

Hank Czarnecki
office: 1.334.844.3838
cell: 1.334.524.2103


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David Hicks

Professional Engineer
Auburn University Outreach Faculty

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Amanda Richter

Outreach Programs Coordinator 
office: (334) 844-4271
cell: (334) 758-1349

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Rick Battye

Business Coach
(334) 329-0689

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