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SAMI is known worldwide and we train between 50-450 students per year. Between 1994 and 2004 alone we taught 1,553 people (per an audit data review of April 2004). We give added value in every course we run with templates and other materials provided free (subject to our materials terms of service). If you are dealing with a class see our cancellation policy).The classes shown here are presently scheduled for open enrollment and you may register on-line. At your request, we also offer numerous "closed enrollment" classes each year (sponsored, semi-sponsored, semi-open). Below are the current "open enrollment classes available."

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Open Enrollment Spring - Summer 2010 Schedule Shown - contact us for closed request
(Closed or Limited Enrollment Classes are NOT listed)

VEVA Fundamentals and Use - 4.5 full days (VES, CEU)

June 7-11, 2010 M-F (space still available) - this is a general course covering. Manufacturing oriented attendees will be receive specific applications to meet the needs of manufacturing, process, and similar applications. (Includes lean, six sigma, and other value improvement processes relationships as applied in VE.) Construction / AE participants will receive information specific to those applications.
Held in Pittsburgh PA - mention you are a part of the SAMI VE LLC class for block room discounts.

July 19-23, 2010 M-F (space still available) - this is a general course covering. Manufacturing oriented attendees will be receive specific applications to meet the needs of manufacturing, process, and similar applications. (Includes lean, six sigma, and other value improvement processes relationships as applied in VE.) Construction / AE participants will receive information specific to those applications.
Held in Oklahoma City OK - mention you are a part of the SAMI VE LLC class for block room discounts.

August 2-6, 2010, M-F (space still available) - this course will be taught specifically to meet the needs of manufacturing, process, and similar applications. Includes lean, six sigma, and other value improvement processes relationships as applied in VE.
Held in Lexington MA - mention you are a part of the SAMI VE LLC class for block room discounts.

Early online class material access is included. You may elect to take an exam at the conclusion of the class

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A Fundamentals course is also available online

 

Value Engineering for
the Federal Government Agency Executive Level
(VES, CEU)

June 21-22, 2010 Sa-Su (Washington DC)

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Building the High Performing Team - VSTL - Facilitation Techniques (VES, CEU)

June 16-18, 2010 W-F Held in Pittsburgh PA

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(You may want to see our new on-line presentation for manufacturing executives and management introduction.)

Executive and Manager (VES, CEU)

June 14-16, 2010 (Mon-Wed)
near Franklin (near Pittsburgh) PA
(space is available). This is a very special class for high to middle level managers only. This will be taught only as a part of our SAMI VE LLC training facility retreat operations and the class below. This is nearly a one on one course activity and space is very limited.

Early online class material access is included

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Executive and Manager Program Operations (VESI, CEU)

June 24-27, 2010 (Th-Su)
near Franklin (near Pittsburgh) PA
(space is available). This is a very limited class for high to middle level managers only. This will be taught only as a part of our SAMI VE LLC training facility retreat operations. This is nearly a one on one course activity and space is very limited.

Early online class material access is included

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Value Engineering Change Proposal and the Contracting Officer (VES, CEU)

May 31-Jun 1, 2010 M-Tu (space available near Pittsburgh PA Airport)

Early online class material access is included

VECP course is also available online

Profiting from the Value Engineering Change Proposal (VES, CEU)

March 11-12, 2010 th-Fr (space available near Oklahoma City OK Airport)

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Most open enrollment (non-corporation sponsored) classes are located as noted. (Please note: SAMI has also arranged for attendees to get their lodging at our classes up to 40% or more off the standard rates.)

New! Every attendee to a physical course that also has an online version is given an access code to study the material before the class and reviewing for 6-month or more after the scheduled class. [Cancellation Policy] We also offer reduced cost physical course options for those who completed an online course.

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Fundamentals and Use 40 hour Workshop Class.
We offer three versions of this class. A construction specific course, a manufacturing specific course, and a generic course.

Where.
Exact locations are posted on this site through the links provided in the summary at the top of the page.
Special pricing for each locations are made at the center specified. Most locations offer access through standard transport means.

When.
See above schedule. Thids class is required to be a minimum of 5 days, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. each day.

Hotel,  varying rates depending on the locations and type of accommodations you select. Mention you are in the SAMI Training block for course discounts.

Course Description.
Un general, the course itinerary includes: value job plan; overcoming limitations that make good decisions difficult, use of high value processes, rapid decision-making processes, incorporating lean tools, understanding the meaning and importance of value and using a value-basis in decisions, how human behavior can affect results and ways to meet the challenge, use, review, and application of the Value Method job plan, identifying high return activities through the selection and analysis phases of the job plan, balancing the value study team composition, generating high-performing team results, making the most of timing of application, application of each intermediate step in the phases, application exercises, and industry examples of use. The manufacturing specific class includes modules on value walk throughs, lean technologies, six sigma, value breakdowns, and other manufacturing applications of the value improvement process. Each course participant receives a Fundamentals and Use resources package that includes Value Method templates, books, and other materials worth about $400 and access to the online class (a $650 value).

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Manager Class.
Executive and Manager Introduction and Review, 15-hours.

Where.
Exact locations for the specific locations are posted on this site through the links provided in the summary at the top of the page.

When.
As shown on schedule. Class is typically 2-day, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Should plan to attend second portion below if you are setting up a program and a plan of action for your organization.

Costs.
Class, $2450 per student
Hotel, none to varying rates depending on the type of accommodations and amenities you select.

Course Description.
This is an executive manager class that is taught on a one-on-one basis and your will have access to a value consultant throughout the class. Participants learn what the process is, how it is applied within an organization, how to measure its performance and results, when they should recommend its application, how to ensure they get the results desired, and how it fits within other approaches. The resources, benefits, and support features that they will need to examine are discussed and practical examples are given and applied. The class is usually done as a part of a retreat effort.

Each course participant receives a Manager and Executive resources package that includes Value Method Executive and Managers Textbook, and Program templates, books, and other materials.

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Executive and Manager Program Operations.
Executive and Manager Program Operations, 21-hours.

Where.
Exact locations for the specific locations are posted on this site through the links provided in the summary at the top of the page.

When.
As shown on schedule. Class is usually 3-day, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


Hotel, varying rates depending on the location and type of accommodations and amenities you select.

Course Description.
This is a very special one-on-one manager class for people that are establishing or improving a value program for a medium to large organization. You will have nearly one-on-one access to a value consultant for three full days. Participants learn operational measurements and parameters, the program solutions matrix, reporting techniques, and value consulting operations. As a part of the activities, we usually generate a plan of action for the participant to use in their establishment of a program for their own organization. The resources, benefits, and support features that they will need to examine are discussed and practical examples are given and applied. The class is usually done as a part of a retreat effort.

Each course participant receives a Manager Operational Program resources package that includes Value Method Operating a Value Program Textbook, and Program templates, books, and other materials.

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Module II Class.
We have discontinued offering this course
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Facilitator Class.

Building the High Performing Team - VSTL - Facilitation Practices, usually 21-hour.

Where.
Exact locations for the specific locations are posted on this site through the links provided in the summary at the top of the page.

When.
See schedule. Class is typically 3-days, usually Wednesday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. each day. Additional evening social events will occur.

Hotel, varying rates depending on the type of accommodations you select.

Course Description.
The purpose of this course enhance facilitator, mediation, and team leader expertise. This particular course will highlight these dynamic and valuable practices as they relate to use of the value method, but the procedures taught are not limited to the value method. During the course, each participant will participate in sessions that use the learned techniques within their own team.

Subjects discussed include: the four phases that every team must go through to reach maximum performance, managing team interactions, understanding human behaviors, developing team cohesiveness, managing team activities, the principles of good/bad team leadership, team members "bill of rights," and overseeing and managing a team.  The itinerary includes the techniques of: keeping the team moving, managing and optimizing team composition, generating high-performing team results, helping teams overcome our own human limitations, preparation and organizing hints and procedures, dealing with difficult issues and team members, and human behavior.

People attending the course will obtain processes and techniques necessary to lead a team to a generate successful products and cohesiveness. Each course participant receives a VSTL/Facilitator resources package that includes Value Method VSTL and Program templates, books, and other materials worth about $300.

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Value Engineering for the Federal Government Agency Executive Level.
This is a course for executive level government agency heads about PL 104-106, how to meet the requirements as recommended in OMB A-131 and other regulations, and what the process can do for you and your organization. (Value Engineering, Analysis, Management, Value Engineering Incentive Clauses)

COCKTAIL PARTY PRE-BRIEFING
5:00-8:00pm Friday
Spouses are invited to this informal gathering
Enjoy light fare and VE video presentation

WORKSHOP
Saturday & Sunday
Public Law 104-106 requires the application of value engineering in all executive agencies. This 2-day weekend executive workshop assists in how to effectively manage your VE program.

We suggest people desiring to attend call directly to confirm as attendance is limited.




VECP for CO Class.

The Contacting Officer and the Value Engineering Clause, 6-hour to 24-hours, depending on course details.

Where.
Exact locations for the specific locations are posted on this site through the links provided in the summary at the top of the page.

When.
See schedule. Usual class is 1-3 days, usually 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. each day.

Hotel, varying rates depending on the type of accommodations you select.

Course Description.
The course is intended for the Contracting Officer, their technical representative, and others who receive, evaluate, or otherwise work with proposals submitted under the VE Incentive Clause. It applies to your CO training credits.

Subjects discussed include: identifying if the proposal is a valid VECP, time frame requirements and how to meet them, determining the issues and involvement required to review it within a brief time frame, the roles and issues that the Contracting Officer and others play, how to evaluate the cost and return for investment required for acceptance, and overseeing and managing the process.  Course itinerary includes: how to identify and avoid potential problems, techniques to select optimum review team composition, a typical and effective plan of action to meet schedules and other requirements, review of lessons learned about the VECP over the last 30-years, preparation and organizing hints and procedures, and practical practice and working sessions of various scenarios, and VECP tools and templates.

People attending the course will obtain the basic and advanced knowledge necessary to receive, evaluate, process, obtain the projected VECP cost savings, avoid generating legal difficulties, and meet their work performance requirements as they relate to the VECP. Each course participant receives a VECP resources package that includes VECP templates, books, and other materials worth about $40.

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Contractor VECP Class.

Profiting from the Value Engineering Clause, 6-hour to 30 hours.

Where.
Exact locations for the specific locations are posted on this site through the links provided in the summary at the top of the page.

When.
See schedule. Class is 1 to 3 days, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Hotel, varying rates depending on the type of accommodations you select.

Course Description.
The course is intended for the contractor staff who have a contract(s) with the Federal government, state governments, the many local governments, and private industry groups who use the Value Engineering Incentive Clause to reduce their costs and share the savings with the contractor. It is designed to help these contractors identify, submit, and obtain approval of proposals under these clauses.

Subjects include: contract rules, the right to have the clause included, identifying through value principles contract options that can benefit both the client and contractor which can use the clause, preparing the proposal, ensuring the proposal is a valid VECP, time frame requirements and how to meet them, determining the issues and involvement required, the roles and issues that the Contracting Officer and others play, how to evaluate the cost and return for investment required for acceptance, and overseeing and managing the process.  Course itinerary includes: how to identify and avoid potential problems, techniques to select proposals, a typical and effective plan of action , review of lessons learned about the VECP over the last 30-years, preparation and organizing hints and procedures, and practical practice and working sessions of various scenarios, and VECP tools and templates.

People attending the course will obtain the basic and advanced knowledge necessary to identify, generate, submit, obtain the projected VECP cost savings and associated contractor profit, avoid generating legal difficulties, and meet their work performance requirements as they relate to the VECP. Each course participant receives a VECP resources package that includes VECP templates, books, and other materials worth about $40. The three day class includes assistance generating a VECP for the participants organization.

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Project Study Class.

This is the class study course were a real project is studied for credit in certification and experience levels.

Where.
Exact locations for locations are posted on this site through the links provided in the summary at the top of the page.

When.
See schedule. Class is 3-day, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Hotel, varying rates depending on the type of accommodations you select.

Course Description.
Persons that have taken a Fundamentals class (on-line or physical), are getting experienced in facilitation, otherwise obtaining experience needed, or desiring to participate in a value study should take this class.

The course is intended for person who has a good working understanding of the process and is needing further experience. One or more of the participants provides a real project for the team to perform an actual study on. The group that provides the study obtains a real value study that they can use to profit their business. The class attendee gets credits for participating in a real value study which can then be used in certification efforts.



 



If these dates do not meet your timing needs, other unadvertised classes with limited enrollment at corporate sites may be available. While attendance at these is not usually permitted by the corporate sponsor, if desired, please feel free to contact us to find out if an option in one of these courses is available.


Locations:

Western Pennsylvania
The Comfort Inn Suites Conference Center is the typical location selected for training in western Pennsylvania. The Inn is about 3 miles east of the Pittsburgh Airport (Inn provides free shuttle to/from this airport only) and sits just off Business 60. We recommend you arrive by Sunday at the latest and do not plan to leave the conference sent earlier than 4 PM Friday. We recommend you consider staying the weekend to enjoy the local sites and entertainments - mention you are a part of the SAMI VE LLC class for block room discounts. The Inn is close to lots of shopping and amenities. A car is recommended if you wish to visit these. The address is 750 Aten Rd, Coraopolis PA, 412-494-5750.

We also often operate classes in the Rodeway Inn, 9404 University Blvd, Moon Township, PA, 412-299-3800 which is less than one mile from the airport. Registrants should please refer to your confirmation information for the correct Pittsburgh PA location for the class you are attending.

SAMI VE LLC Pennsylvania Training Center
Pennsylvania Training Center Some very special classes are held in the Polk PA Training Facility in a retreat operations on a one-on-one basis. This is for upper management and special cases only. During your stay you will be able to roam the 80 acres of our retreat and the more than 1200 acres of the nearby PA game lands. There are many water and trail recreations, and historic sites nearby as well. Training at this center includes a room at the retreat (a home environment overlooking the woods of western Pennsylvania). A rental car is required to access the facility and region.

Lexington, Massachusetts
Classes held in Massachusetts are held at the Lexington Quality Inn Hotel and Conference Center. The facility is only 20 miles from Boston is considered a commutable distance for many people working in Boston. The region has a lot of historical recreations nearby. Call hotel for airport to facility transportation recommendation. If you are located in the northeast region, this class location would be a good low cost choice for you as you can probably reach it with a short car trip - mention you are a part of the SAMI VE LLC class for block room discounts

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Classes held in Oklahoma are held at the Quality Inn Southwest Hotel and Conference Center. The facility is only 20 miles from our Oklahoma Offices in Norman and the University of Oklahoma; and about the 10 miles from the airport. The region has a lot of water recreations nearby. If you are flying in, a taxi is only about $10 and the shuttle is $10 for first person and $2 additional for each person in your group. A free shuttle is available M-F, call for availability. If you are located in the Texas, Kansas, Arkansas, and Oklahoma regions, this class location would be a good low cost choice for you as you can probably reach it with a short car trip (Dallas is only a couple of hours by Interstate) - mention you are a part of the SAMI VE LLC class for block room discounts.

Polk, PA 16342lorado
Quality Suites: Special pricing for Evergreen accommodations are made at the Quality Suites in Evergreen Colorado 303-526-2000 (special pricing applies, tell them you are attending a SAMI course). Several phone numbers and links in the Evergreen area for this and other lodging are listed below. A car is highly recommended. (Evergreen is just in the mountains about 20-miles west of Denver, Colorado and is less than an hour from about 7-ski areas!) Map of site available.



SAMI VE LLC (SAMI) is dedicated to helping our clients grow and get the best value. To do this SAMI uses proven, highly organized processes that generate innovations. In addition to other techniques, SAMI specializes in the use of Value Method procedures and "value studies." Depending on its application, the Value Method is often known as:

  • Value Engineering
  • Value Analysis
  • Value Management
  • Value Planning
  • Function Analysis

It is a powerful, creative, value-based decision-making process that has been used worldwide for over 60-years with tremendous success. Businesses and government agencies using the process save costs, and/or increase profits, by as much as billions of dollars every year. These results were often achieved while increasing product quality, usefulness, customer satisfaction, and other increases in essential product component requirement fulfillment. Most of these benefits are provided through the use of "value studies" using highly qualified facilitation services, and team members from the business sponsoring the study.


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