April 6, 2012 We are happy to announce that an agreement has been reached for the acquisition of the intellectual property rights to materials and products owned by Quality Minds, LLC of Charleston, South Carolina. President Stephen Deas founded Quality Minds in 1997. Since inception, Stephen has captured his 20+ years of organizational improvements lessons into an extensive catalog of workshops and online professional development courses. Late Thursday evening, Stephen & I signed an agreement allowing the rights for distribution and ownership of the Quality Minds series to be purchased by CMSi.
One of core strategies for CMSi's 2012 business plan is to further diversify offerings to existing and potential customers - both in the southeastern United States as well as internationally. The CMSi Advisory Board has challenged us to broaden our breath of SMEs (subject matter experts) as well as creating products that can be offered online. As a service organization, our primary target has been to add product options for our customers. Downloadable products will allow us to serve our customer-needs globally, day and night, via online training courses, templates and other tools.
A few online courses that will be made available for download in the coming weeks:
- ASQ Certification Prep Course for Certified Quality Engineers (CQE)
- ASQ Certification Prep Course for Certified Quality Auditors (CQA)
- ASQ Certification Prep Course for Certified Six Sigma Greenbelts (CSSGB)
- ASQ Certification Prep Course for Certified Six Sigma Blackbelts (CSSBB)
- Lean Concepts & Tools
- Process Mapping
- Problem Solving
We believe that the Quality Minds online series will be one of the major catalysts that takes CMSi to the next level both within the Charleston, SC region as well as globally.