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CSSGB Certification.  Congratulations to Julie Mann, Senior Consultant at Beaird Group.  Last month she received a Six Sigma Green Belt (CSSGB) certification through ASQ.    The Six Sigma Green Belt operates in support of or under the supervision of a Six Sigma Black Belt, analyzes and solves quality problems and is involved in quality improvement projects.  Click here for more information about our Program and Project Management Offering.


Project Spotlight.

Client:  Not-For-Profit Youth Development Organization
Project:  Reducing costs and improving performance for a Chicago-based not-for-profit organization.  Our client was facing challenges balancing its budget: projected income was not expected to cover forecasted operating costs.  The client needed to identify a way to reduce costs, improve efficiencies and better position itself for future fundraising efforts. They turned to Beaird Group….read more.


Beaird Team in the Community.

Organization:  DuPage County Convalescent Center
Involvement:  The DuPage Convalescent Center provides quality long-term care as well as short-term rehabilitative services to DuPage County residents.  The center has a total of 360 beds, with approximately 80% occupied by Public Aid recipients.  Shay Olson, a Beaird Group consultant, has been a registered volunteer for the last 13 years.  She started by organizing groups from Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Naperville to assist with the worship services.  Most of the residents are wheelchair-bound so her group transports residents to and from  the worship services.  Shay continues to organize these groups each month and serves as a coordinator to recruit volunteers and provide information about the center.   Want to volunteer?  Click here for details. 


Organization:  DuPagePads
Involvement:  Sheila Sarovich – Senior Consultant at Beaird Group served as former Board President.  The solution to end homelessness is more complex than providing individuals with food and shelter.  Founded in 1985, DuPagePads is the largest provider of interim and permanent housing, coupled with support services in order to help individuals work toward becoming self-sufficient.  These vital support services enable the individuals we help to receive case management and life coaching, employment support such as GED courses and job coaching, as well as engagement with employers—effectively stopping the cycle of homelessness.  DuPagePads IS the solution to end homelessness—because when someone believes in you, everything can change.