Includes Lean Foundations, Lean Management Systems and Lean Coaching for Continuous Improvement
During this 4-day (5-day beginning June) interactive simulation you will journey through all levels of a lean management system from the frontline tools and practices to leadership commitments and behaviors that support a highly functioning lean management system. The immersion will provide you a strong foundation in lean principles and prepare you to advance a lean culture through leadership and coaching practices rooted in respect for people and a commitment to continuous improvement.
Thru May 2021, the Lean Foundations & Management Systems takes place in-person Monday and Tuesday. Beginning June 2021, Lean Foundations and Lean Management Systems take place in-person Monday-Wednesday. Lean Coaching for Continuous Improvement takes place virtually Thursday and Friday.
Course offering dates:
4-day: Jan 11-15, Feb 15-19, Mar 15-19, Apr 19-23, May 17-21
5-day: Jun 21-25, Jul 19-23, Aug 16-20
Course cost: thru May 2021 $2800, beginning June 2021 $3500
In this two day interactive simulation, you will learn fundamental lean principles and tools and then put them into practice! Starting at the frontline you will develop your knowledge of foundational tools and practices and then hone your skills to develop daily management systems to support a healthy improvement culture. Next you will step into a lean leader role and focus on leader expectations and behaviors that are at the core of a highly functioning lean management system.
Course offering dates: Jan 11-12, Feb 15-16, Mar 15-16, Apr 19-20, May 17-18
Course cost: $1500
Lean Foundations is the first step in your lean education. The course focuses on core Lean principles and tools. Through active learning and simulation, you will learn to put your customer first, and systematically problem solve to make your processes more efficient and effective. Your Lean foundation will empower you to improve quality, safety, and efficiency in your scope of work.
Key Concepts: Lean Waste, Continuous Improvement, Daily Management, Value Stream and Process Mapping, A3 Problem Solving, Standard Work, Visual Management
Course offering dates: Jun 21-22, Jul 19-20, Aug 16-17
Course cost: $1500
Lean Management Systems (LMS) challenges leaders to engage in the behaviors that pave the way to performance excellence. Enhance your knowledge of foundational lean principles and learn to lead a team through improvement work, support daily operations, and connect daily work with organizational strategy. Through interactive simulation and role playing, you will build a team of problem solvers who make improvements and hold the gains.
Key Concepts: Daily Management, Lean Leader Behaviors, Leading/Lagging Metrics, Gemba Walk, Leader Standard Work, Visual Management
Participant Tip: We recommended participants take the 2-day Lean Foundations course prior to, or in combination with, LMS. LMS builds on the principles, tools, and simulation in the 2-day Lean Foundations course.
Course offering dates: Jun 23, Jul 21, Aug 18
Course cost: $750
In this three-day interactive simulation, you will learn fundamental lean principles and tools and then put them into practice! Starting at the frontline you will develop your daily management techniques while simultaneously incorporating improvement work. Next you will step into a lean leader role and start to connect daily work with organizational strategy.
Course offering dates: Jun 21-23, Jul 19-21, Aug 16-18
This virtual course orients participants to foundational theory and engages learners to standard coaching approaches. Understand your personal behavioral preferences and maximize your strengths to be more effective in coaching your diverse team. The skills acquired in this class will provide you with an array of coaching skills across a 5-step coaching model and set you up for success to drive and sustain continuous improvement.
Key Concept: Coaching 5-Step Process, Questioning, Active Listening, Controlling your Mental Responses, Giving Feedback, Dealing with Difficult Behaviors, Coaching Lean Improvement
Participant Tip: It is helpful to have taken Lean Foundations and Management Systems prior to taking Lean Coaching
Course offering dates: Jan 14-15, Feb 18-19, Mar 18-19, Apr 22-23, May 20-21, Jun 24-25, Jul 22-23, Aug 19-20
Course costs: $1500
Lean Analytics is an interactive course that focuses on the key element of data and metrics in continuous improvement. You will gain knowledge and skills that help you leverage data, use data visuals to effectively tell your story, and select the appropriate data tools to use in a lean management system.
Key Concepts: Value Diamond, Visual Data Tools, Basic Statistics and Process Control, Data Analytics, Special and Common Cause Variation, Correlation and Causation, Systematic Sampling, Block Sampling, Stratification, Data Collection, Box Plots, Graphs/Charts
Course offering dates: Jan 26-27, Mar 24-25, May 25-26, Jul 28-29
Course cost: $1500
Interested in customizing Lean coaching and education for yourself or your organization? Please contact us to learn more about cost and availability. Phone: 855-888-5326 Email: email@example.com.
Lean A3 Problem Solving Virtual Workshop | 2 hours
The A3 is a foundational Lean tool providing an effective approach to problem solving. This two-hour interactive and hands-on virtual workshop will guide participants through the structure and methodology of the A3 and allow an opportunity to practice using a situation relevant to your work environment.
Key Concepts: A3 use & application, critical problem solving, sustainable solutions
Workshop dates: January 5th 10:00a-12:00p, February 1st 10:00a-12:00p, March 3rd 10:00a-12:00p MST | Workshop cost: $125
Lean Process Mapping Virtual Workshop | 2 hours
Process mapping is a powerful tool that illustrates how work is or can be done, enabling teams to improve communication, develop shared understanding, and identify opportunities for process improvement. This two-hour virtual workshop will enable you to develop process maps effectively to support process improvement work.
Key Concepts: Process maps, basic and swim-lane formats, level of detail or altitude, improvement work support
Workshop dates: January 19th 1:00p-3:00p, February 23rd 10:00a-12:00p MST | Workshop cost: $125
Lean Daily Management Virtual Workshop | 2 hours
Daily management creates a system that enables participants to deliver customer value through proper support and leadership to those who are closest to the process (frontline staff, process owners, customers). This two-hour workshop will acquaint participants with the power of daily management through a virtual business environment and role play.
Key Concepts: Daily Management Boards aka Visual Management Boards (VMB), Huddles, Leader Standard Work (LSW), Balanced Key Performance Indicators
Workshop dates: New dates coming soon! | Workshop cost: $125