Includes Lean Foundations, Lean Management Systems & Lean Coaching for Continuous Improvement
During this 5-day 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.
Course offering dates: Sep 14-18, Oct 19-23, Nov 16-20
Course cost: $3500
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 knowledge of foundational tools and practices and then hone your skills to develop daily management systems to support an 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: Sep 14-16, Oct 19-21, Nov 16-18
Course cost: $2250
In this three day interactive simulation, you will hone your skills to develop daily management systems to support an 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. The 5-step improvement coaching cycle will round out this course to prepare you to coach and grow your teams to be lean thinkers who strive for operational excellence.
Course offering dates: Sep 16-18, Oct 21-23, Nov 18-20
Course cost: $2250
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: Sep 14-15, Oct 19-20, Nov 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: Sep 16, Oct 21, Nov 18
Course cost: $750
This 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 Lean Management Systems prior to taking Lean Coaching
Course offering dates: Sep 17-18, Oct 22-23, Nov 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: Sep 22-23, Nov 10-11
Course cost: $1500
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: Aug 12, Sep 16 | 10:00am-12:00pm Mountain Daylight Time | Workshop cost: $100
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: Sep 10 11:00am-1:00pm Mountain Daylight Time | Workshop cost: $100
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: Aug 27 1:00pm-3:00pm, Sep 22 9:00am-11:00am Mountain Daylight Times | Workshop cost: $100