Workshops and Registration

Lean Fundamentals Classroom Photo August 2016The Denver Health Lean Academy provides numerous Lean tools and systems workshops to support you. More courses are scheduled to be added over time, so please come back often to stay up-to-date on their launch and new course dates. Below are 2018 DHLA new course descriptions, dates and fees.

Full Immersion

5 day, $3500 | July 16-20, August 13-17, September 17-21, October 15-19, November 12-16

During this 5-day interactive simulation you will journey through all levels of a lean management system from the frontline to the board room. 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. Finally, you will learn to coach and grow your teams to be lean thinkers who strive for operational excellence. Register Now

Foundations and Management (Bundle A)

3 day, $2,250 | July 16-18, August 13-15, September 17-19, October 15-17, November 12-14

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. Register Now

Management and Coaching (Bundle B)

3 day, $2,250 | July 18-20, August 15-17, September 19-21, October 17-19, November 14-16

In this three day interactive simulation, you will learn and apply fundamental lean principles by leading a team through improvement work while supporting daily operations. Learn to how to effectively connect daily work with organizational strategy, make improvements and hold the gains. You will learn to coach and grow your teams to be lean thinkers who strive for operational excellence. Register Now

Foundations (Independent Session A)

2 day, $1,500 | July 16-17, August 13-14, September 17-18, October 15-16, November 12-13

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 Register Now

Lean Management Systems (Independent Session B)

1 day, $750 | July 18, August 15, September 19, October 17, November 14

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 ineractive 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. Register Now

Coaching for Continuous Improvement (Independent Session C)

2 day, $1,500 | July 19-20, August 16-17, September 20-21, October 18-19, November 15-16

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 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 CoachingRegister Now

Lean Analytics

2 day, $1,500 | May 15-16, July 24-25, September 25-26, November 27-28

Lean Analytics is an interactive course intended to help you understand process improvement, how to use data visuals to effectively tell your story, and which 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/ChartsRegister Now

Executive / Senior Leader Site Visit

1 day, $950 | June 26, August 7, October 9, December 11

Designed for executives and senior leaders to experience the lean journey and culture at Denver Health, your site visit can be customized to include field trips to operational areas where you can observe lean in action.  Come with questions and gain valuable insights through interactive sessions with lean practitioners at the executive, management and front line level.  

Sample Agenda: Gemba Walks to Operational Area, Lean Leader Panels, Q & A with Executives, Overview of the Lean Journey at Denver HealthRegister Now

Lean Management Systems for Senior Leaders

1/2 day, $750 | June 27, August 8, October 10, December 12

This half-day workshop is facilitated by Denver Health executives. You will inspired and challenged as you learn about lean leadership and the importance of your role in your own self-development. This course has a pre-workshop assignment provided to you upon registration that will enhance your learning.

Key Concepts: Lean Transformation Framework, Lean Leader Behaviors, Leader Standard Work, Coaching and Mentoring, Integration of Improvement into Daily Operations, Alignment of Business to Strategy and Mission.  Register Now

Executive Site Visit and Senior Leader Lean Workshop Combination

1.5 days, $1,700 | June 26-27, August 7-8, October 9-10, December 11-12

Executives and leaders that join us for a customized Site Visit combined with the Senior Lean Leader Workshop will get the ultimate Lean learning experience.  Spend a day and a half with our leaders and executives and accelerate your organization’s Lean journey through an interactive experience where you get insight into Denver Health's lean culture at all levels of the organization. 

Sample Agenda: Gemba Walks to Operational Area, Lean Leader Panels, Q&A with Executives, Lean Journey at Denver Health Overview

Key Concepts: Lean Transformation Framework, Lean Leader Behaviors, Leader Standard Work, Coaching and Mentoring, Integration of Improvement into Daily Operations, Alignment of Business to Strategy and Mission.  Register Now