Courses and Registration

Lean Fundamentals Classroom Photo August 2016

About Lean Academy Courses

The Denver Health Lean Academy provides numerous Lean tools and systems courses 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 course descriptions, dates and fees.

Attention Academy attendees:

For the immediate future, the Denver Health Lean Academy has adapted our Lean Foundations and Lean Management System offerings to fit into a combined 2 day offering in response to the need for social distancing measures and to reduce exposure risk. With the exception of some hands on simulation learning, the content of Lean Foundations and Lean Management Systems can now be accessed by signing up for Lean Foundations today!

 

Full Immersion (includes Lean Foundations, Lean Management Systems and Lean Coaching for Continuous Improvement)

Sep 14-18, Oct 19-23, Nov 16-20 | 5 days, $3500

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.

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Lean Foundations and Lean Management Systems (Bundle A)

Sep 14-16, Oct 19-21, Nov 16-18 | 3 days, $2250

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.

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Lean Management Systems and Lean Coaching for Continuous Improvement (Bundle B)

Sep 16-18, Oct 21-23, Nov 18-20 | 3 days, $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.

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Lean Foundations (Independent Session A)

Sep 14-15, Oct 19-20, Nov 16-17| 2 days, $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

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Lean Management Systems (Independent Session B)

Sep 16, Oct 21, Nov 18| 1 day, $750

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.

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Lean Coaching for Continuous Improvement (Independent Session C)

Sep 17-18, Oct 22-23, Nov 19-20 | 2 days, $1500

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

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Lean Analytics

Sep 22-23, Nov 10-11 | 2 days, $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

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Lean Site Visit for Executive/Senior Leaders

Oct 13, Dec 8 | 1 day, $950

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 Health

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Lean Management Systems for Senior Leaders

Oct 14, Dec 9 | 1/2 day, $750

This half-day workshop is facilitated by Denver Health executives. You will be 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. 

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Lean Executive/Senior Leader Site Visit and Lean Management Systems for Senior Leader Combination

Oct 13-14, Dec 8-9 | 1.5 days, $1500

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.

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A3 Problem Solving Virtual Workshop

Sep 16 10:00a,-12:00pm MDT | $100

The A3 is a foundational Lean tool providing an effective approach to problem solving. This 90-minute 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

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Process Mapping Virtual Workshop

Sep 10 11:00am-1:00pm MDT | $100

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 90-minute 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

 

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Daily Management Virtual Workshop

Sep 22 9:00am-11:00am MDT | $100

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 Indicator

 

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