Upcoming Workshops

Value Stream Mapping Simulation

Friday, April 22, 2016; 8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.


This session introduces the tools of Value Stream Mapping which allow you to see the flow of value as you follow a product or service’s production path from “dock to dock” or “order to invoice.” You will learn how to identify and collect accurate data to draft a Current State Map, how to use Lean concepts to identify areas for improvement, and how to create a Future State Map. Learn more »

Effective Listening

Friday, April 29, 2016; 8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.


This course is designed for anyone who regularly works in a team environment including team members and leaders. Learn and practice effective listening skills including paraphrasing, reading non-verbal cues, demonstrating empathy, and asking open-ended questions. Learn more »

delegating effectively

FRIDAY, May 27, 2016; 8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.


Successful delegation not only streamlines workload and therefore increases time for essential leadership tasks, it also serves as an important employee development tool to build confidence and motivate staff. Learn more »

continuous improvement & problem solving

FRIDAY, June 3, 2016; 8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.


Frustrated of dealing with the same problems in your workplace over and over again? Have good people working in broken systems? Want to engage in continuous improvement, but don’t have the time? Learn some basic tools to start implementing a continuous improvement system and process. Learn more »

LEAN OFFICE Simulation

FRIDAY, June 10, 2016; 8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.


Participants will be introduced to the "8 wastes" and Lean principles used to reduce these wastes in an office setting. You will practice implementing these tools to improve the flow of value in an office simulation. Learn more »

Managing Conflict

FRIDAY, JUNE 24, 2016; 8:30 A.M.–12:30 P.M.


Beneficial for employees either leading and/or working in teams. Participants will use strategies to prevent unnecessary conflict; build collaborative agreements; determine when and how to intervene in an employee conflict; build trust, commitment, and accountability in teams; manage change; and address resistance effectively. Learn more »

5S Workplace Organization Simulation

FRIDAY, July 15, 2016; 8:30 A.M.–12:30 P.M.


A clean and organized work place impacts productivity, quality, attitudes, and safety. Learn how the discipline of the 5S’s (sort, set in order, shine, standardize, and sustain) can make a difference in your organization! Learn more »

Lean Manufacturing Champion

two Thursdays Every Month From August 11, 2016–January 19, 2017; 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

$3,500 per participant; add an additional person for half price.

Learn to cut waste and cost out of your process while earning certification as a Lean Champion. Deliverables: build internal capacity, facilitated Kaizen at your location, sustain continuous improvement, lean manufacturing simulation and project planning, facilitator and kata skills, problem solving, current and future state mapping with lean metrics, 5S workplace organization, cellular flow, kanban pull system, standard work and poke-yoke, SMED, and TPM. Learn more »

Lean Office Champion

Two Wednesdays Every Month From September 7, 2016–February 15, 2017; 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

$3,500 per participant; add an additional person for half price.

Build your organization’s internal lean capacity as a Lean Champion and learn how to facilitate continuous improvement projects in your workplace. This six-month training will include tools for facilitating change, seeing waste in current processes, building more effective teams, increasing productivity while reducing stress, and improving the quality of services or products delivered to your customer. Learn more »

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