Upcoming Workshops

Lean Manufacturing Champion

April 15 through October 21, 2015

$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

April 16 through October 22, 2015

$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 »

Effective Communication: Listening Skills

April 15, 2015; 8 a.m.–Noon


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 »

Lean Office Overview

April 23, 2015; 8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.


Through an office simulation, you will become familiar with Lean concepts, basic principles, and objectives. Whether you work in a service industry, education, government, or the office side of a manufacturing organization, you will see how Lean tools and techniques can help eliminate waste from processes and how you can begin a lean transformation within your organization. Learn more »

Running Effective Meetings

May 12, 2015; 8 a.m.–Noon


Do you feel like you spend more time sitting in pointless meetings than getting any real work done? Do you find yourself thinking you're having the same conversation in these meetings over and over again? If so, this training will help you to enhance your team or work group’s productivity through more focused and effective use of meeting time. Learn tools to effectively plan, conduct, and evaluate meetings. Learn more »

Call or e-mail (231) 995-2218 or vrumbach@nmc.edu with questions.

Lean Learning Consortium Event Schedule »