Everyday Continuous Improvement
March 18, 2014; 8–11 a.m., $75 per person
Feeling frustrated by dealing with the same problems in your workplace over and over again? Feel like you have good people working in broken systems? Want to engage in continuous improvement, but you just don’t have the time? Come to this workshop to learn some basic tools for how to get started implementing a continuous improvement system and process. We’ll look at using visual management systems, metrics, and stand-up meetings to get some traction and momentum on improving your workflow.
Retail Food Safety
April 14, 2014; 8 a.m.–5 p.m., $395 per person
This class covers all aspects of food safety including the most accepted techniques to control food safety hazards called Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) and the Michigan Food Code.
HACCP Training & Certification
April 15 & 16, 2014; 8 a.m.–5 p.m., $695 per person
HACCP is a food safety management system that relies on process controls to minimize food safety risks in the food processing industry.
Principles of Internal Auditing of Restaurants
April 17, 2014; 8 a.m.–5 p.m., $395
This one-day course provides a full description of a comprehensive design for a food processing plant audit program.
Lean manufacturing simulation
June 13, 2014; 8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m., $99 per person
This introduction to Lean will answer the question, “What is Lean and how could I apply it in my organization?” Through a manufacturing simulation, you will become familiar with Lean concepts, basic principles, and objectives. You will also see how Lean tools and techniques help eliminate waste from processes and how you can begin a lean transformation within your organization.
Get more done: increase you productivity and reduce stress
July 10, 2014; 8:30–11:30 a.m., $99 per person
Would you like to reduce stress about everything going on in your life? Want to be able to make good decisions about the best thing to work on at this moment? What image does the phrase mind like water conjure up? If any of these sounds appealing, come learn about David Allen’s model of productivity and efficiency outlined in his best-selling book, Getting Things Done. In this class we will review the core principles in his book, strategies for implementing them, and how to use technology to complement his model. Get ready to start on a new path to effectiveness! Text included in price.
Lean office simulation
August 14, 2014; 12:30–4:30 p.m., $99 per person
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.
Continuous improvement for healthcare settings
August 20, 2014; 7:30–10:30 a.m., $99 per person
This four-hour training will provide a brief overview of continuous improvement principles based on the Toyota Production System including identifying and reducing waste, problem solving, and some basic process improvement tools. While the focus will be on how this principles and tools can be applied to healthcare clinical settings, several examples will be provided concerning how also to apply them to medical office processes, including patient registration and billing.