Upcoming Workshops

Everyday Continuous Improvement

August 7, 2015; 8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.


Tired 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 for getting started implementing a continuous im¬provement system and process. Learn more »

Lean Manufacturing Champion

August 11, 2015 through January 19, 2016

$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. Class meets two full days per month for six months. Learn more »

Train-the-Trainer Hybrid

August 19, 2015; 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m.


This training development and delivery model will help increase your effectiveness and confidence as a trainer. Learn and practice the six-step Active Learning Model to develop high-energy, effective training sessions with measurable results. This course is being offered as a hybrid class with online pre-work followed by a one-day, eight-hour, hands-on skill development, practice, and feedback session. The purpose of the online work is to introduce the Active Learning Model concepts and allow more cycles of practice during the hands-on training day. Plan to spend between 1 to 1.5 hours to complete the on-line portion of the course. Learn more »

Data-Driven Decision Making

August 28, 2015; 8:30AM-12:30PM

Learn how to use data and metrics to move your organization to the next level. Get a better handle on how you’re doing by tracking appropriate data, displaying it visually, and checking it regularly. You can improve performance, increase accountability, and increase morale by using data effectively. Learn more»

Lean Office Champion

September 9, 2015 through February 17, 2016

$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. Class meets two full days per month for six months. Learn more »

Lean Office Overview

September 18, 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 »

Get More Done!

September 30, 2015; 8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.


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. Learn more »

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

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