Lean Enterprise Institute Announces 13 Lean Management Workshops for Minneapolis in September 2013

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The workshops will focus on fundamental lean concepts as well as the skills needed to support them.

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The workshops address fundamental lean concepts along with sessions on the management skills needed to support them.

The nonprofit Lean Enterprise Institute (LEI) will run a program of 13 lean management workshops in Minneapolis, MN, Sept. 17-19, 2013, that address fundamental lean concepts such as standardized work and kaizen, along with sessions on the management skills needed to support them, including coaching and how to lead in a company culture of continuous improvement.

The workshops will run from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Marquette Hotel, 710 Marquette Avenue, Minneapolis. The schedule is:

Sept. 17

-Improvement Kata Seminar         
-Key Concepts of Lean         
-Lean Problem Solving         
-Standardized Work: the Alien Spud Kaizen Challenge

Sept. 18    

-Coaching Skills for Lean Implementation Leaders
-Kaizen: The Culture of Continuous Improvement
-Leader Standard Work
-Optimizing Flow in Office and Service Processes

Sept. 19

-Leading in a Continuous Improvement Culture: Engaging and Coaching Problem Solving Thinkers    
-Managing Kaizen Events
-Managing to Learn: The Use of the A3 Management Process    
-The Lean Management System    
-Value-Stream Mapping: a Methodology for Sustainable System Improvement

Lean Workshop Tuition

One-day workshops are $800. Two-day workshops are $1,600. Prices include tuition, training materials, breakfast, lunch, and snacks each day. For complete details about course content, instructors, discounts, and to register, call 617- 871-2900, email registrar at lean dot org, or visit the workshop page.

Lean Community Resources

LEI offers a weekly newsletter with lean management news and resources such as case studies, webinars, interviews with executives on lean leadership, and archives of essays by authors and lean management thought leaders John Shook, LEI CEO, and Jim Womack, LEI founder.

What Is Lean?

The terms lean manufacturing, lean production, or lean management refer to a complete business system for organizing and managing product development, operations, suppliers, customer relations, and the overall enterprise that requires less capital, material, space, time, or human effort to produce products and services with fewer defects to precise customer desires, compared with traditional modern management.

Lean Enterprise Institute

Lean Enterprise Institute Inc., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit based in Cambridge, MA, makes things better through lean research, education, publishing, and conferences. Guided by a mission to advance lean thinking and practice around the world, LEI also supports other lean initiatives such as the Lean Global Network, the Lean Education Academic Network, and the Healthcare Value Network. Visit LEI at http://www.lean.org for more information.

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