Lean Leadership Skills Addressed at Lean Management Workshops in Seattle

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The 11 training sessions from the nonprofit Lean Enterprise Institute also cover problem solving, value-stream mapping, strategy deployment, basic lean principles, and other concepts.


Value-stream mapping, as explained in Learning to See, is one of the workshops at the Seattle training event.

LEI publishes the Lean Post blog and a weekly newsletter of case studies, articles, and educational resources for the Lean Community.

A curriculum of 11 lean management workshops set for June 17-20, 2014, in Seattle will help managers develop the new leadership skills needed in a company culture based on lean continuous improvement, the Lean Enterprise Institute announced today.

The curriculum, designed for continuous improvement professionals, line managers, change agents, and function heads, covers fundamental as well as more advanced lean management skills and concepts.

The workshops will run from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Seattle Airport Marriott, 3201 South 176th Street, Seattle, WA. The schedule is:

June 17th
-Lean Leadership: Thru the Transformation and Beyond
-Problem Solving to Align Purpose, Process and People
-Change Agent Skills for Lean Implementation Leaders
-Key Concepts of Lean

June 18th
-Leader Standard Work
-Improvement Kata Experience

June 19th
-Leading in a CI Culture
-Visual Management
-Value-Stream Mapping
-Gemba Walks
-Managing to Learn

Tuition ranges from $800 to $1,600 and includes all workshop materials, breakfast, lunch, and snacks each day. Information about course content, instructors, discounts, and how to register are available by calling (617) 871-2900, emailing the registrar at registrar(at)lean(dot)org or by visiting the Lean Education web at: http://www.lean.org/workshops/workshopcalendar.cfm?cureventid=178

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LEI publishes the Lean Post blog and a weekly newsletter of case studies, articles, and educational resources for the Lean Community at http://www.lean.org.

About the 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. Founded in 1997 by management expert James P. Womack, PhD, LEI 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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