Lean Enterprise Institute Launches 7 New Workshops for Starting and Sustaining Lean Transformations

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The new workshops address fundamental and advanced lean concepts for manufacturing and service companies.

http://www.lean.org/Workshops/WorkshopCalendar.cfm?cureventid=187

Lean management workshops teach managers and executives how to surface and solve problems to create a culture of continuous improvement.

The terms lean production, lean manufacturing -- or more correctly lean management -- refer to a complete business system for organizing and managing product development, operations, suppliers, customer relations, and the overall enterprise.

The nonprofit Lean Enterprise Institute (LEI) today announced that it has expanded its curriculum of lean management workshops with seven new sessions that show executives, managers, and continuous improvement professionals how to implement and sustain lean management systems, behaviors, and company cultures.

The seven sessions will debut in Miami, FL, January 26-29, 2015, as part of a comprehensive 17-workshop training curriculum.

The new sessions provide critical help with such issues as coaching, problem solving, leading teams, developing a model for the lean transformation, assessing the transformation’s progress, creating policies and practices for lean human resources, and applying lean concepts to office and service work.

The workshops will run from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Miami. Tuition ranges from $800 to $1,600 and includes all participant 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=187

The schedule is:

January 26, 2015
-NEW - Facilitation Skills for Leading Successful Teams
-Key Concepts of Lean         
-Lean Management System         
-Managing to Learn: The Use of the A3 Management Process         
-NEW - Step 1, Skills to Coach for Development: Recognizing Effective PDCA Problem Solving         
-NEW - Understanding Lean Transformation     

January 27
-Getting the Right Things Done     
-NEW - Lean Journey Self-Assessment Tool     
-NEW - People Systems: A Component of the Lean Management System (2-day)         
-NEW - Step 2, Skills to Coach for Development: Basic Techniques for Humble Inquiry Questioning         

January 28
-Change Agent Skills for Lean Implementation Leaders         
-Lean Leadership: Through the Transformation and Beyond         
-NEW - Practicing Lean Fundamentals in an Office Environment         
-Value-Stream Mapping: a Methodology for Sustainable System Improvement     

January 29
-Gemba Walks - A Management Process for Leading the Organization         
-Integrating Visual Management and Leader Standard Work
-Leader Standard Work

What is Lean?
The terms lean production, lean manufacturing -- or more correctly 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 human effort, less space, less capital, less material, and less time to make products with fewer defects to precise customer desires, compared with traditional management.

Toyota pioneered lean management as a complete business system after World War II. During the late 1980s, a research team headed by James P. Womack, PhD., at MIT’s International Motor Vehicle Program coined the term “lean” to describe Toyota’s system.

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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