4 New Lean Management Workshops Headline the Lean Enterprise Institute’s Seattle Training Curriculum

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The new classes address coaching and implementing lean concepts in continuous improvement cultures. They are among 16 lean management training sessions set for April 14-17, 2015, in Seattle.


The Lean Product and Process Development workshop is based on the eponymous book.

The terms lean production, lean manufacturing -- or more correctly lean management -- refer to a complete business system.

The Lean Enterprise Institute (LEI) will run a program of 16 lean management workshops in Seattle, WA, April 14-17, 2015, on how to overcome the technical and cultural challenges of creating a continuous improvement culture based on lean principles, the Cambridge-based nonprofit announced today.

The workshops will run from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Seattle Airport Marriott. Tuition ranges from $800 to $2,400 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 training page at: http://www.lean.org/workshops/workshopcalendar.cfm?cureventid=195

The schedule is:

April 14

  • Improvement Kata / Coaching Kata
  • Key Concepts of Lean
  • Leading in a Continuous Improvement Culture: Coaching Problem-Solving Thinkers
  • Lean Leadership: Through the Transformation and Beyond
  • Lean Problem Solving
  • Lean Upstream

April 15

  • New! Lean Journey Self-Assessment Tool
  • Lean Product Development: Delivering New Products, Faster and Better
  • Standardized Work: The Foundation for Kaizen

April 16

  • Managing Kaizen Events
  • Managing to Learn: The Use of the A3 Management Process
  • New! Step 3: Coaching for Development--Advanced Techniques for Humble Inquiry Questioning
  • Using Training Within Industry Techniques for Rapid Problem-Solving and Innovation
  • Value-Stream Mapping: a Methodology for Sustainable System Improvement

April 17

  • New! Step 4: Coaching for Development-- Facilitating Reflection for Learning and Improvement
  • New! Understanding Lean Transformation

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.

About the Lean Enterprise Institute
Lean Enterprise Institute Inc., is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit based in Cambridge, MA, with a mission to makes things better through lean thinking and practice. Founded in 1997 by management expert James P. Womack, PhD, LEI conducts research, teaches educational workshops, publishes books and ebooks, and runs conferences to advance lean thinking and practice around the world. We support 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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