Lean Enterprise Institute Selected to Deliver Lean Training and Coaching in Washington State

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The training and coaching supports a state-wide effort to improve government operations through lean thinking and practice so agencies deliver more value to citizens.

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LEI’s insight and experience are invaluable to government organizations everywhere who are striving to deliver value over the long term.

Washington State’s Lean Transformation Services (LTS) office has selected the nonprofit Lean Enterprise Institute (LEI), a global leader in lean thinking and practice, to provide training, coaching, facilitation, and consulting services as part of LTS’s Government to Government (G2G) Lean Consulting program, LEI announced today.

The G2G Lean Consulting Program, managed by the Department of Enterprise Services (DES), offers its services through interagency agreements to state, county, and city governments as well as public-benefit nonprofit agencies.

“LEI’s experience with government and our approach to instilling lean thinking and practice in any organization aligns well with Washington’s lean government framework,” said John O’Donnell, LEI executive director. “LEI’s Lean Transformation Framework is based on the experience our leaders and faculty have developed over the past three decades working with Toyota and leading lean companies around the world. The LEI team, including Jim Womack and John Shook, were very pleased to work with Washington to help convey LEI’s point of view on lean thinking and organizational transformation and adapt our framework to meet the state’s needs.”

Darrell Damron, DES director of government consulting services, said, “LEI’s insight and experience are invaluable to government organizations everywhere who are striving to deliver value over the long term. By improving all the business of government using lean thinking guided by the components of the framework, government can deliver better value to the people it serves. We are proud to partner with LEI to help state and local government organizations.”

O’Donnell noted LEI’s team includes a former federal government executive and member of the Senior Executive Service, senior coaches working with state and federal agencies, and senior coaches located within the Seattle area who developed managers and leaders at Starbucks, hospitals and local business, including several Washington state agencies.

LEI’s learn-by-doing approach provides a variety of hands-on workshops and methods, covering executive coaching, leader development, lean management systems, value-stream improvement, and other lean concepts and tools to enhance the problem-solving capability of employees at every level. This approach transfers LEI’s expertise to build capability within organizations.

In addition to in-person training, LEI recently launched its first online course, Introduction to Lean Thinking, and plans to launch a second course on problem solving in the spring of 2018. To learn more, visit https://www.lean.org/Workshops/WorkshopDescription.cfm?WorkshopId=123

For more information on how LEI’s training and coaching services can help government agencies do more with less contact Deb McGee, learning activities manager, at dmcgee@lean.org or 617 871-2944.

To learn more about the Washington’s Government to Government Lean Consulting program contact Darrell Damron at Darrell.Damron@des.wa.gov

About the Lean Enterprise Institute
Lean Enterprise Institute Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit based in Cambridge, MA, with a mission to make things better through lean thinking and practice. Founded in 1997 by management expert James Womack, PhD, LEI conducts research, teaches educational workshops, publishes books and ebooks, organizes conferences, and shares practical information about lean thinking and practice. We support other lean initiatives such as the Lean Global Network, the Lean Education Academic Network, the Center for Lean Engagement and Research in Healthcare at the University of California Berkeley School of Public Health, and the Healthcare Value Network. Visit lean.org for more information.

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