Lean 101 (6 week series) starts April 23rd

Lean 101 (6 week series) starts April 23rd

Beginner~, Classes, Foundational~
Join us on a journey to discover the basic elements of lean principles and see the impact they make when you put them into practice. This course consists of six, one-hour classes focused on the foundational elements of lean. During this course, you will learn more about the history/background of lean, why these principles are important to creating a culture of excellence, standard work, 8 wastes, 5S, PDCA, and visual management. Each week will include instruction, discussion, and simulations followed by small project assignments between each class to help you practice the concepts in your own environment.Lean 101 is a beginning-level course that teaches participants the basic concepts of Lean Thinking. It is suitable for those who work in office or manufacturing environments and includes many real-world examples from a…
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TWI Job Instruction – Apr 29-May 2nd (2 spots left)

TWI Job Instruction – Apr 29-May 2nd (2 spots left)

Application~, Classes, Developing People~
Title: TWI Job Instruction (JI) Training Description: This four-day (~3.5 hrs/day) hands-on class teaches the process for creating effective Job Instructions.  Participants will learn this four-step method using a part or process they bring to the class.  They will walk away with a complete Job Instruction Breakdown sheet for the part/process of their choice. Date: April 29 - May 2, 2024 Time: 8am – 11:30am Location: Genentech Hillsboro Operations, 4625 NE Brookwood Pkwy, Hillsboro, OR 97124 Cost:  $450 per person Overview: The Training Within Industry (TWI) programs were developed in the United States sixty years ago and played a major role in boosting industrial production to the levels required to win the Second World War. After the war, they were introduced around the world and, most notably, are still in wide use in Japan today. The…
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Leader Standard Work – May 3rd

Leader Standard Work – May 3rd

Application~, Beginner~, Classes, Leadership~
Class Description It's time to learn and apply Leader Standard Work to your daily routine! The true purpose of leadership is to empower and develop your employees so they can achieve awesome things.  To accomplish this, you need a standard way of working that will allow you to maximize your efficiency and impact while fulfilling your most important duty to your people.As the whirlwind takes over our day, we quickly lose control of our priorities.  Once we fall into firefighting mode, our ability to improve and sustain processes and activities becomes secondary.  This is where Leader Standard Work (LSW) comes into play.  LSW is the foundation to creating new leadership habits that will allow you to spend more time listening to your team, developing your team’s problem-solving abilities, and sustaining…
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A3 Problem Solving – Feb 29th (& Mar 6th) – FULL

A3 Problem Solving – Feb 29th (& Mar 6th) – FULL

Application~, Classes, Developing People~, Igniting Innovation~, Intermediate~, Solving Problems~
In Person A3 Problem Solving Immersive Workshop This 2-part A3 Problem Solving workshop aims to equip participants with the skills to facilitate team problem solving using a structured approach that combines A3 problem solving with Liberating Structures. The objective is to unleash creativity and positive engagement among team members, essential for building a lean culture. Through hands-on practice and immersion in an 8-step A3 framework, participants will learn to walk through the A3 problem solving process while learning methods to involve people in the process through fun and creative activities. Objective: Learn to facilitate team problem solving by providing a little bit of structure to unleash a wealth of creativity and positive engagement. Purpose: Engaging associates in problem solving is key to building a lean culture. In particular, A3 problem…
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Leader Standard Work – March 8th (FULL – join waitlist)

Leader Standard Work – March 8th (FULL – join waitlist)

Application~, Beginner~, Classes, Leadership~
Class Description It's time to learn and apply Leader Standard Work to your daily routine! The true purpose of leadership is to empower and develop your employees so they can achieve awesome things.  To accomplish this, you need a standard way of working that will allow you to maximize your efficiency and impact while fulfilling your most important duty to your people.As the whirlwind takes over our day, we quickly lose control of our priorities.  Once we fall into firefighting mode, our ability to improve and sustain processes and activities becomes secondary.  This is where Leader Standard Work (LSW) comes into play.  LSW is the foundation to creating new leadership habits that will allow you to spend more time listening to your team, developing your team’s problem-solving abilities, and sustaining…
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Leader Standard Work – Feb 9th (FULL, join waitlist)

Leader Standard Work – Feb 9th (FULL, join waitlist)

Application~, Beginner~, Classes, Leadership~
Leader Standard Work: Creating your new leadership routine (online class) Class Description The February 9th class is full, but the waitlist is growing. Please let Jennifer know if you’re interested in this topic, we will likely hold another class in March. The true purpose of leadership is to empower and develop your employees so they can achieve awesome things.  To accomplish this, you need a standard way of working that will allow you to maximize your efficiency and impact while fulfilling your most important duty to your people.As the whirlwind takes over our day, we quickly lose control of our priorities.  Once we fall into firefighting mode, our ability to improve and sustain processes and activities becomes secondary.  This is where Leader Standard Work (LSW) comes into play.  LSW is the…
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Webinar: How You Lead Matters – Feb 21st

Webinar: How You Lead Matters – Feb 21st

Leadership~, Webinar
How You Lead Matters: Key elements to creating an engaged team We often encounter what seems to be a crisis in employee turnover, but in truth, it is a crisis of leadership. According to the Harris Poll Toxic Bosses Survey, a staggering 85% of American workers believe that having a respectful and nurturing manager would greatly enhance their engagement at work. Dan Shannon experienced this firsthand.  He was entrusted with the task of leading a customer service team that lacked engagement and experienced a high annual turnover rate of 40%.  The employees had been conditioned to think that their work was a job, not a career.  Furthermore, making mistakes and seeking assistance were viewed as a major inconvenience.  Dan used the upside-down pyramid philosophy of a servant leader to influence…
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