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

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

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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Leader Standard Work – Jan 19th (FULL, join the waitlist)

Leader Standard Work – Jan 19th (FULL, join the waitlist)

Application~, Classes, Intermediate~, Leadership~
Leader Standard Work: Creating your new leadership routine (online class) The January 19th 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 February. 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…
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Lean Leadership Skills to Engage the Heart, Head, and Hands – Sept thru Dec 2023 (5, 1-day sessions)

Lean Leadership Skills to Engage the Heart, Head, and Hands – Sept thru Dec 2023 (5, 1-day sessions)

Application~, Classes, Developing People~, Intermediate~, Leadership~
A day in the life of a Leader can be challenging.  Leaders are faced with pressures from the business (quality, delivery, productivity) along with the often highly emotional demands of managing people.  Our people are the foundation and critical link to the success of your business. To be an effective leader, one must first develop an understanding of and a system for building and maintaining relationships (engaging the heart 💜).  Culture begins with us.  If we are not primed to emulate the core values and culture of our organization, we can’t expect our team members to consistently perform and respond to situations and problems in ways we expect by engaging their critical thinking skills (using their head 😊). Unleashed potential is a hidden gem within your team/organization. The leading indicator for…
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Virtual Tour: Kaas Tailored – Sept 11-14th

Virtual Tour: Kaas Tailored – Sept 11-14th

Application~, Developing People~, Leadership~, Learning Tours
Who is “Kaas Tailored”? We are a manufacturing facility located in Mukilteo, Washington. We want our workplace to be one of joy and learning, which is why we are committed to developing people through a culture of Continuous Improvement. To fund these efforts, we produce high-quality upholstered goods and provide design services to like-minded customers. What can be learned on the virtual tour? We want to help you answer the question, "Why should I bother learning about this?" Our method includes conversations with a variety of Kaas team members, in-depth training on the 7 wastes, and an intro to the improvement tools we use. You will experience team train, team clean, visual management tools, and Kaizen problem-solving. The day ends with 30 minutes of Q & A with Kaas leadership.…
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TWI Job Instruction – Aug 21-25th (Full)

TWI Job Instruction – Aug 21-25th (Full)

Application~, Classes, Developing People~
Reach out to join the waitlist! Title: TWI Job Instruction (JI) Training Description: This five-day (~3 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: Aug 21-25, 2023 Time: 8am – 11am Location: Milwaukee Electronics: 1140 NW 3rd Ave, Canby, OR 97013 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…
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