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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Webinar: Leading with Humility – Nov 7th

Webinar: Leading with Humility – Nov 7th

Developing People~, Leadership~, Webinar
An Essential Quality for Today’s Leaders How might you respond to the following statement: The Lack of Support for Leaders Today Makes People Not Want to Lead Tomorrow? The lack of support, burnout and hyper individualistic feelings our leaders are experiencing begs the question: Considering today’s context, do we need to redefine Humility? What does it look like to understand ourselves more without becoming egotistical? How can I hold my strengths and weaknesses in my mind without becoming hypersensitive? How might we teach what it looks like to learn from others? Please join us for a 45 minute webinar with doctoral student Pamela Lau, who is currently researching what kind of support can be given and received that encourages humility, courage and discernment for leaders? During this interactive webinar, Pamela…
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Webinar: Enterprise Excellence is Inclusive Excellence – Oct 9th

Webinar: Enterprise Excellence is Inclusive Excellence – Oct 9th

Developing People~, Leadership~, Webinar
Join our DEIA focus group as we hear from a guest speaker, William Harvey, on the topic of inclusion. Enterprise excellence and inclusive excellence are closely linked, and real-world challenges have shown that both are essential to the success of any organization. To achieve enterprise excellence, organizations must focus on improving their operations and processes while creating an inclusive environment that engages everyone. In this interactive session, the facilitator will invite participants to explore inclusive excellence at their organization. Join William Harvey in a discussion on the following topics: • The business case for DEIA and why a business case is a bad idea• Lessons from the United States Military• How certification systems and CI teams can destroy inclusive practices• Leadership is language and how language invites everyone to the…
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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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Coaching for Engagement – Sept 29th (Class is FULL)

Coaching for Engagement – Sept 29th (Class is FULL)

Classes, Developing People~, Intermediate~, Leadership~
The true role of a leader is a coach. This includes coaching to develop, coaching to improve, and coaching to engage. Engagement comes when people feel supported and trusted to make decisions and to accept failures as learning opportunities. This class focuses on teaching the foundational skills required to create engagement within your team. When done effectively, coaching for engagement helps develop capability and creates motivation to innovate, improve, and solve problems. This course will teach you a different approach to conversations, ones that focus on development vs. just sharing information. This ultimately translates into a team that is motivated, engaged, and empowered to drive improvement and solve problems.Join us for this interactive four hour in person class to learn the critical coaching skills that allow you to become a…
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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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