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 – 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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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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TWI Job Instruction – June 6-9th (Class is Full)

TWI Job Instruction – June 6-9th (Class is Full)

Application~, Classes, Developing People~, Intermediate~
Title: TWI Job Instruction (JI) Training Description: This four-day (1/2 days) 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: June 6-9, 2023 Time: 8am – noon (Session is full, contact [email protected] to be added to the waitlist for our next class) Location: Skutt Ceramics; 6441 SE Johnson Creek Blvd, Portland, OR 97206 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…
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Kata Practitioner Day – March 22nd (Full)

Kata Practitioner Day – March 22nd (Full)

Application~, Classes, Developing People~, Intermediate~
Explore the 4-step Improvement Kata method through practitioners sharing real world examples.  What is Toyota Kata?  It's two intentional routines - the Improvement Kata, layered with the Coaching Kata.  Together, these two routines help individuals become stronger, more confident problem solvers. The purpose of a Kata Practitioner Day is to: Provide a forum to learn from your fellow NWHPEC Kata practitioners, Introduce the Improvement Kata and Coaching Kata to those new to this improvement and skill building approach, and Hear how the Improvement Kata and Coaching Kata is being applied in all aspects of an organization Event Details: Date: Wednesday, March 22, 2023Time: 9am – noonLocation: Smith Gardens (23200 Hubbard Cutoff Rd NE, Aurora, OR)Cost: No charge (we just ask that you aren’t a no-show)Registration: Limited to NWHPEC members. Email…
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Practical Problem Solving (8-Step)

Application~, Igniting Innovation~, Intermediate~, Solving Problems~
Speciality Workshop Problem Solving is the foundation of Continuous Improvement. The tools within a Lean operating system are designed to identify problems. Do you have standardization and the expertise at all levels of your organization to solve them? The extent that you train and engage your organization in problem solving will ultimately determine your success in the lean journey. Mike Hoseus, co-author of Toyota Culture, will review how a Lean organization establishes their culture for problem solving at all levels. This Executive Forum will highlight the 8-Step systematic problem solving process through examples and case studies in the Overview Session, followed by an optional 2-day hands on Gemba Workshop. The Practical Problem Solving Overview Session is intended for a large audience and is a standalone event.  The Problem Solving 2-day…
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