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Introduction to Lean Process Improvement

July 15 @ 8:00 am - July 16 @ 5:00 pm


The program introduces participants to Lean process improvement methodology and some of the tools and techniques needed to successfully run a Lean project.

Day 1 consists of four sessions which cover the basic elements of Lean, introduces you to a Lean process improvement model and how to scope a Lean process improvement project, and ends with how to implement Lean on a daily basis. Learning activities and discussion of case studies will be spread throughout the day.

On Day 2 you will apply your learnings from Day 1 in a controlled situation as we simulate the process mapping and ideas generation and analysis stages of process redesign.

Over both days the many lessons learned in the last decade and a half of implementing Lean in Higher Education institutions will be shared.

Course Details:

  • Duration: 2 days
  • No Prerequisites: Open to everyone interested in enhancing their leadership and teamwork skills.
  • Format: In-person, engaging and interactive sessions.
  • Location: 541 W College St, Florence, AL 35630.

Certification & Rewards:

  • Earn a Certificate: Documenting 1.4 Continuing Education Units (CEUs).

Lead Instructor:

  • Mark Robinson


Day 1 Session 1 – The Basics of Lean

· Lean Defined

· Lean Origins

· The 2 Fundamentals

· The 5 Principles

· The 8 Wastes

Session 2 – Process Improvement Model Overview

· Request and Scoping

· Training and Planning

· Redesign

· Implementation, Review and Feedback

Session 3 – Scoping a Lean Project

· The importance of scoping

· Quad of Aims



Session 4 – Daily Lean

· Daily team meeting

· Team activity board

· Small improvements form

· Short interval leadership

· 5S

Day 2 – Rapid Improvement Event Simulation

· Process mapping

· Generating ideas

· Analyzing ideas


Cancellation Policy:

Flexible Options: In case of cancellation, apply the fee to another course or receive a full refund.

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July 15 @ 8:00 am
July 16 @ 5:00 pm
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