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  Kaizen Basics       Kaizen Event Leader
           
  Gathering Practical Knowledge   Mining Learning From Performance   Working With Others
           

  Kaizen Basics
Course Type: Classroom
Length: 2 days
Materials Provided: Participant Coursebook, Skill Cards
Prerequisites: None
Cost: $550.00 per person
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This course accelerates your mastery of Kaizen by providing you a powerful set of workplace tools that speed learning and enable working in teams. The course covers Working With Others skills; these are used in leading a Kaizen event to engage and involve a team in improving a work process. It also teaches you to use our Status, Reason, Learning, and Direction (SRLD™) method to evaluate your own performance and extract learning to improve it. Finally, the course teaches Gathering Practical Knowledge skills which speed your learning of the technical aspects of the Kaizen process. The course ends with you applying your new skills to understand the Kaizen process and to learn how to detect waste in a work process. Participants must complete a pre-course assignment as a condition of participation. The assignment takes approximately a half-hour to complete.

 

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  Kaizen Event Leader    
Course Type: Classroom
Length: 5 days
Materials Provided: Participant Coursebook, Kaizen Desk Reference Standard - Electronic
Prerequisites: Kaizen Basics
Cost: $1750.00 per person
 
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This course teaches you to conduct a Kaizen event on a work process using the method described in the Kaizen Desk Reference Standard. It covers the pre-event milestones of describing the scope of a proposed Kaizen event, analyzing whether the event should be done, and preparing for the event. It instructs you in how to focus the Kaizen event including building a description of the target work process, completing a walk through of the process, and defining the event's mission, goals, and "do's and don'ts." It teaches you how to measure waste, identify improvement opportunities, devise improvements, make these improvements, and measure their effects. You will complete a Kaizen simulation as you learn each of the steps. After completing this course and successfully completing two Kaizen events, you can be certified as a Kaizen Event Leader. (Certification is optional.) Participants must complete a pre-course assignment as a condition of participation. The assignment takes approximately an hour to complete. (Prerequisite - successful completion of the Kaizen Basics course.)

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  Gathering Practical Knowledge
Course Type: Classroom
Estimated Length: 1 day
Materials Provided: Participant Coursebook, Skill Card
Prerequisite: None
Cost: $300.00 per person
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This course teaches you how to quickly acquire practical knowledge from an expert. Practical knowledge refers to those ideas that guide doing a task (e.g., planning a budget, maintaining a drill press, making a decision). The course teaches you what elements of knowledge you need to do a task and how you can use the Working With Others skills (which are briefly taught in the course as well) to efficiently gather, represent, and verify that knowledge. This training provides you a powerful method for increasing your speed in acquiring new knowledge and improving your ability to transfer your knowledge to others. Participants must complete a pre-course assignment as a condition of participation. The assignment takes approximately a half-hour to complete.

 

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  Mining Learning From Performance
Course Type: Classroom
Estimated Length: 1 day
Materials Provided: Participant Coursebook, Skill Card
Prerequisite: None
Cost: $300.00 per person
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This course prepares you to develop ideas from the last time you performed a task and use them to produce a better next effort. The four-step method taught—Status, Reason, Learning, and Direction (SRLD™), provides you with an engine to power the continuous improvement of your performance and generates knowledge that builds a company's intellectual capital. You make this contribution by using what you learn to suggest "better practices" that your company can use to elevate all performers doing jobs similar to yours. The course also includes an abbreviated instruction in Working With Others skills. Participants must complete a pre-course assignment as a condition of participation. The assignment takes approximately a half-hour to complete.

 

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  Working With Others
Course Type: Classroom
Estimated Length: 1 day
Materials Provided: Participant Coursebook, Skill Card
Prerequisite: None
Cost: $300.00 per person
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This course teaches you how to work with others in ways that elevate the success of all in solving a problem or realizing an opportunity. The skills it teaches enable you to understand the ideas and information others are sharing and express your own ideas in ways that keep group members connected and moving toward their common goal. The Working With Others skills are clarifying and confirming, which help you build an accurate picture of what another person is sharing; and constructive criticism and hitchhiking, which allow you to add your ideas in a way that builds better solutions while maintaining positive relationships. The training is conducted in an action-learning format with participants applying the skills to accomplish an actual business purpose as they learn them. The course includes a problem to be solved, but is structured to allow learners to substitute another problem specific to their common interests if they desire. Participants must complete a pre-course assignment as a condition of participation. The assignment takes approximately a half-hour.

 

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