|Kaizen Event Leader
To be able to complete all the technical tasks that accomplish a Kaizen event
as described in the Kaizen Desk Reference Standard.
Knowledge and Skills Objectives
1. Discover the importance of Kaizen for business success
2. Be able to describe the Kaizen leader training including what it teaches,
why, and how it accomplishes its objective
3. Be able to explain the role of the Kaizen Desk Reference Standard and enables
the learner to use it to support their performance of Kaizen
4. Be able to produce a valid scope statement for a proposed Kaizen event
and determine whether doing a Kaizen event is appropriate
5. Be able to prepare for a Kaizen event
6. Be able to explain the purpose, benefits, application, outputs, and method
of performing the Kaizen event
7. Be able to focus a Kaizen event including:
- Build a description of a target work process
- Complete a walk through of the target work process
- Define a mission for the Kaizen event
- Set goals for the Kaizen event
- Define what a Kaizen performer may do and may not do in the execution
of a Kaizen event
8. Be able to evaluate a target work process including:
- Do a workplace layout
- Do process observations of a target work process
- Do spaghetti charting
- Integrate the findings of the evaluation
- Identify and resolve differences between sources of waste uncovered by
observation and the Kaizen event's goals
9. Be able to solve the performance issues for a target work process
10. Be able to act to improve the target work process and measure the results
your improvements produce
11. Be able to complete the tasks included in institutionalizing the process
improvements made during the Kaizen event
12. Be able to guide his or her development toward implementing Kaizen events
- Opening Training - prepares participants to work together in the
training and prepares the instructor to ensure that the learners' expectations
- Module 1: Overview of the Training - describes the Kaizen leader
training program including what it teaches, why it is important to learn,
and how the training is conducted.
- Module 2: Kaizen Desk Reference Standard - explains the role of the
Kaizen Desk Reference Standard and enables students to use it to support their
performance of Kaizen.
- Module 3: Scope the Kaizen Event - enables students to produce a
scope document for a proposed Kaizen event given a source of information who
is knowledgeable of the target work process and the proposed Kaizen event
and is willing to share that information.
- Module 4: Milestone C. Prepare for the Kaizen Event - enables students
to use the guidance provided in the Kaizen Desk Reference Standard to prepare
for a Kaizen event.
- Module 5: Milestone D. Perform the Kaizen Event - enables students
to explain Milestone D: Perform the Kaizen Event including its purpose, benefits,
application, outputs, and method.
- Module 6: Task D1. Focus the Kaizen Event - enables students to explain
the task of focusing a Kaizen event including its purpose, benefits, application,
outputs, and method.
- Module 7: Step D1S1. Build a Description of the Target Work Process
- enables students to build a description of a target work process given a
person who is knowledgeable of the work process and is willing to share that
- Module 8: Step D1S2. Walk Through the Target Work Process - enables
students to complete a walk through of the target work process.
- Module 9: Step D1S3. Build the Mission Statement - enables students
to define a mission for a Kaizen event.
- Module 10: Step D1S4. Set Goals for the Kaizen Event - enables students
to set goals for a Kaizen event.
- Module 11: Step D1S5. Define the Do's and Don'ts - enables students
to define what a Kaizen performer may do and may not do in the execution of
a Kaizen event.
- Module 12: Task D2. Evaluate the Target Work Process - enables students
to explain the task of evaluating a target work process including its purpose,
benefits, application, outputs, and method.
- Module 13: Do Workplace Layout - enables students to do a workplace
layout given the directions contained in the Kaizen Desk Reference Standard
and appropriate recording materials.
- Module 14: Do Process Observation - enables students to do process
observations of a target work process.
- Module 15: Do Spaghetti Charting - enables students to do spaghetti
- Module 16: Summarize Findings From the Evaluation and Resolve Differences
- enables students to integrate the findings of the evaluation and identify
and resolve differences between sources of waste uncovered by observation
with the Kaizen event's goals set by the team.
- Module 17: Task D3. Solve the Performance Issues - enables students
to identify improvements that eliminate waste and accomplish the goals for
the Kaizen event.
- Module 18: Task D4. Act to Improve the Target Work Process - enables
students to act to improve the target work process and measure the results
their improvements produce.
- Module 19: Complete Post-Event Tasks - enables students to complete
the post-event tasks required to sustain the benefits delivered by a Kaizen
- Module 20: Ensure Excellence in the Application of Kaizen - enables
students to continuously improve their performance of Kaizen events.
- Module 21: Ensure Excellence in the Application of Kaizen - enables
students to solidify their learning by applying it to improving their own
- Closing Training - concludes the training, evaluates its impact,
and details the candidates' path forward in becoming Certified Kaizen Event
- Kaizen Desk Reference Standard - Electronic - the electronic version
of the Kaizen Desk Reference Standard along with the Kaizen Tool
- Kaizen Event Leader Participant Coursebook - introduces the course,
explains the skills being taught, communicates the importance of each skill,
allows the participants to practice the skills, and stimulates their thinking
about how the skills may be applied in the real world.
- Course visuals and handouts - reinforce instructional points and
support the practice and application of the skills being taught.
- Kaizen Work Flow Map - provides a reminder of the milestones and
tasks that execute a Kaizen event.
Transfer to Real-World Performance
Participants apply their learning in a simulated Kaizen event during the
training and engage in identifying where in their work settings they may apply
Kaizen after the training. For learners who seek to be certified as a Kaizen
leader, a plan to complete two post-course Kaizen events is developed. In
one event, the student co-leads a Kaizen assisting one of our certified Kaizen
leaders. In the second event, the student leads a Kaizen event under the observation
of a certified Kaizen leader. The student must submit the results of the events
to us for review and feedback.
Vital Enterprises offers online support for participants in our courses to
assist them in using the skills they learn to produce business benefits. You
may access this assistance by clicking on the "Share/Learn"
link and selecting "Ask an Expert." This service allows you to post questions
you may have about using the skills you learned, get responses to your questions,
and benefit from the questions and answers previously shared by others.
Vital Enterprises offers certification for Kaizen Event Leaders. Certification
is the first step toward becoming a training of other Kaizen Event Leaders.
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