Lean Leadership Skills Workshop – On Site


Program overview

The Lean Leadership Skills workshop builds skills in eight competencies of outstanding leaders in lean manufacturing and service organizations. This practical training program builds skills and provides tools for team leaders, supervisors and value stream managers to lead a sustained lean culture. The workshop utilizes the Lean Leadership Inventory for participants to evaluate their present skill level in the eight lean leadership competencies as the baseline for skills they will acquire in the course.

Unique Features of this Powerful Two day Workshop

Detailed models of the standardized work for team leaders, supervisors, value stream managers in lean manufacturing and service organizations

Participants assess their skill levels in eight standardized leadership competencies by using the Lean Leadership Inventory

Based on the Lean Leadership Inventory assessment, participants establish a skills improvement plan for the workshop

Experiential learning processes result in participants mastering skills in each of the eight standardized leadership competencies

Skills are immediately applied to “real” work situations. Time is allocated in the training for participants to immediately plan application of learned skills to their work setting

Experienced trainers coach participants on how to immediately apply skills in work situations

Program outcomes

Developing 8 Competencies of Outstanding Leaders in Lean Organizations:

  1. Setting Direction – having a shared vision of a Lean operating system with guiding principles, specific goals and a plan for implementing the Lean system.
  2. Standardizing and Improving Work Processes – assures that the work flow and leadership roles are standardized to support Lean information and material flows.
  3. Instilling Accountability – establishes Lean measures and creates process ownership by continuously holding oneself and others accountable for the process and results.
  4. Kata Coaching – engages employees in a five-step continuous improvement thinking process to streamline workflows.
  5. Empowering Individuals and Teams – delegates responsibilities along with the authority necessary for success
  6. Building Alliances – reaches out and develops mutual expectations and cooperation with peers, customers and suppliers.
  7. Managing Change – promotes innovation and enlists others in generating, initiating and sustaining change.
  8. Modeling Lean Thinking and Behavior – champion Lean operations by using Lean thinking, language, tools in day-to-day interactions.

Target audience

Lean Leaders and Lean Practitioners.

Customer Reviews

“The course provided clear definitions of changing roles, practical examples and good reference material to use as we move forward in our lean transformation.” Manager, Panduit

The program was outstanding — very actionable. The information from this session can have a significant impact on my organization.” Manager, Infont

“I thought this was a great program. I believe it moved our lean program ahead by months and even in ways we would never have accomplished on our own.” Manager, Panduit

“The trainers are knowledgeable, helpful and flexible, adapting to the needs of the class.” O.D. Manager, Boeing

“The class was thought-provoking with outstanding content and presentation.” Operations Manager, Basell Canada

“Overall the course was excellent. I would recommend it to other leaders in my organization.” Manager, Boeing

“I learned about the needs of other functions through collaborative, cross-functional activities.” Manager, Moog Aircraft

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