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Lean Workshops

Our Lean Workshops are designed around the Lean workbooks to help organisations and individuals implement Lean Thinking and to develop core Lean skills.

At the end of this paragraph you will find a sample of the current Lean public workshops we are offering - just click on the relevant red boxes to view the workshop content.

We can also offer Lean eduction on numerous subjects, such as:

  • Key Concepts of Lean
  • Introduction to Lean Leadership
  • Lean Transformation Framework
  • Lean in Sales
  • Creating Level Pull
  • Creating Continuous Flow
  • Getting the Right Things Done (Policy Deployment)
  • Learning to See (Value Stream Mapping)
  • Making Materials Flow
  • Making Hospitals Work
  • Managing to Learn (A3 Thinking)
  • Seeing the Whole Value Stream

But by no means is this an exhaustive list. We have over 25 years worth of experience in Lean Thinking and Practice so if you are looking for something bespoke to your specific business problem why not ask about out in-house Lean workshops.

In-House Workshops

What better way to learn about Lean than at the gemba? Our in-house workshops are tailored to your organisation individual business need and are run by experience Lean coaches to ensure you get the most out of our Lean training.

Follow up (optional)

LEA provides an ongoing coaching and mentoring service for organisations involved in making Lean transformations, offering reviews at 30/60/90 day intervals. This provides the organisation with help and direction in sustaining the learning from the workshop process and helps highlight further learning opportunities that can be pulled, as and when required, by the organization.

So if you would like to know more about our Lean workshops or to have a discussion with one of our Lean coaches please get in touch either by emailing events@leanuk.org or by phoning +44 (0)1600 890590

You may also be interested in our public workshops - see below or visit our events page for our current schedule

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Introduction to the Lean Transformation Framework - 1 Day - 19th October 2016

Introduction

We are all trying to transform. That's what Lean thinking and practice is all about: challenging us to reflect deeply on how we can improve this situation, improve my process, team or organisation, or improve myself (and of course, all four). Each of us knows from experience that this work is never easy. Whether you are toiling at the gemba, struggling with your mid-level team, or fighting to transform your organization, this is tough work.

Developing a greater understanding of the nature of transformation is core to our mission today and therefore the Lean Enterprise Institute, the Lean Enterprise Academy and members of our Lean Global Network have been developing to guide to learn about transformations with our partner companies, large and small, across a wide range of industries. (https://youtu.be/oeRXOT8lv0g).

Observing efforts in the community over many years – often working with you side-by-side – we have learned that successful transformation calls for a situational approach that is based on innovating key dimensions of any organization through addressing a series of questions.

These questions are fractal—meaning that the same questions apply whether working at the macro enterprise level or the level of individual responsibility as you dive progressively deeper into each dimension. But, while the transformation framework that has emerged through years of experience is situational, the nature of the questions represent a clear point of view: if an organisation fails to address each question, and with a sense of how each relates to the others, the transformation is headed for trouble.

Questions of the Lean Transformation Framework

What is the purpose of the change – what true north and value are we providing, or simply: what problem are we trying to solve?

  1. How are we improving the actual work?
  2. How are we building capability?
  3. What leadership behaviours and management systems are required to support this new way of working?
  4. What basic thinking, mind-set, or assumptions comprise the existing culture, and are we driving this transformation?

Fundamentally, the process of successful Lean transformation rests on applying PDCA cycles of experimentation (the art and craft of science) at every level, everywhere, all the time. Being situational means that every story is going to be specific and different (each situation has a different aim or purpose). Being grounded in a common set of principles yet situational in application provides rich opportunity for the development of truly profound wisdom. But, Lean thinking and practice, and Lean transformation, entail more than PDCA alone; the Lean approach to transformation carries some specific value judgments as well.

Join us for this ‘Introduction to the Lean Transformation Framework’ workshop as we explore each of the five areas of the framework – facilitating discussion around the obstacles required to close gaps between each organisation’s current state and the proposed target condition.

BOOK ONLINE NOW - Hit the red Register Here button at the  top of the page

DOWNLOAD THE BOOKING FORM HERE - then email it to events@leanuk.org

DOWNLOAD THE WORKSHOP PDF TO SHARE WITH YOUR TEAM

Objectives

The purpose of this workshop is:

  • Learn about Lean from a different perspective
  • Learn about the common pitfalls that organisations often face on their Lean transformation’s
  • Learn about what makes successful Lean transformation
  • To provide a framework to learn about Lean Transformation
  • To explore the five areas of the Lean Transformation Framework
  • To start developing personal and team action plans

Agenda

  • Introduction/Objectives/Agenda
  • Introduction to Lean
  • Understanding of the different approaches to business improvement and the common pitfalls to real Lean Transformation
  • The 5 areas of the Lean transformation Framework
    • Value Driven Purpose
    • Process Improvement
    • Capability Development
    • The Lean Leadership and Management System
    • Underlying assumptions and beliefs
  • The Lean Transformation Framework and Purpose, Process, People, PDCA
  • Greater understanding of the real Problem to Solve
  • Development Plan Gap Analysis
  • Reflections & Expectations Review

Topics that will be examined include

  • Basics of Value, Waste & Flow in Lean terms
  • Common approaches & Pitfalls to Lean Transformation
  • Understanding the five key areas to support successful Lean Transformation
  • How the Lean Transformation Framework can be used in practical environment to help improve and sustain Lean Transformations.

Workshop Benefits

Through instruction, small group discussions, exercises and video workshop participants will:

  • Learn about Lean from a different perspective, one that goes beyond tools & events
  • Learn about the key elements of a successful Lean transformation
  • Learn how to refine future transformation plans to overcome
  • Discuss and reflect on how to go beyond where they are now – to close the next set of gaps in the organization

Related Books

Who Should Attend?

  • Supervisory and support staff wanting to learn how to refine their Lean Transformation plans for their team or department
  • Lean practitioners wanting to learn how to improve the effectiveness of their efforts.
  • Leaders & Management teams wanting to understand their role in helping to sustain and accelerate continuous improvement throughout their organisation.
  • Organisations at any stage in a Lean transformation that are struggling with:
    • Failures to sustain the results from past improvement effort
    • Overcoming some of the barriers to continuous improvement
    • Past improvement effort not impacting business performance
    • Deciding on whether to establish an improvement team
    • Developing further improvement capability

Notes

  • Attendance - 1 Day Course
  • Class size - Maximum 12 people per day
  • Timings - Each day will run from 09:00 - 17:00
  • Cost - £395.00 (Consultant Rate £450.00)* per delegate per day with a 15% discount when 2 or more people from the same organisation attend
  • Materials - A PDF copy of the materials will be available via the Lean Enterprise Academy website
  • Facilities** - Refreshments and lunches will be provided by LEA

*Please note prices exclude VAT at the standard rate of 20%

** We are situated in a listed building which unfortunately does not have disabled access. On occasions where disabled access is required we will move the workshops to a local hotel in Ross on Wye.

We can also run these workshops in-house at your convenience, if you would like to explore this option please contact us at events@leanuk.org or call +44 (0)1600 890590

*** Combine this workshop with the ‘Key Concepts of Lean’ to develop a greater understanding of, purpose, process, people, the five Lean principles and PDCA***.

Follow up (optional)

LEA provides an ongoing mentoring service for organisations involved in making Lean transformations. Lean Transformation Master Plans, supporting A3s & VSM’s developed by the organisation can be reviewed at 30/60/90 intervals. This provides the organisation with help and direction in sustaining the learning from the workshop process and helps highlight further learning opportunities that can be pulled, as and when required, by the organisation.

Other workshops available - please visit our events page for more details

The lessons learnt during this workshop give an overview of the entire Lean Transformation Framework

Key Concepts of Lean - 1 Day - 20th October 2016

Introduction

LEA has continually conducted experiments to develop ways of explaining the key concepts of Lean with higher quality in a shorter lead-time.

In this workshop we use a simulation to help any organisation understand the five Lean principles - value, value stream, flow, pull and perfection - whilst integrating the concepts of purpose, process, people and the scientific method of PDCA. 

BOOK ONLINE NOW - Hit the red Register Here button at the top of the page

DOWNLOAD THE BOOKING FORM HERE - then email it to events@leanuk.org

DOWNLOAD THE WORKSHOP PDF TO SHARE WITH YOUR TEAM

Objectives

The purpose of this workshop is to:

  • Provide a method to grasp the key concepts of Lean in an effective and efficient way
  • Show participants the key concepts of how to define and solve business problems at all levels using the PDCA model and to sustain the improvements
  • Develop participants’ ability to practice or teach Lean

Agenda

  • Introduction to the Key Concepts of Lean
  • 5 Lean Principles: Value, Value Stream, Flow, Pull, Perfection
  • Simulation learning exercises including:
    • Learning to See Waste
    • Batch & Flow
    • Pull & Supermarket
    • Applying Continuous Improvement & PDCA
  • Key Role of Leadership

Topics that will be examined include

  • Purpose, Process, People and the Lean Transformation Framework
  • Customer value - Contrasting Customer Satisfaction with Customer Fulfilment
  • Value and Waste and the five Lean principles
  • The 8-Step / PDCA problem solving process including some of the key tools for:
    • Clarifying and breaking down the problem
    • Grasping the situation including mapping and analyzing the causes
    • Sustaining the gains and revealing other problems

Workshop Benefits

Through instruction, discussions, a video workshop and a simulation activity, participants will learn the importance of:

  • Understanding and focusing on customer value at every step and seeing the link between customer purpose and business purpose
  • Resolving problems in a structured way
  • Using PDCA to sustain the improvements effectively

Related Books 


Who Should Attend?

Individuals with little to moderate experience of Lean who are looking to increase their understanding. Managers who want an understanding of the total scope of implementing Lean. Managers who want to improve their communication of Lean.

Notes

  • Attendance - 1 Day Course
  • Class size - Maximum 12 people per day
  • Timings - Each day will run from 09:00 - 17:00
  • Cost - £395.00 (Consultant Rate £450.00)* per delegate per day with a 15% discount when 2 or more people from the same organisation attend
  • Materials - A PDF copy of the materials will be available via the Lean Enterprise Academy website. Participants will also receive a copy of Lean Thinking by James P. Womack and Daniel T. Jones
  • Facilities** - Refreshments and lunches will be provided by LEA

* Please note prices exclude VAT at the standard rate of 20%

** We are situated in a listed building which unfortunately does not have disabled access. On occasions where disabled access is required we will move the workshops to a local hotel in Ross on Wye.

We can also run these workshops in-house at your convenience, if you would like to explore this option please contact us at events@leanuk.org or call +44 (0)1600 890590

*** Why not combine this workshop with the ‘Introduction of Lean Transformation Framework’ to learn about the various approaches to improvement, common pitfalls to Lean Transformation and the key factors required for successful Lean Transformation ***

Follow up (optional)

LEA provides an ongoing mentoring service for organisations involved in making Lean transformations. Lean Transformation Master Plans, supporting A3s & VSM’s developed by the organisation can be reviewed at 30/60/90 intervals. This provides the organisation with help and direction in sustaining the learning from the workshop process and helps highlight further learning opportunities that can be pulled, as and when required, by the organisation.

Other workshops available - please visit our events page for more details

The lessons learnt during this workshop fit within the Basic Thinking, Mind-set and Assumptions element of the Lean Transformation Framework

A3 Thinking (Managing to Learn) - 2 Days - 7th & 8th December

Introduction

“The most basic definition of an A3 is a P-D-C-A storyboard or report, reflecting Toyota’s way of capturing the PDCA process on one sheet of paper. But the broader notion of the A3 as a process – embodying the way of thinking represented in the format – captures the heart of Lean management. In this context, an A3 document structures effective and efficient dialogue that fosters understanding followed by the opportunity for deep agreement. It’s a tool that engenders communication and dialogue in a manner that leads to good decisions, where the proposed countermeasures have a better chance of being effective because they are based on facts and data gathered at the place where the work is performed, from the people who perform it.”

John Shook author of Managing To Learn.

BOOK ONLINE NOW - Hit the red Register Here button at the top of the page

DOWNLOAD THE BOOKING FORM HERE - then email it to events@leanuk.org

DOWNLOAD THE WORKSHOP PDF TO SHARE WITH YOUR TEAM

Objectives

The purpose of this workshop is to explore the lessons and insights of Managing to Learn from four perspectives:

  • First, participants will explore the requirements of sound A3 thinking and management by following the stages of learning illustrated in Managing To Learn (MTL). MTL describes how a young manager learns to handle a significant problem-solving responsibility by creating an A3 that earns him the authority to address the problem in the ways he proposes. This occurs as he is coached on his problem solving and A3 thinking by his boss and mentor. He steadily uses the knowledge he is learning to revise his initial “jump-to-a-solution” A3 into an effective P-D-C-A story. Participants will examine how the A3 changes with each revision, what the young manager has learned about the A3 thinking and the A3 process that he applies in each revision, and what the course of his development indicates about the deep problem-solving focus that characterizes Lean thinking.
  • Second, the participants will have the opportunity to develop their own eyes and ears to recognize effective A3 stories. They will describe the problem-solving thinking that is required in each section of the A3 for the PDCA story it tells to be effective. Participants will read several A3s and discuss how they would coach the authors to improve them. They will then be given final versions of the A3s and asked to determine if they are more effective and why they are more effective than the originals.
  • Third, participants will create the Title, Background, Current Situation, Goal, Analysis and Recommendations sections of an A3 for a problem-solving responsibility in their own work. Participants are invited to bring real A3s they are already working on for this exercise, or they may begin a new one during the class. They will work in small groups to read, discuss and evaluate each another’s A3s. They will coach each other as authors of their respective A3s offering guidance to consider ways their P-D-C-A stories could be improved.
  • Fourth, participants will learn various forms and uses of the A3 format. Examples from Managing To Learn will be highlighted, along with others.

Agenda

  • Understanding PDCA & the A3 process
  • 7 Elements of A3 Thinking
  • The different types of A3s
  • Problem Solving, Proposal, Status A3s
  • How to review A3s
  • Applying A3 Thinking to your own work – including writing, presenting and coaching
  • Implementation questions

Topics that will be examined include

  • Basic types of A3 stories and how the format differs for each
  • PDCA & A3 Thinking
  • 4 Levels of Problem Solving
  • Role the A3 plays in the nemawashi process for gaining alignment with the stakeholders in a problem situation and seeking their agreement to proceed with the countermeasures or improvements being proposed
  • Ways the A3 functions as a change management tool, a general management tool, a human development tool and a knowledge sharing tool

Preparation Day

Two weeks before class starts, the facilitator and key sponsor members from the local team make preparations to ensure a rewarding experience for the students by assessing current problem solving capabilities in the organisation with the management team.

Preparation Work

  • Prepare a list of problems being worked on by the organisation and (where possible) any sample A3s that have been used
  • Walk the work floor to understand the problems identified and prepare ‘draft’ A3s with any analysis that may be required – to help coach the class and increase the facilitator’s knowledge of the environment
  • Review the class participant list and (where applicable) divide the students into teams for exercises
  • Prepare the classroom requirements for the session
  • Brief senior managers about the training, and implement the appropriate advance communications in the host facility

Workshop Benefits

Through instruction, small group discussions and exercises, the workshop participants will:

  • Learn the basic formats of A3s and uses of the A3 as a management process, and,
  • Gain experience in the three basic roles of the A3 process:
    • Writing an A3 (the Author/Owner)
    • Reading A3s (the Responder)
    • Coaching others about their A3s (the Coach)
  • Greater understanding of PDCA and the problem solving process
  • Know when to use A3 Problem Solving or basic 3c problem solving
  • In-depth practice of reading and reviewing A3’s
    • Developing A3 Problem Solving Worksheets
    • Coaching others in developing their problem solving capability

*Please bring along a current business problem and supporting date that you would like to work on.

Related Books 
 

Who Should Attend? 

  • Any employee who would like to really learn about the real essence of Lean.
  • Supervisory, support staff and Lean teams wanting to learn how to use A3 thinking to solve business problems and improve performance.
  • Leaders & Management teams wanting to understand their role in helping in further develop improvement capability whilst sustaining and accelerating continuous improvement throughout their organization.
  • Organisations at any stage in a Lean transformation that are struggling with:
    • Solving business problems (from complex to basis)
    • Engaging all levels of the organization in continuous improvement
    • The effectiveness of their improvement program
    • Sustaining performance

Notes

  • Attendance - 2 Day Course
  • Class size - Maximum 12 people per day
  • Timings - Each day will run from 09:00 - 17:00
  • Cost - £790.00 (Consultant Rate £900.00)* per delegate per day with a 15% discount when 2 or more people from the same organisation attend
  • Materials - A PDF copy of the materials will be available via the Lean Enterprise Academy website. Participants will also receive a copy of Managing to Learn by John Shook
  • Facilities** - Refreshments and lunches will be provided by LEA

* Please note prices exclude VAT at the standard rate of 20%

** We are situated in a listed building which unfortunately does not have disabled access. On occasions where disabled access is required we will move the workshops to a local hotel in Ross on Wye.

We can also run these workshops in-house at your convenience, if you would like to explore this option please contact us at events@leanuk.org or call +44 (0)1600 890590

Follow up (optional)

LEA provides an ongoing mentoring service for organisations involved in making Lean transformations. Lean Transformation Master Plans, supporting A3s & VSM’s developed by the organisation can be reviewed at 30/60/90 intervals. This provides the organisation with help and direction in sustaining the learning from the workshop process and helps highlight further learning opportunities that can be pulled, as and when required, by the organisation.

Other workshops available - please visit our events page for more details

The lessons learnt during this workshop fit within each of the five elements of the Lean Transformation Framework