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September 2021

Catch Ball / Hoshin Kanri (Online Class)

September 23 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am

Hoshin Kanri is a Lean Strategic Planning tool. Hoshin Kanri applies Lean principles and practices to enterprise planning. Catch Ball is embedded within Strategic Planning (Hoshin Kanri) as a practice of designing discrete components of the plan by sharing ideas and “tossing” them back and forth to create a better plan (playing catch with ideas). This Catchball/Hoshin Kanri workshop will touch upon: Introduction to Hoshin Kanri Foundation of Hoshin The Hoshin Kanri Process Tools of Hoshin Management Role Catchball Concepts…

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October 2021

Lean Culture (Online Class)

October 5 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am

The Lean Enterprise Institute estimates that 99% of Lean Initiatives fail by the end of the third year. Although there are many reasons for this, the major one is the failure to take into account the power of an organizational culture to resist change Unfortunately, Newton’s Third Law of Motion, “for every action by the organization, there is an equal and opposite reaction” applies to efforts to change the organizational culture. The greater the effort to introduce change, the greater…

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November 2021

Leader Standard Work & Coaching Kata (Online Class)

November 9 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am

This Toyota Kata workshop will touch upon: Rewiring our brains for continuous improvement Improvement Kata Understand the direction Grasp the current condition Establish the next target condition PDCA toward the target condition Coaching Kata The Five Questions Prerequisite: None, although this workshop is targeted towards individuals whose responsibilities include leading change. What to Bring: Paper, pencil and a willingness to share how change is managed within your organization Fees: Free to EVLA member organizations; $125 per person for non-member organizations.…

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