workshops

The training you need to develop leaders that improve the way work gets done.

6/25/2024 08:00 AM to 04:00 PM Golden Valley Training Center

This workshop will provide the education and experience necessary to deploy rapid improvement teams at work. Participants will learn to measure what is important, gather the necessary resources, decide who does what, and set and accomplish a one-week schedule for project completion in order to accomplish more in less time than most teams take to agree on what they should be doing.

Upcoming Dates:
7/24/2024 08:00 AM to 12:00 PM  - Sleep Number
10/10/2024 08:00 AM to 04:00 PM  - Golden Valley Training Center
12/17/2024 08:00 AM to 04:00 PM  - Golden Valley Training Center
$335
MEMBERS
$435
NON-MEMBERS

The Role of the Leader

Save 10% by registering before 06/26/2024

7/10/2024 08:00 AM to 04:00 PM Golden Valley Training Center

A leader needs to get work done through other people which requires developing skills in effective delegation. Participants will learn guidelines for delegation plus a worksheet for and opportunity to practice effective assignment of a task. Learn the importance of "setting others up for success" by holding and communicating expectations for high performance.

Upcoming Dates:
8/01/2024 09:00 AM to 12:00 PM  - Golden Valley Training Center
10/03/2024 08:00 AM to 04:00 PM  - Golden Valley Training Center
$335
MEMBERS
$435
NON-MEMBERS

Becoming an Influential Leader

Save 10% by registering before 07/02/2024

7/16/2024 08:00 AM to 12:00 PM Golden Valley Training Center

Leaders that use influence excel at attracting, developing and retaining team members. But how do you know what traits of yours are effective? This course will help you develop your own approach to positively influence others. 

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$475
MEMBERS
$575
NON-MEMBERS

Learning to Solve Problems Lean Practitioner Certification

Save 10% by registering before 07/02/2024

7/16/2024 08:00 AM to 10:00 AM Live Online Via Zoom Sleep Number

This is a project coaching session offered exclusively to Lean Practitioner Certification participants. Jeremy Blake will coach you in how to be successful from project set-up to completion.

 

 

Upcoming Dates:
9/04/2024 08:00 AM to 10:00 AM  - Live Online Via Zoom
9/12/2024 08:00 AM to 10:00 AM  - Live Online Via Zoom
10/30/2024 09:00 AM to 11:00 AM  - Live Online Via Zoom
$0
MEMBERS
$0
NON-MEMBERS

Learning to Solve Problems Supervision Fundamentals Certification

Save 10% by registering before 07/03/2024

7/17/2024 08:00 AM to 10:00 AM Live Online Via Zoom

This is a project coaching session offered exclusively to Supervision Fundamentals Certification participants. Jeremy Blake will coach you in how to be successful from project set-up to completion.

 

 

Upcoming Dates:
8/08/2024 09:00 AM to 11:00 AM  - Live Online Via Zoom
9/24/2024 09:00 AM to 11:00 PM  - Live Online Via Zoom
10/10/2024 09:00 AM to 11:00 AM  - Live Online Via Zoom
$0
MEMBERS
$0
NON-MEMBERS

Learning to See Waste Simulation.

Save 10% by registering before 07/03/2024

7/17/2024 08:00 AM to 12:00 PM Sleep Number

Creating a culture of continuous improvement and developing an army of problem solvers helps employees identify opportunities for improvement. Participants gain knowledge and tools required to help a critical mass of employees learn how to define value and identify and eliminate waste. Experience the difference between traditional and Lean manufacturing and its components.

 

Upcoming Dates:
8/28/2024 08:00 AM to 04:00 PM  - Golden Valley Training Center
10/23/2024 08:00 AM to 04:00 PM  - Golden Valley Training Center
$335
MEMBERS
$435
NON-MEMBERS

Creating Process Maps

Save 10% by registering before 07/04/2024

7/18/2024 08:00 AM to 12:00 PM Sleep Number

Mapping demonstrates how Lean thinking can reduce process timelines and improve quality and delivery to schedule. Participants will map out real processes and learn about pre and post mapping tools to add to their personal toolbox.  

 

Upcoming Dates:
9/18/2024 08:00 AM to 04:00 PM  - Golden Valley Training Center
11/13/2024 08:00 AM to 04:00 PM  - Golden Valley Training Center
$335
MEMBERS
$435
NON-MEMBERS

Root Cause Analysis

Save 10% by registering before 07/05/2024

7/19/2024 08:00 AM to 12:00 PM Sleep Number

Does the desire to act overpower the need to understand? Participants will learn to understanding the problem, the process, the people and the distinctions between the types of causes as these are stepping stones to effective root cause analysis to permanently eliminate problems from recurring. When structured methods and tools are used, this can be accomplished.

Upcoming Dates:
9/11/2024 08:00 AM to 04:00 PM  - Golden Valley Training Center
11/20/2024 08:00 AM to 04:00 PM  - Golden Valley Training Center
$335
MEMBERS
$435
NON-MEMBERS

Visual Management & 5S Improvements

Save 10% by registering before 07/08/2024

7/22/2024 08:00 AM to 12:00 PM Sleep Number

You can tell a well-run plant and office without a narrated tour. The visual clues are everywhere. This is a straight-forward approach that impacts your customer and employee image, productivity and sales. Visual management and 5S allow employees to show pride and organization in their area, give them performance feedback, provide incentive to hit their goals, illustrate what is expected of them and recognize a job well done. These techniques can help overcome language and reading barriers and boost learning retention.

Upcoming Dates:
9/25/2024 08:00 AM to 04:00 PM  - Golden Valley Training Center
12/04/2024 08:00 AM to 04:00 PM  - Golden Valley Training Center
$335
MEMBERS
$435
NON-MEMBERS

Standard Work

Save 10% by registering before 07/09/2024

7/23/2024 08:00 AM to 12:00 PM Sleep Number

Standard work defines the current best work process. It is the baseline for continuous improvement and is a tool used in auditing processes. Conformance to standard work contributes to the results needed to stay competitive, but is something we really don’t want to do. Until you can apply repeatable standard work successfully, improvements will yield less than their full potential and backsliding will be prevalent.

Upcoming Dates:
10/02/2024 08:00 AM to 04:00 PM  - Golden Valley Training Center
12/11/2024 08:00 AM to 04:00 PM  - Golden Valley Training Center
$335
MEMBERS
$435
NON-MEMBERS

Leadership Style and Versatility

Save 10% by registering before 07/10/2024

7/24/2024 08:00 AM to 04:00 PM Golden Valley Training Center

Effective leaders have a specific set of influence skills in style awareness and versatility. Participants will learn about the strengths and potential blind spots of their own style and that of others, identify other people’s styles and how to adjust their style to relate more comfortably with others. Focus is placed on applying understanding of style differences and versatility to issues of supervision and leadership. 

Upcoming Dates:
8/15/2024 09:00 AM to 12:00 PM  - Golden Valley Training Center
10/17/2024 08:00 AM to 04:00 PM  - Golden Valley Training Center
$335
MEMBERS
$435
NON-MEMBERS

Strategy, Scorecards and Accountability

Save 10% by registering before 07/16/2024

7/30/2024 08:00 AM to 12:00 PM Golden Valley Training Center

Leaders that know what is at stake give their team a reason to get results and don’t worry about putting posters on a wall. This course helps attendees develop priorities that have resources, scorecards that provide feedback, and accountability to reach commitments.

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$475
MEMBERS
$575
NON-MEMBERS

Conflict, Communication and Collaboration

Save 10% by registering before 07/17/2024

7/31/2024 08:00 AM to 04:00 PM Golden Valley Training Center

Communicating and managing conflict are among the most important and challenging jobs of leaders. Participants become more aware of conflict management strategies and when each of them might be appropriate. They will have the opportunity to practice collaboration skills (i.e. win-win problem solving and principled negotiation) through one-on-one skill practices and small group exercises.

Upcoming Dates:
8/22/2024 09:00 AM to 12:00 PM  - Golden Valley Training Center
10/24/2024 08:00 AM to 04:00 PM  - Golden Valley Training Center
$335
MEMBERS
$435
NON-MEMBERS

Employee Performance Management and Coaching

Save 10% by registering before 07/24/2024

8/07/2024 08:00 AM to 04:00 PM Golden Valley Training Center

Participants are introduced to an Employee Success Assurance Model, and tools for carrying out on-the-job training with structured checklists and job aids. Practice setting goals, communicating clear expectations and constructive feedback. Tools for recognizing high performance are provided, along with low-cost means for rewarding employees. Identify causes of performance problems and learn new coaching strategies for attendance and attitude issues. Guidance is provided for conducting coaching conversations and annual performance appraisals.

Upcoming Dates:
8/29/2024 09:00 AM to 12:00 PM  - Golden Valley Training Center
10/31/2024 08:00 AM to 04:00 PM  - Golden Valley Training Center
$335
MEMBERS
$435
NON-MEMBERS

Mastering Crucial Conversations & Communication

Save 10% by registering before 07/30/2024

8/13/2024 08:00 PM to 12:00 PM Golden Valley Training Center

Leaders increase their effectiveness and serve as an example for others by being transparent, direct and collaborative. This workshop will help ground your communication in empathy and develop leadership presence.

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$475
MEMBERS
$575
NON-MEMBERS

Maximizing Team Performance

Save 10% by registering before 07/31/2024

8/14/2024 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM Golden Valley Training Center

Learn what gets in the way and what fosters teamwork, and aligning people around common goals and clarifying roles among team members. Participants practice team processes, communication and decision-making to build an environment fostering creativity from their team. Tools are provided for soliciting feedback from their teams on how well they are performing. 

Upcoming Dates:
9/05/2024 09:00 AM to 12:00 PM  - Golden Valley Training Center
11/07/2024 08:00 AM to 04:00 PM  - Golden Valley Training Center
$335
MEMBERS
$435
NON-MEMBERS

Leading People Through Change

Save 10% by registering before 08/07/2024

8/21/2024 08:00 PM to 04:00 PM Golden Valley Training Center

Today’s most successful companies are those that can change quickly. Yet, overcoming people’s natural resistance to change is challenging. If your job or assignment involves getting people to accept and move ahead with something new and different, this workshop is for you.

Upcoming Dates:
9/12/2024 09:00 AM to 12:00 PM  - Golden Valley Training Center
11/14/2024 08:00 AM to 04:00 PM  - Golden Valley Training Center
$335
MEMBERS
$435
NON-MEMBERS

Leading Organizational Change

Save 10% by registering before 08/13/2024

8/27/2024 08:00 AM to 12:00 PM Golden Valley Training Center

Leaders that move the business forward first need to understand the current state of the business, team dynamics, and process flow. This course will help you lead the type of change that will connect silos, remove tunnel vision and improve the way work gets done.

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$475
MEMBERS
$575
NON-MEMBERS

Learning to See Waste Simulation Online

Save 10% by registering before 08/22/2024

9/05/2024 08:00 AM to 12:00 PM Live Online Via Zoom

Creating a culture of continuous improvement and developing an army of problem solvers helps employees identify opportunities for improvement. Participants gain knowledge and tools required to help a critical mass of employees learn how to define value and identify and eliminate waste. Experience the difference between traditional and Lean manufacturing and its components.

 

$335
MEMBERS
$435
NON-MEMBERS

Staying Coachable

Save 10% by registering before 08/27/2024

9/10/2024 08:00 AM to 12:00 PM Golden Valley Training Center

Leaders that sustain high levels of performance know that what got them here will not bring them to the next level. This course will help you find practical ways to make sure your leadership lasts.

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$475
MEMBERS
$575
NON-MEMBERS

The Role of the Leader Online

Save 10% by registering before 09/03/2024

9/17/2024 09:00 AM to 12:00 PM Live Online Via Zoom

A leader needs to get work done through other people which requires developing skills in effective delegation. Participants will learn guidelines for delegation plus a worksheet for and opportunity to practice effective assignment of a task. Learn the importance of "setting others up for success" by holding and communicating expectations for high performance.

$335
MEMBERS
$435
NON-MEMBERS

Creating Process Maps Online

Save 10% by registering before 09/05/2024

9/19/2024 08:00 AM to 12:00 PM Live Online Via Zoom

Mapping demonstrates how Lean thinking can reduce process timelines and improve quality and delivery to schedule. In this session, participants will map out real processes and learn about pre and post mapping tools to add to their personal toolbox.  

 

$335
MEMBERS
$435
NON-MEMBERS

Root Cause Analysis Online

Save 10% by registering before 09/12/2024

9/26/2024 08:00 AM to 12:00 PM Live Online Via Zoom

Does the desire to act overpower the need to understand? Participants will learn to understanding the problem, the process, the people and the distinctions between the types of causes as these are stepping stones to effective root cause analysis to permanently eliminate problems from recurring. When structured methods and tools are used, this can be accomplished.

 

 

$335
MEMBERS
$435
NON-MEMBERS

Visual Management & 5S Improvements Online

Save 10% by registering before 09/19/2024

10/03/2024 08:00 AM to 12:00 PM Live Online Via Zoom

You can tell a well-run plant and office without a narrated tour. The visual clues are everywhere. This is a straight-forward approach that impacts your customer and employee image, productivity and sales. Visual management and 5S allow employees to show pride and organization in their area, give them performance feedback, provide incentive to hit their goals, illustrate what is expected of them and recognize a job well done. These techniques can help overcome language and reading barriers and boost learning retention.

$335
MEMBERS
$435
NON-MEMBERS

Leadership Style & Versatility Online

Save 10% by registering before 09/24/2024

10/08/2024 09:00 AM to 12:00 PM Live Online Via Zoom

Effective leaders have a specific set of influence skills in style awareness and versatility. Participants will learn about the strengths and potential blind spots of their own style and that of others, identify other people’s styles and how to adjust their style to relate more comfortably with others. Focus is placed on applying understanding of style differences and versatility to issues of supervision and leadership. 

 

$335
MEMBERS
$435
NON-MEMBERS

Conflict, Communication & Collaboration Online

Save 10% by registering before 10/01/2024

10/15/2024 09:00 AM to 12:00 PM Live Online Via Zoom

Communicating and managing conflict are among the most important and challenging jobs of leaders. Participants become more aware of conflict management strategies and when each of them might be appropriate. They will have the opportunity to practice collaboration skills through one-on-one skill practices and small group exercises.

 

$335
MEMBERS
$435
NON-MEMBERS

Standard Work Online

Save 10% by registering before 10/10/2024

10/24/2024 08:00 AM to 12:00 PM Live Online Via Zoom

Standard work defines the current best work process. It is the baseline for continuous improvement and is a tool used in auditing processes. Conformance to standard work contributes to the results needed to stay competitive, but is something we really don’t want to do. Until you can apply repeatable standard work successfully, improvements will yield less than their full potential and backsliding will be prevalent.

$335
MEMBERS
$435
NON-MEMBERS

Employee Performance Management & Coaching Online

Save 10% by registering before 10/15/2024

10/29/2024 09:00 AM to 12:00 PM Live Online Via Zoom

Participants are introduced to an Employee Success Assurance Model, and tools for carrying out on-the-job training with structured checklists and job aids. Practice setting goals, communicating clear expectations and constructive feedback. Tools for recognizing high performance are provided, along with low-cost means for rewarding employees. Identify causes of performance problems and learn new coaching strategies for attendance and attitude issues. Guidance is provided for conducting coaching conversations and annual performance appraisals.

$335
MEMBERS
$435
NON-MEMBERS

Kaizen Rapid Improvement Online

Save 10% by registering before 10/17/2024

10/31/2024 08:00 AM to 12:00 PM Live Online Via Zoom

This workshop will provide the education and experience necessary to deploy rapid improvement teams at work. Participants will learn to measure what is important, gather the necessary resources, decide who does what, and set and accomplish a one-week schedule for project completion in order to accomplish more in less time than most teams take to agree on what they should be doing.

 

$335
MEMBERS
$435
NON-MEMBERS

Maximizing Team Performance Online

Save 10% by registering before 10/29/2024

11/12/2024 09:00 AM to 12:00 PM Live Online Via Zoom

Learn what gets in the way and what fosters teamwork, and aligning people around common goals and clarifying roles among team members. Participants practice team processes, communication and decision-making to build an environment fostering creativity from their team. Tools are provided for soliciting feedback from their teams on how well they are performing. 

 

$335
MEMBERS
$435
NON-MEMBERS

Leading People Through Change Online

Save 10% by registering before 11/05/2024

11/19/2024 09:00 AM to 12:00 PM Live Online Via Zoom

Today’s most successful companies are those that can change quickly. Yet, overcoming people’s natural resistance to change is challenging. If your job or assignment involves getting people to accept and move ahead with something new and different, this workshop is for you.

 

$335
MEMBERS
$435
NON-MEMBERS