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The Role of the Leader

May 6th 2021 08:00 am to 4:00 pm at Golden Valley Training Center

As a leader one needs to get work done through other people, which requires developing skills in effective delegation.  This workshop provides participants with guidelines for delegation plus a worksheet for and opportunity to practice effective assignment of a task. Participants then also learn the importance of "setting others up for success" by holding and communicating expectations for high performance.

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Mistake Proofing.

May 11th 2021 08:00 am to 4:00 pm at Golden Valley Training Center

People don’t want to make mistakes, but all workers make them. Learn how simple Poke-Yoke fool proofing may remove the possibilities for error. Production devices or design for assembly criteria can eliminate mistakes before they happen. Achieve the reliable, continuous flow of Lean manufacturing.

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Leadership Style & Versatility Online

May 11th 2021 09:00 am to 12:00 pm at LIVE ONLINE VIA ZOOM

Leadership means getting work done by influencing other people. Research shows that the most effective leader-managers have developed a specific set of influence skills: in Style Awareness and Versatility. During this program they learn about the strengths and potential blind spots of their own style and that of others. They also learn to identify other people’s styles and how to adjust their style to relate more comfortably with others. A focus is placed on applying understanding of style differences and versatility to issues of supervision and leadership. 

This workshop is held online via Zoom:

Requirements:
Computer with speakers and/or headphones
Dedicated screen for meeting time
Internet connection
Ability to download Zoom
Camera (optimal to have but not required) 
Microphone
Quieter location to hear

 

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Kaizen Rapid Improvement

May 12th 2021 08:00 am to 4:00 pm at Golden Valley Training Center

This workshop will provide the education and experience that is necessary for you to deploy rapid improvement teams at work. You 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. Most importantly, you will see how to accomplish more in less time than most teams take to agree on what they should be doing.

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Leaders Standard Work Online

May 17th 2021 08:00 am to 12:00 pm at LIVE ONLINE VIA ZOOM

People that transform traditional manufacturing processes to a lean production system require a new kind of leader. They need a leader that is willing to consistently provide the coaching and resources needed to solve problems and prevent cultural barriers from popping up. In this experiential, online workshop you will learn to become that leader. DATE HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED TO MAY 17.

This workshop is held online via Zoom:

Requirements:
Computer with speakers and/or headphones
Dedicated screen for meeting time
Internet connection
Ability to download Zoom
Camera (optimal to have but not required) 
Microphone
Quieter location to hear

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Root Cause Analysis

May 18th 2021 08:00 am to 4:00 pm at Golden Valley Training Center

Does the desire to act overpower the need to understand? Understanding the problem, the process, the people and the distinctions between the types of causes are all stepping stones to continuous improvement.  Click Here to view our Covid-19 Preparedness Checklist.

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Kaizen Rapid Improvement Online

May 19th 2021 08:00 am to 12:00 pm at LIVE ONLINE VIA ZOOM

This workshop will provide the education and experience that is necessary for you to deploy rapid improvement teams at work. You 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. Most importantly, you will see how to accomplish more in less time than most teams take to agree on what they should be doing.

This workshop is held online via Zoom:

Minimum requirements:
Computer with speakers and/or headphones
Dedicated screen for meeting time
Internet connection
Ability to download Zoom

Nice to have:
Camera
Microphone
Quieter location to hear

 

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Measuring the Right Things.

May 20th 2021 08:00 am to 4:00 pm at Plymouth Creek Center

“You get what you measure” is a truism among managers. Therefore, it is of critical importance that you “measure the right things” to get the performance you desire. In this case, the intended outcome is performance improvement. So, don’t get caught in the trap of using historical accounting measures to measure and motivate current and future performance improvements! Attendees should bring examples from your company of two successful and two not-so-successful measures for discussion that you would comfortable sharing with the group.

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Conflict, Communication & Collaboration Online

May 25th 2021 09:00 am to 12:00 pm at 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. Participants learn techniques for effectively raising issues with others and how to respond to defensive reactions. They also have the opportunity to practice collaboration skills.

This workshop is held online via Zoom:

Requirements:
Computer with speakers and/or headphones
Dedicated screen for meeting time
Internet connection
Ability to download Zoom
Camera (optimal to have but not required) 
Microphone
Quieter location to hear

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Using the Manufacturing Compensation & Benefits Survey to Make Pay Decisions

May 25th 2021 02:00 pm to 4:00 pm at LIVE ONLINE VIA ZOOM

This workshop will provide an opportunity for an introductory – or a refresher – learning opportunity on understanding, interpreting and applying survey results to better manage compensation in your organization. 

  • Workshop participants should bring their copy of the Participant Profile Report only to use during the workshop - you do not need to print a copy of the entire survey.
  • There will be examples of actual survey data for use during the workshop. 

Sponsored by the Manufacturers Alliance and Minnesota Precision Manufacturing Association (MPMA)

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Setup Reduction Online

May 26th 2021 08:00 am to 12:00 pm at LIVE ONLINE VIA ZOOM

Excellent workshop for machine operators! Send teams to learn how to reduce setup times and eliminate waste on virtually any operation or machine. Participants will learn the tools necessary to conduct a setup reduction event. These tools will then be applied to a simulated process, where they will identify wastes, make improvements and track their progress. Various options to “sustain the gains” achieved during the process will also be covered.

This workshop is held online via Zoom:

Minimum requirements:
Computer with speakers and/or headphones
Dedicated screen for meeting time
Internet connection
Ability to download Zoom

Nice to have:
Camera
Microphone
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May 12th, 2021
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Leadership Style and Versatility

May 26th 2021 08:00 am to 4:00 pm at Golden Valley Training Center

Leadership means getting work done through other people – which  requires influence skills.  Research shows that the most effective leader-managers have developed a specific set of influence skills: skills in Style Awareness and Versatility.  During the program they learn about the strengths and potential blind spots of their own style and that of others. They also learn to identify other people’s styles and how to adjust their style to relate more comfortably with others.  A focus is placed on applying understanding of style differences and versatility to issues of supervision and leadership. 

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Lean Manufacturing Transformations Online

May 27th 2021 08:00 am to 12:00 pm at LIVE ONLINE VIA ZOOM

For many, the first step in creating a culture of continuous improvement and developing an army of problem solvers is to help all employees identify opportunities for improvement. Participants gain knowledge and the tools required in order to help a critical mass of employees learn how to define value and identify and eliminate waste. After completing the workshop, participants will have experienced the difference between traditional and Lean manufacturing and its components.

This workshop is held online via Zoom:

Requirements:
Computer with speakers and/or headphones
Dedicated screen for meeting time
Internet connection
Ability to download Zoom
Camera (optimal to have but not required) 
Microphone
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Conflict, Communication and Collaboration

June 2nd 2021 08:00 am to 4:00 pm at 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.  Participants learn techniques for effectively raising issues with others and how to respond to defensive reactions. They also 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.

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Employee Performance Management & Coaching Online

June 8th 2021 09:00 am to 12:00 pm at 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. They will practice setting goals, communicating clear expectations and constructive feedback. Tools for recognizing high performance are provided, along with low-cost means for rewarding employees.  Participants will identify causes of performance problems and learn new coaching strategies for attendance and attitude issues. Likewise, guidance is provided for conducting coaching conversations and annual performance appraisals.

This workshop is held online via Zoom:

Requirements:
Computer with speakers and/or headphones
Dedicated screen for meeting time
Internet connection
Ability to download Zoom
Camera (optimal to have but not required) 
Microphone
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Intro to A3 Problem Solving Online

June 10th 2021 08:00 am to 12:00 pm at LIVE ONLINE VIA ZOOM

A3 Thinking is a versatile tool. It allows its users to align, coach, report, and share. It can be used to create a structure for managing problem-solving, process improvement, and process transformation; any work big or small. Like all Lean tools it provides a structure to learn, gain new skills and apply them to achieve your business objectives.

This workshop is held online via Zoom:

Requirements:
Computer with speakers and/or headphones
Dedicated screen for meeting time
Internet connection
Ability to download Zoom
Camera (optimal to have but not required) 
Microphone
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Employee Performance Management and Coaching

June 16th 2021 08:00 am to 4:00 pm at 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. They will practice setting goals, communicating clear expectations and constructive feedback. Tools for recognizing high performance are provided, along with low-cost means for rewarding employees.  Participants will identify causes of performance problems and learn new coaching strategies for attendance and attitude issues. Likewise, guidance is provided for conducting coaching conversations and annual performance appraisals.

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Setup Reduction

June 17th 2021 08:00 am to 4:00 am at Golden Valley Training Center

Excellent workshop for machine operators! Send teams to learn how to reduce setup times and eliminate waste on virtually any operation or machine. Participants will learn the tools necessary to conduct a setup reduction event.  These tools will then be applied to a simulated process, where they will identify wastes, make improvements and track their progress. Various options to “sustain the gains” achieved during the process will also be covered. Participants are asked to record a 10-15 minute video of a machine set up to include footage from the last good piece of the previous product/run to the first good piece of the next product/run. This would include all the “tear-down” process of the current product/run as well as the preparation work involved with the new product/run (material handling, paperwork, tool changeover, etc..). A .mov file format works best. Send the video to ma@mfrall.com by June 10.

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Building Your Maintenance System & Culture

June 22nd 2021 08:00 am to 4:00 pm at Golden Valley Training Center

Maintenance is a valuable and key part of your continuous improvement journey; do you have a culture and tools to support that journey? In this workshop, you will learn how to build and maintain a robust preventative maintenance system from the ground up. Learn how to ensure the success of your PM program using the fundamentals of Lean, 5S, Autonomous Maintenance and culture change.

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Gemba Walks Online

June 22nd 2021 08:00 am to 12:00 pm at LIVE ONLINE VIA ZOOM

An in-depth shared understanding of a problem requires direct observation where the work is done - the Gemba. In this experiential, online workshop you will learn to use Gemba Walks to calibrate with your team so that you don’t become disconnected with issues on the floor and loose track of what resources are needed to improve performance.

This workshop is held online via Zoom:

Requirements:
Computer with speakers and/or headphones
Dedicated screen for meeting time
Internet connection
Ability to download Zoom
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Microphone
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Maximizing Team Performance Online

June 22nd 2021 09:00 am to 12:00 pm at LIVE ONLINE VIA ZOOM

Participants will learn both what gets in the way of teamwork, and what fosters teamwork. Exercises demonstrate how to align people around common goals, and clarify roles among team members. Through video, discussion and group exercises, attendees will practice team processes, communication and decision-making. Participants learn how to build an environment that fosters creativity from all team members. Tools are provided for soliciting feedback from their teams on how well they are performing, and each student is encouraged to create an Action Plan for improvement.

This workshop is held online via Zoom:

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Maximizing Team Performance

June 23rd 2021 08:00 am to 4:00 pm at Golden Valley Training Center

Through simulations and activities, participants will learn both what gets in the way of teamwork, and what fosters teamwork.  Exercises demonstrate how to align people around common goals, and clarify roles among team members.  Through video, discussion and group exercises, attendees will practice team processes, communication and decision-making. Participants learn how to build an environment that fosters creativity from all team members. Tools are provided for soliciting feedback from their teams on how well they are performing, and each student is encouraged to create an Action Plan for improvement.

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Becoming an Influential Leader Online

June 23rd 2021 09:00 am to 12:00 pm at LIVE ONLINE VIA ZOOM

The higher up you go in manufacturing the more important it is to have good people skills. Strategic leaders who apply authentic influence practices excel at attracting, developing and retaining team members of all generations in the workplace. But how do you know what traits of yours are effective? This workshop will help you self-assess, reflect, and get feedback from others to help develop your own approach to positively influence others.

This workshop is held online via Zoom:

Requirements:
Computer with speakers and/or headphones
Dedicated screen for meeting time
Internet connection
Ability to download Zoom
Camera (optimal to have but not required) 
Microphone
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Visual Management & 5S Improvements Online

June 24th 2021 08:00 am to 11:00 am at LIVE ONLINE VIA ZOOM

Customers, employees and suppliers 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. The many facets of visual management and 5S can 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 too.

This workshop is held online via Zoom.

Requirements:
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Dedicated screen for meeting time
Internet connection
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June 10th, 2021
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Fair, Direct and Effective Communication Online

July 7th 2021 09:00 am to 12:00 pm at LIVE ONLINE VIA ZOOM

Leaders increase their personal effectiveness and serve as an example for others to follow by being transparent, fair, direct and collaborative. But how can you be direct while building trust? This workshop will help ground your communication in empathy, develop leadership presence, and provide a framework to follow to avoid common mistakes leaders make when communicating.

This workshop is held online via Zoom.

Requirements:
Computer with speakers and/or headphones
Dedicated screen for meeting time
Internet connection
Ability to download Zoom
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Process Mapping Online

July 8th 2021 08:00 am to 12:00 pm at LIVE ONLINE VIA ZOOM

Mapping demonstrates how Lean thinking can reduce process timelines and improve quality and delivery to schedule. In this session, you will map out real processes and learn about pre and post mapping tools to add to your personal toolbox. Did you know 70% of process improvements are not sustained?  We tend to focus on the process side and forget about the people side of change. You will learn a simple 3-step process for change management and leave with an entire cache of tools to assist you through successful process improvement deployment and sustainment.

This workshop is held online via Zoom.

Requirements:
Computer with speakers and/or headphones
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Internet connection
Ability to download Zoom
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Microphone
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June 24th, 2021
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Toyota Kata Coaching Online

July 13th 2021 08:00 am to 12:00 pm at LIVE ONLINE VIA ZOOM

Succeed as a team by learning how to coach problem solvers. Toyota Kata Coaching will help you develop people by promoting behavior that is best suited to help individuals use lean improvement techniques. In this experiential, online workshop individuals will learn a practical way to be a better coach, reach improvement outcomes with their team, and ensure all coaching in their company uses a repeatable framework.

This workshop is held online via Zoom.

Requirements:
Computer with speakers and/or headphones
Dedicated screen for meeting time
Internet connection
Ability to download Zoom
Camera (optimal to have but not required) 
Microphone
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Overcoming Resistance to Change

July 14th 2021 08:00 am to 4:00 pm at Golden Valley Training Center

You know the basic continuous improvement tools. But, how do you use them to effectively transform the company? You need to know how to start, how much to tackle at once, who you need to involve, what results to expect, and what kind of resistance you will encounter.

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Mission, Strategy and Scorecards Online

July 14th 2021 09:00 am to 12:00 pm at LIVE ONLINE VIA ZOOM

Leaders that know what is at stake give their team a real reason to get results and don’t worry about putting posters on a wall. This course will provide attendees with a framework to develop a mission people want to work towards, a strategy to accomplish it, and scorecards that provide practical feedback.

This workshop is held online via Zoom.

Requirements:
Computer with speakers and/or headphones
Dedicated screen for meeting time
Internet connection
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Microphone
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Standard Work Online

July 15th 2021 08:00 am to 12:00 pm at LIVE ONLINE VIA ZOOM

“Without Standard Work, there can be no improvement.” This statement is a central truth of the Toyota Production System. Standard work defines the current best work process. It is the baseline for continuous improvement and is a tool used in auditing processes. Therefore, conformance to standard work contributes to the results you need 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.

This workshop is held online via Zoom.

Requirements:
Computer with speakers and/or headphones
Dedicated screen for meeting time
Internet connection
Ability to download Zoom
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Microphone
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July 1st, 2021
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Finance and Accounting for Non-Financial Managers

July 15th 2021 08:00 am to 4:00 pm at Golden Valley Training Center

In this intensive two-day workshop on July 15-16, you will gain an understanding of the balance sheet, income statement and cash flow statement and how to use that information to evaluate alternatives for more effective decision making. This workshop will strengthen your business acumen and help you master the financial language of business. It will show what the numbers really mean to enable you to recognize opportunities to improve profitability and cash flow. When you return to your company, you will know the advantages and disadvantages of different types of financial data to help you accomplish your department and company goals. You are encouraged to bring a laptop to the class.

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Overcoming Resistance to Change Online

July 20th 2021 09:00 am to 12:00 pm at 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.

This workshop is held online via Zoom:

Requirements:
Computer with speakers and/or headphones
Dedicated screen for meeting time
Internet connection
Ability to download Zoom
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The Role of the Leader

July 21st 2021 08:00 am to 4:00 pm at Golden Valley Training Center

As a leader one needs to get work done through other people, which requires developing skills in effective delegation.  This workshop provides participants with guidelines for delegation plus a worksheet for and opportunity to practice effective assignment of a task. Participants then also learn the importance of "setting others up for success" by holding and communicating expectations for high performance.

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Root Cause Analysis Online

July 22nd 2021 08:00 am to 12:00 pm at LIVE ONLINE VIA ZOOM

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

This workshop is held online via Zoom.

Requirements:
Computer with speakers and/or headphones
Dedicated screen for meeting time
Internet connection
Ability to download Zoom
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Measuring the Right Things Online

July 29th 2021 08:00 am to 12:00 pm at LIVE ONLINE VIA ZOOM

“You get what you measure” is a truism among managers. Therefore, it is of critical importance that you “measure the right things” to get the performance you desire. In this case, the intended outcome is performance improvement. So, don’t get caught in the trap of using historical accounting measures to measure and motivate current and future performance improvements!

This workshop is held online via Zoom.

Requirements:
Computer with speakers and/or headphones
Dedicated screen for meeting time
Internet connection
Ability to download Zoom
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Microphone
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July 15th, 2021
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Daily Accountability with Tiered Huddles Online

August 3rd 2021 08:00 am to 12:00 pm at LIVE ONLINE VIA ZOOM

Allow for problems to be escalated, strategy to be deployed and accountability of both to be shared by all. In this experiential, online workshop you will develop accountability systems that include communication that supports the problem-solving process. This daily management system is built on a tier structure with practices, tools and behaviors that address organizational issues in order to sustain your team’s success.

This workshop is held online via Zoom:

Requirements:
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Ability to download Zoom
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Leadership Style and Versatility

August 4th 2021 08:00 am to 4:00 pm at Golden Valley Training Center

Leadership means getting work done through other people – which  requires influence skills.  Research shows that the most effective leader-managers have developed a specific set of influence skills: skills in Style Awareness and Versatility. During the program they learn about the strengths and potential blind spots of their own style and that of others. They also learn to identify other people’s styles and how to adjust their style to relate more comfortably with others. A focus is placed on applying understanding of style differences and versatility to issues of supervision and leadership. 

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Assessing and Influencing Culture Online

August 4th 2021 09:00 am to 12:00 pm at LIVE ONLINE VIA ZOOM

To make recommendations on what to change about a culture, we first need to understand the current culture and history.  This course will help learners adapt a 5-part process to assess their own culture and ultimately make strategic recommendations to improve it.

This workshop is held online via Zoom.

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Computer with speakers and/or headphones
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Internet connection
Ability to download Zoom
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Microphone
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Mistake Proofing Online

August 5th 2021 08:00 am to 12:00 pm at LIVE ONLINE VIA ZOOM

People don’t want to make mistakes, but all workers make them. Learn how simple Poka-Yoke (error proofing) devices can keep mistakes from turning into rejects, equipment damage or accidents. Achieve the reliable, continuous flow of Lean manufacturing. Understand the philosophies, techniques and devices that great companies use to strive for zero-defects. Alignment devices, detection equipment, sensing switches, counters and checklists are just a small part of the overall approach. 

This workshop is held online via Zoom:

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Dedicated screen for meeting time
Internet connection
Ability to download Zoom
Camera (optimal to have but not required) 
Microphone
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Conflict, Communication and Collaboration

August 11th 2021 08:00 am to 4:00 pm at 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. Participants learn techniques for effectively raising issues with others and how to respond to defensive reactions. They also 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.

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Employee Performance Management and Coaching

August 18th 2021 08:00 am to 4:00 pm at 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. They will practice setting goals, communicating clear expectations and constructive feedback. Tools for recognizing high performance are provided, along with low-cost means for rewarding employees.  Participants will identify causes of performance problems and learn new coaching strategies for attendance and attitude issues. Likewise, guidance is provided for conducting coaching conversations and annual performance appraisals.

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Developing Your Team's Skills and Capabilities Online

August 19th 2021 08:00 am to 12:00 pm at LIVE ONLINE VIA ZOOM

Managers need a well-rounded, complete set of skills and competencies among team members in order to meet customers’ needs now and in the future. Team members need a chance to be challenged and excel in their career. In this workshop participants will learn to identify skills sets needed to meet business goals, assess an individual’s performance and potential, then marry the two by creating professional development plans. Don’t let the skills of your team lag behind, be proactive in helping them take the lead in their career.

This workshop is held online via Zoom.

Requirements:
Computer with speakers and/or headphones
Dedicated screen for meeting time
Internet connection
Ability to download Zoom
Camera (optimal to have but not required) 
Microphone
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Building Your Maintenance System & Culture Online

August 25th 2021 08:00 am to 12:00 pm at LIVE ONLINE VIA ZOOM

Maintenance is a valuable and key part of your continuous improvement journey; do you have a culture and tools to support that journey? In this workshop, you will learn how to build and maintain a robust preventative maintenance system from the ground up. Learn how to ensure the success of your PM program using the fundamentals of Lean, 5S, Autonomous Maintenance and culture change.

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The Role of the Leader Online

September 7th 2021 09:00 am to 12:00 pm at LIVE ONLINE VIA ZOOM

As a leader one needs to get work done through other people, by developing skills in effective delegation. This workshop provides participants with guidelines for delegation plus an opportunity to practice an effective assignment of a task. Participants then also learn the importance of "setting others up for success" by holding and communicating expectations for high performance.

This workshop is held online via Zoom.

Requirements:
Computer with speakers and/or headphones
Dedicated screen for meeting time
Internet connection
Ability to download Zoom
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Microphone
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Project Management for Manufacturers

September 14th 2021 08:00 am to 4:00 pm at Golden Valley Training Center

This workshop is about successful project implementation. Participants will study critical steps that highly impact effective projects. Learn to develop plans, actions, budgets, and metrics to define success; establish realistic goals and schedules; effectively communicate project responsibility and deadlines; and respond to workload and people problems in a timely and productive manner. This is a Practical Application Workshop. Bring an active project to customize for your business.

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Leadership Style & Versatility Online

September 21st 2021 09:00 am to 12:00 pm at LIVE ONLINE VIA ZOOM

Leadership means getting work done by influencing other people. Research shows that the most effective leader-managers have developed a specific set of influence skills: in Style Awareness and Versatility. During this program they learn about the strengths and potential blind spots of their own style and that of others. They also learn to identify other people’s styles and how to adjust their style to relate more comfortably with others. A focus is placed on applying understanding of style differences and versatility to issues of supervision and leadership. 

This workshop is held online via Zoom:

Requirements:
Computer with speakers and/or headphones
Dedicated screen for meeting time
Internet connection
Ability to download Zoom
Camera (optimal to have but not required) 
Microphone
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Maximizing Team Performance

September 22nd 2021 08:00 am to 4:00 pm at Golden Valley Training Center

Through simulations and activities, participants will learn both what gets in the way of teamwork, and what fosters teamwork. Exercises demonstrate how to align people around common goals, and clarify roles among team members. Through video, discussion and group exercises, attendees will practice team processes, communication and decision-making. Participants learn how to build an environment that fosters creativity from all team members. Tools are provided for soliciting feedback from their teams on how well they are performing, and each student is encouraged to create an Action Plan for improvement.

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Conflict, Communication & Collaboration Online

October 5th 2021 09:00 am to 12:00 pm at 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. Participants learn techniques for effectively raising issues with others and how to respond to defensive reactions. They also have the opportunity to practice collaboration skills.

This workshop is held online via Zoom:

Requirements:
Computer with speakers and/or headphones
Dedicated screen for meeting time
Internet connection
Ability to download Zoom
Camera (optimal to have but not required) 
Microphone
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Overcoming Resistance to Change

October 6th 2021 08:00 am to 4:00 pm at Golden Valley Training Center

You know the basic continuous improvement tools. But, how do you use them to effectively transform the company? You need to know how to start, how much to tackle at once, who you need to involve, what results to expect, and what kind of resistance you will encounter.

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Lean Manufacturing Simulation

October 7th 2021 08:00 am to 4:00 pm at Golden Valley Training Center

For many, the first step in creating a culture of continuous improvement and developing an army of problem solvers is to help all employees identify opportunities for improvement. Participants gain knowledge and the tools required in order to help a critical mass of employees learn how to define value and identify and eliminate waste. After completing the workshop, participants will have experienced the difference between traditional and Lean manufacturing and its components.

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Employee Performance Management & Coaching Online

October 19th 2021 09:00 am to 12:00 pm at 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. They will practice setting goals, communicating clear expectations and constructive feedback. Tools for recognizing high performance are provided, along with low-cost means for rewarding employees.  Participants will identify causes of performance problems and learn new coaching strategies for attendance and attitude issues. Likewise, guidance is provided for conducting coaching conversations and annual performance appraisals.

This workshop is held online via Zoom:

Requirements:
Computer with speakers and/or headphones
Dedicated screen for meeting time
Internet connection
Ability to download Zoom
Camera (optimal to have but not required) 
Microphone
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Intro to A3 Problem Solving

October 21st 2021 08:00 am to 4:00 pm at Golden Valley Training Center

As a Lean tool, A3 reporting addresses the root causes of problems that arise every day at work.  When used properly, the A3 process dramatically increases the probability of success. Leading companies, such as Toyota, to use the A3 report to train engineers, supervisors and managers in a proven and structured problem-solving approach. Participants are asked to bring (optional):

The following will be used for personal reflection, and will only be shared if you deem it appropriate.

  • A copy of any A3 template used at their organizations
  • Examples of any past A3s they have completed
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Maximizing Team Performance Online

November 2nd 2021 09:00 am to 12:00 pm at LIVE ONLINE VIA ZOOM

Participants will learn both what gets in the way of teamwork, and what fosters teamwork. Exercises demonstrate how to align people around common goals, and clarify roles among team members. Through video, discussion and group exercises, attendees will practice team processes, communication and decision-making. Participants learn how to build an environment that fosters creativity from all team members. Tools are provided for soliciting feedback from their teams on how well they are performing, and each student is encouraged to create an Action Plan for improvement.

This workshop is held online via Zoom:

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Internet connection
Ability to download Zoom
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Microphone
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Standard Work

November 4th 2021 08:00 am to 4:00 pm at Golden Valley Training Center

“Without Standard Work, there can be no improvement.” This statement is a central truth of the Toyota Production System. Standard work defines the current best work process. It is the baseline for continuous improvement and is a tool used in auditing processes. Therefore, conformance to standard work contributes to the results you need 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.

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Managing for Daily Improvement Online

November 9th 2021 08:00 am to 12:00 pm at LIVE ONLINE VIA ZOOM

It is not easy to make the transition from making improvements yourself to helping others solve problems. But, seeing your team sustain higher levels of performance makes it worth it. In this experiential workshop you will learn how to systematically develop the tools and resources needed to support your team in making improvements daily.

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Overcoming Resistance to Change Online

November 16th 2021 09:00 am to 12:00 pm at 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.

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Requirements:
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Internet connection
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Visual Management & 5S Improvements

November 18th 2021 08:00 am to 4:00 pm at Golden Valley Training Center

Customers, employees and suppliers 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.  

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Process Mapping

December 2nd 2021 08:00 am to 4:00 pm at Golden Valley Training Center

Mapping demonstrates how Lean thinking can reduce process timelines and improve quality and delivery to schedule. In this session, you will map out real processes and learn about pre and post mapping tools to add to your personal toolbox. Did you know 70% of process improvements are not sustained?  We tend to focus on the process side and forget about the people side of change. You will learn a simple 3-step process for change management and leave with an entire cache of tools to assist you through successful process improvement deployment and sustainment.

 

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