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Sensei Services

Sensei visits are available to organizations that have begun to transform their organization's using the methods and principles of the Toyota Production System and have established an internal improvement office that supports the implementation of the method.

The aim of the visit is to support acceleration of the learning and implementation of this method as an organization's management method.

The VMI faculty member will coach and teach certified leaders and sponsors while they lead an RPIW. A minimum of two RPIWs is required for a sensei visit with a maximum of four. They do not need to be in the same building or campus but within reasonable proximity to visit the team at least twice per day.

In addition to coaching the certified leaders during an RPIW, the VMI faculty will meet with sponsors of value streams, executive sponsors for this method, operational leaders leading value stream kaizen, all certified leaders and the internal improvement office leaders and staff. A specific schedule will be established based on the needs of the organization as determined by the executive leader for the transformation.

Who:
VMI faculty with a minimum of 8 years certified in Virginia Mason Production System

Cost:

  • $10,000/week
  • 20% discount for contract of 4 weeks or more per year

Note: Sensei services are not for certification coaching; this is continued development for those individuals who are already certified

To inquire about bringing the services to your organization:
Contact the Virginia Mason Institute at (206) 341-1600 or vminstitute@vmmc.org.

About the Virginia Mason Institute:
The Virginia Mason Institute (VMI), a non-profit education and training organization, provides experience-based learning in the Virginia Mason Production System (VMPS), a management method for healthcare organizations to improve quality and patient safety by eliminating waste and increasing value to patients. 

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