5-Day Improvement Workshop at Virginia Mason

Empower people who do the work

A Rapid Process Improvement Workshop (RPIW) is a five-day workshop that focuses on empowering the people who do the work to eliminate waste and reduce the burden of work for a particular process. Designed around the Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) method, RPIWs offer organizations a standardized and accountable improvement method for realizing their vision of an improved future state. Participants will join an RPIW to fix a real problem being improved at Virginia Mason. This is a great experience for someone who wishes to lead their own RPIW at their organization.

Participants will join an RPIW to fix a real problem being addressed at Virginia Mason. This is a great experience for someone who wishes to lead their own RPIW at their organization.

Workshop experience:

  • Participants will be assigned to an RPIW, with no more than two external participants total per RPIW to guarantee a truly immersive improvement experience as they work shoulder-to-shoulder with Virginia Mason staff members to improve their work processes. This is not an observational experience – participants will be expected to participate fully in the improvement work.
  • A transformation sensei will prepare the participant prior to their arrival and offer coaching and reflection on the learning throughout the week.
  • The participant will participate in the Friday kaizen activity report-out along with other RPIWs and kaizen activities reporting out that day. This includes an opportunity to observe Executive Comments and the vital role they play for the organization.
  • Seeing the VMPS® Method in action.

After this experience you will be able to:

  • Share improvement ideas to others
  • Obtain a deep knowledge of the Rapid Process Improvement Workshop (RPIW) process through direct participation
  • Translate the learning through RPIWs at their own organization.

Components:

  • Participation in extensive idea generation
  • Conducting effective observations
  • Hands-on simulations and testing

Contact us to to attend an RPIW with Virginia Mason leaders