Upcoming Dates

  • April 24-27, 2017 (Session 1)
  • June 6-8, 2017 (Session 2)
  • July 18-21, 2017 (Session 1)
  • September 13-15, 2017 (Session 2)

$7,000 per participant*

Description

This intensive learning experience uses hands-on exercises to enable participants to deepen their lean learning, refine their skills and build the capacity to teach, coach and mentor others in the tools and methods of a lean management system.

*Please contact us for details about pricing for training delivered at your organization.

Credits or Certifications

  • Virginia Mason Institute Certificate of Completion

Time Commitment

Session 1: 4 days

Session 2: 3 days

Significant time outside of class required for pre- and intersession assignments (see course outline below)

Location

Objectives

Lean leaders and members of quality, safety and improvement departments will deepen their lean learning, refine their skills and learn how to teach their skills to others.

Components

  • Analysis of lean implementation at Virginia Mason and Toyota
  • Advanced training in the methods and tools of a lean management system
  • Hands-on exercises using Virginia Mason’s lean tools
  • Long-term assignments to be completed at participants’ home organizations
  • Teach-back sessions to demonstrate an understanding of lean methods and tools, as well as an ability to teach others
  • Support from Virginia Mason Institute faculty throughout the learning process

Deliverables

Participants will leave the training with the knowledge and skills necessary to teach, coach and mentor others so they can successfully use the tools and methods of a lean management system to improve safety, quality and efficiency.

Course Outline

Introduction & Preparation

  • Introductory 1-hour webinar (approximately 30 days prior to
    Session 1)
  • Prerequisite reading
  • Study questions completed

Session 1

  • 4 days classroom-based learning
  • Learning activities and application exercises
  • Preparation for homework assignments for which you will identify and improve one of your own processes

 

Intersession

  • Suggested time required to complete assignments amounts to approximately 50% of your workweek
  • 1-hour webinar check-in conducted with faculty (approximately 4 weeks after Session 1)
  • Completion of all assignments necessary prior to Session 2 attendance

Session 2

  • 3 days onsite (approximately 6-8 weeks after Session 1)
  • Learning activities and application exercises
  • Final evaluation of learning and demonstration of ability to apply tools and methods for lean improvement