Workshops

Central Coast Lean Leadership Workshop Series

The Central Cost Lean Leadership Series Certification provides associates and managers with exposure to key concepts, principle, practices, and experiences, which will enable them to lead their organization, teams, and co-workers on a lean journey. Join us for a fun and informative learning experience that will transform how you think about the work you do and the leadership you provide.  This workshop series will be offered as an annual curriculum.  Lean learners who complete the whole series will be Central Coast Lean Leadership Series Certified.

2019-20 Workshops

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Live Online Workshop: 7 Habits of Highly Effective People - Thursdays, 5:10-7:00pm, 9January -- 12March

Workshop 4: A3 Problem Solving Immersion – Wednesday, January 22, 2020

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Workshop 4: A3 Problem Solving Immersion – Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Facilitate better thinking

Objective: Learn to facilitate large group problem solving by providing a little bit of structure to unleash a wealth of creativity and positive engagement.


Purpose
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Engaging associates in problem solving is key to building a lean culture. In particular, A3 problem solving (e.g. Theme, Current State, Problem, Goals/Targets, Analysis, Countermeasures, Plan, and Follow-up) is a powerful concept for lean practitioners. This workshop teaches participants how to use A3 problem solving while simultaneously using Liberating Structures to engage teams or large groups.


Approach
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Immersion Workshops are designed to introduce participants to a large number of Liberating Structures http://www.liberatingstructures.com/ very rapidly. The idea is to create awareness of the range of possibilities that Liberating Structures open up. Also, covering a wide variety of structures underscores the idea that there is no single way to address many complex challenges. Another message that participants get loud and clear: you learn by doing; once you’ve seen a Liberating Structure in action and practice doing it in the workshop, you can use it in any setting. In this special immersion workshop for lean thinkers, we will be using an 8-step A3 framework to put various Liberating Structures together and engage participants in a problem common to lean organizations.


Target Audience
All managers, team leads, and supervisors who are tasked with engaging associates and facilitating their interaction. Some exposure to lean is beneficial, but not required.


Length
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1 day


Price
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$249 early bird, $299 regular

Workshop 5: Leading Lean - Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Workshop 5: Leading Lean – Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Transform your culture

Objective: Learn the qualities and subtleties of lean leadership and its key role in developing a culture of continuous improvement and operational excellence.


Purpose
:
Serves as a capstone to the Central Coast Lean Leadership Workshop Series. It covers the fundamentals of how good leadership applies in a lean transformation.


Approach
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This integrates key elements of previous workshops in this series and allows participants to work through leadership challenges relevant to their own organizations. The Toyota Kata and humble inquiry are covered as key elements in building a leadership style.


Target Audience
All managers, team leads, and supervisors who are charged with implementing lean in their organizations. Pervious participation in the 7 Habits workshop and at let one other workshop in the series is preferred.


Length
:
1 day


Price
:
$249 early bird, $299 regular

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Questions?  Contact: 
Eric O. Olsen, PhD, Area Chair, Industrial Technology and Packaging 
Director, Central Coast Lean
Cal Poly – Orfalea College of Business 
03-405  |  1 Grand Ave, San Luis Obispo, CA 93407
work 805 756-1754  |  cell 805 602-0228   |  eolsen@calpoly.edu  
CENTRAL COAST LEAN 
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