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Continuous Improvement in K-12 Organizations: A Value-Stream for Efficiency & Process Improvement - Denver, CO

Thursday, March 14, 2019, 3:30 PM


A new, high-demand workshop designed and presented by Kevin M. Steele, Ed.S.   2-Day WORKshop Specifically designed for Organization Leaders Working In K-12 Buildings: Superintendents, Board Members, Principals, Administrators, Lead Teachers, Team Leaders, Classroom Teachers, Building Admin Assistants (because they truly know everything…so bring them with!)   The Ultimate Workshop on Improving Your Schools Processes & Functions utilizing lean processes for continuous improvement. Use value-stream thinking to identify problems at process level that are affecting operational performance. Apply lean and continuous improvement tools and their appropriate use in K12 educational environments. Improve a process in your organization in under 4-weeks by attending this course. Shift the culture of your organization to empower individuals to make informed changes to processes in their own practice. Apply what you are learning directly to a project of your choice to improve a process at your organization Identify and reduce waste in your organization’s processes to free up taxed resources and strategically allocate resources better. Create fundamentally different relationships with employees and others that focus on coaching and developing their problem-solving ability.   Agenda Day 1 – (In Person) 8:30am-3:00pm Introduction to Lean & Six Sigma Principles Simulation in lean processes Stretching the manufacturing technique to education Choosing a Project Scoping the Project Tools, tools and more tools! Day 2 – (In Person) 8:30am-3:00pm Choosing a Project Scoping the Project Tools, tools and more tools! Online Support & Collaboration Meeting 10:00am-11:30am (1st Monday After) Review Project Status “Phone-A-Friend” – Share issues and get advice from each other and the presenter to move forward. Virtual Consultation Time Key Benefits of Attending Learning by Doing – Working with your own project and team, you will have the opportunity to make immediate connection to the material being presented and have concrete evidence of a working LEAN/Six Sigma improvement. Focus on Constituent Needs – Continuous Improvement has its roots in manufacturing and focuses on the “customer” needs and expectations. In education, we adapt our “customer” to be the receiver of the improved process. This could be teachers after an evaluation process is reviewed, it could be students after a discipline process is reviewed. Walking the Walk – Gemba walks are the start of the process. We will review steps you can take to have successful Gemba walks in your organization. Consulting Time – We have built in the consulting time for this workshop with our online sessions between the meeting days. You will have access to the other attendees and the presenter during this time. Differentiate between value and non-value activities and start to identify those within your improvement cycle. Measure & Analyze the efficiency of an existing process and improve the efficiency of a broken, cumbersome process Communication strategies for introducing the process improvement phases and strategies to work effectively with resistors to the process. Re-Measure the efficiency of an improved process Deliver better results faster with fewer resources Mapping the “customer” value stream Implementation of LEAN methods (5S, Poka Yoke, Kanban & Kaizen) to decrease waste Identify the 8 forms of waste and reduce those throughout your processes. Adapting LEAN & Six Sigma processes into a learning and teaching environment. Receive a detailed resource handbook packed with ideas, suggestions and step-by-step instructions on how to create and manage a continuous improvement project … You’ll have access to practical ideas, information and resources to help you get started immediately   “Eighty-five percent of the reasons for failure are deficiencies in the systems and process rather than the employee. The role of management is to change the process rather than badgering individuals to do better.” W.

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