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Mar 4

4-Day Lean Leader Workshop – Northeast Wisconsin

Monday, March 4, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

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$1,995.00 – $2,495.00

This 4-day interactive Lean Leader workshop will cover the relationships between lean tools, organizational leadership, and organizational culture. By exploring these relationships and practicing the skills we share each day, your leaders and your organization will begin behaving and thinking “lean”. While the workshop emphasizes tools and techniques, significant time will be spent on how to think through a problem independently and with others. Ultimately, the sustainability of any organization’s continuous improvement effort must be more than tools in search of problems. It must be ingrained into the way we think and behave every day. This thinking and behavior must take place at all levels of the organization. Participants will gain skills to lead continuous improvement with more confidence and understanding. Organizations who believe that employees are their most precious asset know the importance of making a commitment to provide these types of development programs. This combination of commitment and training leads to a true problem solving culture.

Learning objectives:

  • Recognize waste in the workplace and processes
  • Document waste and eliminate it through lean tool application
  • Appreciate the impact of MDI and how it can help the coach in the workplace
  • Know the importance of systematic thinking as it relates to real-world work problems
  • Differentiate between Standard Work and Leader Standard Work
  • Comprehend the relationship between tools, leadership and culture


Day 1 – Defining the Leader

  • Principles of Lean
  • MDI- Managing for Daily Improvement
  • Lean Leader standard work

Day 2 – Becoming Active

  • Practicing the LL
  • 5S (in gemba)
  • Standard Work (theory and practice)

Day 3 – Develop Skills

  • Practicing the LL
  • Value Stream Mapping (theory and case study)
  • SMED (theory and simulation)

Day 4 – Ready for Gemba!

  • Practicing the LL
  • Kamishibai (Audit system)
  • Coaching
  • Managing Change


Your presenter:

Christian Wolcott, Optima Associates, Inc.

Christian is a passionate change agent focused on inspiring organizational excellence. His years of continuous improvement experience in multiple business sectors include; manufacturing, social media, government, justice, finance, IT, service, retail, NGO and non-profit. His approach is honest, understanding and exacting; the alignment of people, the discovery of opportunity and provision of resources to understand the voice of customer and needs of all people aligned toward service. When an organization has the opportunity to see and experience working with him, the ultimate result is an organization inspired, armed, confident and re-purposed to drive sustainable results with financial and cultural impact.



For group pricing please contact Steve Levin at steve.levin@optimanow.com


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Monday, March 4, 2019
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
$1,995.00 – $2,495.00
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Menasha Corporation
2255 Brooks Ave
Neenah, WI 54956 United States
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