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May 24

Lean Leader Virtual Workshop

Monday, May 24 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

$995 – $1495

May 17-19, 24-26

This Lean Leader Virtual Workshop will cover the relationships between lean tools, organizational leadership, and organizational culture. By exploring these relationships, and practicing the skills shared each day, leaders and their organizations will be able to implement standard work, recognize waste, improve coaching, understand flow and value, and improve efficiency.

The workshop will be conducted virtually in six modules via Microsoft Teams. Each module will be two-hours long and include 90 minutes of lessons and up to 30 minutes for reviews, feedback and Q & A.



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.

Participants will gain skills to lead continuous improvement with more confidence and understanding. Organizations who believe employees are their most precious asset know the importance of making a commitment to training and development. This combination of commitment and training leads to a true problem-solving culture.

Meet your presenter


Tom Groth

Tom has more than 30 years of experience in continuous improvement, project management, new product development, and training. He is leading Optima’s continuous improvement alliance in Southern Wisconsin facilitating member tours, best practice sharing, and education. Tom is a master facilitator striving to solve problems through balanced participation of cross-functional teams. He has led successful continuous improvement programs in multiple industries including life sciences, drug development, insurance, personal care research & development, and public utility.



May 17
1:00 – 2:30 | Principles of Lean – Origin, process, quality, value and non-value, waste, 12 principles
2:30 – 3:00 | Discussion of activity and Q & A

May 18
1:00 – 1:30 | Review day one activity/assignment of day two activity
1:30 – 3:00 | 5S – A standard to identify waste

May 19
1:00 – 1:30 | Review day two activity/assignment of day three activity
1:30 – 3:00 | MDI- Managing for Daily Improvement – Purpose of management, daily focus on performance, visual management using communication cell boards, working with teams.

May 24
1:00 – 1:30 | Review day three activity/assignment of day four activity
1:30 – 3:00 | Leader Standard Work – Establishing standard of behaviors for leaders/managers

May 25
1:00 – 1:30 | Review day four activity/assignment of day five activity
1:30 – 3:00 | Value Stream Mapping – Current state and future state

May 26
1:00 – 2:30 | Problem Solving – A3 as a reporting tool and a way to think
2:30 – 3:00 | Review day five activity and wrap-up 



Monday, May 24
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
$995 – $1495
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