Creating a Kaizen Culture: Lean Leadership Hands On Workshop

Transforming a culture is far more about emotional growth than technical maturity. In this workshop, Mike Wroblewski will explain how to enable an adaptive and sustainable organization by leveraging core kaizen values and the behaviors they generate. The workshop will provide a “teach-do” training methodology that is very interactive and that is tied closely to the study and immediate application of the Lean principles learned.

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Creating a Kaizen Culture: Lean Leadership Hands On Workshop

Apr 04th 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
MSI Mold Builders - 12300 6th Street SW Cedar Rapids, IA 52404

Transforming a culture is far more about emotional growth than technical maturity. Co-written by Mike Wroblewski, Creating a Kaizen Culture explains how to enable an adaptive and sustainable organization by leveraging core kaizen values and the behaviors they generate. The workshop will provide a “teach-do” training methodology that is very interactive and that is tied closely to the study and immediate application of the Lean principles learned. The clearest demonstration of participant understanding is through the successful application of the principles and the results achieved.

This workshop will focus on the role of a lean leader:

  • What kaizen culture is and why we need it
  • How everyone, everywhere can practice kaizen everyday using kaizen eyes
  • The leader’s role in turning kaizen culture into a competitive advantage
  • Using Leader Standard Work, Gemba Walks and lean coaching to develop your people

Upon completion of this session, participants will learn…

  • Creating a Kaizen Culture will help bring awareness to the impact of culture on organizations path of continuous improvement.
  • Leaders will better understand culture on a deeper level, more importantly a kaizen culture and how their daily behaviors and thinking impact their culture.
  • To become more effective on a Gemba Walk
  • How to use Leaders Standard Work
  • To be a better Lean Coach and Mentor

Our intent is that lean leaders will improve their leadership skills to personally grow their own knowledge and improve daily behaviors focused on daily kaizen and developing others as a central theme to their daily management system.

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Our Facilitator - Mike Wroblewsk

Mike Wroblewski, President of Dantotsu Consulting and Shingo Award winning co-author of “Creating a Kaizen Culture”, has over 27 years of manufacturing management experience, strong technical skills and a passion for teaching Kaizen, Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma.

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During his career, Mike has held various management and leadership positions including Industrial Engineer, Manufacturing Engineer, Manufacturing Manager, Manager of Quality and Continuous Improvement, Director of Operations and Lean Sensei. Mike’s journey into Lean manufacturing began in the 1985 while working for the Hill-Rom Company. Under the watchful eye of Shigeo Shingo, Mike successfully improved a die changeover from 45 minutes to less then 5 minutes. Mike learned first hand from the master, Shigeo Shingo, the techniques of the SMED system along with the early teachings of eliminating waste from manufacturing operations.

Mike has a MS in Manufacturing Management from the GMI Engineering & Management Institute, a BS in Production and Operations Management from Miami University and a Six Sigma Black Belt certification. On the web, Mike is the creator and author for “Got Boondoggle?” blog site featuring insights and practical articles on lean manufacturing and six sigma methodologies.


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3 business days or more - full refund
Less than 4 business days- no refund

Organizational members may send someone from their organization in their place, individual membership are non-transferable. To cancel please send an email to coordinator@iowalean.org.

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