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Lean for Leaders fall session


We will be starting another Lean for Leaders session this fall and are seeking leaders who would like to participate.  We will be limiting the class slots to 10 leaders this session and will be working with our local Operational Excellence champions to select participants. 

If you are interested in being selected, please submit a few sentences to answer the following questions to Linda Severs by July 31, 2015:

  1. Why are you interested in being selected for the Lean for Leaders class?
  2. How do you plan to use Lean and continuous process improvement in your department?

Overview of Lean for Leaders Session: 

Lean is the relentless pursuit of the “ideal condition” through the continual elimination of waste.  What does Lean do for us?

  • Lean changes the way we think about the delivery of healthcare
  • Provides a new way for us to see our systems and processes
  • Equips us with tools that will enable us to transform our new thinking into reality
About the Training
  • The curriculum will consist of classroom lecture, hands on application and practical use of the tools within your own project.You will select a project to work on in your own area.  To help you identify a good project, your OE mentor will set up a 30 min meeting with you to confirm your project prior to the start of training. Some examples of good lean projects are: Streamlining Endo supplies to reduce movement and waste due to expiration; Streamlining the inductions process in FMC to reduce the time between arrival to induction started; Streamline the NICU discharge process to reduce LOS
  • The program will consist of 7 sessions, two hours once per month (Dates TBD).Since the curriculum builds from session to session, attendance at every session is mandatory.
  • Practical application of the tools is required outside of the classroom through a series of assignments.You will have 4 weeks between classes to complete your project assignments.
  • Participate in regular mentoring sessions to monitor progress and support your work.
  • Your department’s productivity standards should not be impacted by your participation in this training.
  • Intermediate experience with Microsoft PowerPoint and Excel applications is strongly recommended.
Session Breakdown:

Session 1 – Orientation, Lean Basics and Waste

Session 2 – Data Analysis and Process Mapping and SIPOC

Session 3 – Flows of Healthcare and Lean Measurements

Session 4 – Improvement Methods and Continuous Flow

Session 5 – Creating Standard Work

Session 6 – Developing Culture and Ease My Day

Session 7 – Final Project Report-Out

For more information, please contact Rhonell Kercheval, Karl Moser, Linda Severs or Drew Smith.