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About the Course

Professional Development Training

  • 5 Hours of eLearning Training (Available for 1 Month from Start Date)

Topics Covered:

  • Review Lean Basics: 5 Core Principles; 3 Types of Activity: VA, BVA, NVA; Types of Waste; Lean Tools

  • Strategic Rapid Improvement Planning

  • Potential Improvements & Financial Factors

  • Kaizen Event (Rapid Improvement Projects) Basics

  • Planning & Preparations, PDCA, Action Logs

  • High-Level Process Mapping & Value Stream Maps, Flow Charts, SIPOC Maps

  • Rank & Sequence Improvements

  • Project Charters

  • 3-1-3 Kaizen Event Model for Prep-Execution-Follow Through

  • Planning & Execution Checklist Template

Key Takeaways:

  • Learn/Review the Basics of Lean and Types of Improvement Projects

  • Learn the Basics of Kaizen Events and the Highly Effective 3-1-3 Model

  • Gain Insight into the steps of planning, executing and following through on Kaizen Events

  • Learn to Prioritize Obstacles & Solutions, Overcome Resistance, and Assign & Track Action Items to Completion

Who Should Attend:

Planning & leading kaizen events is a powerful skillset to drive rapid improvements. This training is ideal for Continuous Improvement/Process Improvement Teams & Staff, Top Leadership of a Facility or Organization, Managers, Supervisors & others who will be leading by example, evaluating & prioritizing improvement in the organization and supporting improvement initiatives. Recommend starting with Improvement Personnel, Top Levels of Leadership and other key managers who will be involved with and supporting the first wave of kaizen events.

Kaizen Events




5 Hours - 1 Month

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Live Session

Dates &

Times (CST)


After JUN 15







Your Instructor

Michael Asbury

Michael Asbury

Michael is a dynamic Master Trainer delivering courses for more than 30 colleges & 50 other organizations. His training & education includes: Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt, TOC Jonah (Theory of Constraints), Critical Chain Project Management, B.S.--Computational Physics & Mathematics, and Actuarial Science.

Over the past 20 years, Michael has had the opportunity to drive cultural transformation & significant results in a variety of roles & a wide range of projects for a total of over $40M/yr impact on profit.

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