BASICS® Lean Value Stream Mapping: An interactive, self-paced, modular, virtual training teaching the importance of value stream mapping as well as instructing how to create them. You will learn how to transform from the current state to the ideal state. You will also be given a tool to help align kaizen bursts into a prioritized project matrix to make sure you are improving the entire value stream.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN:
MWCC Special Offer - Buy Three Trainings, Get One Free
Standard Online Course: $99 per person
VIP Value Stream Mapping Online Course: $149 per person
In addition to the standard course content, spend one-on-one time with a member of the Business Improvement Group reviewing your Value Stream Maps and providing feedback during the course.
This online program is offered through our consulting partner, the Business Improvement Group.
Buy Three, Get One Free!
If you buy (3) registrations, we'll send you a coupon code that can be used to register a fourth person for free! It will be applied to the same tier you registered for and must be used by someone at your same organization.
BASICSâ Lean Foundations Course: A comprehensive, self-paced, modular, virtual training instructing how to use Lean analysis tools, and certifying you to implement Lean in your company based on the Business Improvement Group’s Shingo winning BASICS® Lean Implementation Model.
Standard Online Course: $495 per person
Interactive, self-paced, modular, virtual training
VIP Lean Foundations Online Course: $650 per person
BASICS® Lean Foundations + 2 Hours of Private Coaching
Take the Lean Foundations course and learn one-on-one during two hours of virtual coaching with one of the BIG Team Members.
Virtual Lean Peer Group #24
June 2022 – May 2023
Build a Lean Culture to Ensure Long-Term Success
MWCC has held regional Lean Peer Groups throughout Maryland since 2012. This program is now available to organizations regardless of company location.
Lean applies to any type of organization and processing environment. Whether you are a manufacturer, distributor, service organization, or a non-profit, this program should be part of your Continuous Improvement plan. Revamp and re-energize your Lean strategy by networking with and learning from others who are committed to creating a Lean culture.
In-Facility Meetings/Tours - Due to the improved COVID-19 situation, we will pursue returning to member facilities for tours and/or full Lean Peer Group meetings. Multiple options are being considered to blend the virtual approach which enables more participants with no restrictions on company location, with the desire to return to in-facility gatherings for those in the same region.
Schedule - Each Lean Peer Group meets monthly. Group #24 meetings will fall on either the 2nd or 3rd Tuesday of each month. (Refer to the registration page for the tentative schedule.) However, if anyone is unable to attend on this date, they may attend one of the other Group meetings which are on Wednesday of the same week, and the previous Thursday.
Following are some recent enhancements:
Who Should Attend?
Organizations – Not just for manufacturers, our Lean Peer Groups have a mix of companies from a broad range of industries and Lean maturity levels, from those who are just getting started to some who would be considered Lean-mature organizations. The only real requirement is a sincere desire and commitment to moving forward on this never-ending journey of excellence.
Meeting Attendees – There are no restrictions as to company position, but typical attendees include Lean facilitators and company leaders. Specifically, front-line leaders would gain greatly from ongoing participation. Though anyone in the organization who wants to learn more about Lean is welcome to participate.
What is the cost?
Lean Peer Group participation includes a one-year MWCC membership, a $1250 value. Maryland manufacturing and technology companies qualify for grant reimbursement of 50% of the $3000 fee at the end of the Peer Group round. (This reimbursement is subject to availability of funding and adequate appropriation.) Considering these factors, the effective cost for Maryland manufacturing members would be $250 for the whole organization for this year-long program. (Non-Maryland organizations should check grant availability in their states.)
Your Lean Peer Group Facilitator
Dave Rizzardo has been the Associate Director of MWCC since 2014. In 2012, he co-developed the Lean Peer Group service and has been facilitating multiple groups since that time. His Lean experience predates the time when Lean became synonymous with business excellence. His recently published book, "Lean - Let's Get It Right! How to Build a Culture of Continuous Improvement", dives into many of the topics discussed and debated during the MWCC Lean Peer Group meetings.
If you have questions about this program, contact MWCC Associate Director, Dave Rizzardo (717-855-0765) , or MWCC Managing Director, Joyce La Padula (410-960-3785).
Virtual Lean Peer Group #25
October 13, 2022 to September 14, 2023
Schedule - Each Lean Peer Group meets monthly. (Refer to the registration page for the tentative schedule.) However, if anyone is unable to attend on these dates, they may attend one of the other Group meetings.
Lean Facilitator Certification Program
(Training reimbursement may apply. See below for details.)
Note: There is limited seating for this Cohort.
Since 2005, the Maryland World Class Consortia has trained and certified hundreds through our flagship program, the Lean Facilitator Certification Program (LFCP). The LFCP is designed to grow your internal lean transformation specialists. This intensive four month curriculum is aimed at developing the abilities of your employees to identify, plan, execute, and sustain continuous improvement activities and projects.
Our curriculum is aligned to the national Lean Certification's Body of Knowledge, and LFCP students can optionally pursue their Lean Bronze Certification through the course, which is jointly sponsored by ASQ/AME/Shingo Institute/SME. More information about SME Lean Certification is available online at www.sme.org/leancert.
Join the hundreds of LFCP graduates who are delivering millions of dollars of improvement value to their organizations. Build your personal lean leadership and continuous improvement capabilities!
This cohort will be held at Northrop Grumman's Elkton facility and only a few seats are available.
Contact Joyce La Padula for more information at email@example.com or 410-960-3785.
Complete program description can be found here.
**We are excited to announce that through a grant from the Maryland Department of Commerce, this training is eligible for 50% reimbursement of the program training costs for certain Maryland companies. Eligibility requirements must be met. (This reimbursement is subject to availability of funding and adequate appropriation.) Please contact Joyce La Padula at 410-960-3785 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Overview: Dynamic Leadership (DL) for Proficiency & Autonomy is designed to train leaders in a system and progression of skills, practices and tools aimed at increasing employee engagement, development, proficiency and ownership.
This training helps leaders prevent employees from feeling uncertain, undervalued and ultimately, under performing. This program is a great match for leaders who work in LEAN and or continuous improvement work cultures.
Dynamic Leadership will benefit you and your leaders if you are looking to address any of the following:
• You need to help others step up so you can step back- you can’t focus on your work because employees are so dependent on you to do their work.
• A few capable and motivated employees “carry” the less capable and less motivated; and aren’t happy about it!
• You find yourself addressing the same performance issues over and over again with less traction and more frustration.
• You want to strengthen your bench and add to the skills and learning of your employees, staff or team.
• You want to feel confident you are using positive and corrective feedback frequently enough and correctly.
• You are looking for better tools/methods to address accountability issues.
Participating leaders will learn to apply Situational / Developmental leadership to assess their preferred leadership approach in regard to Directing, Coaching, Counseling and Delegating. They then learn to evaluate their followers skill and motivation levels (readiness), when, how and with whom to apply the appropriate leadership approach. Participants receive hands on instruction and tools to improve how they use these four leadership approaches back on-the-job.
Who Should attend: Dynamic Leadership provides a strong foundation for developing leadership and concrete tools to put into practice. Supervisors, Front-line-leaders, managers and new leaders find this program highly applicable to their situation. Dynamic Leadership helps leaders achieve greater levels of performance by more effectively matching their leadership to the needs of their people.
Format & Learning Process: This virtual program takes place over 4 weeks. This is a "Learn-Do-Share" format that increases the retention and application of learning "back on the job"! Each week participants plan and report out on their homework and action steps.
Dates & Times: Learning Events (1/30, 2/15, 3/1 & 3/15) - 10:00AM - 2:30PM
Some learning objectives and key take-aways are:
Includes: Four online learning events, PDFs of all instructional material, four application exchanges & post-session coaching.
Your facilitator for this event is Kelly Petrock, President of the LEAD Institute.
For details on the program, please see attached.
REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!
Virtual Lean Peer Group #26
February 15, 2023 to January 17, 2024
Lean Peer Group participation includes a one-year MWCC membership, a $1250 value. NOTE: Your company might qualify for grant reimbursement of 50% of the $3000 fee at the end of the Peer Group round. (This reimbursement is subject to availability of funding and adequate appropriation.) Considering these factors, the effective cost for Maryland company participants would be $250 for the whole organization for this year-long program. (Non-Maryland organizations should check grant availability in their states.)
TULKOFF FOOD PRODUCTS PLANT TOUR
You don't want to miss this tour steeped in horseradish history. What started in the 1930's as a family-run grocery store in NYC, led to a manufacturing company that has become an icon in Baltimore. We know them for their horseradish and cocktail sauce but they also produce pesto, aioli’s, tartar sauce, garlic spread, ginger puree, garlic sauce, crab cake base, and a host of other products. Learn about Tulkoff's great culture, how the employees are inspired to give back and of course, how they have applied Lean to their organization.
9:00 a.m. - Meet in Lobby/Introductions
9:10 a.m. - Refreshments
9:15 a.m. - Facility Overview Presentation
9:45 a.m. - NO JEWELRY PERMITTED ON THIS TOUR
9:50 a.m. - TOUR
11:50 a.m. - Wrap Up
Networking Lunch following tour
If you have any special dietary requirements, please contact us to arrange alternative dining selections.
Substitutions for registrants permitted. No refunds.
LEAN SIX SIGMA GREEN BELT CERTIFICATION
(See below re Training Funds)
The Maryland World Class Consortia is pleased to bring you the Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification in partnership with the Dr. Mikel J. Harry Six Sigma Management Institute (SSMI).
The Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Program of Study is intended to develop technical leaders that are capable of propelling their respective organizations toward best-in-class status by reducing costs, improving cycle times, eliminating defects, eliminating variation and significantly increasing customer satisfaction.
Green Belts are highly trained practitioners who possess the technical knowledge and skills that are necessary to facilitate breakthrough improvements in key processes that support the overall business aims and operational goals of an enterprise.
This 20-week Green Belt Course will require a five (5) hour weekly commitment. The actual task-time will vary. The program's webinar schedule for the Blended Learning model will be assigned by the facilitator and the students based on their availability.
The fee for the Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Program is $1995 per person and includes a free one-year membership to the MWCC (a $1250 value). This tuition covers all academic modules and course training material. Students will receive a training guide in the form of Summary Slides that review each module in the form PDF files.
Ø Participants who successfully complete the program will be presented with a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certificate.
COMPLETE COURSE DESCRIPTION HERETRAINING FUNDS
Maryland manufacturing & technology companies can be eligible for 50% reimbursement of the program training costs. Please contact Joyce La Padula at 410-960-3785 or via email at email@example.com for reimbursement criteria.
Who Should Attend?
The LSSGB Program is appropriate for workers at all levels in the organization. This structured program provides guidance for change agents the organization may be underutilizing. No prior exposure to Lean Six Sigma is required. Candidates would enjoy solving problems, working with data as well as working in a project-based, team-oriented environment.
Basic arithmetic skills are essential (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, decimals). Basic computer skills are also essential. In this context, a rudimentary understanding of Excel is highly recommended.
If you have questions about this program, contact MWCC Managing Director, Joyce La Padula (410-960-3785).
We look forward to having you join us for our morning "mini-conference" where you will find examples, case studies, and informative discussions about the tools and methods of continuous improvement. Get ready to network with learners and leaders of the local Lean community!
MWCC Quarterly Conference
Location: Maryland Jockey Club at Laurel ParkTycoon's Restaurant in the Clubhouse (Enter through Clubhouse awning)198 Laurel Race Track Road, Laurel, MD 20725
Member Presentation led by Greg Platt, Vice President, Manufacturing Operations; Leonardo DRS/RADA Technologies
Greg Platt, Stephen Tyler and Dan Lutz will share their real-life experience adopting 3P and explain why they chose a 2P focus on the process vs product design. Business results and photos will be shared along with Q and A.
Keynote Presentation:Maria Elena Stopher, President, ULTIMATE LEAN, INC.
Topic: 3P - Production, Preparation, and Process
Ms. Maria Elena Stopher is a leading expert on Lean Enterprise who has led numerous business process reengineering engagements for a wide variety of federal government and private sector clients. Early in her career, she worked at the National Institute of Standards and Technology helping to build the MEP program leaving there to serve as Director of Product Development for the Lean Enterprise Institute. Her consulting firm, ULTIMATE LEAN INC., has served clients such as the U.S. Housing and Urban Development (USHUD), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA), USDA, and the United States Air Force as well as notable commercial clients such as Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics, Astra Zeneca, Perdue Farms, State Farm Insurance.
Maria Elena's presentation will provide an overview of 3P (The Production Preparation Process). 3P is a powerful means of taking a big-picture look at how a product is designed and manufactured. It guides teams through the creative process of generating ideas, and then whittles the ideas down to one that will be implemented.
This overview will answer more in depth on what 3P is, the process, the benefits, and several examples. A 3P project can focus on either the process or product design or both.
8:00 am Networking & Continental Breakfast
9:00 am Program Begins
9:10 am Leonardo DRS Presentation
10:00 am Networking/Break
10:15 am Maria Elena Stopher Presentation
11:45 am Questions/Networking
Noon Program Ends
STROUSE PLANT TOUR
The Strouse Corporation is a leader in the custom adhesive solutions industry through strategic investment in sophisticated technology and creative, skilled employees that provide solutions to enable customer growth in global markets. The Strouse Corporation provides unsurpassed design and manufacture of innovative, engineered adhesive solutions for sophisticated, design-focused customers globally. Strouse Corporation is ISO 9001:2015, ISO 13485:2016, Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) certified, FDA registered, and a Woman-Owned Small Business (WOSB). With State of the art equipment, Strouse continues to advance the possibilities of die cutting with continual investment in advanced technologies related to rotary, flatbed, laser, and tool-free digital converting machines. The Strouse Corporation is solving adhesive challenges for more than 35 years in various industries such as Aerospace, Medical, Automotive, Consumer Goods, Design and construction, Electronics, Industrial, and many more.
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