Dak Consulting

Developing Improvement Leaders

Telephone: 01491 845 504

In-house Training
  • The DAK Training Academy provides practical training in the application of improvement tools for key managers, team leaders and change agents. In addition to our "open" workshops, DAK offer in-house customised programme's that will fit the needs of individual organisations. Give us a call today and let us help you to develop organisations improvement leaders with a blend of in house training, coaching and hands on support.  Its completely free with no obligation.

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Creating The Lean Enterprise 2 Day Workshop

Location: Cheshire
Cost: £1450.00 + VAT (Residential)

Learn how to develop your lean instinct.  It may not be what they teach at business school, but in the white heat of the day to day operations, influencing behaviours requires a response to events at an emotional level.  Operational leaders need to develop an internal compass to be able to challenge poor practices and guide discussions about where to spend time and money on the journey to excellence.

This workshop is designed to improve your ability to join the dots between theory and practice by learning from the experiences of exemplar organisations and the habits of effective lean leaders.

Participants will learn how to confront the current reality with confidence so that they can guide colleagues and direct reports to excellence.

Why attend the Workshop?

Fill in the gaps in your understanding of continuous improvement theory and practice. 

  • Learn what elite highly effective operational leaders do differently to create a proactive improvement culture. 
  • Understand the wiring up behind behaviours and how exemplar organisations use this to achieve more with less. 
  • Know how to benchmark your organisation against industry leading performers and how to use this insight to release the full value adding potential of your organisation.
  • Develop a bespoke Lean Leadership road map to accelerate the pace of engagement, transformational change and performance improvement.

Workshop Leaders

The workshop is led by Dennis McCarthy and Ian Weare.

Dennis McCarthy 

Author of 2 books on continuous improvement, his career includes positions in both general management and consultancy. Described by one senior international manager as a true "Sensei of change", he has guided continuous improvement programmes ranging in size from small single site applications to company-wide multi-site transformation programmes. This has included support for well-respected and award winning companies such as 3M, Ford, General Motors, GE, IKEA, Heineken and Johnson Matthey across Europe, India, USA, China and Japan.

Ian Weare

Ian's early career for a leading automotive component supplier included roles as engineer, team leader, manager and change agent. This has provided the practical foundations for his success as a coach and advisor to global industry leaders including BP, Coca Cola and Honda. He has developed a unique set of learning and skill development tools to explain difficult concepts whilst having fun. His challenging but supportive approach combines relevant theory with practical activities to develop insight and confidence to act.

Cost: £1450 per delegate plus VAT

The course is residential and including meals and one nights' accommodation. Additional nights' accommodation can be arranged on request