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Dak Consulting

Developing Improvement Leaders

Telephone: 01491 845 504

Training to Black Belt Level
  • DAK Academy provides practical training for improvement leaders in organisations faced with the challenge of guiding front line, middle management and senior teams to deliver year on year improvement in performance. Course content is graded using the levels shown below to develop skills and confidence of 1. those who need a basic understanding (Yellow Belt), 2. those with the challenge of implementation (Green Belt) and 3. those who need to train others to implement improvement (Black Belt and Master Black Belt).           

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Lean Team Leaders Certified Learning Workshop

Date: CALL FOR NEXT DATES
Location: Tangerine Confectionery- Blackpool
Cost: £1150.00 + VAT

This workshop sets out the steps to develop your capabilities as a Lean improvement coach and how to use these skills to deliver the full potential of Lean Manufacturing in your organisation.

Workshop goais cover

  • Understand how to change the workplace reality, improve compliance, raise productivity, increase process effectiveness and address the root causes of operational fire-fighting.
  • Learn how to engage the workforce with systematic performance improvement to create a vibrant and proactive CI culture and sustain performance gains.
  • Be able to target personal time where it can add the most value and systematically develop your abilities to apply Lean principles and techniques to deliver lasting improvement and a proactive improvement culture.

 24 CPD Points awarded with this course - 2nd delegate half price! This workshop includes practical shop floor exercises and interaction with Tangerine Manufacturing Management Team. 

Just as the performance of sports teams owe much to the competence of the team coach, experience shows that the success of Lean Improvement teams depends on the ability of those Operational leadership roles to coach their direct reports.   That includes roles such as Manager, Team Leader, Engineering/Technical Specialist and Change Agent.

Based on the lessons learned by well-known and award winning organisations on their Lean Journey, the course content is designed to help participants to:

  • Understand how to change the workplace reality, improve compliance, raise productivity, increase process effectiveness and address the root causes of operational fire-fighting.
  • Learn how to engage the workforce with systematic performance improvement to create a vibrant and proactive CI culture and sustain performance gains.
  • Be able to target personal time where it can add the most value and systematically develop your abilities to apply Lean principles and techniques to deliver lasting improvement and a proactive improvement culture.

The Workshop Approach

The workshop content is designed to help improvement leaders at all levels to increase their and their team's contribution to performance improvement and the development of a proactive culture.

That includes:

  • Change agents and facilitators who want to learn how to guide their organisation deliver the full potential of Lean;
  • Team leaders and operational managers who want to deliver the full potential of their team.

The workshop approach combines theory, case studies and hands on practical application and includes a simple audit framework to benchmark current capabilities and priorities for action

  • The content is applicable to organisations using any CI improvement tool-set including Lean, TPM and Six Sigma.

Workshop Leader - Ian Weare of DAK Consulting

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.

DAY 1

Introduction

The Lean improvement Journey

    • The theory and the reality of Lean:
      • What it can do, what it can’t do
    • Assessing current state,
      • Assessing current organisational capabilities against lean maturity benchmarks
    • Understanding market and economic drivers;
      • What does the business need, what can Lean deliver
    • Using Lean as a vehicle to meet future needs

Taking stock

    • Understanding the trouble map
    • Assessing gaps in the fabric of management
    • Assessing competence.

Developing the battle plan

    • Setting realistic and achievable challenges;
    • Making change happen
    • Developing the battle plan. 

DAY 2 

Defining the future state vision 

    • Setting a vision that people can get behind
    • Delivering quick wins
    • Changing the shop floor reality
    • Creating a mandate for change
    • Mapping out road map milestones
    • Developing a proactive improvement culture 

Making it happen

    • Managing the nuts and bolts of delivery
    • Team building
    • Visual management
    • Reinforcing change and compliance 

Case Study Review  

Understanding how organisations learn 

    • Models for change
    • Modelling new ways of working
    • Create the book, become the storyteller
    • Capturing the change agenda, "true North" for your organisation;
    • Asking questions, starting conversations, challenging behaviours;
    • Shaping the change mandate and the quest for wisdom;
    • Recognising success, developing improvement leaders/role models at all levels,
    • Governance and steering     

DAY 3  

Programme Structure 

Visualising success 

    • Yourself/Your Team
    • Lean competence, Business awareness, Influencing skills;
    • Personal development challenges, checklists and coaching plans; 

Getting organised. 

    • Urgency vs importance
    • Sharpening the saw 

Audit coaching as a lever for change and innovation and organisational development 

    • Facilitation
    • Coaching 

Action Planning 

Building a network of influence 

    • Key levers
    • Key Stakeholders
    • Key Performance Indicators

100 day plan

Review of the workshop 

Benefits, Concerns, Q&A