DATES: 8th & 9th October, 2012

TIME: 9am - 5pm /8.30am – 5pm

COST: Members €585; Non Members €750 per participant

LOCATION:Louis Fitzgerald Hotel, Naas Road, Dublin www.louisfitzgeraldhotel.com

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Each day is eight hours in length and is led by Pete Gritton, former VP of Human Resources at Toyota Motor Engineering and Manufacturing, North America. Pete was one of Toyota’s first North American hires and he recently retired after 22 years of service. Also facilitating will be Ownie McBride who since 1998 has worked with Pete as a contractor for strategic planning, HR, employee relations, and communications support. Ownie also has experience supporting other organizations with Lean in health care, manufacturing, education, gaming, beverage, & non-profits.

These sessions are not lectures! They are interactive and include open discussions, interactive activities, and assessments. Participants receive practical “take-away” tools to help them to apply the lean philosophy and gain higher team member engagement.

This will be the fifth time this workshop will be held in Ireland & we have always received excellent feedback from attendees.

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Many organizations begin their lean journey by implementing lean tools to improve efficiencies and eliminate waste. They achieve measurable success and then reach a plateau – unable to gain full team member buy-in — the People Side of True Lean. This is a natural struggle-point and a normal phase of the lean journey. The University of Kentucky Center for Lean offers many activities to support and partner with organizations as they successfully navigate through this phase of their journey – to succeed with the People Side of Lean!

Common Struggle Points:


The University of Kentucky offerings are based upon our team’s experience partnering with organizations to address the most common struggle-points with the People Side of Lean:

  1. True Lean Philosophy People-Strategies and Leadership “Thinking Ways” to Achieve Mutual Trust between Organization and Team Member
  2. Uniform Expectations for Competencies & Behaviors — Setting & Managing throughout the Team Member Lifecycle (Recruiting, Orientation, Performance Measurements & Rewards, Employee Development/ Education, Succession Planning)
  3. Systems, Processes and Skills to realize a Culture of Open Two-Way Communications
  4. Processes to measure and confirm value-added-work – asking What we do; Why we do it; How it adds value and links to organization goals (aka Building Blocks)
  5. Standardization of People-Side Systems & Processes) to realize authentic Gap Analyses (Current vs. Desired), Problem-solving Thinking and Reflection Tools

Our Approach:

Our approach is to transfer knowledge and share experience and expertise gained through our years of working with organizations in manufacturing, healthcare, distribution, and food service to name a few. We are not a consulting house. Rather, we partner with organizations to assess and build internal capabilities allowing them to realize higher team member engagement. We partner to build the necessary under-girding strength – the DNA needed to succeed in the People Side of Lean.

Purpose & Description:

Participants experience in-depth focus on lean principles, employee lifecycle, open two-way communications, value-added work, standardization of systems & processes, problem-solving and reflection tools.

Day 1

Morning: Facilitators: Pete Gritton (primary) and Ownie McBride

Tea/Coffee 9am

Welcome, Introductions, Ground Rules

Overview of the Two-day Session Purpose & Objectives and Open Discussion with Participants

Session A – Introduction: The Foundation: Laying the True Lean Foundation

  • Leadership Thinking Way
  • Company and Team Member Mutual Understanding of Needs
  • Four Essentials to Mutual Trust and Success

Stretch Break

Laying the True Lean Foundation (continued)

Stretch Break

Laying the True Lean Foundation (continued)

Mid-Day Meal Break

Afternoon: Facilitators: Ownie McBride (primary) and Pete Gritton

Session B – Introduction and how it builds upon Session A content:

Practical Application: Lean Throughout Team Member Lifecycle

Uniform Expectations for People, Performance and Behaviors; Elements of Lean throughout entire Team Member Lifecycle

  • Recruiting Philosophy / Method
  • Orientation and Training
  • Performance Management & Measureme
  • Continuous Development & Learning Culture
  • Succession Planning

Stretch Break

Lean in Team Member Lifecycle (continued)

Stretch Break

Lean in Team Member Lifecycle (continued)

4.30 – 5pm Day One Review, Participant Evaluation, and Closing Comments

 

Day 2

Morning: Facilitators: Pete Gritton (primary) and Ownie McBride

8.30-9.15 Welcome, Purpose & Objectives of Session C and how it is built upon

Day One Sessions A&B content — Open Discussion with Participants

9.15-9.50 Session C Introduction: Assessing Situation and Utilizing Lean Building Blocks

  • Methods to most authentically Grasp the Current Condition at all team member levels
  • Creating the Building Blocks to tie together all Session A&B elements with the Participant Organizations’ Vision & Mission, Values and short- and long-term performance objectives
  • Linking Recognition and Rewards to Session A, B & C elements

9.50-10.00 Stretch Break

10.00-11.00 Assessing and Building Blocks (continued)

11.00-11.10 Stretch Break

11.10-12.00 Assessing and Building Blocks (continued)

12.00-1.00 Mid-Day Meal Break

Afternoon: Co-Facilitators: Pete Gritton and Ownie McBride

1.00-2.00 Session D Introduction and how it caps Sessions A, B & C content: Bringing Lean To Life

  • Engineering Communications systems, processes, tools, messages & messengers, feedback loop to make Lean come to life – manage expectations and gain team member buy-in
  • Tying it all together: Creating Standardized Work and A-3 Control Documents based upon all the elements of the two-day session

2.20-2.30 Stretch Break

2.30-3.20 Bringing Lean to Life (continued)

3.20-3.30 Stretch Break

3.30-4.00 Bringing Lean to Life (continued)

4.00-4.30 Two-days Review, Participants Evaluation

4.30-5.00 Closing Comments

Trainers:

Pete Gritton, Adjunct Professor at the University of Kentucky Center for Lean. Pete is the former VP of Human Resources at Toyota Motor Engineering and Manufacturing, North America. He was one of Toyota’s first North American hires. Pete retired in 2009 after twenty-two years of service. Since retirement, Pete has been partnering with global corporations and organizations on the People Side of Lean. He also coaches individual executives and works with executive teams on strategic planning – Hoshin Kanri. His work has included Union Pacific, Kerry Foods, Invest Northern Ireland and the Irish Center for Business Excellence.

Ownie McBride who since 1998 has worked with Pete as a contractor for strategic planning, HR, employee relations, communications support and executive coaching. Ownie also has supported other organizations with Lean in health care, manufacturing, education, & non-profits. She previously was a management consultant through a labor & employment law firm, owned a Washington, DC consulting business, served as Bush (41) Inaugural Communications Director and received a Reagan appointment to serve Transportation Secretary Elizabeth Dole.

 

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Skillnets funded from the National Training Fund through the Department of Education and Skills

ILSS is funded by member companies and the Training Networks Programme, an initiative of Skillnets funded from the National Training Fund through the Department of Education and Skills.

For more information on Skillnets, please visit www.skillnets.ie

 


 

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