2013 Lean Healthcare Transformation Pre-Summit Workshops

Pre-Summit Workshops are offered on June 4th for those who want to make the most out of this opportunity. These in-depth programs will help you move beyond individual "tools" and isolated improvement projects to build leadership capabilities and develop management skills needed to create the complete lean enterprise and the culture of problem solving. There is a 25% discount on Pre-Summit Workshops for Summit attendees.

leaper sketchingBreakfast is served daily at 7:00AM and workshops begin at 8:00 AM.

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Creating a Lean Management System - Both Sessions Sold Out

1-Day WorkshopAvailable in 2 Sessions

June 4th
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Price: $800 ($600 for Summit attendees)

Session A
Instructor :

MaryJeanne SchaffmeyerMaryJeanne Schaffmeyer

 

Session B Instructor:

MaryJeanne Schaffmeyer
Mike Radtke

ThedaCare is one of the first healthcare organizations in the United States to successfully adapt the Toyota Production Systems (TPS). Our journey started over ten years ago with the introduction of Value Stream mapping followed by rapid improvement events and projects The goal defined by our leadership focused on improving patient care by creating a community of problem-solvers.

While achieving breakthrough results in many areas, something was missing. As the rate of daily improvement began to plateau a few years into our journey, concerns arose about diminishing returns. Teams were not positioned to see, prioritize, and pursue thousands of improvement opportunities identified. Reflecting on our progress, we realized that our improvement strategy had a critical missing link. How would we sustain our transformational work? Would it be possible to deliver daily continuous improvement without a delivery model?

This reflection  resulted in a lean management system that we call the Business Performance System. It is  is designed to help our managers understand their performance, and meet their targets while developing people and building effective teams. This workshop will focus on the point in the lean journey when a systematic management system is needed to sustain value stream results and create momentum around daily continuous improvement.

Objectives - Following this session, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss and experiment with the core components of the Business Performance System
  • Explore the leader standard work and cascades of information required to create and sustain a system of continuous improvement
  • Discuss and experiment with the integration of lean tools such as A3 thinking with leadership standard work to move an organization beyond Value Streams, events, and projects


 


Assessing and Accelerating Your Lean Transformation - The Shingo Model - Sold Out

1-Day Workshop
June 4th
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Price: $800 ($600 for Summit attendees)

Instructor:

Jim Luckman
Jake Raymer

The Healthcare Value Leaders Network has partnered with the Shingo Prize for Operational Excellence to develop an assessment process that provides healthcare organizations with a way to understand where they are on their lean journey, pinpoint gaps to the desired state, and provide feedback for addressing the gaps. In this session, you will learn about the key concepts behind the Shingo Prize model, which has helped guide the lean transformation efforts in many industries for more than 20 years, and is now being applied in healthcare. Lean Transformation is about more than about the application of tools - it's about transforming the culture.

Objectives - Following this session, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss historical elements of the Shingo Model formation
  • Analyze the principle-driven behavior in Shingo Model
  • Describe the evolution of tools, systems and principles focus
  • Explore and use the principle-based assessment process

 


From Fire Fighting to Continuous Improvement: Sharpening PDCA Problem Solving Skills - Sold Out

1-Day Workshop
June 4th
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Price: $800 ($600 for Summit attendees)

Instructor:

Judy Worth
Judy Worth

Tom Shuker
Tom Shuker

Beau Keyte
Beau Keyte

 

Organizations in all the major sectors from Healthcare to Manufacturing deal with problems day in and day out. Many times the solutions become Band-Aids to problems that are never completely solved. The organization becomes very proficient at "Fire Fighting" but the problems keep coming back. In order for an organization to move from "Fire Fighting" to true continuous improvement everybody in the organization from leadership to the front line will have to become engaged. Engaged in a proven methodology involving thinking together, working together and attacking problems together at their root cause. Success will hinge on how well the organization can teach and apply this robust, shared problem-solving methodology at all levels while incorporating "evolutionary learning" into the organizational culture.

In order to build the culture of problem solving, an organization needs a "Community of THINKERS," working together on continuous improvement. Their goal is to design a sustainable, rigorous problem solving process that is, in effect, an experimental test of any proposed change.

In this workshop you will practice several of the problem-solving steps. You will learn a methodology for determining the most likely causes of a problem to be addressed and appropriate countermeasures to that problem. You will also learn the process for developing a "Rapid Learning Experiment" to test your countermeasures. "Go and See" will be a key component discussed within the steps of the PDCA problem-solving process.

Objectives - Following this session, participants will be able to:

  • Further enhance the use of PDCA and Lean Problem Solving to improve processes
  • Transition the most likely cause of a problem into a countermeasure
  • Develop a "Rapid Learning Experiment" for testing a Countermeasure
  • Visually manage "Rapid Learning Experiments" and transform these into sustainable process improvements