Prerequisite: UW Tacoma LSS Green Belt or work experience as a Lean Continuous Improvement practitioner.
Kaizen Events are a rapid focused team effort to improve the performance of a process. Kaizen Events are also known as Accelerated Involvement Workshops (AIW's), Kaizen Blitz, Improvement Workshops or Rapid Improvement Workshops (RIW's). They are short 1-5 day projects with a specific process improvement goal in mind that focus on improving cost, quality, delivery, speed, flexibility and responsiveness to internal/external customer needs. Teams are made up of staff directly involved in the process with a few added support or management members. Topics include pre- and post-event work, event fundamentals, choosing the Lean Six Sigma tools, defining roles, and hands on facilitation practice. This course is recommended for Lean Six Sigma Green and Black Belts, Lean Practitioners, Project Leaders, Organizational Improvement Teams, Department Leaders, Managers, Team Leaders, and Kaizen Event Team Participants. 40 hours or 4.0 CEUs. Course fee: $1799.