Course Description

Course ID: 
MGMT-300
Category: 
Communication & Management
Continuing Education Units: 
1.20CEUs
Description: 

**This course will be presented online as a live webinar in six 2-hour sessions. Sessions will be recorded and will be available to all enrolled attendees.**

All classes will be from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Pacific (11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mountain) (12 p.m. to 2 p.m. Central) and (1 p.m.-3 p.m. Eastern). Registrants will receive login information no later than 48 hours before the start of the first session. All sessions will be recorded, and will be available to registered attendees.

This webinar is being presented by Sustainable City Networks and NWETC. Certification testing is administered by the Lean Enterprise Research Center of Cardiff University for an additional charge.

Many people believe that the processes in place at their organization, agency or company can be improved, but aren't sure where to begin an improvement program. There is also the assumption that change has to come from the very top of the organization-the truth is, every group can enhance their productivity and satisfaction via implementation of a continuous improvement program, and can be viewed as a partner in their organization's long term success. These improvement methodologies also have the benefit of making offices and/or processes more environmentally sustainable.

Many companies from every industry are embracing Lean methodology popularized by Toyota. They are seeing reduction in operating costs, increases in customer satisfaction, and increased employee engagement. However, most of these companies do not realize that they can apply these same techniques to reduce their environmental impact related to water usage, air emissions, solid and hazardous waste and energy usage. This can help them reduce the risk of fines, reduce permitting fees, reduce operating and utility costs, attract and retain employees, and can open up new markets for growth and sales.

This 12-hour webinar introduces attendees to methods of creating and implementing a process improvement program. In addition, individuals will be given the knowledge to move forward in their personal development with an accredited Lean certification. The Lean Competency System (LCS) is a lean qualifications framework created by the Lean Enterprise Research Centre at Cardiff University. The LCS framework has seven levels of competency which focus on lean knowledge and lean practice in the workplace. This course will prepare the user for the first level, 1a.

No prior experience in Lean or process improvement required for this course, but even experienced practitioners will find value in learning how to integrate “green” into the existing Lean framework.

This course is a follow-up to the “Lean Six Sigma for Environmental Professionals” course series.

For a list of topics covered, please see the "Course Topics" area below.

Prerequisites: 

None

Course Materials: 

Course Materials: Attendees will be given electronic copies of the presentation after each class.

Intended Audience: 

Government agency personnel, city/state/municipal managers, contractors engaged in work with agencies, environmental engineers and managers, or anyone who is interested in learning techniques to improve efficiency and processes

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Course Topics

After attending this webinar, participants will be able to:

 

  • Understand the basics of Lean thinking and methodology
  • Understand how Lean concepts can be applied and integrated to address environmental “green” impacts and turn them into business differentiators in the marketplace
  • Understand the Lean and Green Business System model through numerous case studies from leading edge organizations, including Toyota, Adnams Brewing, Marks & Spencer, and Tesco.
  • See how new tools, techniques and solutions can be used to help see opportunities for “green” (Eco-maps and Green Impact Matrix)
  • Perform your own self-assessment for process management
  • Create a roadmap for you or your clients “Lean & Green” journey
  • Pass the industry recognized “Lean Competency System 1a” certification exam (optional)

 

No prior experience in Lean or process improvement required for this course, but even experienced practitioners will find value in learning how to integrate “green” into the existing Lean framework.

This course is a follow-up to the “Lean Six Sigma for Environmental Professionals” course series.

What to Bring

Headset/Microphone and strong internet connection recommended.

Billing Information

In order to guarantee a space in a course, the tuition must be paid in full TWO WEEKS before the first day of the course by either check or credit card. State and government agencies paying with a purchase order are allowed payment under the two-week time frame if a copy of the purchase order is received by NWETC.

If You Need to Cancel

Cancellations*

  • With 31 or more days notice, we will offer a 100% refund or credit towards a future course. The credit is good for one year and may be applied to any course.
  • With 30-8 days notice, we will offer a course credit towards a future course. The credit is good for one year and may be applied to any course.
  • With fewer than 8 days notice, there is no course credit available


*Please note that attendee replacement is welcome at any time

Disability Accommodations

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