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Manufacturers Alliance Career Group

December 16th 2019 08:00 am to 10:30 am at Golden Valley Training Center

The Career Groups Purpose is to Support individuals in learning job search skills and best practices, Network within the area’s largest manufacturing community, Leverage the Manufacturers Alliance resources and its partners and Provide visibility to an available talent pool for our hiring members

This group is intended for professionals seeking new and gainful employment in manufacturing. Attendees should be decision-makers from supervisory/managerial to executive levels.

SPEAKER: Erica Roelike, Keystone Group

TOPIC: EOS and Traction

AGENDA:
8:00 -   8:30              Arrivals and Networking
8:30 -   9:15               Introductions                         
9:15 -   9:30               Break
9:30 - 10:30               Host Presentation

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Standard Work

December 17th 2019 08:00 am to 4:00 pm at Golden Valley Training Center

“Without Standard Work, there can be no improvement.” This statement is a central truth of the Toyota Production System. Standard work defines the current best work process. It is the baseline for continuous improvement and is a tool used in auditing processes. Therefore, conformance to standard work contributes to the results you need to stay competitive, but is something we really don’t want to do. Until you can apply repeatable standard work successfully, improvements will yield less than their full potential and backsliding will be prevalent.

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Persuasive Coaching & Influencing

December 18th 2019 08:00 am to 4:00 pm at Golden Valley Training Center

It takes more than a title and some authority to effectively lead people; ask anyone newly promoted into a leadership role! And it’s even harder without the title. This workshop takes team leaders to the next level by showing them how to finesse their way to team success, navigating the politics and personalities that are sometimes roadblocks to success. Participants will understand and develop the influence and persuasion skills that make them more effective as team leaders.

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Maximizing Team Performance

December 19th 2019 08:00 am to 4:00 pm at Golden Valley Training Center

Through simulations and activities, participants will learn both what gets in the way of teamwork, and what fosters teamwork. Exercises demonstrate how to align people around common goals, and clarify roles among team members. Through video, discussion and group exercises, attendees will practice team processes, communication and decision-making. Participants learn how to build an environment that fosters creativity from all team members. Tools are provided for soliciting feedback from their teams on how well they are performing, and each student is encouraged to create an Action Plan for improvement.

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Lean Manufacturing Simulation

January 7th 2020 08:00 am to 4:00 pm at Golden Valley Training Center

Attendees participate in an interactive business simulation game that demonstrates, in a practical manner, the application of lean principles. They will be split into competing companies and will work on a simulated manufacturing floor, building product during four business cycles. Between each business cycle the competing company teams will have the opportunity to utilize the tools they learned in the workshop.

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December 24th, 2019
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Gaining Buy-in for Lean

January 14th 2020 08:00 am to 4:00 pm at Golden Valley Training Center

You know the basic continuous improvement tools. But, how do you use them to effectively transform the company? You need to know how to start, how much to tackle at once, who you need to involve, what results to expect, and what kind of resistance you will encounter. Topics discussed will include change leadership best practice, realistic implementation strategies, execution planning, education and communication plans, overcoming resistance and biases.

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December 31st, 2019
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The Role of the Leader

January 16th 2020 08:00 am to 4:00 pm at Golden Valley Training Center

As a leader one needs to get work done through other people, which requires developing skills in effective delegation.  This workshop provides participants with guidelines for delegation plus a worksheet for and opportunity to practice effective assignment of a task. Participants then also learn the importance of "setting others up for success" by holding and communicating expectations for high performance.

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January 2nd, 2020
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Toyota's 8-Step Problem Solving

January 21st 2020 08:00 am to 4:00 pm at Golden Valley Training Center

This introductory course will provide the knowledge and problem solving skills to arrive at the true root cause of your problems and prevent problems from reoccurring. You will learn the value of “Genchi Genbutsu” - Get your boots on, Go and See. You will also learn how to apply the 8-Step Problem Solving Methodologies and capture the findings in concise A3 Reporting. The 8 step approach is a practical method that can be rolled out to every person in the organization.  You no longer have to limit your problem solving skills to a single group of technically minded individuals. This method of problem solving can be used both in a manufacturing or service environment.

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January 7th, 2020
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Supply Chain Negotiation Strategies

January 28th 2020 08:00 am to 4:00 pm at Golden Valley Training Center

Companies are dependent on their supply chain partners for successful operation.  Ensuring you receive the right product at the right price at the right time can be an extreme negotiation challenge.  A success negotiation can strengthen your supplier relationships for years to come where a bad experience can create havoc on your entire operation.

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January 14th, 2020
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Visual Management & 5S Improvements

January 29th 2020 08:00 am to 4:00 pm at Golden Valley Training Center

Customers, employees and suppliers can tell a well-run plant and office without a narrated tour. The visual clues are everywhere. Visual management and 5S is a straight-forward approach that impacts your customer and employee image, productivity and sales. The many facets of visual management and 5S can allow employees to show pride and organization in their area, give them performance feedback, provide incentive to hit their goals, illustrate what is expected of them and recognize a job well done. These techniques can help overcome language and reading barriers and boost learning retention too.

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January 15th, 2020
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Leadership Style and Versatility

January 30th 2020 08:00 am to 4:00 pm at Golden Valley Training Center

Leadership means getting work done through other people – which  requires influence skills.  Research shows that the most effective leader-managers have developed a specific set of influence skills: skills in Style Awareness and Versatility. During the program they learn about the strengths and potential blind spots of their own style and that of other. They also learn to identify other people’s styles and how to adjust their style to relate more comfortably with others. A focus is placed on applying understanding of style differences and versatility to issues of supervision and leadership. 

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January 16th, 2020
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Mapping for Business Process

February 4th 2020 08:00 am to 4:00 pm at Golden Valley Training Center

Office processes provide the greatest opportunity for improvement since the majority of them are waste by definition! Office Process Mapping demonstrates how lean thinking can reduce office process timelines, and improve quality and delivery to schedule. Because we can not “see” office processes like on the manufacturing floor, mapping is a key improvement tool for the office side. In this session, you will map out real business processes, participate in hands on exercises, and learn about pre and post mapping tools to add to your personal toolbox. You will learn a simple 3 steps process for change management and leave with an entire cache of tools to assist you through successful process improvement deployment and sustainment. Participants in our Lean Practitioner Certification program may take this workshop as an alternate for the Value Stream Mapping workshop. Contact our office if interested in this option.

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January 21st, 2020
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Value Stream Mapping

February 6th 2020 08:00 am to 4:00 pm at Golden Valley Training Center

Value Stream Mapping is one of the most important tools for lean manufacturing. It lays out a visual picture of the vision you and your employees have created for your more productive future. It identifies individual process steps where waste can be removed. This hands-on workshop will provide you with the information and experience that is necessary to start implementing value stream mapping on the shop floor and in the office. Participants will be working in a simulated manufacturing plant and learn to apply lean manufacturing techniques to remap the future state of their processes.

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January 23rd, 2020
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Visual Workflow for Product Teams

February 7th 2020 08:00 am to 12:00 pm at Golden Valley Training Center

Improve your product development performance, team effectiveness, and speed-to-market. Learn practical methods for leading cross functional teams through the steps of building and compressing a project plan, increasing team ownership and engagement in the project plan. Learn different visual boards for managing various types of projects and practice Agile techniques for running effective stand-up meetings.

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Effective Quality Management Systems

February 11th 2020 08:00 am to 4:00 pm at Golden Valley Training Center

How do you build a quality system that adds control where you need it, removes it where you don’t, and allows you to be innovative and nimble? This workshop provides tools and framework needed to identify requirements and risks, and to custom build a quality system to match your company’s needs and culture. With an eye toward current and future regulations, implementing best practices across industries and a practical foundation, you can build a quality system.

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January 28th, 2020
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Conflict, Communication and Collaboration

February 13th 2020 08:00 am to 4:00 pm at Golden Valley Training Center

Communicating and managing conflict are among the most important and challenging jobs of leaders. Participants become more aware of conflict management strategies and when each of them might be appropriate. Participants learn techniques for effectively raising issues with others and how to respond to defensive reactions. They also have the opportunity to practice collaboration skills (i.e. win-win problem solving and principled negotiation) through one-on-one skill practices and small group exercises.

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Kaizen Rapid Improvement

February 20th 2020 08:00 am to 4:00 pm at Golden Valley

This workshop will provide the education and experience that is necessary for you to deploy rapid improvement teams at work. You will learn to measure what is important, gather the necessary resources, decide who does what, and set and accomplish a one week schedule for project completion. Most importantly, you will see how to accomplish more in less time than most teams take to agree on what they should be doing.

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Mistake Proofing.

February 27th 2020 08:00 am to 4:00 pm at Golden Valley Training Center

People don’t want to make mistakes, but all workers make them. Learn how simple Poke-Yoke fool proofing may remove the possibilities for error. Production devices or design for assembly criteria can eliminate mistakes before they happen. Achieve the reliable, continuous flow of Lean manufacturing. Understand the philosophies, techniques and devices that great companies use to strive for zero-defects.

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Project Management for Manufacturers

March 10th 2020 08:00 am to 4:00 pm at Golden Valley Training Center

This course is about successful project implementation. Study critical steps that highly impact effective projects. Learn to develop plans, actions, budgets, and metrics to define success, establish realistic goals and schedules, effectively communicate project responsibility and deadlines, respond to workload and people problems in a timely and productive manner. This is a Practical Application Workshop. Bring an active project to customize for your business

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February 25th, 2020
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Employee Performance Management and Coaching

March 12th 2020 08:00 am to 4:00 pm at Golden Valley Training Center

Participants are introduced to an Employee Success Assurance Model, and tools for carrying out on-the-job training with structured checklists and job aids. They will practice setting goals, communicating clear expectations and constructive feedback. Tools for recognizing high performance are provided, along with low-cost means for rewarding employees.  Participants will identify causes of performance problems and learn new coaching strategies for attendance and attitude issues. Likewise, guidance is provided for conducting coaching conversations and annual performance appraisals.

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Maximizing Team Performance

March 26th 2020 08:00 am to 4:00 pm at Golden Valley Training Center

Through simulations and activities, participants will learn both what gets in the way of teamwork, and what fosters teamwork.  Exercises demonstrate how to align people around common goals, and clarify roles among team members.  Through video, discussion and group exercises, attendees will practice team processes, communication and decision-making. Participants learn how to build an environment that fosters creativity from all team members. Tools are provided for soliciting feedback from their teams on how well they are performing, and each student is encouraged to create an Action Plan for improvement.

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March 12th, 2020
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Intro to A3 Problem Solving

April 22nd 2020 08:00 am to 4:00 pm at Golden Valley Training Center

A3 Thinking is a versatile tool. It allows its users to align, coach, report, and share. It can be used to create a structure for managing problem-solving, process improvement, and process transformation; any work big or small. Like all Lean tools it provides a structure to learn, gain new skills and apply them to achieve your business' objectives. Participants will gain an understanding of A3 thinking as a structure of learning and managing their work, and will leave with the knowledge and skills to write and recognize a good A3.

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April 8th, 2020
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Overcoming Resistance to Change

April 28th 2020 08:00 am to 4:00 pm at Golden Valley Training Center

Today’s most successful companies are those that can change quickly. Yet, overcoming people’s natural resistance to change is challenging. If your job or assignment involves getting people to accept and move ahead with something new and different, this workshop is for you. Topics will include: What’s behind typical human responses to change and how to handle those not-so-apparent factors? The surprising but most effective ways to guide people through transitions and help them return successfully to productive, committed work. A roadmap of steps and activities to guide people through transitions at work. Ways to support and encourage movement toward the goals and purpose of change at work.

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Finance and Accounting for Non-Financial Managers

April 30th 2020 08:00 am to 4:00 pm at Golden Valley Training Center

In this intensive two-day workshop held April 30 and May 1, you will gain an understanding of the balance sheet, income statement and cash flow statement and how to use that information to evaluate alternatives for more effective decision making. This workshop will strengthen your business acumen and help you master the financial language of business. It will show what the numbers really mean to enable you to recognize opportunities to improve profitability and cash flow. When you return to your company, you will know the advantages and disadvantages of different types of financial data to help you accomplish your department and company goals. You are encouraged to bring a laptop to the class.

 

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April 16th, 2020
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Accelerating a Lean Culture

May 6th 2020 08:00 am to 4:00 pm at GN ReSound

This workshop teaches leaders how to apply a principle-based approach to developing and sustaining a culture of continuous improvement. Attendees learn principles of enterprise excellence and how these guide behaviors and create culture. Participants then look at how their existing company systems impact these behaviors and business results. Attendees also identify how these company systems connect with guiding principles and help develop an improvement plan. Interactive group exercises, case studies, and instructor examples will be used throughout this advanced-level CI workshop.

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April 22nd, 2020
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The Frontline Leader’s Role in the Hiring Process

May 21st 2020 08:00 am to 4:00 pm at Golden Valley Training Center

When you follow an effective process for interviewing and selection, the chances are greatly increased that a good hire will be the result. The organization should see a reduction in costs due to turnover, retraining, and negative impact on department morale that often results when the wrong person is hired for the job. 

 

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Design of Experiments (DOE)

May 28th 2020 08:00 am to 4:00 pm at Golden Valley Training Center

DOE is the fastest, most cost-effective tool to accurately model cause-and-effect relationships. By applying DOE, participants learn to identify and optimize process or design settings to achieve important quality characteristics. Design of Experiments (DOE) can be applied to most Lean and 6 Sigma problems. In this hands-on workshop participants will work with Minitab statistical software to set up, conduct and analyze a DOE to obtain a numerical model of your process, or Y=f(x). Learn to identify critical process variables and/or design features that affect quality, then statistically determine the best settings. Participants are to bring a laptop with Minitab 19 preloaded.

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Intro to 6 Sigma

June 10th 2020 08:00 am to 4:00 pm at Golden Valley Training Center

This introductory overview course will allow attendees to participate in interactive exercises that demonstrate the application of 6 Sigma principles and the interaction of Lean tools. These improvement techniques apply equally to the plant or to the office, in service or manufacturing. This workshop is recommended for participants in our 6 Sigma Green Belt Certification who would like an introduction to 6 Sigma principles prior to attending the 6 Sigma Green Belt Certification program. This workshop also qualifies as an elective in our Lean Practitioner Certification.

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Toyota Kata Coaching

August 11th 2020 08:00 am to 4:00 pm at Golden Valley Training Center

Succeed as a Lean Leader by learning how to coach a critical mass of problem solvers. Don’t just tell your direct reports what to do, guide them in making their own decisions and developing skills. Toyota Kata Coaching will help you develop people by promoting behavior that is best suited to help individuals use Lean improvement techniques. In this workshop individuals will learn a practical way to be a better coach, reach improvement outcomes with their team, and ensure all coaching in their company follows lean best practices.

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