Applying Lean Sigma Practices to HR Functions
|Dates:||July 6-31, 2020|
|Meets:||Online; work at your own pace
|Instructor:|| LERN |
|Fee:|| $245.00 |
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Develop the mindset of Lean Operational Excellence, an advanced problem-solving approach that facilitates continuous improvement within the organization through the identification and elimination of waste. Lean principles can also be used to streamline processes in the human resource functions such as recruiting, hiring, training, compensating and managing performance. Find out about Lean concepts, tools and methods with which you can benchmark and assess problems, and lead continuous improvement efforts to resolve them. After taking this course you will have an expanded capacity to facilitate small groups and teams using Lean process improvement principles and methodologies to create change within your organization.
Unit 1 Overview of LEAN Principles and Applications
- An overview of lean history and philosophy
- Understanding the universal application of lean to Human Resource functions regardless of industry
- Toyota Practical Problem Solving and A3 Tools
- A3 problem solving reporting processes
Unit 2 LEAN Tools for Lean Human Resources
- Visual management, 5S, standardized work
- Other lean tools for HR functions
- Introduction to value stream mapping (VSM) processes
- A value stream mapping exercise to apply what you have learned
Unit 3 Creating an Effective Business Case for LEAN Initiatives within Your Organization
- Creating the A3 report or storyboard
- Using the A3 report as a way to present a logical business case for proposed changes, decisions, and improvements within your organization
- Developing an A3 report to share with other class members
- Receiving feedback from peers and instructor
Unit 4 Lean Leadership for Human Resources
- Lean leadership and culture change strategies
- Successfully implementing lean tools and concepts in your organization
- Planning to prepare for taking the next step
- Moving forward with Lean Leadership for HR
- To demonstrate how the Lean Management System applies to HR functions
- To provide an introduction to the principles and methods of Lean Six Sigma
- To provide particular expertise relating lean strategic planning to Human Resource functions and people development
- To identify the characteristics of Lean organizations so participants can assess their own department or organizational readiness
- To deliver effective business cases for lean projects within one’s organization
Upon successful completion of the course you will:
- Be able to deploy the principles of Lean Operational Excellence in HR
- Know how to boost organizational capacity for increased efficiency and effectiveness
- Be able to create an A3 report for lean processes in HR
- Be able to apply value stream mapping processes within your organization
- Know how to plan and implement an improvement to a problem critical to your organization’s mission
About Your Instructor
Instructor: Sally Schmall, SPHR
With over 15 years’ experience in training, coaching and organizational consulting, Sally Schmall, MSW, SPHR is a national presenter on applying Lean Six Sigma and Change Management Strategies to HR in a variety of industries. She has been on the faculty of the University of Michigan since 2000 and is President of Academy Coaching, specializing in career coaching and customized training. She is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR).
About Online Learning
Online learning is a fun, enjoyable and very productive way to learn. Millions of people are learning online each year. You will engage with and get to know the instructor and other participants. You may make friends. It's easy. It's fun.
How the Course Works
It's easy to participate in this online course! An email invitation will be sent by the Wednesday prior to the course start date with details to login and manage the course. You will be given a web address to go to enter the classroom along with a password. Use your email address and password to gain access.
Once inside the online classroom, here's what you can expect.
Participate when you want
You can participate any time of day or evening. The online classroom is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. There are no live real-time requirements or meetings. You decide when you participate. For the best learning, participants should log into the course on two to three different days of the week.
What you will do
For each unit, you will:
- Access the online readings
- Listen to the audio presentation for the unit and view the slides
- Take a self-quiz to see how much you have learned
- Engage in written online discussion with your instructor and other participants
- Make comments on the discussion board (try to make one or more comments at two to three different times each day to keep up with the conversation).
The content (readings, audio lectures, slides) and self-quizzes are accessible for the entire course, so you can work ahead or go back and review again at your convenience.
The discussion for each unit lasts one week. All comments are made in writing (no audio required) and can be made at any time of the day or night. Your instructor will log into the discussion area at least once a day and answer questions, make comments and respond to comments by you and the other participants. We encourage you to make two or three comments each day to maximize your learning and enjoyment of the course.
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