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    • February 19, 2020
    • (EST)
    • January 20, 2021
    • (EST)
    • 10 sessions
    • Rotating Member Companies
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    2020 Greater Baltimore Metro Lean Peer Group #16


    Tentative Dates:  February 19, 2020 through January 20, 2021

    Build a Lean Culture to Ensure Long-Term Success

    The Maryland World Class Consortia hosts regional Lean Peer Groups throughout Maryland.  Lean applies to any type of organization and processing environment. Whether you are a manufacturer, distributor, service organization, or a non-profit, this program should be part of your Continuous Improvement plan. Company leaders will have an opportunity to revamp and re-energize their Lean strategy by networking with and learning from others who are committed to creating a Lean culture.

    Location:

    You will be meeting monthly at alternating participant company locations; we do our best to minimize travel for our participants.

    Who Should Attend?

    Ideal participants are representatives from your Lean Steering Committee or members of the Leadership Team, but there are no restrictions on who may attend.

    Three employees from each company may attend each meeting so only one registration per company is necessary.

    Now Includes Complimentary MWCC Membership!!

    Adding to the value of your Lean Peer Group participation is a complimentary membership to the MWCC. Membership will follow the length of the Lean Peer Group Program (LPG) for which you have enrolled. If you re-enroll, your membership will be renewed.

    Click here for complete program description.

    • May 08, 2020
    • (EDT)
    • May 08, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • Online offering only
    Register

    Online Value Stream Mapping

    BASICS® Lean Value Stream Mapping: An interactive, self-paced, modular, virtual training teaching the importance of value stream mapping as well as instructing how to create them. You will learn how to transform from the current state to the ideal state. You will also be given a tool to help align kaizen bursts into a prioritized project matrix to make sure you are improving the entire value stream.

    PURPOSE:

    • Demonstrate the knowledge learned into real life practice
    • Capture a BIG picture look with the goal of optimizing VALUE to the customer
    • Helps prioritize improvement initiatives to deliver strategic outcomes

    WHAT YOU WILL LEARN:

    • Importance of Value Stream Mapping (VSM)
    • Purpose of VSM
    • How to create a Value Stream Map
    • Toyota 8 Wastes: How to identify waste & eliminate it
    • How to generate improvement ideas
    • Developing a project prioritization matrix

    BENEFITS:

    • Deeper understanding of processes
    • 3 Complete Value Stream Maps (Current, Ideal & Future)
    • Developed list of improvements
    • Seeing your entire process on one piece of paper
    • Prioritize improvements aligned to strategic goals
    • Creating Lean processes

    MWCC Special Offer - Buy Three Trainings, Get One Free

    Standard Online Course: $99 per person

    VIP Value Stream Mapping Online Course: $149 per person

    In addition to the standard course content, spend one-on-one time with a member of the Business Improvement Group reviewing your Value Stream Maps and providing feedback during the course.

    This online program is offered through our consulting partner, the Business Improvement Group.


    Buy Three, Get One Free!

    If you buy (3) registrations, we'll send you a coupon code that can be used to register a fourth person for free! It will be applied to the same tier you registered for and must be used by someone at your same organization.


    • May 11, 2020
    • (EDT)
    • May 11, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • Online offering only
    Register

    Online Lean Foundations

    BASICSâ Lean Foundations Course: A comprehensive, self-paced, modular, virtual training instructing how to use Lean analysis tools, and certifying you to implement Lean in your company based on the Business Improvement Group’s Shingo winning  BASICS® Lean Implementation Model.

    PURPOSE:

    • Realize the importance and value of One-Piece-Flow vs Batching
    • Have a demonstrated capacity of lean principles
    • Develop the ability to implement three key Lean Analysis Tools

    WHAT YOU WILL LEARN:

    • One Piece Flow vs. Batching
    • History of Lean
    • Resistance to Change
    • Toyota 8 Wastes
    • Value Stream Mapping
    • Lean Analysis Tools
    • Rapid Improvements
    • Standard / Leader Standard Work
    • Develop Master Layouts
    • Shop Floor Management
    • Kanban
    • Five S
    • Mistake Proofing
    • Sustaining Improvements

    BENEFITS:

    • Increased Productivity
    • Lower resistance to change
    • Sustain your results
    • Understand Lean principles
    • Identify and eliminate waste
    • Creating Lean processes

    MWCC Special Offer - Buy Three Trainings, Get One Free

    Standard Online Course: $495 per person

    Interactive, self-paced, modular, virtual training

    VIP Lean Foundations Online Course: $650 per person

    BASICS® Lean Foundations + 2 Hours of Private Coaching

    Take the Lean Foundations course and learn one-on-one during two hours of virtual coaching with one of the BIG Team Members.

    This online program is offered through our consulting partner, the Business Improvement Group.


    Buy Three, Get One Free!

    If you buy (3) registrations, we'll send you a coupon code that can be used to register a fourth person for free! It will be applied to the same tier you registered for and must be used by someone at your same organization.


    • May 19, 2020
    • (EDT)
    • May 18, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 12 sessions
    • Rotating Member Companies
    • 4
    Registration is closed

    Frederick/Washington County Lean Peer Group #17

    May 19, 2020 - May 18, 2021

    Build a Lean Culture to Ensure Long-Term Success

    The Maryland World Class Consortia hosts regional Lean Peer Groups throughout Maryland.  Lean applies to any type of organization and processing environment. Whether you are a manufacturer, distributor, service organization, or a non-profit, this program should be part of your Continuous Improvement plan. Company leaders will have an opportunity to revamp and re-energize their Lean strategy by networking with and learning from others who are committed to creating a Lean culture.

    Location:

    You will be meeting monthly at alternating participant company locations; we do our best to minimize travel for our participants.

    Who Should Attend?

    Ideal participants are representatives from your Lean Steering Committee or members of the Leadership Team, but there are no restrictions on who may attend.

    Three employees from each company may attend each meeting so only one registration per company is necessary.

    Now Includes Complimentary MWCC Membership!!

    Adding to the value of your Lean Peer Group participation is a complimentary membership to the MWCC. Membership will follow the length of the Lean Peer Group Program (LPG) for which you have enrolled. If you re-enroll, your membership will be renewed.

    Click here for complete program description.

    • June 18, 2020
    • (EDT)
    • May 18, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 11 sessions
    • Rotating Member Companies
    • 4
    Registration is closed

    Baltimore Area Lean Peer Group #18

    June 18, 2020 through May 18, 2021

    Build a Lean Culture to Ensure Long-Term Success

    The Maryland World Class Consortia hosts regional Lean Peer Groups throughout Maryland.  Lean applies to any type of organization and processing environment. Whether you are a manufacturer, distributor, service organization, or a non-profit, this program should be part of your Continuous Improvement plan. Company leaders will have an opportunity to revamp and re-energize their Lean strategy by networking with and learning from others who are committed to creating a Lean culture.

    Location:

    You will be meeting monthly at alternating participant company locations; we do our best to minimize travel for our participants.

    Who Should Attend?

    Ideal participants are representatives from your Lean Steering Committee or members of the Leadership Team, but there are no restrictions on who may attend.

    Three employees from each company may attend each meeting so only one registration per company is necessary.

    Now Includes Complimentary MWCC Membership!!

    Adding to the value of your Lean Peer Group participation is a complimentary membership to the MWCC. Membership will follow the length of the Lean Peer Group Program (LPG) for which you have enrolled. If you re-enroll, your membership will be renewed.

    Click here for complete program description.

    • October 15, 2020
    • (EDT)
    • September 09, 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 11 sessions
    • Virtual - Via Zoom
    • 2
    Registration is closed

    Virtual Lean Peer Group #19

    NEW FORMAT!!

    Tentative Dates:  October 15, 2020 to September 9, 2021

    Build a Lean Culture to Ensure Long-Term Success

    The Maryland World Class Consortia hosts regional Lean Peer Groups throughout Maryland.  Lean applies to any type of organization and processing environment. Whether you are a manufacturer, distributor, service organization, or a non-profit, this program should be part of your Continuous Improvement plan. Company leaders will have an opportunity to revamp and re-energize their Lean strategy by networking with and learning from others who are committed to creating a Lean culture.

    Tentatively scheduled to kick off on October 15th. Due to COVID-19, we have instituted adjustments and enhanced the program. For the last five months, the Lean Peer Group meetings have been held via (Zoom) video conference. For Group #19, though all monthly meetings will be held utilizing this same format, if company travel and meeting restrictions are lifted, MWCC will coordinate facility tours for members within travel distance of each other. These gatherings will be in addition to the monthly video conference meetings.

    Format:

    • Lean Training/Discussion - 45 minutes
      • Topic Examples - Lean Leadership, Resistance to Change, Influence / Motivation, Support System Alignment, Engagement Methods, Office Lean, Lean Fundamentals, Key Lean Tools
    • Company Presentation - 30 minutes
      • At each meeting, a Member Company will provide a short presentation on Lean activities in their organization, such as a company project, challenge, or Lean plans, for Group learning and/or to obtain member input.
    • Company Check-In - 45 minutes
      • Lean Updates (What can I share which others can learn from, and what do I need help with so the group can share their experiences?)

    New Program Features!

    Following are some of the enhancements which will be incorporated for Group #19.

    • Member Locations - Participation will not be restricted to any particular region within Maryland, nor is participation exclusive to Maryland organizations. The video conference format enables participation of organizations regardless of location.
    • Number of Members - Since room capacity limitations are not a concern with videoconferencing, we will increase the maximum number of participating organizations to twelve (vs nine). Number of participants per company is not restricted (within reason).
    • Number of Meetings -Minimum of ten Group meetings, with additional Multi-Group video conference meetings occurring every two to three months.
    • "Members Only" - Each Group has their own area on the new MWCC website.  This member area will have a location for materials such as meeting presentation slides, and there is also a discussion feature.

    Who Should Attend?

    Not just for manufacturers, our Lean Peer Groups have a mix of companies from a broad range of industries and Lean maturity levels, from those who are just getting started to some who would be considered Lean-mature organizations. All of these organizations have been able to learn and grow. The only real requirement is a sincere desire and commitment to moving forward on this never-ending journey of excellence. To assure open communication, no competitors are placed within the same group.

    What is the cost?

    The cost is $3,000 per company and includes a complimentary membership to the MWCC (a value of $1250).  Participation is limited to 12 companies.

    Your Lean Peer Group Facilitator

    Dave Rizzardo has been the Associate Director of MWCC since 2014. In 2012, he co-developed the Lean Peer Group service and has been facilitating multiple groups since that time. His Lean experience predates the time when Lean became synonymous with business excellence. His recently published book, "Lean - Let's Get It Right! How to Build a Culture of Continuous Improvement", dives into many of the topics discussed and debated during the MWCC Lean Peer Group meetings.

    Questions?

    If you have questions about this program, contact MWCC Associate Director, Dave Rizzardo (717-855-0765) , or MWCC Managing Director, Joyce La Padula (410-960-3785).

    • November 16, 2020
    • 1:00 PM (EST)
    • January 22, 2021
    • 5:00 PM (EST)
    • Virtual - Via Zoom
    • 19
    Registration is closed

    The Maryland World Class Consortia’s Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification Program (LSSGB) provides detailed instruction on, and guidance through, the Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve and Control (DMAIC) Roadmap.  The Certified LSSGB will be able to identify the right projects, collect specific data, analyze the data with powerful Lean and/or Six Sigma tools, identify root causes, put solutions in place and set the new process up for both sustainability and continuous improvement. 

    The LSSGB Program consists of 5 learning units covered over a 4-week period.   Because this is delivered via Zoom, candidates for LSSGB Certification meet 4 hours per day online to participate in training sessions and exercises covering the DMAIC Roadmap.

    Program Cost

    Option 1 – Standard Course.  The fee for the standard Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Program is $3,500 per person.  This tuition covers all academic modules and course training materials for each academic day.  Students will receive a training guide and “The Lean Six Sigma Pocket Tool Book: A Quick Reference Guide to 100 Tools for Improving Quality and Speed”.

    Ø  Participants who successfully complete the program will be presented with a Certificate of Completion.

    Option 2 - DMAIC Project Mentoring and full Certification.  Additional $1300 per person.  Those opting for the DMAIC Project Mentoring and full Certification will receive an additional six hours per student (remote mentoring activities).

    Ø  Participants undertaking the "DMAIC Project Mentoring and Full Certification"  will be certified by HartePro Consulting and the MWCC provided they successfully complete the program.

    Ø  Participants are strongly encouraged to plan improvement projects in their home facility between monthly classroom meetings beginning after Module 2.  Time necessary to conduct these projects can be significant, depending on the scope and level of difficulty selected by the student and their sponsor/senior leader, and should be considered when planning business commitments while the course is in session.  Please contact us if you have questions regarding project planning and applied learning.

    We are excited to announce that through a grant from the Maryland Department of Commerce, this training is eligible for 50% reimbursement of the program training costs if you are a Maryland manufacturing or technology company. 

    Please contact Joyce La Padula at 410-960-3785 or via email at joyce@leanmaryland.com for reimbursement criteria. 

    CLICK HERE FOR FULL COURSE DESCRIPTION

    Who Should Attend?

    The LSSGB Program is appropriate for workers at all levels in the organization.  This structured program provides guidance for change agents the organization may be underutilizing.  No prior exposure to Lean Six Sigma is required.

    2020/2021 Calendar:

    WEEK 1 OF 4: 16-20 November

    Define Phase and approximately 1/3 of Measure Phase to be completed in 4 hour/day sessions

    23-27 November

    No class this week. GBs work independently through Define Phase

    WEEK 2 OF 4: 30 November - 4 December

    Complete Measure Phase in 4 hour/day sessions

    WEEK 3 OF 4: 7-11 December

    Complete Analyze Phase in 4 hour/day sessions

    14-18 December: No class this week.

    GBs work independently through Measure Phase

    21-25 December: No class this week.

    GBs work independently through Measure and Analyze Phases

    28-30 December: No class this week.

    GBs work independently through Analyze Phase

    WEEK 4 OF 4: 4-8 January

    Complete Improve and Control Phase in 4 hour/day sessions

    18-22 January 2021

    LSSGB Certification Exam available electronically.

    • Exam will be available for 4 weeks. Last possible date to take exam Friday, February 12, 2021.

    25-29 January 2021

    Candidates working toward LSS Project Certified Green Belt status will have until Friday, April 16, 2021 to complete all project certification requirements. Each candidate must meet with/update instructor minimally at the end of each phase to remain on track for certification.

    Meet Your Instructor

    Maureen Harte, MT(ASCP)

    HartePro Consulting, President

    Maureen Harte is a Medical Technologist, Johnson & Johnson Certified Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt (MBB), and a Certified Myers-Briggs Training Institute (MBTI) Instructor. She was the first Certified MBB in Sales and Marketing for Johnson & Johnson worldwide.  Click here for complete bio!

    Questions?

    If you have questions about this program, contact MWCC Managing Director, Joyce La Padula (410-960-3785).

    • January 14, 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM (EST)
    • Online Via Zoom
    Register

    Lean Learnings

    Join us for our quick, virtual, monthly events called "Lean Learnings".

    From 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. each month, catch a quick presentation from one of our consultants, a member or a guest speaker on some of your favorite lean subjects and methodologies!

    Topic: Leadership Skills & Style Development (LSSD)

    Join us on January 14th to hear from Kelly Petrock, President, General Systems & the Lead Institute for a high-level overview on one of our current offerings.

    You will get a taste of how this virtual program provides participants with personal insights, key concepts, critical skills & practices to bring out the best in employees and drive performance. Leaders learn, put into practice & share best practices to better match their leadership approach to the performance needs of the organization and the maturity, motivational and skill levels of their associates.

    Registration is open for this Zoom event. 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Past events

November 05, 2020 Lean Learnings
November 04, 2020 Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Info Session
October 26, 2020 Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Info Session
September 09, 2020 MWCC Quarterly Meeting - September 2020
August 18, 2020 LEAD Program: Online Offering via Zoom
June 26, 2020 Power-Up Empowerment - Online Offering via Zoom
June 23, 2020 Virtual Leader BootCamp
May 06, 2020 MWCC Quarterly Meeting - May 2020
April 21, 2020 Virtual Leader BootCamp
March 04, 2020 MWCC Quarterly Conference - March 2020
November 13, 2019 Quarterly Conference - November 13, 2019
October 31, 2019 LPG: Frederick / Washington County (#15)
September 11, 2019 MWCC Quarterly Conference, September 11, 2019
June 12, 2019 Lean Basics: One Day Workshop
May 08, 2019 Postponed: MWCC Quarterly Conference, May 8, 2019
March 06, 2019 MWCC Quarterly Conference, March 6, 2019
December 12, 2018 MWCC Quarterly Conference, December 12, 2018
June 19, 2018 Lean Overview Workshop
May 10, 2018 Quarterly Meeting, May 2018
March 29, 2018 Quarterly Meeting, March 2018
November 14, 2017 2017 Mid-Atlantic Lean Conference
September 25, 2017 Lean Measures and Decision-Making (Accounting for Lean)
August 17, 2017 August 17, 2017 MWCC Quarterly Meeting
June 06, 2017 June 06, 2017 MWCC Quarterly Meeting
March 21, 2017 March 21, 2017 MWCC Quarterly Meeting
January 26, 2017 One-Day Lean Overview Workshop
October 20, 2016 Building the Fit Organization
October 18, 2016 MWCC 2016 Mid-Atlantic Lean Conference
September 15, 2016 September 15, 2016 MWCC Quarterly Meeting
May 12, 2016 Lean Coaching with Motivational Interviewing
May 09, 2016 Leadership Skills and Style Development
May 05, 2016 May 5, 2016 MWCC Quarterly Meeting
March 16, 2016 March 16, 2016 MWCC Quarterly Meeting
January 21, 2016 Facility Layout Design for Lean Operations
November 04, 2015 MWCC 2015 Mid-Atlantic Lean Conference
September 23, 2015 September 23, 2015 MWCC Quarterly Meeting
June 16, 2015 Toyota Kata Learning Workshop
June 15, 2015 Lean Peer Group, Upper Shore
June 04, 2015 Facility Layout Design for Lean Operations
May 27, 2015 May 27, 2015 MWCC Quarterly Meeting
May 20, 2015 Lean Overview Workshop
April 21, 2015 Value Stream Mapping and A3 Thinking
March 17, 2015 Lean Accounting Workshop
February 04, 2015 February 4, 2015 MWCC Quarterly Meeting
October 22, 2014 MWCC 2014 Mid-Atlantic Lean Conference
August 11, 2014 Lean Leadership Visioning Tour
August 07, 2014 August 07, 2014 MWCC Quarterly Meeting
May 20, 2014 May 20, 2014 MWCC Quarterly Meeting
February 11, 2014 February 11, 2014 MWCC Quarterly Meeting
November 07, 2013 Lean Tools for the Office with Live Simulation
November 07, 2013 GM Powertrain Allison Transmission Tour
November 05, 2013 MWCC 2013 Mid-Atlantic Lean Conference
November 05, 2013 Maryland Lean Government Track - 2013 Mid-Atlantic Lean Conference
November 04, 2013 Toyota Kata: A Better Way to Coach, Mentor and Develop People
September 05, 2013 September 05, 2013 MWCC Quarterly Meeting
May 14, 2013 May 14, 2013 MWCC Quarterly Meeting
April 23, 2013 Lean Your Life
March 13, 2013 March 13, 2013 MWCC Quarterly Meeting
September 27, 2012 Lean Service Design
September 27, 2012 September 27, 2012 MWCC Quarterly Meeting
August 22, 2012 Improving Government with Lean Thinking
May 08, 2012 How Lean IT Really Works
May 08, 2012 May 8, 2012 MWCC Quarterly Meeting
April 26, 2012 Transitioning to Daily Kaizen
April 16, 2012 Leadership Skills & Style Development Program
April 13, 2012 One-Day Lean Overview Workshop
March 22, 2012 Training Within Industry (TWI) for Training and Development
February 23, 2012 February 2012 MWCC Quarterly Meeting
December 13, 2011 Webinar - The Reshoring Initiative: Bringing Manufacturing Back Home
November 03, 2011 MWCC Annual Meeting and Awards Celebration
September 23, 2011 One-Day Lean Overview Workshop
September 01, 2011 September 2011 MWCC Quarterly Meeting
August 03, 2011 Maryland Lean Government Conference
May 05, 2011 Standard Work for Leaders
May 05, 2011 May 2011 MWCC Quarterly Meeting
April 28, 2011 Policy Deployment (Hoshin Kanri) and Lean Implementation Planning Overview
March 22, 2011 Building a Dream Team Culture: People-Powered Lean
March 11, 2011 One-Day Lean Overview Workshop
March 03, 2011 Developing Exemplary Leadership / Followership
March 03, 2011 March 2011 MWCC Quarterly Meeting
February 02, 2011 Lean Sigma for Bio Companies Symposium
January 28, 2011 One-Day Lean Overview Workshop
December 07, 2010 Leadership Skills & Style Development Program
December 03, 2010 Lean Leadership Workshop
December 01, 2010 MWCC Annual Dinner and Award Presentations
November 15, 2010 "In the Shadow of Lushan" - Reading and Reception
November 08, 2010 Extending Lean to Offices and Services
September 29, 2010 Wright Manufacturing Benchmarking Tour
September 28, 2010 Selling Lean: The Art of Aligning the Organization and Gaining Commitment
September 01, 2010 September 2010 MWCC Quarterly Meeting
August 17, 2010 The Shingo Prize and Self-Assessment
June 02, 2010 June 2010 MWCC Quarterly Meeting
March 03, 2010 March 2010 MWCC Quarterly Meeting
February 01, 2010 Lean Facilitator Certification Program
December 02, 2009 December 2009 MWCC Quarterly Meeting
November 09, 2009 Harnessing the Power of Green
October 28, 2009 One-Day Lean Overview
October 16, 2009 Leading the Way with Russ Scaffede
October 05, 2009 Harnessing the Power of Green
September 02, 2009 September 2009 MWCC Quarterly Meeting
August 20, 2009 Policy Deployment & Lean Implementation Workshop
August 20, 2009 A3 and Value Stream Mapping
August 06, 2009 One-Day Lean Office Workshop
July 30, 2009 One-Day Lean Overview
July 09, 2009 A3 and Value Stream Mapping
June 11, 2009 A3 and Value Stream Mapping
June 03, 2009 GE Healthcare Technologies Tour - 03 June 2009
June 03, 2009 June 2009 MWCC Quarterly Meeting
May 21, 2009 A3 and Value Stream Mapping


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