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Applying Lean Sigma Practices to HR Functions (UF)

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Lean offers proven methods to facilitate continuous improvement within your organization. Many businesses now use Lean principles to streamline processes in human resources such as recruiting, hiring, training, compensating and managing performance. Learn more about how Lean concepts, tools, and methods can help you to 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.

Course Outlines
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

Class Details

4 Sessions
Online 24/7


Sally Schmall 

CEUs : 1.6



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Registration Closes On
Monday, October 5, 2020 @ 11:59 PM

Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
10/5/2020 - 10/30/2020 Online 24/7 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM N/A - Online Sally Schmall 

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Applying Lean Sigma Practices to HR Functions (US)
ID: 63688

07/06/20 - 07/31/20
Online 24/7


Sally Schmall

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