CO N TI N U I N G E D U C AT I O N & P RO F E S S I O N A L D E V E LOP M E N T
GRAND RAPIDS, MI
PERMIT NO. 415
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Sponsor Name ____________________________________________________________________
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Sponsor Email __________________________ Phone ____________ Fax ____________
❒ I would like to register for the entire Lean Champion
❒ I am not interested in the Lean Champion Certification, but
am interested in attending the following individual sessions:
❒ Lean Project Meeting 1 9/10/2007
❒ Lean Fundamentals (.6 CEU) 9/10/2007
❒ Leading Lean/Policy Deployment (.8 CEU) 9/24/2007
❒ Lean Project Meeting 2 10/19/2007
❒ Value Stream Mapping (.8 CEU) 10/29/2007
❒ 5S Visual Control/Visual Management (.8 CEU) 11/12/2007
❒ Stabilizing for Flow (.8 CEU) 12/3/2007
❒ Metrics - Scoreboards (.4 CEU) 12/19/2007
❒ Lean Project Meeting 3 12/19/2007
❒ Mistake Proofing (1.2 CEU) 1/7/08 & 1/21/08
❒ Lean Project Meeting 4 1/21/2008
❒ Continuous Flow: Cell Design Implementation (.8 CEU) 2/11/2008
❒ Understanding the People Side of Lean (.8 CEU)
CONTINUING EDUCATION & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
❒ Lean Project Meeting 5 3/7/2008
❒ Job Instruction and Standardized Work/Scientific Method (.8 CEU) 3/17/2008
❒ Designing and Implementing Pull Systems (.8 CEU) 3/31/2008
❒ Lean Project Meeting 6 4/25/2008
Classes begin September 10, 2007
❒ Lean Administration (.8 CEU) 5/5/2008
❒ Lean for High Mix Low Volume Suppliers (.8 CEU) 5/22/2008
❒ Supply Chain/Purchasing (.8 CEU) 6/9/2008
❒ Lean Project Meeting 7 6/20/2008
❒ Integrating Six Sigma into Lean Systems (.8 CEU) 6/30/2008
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503-3295
❒ Lean Project - Final Project Due (.4 CEU) (by appointment) 7/21/08 & 7/22/08
143 Bostwick Avenue, NE
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a n C h tion
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You can also contact our office for confidential processing (616) 234-3400.
Register at: www.grcclearn.com
Four Easy Ways
Why Choose Our Lean Champion Program?
• Our program requires management commitment: sponsors from
Full Course Schedule: Date: Time: to Register:
Lean Project Meeting 1 9/10/2007 8–9:30 a.m.
upper management are involved in reviewing the project
component of the program. Lean Fundamentals (.6 CEU) 9/10/2007 9:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. 1.
• Early in the program, the champion and sponsor initiate and follow Leading Lean/Policy Deployment (.8 CEU) 9/24/2007 8 a.m.–5 p.m. www.grcclearn.com
a lean project process for real improvement in your operation. Lean Project Meeting 2 10/19/2007 1–5 p.m.
Value Stream Mapping (.8 CEU) 10/29/2007 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
• Because this is a local program, you save the costs of travel FILL OUT THE FORM AND FAX TO:
and lodging and through the improvement project there is 5S Visual Control/Visual Management (.8 CEU) 11/12/2007 8 a.m.–5 p.m. (616) 234-4952
the possibility of realized gains. Stabilizing for Flow (.8 CEU) 12/3/2007 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
• Training effectiveness is measured in three ways: in-class Metrics - Scoreboards (.4 CEU) 12/19/2007 8 a.m.–12 p.m. CALL:
assessment for knowledge, homework is assigned for application, Lean Project Meeting 3 12/19/2007 1–5 p.m. (616) 234-3400
and a customized project for implementation.
Mistake Proofing (1.2 CEU) 1/7/08 & 1/21/08 8 a.m. 5 p.m., 8 a.m.–12 p.m. 4.
• In addition to the measures of training effectiveness, the MAIL:
Lean Project Meeting 4 1/21/2008 1–5 p.m.
content of this program is aligned with the Shingo Criteria Grand Rapids Community College
for Manufacturing Excellence. Continuous Flow: Cell Design Implementation (.8 CEU) 2/11/2008 8 a.m.–5 p.m. Continuing Education
Understanding the People Side of Lean (.8 CEU) 2/25/2008 8 a.m.–5 p.m. 143 Bostwick Avenue, NE
Lean Champion Certification Lean Project Meeting 5 3/7/2008 8 a.m.–12 p.m.
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503
Attn: E. Chrzan
Lean Manufacturing is a strategy for achieving significant
Job Instruction and Standardized Work/Scientific Method (.8 CEU) 3/17/2008 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
improvement in performance through elimination of waste in
the total business process. GRCC’s Training Solutions, in partnership Designing and Implementing Pull Systems (.8 CEU) 3/31/2008 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
with The Right Place Inc., offer community members the learning Lean Project Meeting 6 4/25/2008 8 a.m.–12 p.m.
foundation to transform their organization. This certification program Lean Administration (.8 CEU) 5/5/2008 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
has been designed by practitioners, Lean leaders and academicians
as a beginning–of the endless pursuit of continuous improvement. Lean for High Mix Low Volume Suppliers (.8 CEU) 5/22/2008 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
This comprehensive, world-class manufacturing, learning system will Supply Chain/Purchasing (.8 CEU) 6/9/2008 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
help you manage the magnitude of cultural change accompanying Lean Project Meeting 7 6/20/2008 8 a.m.–12 p.m.
the Lean conversion process, no matter where you are in the journey.
Integrating Six Sigma into Lean Systems (.8 CEU) 6/30/2008 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
How the Program Works Lean Project - Final Project Due (.4 CEU) (by appointment) 7/21/08 & 7/22/08 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
The Lean Champion will earn a certification after completing
17 classes and a viable Lean Implementation Project for their
organization. Participants must achieve an 80% competency score Complete course descriptions, facilitator biographies, and additional program
in all classes AND complete homework assignments. Each course
is designed to enable participants to take the skills and tools
details are available on our website at www.grcclearn.com
from each module and apply them to business processes that
drive bottom line results. Registration deadline for full certification program: August 27, 2007
If you would like additional information about the program please call Dan Keyes at (616) 234-3627.
Prior to acceptance into the certification program, your organization
must agree to sponsor your efforts. Sponsorship includes time at GENERAL INFORMATION
project meetings, funds, and a Value Stream to which you can apply
the principles, and measure improvements so you can start creating General Information Cancellation Policy Quality Guarantee
■ 10 or more working days prior to workshop–100% refund We are proud of the quality of our programs. If after attending a
a Continuous Improvement Culture. Time commitment is also a key ■ We are pleased to welcome and admit all learners 18 years of age
class, you are not completely satisfied, we will issue a credit for the
and over of any race, color, religion, or national and ethnic origin ■ 0-9 working days prior to workshop–no refund
element of your success in the Lean Champion Program. to all classes. Students under 18 will be permitted only with prior
course fee plus a $25 credit towards another class of your choice.
When necessary, refunds are processed the last day of the month. Please make your request within 7 days of the class meeting.
consent of the instructor and staff.
With proper notice, participants may choose to apply payment
Cost ■ Course specific requirements, including prerequisites, special clothing, toward another workshop in the printed schedule; however, in
materials or supplies, will be listed in the course description. event of cancellation from that workshop, no refunds will be made.
Certification Program: $5,150
We reserve the right to change class locations, schedules, fees, and Special events and certain courses are non-transferable and
For those not interested in Certification, sessions may be taken instructors when necessary. This may also include canceling workshops non-refundable. These non-refundable courses are indicated in
separately for $565 per day. and we will notify you in such an event. the course description and include all online instruction.
Register at: www.grcclearn.com
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