april, 2017

26apr – 27All Day[Training] How to Coach Lean Leadership to Transform a Culture GEMBA-Based TEAM Workshop (CQPO)$1695

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A “Gemba” Workshop based on the best-selling, Shingo Award-winning Lean Books, People and Toyota Culture

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People Book Cover Shingo 2013Toyota CultureMost companies embarking on a lean journey soon become frustrated with kaizen events and isolated improvement projects that yield great short-term results but have no sustainability. They are searching for something more: the culture of continuous improvement with its philosophy, processes, and people aligned to cultivate problem-solving.

In this program, join LeanCor and the Center for Quality People and Organizations (CQPO) as we address the top barriers to your lean transformation and what to do about them. These barriers include:

  • Overemphasizing “lean tools”
  • Isolating lean implementation to operations and not connecting it to functions across the organization
  • Taking strategic, aligned, and results-oriented steps throughout to implementation
“I look at our next steps in a new and refreshing way. It really helped me reset my thinking, and have a good idea of what I need to do now.” -Participant, 2016


  • Understand how to lead a lean transformation
  • Learn how to create management systems and infrastructure that make problems visible and sustain improvements
  • Learn why “delegating lean” to others doesn’t work and can hurt your bottom line
  • Understand how to attract, select, develop and engage competent, able and committed team members
  • Build leaders and engage team members at all levels in rigorous problem-solving
  • Complete an assessment to reveal gaps that need to be addressed in order to build a lean culture
  • Receive a Lean Leader Certificate upon completion
“The handouts provided during class were most helpful – we can use those in daily application.” -Participant, 2016


Executive Leaders, General Managers, Supervisors, Lean Leaders, and anyone facilitating change within an organization who understands the importance of going beyond tools to create a sustainable problem-solving culture across the organization.

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$1,695 Per Student

**$1,595 Per Student for Groups of 3+

“By having 3 people from our business attend, we can now have alignment on how we will roll out lean in the business.” -Participant, 2016

What Will You See at the Gemba?

LeanCor Operations Center

View lean principles being used in transportation management and office operations. See firsthand how leadership uses visual management, solves problems and uses lean tools to drive the lean culture of continuous improvement. Attend real-time huddle meetings and debrief in order to coach improvement at your organization.

LeanCor Lean Fulfillment Center:

View a lean warehouse in operation. Warehousing is often plagued with processes that are abundant in waste – from material receiving to pick and pack to shipping operations. See firsthand how leadership leverages lean principles to empower team members, reduce waste and drive operational excellence.


Mike Hoseus, Executive Director at CQPO

Michael Hoseus, a co-author of the Shingo Award-winning book Toyota Culture, developed his TPS skills at Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky where he worked at the General Manager level in both Production and Human Resources being mentored by his Japanese sensei. His Toyota process experience includes production, engineering, maintenance, safety, personnel, employee relations, benefits/payroll and training and development. He learned first-hand how Toyota’s success hinges on integrating their production and human systems to create the Toyota Way. Mike is the Executive Director of the Center for Quality People and Organizations and President of Lean Culture Enterprises. He supports organizations in their lean journey, focusing on leadership and cultural aspects of the lean transformation. He is an adjunct professor with the University of Kentucky’s Center for Manufacturing.

Derek Browning, Director – Consulting Solutions

Derek has ten years of supply chain and logistics experience, including transactional transportation management, performing logistics network and route designs, supply chain and facility assessments, lean cross-dock and distribution center projects, people development, and the deployment of lean principles and practices in cross-functional areas.  These areas include: logistics and warehousing, purchasing, human resources, creative design and marketing, accounting and finance, sales, and executive leadership teams.  Derek has trained thousands of students and professionals in lean, six-sigma, and supply chain through LeanCor’s Training and Education courses as well as the University of Kentucky, Saint Louis University, Georgia Tech University, and Monterrey Tec’s Extension Campus in Mexico City, Mexico. As Regional Vice President, Derek’s responsibilities are split among managing and supporting active lean supply chain projects, facilitating LeanCor Training and Education events and Kaizen workshops, managing the Lean Deployment central region, and working with current and future clients to develop business opportunities.

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Workshop Location:

LeanCor Supply Chain Group

7660 Turfway Road, Suite 100 in Florence, Kentucky

Recommended Hotel:

Springhill Suites Cincinnati Airport South

Discount room rate: $125.00 USD

To make your reservations, use the link:


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Workshops to be held in the LeanCor Conference Center at 7660 Turfway Road, Suite 100 in Florence, Kentucky. Please find the LeanCor registration desk inside the conference center building at 7660 Turfway Road, Suite 100 beginning at 7:30am. (first floor).


Meals will be served on-location beginning with breakfast at 7:30AM each day.   Breakfast, breaks and lunch are included in your registration fee. Attendees are on their own for dinner; the hotel concierge will provide advice on local restaurants and attractions in the area.   Please inform LeanCor of any food allergies or specials needs.

Workshop Hours/Dress Code:

Workshop hours are typically 8AM to 4PM. Program attire is business casual. Please wear close-toed shoes for the warehouse tour.

Transportation to the SpringHill Suites Cincinnati Airport South (from Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport):

Upon arrival at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport and once you have your luggage in tow, please call your hotel using the courtesy phone available in baggage claim and request that the complimentary hotel shuttle. The hotel will need to know your terminal and gate number. It normally takes 10-20 minutes to pick you up and bring you to the hotel. This is a complimentary shuttle service. Upon returning to the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport please inquire at the Hotel front desk about shuttle schedule and for pickup location at the hotel.

Alternate Transportation: Taxi; fee: 25 USD (one way).

Car Rentals at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport:

• Avis – CVG AIRPORT- ERLANGER, Kentucky 41018; Phone: 1-513-7611007

• Hertz -CVG AIRPORT-CINCINNATI, Kentucky 41018; Phone: 1-513-5333161

• Enterprise – 579 PETERSBURG RD – HEBRON, Kentucky 41048; Phone: 1-859-6896200

• Dollar Rent-A-Car – CVG AIRPORT -BURLINGTON, Kentucky 41005; Phone: 1-859-689-5209

Hotel Parking: Complimentary on-site parking

Driving Directions from Airport to SpringHill Suites Hotel

Exit the Airport, take the Donaldson Rd. Ramp, Right on Donaldson Rd. 3 miles to Turfway Rd., Right on Turfway Rd. Follow Turfway Rd., approx 3miles, hotel entrance on left just past entrance to Turfway Park Race Course

Shuttle Service between Hotel and LeanCor:

LeanCor is within walking distance from the hotel, however, if anyone would like transportation, the hotel shuttle will be available at 7:30 a.m. and 4:15 p.m.

LeanCor Training and Education (LeanCor) Cancellation Policy:

LeanCor reserves the right to substitute instructors, change course dates and locations, or cancel a course due to insufficient enrollment or unforeseen events. If LeanCor cancels a course, participants will be notified via email or phone and will be given the option for a full refund or to transfer their registration to another course. LeanCor is not responsible for non-refundable plane tickets, hotel and rental car deposits, nor any other expenses incurred.


26 (Wednesday) – 27 (Thursday)


LeanCor Supply Chain Group

7660 Turfway Road, Suite 200 Florence, KY 41042 United States