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Coaching for Improvement
Time Commitment4 total sessions over two weeks; 3 hours per session
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Create a culture of continuous improvement, adaptation, and innovation.
In an economy defined by new challenges and greater uncertainty, organizations capable of adaptation will be better positioned to succeed. This application-based workshop provides a systematic, scientific pattern to help individuals and teams develop the thinking skills required for continuous improvement. Learn the importance of deliberate practice in skill development, practice rapid Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCA) cycles, learn how to coach others, and develop a plan to deploy these techniques at your organization.
- Learn the importance of deliberate and repetitive practice in skill development
- Practice rapid PDCA cycles
- Learn how to coach others
- Effective deployment strategies
The Coaching for Improvement workshop will be delivered in a remote-live format:
- 4 total sessions spaced out over a two-week period
- Each session 3 hours in length
Offering #3: October 18, 21, 25 & 28
In the spirit of deliberate practice, you will immediately apply what you learn throughout the workshop. By focusing on a work (or even home) process, you will use real-world experiences to practice the PDCA methodology and coaching. This application-based approach provides a richer learning experience and enables learners to develop or enhance existing skills for coaching, innovation, and improvement.
Coaching and Why Coaching for Improvement
The Socratic Method
- Functional vs. Cognitive Skills
How We Play the Game (PDCA)
A Coaching Model – The Coaching Kata
The Basics of Coaching for Improvement
Let’s Begin to Practice
- Homework: Identify a Focus Process, Create Storyboards, Grasp Current Conditions, Identify First Experiment
- Coaching Practice
How We Play the Game
- A Deeper Look
- Homework: Conduct Next Experiment(s), Update Storyboards
- Coaching Practice
What to Look For
Know Your Learners
- Types of Learners
What It Takes to Win
- Make the Process and Thinking Visible
- Practice, Practice, Practice
How Do We Know We Are Winning?
Homework: Develop Deployment Plans
Review Deployment Plans
- Receive Coaching on Plans
Practice, Practice, Practice
A3s, Idea Cards, PDCA Form, A3
More Than Getting Things Done
Coaching Lessons Learned
The Coaching for Improvement workshop will review W.E. Deming’s Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCA) as a model for deliberate practice. Variations of it exist in the improvement methodologies that some organizations have been practicing for many years. It provides a systematic, scientific pattern for individuals and teams to follow so that they may effectively and efficiently develop the thinking skills required to meet goals and challenges.
Identify your problem.
Test possible solutions.
Analyze the results.
Implement the best solution.
- Lean Specialist and Instructor, Nexus, College of Engineering
- President, Change Management Associates
Drew first became involved in the development and delivery of innovative Business Improvement programs while working for General Electric in the 1980s. Since leaving GE in 1990 and forming Change Management Associates, he has provided Operational Excellence consulting and organizational development services to industrial and service organizations representing a wide variety of industries including: Healthcare, Transportation, Distribution, Education, Financial Services and Manufacturing.