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Denver Green Belt starts May 2, and Toronto Yellow Belt starts June 6!
Upcoming belt training.
The Lean Belt Certification programs are designed to give students the fundamental theories of Kaizen/Lean methodologies and teach new concepts and tools that can help organizations achieve and exceed their operational goals!
The Yellow Belt program is our foundation for an individuals Lean career. Participants will be able to identify process improvement oppotunities and actively contribute to their organizations success, resulting in lower costs, higher quality and shorter lead times. The only requirements for this program is a willingness to be open to new ideas, and a belief that all processes can be improved.
The Green Belt program is designed for someone who is actively participating in their employer's Kaizen/Lean journey. After completion, participants will be able to effectively plan, lead and manage successful Kaizen/Lean Events.
To download one of our complete program brochures click this link.
For registration and a calendar of events click this link.
KINA is looking forward to seeing you all in Portland, Oregon, January 9-11
Kaizen Institute North America is proud to announce they will be exhibiting at the Northwest Food and Beverage World 2017 Expo in Portland, Oregon from January 9th thru January 11th.
The Expo is sponsored by the NWFPA and they have created an educational program for this event that addresses the real time needs of food and beverage producers with 40+ educational sessions available. The exhibit floor showcases cutting edge technology, services, and production and packaging line equipment fundamental to the success of most all food and beverage processors. See this link for complete agenda, travel and hotel information.
While you’re there, please visit us at Booth 130 to meet and spend time with our Continuous Improvement/Lean and Project Management experts. They will be available to discuss and assist you with your current challenges and needs.
We look forward to seeing you in Portland!!
US Lean Sensei wins Global Award
Kaizen Institute North America is happy to announce that Christian Wolcott was chosen as "Consultant of the Year" at the Kaizen Annual Awards Ceremony held in Calgary, Canada earlier this month. Christian has been chosen out of a group of over 400 consultants for the award.
Christian joined Kaizen Institute US in 2009, since then he has led many prestigious and successful Lean projects including such clients as:
- JFK Airport
- Saskatchewan Ministry of Justice
Christian's outstanding knowledge of Lean Practices, and his excellent coaching and training skills allow him to reach and relate to people at all levels of an organization has put him in a great position to help his clients reach their productivity goals.
Christian has also been instrumental in the overhaul of the Kaizen Institute Japan Tours and has been the host consultant for Gemba tours within the US and Japan.
Congratulations Christian on winning Kaizen's "COTY"!
Christian Wolcott win's Kaizen's Global Consultant of the Year award at the Calgary Stampede. Trophy is presented by previous award winners, Bruno Fabbiano, Jayanth Murthy and Carsten Otto
We're happy to announce that Carlos Paez will be joining Kaizen Institute USA on July 4th. Carlos is joining us after a long successful career in Continuous Improvement with such companies as McCain Foods, PACTIV Corporation, Excelsior Manufacturing and Supply, and Toyoda Machinery. Carlos holds a Lean/Six Sigma Black Belt, an MBA from Northern Illinois University, and a BS in Industrial Technology.
Gautam Thakur pens a blog for Smartdraw on Lean.
Gautam Thakur, Senior CI Consultant, recently contributed an article to the Smartdraw blog on Workplace Organization from a Lean Perspective.
Thanks Guatam for a well put together and thought out article!
Thoughts from some of Kaizen Global's top leaders
Did you know that Kaizen Institute has a youtube channel? Here is a link to our youtube channel, on it you'll find some very thought provoking interviews with some of our leaders around the globe.
Calgary Stampede to be the venue for the next AAE.
Kaizen North America is proud to be hosting this years Kaizen Annual Awards Event. This event, which honors the outstanding contributions of consultants and business units across the Kaizen globe, will be held in Calgary, Alberta, Canada from July 4-8.
We're looking forward to learning all we can from our colleagues internationally and bringing all that learning home to North America!
Here's Senior Consultant, Rob Koller carrying the torch for the AAE.
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