Lean for Frontline Supervisors | The Center for Corporate and Professional Development | Kent State University

Lean for Frontline Supervisors

Thursday, May 16, 2019 - 8:30am to 4:30pm
Location: Independence; Price: $345.00

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The overall success of a Lean transformation depends on leadership, especially front-line supervision. Supervisors serve as the critical link between management and individual contributors in the workplace. They are in a key position to lead and create motivation. Most importantly, supervisors are expected to change the current culture into a culture of continuous improvement.

Despite these management expectations, many organizations give supervisors limited attention. Supervisors often manage more employees than anyone in the company, yet receive the least amount of training. Further, it’s not enough to just include supervisors in training. The Lean training should be designed specifically for supervisors.

This one-day workshop focuses on the fundamental challenges that you as a supervisor face in leading a Lean culture change. Addressed from a supervisor perspective, you will learn how to use practical Lean tools and techniques in enough detail that you can begin to apply them immediately in your everyday work. Also included is an overview of the “softer skills” needed to create and sustain successful change.

We can tailor this program and deliver it on-site for your employees and leaders.

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John Potkalitsky John Potkalitsky

John Potkalitsky retired from Eaton Corporation after 20 years of successfully deploying Lean in manufacturing and office environments, at both domestic and international plant sites.

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