Applying Sigma Practices to HR Functions


 


Spring - 03/02/2015

 

 

Develop the mindset of Lean Operational Excellence, an advanced problem solving approach that facilitates continuous improvement within the organization through the identification and elimination of waste. Lean principles can also be used to streamline processes in the human resource functions such as recruiting, hiring, training, compensating and managing performance.  Find out about Lean concepts, tools, and methods with which you can benchmark and assess problems, and lead continuous improvement efforts to resolve them.  After taking this course you will have an expanded capacity to facilitate small groups and teams using Lean Process Improvement principles and methodologies to create change within your organization.

 
 
Agenda
 
 
Unit 1
Overview of LEAN Principles and Applications
  • An overview of lean history and philosophy
  • Understanding the universal application of lean to Human Resource functions regardless of industry
  • Toyota Practical Problem Solving and A3 Tools
  • A3 problem solving reporting processes
 
Unit 2
LEAN Tools for Lean Human Resources
  • Visual management, 5S, standardized work
  • Other lean tools for HR functions
  • Introduction to value stream mapping (VSM) processes
  • A value stream mapping exercise to apply what you have learned
 
Unit 3
Creating an Effective Business Case for LEAN Initiatives within Your Organization
  • Creating the A3 report or storyboard
  • Using the A3 report as a way to present a logical business case for proposed changes, decisions, and improvements within your organization
  • Developing an A3 report to share with other class members
  • Receiving feedback from peers and instructor
 
Unit 4
Lean Leadership for Human Resources
  • Lean leadership and culture change strategies
  • Successfully implementing lean tools and concepts in your organization
  • Planning to prepare for taking the next step
  • Moving forward with Lean Leadership for HR

Question MarkAbout online learning

 
Online learning is a fun, enjoyable and very productive way to learn. Millions of people are learning online each year. You will engage with the instructor and other participants. You will get to know your instructor and other participants. You may make friends.  It’s easy. It’s fun. 
 
GearsHow the Course Works
 
It is easy to participate in your online course. After you register, you will be given a web address to go to get into your online classroom.  You will have a password and use your email address and password to gain access.
Once inside the online classroom, here’s what you can expect.
 
CalendarParticipate when you want
 
You can participate any time of day or evening. The online classroom is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
There are no live real-time requirements or meetings. You decide when you participate.
For the best learning, participants should log into the course on 2-3 different days of the week.
 
ChecklistWhat you will do
 
For each Unit, you will:
  • Read the print readings (about 20 pages a week)
  • Have the option of accessing the online readings
  • Listen to the audio presentation for the Unit and view the slides
  • Have the option of taking a self-quiz to see how much you have learned
  • Engage in written online discussion with your instructor and other participants
For best learning, you should make one or more comments at 2-3 different times each week.
The content (readings, audio lectures, slides) and self quizzes are accessible for the entire course, so you can work ahead, or go back and review again, at your convenience.
 
 
DiscussionDiscussion
 
The Discussion for each Unit lasts one week. All comments are made in writing and can be made at any time of the day or night.
Your instructor will log into the Discussion area at least once a day and answer questions, make comments, and respond to comments by you and the other participants.
We encourage you to make 2-3 comments each week to maximize your learning and enjoyment of the course.
 
It’s easy. It’s fun.

 

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Schedule:

Spring: 3/2 - 3/27/2015


(Late Registration: 3/6/15)

 

Tuition:

$245

Cancellation Policy: A notice received within 14 days or more from the start of the course may transfer to the next scheduled SHRM course or receive a refund less a $100 cancellation fee and the cost of shipping to return the books to the vendor.  Less than a 14-day notice may transfer to the next scheduled SHRM course, but are not eligible for a refund.