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About Lean Learning Center

The Lean Learning Center was founded in 2001 to address the gaps and barriers that are holding back companies from successful and sustainable lean transformation. In addition to the advanced curriculum, the Center has developed a learning environment designed specifically for adult learning utilizing techniques that include discovery simulations, case studies, personal planning, and reflection – ultimately engaging people at a deep and personal level. We bring our unique lean understanding in creative ways to executives, managers, supervisors, change agents and front-line employees.

Learning Implementation – Six Best Practices (Part Two)

By | May 16th, 2017|Categories: Lean Learning, Learning Implementation|Tags: , , , , , , |

Learning leaders must be skilled in on-the-job implementation For learning leaders, transforming textbook learning to on-the-job implementation requires skill and know-how. In an excellent article that appeared in the November/December issue of CLOmedia.com, Ed Emde, president of Wilson Learning Corp identifies six universal best practices for ensuring effective learning implementation. In last week’s blog, we discussed [...]

Learning Implementation for leaders – Six Best Practices (Part One)

By | May 2nd, 2017|Categories: Lean Learning, Learning Implementation|Tags: , , , , , , |

As a learning leader, learning implementation or bridging the gap between what happens in the classroom and on the job, requires a keen understanding of job requirements as well as a firm understanding of best practices. Ed Emde, president of Wilson Learning Corp, offers his 6 best practices in an article that appeared in the November/December [...]

Internal advisors may be the key to effective learning

By | April 25th, 2017|Categories: Corporate Learning, Leading Lean, Management|Tags: , , , , , |

Internal advisors, or fellow employees and staff members who are only a few paces ahead of the learner, may be the solution to effective learning for any type of organization. If your business or enterprise depends on scheduled seminars and trainings for instilling operational excellence, usually you will feature an expert to lead the sessions. Randy [...]

Learning from mistakes: A Lean look at the April 9 United Airlines fiasco

By | April 20th, 2017|Categories: Learning|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Although learning from mistakes can be a painful lesson for any organization, any competent CEO or management team knows that whenever anything goes wrong, taking corrective measures against repeat performances must be their first order of business. United Airlines passenger Dr. David Dao may have suffered multiple injuries on an April 9th overbooked flight when he [...]

Cognitive Science and Performance Learning

By | April 18th, 2017|Categories: Lean Learning|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Cognitive Science makes the important distinction between performing by rote and proactively using performance support tools such as lean learning’s PDCA checklists, flow diagrams, lean transformation roadmaps, and 5 why decision trees and lookup tables. “Too often, learning leaders make courses when the information doesn’t have to be in the head, it just needs to be [...]

The Cognitive Science behind Learning

By | April 11th, 2017|Categories: Learning|Tags: , , , , , , , |

According to Clark Quinn, a leader in the field of Cognitive Science and author of Revolutionize Learning & Development: Performance and Innovation Strategy for the Information Age, if we can understand the Cognitive Science behind learning, we can change learning practices for the better and impact outcomes. As director of Quinnovation, a company that applies technology [...]

Why Change is Difficult

By | April 4th, 2017|Categories: Change|Tags: , , , , , |

If you’ve ever wondered why change is difficult, consider how many times you’ve heard the adage, “If it’s not broken, why fix it?” Take a company with a stellar management team, outstanding line of products and enviable bottom line. Maybe the issues calling for change are subtler than those we can easily point to. Could this [...]

Are the requirements for learning and change part of your onboarding process?

By | March 28th, 2017|Categories: Change, Lean Learning|Tags: , , , , |

Learning and change are two necessary components of a lean company’s onboarding process for a new employee. If lean learning is defined as an ongoing journey toward personal and professional improvement, then every new employee will soon be familiar with the adage that “at the end of every success is another obstacle waiting to be perceived [...]

Knowing how we learn is just as important as what we learn

By | March 21st, 2017|Categories: Lean Learning|Tags: , , , , , , , |

During our formal school years, knowing how we learn probably takes a back seat to the process of just cramming the facts. Late night cram sessions before the big quiz or final exam are commonplace on every college campus. Now that you’ve earned your diploma, in retrospect (and in all honesty), how much of that crammed [...]

Lean Learning Center Selected for 2016 Troy Small Business Excellence Award

By | March 14th, 2017|Categories: Business, In the News|Tags: , , , , , |

In a January 18, 2017 press release,[1] the Directors of the Small Business Excellence Award Program announced the selection of the Lean Learning Center for the 2016 Troy Small Business Excellence Award in the Adult Education classification. The Award Program honors small businesses that demonstrate excellent marketing success, community involvement, and innovative business practices in the [...]