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These are exciting times for Brazil.  I’m sure most everyone is aware of the upcoming major events  in Brazil in the near future.  Brazil will host the World Cup in 2014 and the Summer Olympics in 2016.  Another event, albeit  lesser known,  is the first public Kaizen Boot Camp offered by the Lean Learning Center (LLC) in Brazil.  LLC has been working in Brazil for several years and we are contniuing to build a lean presense across the country.  The Kaizen Boot Camp is being hosted by our friends at Dana Corporation the week of February 17th 2014 at Dana Indústrias Ltda, Avenida Fernando Stecca, 780, Zona Industrial, Sorocaba / São Paulo.

Kaizens are best defined as rapid process improvement workshop utilizing a cross-functional group of employees, working as a team to meet targets in a results-oriented focus on a pre-determined project area.  Simply put—define the problem/opportunity, pick the best people, and fix the problem or process in one week or less using lean tools and techniques.  The primary objectives are to make processes both more effective and more efficient and make rapid improvements within a structured process. At the end of this workshop, participants will be enabled with the understanding and tools necessary to plan, facilitate, and lead Kaizen workshops on their own in any part of the enterprise.

Even experienced kaizen facilitators will benefit from this program!  This workshop not only will teach you about kaizen workshops, it is also about how to facilitate them, lead them, plan them and ensure their success. This is done through a unique blend of application, method and theory. Much like a teaching hospital, you will be able to learn on a real process with a real team and a real kaizen process with real results.

Day 1: The Kaizen Process

Begin by understanding the what, why and how of the kaizen process. Through presentation, video and exercises you will understand how a kaizen works. This is essential knowledge to any kaizen facilitator. Even if you already have a kaizen program, you will learn unique and powerful tools to take your program to new heights.

Days 2, 3 & 4: On-Site Workshop

We will take you to a local manufacturing company and perform a real workshop. Along with our experienced facilitators, you will gain experience in co-facilitating a real kaizen. A real team and real process will be part of this learning no simulation here! As a learning kaizen, we will take the time to explore the leadership, facilitation, process and implementation throughout the process.

Day 5: Facilitation, Leadership and Action

The last day will begin with a reflection on the challenges and successes of the past three days. You will also learn more about workshop facilitation, leadership, and planning and follow-up of the kaizen process. You will explore the kaizen facilitator as a salesperson of change and finish the day with an action plan to begin, along with all the materials you need to get started.

The cost is $2495.00 per participant.  Hopefully we will see you in Sorocaba