At the Value Collaborative, we recognize that training for the sake of training is not the answer. This is why we work hard to offer the RIGHT training programs for the RIGHT people. Whether you want to participate in a future CI project, have a topic you want to brush up on, or want to position yourself to lead Continuous Improvement within your organization, we have the programs for you.

Our current offerings are:

A 30-minute online introduction to the process of DMAIC.  Participants will be given a brief history of lean/six sigma, examples of where it has been applied in healthcare, and what it takes to build a robust culture of continuous improvement in an organization.

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1 day in class session that provides participants with some of the fundamental tools for lean/six sigma.  Built around a practical exercise, students will be able to apply their learning’s on a real-world problem.  Includes tools like Value Stream Mapping, Fishbone analysis, and standard work.

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Over the course of 6 months, students will learn advanced lean/six sigma tools/skills to solve problems.  In addition, all students will be partnered with an improvement coach as they work on an actual project in their own organization.  Graduating students will not only have learned the skills but have successfully applied them in their workplace.

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Coaching for Performance is about helping our staff achieve their very best, challenging them to think beyond their current frames of reference and supporting them through the changes.  Coaching skills are an essential set of tools for leaders who want to their teams and organizations to continuously grow.

Suitable For:

Executives, people managers, facilitators, or anyone who is a position to motivate and others to think differently.



A 1 full day session covering topics from coaching, gemba visits, team development, creating accountability, to what are the components for a continuously improving organization.

Suitable For:

Executives, people leaders, members of the board.  This training is suitable for anyone who is managing teams implementing CI in their organizations.

PRICE: $500

Sometimes there are projects you need support getting to the finish line. Whether it be project management services, or a coaching to guide you from problem diagnosis to solution implementation. Connect with us and let us and we can help you determine the best way forward.

Do you find most of your day spent putting out fires? This may be a symptom of reactive planning. Leaders Standard Work is a document that aims to create a proactive management structure by reflecting on what the common fires are, their root causes, and what actions should be taken prior to.

Not all problems are created equally, as such so too are the techniques to solve them. Design Thinking is a problem solving approach designers looking for innovative approaches to solving problems use. It is a human-centered, iterative problem solving approach made up of 5 steps:
1. Empathize
Using techniques like ethnographic research, practitioners put aside their personal judgments/assumptions and gain an emphatic perspective of all stakeholders in
their process.
2. Define
What are the unmet needs of the key stakeholders in this process? What would make them happy/sad? What problem(s) exist?

3. Ideate
Generate and create focus on your ideas. A good designer does not limit themselves in idea generation, but knows that a quality comes from

4. Prototype

Produce a series of inexpensive, and quick mock ups of the proposed (i.e. 3D printing, experience simulations)

5. Test

Validate hypothesis through continuous and iterative testing.

Leaders are always taught to engage with their teams and visit the front-line. Few leaders
are ever taught how to effectively do so. Without proper training, leaders may leave their teams feeling unmotivated, or fearful of their executive team. This half day session will teach participants:
 1. The value of executive walkarounds
 2. How to be more successful at it
 3. What questions to ask during a walkaround
 4. How to ensure their teams are left empowered after