Lean, Results-Based Accountability, and Fostering a Culture of Continuous Improvement

March 20, 2019
7:30 AM to 10:00 AM
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Hampton Inn Conference Center
42 Lower Mountain View Drive
Colchester, VT 05446

This training is designed for Human Resources professionals, supervisors, and leadership teams, who are interested in expanding their knowledge of continuous improvement and implementing problem-solving methodologies and concepts, in particular A3, which is a useful tool for identifying, analyzing, and documenting problems. Participants of this course will: learn about the importance of continuous improvement as a means of achieving goals and improving results, learn how to spot the 8 wastes and understand how these wastes are typically a symptom of process related issues, and learn how to utilize a structured problem-solving approach (A3 Thinking) to address problems and improve processes.  After this inter-active training, participants will feel confidence in viewing challenges through a lens of efficiency and providing effective services that produce results through a culture of continuous improvement using results-based methods and tools, such as Lean and Results-Based Accountability (RBA).


About our Speaker

Justin Kenney is a Performance and Budget Analyst at the Vermont Agency of Administration (AOA) who plays a key role in coordinating continuous improvement efforts throughout state government.  Justin’s first formal exposure to continuous improvement was in 2009 at a workshop on Toyota A3 problem solving.  Justin has continued to expand his learning and knowledge ever since, diligently working to put principles into practice daily.   Justin’s keen ability to synthesize information and use systems thinking to solve problems served him well in his former role as Lean Coordinator at the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation (VTDEC), where he helped facilitate, support, and shepherd over 40 improvement projects of varying sizes.  In January 2017 Justin assisted in the development of the state-wide Program to Improve Vermont Outcomes Together (PIVOT) and in March 2018 was hired into his current role.  As part of this effort, Justin is helping to develop a replicable model of continuous improvement across state government that links strategic planning, Results-Based Accountability, and Lean.


$15.00 VTHRA Members
$25.00 after 7:00 pm March 15

$35.00 Non-Members
$45.00 after 07:00 pm March 15