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Continuous Improvement Training Course - One Day

Learn practical tools that you can use in real-life situations. Continuous Improvement Training
  • Continually improve your team’s ability to get better results
  • Create and sustain a progressive culture
  • Improve your communication; make it more future focused
  • Improve your ability to solve problems before they can occur
  • Banish the “If it aint broke, don’t fix it” mentality
  • Improve your invention, innovation and creativity
  • Harness the power of continuous improvement
Learn in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere with people who are facing similar situations as you.

The course was brilliant! Informative and lots of useful things to think about along with tool kits to use. I feel a lot more confident in myself and the way I will handle conflict going forward and prioritising. The trainer was excellent! I sometimes struggle with maintaining full attention for such a long time but Jez kept me listening at all times, made it fun and was very welcoming. All content was covered in an understandable and clear way.

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Continuous Improvement Training - One Day Course Overview

Morning

  • What is Continuous Improvement?
  • Continuous improvement is a system of progressive evolution
  • What is are the tools for continuous improvement?
  • Continuous improvement as an 8-part model:

    • Clarity of Purpose
    • Planning
    • Action
    • Measure the Feedback
    • Learn from success
    • Learn from failure
    • Change
    • Innovate

Afternoon

  • Continuous improvement as a skill set:

    • Goal setting
    • Clear communication
    • Decision making
    • Creativity
  • Continuous improvement as an attitude:

    • Progressive
    • Happy but not satisfied
  • Action planning

Continuous Improvement Training - Morning

Introductions

We are here to answer this important question: "How can we continually get better results?"

We can get continually better results only if we engage in a process of “Continuous improvement”

Continuous improvement is formed of three major elements combined:

  1. An 8-part method
  2. A set of related Skills
  3. A mind-set, a positive attitude

These three elements combine to form a process of progressive innovations, adaptations and changes, which ensures your organisation will achieve all its stated goals.

Part one: Continuous improvement as an 8 Part method.

Continuous Improvement Training Cycle

Continuous improvement is a circular method of eight specific steps that you repeat and that forms a process of non-stop progress.

The continuous improvement method

Continually improve everything you do:

The C.I. Method is composed of eight subsets. Each one of the subsets contains its own skill sets. The basic formula is:

  1. Clarity of Purpose: Clarity of purpose is the starting point of all achievement
  2. Planning: (The P-list activities, Prevention of error, Perfecting, Personal-initiative and Progressive thinking
  3. Priority Action: Find the most efficient use of your time and other resources
  4. Feedback: Accurate measurement of feedback results of your recent actions
  5. Positive feedback: What has been going well? Learn from success
  6. Negative: What has not been going so well? Learn from failure
  7. Change: Based upon the negative feedback, what do we need to improve?
  8. Innovate: Based upon the positive feedback, how can we make our service even better?

Continuous Improvement Training - Afternoon

Part two: Continuous improvement as a skill set

1. Continually improve your Goal focus

How to set and communicate your goals.
Why goal focus is vital to your success.
What happens if the goal is vague or ambiguously worded?

Continuous Improvement - Results, Actions, Emotions, Thoughts

2. Improve your ability to communicate your message

Your communication needs to be clear, accurate, brief and persuasive.
Your goal is to eliminate errors or upsets caused by poor communication.
Tips on how to improve the accuracy of your communication.

3. Improve your decision-making skills

Your success depends upon your ability to make the right decisions.

Decision-making comes in six forms:

  1. Yes or No? Should we or should we not? decisions
  2. Which one / what kind? decisions
  3. What is the Priority order (by value)?
  4. What is the priority order (by logical sequence)?
  5. Problem, cause, solution. (Thinking backwards in time)
  6. Problem, potential implications, countermeasures. (Projecting forwards in time).

4. Improve your innovation, imagination and creativity

If the solution to your problem does not currently exist, you may have to invent it!

Notes on improved creativity.

Part three: Continuous improvement as a mindset.

These special skills are underpinned by a unique mind-set; a positive attitude that we call Rational Optimism.

Attitude determines results

The self-fulfilling prophecy:

Two opposing attitudes:

1. "If it ain't broke, don't fix it"

This is non-progressive thinking.

2. Continuous improvement

This is progressive thinking. It is an argument for improving what is already good and working well. Continuous improvement is a formula for continued success.
We summarise this attitude as “We’re happy but we’re never satisfied”.

Summary and action plan

This course was very relevant and informative and has given me the confidence for the future in knowing that I am following best practice guidelines to manage my team effectively. The trainer was informative and easy to understand. A very enjoyable course.

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In-House Training Course Pricing and Proposal

This course is available from just £1,950 +VAT per day as a bespoke in-house group training course in the UK and worldwide.

It has been designed to provide a similar experience to our open courses, however we can tailor the content to fit your specific needs. In-House Group training costs from just £1,950 +VAT per day (international training price varies). Plus, hotel accommodation for trainer if necessary. (Premier Inn type: not the Hilton!)

This price includes:

  • Quality training delivered by an experienced trainer
  • Full days training
  • Full colour course handbook
  • Preparation work
  • Travel costs and time
  • Written action plan to take away
  • Access to our post course portal
  • Access to our on-line leadership and management decision matrix templates and tools
  • Plus three months FREE telephone coaching to answer any on-going questions

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Contact Us Today

Please call us on +44 (0)20 3856 3037 to discuss your requirements for the in-house training course.

If you want to know more about any other Management Training Courses, or their suitability for you or a colleague, call us on +44 (0)20 3856 3037.

The Course Training Method

The training method follows this general pattern - the training is very interactive and interesting:

  1. The trainer gives a clear explanation of the point in question with specific examples.
  2. Then, the delegates practice by doing an exercise with each other.
  3. The delegates practice by doing an exercise with the trainer.
  4. All points are supported with full written notes to take away.
  5. Delegates are asked to write down an associated action, for each point made.
    (At the end of the day, we have about twenty such actions, from which the delegates choose six which are the most personally meaningful).

Note: we do not believe in placing people in any situation of embarrassment by demanding that they 'perform' in front of the whole group. So you can relax: come on this course and be at ease; ready to learn new skills!

After the course, how can you keep the training-momentum going?

We understand that it is important to keep the momentum of the training going, in the weeks after the course. The ideas and methods that you learnt during the course need to be implemented, not just for the two weeks after the course, but for all time!

In order to make that happen, we will give you continued, on-going support after the training course has finished.

  • PDF download of the training handbook
  • Newsletters containing training blogs and articles, which will provide you with ongoing training and good ideas, whenever you need them.
  • Fun questionnaires that are designed to tease out your strengths and weaknesses and then give you ideas as to how you might improve your performance.
  • Decision matrices that will allow you to make decisions and prioritise tasks into the correct order.
  • Summary diagrams and mind maps from the course.
  • Conflict scripts that give you examples of how the conflict method can be used, in real life situations.
  • Free eBook the effective leader manager.

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I found the course very helpful and beneficial for the future, especially the parts communication, conflict, positive emotions. I would perceive this course as beneficial for other colleagues as well. The trainer's presentation was very engaging and motivating, high level of professionalism. Allows questions and provides immediate answers.

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Continuous Improvement Training Course Summary

What is continuous Improvement?

Continuous improvement is formed of three major elements combined:

  1. An 8-part method
  2. A set of related skills
  3. A positive mind-set

The three major elements combine to form a process of progressive innovations, adaptations and changes, which ensures that your organisation will achieve all its stated goals.

  1. Continuous improvement as a method: Continuous improvement is a circular method of eight specific steps that you repeat and that results in non-stop progress
  2. Continuous improvement as a skill set: The circular C.I. Method depends upon a set of distinct skills, abilities and disciplines, that you put into practice on a daily basis
  3. Continuous improvement as a mindset: The special skills are underpinned by a unique mind-set; a positive attitude that we call Rational Optimism

Your organisation relies upon innovation, exceptional service and strong relationships.
Your mission is to provide the best services and products in the industry.
Your organisation has recently experienced many changes in response to fluctuating external and internal conditions. It is still in a state of flux.

With that in mind, you have decided to present, to selected members of your team, a One-day Continuous Improvement Course.

Your intention is to gather a group of your key people from the various teams within the business, and to have them work the material together.

The purpose of this Continuous Improvement Course is to:

  1. Highlight the concepts of Continuous Improvement to the team.
  2. To discover how they may apply the concepts in their daily practice.
  3. To provide a common frame of reference so that they are all “singing from the same hymn sheet.”