Established, since 1997, leading UK based training provider.

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.

Continuous Improvement Training - One Day Course

About this Continuous Improvement Training Course

Continuous improvement is based on the idea that improvement is always possible - and therefore, improvement should be made.

  • Continuous improvement is an attitude of mind
  • Continuous improvement is system of evolutionary progression
  • Continuous improvement is about taking personal initiative

Continuous improvement is an attitude of mind

Some people have a negative mind set. They don’t improve until they are forced to. You hear them say, “If it aint broke, don’t fix it”.

The philosophy of Continuous improvement is the opposite mind set

The continuous improvement mind-set assumes that there is always a better way to do things and we should always try to find better ways.

Continuous improvement is specific system of evolutionary progression

Continuous improvement is a specific system based upon evolutionary progress: I.e. we make continuous progress by means of multiple improvements and adaptations to the existing design. Continuous improvement implies a six-part evolutionary system that is reiterated, continuously.

The system contains the following steps:

  1. Goal: Identify the desired outcome
  2. Plan: Formulate a detailed method to achieve it
  3. Action: Implement the plan
  4. Positive feedback: Observe what is working well
  5. Negative feedback: Observe what is not working well
  6. Improve the plan, in the light of the recent feedback

Repeat. Return to point one, Re-set or modify the goal

Continuous improvement is about taking the initiative

Continuous improvement is a rejection of the status quo or feelings of complacency.

Continuous improvement means “improvement is always possible”, since nothing on this earth is perfect. We can always improve; and should.

Continuous improvement means that we take the initiative to make things better than they are now.

We know that if we improve everything we do, then eventually, things will improve for us.

This course is about how we can improve ourselves; so that things will improve.

The course content was very informative. Lots of good ideas and thought provoking. Has made me think about my own actions and responses. The trainer's presentation was logical and easy to understand and follow. Very enjoyable day. Thank you very much.

Customer Reviews

Continuous Improvement Training - One Day Course Overview

Day One - Morning

  • What is Continuous Improvement?
  • Continuous improvement is a philosophy of progressive evolution
  • What is are the tools for continuous improvement?
  • There are seven-parts to the continuous improvement cycle:
  • Purpose, Plan, Implementation, Positive Feedback, Negative Feedback, Adapt, Return to Purpose
  • Set SMART targets
  • Improve your communication

Day One - Afternoon

  • Improve by perfect planning
  • Improve by developing your systems
  • Improve by creative problem-solving
  • Improve by continuous learning
  • Improve by invention and innovation
  • Write your improvement action plan

Available Dates and Locations

Your business venue
Dates to suit you

In-House Course Available Call us on +44 (0)20 3856 3037 to discuss your requirements or Read More >

Please note all our training courses include optional three months FREE telephone coaching to answer any on-going questions.

Course Timings: Start 09:00 - Finish 16:30. Lunch at 13:00, Tea Breaks at 11:00 and 15:00.
6 trainer-led hours, additional 2-3 via post-course portal independent learning

Our Open Training Courses run in: London, Manchester, Birmingham, Bristol, Maidstone, Scotland, Reading, Dublin, Ireland, Leeds, Luton, Bedfordshire, Cambridge, Milton Keynes, Gloucestershire.
In-house courses can be run in the UK or worldwide to suit you.

I found all of the content extremely helpful in me moving forward as a Team Leader and a person, outside work. The Trainer Chris presented brilliantly. Everything was clearly explained and made sure everyone was on the same page etc. Very helpful.

Customer Reviews

Continuous Improvement Training Course Content

Continuous Improvement Training - Day One - AM

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”

Attitude determines results

Two opposing attitudes:

1. "If it ain't broke, don't fix it"
This is non-progressive thinking. It is the expression of a thought against improving what is already working. "If it ain't broke" is a formula for failure.

2. Continuous improvement
This is progressive thinking. It is an argument for improving what is already working. Continuous improvement is a formula for success.

What is your goal?

Your goal can be simply stated: It is to “Add value to the market place”.

If you don’t add value to the market place your future is in doubt.
If you add value to the market place your future is assured.
The meaning of the term, “The market place” varies depending on the time of day.

  1. Sometimes the market place is your boss.
  2. Sometimes the market place is your customer.
  3. Sometimes the market place is your friend or colleague.
  4. Sometimes the market place is your family.

But no matter what time of day it is, you must add value to others.

How do you do that?

By Continually improving everything you do:

That breaks down into eight subsets. Continually improve the following your ability to:

  1. Develop Goal focus.
  2. Communicate clearly, accurately and persuasively.
  3. Learn from failure
  4. Learn from success
  5. Improve your skills and knowledge
  6. Improve your systems
  7. Improve your ability to prevent and solve problems
  8. Improve your ability to innovate and invent

1. Continually improve your Goal focus

Goal focused teams have the winner's edge.
Why goal focus is vital to your success.
What happens if the goal is not clear?

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 ability to learn from failure.

Every failure carries with it the seed of an equivalent benefit.
How to turn setbacks and defeats into continuous improvements.

4. Learn from success.

You can learn from success. Success leaves clues. Build on the successes of the past. Learn from what works, and see if we can build on a winning formula.
How to generalise from one success and apply it to another realm.

The two days were simply brilliant; content and delivery were spot on. Well worth the time to which will help me, my company and my team. This will also help in my personal life. Trainers presentation: True professional

Customer Reviews

Continuous Improvement Training - Day One - PM

5. Improve your skills and knowledge

Learning is a continuous improvement activity.
Skills development should never stop.
Develop and improve your ability to learn.
Knowledge is power. Ignorance is not bliss.
Learn accelerated learning techniques.

6. Continually improve your Systems

Everything depends on the quality of your systems.
If you systematise your processes well, then you cut down the chances for mistakes.
The better the system, the better your results.
Continually improve your efficiencies.
Continually improve your systems.
Examples of better systems.

7. Creative problem solving

All problems have causes, all causes suggest possible solutions.
Master the art of problem cause solution mapping.
Exercises in the art of mapping out problem causes and solutions.

Problem cause solution mapping
In a similar way, all problems have implications, and some of those implications need to be anticipated and prepared for.
Master the art of Problem implication countermeasure.
Exercises in the art of mapping out problem implication and countermeasures.

8. Invention and innovation.

Create progress follows an innovative idea.
Maybe you could innovate your way to a better future.
Maybe you could do what has never been done before
You know the phrase, Think outside the Box
How can you encourage innovation?
Exercise in the art of creative thinking.

Put these elements together to form a coherent plan of action.

Summary and action plan

The training course content was very extensive and informative and I have learnt lots of new techniques. The trainer's delivered and explored the course and process to follow very well and made sure we were on the right track.

Customer Reviews

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!

Express an Interest

If you feel you would like to attend but cannot yet commit to a secured booking, you can express your interest here.





In-House Training Course Pricing and Proposal

This course is also 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 for up to 20 delegates (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 colour course handbook
  • Personal written action plans
  • Access to additional free training material after the course
  • Three months free telephone coaching

In-House Proposal Document

Download the in-house training proposal document

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.

Email your Manager

If you are reading this page with the intention of attending the course, then you may need to 'put forward a case' to a manager who makes the final decision.

So, you may find it beneficial to give your manager this document, which will give all the information needed to make the right decision.

To do this, please enter the manager's email address below and.. take me to your leader!


Other Popular Courses

You may be interested in one of our other popular courses:

  • Leadership and Management Training - Two Day Course
    At your place of work, are you in the role of a leader-manager? Your role is to get the best performance from yourself and others. In order to do that, you may need to develop some additional personal skills. This excellent two day course will give you a proven, step by step guide to success as an effective leader manager.
  • Personal Development Training - Two Day Course
    The purpose of this personal development course is to help you to develop your “professional skills” relating to: Communication, goal achievement, personal confidence, positive mental attitude, planning, prioritising and handling difficult people.
  • Conflict Management Training - One Day Course
    Is it true that some of your managers do not manage conflict very well? Instead, do they sometimes mis-manage conflict and make the situation worse? Conflict in your team is inevitable and could even be beneficial, but ONLY IF it is managed according to correct principles.
  • Communication Skills Training - One Day Course
    Are you as confident in your powers of communication, as you would really like to be? Clear and confident communication will help you improve the performance of your whole team. When you return from this fabulous course, you will feel more clear, confident and persuasive.
  • Time Management Training - One Day Course
    Do you ever have days when you're busy but not productive? Do you ever seem to be overwhelmed by the sheer volume of work? If yes: You need our training in time management that will make you: More productive but less busy. Impose order on chaos.