Leadership & Education
20 years of developing leaders and driving transformative change gives us a pretty good sense of what great frontline leadership looks like.
New Behaviors. New Skills. New Confidence.
The single most important thing you can do to impact employee engagement and satisfaction is invest in their success.
A dynamic curriculum suits multiple learning styles and reinforces learning through classroom sessions, hands-on activities, breakout sessions, and immediate application in our learning lab and onsite live manufacturing facility.
Leadership training content balances the basics of process improvement with the people development skills that are critical to making improvements last.
Outstanding leadership requires confidence and skill in three key areas: people, process, and performance.
Understands and practices trust building behaviors
Gives high quality feedback and recognition
Develops the talents and skills of their team.
Recognizes, enforces, and drives a proactive safety mindset
Sees “work” as interdependent processes, recognizes waste, and drives process improvement
Effectively communicates by leading improvement-oriented daily huddles
Sets and delivers on high expectations and standards
Coaches to create an empowered team
Leads calmly, decisively, and with confidence in challenging situations
Our Leadership Development Programs
This workshop is a fun and interactive session that teaches a proven, simple and effective approach to problem solving that engages teams and achieves sustainable results.
What’s F.A.S.T Problem-Solving?
Psychologists and business people alike have discovered that successful problem solvers tend to use the same approach to identify problems and implement solutions. The F.A.S.T. methodology to problem-solving is the key to move your teams from firefighting to proactive problem-solving. The process works for any kind of problem, large or small.
In addition, this course also introduces participants to the powerful Run Improve Grow® philosophy, that is a model for continuous improvement that stimulates a culture of consistent growth and innovation. Organizations who master the Run, can begin to Improve, and through bold leadership watch themselves Grow.
Fearless Leader Course: Level 1
Leadership is a skill that can be learned and refined. This program covers the nine fundamental leadership competencies that are essential to the success of your leaders and your organization. Focused on people, process, and performance this course will prepare your leaders (both old and new) with a clear direction and insight into understanding their effectiveness and success as a leader.
Do you have leaders (new or old) that need to:
- Grow and develop their team?
- Motivate employees and build trust within their teams?
- Improve their ability to give and receive feedback?
- Develop valuable communication skills?
- Sharpen their leadership saw?
If you answered yes to any of the questions above, the Fearless Leader Course is a game-changer. Our unique “Hear it, See it, Do it” approach to training suits multiple learning styles, helps new ideas stick and lays the groundwork for new behavioral habits.
Lean Yellow Belt Certification (Lean Simulation)
This one-day, interactive learning experience delivers a powerful introduction to fundamental lean principles through a unique teaching method which includes interactive classroom sessions and hands-on, critical thinking simulation exercises. Unlike any other course of its kind, our immersive and interactive learning experience delivers a powerful introduction to the Run Improve Grow® philosophy and key lean principles.
- Identify and minimize various forms of waste
- Comprehend and apply a variety of lean tools
- Understand how to reduce cycle and lead times
- Demonstrate the requirements of developing cells through Kaizen
- Explain the relationship between inventory and waste
- Understand Run Improve Grow (Simplify the “run” of your business and capitalize on reactive improvements)
Designed for employees at all levels of your organization, the Lean Yellow Belt Certification blends unique, interactive classroom sessions with hands-on, critical thinking exercises.
Engaging Your Team Through Effective Huddles
This half-day workshop is designed to tear down silos and engage individuals through effective huddles. During this interactive workshop, you will learn the importance of the daily huddle agenda, how to run a successful huddle, deal with challenging personalities that exist in every workforce, and how to engage your team to consistently raise the bar on excellence. Unlike other Huddle training programs, Definity Partners incorporates the Run Improve Grow principals, giving you proven sustainability results.
All too often, we see teams that:
- Get frustrated from a lack of communication or information
- Feel like no one is listening to their recommendations
- Play the blame game when problems occur
- Struggle to truly solve problems so they don’t reoccur
- Lack a clear understanding of their day-to-day performance
- Consistently feel like their losing and unable to meet expectations or deadlines
If your teams experience any of these conditions, this workshop is a game-changer. After attending this session, participants will receive a certificate of completion along with valuable tools to:
- Communicate in a common language
- Establish a behavior model that drives teamwork
- Reach new heights in employee engagement
- Raise the bar on excellence
Lean Green Belt Certification Course
The Lean Green Belt Certification begins with 3-days of hands-on instruction giving students a working knowledge of lean tools that will eliminate waste, improve productivity & quality, and reduce lead times. In addition to learning how to charter a project and calculate payback, participants will also learn problem solving and keys to sustainment.
Following the 3-day course, each participant will have the opportunity to charter and execute a Lean Improvement Project for the final certification, utilizing the material and tools learned that are relevant to a problem or challenge they are currently facing. The experience of planning, executing and implementing a project on-site, at their company turns theory into action and maximizes the retention of the newly acquired knowledge. Additionally, coaching by results driven Definity Partners Project Manager provides 20 hours of individualized onsite support and guidance throughout the project. Project Managers will also be available by phone and email as needed.
Four Environments | Four Learning Styles
Our lectures are never just lectures. The primary teaching area lays the groundwork for skills that we practice through simulations and group activities. This space is also regularly used for private meetings and offsite events for our clients and partners.
There is a limit to how much you can learn while sitting in a classroom environment, particularly when you’re used to spending most of the day on your feet in a highly dynamic environment. In addition to our classroom space we have a flexible corner of the Upside Innovation facility reserved for group activities and production simulations.
Live Manufacturing Facility
Separated from the classroom by just a few steps and a door is a live manufacturing operation. Our partnership with aluminum ramp manufacturer Upside Innovations brings hands-on learning to a whole new level.
On-Site At Your Facility
Delivering the in-context training and bringing hands-on components of our training into actual employee work areas accelerates both understanding and impact. We have delivered the full range of our workforce development programs at client sites across the globe. Clients appreciate the opportunity to invest in their people and build a common language and skill set, all while minimizing time off the floor.
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