Friday, August 17, 2018

Register now for Lean Fluency

We’re excited to announce the next Lean Fluency class, which will be held on Tuesday, September 25, 9:00-12:00, in Carruthers Hall, Conference Rooms 1 and 2. This course is designed to familiarize learners with the basics of Lean principles, vocabulary, and tools and is open to all, although UVAFinance employees have priority.

Description: You’ve probably heard colleagues talk about Lean but if you don't understand the concepts of Lean or know the terminology, it may seem like they are speaking a different language. If you feel like the intent of process improvement initiatives is being lost in translation, then register for Lean Fluency!

This course incorporates three phases of learning:
  • Phase 1 - Pre-workshop activities including watching 5 brief videos, creating a process map, and completing an exercise guide (will take approximately 1 hour)
  • Phase 2 - 3-hour facilitated workshop
  • Phase 3 - Post-workshop activities (will take 1-2 hours)

Here’s what a few participants from the pilot session have said about the class:
A must-take class! I really wanted to learn what everyone was talking about and so glad that I did. Don’t be put off by the 3-hour timeframe; there is so much information that is presented in a wide variety of formats that will keep you interested and engaged the whole time. I really appreciated the pre-class assignment, which prepared me to be successful in grasping the process. Come join the LEAN team! – Mara Hilliar, Office of the VP for Finance 
I thought the Lean Fluency class was great! It was the right amount of time spent on the topics, and I came out of it with a much better understanding of Lean principles, and potential application of them. If you haven’t been exposed to Lean, this is a great way to start. – Dave Boling, FP&A and UFirst
It was a fun class – interesting, informal, and informative. I learned a lot. – Joyce Dunn, PSDS

Register HERE by September 12, 2018.

If you have questions, please contact the training team at

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