Hybrid:  A3 Problem Solving Immersion Workshop

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Hybrid: A3 Problem Solving Immersion Workshop

Objective: Learn team problem solving by providing structure to unleash a wealth of creativity and positive engagement.

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Unitarian Universalist Social Hall, 2201 Lawton, Ave, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401 2201 Lawton Ave San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

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  • 9 hours
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Purpose: Engaging associates in problem solving is key to building a lean culture.  In particular, A3 problem solving (e.g. Theme, Current State, Problem, Goals/Targets, Analysis, Countermeasures, Plan, and Follow-up) is a powerful concept for lean practitioners.  This workshop teaches participants how to use A3 problem solving while simultaneously using Liberating Structures to engage teams or large groups.

Approach: This "immersion" workshop is designed to introduce in person and online participants to a number of Liberating Structures very rapidly. We use Liberating Structures and a virtual Miro board to explore group problem solving. Covering a wide variety of structures underscores the idea that there is no single way to address many complex problems. Another message that participants get loud and clear: you learn by doing. Once you’ve seen lean A3 problem solving and Liberating Structures in action, and practice doing it, you can use it in any setting. In this special immersion workshop for lean thinkers, we will be using an 8-step A3 framework to engage participants in a problem common to lean organizations.

Target Audience: All managers, team leads, and supervisors who are tasked with engaging associates and facilitating their interaction.  Some exposure to lean is beneficial, but not required. 

Format: Hybrid (on line and/or in-person) in San Luis Obispo, CA

Length: 1 DAY; 8:00AM-5:00PM

COVID Safer Operation Policy

In order to practice lean respect for people, Central Coast Lean recommends all in person workshop participants to be vaccinated AND boosted. Please help us by reviewing the Policy verification and practice requirements BEFORE registering for any in person CCL workshop or event. Your registration indicates your agreement to comply with this policy.

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If you have any questions or concerns, please contact

Eric Olsen – Director Central Coast Lean eolsen@calpoly.edu