Leadership and Continued Learning

Posted by Heather Barto on December 11th, 2018

A 3-5 minute read on the importance of  investment with continuous improvement both as an individual and a team. Mentoring and continual learning go hand-in-hand.

Government agencies offer consistency, a dependable hierarchy, a foundation that the country depends on in good times and bad. But it can also be a place where it’s difficult to change or inspire creative thinking. Better leadership that focuses on an increase in return on investment (ROI) can help. Leaders who value and encourage their teams to do this focus on continuous improvement.

Blog posting by Timothy Etson

Source: https://www.govloop.com/community/blog/leadership-great-leaders-encourage-excellence-continuous-improvement/

Lean work and projects are the perfect opportunity for continued growth and learning.

NH Public Utilities Commission-Lean Project

Posted by Heather Barto on December 10th, 2018

The Public Utilities Commission (PUC) of New Hampshire recently embarked on process improvement projects.  The Assess Tracking Lean project demonstrates the value of co-facilitation and group effort towards contributing to a faster and smoother way to conduct business.

Jan Gugliotti, Lean Green Belt and the Lean Coordinator for PUC adds “Woohoo!  Survived my first facilitation as a new GB.” Jan shares her A3 work as a model for collaborative process improvement efforts to support the PUC’s efforts with Lean modernization practices.

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Quarterly Lean Network Meeting

Posted by Heather Barto on November 15th, 2018

State of NH Quarterly Lean Network Meeting

December 14, 2018

1:30pm-3:30pm

NH Fire Academy, 98 Smokey Bear Blvd., Concord, NH

Lean, Culture, Leadership Support; How Do They Work Together?

Speaker information

Alastair Howie, Senior Continuous Improvement Specialist will walk us through the Lean Transformation efforts and advancements made at Elliot Health System. Elliot Health System moved from a project-based approach to a sustainable Lean Management System that develops people and fosters a culture of continuous improvement.

Please register for the meeting at https://das.nh.gov/EventCalendar/EventCalendar.aspx?EventOwner=lean&EventType=all

 

If you have a disability and need accommodations to participate in this training, please contact Angela Linke, ADA Coordinator at the Department of Transportation, 603-271-7424 or angela.linke@dot.nh.gov

To ensure that your needs are met, please be sure to notify Angela Linke at least 7 days before the scheduled event.

http://lean.nh.gov/

About the New BET Lean Professor

Posted by Tom Lencki on September 28th, 2018

Chuck grew up in New Hampshire avidly enjoying the outdoors and working school around that passion whenever possible.  Pursuing this passion academically, he acquired an associates in forest technology from UNH’s Thompson School and a bachelor’s in forest resource management from Central Washington University in Washington State.  He has worked on fire crews, timber crews, and water quality and soil conservation projects in the Pacific Northwest.  His experience with the Washington Agriculture and Forestry Leadership Program sharpened his skills in facilitation along with his experience at UNH’s Browne Center, BU’s Sargent Camp, natural resource planning, community facilitation and workplace training.  Chuck’s other great passion is learning about learning.   In pursuing optimal learning, Chuck received a master’s in adult learning and development and a CAGS in the neurodevelopmental approach to teaching.  He’s taught a variety of topics at the undergraduate and graduate level as well as English to refugees and created several faculty development programs.  He is currently completing a doctorate in education focusing on facilitating the development of effective learning practices.  Chuck currently teaches the Yellow Belt, Green Belt and Black Belt certification courses for the NH Bureau of Education and Training.

Welcome to BET Chuck!

Lean Approach Considerations

Posted by Heather Barto on September 26th, 2018

https://blog.kainexus.com/

Interesting and recent blog posts for Lean Healthcare Code

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How to Have Better Team Huddles.

A great tool for Lean program management development considerations.

How are you using huddles as a tool for with process improvement?

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