AMC LEAN/Continuous Improvement – Available Courses

The Association of Minnesota Counties (AMC) offers several LEAN/Continuous Improvement training programs. Hundreds of Minnesota county employees and commissioners have been trained in LEAN since 2012. One of these workshops may be just what you need to sustain your efforts and achieve results.

  • Leading LEAN/Continuous Improvement in your County
    This introductory workshop is specifically designed for county government employees who wish to hone their skills in basic process improvement tools. The four-hour class begins with a segment on “the basics” and the remainder is focused on how to select a county process for improvement; how to build a swim lane map using effective brainstorm methods; ways to seek consensus through affinity mapping; and, using fishbones or impact effort grids.
  • LEAN/Continuous Improvement Facilitator Training is designed specifically to train facilitators who can lead events in your county. The facilitator training takes 1-2 days with an actual Kaizen event process conducted during the session.
  • Kaizen Event Co-Facilitation is a service offered to counties to assist with conducting events tailored to your needs. This model includes opportunities for county facilitators to practice the steps of leading a LEAN/Continuous Improvement process, in partnership with AMC.

If you’re interested in learning about the LEAN/Continuous Improvement training options, please contact Heather Bandeen, AMC Education Director.