Foundations of Process Improvement

Presented by: 
The Berrant Group
Friday, July 12, 2013 - 9:00am
Point Grey Campus
Irving K Barber Learning Centre, 1961 East Mall, Room 261
Focus Area: Workplace Skills

Program Summary

Change occurs daily in our work lives and often that change is not reflected in our daily operating processes. Continually improving our work processes allows the organization to function at its peak, and allows everyone to spend less time fighting fires and more time preventing them. This workshop focuses on the core fundamentals of process improvement. It looks at work from a process perspective and will help you define, plan and implement improvements to optimize the daily activities that you manage.

Audience

This session is designed for AAPS members who are looking for an introduction to process improvement and to develop some basic process improvement skills through hands-on learning. Not sure if this session is right for you? Contact us at aaps.pd@ubc.ca.

You will learn:

  • The basic elements of a process improvement initiative
  • To apply a simple 5-step model to your process improvement initiatives
  • How to set realistic process goals, identify typical problems, evaluate return on investment - all before starting time consuming and costly process analysis
  • The impact of process changes on the people in the organization
  • To discuss what opportunities to look for and what problems to avoid
  • How to create buy-in and support for taking on a process improvement initiative

You will learn through:

  • Short case study
  • Hands-on practice
  • Group work and discussions
  • Theory bursts

Your Facilitators

The Berrant Group is an international training and facilitation firm based in Vancouver. Since 1995 they have provided Management and Business Skills Training, Planning Facilitation and Consulting Services.

Grant Penner and Ian Berry are the principle partners of The Berrant Group and each provide over twenty years of training, facilitation, consulting and operational experience. A balanced perspective, good sense of humour and the ability to zero in on your business needs form the essence of The Berrant Group.

Their approach balances strong, results-oriented objectives with a unique style that supports our strong belief that work must also be fun to be effective. Their clients range from private to public sector, high tech to manufacturing, and small to large sized organizations. The Berrant Group has conducted group sessions throughout North America, Asia and Europe.

What past participants have said:

The overall session was excellent and the information was very thorough. I walked away with definite steps I could follow the next time I try to improve a process. - AAPS Member

Without a doubt, the Berrant Group guys have offered the best AAPS workshops I've seen in six years at UBC. - AAPS Member

Program Information

Foundations of Process Improvement
Facilitated by: The Berrant Group
Date: Friday July 12, 2013
Time: 9:00am – 3:00pm
Building: Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, 1961 East Mall [view location Map]
Room: 261 (2nd Floor)

 

To Register

Please email aaps.pd@ubc.ca. You will receive a confirmation notice within a couple days if space is available.


Cancellations: If you are no longer able to attend the session you registered for, please cancel your registration by emailing aaps.pd@ubc.ca. Nearly all of our sessions have wait lists, please be conscientious of your fellow AAPS members and give 48 hours' notice so that we may fill your space. Please remember all events are costly to set up, even those which are offered at no charge. If you have any questions regarding the sessions offered by AAPS, please contact aaps.pd@ubc.ca.

Cancellations: If you are no longer able to attend the session you registered for, please cancel your registration by emailing aaps.pd@ubc.ca. Nearly all of our sessions have wait lists, please be conscientious of your fellow AAPS members and give 48 hours’ notice so that we may fill your space. Please remember all events are costly to set up, even those which are offered at no charge. If you have any questions regarding the sessions offered by AAPS, please contact aaps.pd@ubc.ca.
Cancellations: If you are no longer able to attend the session you registered for, please cancel your registration by emailing aaps.pd@ubc.ca. Nearly all of our sessions have wait lists, please be conscientious of your fellow AAPS members and give 48 hours’ notice so that we may fill your space. Please remember all events are costly to set up, even those which are offered at no charge. If you have any questions regarding the sessions offered by AAPS, please contact aaps.pd@ubc.ca.
Cancellations: If you are no longer able to attend the session you registered for, please cancel your registration by emailing aaps.pd@ubc.ca. Nearly all of our sessions have wait lists, please be conscientious of your fellow AAPS members and give 48 hours’ notice so that we may fill your space. Please remember all events are costly to set up, even those which are offered at no charge. If you have any questions regarding the sessions offered by AAPS, please contact aaps.pd@ubc.ca.