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KSU Officers Lean Training Boot Camp for Local Governments
KENT, Ohio -- The Center for Corporate and Professional Development at Kent State University now provides Lean training and consulting for municipal and county governments, the university announced Thursday.
One session will be offered at the Trumbull campus in Champion Township Nov. 17 to 21.
The Local Government Efficiency Program of the state of Ohio is offering funding for local governments to learn and apply Lean strategies to innovate, provide better service and save money.
"Lean" refers to a collection of principles and methods that focus on the identification and elimination of wasteful activities in any process. Lean methods provide an alternative path to navigating tough budget pressures and customer service and responsiveness demands on public agencies.
The first four-day program begins June 23 the Stark Campus in Canton. The sessions run daily from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and are facilitated by Kent State consultants John Novak and John Potkalitsky.
The camp is an intensive training for people who work in government in an Ohio municipal, county, school district, or other governmental agency or organization. Participants will be expected to use their new knowledge and skills immediately to generate results -- to make government simpler, faster, better and less costly. The training is filled with government examples and exercises.
At completion, LeanOhio Boot Camp participants will be equipped to identify the leading causes of waste or inefficiency, make invisible processes visible so they can be simplified, be an effective improvement team member, and decrease the complexity of processes and eliminate unneeded steps.
In addition to the Stark and Trumbull campuses, the program will be offered at The Lodge at Geneva-on-the-Lake in Ashtabula from Sept. 15 to 19.
The cost for each participant is $2,000, which includes the LeanOhio Boot Camp Manual, Lean Tool Kit, certificate of participation, access to the LeanOhio Network and lunch each day. Registrants may apply for a scholarship voucher through the Local Government Efficiency Program, sponsored by the state of Ohio’s Development Services Agency. Once approved, employees can register for a boot camp session by calling Kent State at 330 672 8698.
Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.
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