About the training

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Over 500 people working for Massachusetts Construction and Facilities Management organizations have turned to Haley & Aldrich to help address their organizations’ challenges and make their work more fulfilling. Using Lean, our clients have found ways to better understand customers, optimize processes, improve team performance, develop talent and achieve better results.

We began our own Lean journey in 2005, seeking to integrate Lean principles into all that we do, from project delivery to defining our vision and purpose. And now, Haley & Aldrich is providing Lean courses to organizations in Massachusetts at no cost to the participants through a partnership with the Commonwealth's Workforce Training Fund. These courses are for people who work in the built environment, including architects, owner/developers, project managers, subcontractors, facilities leaders, and construction managers.

Learn more about our Lean course offerings: Lean Fundamentals, Visual Management, Lean for Capital Planning and Facility Operations, and Lean for Construction Professionals.

We look forward to sharing our practical knowledge, and creating an environment for peers to learn and collaborate for positive change using Lean. Space is limited, so reserve your spot today.

Here are a few examples of how Lean has helped organizations around the country: 

How do I qualify for the state-funded training?

In order to qualify, Massachusetts businesses must pay into the Workforce Training Fund. All for-profit companies pay into the fund. Government agencies are not eligible to apply. Applicants must provide an Employer Eligibility Form and a current (must be less than six months old) Massachusetts Department of Revenue Certificate of Good Standing with their application. All trainees must be paid at their regular rates during time spent in training. 

If you do not meet the requirements of the Workforce Training Program, you can still work with our Lean Consulting Services team to begin your Lean journey. Contact one of our Lean Trainers to learn how.

Kelly Meade, Lean Trainer
Lean Black Belt
kmeade@haleyaldrich.com
6
17.886.7513

Nick Masci, Lean Trainer
Lean Black Belt
nmasci@haleyaldrich.com
603.391.3329
Melissa McEwen, Lean Trainer
Lean Black Belt
mmcewen@haleyaldrich.com
703.336.6218

Lisa Turturro, Lean Trainer
Lean Black Belt
lturturro@haleyaldrich.com
585.321.4237

Course offerings

All courses will be held at the following location:
465 Medford Street
Suite 2200
Boston, MA 02129

Lean Fundamentals

This course is 16 hours completed over four sessions. Successful completion of this course will result in the award of Lean White Belt Certification through Haley & Aldrich. No prerequisite required.

In this course, gain a principle-based understanding of Lean and the relation to Process Improvement and Quality Assurance. A range of tools and Lean vocabulary will be explained, demystifying and lowering the barrier so participants can begin their journey toward world-class problem solving. This course will include both formal instruction and a “learn-by-doing” approach, which will provide the skills necessary to make an impact on quality, cost and timeliness at your organization. Take only this course for a solid introduction to Lean principles or continue your Lean education with follow on course(s) and higher certification.

In this course, you will:

  • Develop the ability to use Lean principles to help better understand and address challenges in your daily work
  • Learn techniques for better collaboration with customers and team members
  • Build skills and knowledge necessary to demystify problems, engage the right people, and create more value and satisfaction in daily work processes
  • Begin to make changes to one discrete challenge within your control
Dates Time Registration Deadline Number of Slots Available
March 15, 22, 29, & April 5, 2017 8 AM - 12 PM CLOSED FULL
April 12, 26, May 3, & 10 2017 8 AM - 12 PM CLOSED FULL
September 2017 (Dates TBD) TBD TBD 7
November - December 2017 (Dates TBD) TBD TBD 10
March - April 2018 (Dates TBD) TBD TBD 6

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Visual Management

This course is 20 hours completed over four sessions. Successful completion of this course will result in the award of Lean Yellow Belt Certification through Haley & Aldrich. Lean Fundamentals is a prerequisite.

Learn how to apply a critical Lean concept to improve both quality and productivity through improving the flow of your work, decreasing or eliminating rework (due to defects or errors), and reducing inventory. Visual Management is a key Lean principle; it is the basis for Standardized Work and a way to error-proof a task or process. Visual management answers the question, “what does good look like.”

Visual Management gives your team the ability to see the big picture of a process so you can know how to take the next step and who to go to for more information. Making work visual allows everyone involved with a process to detect when something is out of place or off track and quickly adjust and fix the problems; this results in significant quality, productivity, and safety improvements. Organizations using Visual Management find they can reduce the time required for new staff to become proficient in a process.  

In this course, you will:

  • Discover how workplace organization makes work easier and safer
  • Set a standard for what “good” looks like and methods to sustain high performance
  • Develop the ability to detect when work is off track so you can quickly adjust and fix the problems
  • Give your team the ability to see the big picture of a process so you know what actions to take and who to involve
  • Reduce the time required for new staff to become proficient in a process
Dates Time Registration Deadline Number of Slots Available
May 17, 24, 31, and June 7 Sessions 1 and 4: 8 AM - 12 PM
Sessions 2 and 3: 8 AM - 2 PM
May 2, 2017 7
November - December 2017 (Dates TBD) TBD TBD 10
May - June 2018 (Dates TBD) TBD TBD 10

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Lean for Capital Planning and Facility Operations

This course is 20 hours completed over four sessions. Successful completion of this course will result in the award of Lean Yellow Belt Certification through Haley & Aldrich. Lean Fundamentals is a prerequisite.

Owners are under tremendous internal pressure to deliver more for less and they are seeking the same from contractors. Two sectors under particular scrutiny are Higher Education and Healthcare where facilities leaders are facing many intractable challenges— rising costs, deferred maintenance, reduced funding, an aging workforce, increased complexity of technical operating systems and aggressively changing customer demands, and much more. This course will demonstrate, via formal instruction and learn-by-doing, how Lean is a proven solution. Learn how to build quality into processes, remove defects, create fast learning loops, and promote Lean throughout their organization (aka yokoten). The course will further build upon subjects including kaizen, flow, pull, and heijunka (load leveling). 

In this course, you will:

  • Begin to learn how to use the Lean concept of strategy deployment to see the whole system of Capital Improvement needs
  • Identify the connection and disconnects between Capital Improvement Planning and common Project Implementation problems
  • Learn techniques for establishing prioritization criteria and choosing the right things to focus on
Dates Time Registration Deadline Number of Slots Available
September - October 2017 (Dates TBD) TBD TBD 9
April - May 2018 (Dates TBD) TBD TBD 10

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Lean for Construction Professionals

This course is 20 hours completed over four sessions. Successful completion of this course will result in the award of Lean Yellow Belt Certification through Haley & Aldrich. Lean Fundamentals is a prerequisite.

Construction professionals have awoken to the power of Lean. This course will build on Lean Fundamentals by exploring and teaching Last Planner System®, Target Value Design® and Lean for Safety. Become proficient in tools necessary to overcome the two biggest problems in construction – projects that do not meet schedule, and projects that run over budget during the design phase. The training will enable improved performance when working with project teams. Firms that understand and apply Lean for Construction are in greater demand, enjoy higher profits and routinely promote staff with an understanding of Lean. 

In this course, you will learn:

  • How to use Lean thinking to bring projects in ahead of schedule
  • The use of Lean to hit client specified budgets the first time
  • The power of Lean to build trust, communication, and respect; the foundation of high-performing teams
Dates Time Registration Deadline Number of Slots Available
January - February 2018 (Dates TBD) TBD TBD 10

 

This project is funded by a Workforce Training Fund grant through the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development.  The grant program is administered by Commonwealth Corporation.

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Take the first step to beginning your Lean journey by filling out the form below! If you have any questions, please contact KMeade@haleyaldrich.com