(SW5) Lean Tools for Effective Core Management

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Sunday, April 22

8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Please be advised this session will be capped at 32 participants. Don't delay - register today!

Jay W. Fox, Ph.D., University of Virginia School of Medicine
Jay W. Fox, Ph.D., University of Virginia School of Medicine
Alicia Johnson, MBA, University of Virginia School of Medicine
Robert Carnahan, Ph.D.Vanderbilt School of Medicine
Agnes Viale, Ph.D. Center for Molecular Oncology, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Elizabeth Sinclair, Ph.D., UCSF Office of Research
Workshop Goals
The goal of the workshop is to provide core directors and staff a fundamental understanding of Lean management and culture and introduce them to practical tools they can utilized in their cores. The workshop will be interactive, engaging and fun! Participants will leave with a number of lean activities they can immediately deploy in their own institutions.
There are numerous management tools employed in the workplace that when employed provide enhanced outcomes for the agency/institution primarily based on the generation of greater profits for the agency. Lean is somewhat different in that the key principles of Lean (respect for clients; respect for employees; clear understanding of what clients desire; methods to deliver what the clients desire; and the reduction of waste) are very much in-line with the philosophical beliefs of core personnel.
Target Audience
Core directors and personnel. Mixed levels as all employees can help identify waste and clients’ needs.
Workshop Overview
The workshop will open with a brief series of talks on Lean management. There will be a presentation of Lean tools with particular emphasis on those most relevant to cores. A presentation on the application of Lean to several cores will be given. Small groups will be formed and then they will be given a “case” of a core to review and then present how they would approach applying lean to the core. Each group/team will be mentored by one of the organizers. This will be followed by each team discussing a specific core in their domain and how Lean could applied to it. These will be presented to the group for open discussion.

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