Continuous Improvement

Changes in our business environment seem to be happening more quickly as technology develops. The problem is that processes don’t always adapt as quickly.

This intensive one-day training course will look at what is meant by continuous improvement and how some simple techniques will help us review processes and look for better ways of working.

This course can be delivered in the classroom or remotely via Zoom. Contact us for availability and pricing, or see our Live Online Learning page for our interactive two-hour sessions that cover specific skills such as working from home, engaging remote meetings, using Zoom, and more.

Course Overview

What you will learn

This course is designed for team leaders and line managers who wish to develop effective methods for improving processes.

By the end of the course, learners will have developed an effective toolkit through practical exercises.

The course is supported with materials and shared resources.

Session 1: What is “continuous improvement”?

  • A brief history of time management
  • Toyota: the customer, kaizen and waste
  • Lean

Session 2: Building a process map

  • What goes into an effective process map
  • How to create one
  • Practical exercise on a process

Session 3: Value

  • Recognising waste in a process
  • Defining and looking for value
  • Practical exercise on a process

Session 4: Making it happen

  • Getting buy-in from a team
  • Changing the process mindset
  • Making improvement continuous

Intensive Courses from happy

Intensive courses have been created specifically for those who need to learn a great deal of content at a faster pace. Each one is focused on increasing your productivity, and building a substantial expertise in just a single day. These courses will be longer, faster and more intensive than a standard classroom course. If you can keep up, the rewards will definitely be worth the effort.

Group Learning Events

If you have five or more learners, a private group event could be cheaper.

We can tailor the content to your team, and host the workshop inhouse at your workplace or here at Happy's HQ in Aldgate, Central London.

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5 out of 5 stars

Very informative training day - trainer was excellent as she got the whole group involved - and made it a fun day.

Lorraine Palmier91 days ago

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Continuous Improvement (Intensive Course)
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Why choose Happy?

  • Award-winning learner-focused approach
  • Small class sizes to give personal one-to-one support
  • Two years of free support after your course
  • Private group options available
  • No quibble money-back guarantee on all courses

The Small Print

The course runs 9:30am to 5:15pm (lunch is served 1pm to 1:45pm — we offer a choice of 3 cold bowl dishes). Please be careful to arrive by 9:15am for registration and refreshments. The course will start precisely on time and it may not be possible to go back over material missed by late arrivals. If you arrive over 20 minutes late you may be asked to leave and attend another day.

Please ensure you read our Terms and Conditions before booking for our payment terms and cancellation policy.

The happy Guarantee

We want everyone to go away from our courses feeling as though they have learnt useful, practical skills that they can use straight away when they go back to work.

If you don’t feel that your training has been useful or if you are unhappy in any way, please get in touch with our Customer Services team within 30 days of the course. We will be happy to offer you additional support and training free of charge to help you to gain the skills you need, or if you’d prefer, a full refund.

Coronavirus Update

In light of the current Coronavirus outbreak we want all of our customers to be reassured that we are operating with a ‘business as usual’ approach, while still ensuring that we maintain the highest standards of Health and Safety.

We are monitoring the situation closely and are following all current Government guidelines. We ask that if you are attending a course here (or if we are sending a trainer to your location) that you do the same.

If you have recently visited an affected area please follow the self-isolation guidelines which can be found here.

We have extra hygiene measures in place which include (but are not limited to):

  • Anti-bacterial soap dispenser available in all loos
  • Hand sanitizer gel available in our café area and training rooms
  • Anti-bacterial surface cleaner and surface wipes available in all training rooms
  • Sanitising work surfaces in all training rooms at the start of the day (including sanitising all PCs and PC keyboards at the start of all IT courses)
  • Disposable plastic gloves are also available should you wish to use them during your visit

If you are unable to attend your course due to Coronavirus we have a number of alternative solutions we can offer you to still meet your training needs despite travel limitations – please get in touch with us to discuss a suitable solution. Potential solutions may mean sending a trainer to your location or delivering your training online.

If you are sick, have vulnerable health issues or are self-isolating do contact us. For this, we would be happy to rearrange your course at no extra cost or exchange the cost for vouchers. Vouchers at Happy are valid for 5 years from the date of issue.

We will continue to monitor the situation and will advise all of our clients if the situation changes.

Please speak to our friendly team if you have any further questions or concerns – we are available on 0207 375 7300 from 9am until 5pm, Monday to Friday.

Did you know...

...Kaizen is the Sino-Japanese word for improvement?

Kaizen is also used to refer to the process of continuous improvement employed by Japanese businesses since the end of World War II.

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