Masterclasses

A series of short courses to deepen your continuous improvement skills

Are you a Lean, Lean Six Sigma or Continuous Improvement Practitioner?

Has it been a while since you did your training?

Is Continuing Professional Development important to you?

Do you want to renew your BQF Licence of Current Practice?

Short courses to refresh and top-up your CI skills.

We are running these one and two-day short courses in our easily-accessed London open training venue. They can also be delivered in-house on your premises.

Our specialist trainers will share their hands-on expertise and deep insights to enable your proficiency in the use of these essential skills. As always, you are encouraged to ask your trainer for advice following the training. If you would like more formal coaching support in these techniques, of course we would be happy to arrange that too!

The courses run from 9am to 4pm. A lively training experience with drinks and nibbles afterwards for any of you wishing to reflect on the day’s learning experience with your fellow CI practitioners.

Root Cause Analysis

This is an intensive one-day training workshop programme to deepen your understanding around problem solving, specifically focussing on Root Cause Analysis. This workshop based session includes practical team based tools to facilitate effective execution in the organisation.
Detailed delegate materials will be provided and reinforced by a number of interactive team based exercises to bring the concepts to life. 

Who should attend: This training is suitable for managers, process owners and anyone who has responsibility for process performance. It would be a useful refresher for Yellow and Green Belts.

Days: 1

CPD Points: 8

Price: £345

Date: 25th June 2019

Testimonials:

“Really excellent session, tailored to our need. Looking forward to embedding this in our business.” – Matt (Bolton Council)

“I really enjoyed the course and have a number of ideas, where before I had no idea how to proceed.” – Michelle Sullivan (Covidien)

About the trainer

Helen SmithHelen Smith is a highly experienced Lean Six Sigma consultant and trainer. Process root cause analysis is one of her core skills which she is called upon to carry out for our clients on a frequent basis. She delivers this course regularly and provides follow-up coaching support for the delegates.

Change Management

In house training

This intensive 1-day workshop introduces the latest thinking for all types of change, but with a particular focus on accelerated transformation in terms of culture change, leadership behaviours, and structures and systems which enable that change to be effective, rapid and sustainable.

Who should attend: This training workshop is suitable for executive and change/transformation leaders and sponsors.

Days: 1

CPD Points: 8

Price: £345

Date: 10th October 2019

About the trainer

ChrisChris Merriman has many years’ experience in both applying and teaching Value Stream Mapping and Lean Thinking in the workplace. Chris will not only teach you to how to use these tools but also the factors behind making them successful.

Practical 5S

Whether you’ve never tried it before or you have tried it and learned that it’s not quite as easy as it looks, this workshop will give you the practical knowledge to make 5S successful.

Who should attend: Managers, supervisors/team leaders, continuous improvement practitioners

Days: 1

CPD Points: 8

Price: £345

Date: Contact us for more information.

About the trainer

Mark Jones is a highly experienced Lean Expert who has real experience of implementing and training the 5S technique across a wide variety of organisations.

Lean Presentations

This innovative course applies Lean Thinking to the specific challenge of making a business presentation – the principles of waste, value and flow certainly apply to creating and delivering this product to the customer!

Who should attend: Black, Green and Yellow Belts, Lean Practitioners, any Improvement Practitioner, Project Managers

Days: 1

CPD Points: 8

Price: £345

Date: Contact us for more infomation.

About the trainer

Alan Sarsby

Alan Sarsby has many years’ experience as a management trainer in blue-chip organisations. He is an expert in project management including the many associated tools which of-course, include the ability to influence and update stakeholders through effective presentation techniques.

Value Stream Mapping

Catalysts

This is a comprehensive course covering VSM from the construction of the Current State Map through to the achievement of the Future State. A broad suite of associated Lean techniques are taught along with the practicalities of facilitating VSM workshops in your organisation.

Who should attend: Green and Black Belts, Lean Practitioners, Process Owners

Days: 2

CPD Points: 16

Price: £690

Date: 8th – 9th October 2019

About the trainer

ChrisChris Merriman has many years’ experience in both applying and teaching Value Stream Mapping and Lean Thinking in the workplace. Chris will not only teach you to how to use these tools but also the factors behind making them successful.

Facilitating Improvement Workshops

This is a hands-on course to help you approach improvement workshops with confidence and to make them enjoyable and effective.  It covers all the facilitator needs to know and do from defining objectives through to post-workshop actions and there will be lots of opportunity to practise and get feedback in a safe environment.

Who should attend: Black, Green and Yellow Belts, Lean Practitioners, any Continuous Improvement practitioner

Days: 1

CPD Points: 8

Price: £345

Date: 24th June 2019

Testimonials:

“The training content was great. It was flexible and all targeted and useful. Mark was a brilliant trainer and was very engaging” – Ellie Moir

“Good energy – kept focus and directed attention as and where it was needed. There was a very good mix of materials and asked what we wanted to prioritise” – Arron Briddick 

About the trainer

Mark

Mark Jones: As a professional Lean Six Sigma consultant, facilitating improvement workshops across Catalyst’s diverse customer network is a day-to-day activity for Mark. He also trains and coaches others to improve their ability and effectiveness.

Process Data Skills using Excel

This course teaches the principles and practice of using process data properly but without the need for serious statistics or special statistics software. The course teaches how to use Excel to generate simple graphs (with a little help from the SPC Plus software which is included in the price) to turn data into useful information which enables data-driven decision making in the workplace. It will build your capability and confidence in this area.

Who should attend: Green and Yellow Belts, Lean Practitioners, Operational Managers, Business Analysis’s. You probably work in a transactional environment or in a transactional role. If you have a technical or engineering role, it is more likely that you will required Advanced Green Belt or Black Belt training using statistics software such as Minitab.

Days: 2

CPD Points: 16

Price: £690

Date: Contact us for more information.

About the trainer

Moore

Moore Allison is an expert trainer and practitioner in the areas of measuring process performance and process data analysis. He is an advocate of using data more widely in operations and improvement projects but also of the KISS philosophy – Keep it Simple Statistically!

Calendar of Events

May 08

Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt, May – Birmingham

May 8 @ 9:00 am - May 9 @ 5:00 pm
May 21
May 21

Agile for Lean Six Sigma Practitioners, May – London

May 21 @ 9:00 am - May 22 @ 5:00 pm
Jun 24
Jun 25

Root Cause Analysis – Short Course

June 25 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Oct 08

Value Stream Mapping – Short Course

October 8 @ 9:00 am - October 9 @ 4:00 pm