Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 45.39
Liaison Olivia Herron
Submission Date March 6, 2013
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Miami University
PAE-13: Staff Professional Development in Sustainability

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Dawn Fahner
Director of Benefit Services
Human Resources
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Does the institution make training and professional development opportunities in sustainability available to all staff?:

A brief description of the sustainability trainings and professional development opportunities available to staff :
Lean training, described below, includes "Go Green" as one of five areas which qualify for Lean (process improvement) project development. The other areas are: Cost Reduction, Cost Avoidance, Revenue Enhancement, and Productivity Improvement. 2 Day Training Participants will be provided a broad overview of Lean and explore how this initiative relates to the continuous improvement and strategic vision of Miami University. In addition, participants will understand how projects are chosen, how to successfully start and close out a project, and the tools involved throughout the process. Participants will have hands-on experience, with the goal of having a well-defined Lean project ready by the end of the session. This course is intended for individuals who are on a Process Improvement Team, currently enrolled in the Lean Leader Certification Program, or want to become a cultural change agent to promote Lean to others in our community. Offered 6 times per year 3 hour orientation Objective: •Understand the goals of Lean at Miami, and the types of waste •Understand Lean structure and culture at Miami University •Understand the Process Improvement Team Implementation Workbook •Practice creating process flow charts •Have the necessary skills to begin work on a Process Improvement Project Offered 6 times per year Description: This Lean orientation teaches participants how to conduct a Process Improvement Project at Miami University. The course is based on our standardized Implementation Workbook—a step-by-step guide for conducting a Lean project. This course is intended for staff who are currently on a Process Improvement Team, or expect to be in the near future. Other participants are welcome as space allows. Lean Overview Topline understanding of Lean and Lean objectives. Definition of lean terms and How to get involved. Offered as requested

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