Kaizen Facilitator Training
Lean Kaizen Facilitator trainees work on group exercises.
Lean Kaizen Facilitator trainees practice facilitation skills.
Lean Kaizen Facilitator trainees learn the importance of collaboration in problem solving.
Helicoptor Training Exercise
The pictures below document part of the helicopter exercise that was used in Lean Facilitator Training. Each participant was given the same instructions, but allowed to use different materials to build helicopters in their own way. The flight time of each helicopter was then recorded and compared against its construction time. The materials and methods used to build the helicopters with the longest flight times and shortest construction times represent the best way to build a helicopter. This exercise was used to show the importance of standard work in achieving the highest quality product in the most timely and efficient manner. Kaizen Facilitator trainees work on group exercises.
Checking the first helicopter for specifications.
The first paper helicopter is launched from the balcony.
The first paper helicopter is captured in flight.
All the helicopters have been launched and their flight times recorded.
The individual helicopter's flight times are charted to determine which performed best.