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LCFHRA/Wilmington: Lean and Process Improvement for the HR Professional
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Presented by NC State IES & LCFHRA 7.5 SHRM & HRCI Business Credits

 Export to Your Calendar 8/20/2019
When: 08/20/2019
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Where: Hampton Inn - Medical Park
2320 S 17th St
Wilmington, North Carolina  28401
United States
Presenter: Chris Hartley, Lean Improvement Specialist
Contact: Sarah Wright
910-254-3670


Online registration is available until: 8/2/2019
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Lean and Process Improvement for the HR Professional

Presented by:Chris Hartley

$100 for members, $150 for non-members

Lean for Human Resource Professionals is a one-day course focusing on the fundamental Lean principles used by successful organizations across multiple industries. You will be led through an interactive simulation of a business process that allows for hands-on practice with Lean tools and methodology.

Upon successful completion of this class, you will have the knowledge to apply Lean techniques in your own organization, across a variety of HR processes and operations, giving you the increased capacity to do more without adding additional headcount.

About Lean for Human Resource Professionals:

Lean for Human Resources is a fundamental change in how you, and the people in your organization, think and approach problems. Lean is a common set of beliefs and principles that focus on what is of value in every facet of your HR Department.  When rigorously applied, Lean for Human Resources can have positive impacts on productivity, cost, quality and delivery of services.


Understand how Lean methods may be applied to HR processes:

Describe four lean tools and their application to the human resource professional
Develop an easy-to-use strategy to apply the tools in your organization

Lean for Human Resource Professionals has been used to:

Reduce lead time for hiring, Provide value to employees
Increase efficiency in the entire organization
Comply with EEOC Standards
Reduce employee turnover
Streamline HR processes

 Course Outline:

  • Introduction to Lean Principles
  • Value stream mapping
  • Standardized work
  • 5S workplace organization
  • Kaizen rapid improvement

7.5 SHRM & HRCI Business Credits


Chris serves as a Lean Improvement Specialist working with hospitals, physician’s offices, public health departments, government agencies and many other types of organizations to teach and guide them through their lean journey. Chris has over 15 years of process improvement and project management experience in government, hospital, and laboratory service industries. Chris’ responsibilities include teaching classes, training on-site with organizations to lead them through their lean journey, and coaching and mentoring personnel to become lean leaders in their respective organizations. Chris has led Kaizen teams to see dramatic decreases in throughput in hospital emergency departments, decrease in time to hire for human resource departments, as well as increasing capacity and production for multiple government agencies. Chris holds a Bachelor’s in Psychology from UNC- Chapel Hill and is a certified lean-six sigma green belt. Chris operates out of the Greensboro, NC office servicing North Carolina and Virginia to bring the lean message to healthcare organizations.

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