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Impact Dakota Announces "Toyota Cruise" Author Mike Hoseus Workshop
Post Date: Apr 17 2015

By ND Commerce
Impact Dakota will host a two-day workshop May 20-21 at the Holiday Inn in Fargo. The workshop is open to company owners, chief executive officers, presidents and engineering managers. The workshops will focus on “Enterprise Management Development System”, providing companies with innovative ways to implement continuous improvement and lean manufacturing principles into their business structure.
Michael Hoseus, a corporate leader for 13 years at Toyota Motor Manufacturing, will lead the workshop. Hoseus is executive director for the Center for Quality People & Organizations (CQPO). Hoseus brings both manufacturing operations and specialization in Human Resource experience to CQPO. Hoseus currently supports organizations with lean culture transformations focusing on the roles of executive management and human resources and how the quality people value stream connects to the production value stream. Hoseus is co-author with Dr. Jeffery Liker on the Shingo Award winning book, Toyota Culture.
The workshop will focus on:
  • The key components of establishing a lean culture of mutual trust, respect and continuous improvement.
  • The skills and behaviors required to build and manage a lean system.
  • How to attract, select, develop and engage competent and committed team members.
  • The importance and role of standardization and problem solving in establishing a lean culture.
  • How to develop leaders who sustain and improve the systems of lean. 
Registration is available online now by visiting www.impactdakota.com. Additional information on the workshop is available by contacting Mark Volesky at 701-412-3319 or markv@impactdakota.com. Cost for the workshop is $495. 
About Impact Dakota
Impact Dakota was established in 2001 and is dedicated to helping companies improve business results through continuous improvement, innovation, and the development of people. The success of Impact Dakota is measured by the benefits and impacts realized by the companies served. Through an independent 3rd party project follow-up process, companies have reported $459M in benefits and impacts and 2,733 jobs created or retained from 678 improvement projects.
Impact Dakota is an affiliate of the U.S. Department of Commerce National Institute of Standards and Technology Manufacturing Extension Partnership – the nation’s largest business assistance network dedicated to developing domestic manufacturing and related industries. For more information, visit www.impactdakota.com.
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