What You Will Learn

Champions perform a variety of necessary functions as they galvanize the change process. They align local objectives with corporate strategy and coordinate efforts across organizational lines. They influence key change stakeholders. They help select process improvement practitioners and develop project pipelines.

This course gives champions all the knowledge, competencies and tools they need to close the all-too-common disconnect between strategic intent and operational execution. You’ll learn how to build an improvement infrastructure, select the best projects and manage the people aspects of process changes on an on-going basis.

Unlike other courses that are biased to particular methodologies, this course teaches champions to be intelligent, agnostic and nimble about which methods they employ to solve different operational problems. Therefore you’ll learn about many different methods within the domains of Just-Do-It, Workout, Lean, Six Sigma and Innovation.*

Most importantly, this course has an applied focus and provides the best value as a direct enabler for those who are actively engaged in the change process. When you take this course with BMGI, you not only get a trainer and coach, but also a performance improvement partner.

*The classroom version of this course is more in depth and broader in scope, while the online version is lighter and more narrowly focused on Lean Six Sigma. Often clients take the shorter online version as a valuable primer

Learning Objectives 

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the landscape of available performance improvement and process excellence methodologies
  • Identify and assign various roles in the process improvement and performance excellence community
  • Select and support improvement practitioners, such as green belts and black belts
  • Drive the establishment of an organizational infrastructure to support the initiative
  • Select, scope and define projects for various methodologies – Lean, Six Sigma, Workout, Just-do-It and more
  • Understand the change elements required to transform the business and culture

How You Will Learn

This course is offered both in classroom and online format.

The classroom version of this course is unique in that it splits knowledge transfer into two distinct phases—three consecutive days of highly interactive, workshop-style activities, followed by two days of onsite coaching as champions apply what they’ve learned to specific challenges in their home organizations.*

The classroom time is characterized by interactive lecture, group exercises, individual assignments, peer-to-peer networking and specific coaching by expert BMGI instructors who are deeply experienced with many successful change initiatives across a wide range of industries (manufacturing, service, healthcare, transactional).

Part of the work accomplished in the classroom includes following a proven approach for scoping and selecting real projects to implement. As well, participants receive a set of fillable templates, and tools, they can use to meet their performance management objectives.

The two days of onsite coaching and consulting may be scheduled immediately following training or at a later time, depending on your needs. A BMGI master consultant will meet with you individually to provide insight and recommendations for your overall initiative, as well as coaching you on specific improvement projects in your environment.

*This course is usually customized by clients to suit their particular needs and unique performance improvement approaches.

Course Length: 5 days - 3 consecutive days, plus 2 additional days scheduled at your discretion

The online version of this course is delivered through BMGI’s state-of-the-art, interactive, flash-based eLearning system—complete with engaging visual content, simulations, real-world case studies and progressive learning stages that are toll-gated and reinforced with quizzes. Students master the learning modules at their own pace and in their own time.

Course Length: 6 months to complete the course at own pace 14 hours of instruction