Welcome to The Creato Connection

Our online training series is designed to get right to the point in offering valuable takeaways that you can apply immediately in your business.

Simply choose the training that best fits your current needs then click on the link below each offering to select the date and time most convenient for you.

Tool-of-the-Month Club: Fishbone & 5-Why's Analysis

The Fishbone is a powerful tool for revealing root causes, and putting them into logical categories for purposes of further study. The Fishbone is a powerful analytical tool and great for brainstorming sessions. Even if you feel you understand the fundamentals of the Fishbone, this program will demonstrate how to take this tool to the next level! Ever considered transforming a Fishbone into a Pareto Chart? We'll show you how!

The 5 Why’s is our first foray into analytical tools to help reveal the root cause of performance problems. Even if you feel you understand the foundation of the 5 Why’s, you'll learn ways to adapt the tool beyond its traditional application by moving your inquiry in different directions. The 5 Why Tool is an excellent group brainstorming tool.

Tool-of-the-Month Club: The IMR Chart

The Individuals and Moving Range Chart is one of the most powerful tools to understand how your process is performing over time. An IMR Chart can reveal shifts, trends, cycles as well as other information necessary to understand how your process is performing. The IMR Chart is an important baselining tool to understand if a process is meeting expectations. It can also help to understand the impact of interventions you may have planned.

Tool-of-the-Month Club: The Histogram

When it comes to creating a snapshot of process performance that illustrates the “Voice of the Process,” there may be no better tool than the histogram. More than this, the histogram is the starting point for discussions about Capability, a Six Sigma metric. In this session we will share various ways to create the histogram, how to effectively interpret the output, and how to leverage the information contained within it.

Tool-of-the-Month Club: The Critical to Quality (CTQ) Tree

The CTQ Tree is the foundation of many process improvement methodologies including PDSA, Lean and Six Sigma. In this program we share the tool, illustrate its use, and share case study examples.

Participants will receive a tool from the COMPASS® Quality Management System corresponding with the topic of this program. Each TOTM program is designed to last 45 minutes or less. If you miss this program and view the recording, you may receive the tool by sending your request to info@creato.com.

Complete the entire series and receive an official Certificate of Completion.

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Tool-of-the-Month Club: Project Selection

Opportunities for improvement everywhere you look. Imperatives for improved performance, too. How do you succeed to not only “do things right,” but also “do the right things?”

Join us for a look into the power of democratizing ideation and automating improvement through Project Portfolio Management.

In this webinar we:

Request a free Project Selection tool after the completion of this program.

The ABC’s of Problem Solving: A3, Basic Tools & Change Management

In this program will explain how problem solving drives transformational change, demystify the “A3“ approach, and introduce simple tools and strategies to take charge of your efforts to drive the change in culture you wish to see in your organization.

Participants will learn:

Free Tool Offered: A Fishbone Diagram tool that converts output into a Pareto Chart.

Lean vs. Six Sigma: Better, Faster, Cheaper

Lean and Six Sigma are improvement methods that have contributed to making products and services better, faster and cheaper. But how do they work, what makes the methods similar, and what makes them different? Moreover, how can you begin applying these concepts in your daily work? We will demystify Lean and Six Sigma, share simple definitions and demonstrate simple applications, and introduce tools and exercises that you can bring to your own teams as the first step in producing great results.

The Legacy of Lean: Better, Faster, Cheaper

Six Sigma Demystified

“The Three Secrets to Sustainable Improvement Capability”

You’ll learn how to:

Any organization can be great for a day, a month, or even a year. But most agree that “sustainability” is much more elusive. Energize your efforts at improvement with this program that summarizes 20 years of study in performance improvement across industry. We will review findings from a recent study of contemporary practices, discuss the role of Emotional Intelligence in PI, and share the business case for Project Portfolio Management (PPM). Taken together we share the secrets to sustainable improvement capability.

FREE RESOURCE: This training offers various white papers that establish the business case and ROI for Project Portfolio Management. Details shared during training.

This program is offered several times a week. Click Registration to find next available program.

“Successful Change Begins With Emotionally Intelligent Leadership”

70% of change initiatives fail. Most often, these failures are due to poor performance by leadership.

In this training, we’ll examine why taking an emotionally intelligent approach to leadership can mean the difference between a successful change initiative and one that fails.

Emotionally intelligent leaders are better able to understand how different people adapt to change. These leaders can more effectively address the challenges and issues associated with any change and build greater trust among team members. Greater trust will overcome many of the obstacles associated with change.

You’ll understand that any organizational change is an emotional event. By recognizing what emotions are in play, the emotionally intelligent leader can better manage the change process.

You’ll leave with a greater appreciation of the value of emotionally intelligent leadership and how it can positively impact change at any level in the organization.

This program is offered several times a week. Click Registration to find next available program.

“Getting the Right People on the Bus”

As a follow-up to our program “Successful Change begins with Emotionally Intelligent Leadership,” we take a deeper dive into the social and behavioral elements that define Emotionally Intelligent Leaders from others in their orbit. We will dissect a common model for describing where people fall on the EQ spectrum and discuss ways that you can leverage EQ to create more productive and harmonious relationships. We will also look at how to apply this model to selecting individuals most likely to succeed in change management initiatives, and how to assist others to come along for the ride.

FREE RESOURCE: As part of this program, we’ll offer an article in PDF that you can use as the basis for educating internally.

“Which Projects to Fund & Manage when all are Critical”

You’ll learn how to:

Opportunities for improvement everywhere you look. Imperatives for improved performance, too. How do you determine how to "do things right, and do the right things?"

Join us for a look into the power of democratizing ideation and automating improvement through Project Portfolio Management.

FREE RESOURCE: This training offers a free template for purpose of vetting project opportunities. Details shared during training.

This program is offered several times a week. Click Registration to find next available program.

“Building a Kaizen Culture”

In this session we will discuss how and why Kaizens have been such an effective vehicle for change. We will share the requirements for planning and executing successful Kaizen events, and offer a step-by-step guide to your first Kaizen event. If you've already led these events, we bet you'll gain some useful tips from this training. 

If you have never led a Kaizen, you'll leave this training confident in your ability to introduce this approach to your organization. Run enough Kaizen events and you will create a Kaizen culture that can take you and your organization to new heights.

FREE RESOURCE: This training offers a free Kaizen Tool Kit. Details shared during training.

This program is offered several times a week. Click Registration to find next available program.

“Launching & Managing Successful Improvement Projects”

We describe the 5 critical steps to identifying and managing successful improvement projects, and will demonstrate online tools that support the journey. We also include an end-to-end case study project with fully illustrated and completed tools. This is a project that nearly every large organization will need to complete at some point!

FREE RESOURCE: Free tools and templates for project work will be offered to those participating in this program.

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