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Continuous improvement (CI) is an approach that can help you gain greater efficiency and innovation to the services your organisation delivers.

Our public sector focused Implementing Continuous Improvement Strategies course helps you apply CI tools and techniques to better focus your activity, staff, and resources on serving the general public, enhancing productivity and improving organisational efficiencies.

Led by experienced Management Consultant, Mike Wistow, gain and implement CI skills, including Lean thinking, Kaizen and Six Sigma to achieve long-term improvements in your organisation.

Leave the day with a better understanding of CI techniques, learn how to develop a culture of continuous improvement and take back a CI toolkit to implement within your organisation.

Unlocking the Power of Virtual

Our virtual courses have been designed with you in mind. From group exercises in breakout rooms to live chat, whiteboards and interactive polls, we use a range of tools and techniques to ensure that you can connect with your trainer; network and share best practice with your peers and leave the day with the skills you need.

Our courses provide you with an interactive and engaging learning environment that can be accessed from any location, helping you to continue to connect, learn and grow. Click here to discover more!

Please note we will use Zoom to virtually deliver this course.

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Mike Wistow
Change Management and Programme Management Expert

Mike Wistow is an expert in Change Management and Programme Management, as skilled in dealing with the organisational/socio-political issues that make for success or failure as he is at putting programme structures in place and dealing with emerging issues that constitute day-to-day business.

Mike founded Aegir Consulting Limited in 2011. He has described the frustrations of ‘being promoted into a life of meetings’ and wanted to work again on practical change management. As well as Aegir Consulting, he has also been a Board Member in a College, a Community Arts organisation and a PCT.

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Learning Outcomes

  • Recognise best practice from public sector examples
  • Ensure your organisation’s long-term improvements are met
  • Understand key CI concepts, such as Kaizen, Takt Time and the 7 Wastes
  • Learn effective tools and techniques to implement CI in your organisation
  • Understand how continuous improvement can benefit your organisation and colleagues
All the Understanding ModernGov courses are Continuing Professional Development (CPD) certified, with signed certificates available upon request for event.

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09:25 - 09:30


09:30 - 10:00

Trainer’s Welcome and Clarification of Learning Objectives

10:00 - 10:30

De-Mystifying Continuous Improvement

This session will be a mixture of trainer-led presentations on the theory of continuous improvement combined with interactive exercises covering:

  • What is continuous improvement?
  • The origins of continuous improvement
  • Continuous improvement rumours and myths
10;30 - 11:15

Developing a Culture of Continuous Improvement

  • Empower staff and motivate them to sustain results
  • Get things right first time to enhance quality and lower costs
  • Learn how to eliminate waste and reduce delays from case studies
  • Understand how continuous improvement can benefit your organisation
11:15 - 11:30

Morning Break

11:30 - 13:00

Theory: Continuous Improvement Tools and Techniques

Through a series of tutor-led presentations and interactive exercises this session will explore key areas of the theory of Continuous Improvement. In particular focusing on these learning areas:

  • Kaizen
  • Plan-Do-Check-Act
  • Sustain and scale up
  • Organisational culture
  • The emotional cycle of change and managing resistance to change
13:00 - 14:00


14:00 - 15:00

Workshop: Implementing Continuous Improvement Tools and Techniques

Through a series of interactive exercises this session will allow successful implementation of a CI Toolkit within your organisation.

Waste and Value

  • The 7 Wastes
  • No errors forward
  • Value stream mapping

Customer focussed improvements

  • Voice of the Customer
  • One piece flow:
    • Takt Time
    • Just in time
    • Pull Systems
    • Problem solving
    • Standardised work

Visual Management

  • 5S
  • RACI
  • Master Schedules
  • Information Centres
15:00 - 16:00

Workshop: Develop and Implement Continuous Improvement Strategies

  • Learn how to engender an appreciation of CI within your organisation
  • Discuss with delegates and the trainer what technique works best for you
  • Take back an action plan to implement continuous improvement strategies
  • Develop strategies to aid the continuous improvement of your organisation
16:00 - 16:15

Round Up and Key Takeaways