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If you qualify to be a member of the LeanOhio Network, and if you have read and agree to the terms of use and participation, use the following form. The LeanOhio Office will send you an email confirmation, and you will be added to the online directory.



START HERE:  BASIC INFO

Your first name: required    Last name: required

Your email address: required    Phone number (with area code):   Extension:

Agency where you work:    Office or section:   Your title:



Check any that apply to you:

 Served as a team member on a Kaizen team  Led a Kaizen team  Attended at least one day of training in Lean and/or Six Sigma and/or Kaizen  Yellow Belt Certification  Boot Camp  Green Belt Certification  Black Belt Certification  Lean Certification  Certified Public Manager (CPM)



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Join the LeanOhio Network here!

If you qualify to be a member of the LeanOhio Network, and if you have read and agree to the terms of use and participation, please complete the following form. The LeanOhio Office will send you an email once your listing has been added to the Network directory.



START HERE:  BASIC INFO

Your first name: required    Last name: required

Your email address: required    Phone number (with area code):   Extension:

Agency where you work:    Office or section:   Your title:

Street address:    Floor or suite number:    City:   State:   Zip code:



PHOTO

If you have a photo, click "choose file" below to upload the photo with this form. If the photo you submit has other people in it, tell us where you're at so we can crop in to show only you. In terms of format, we prefer to get photos in jpg, gif, or png format -- but any format will be fine.



BACKGROUND INFO

Tell us a little about your work experience:

Describe how you've been involved in Lean, Kaizen, and Six Sigma:



CERTIFICATIONS & EDUCATION

If you have Camo Belt (Boot Camp) or Green Belt or Black Belt certification, check one of the following boxes:
 Camo Belt Green Belt Black Belt       When did you earn your certification? (month and year)

 CPM - Certified Public Manager       When did you earn your CPM credential? (month and year)

Colleges, universities, and other post-secondary schools you've attended -- and degree(s) received.

Other classes and training sessions you've attended on Lean, Kaizen, and/or Six Sigma.

If you have other certifications or credentials that relate to Lean, Kaizen, or Six Sigma, list them here:



MORE ABOUT YOUR EXPERIENCE WITH LEAN, KAIZEN & SIX SIGMA

Check all that apply:

 I have been a Kaizen event team member. (In a Kaizen event, teams typically work for a full week.)

           If you checked the above box, which Kaizen team were you on?

 Served as leader or co-leader of a Kaizen team.

           If you checked above, which Kaizen team(s) did you lead?

 Sponsored a Kaizen event.

           Which Kaizen event(s) did you sponsor?

 Observed at a Kaizen event (Silent observers can attend some or all of a Kaizen event with a team leader's permission.)



FACILITATION

Experienced Lean practitioners are often called on to facilitate at sessions where the tools and techniques of Lean, Kaizen, and Six Sigma are being used. Facilitation work can vary greatly -- all the way from a brief hour-long session to a week-long Kaizen event. Network members play a key role in this, because it's through facilitation that they bring best practices to groups whose own knowledge of Lean and Kaizen is fairly minimal.

On the following list, check all that apply to your own facilitation experience:

 I have facilitated part(s) of a Kaizen event

 Facilitated or co-facilitated an entire Kaizen event

Listed below are additional examples of sessions and activities that typically require facilitation from a Lean practitioner. Depending on your level of hands-on experience, perhaps you've facilitated some of these yourself. Please check all of the ones that you HAVE facilitated, if any:

 Kaizen scoping process in advance of a Kaizen event

 5S

 PPP (production preparation process)

 Pareto analysis

 Root cause analysis (cause and effect)

 Control chart

 Measurement-related efforts

 Process mapping

 Strategic planning

 Other

           If you checked "other," what else have you facilitated?



TEACHING & MENTORING

Check all that apply:

 I have presented an informational session(s) about Lean, Kaizen, and/or Six Sigma at my agency

 Served as a trainer in classes on Lean, Kaizen, and/or Six Sigma (Even if you only conducted one or two segments during a longer session, check this box.)

 Informally coached another person or people on certain aspects of Lean, Kaizen, and/or Six Sigma

 Formally mentoring/coaching an individual, helping them expand and use their Lean-related know-how and skills

 Formally mentoring/coaching a team, helping group members as they learn together and put their newly acquired Lean know-how to work



For people who have Black Belt certification

During your training for Black Belt certification, you worked on a major project -- and we would like to include information about it in the directory. This information will be included with your listing in the Network directory, so please complete the following about your project. (If you don't have Black Belt certification, simply skip this section.)

Project title:

Problem statement:

Goal statement:

What is the current status of the project?:

Project results:

Other noteworthy findings:

Please attach the file of your project presentation file, so we can post it online as a learning tool. We would like to receive it in PDF format. But if it's in PowerPoint or another format and you're unable to save it as a PDF, send it as is.



Thank you!

Submit your information:    

Use this form to UPDATE your listing in the LeanOhio Network directory.

Since you're updating your entry in the Network directory, it's likely that you will be filling in just a few of the following text boxes. Complete the three required fields directly below, then scroll down to the section(s) where you have new information to add. Click on the Send button at the bottom of the screen when you're ready to submit the updated info.

Please note:  If there's not a photo with your listing in the directory, consider sending one while you're here. You'll see the photo click-on below.



Required:   Your first name:    Last name:    Email:



Update your contact information:

Phone number (with area code):   Extension:

Agency where you work:    Office or section:   Your title:

Street address:    Floor or suite number:    City:   State:   Zip code:



Add your photo:  



Update your background information:

Tell us a little about your work experience:

Describe how you've been involved in Lean, Kaizen, and Six Sigma:



Update the information about your education and certifications:

If you have Camo Belt (Boot Camp) or Green Belt or Black Belt certification, check one of the following boxes:
 Camo Belt Green Belt Black Belt       When did you earn your certification? (month and year)

 CPM < Check this box if you are a Certified Public Manager       When did you earn your CPM credential? (month and year)

List any colleges, universities, and other post-secondary schools you've attended. For schools from which you graduated, note the degree(s) you received.

List other classes and training sessions you've attended that have strengthened your working knowledge of Lean, Kaizen, and/or Six Sigma.

If you have other certifications or credentials that relate to Lean, Kaizen, or Six Sigma, list them here:



Update the info about your hands-on experience:

Check all that apply:

 I have been a Kaizen event team member. (In a Kaizen event, teams typically work for a full week.)

           If you checked the above box, which Kaizen team were you on?

 Served as leader or co-leader of a Kaizen team.

           If you checked above, which Kaizen team(s) did you lead?

 Sponsored a Kaizen event.

           Which Kaizen event(s) did you sponsor?

 Observed at a Kaizen event (Silent observers can attend some or all of a Kaizen event with a team leader's permission.)



Update the info about your facilitation activities:

On the following list, check all that apply in order to describe your facilitation experience:

 I have facilitated part(s) of a Kaizen event

 Facilitated or co-facilitated an entire Kaizen event

Listed below are additional examples of sessions and activities that typically require facilitation from a Lean practitioner. Please check all of the ones that you have facilitated:

 Kaizen scoping process in advance of a Kaizen event

 5S

 PPP (production preparation process)

 Pareto analysis

 Root cause analysis (cause and effect)

 Control chart

 Measurement-related efforts

 Process mapping

 Strategic planning

 Other

           If you checked "other," what else have you facilitated?



Update your teaching/mentoring information:

Check all that apply:

 I have presented an informational session(s) about Lean, Kaizen, and/or Six Sigma at my agency

 Served as a trainer in classes on Lean, Kaizen, and/or Six Sigma (Even if you only conducted one or two segments during a longer session, check this box.)

 Informally coached another person or people on certain aspects of Lean, Kaizen, and/or Six Sigma

 Formally mentoring/coaching an individual, helping them expand and use their Lean-related know-how and skills

 Formally mentoring/coaching a team, helping group members as they learn together and put their newly acquired Lean know-how to work



For Black Belts: Update your project information

During your training for Black Belt certification, you worked on a major project -- and we would like to include information about it in the directory. This information can be included with your listing in the Network directory.

Project title:

Problem statement:

Goal statement:

What is the current status of the project?:

Project results:

Other noteworthy findings:

Please attach the file of your project presentation file, so we can post it online as a learning tool. We would like to receive it in PDF format. But if it's in PowerPoint or another format and you're unable to save it as a PDF, send it as is.



Thank you!

Submit your updated information:    

LeanOhioNetwork.org has three intended audiences: (1) Members of the LeanOhio Network, (2) people who work in Ohio state government who are not members of the Network, and (3) people who work outside of Ohio state government.

The latter two groups have view-only access to the site, plus they can use the site’s sign-up sheets to sign up for certain events and training sessions, within the restrictions (if any) that are included in the description of each scheduled sign-up opportunity.

Members of the LeanOhio Network also have access to the full site, and they too can sign up for events and sessions. In addition, members are able to post moderated comments at the site if and when they are logged in using a username and password provided by the LeanOhio Program Office. All other site visitors are unable to post comments.

To become a member of the LeanOhio Network, a person must (a) be actively interested and involved in Lean, Six Sigma, and/or Kaizen; and (b) apply to the LeanOhio Program Office using the site’s online form or be invited by the Office based on their demonstated involvement and commitment to improvement. Membership becomes official when the person is listed in the online directory and receives a username and password.

With his or her unique username and password, a Network member can log in at LeanOhioNetwork.org. This enables the commenting function, allowing the person to post moderated comments in two site locations: at the site’s “Network Forums” and in response to blog posts. This commenting function is available to Network members only, and only when they are logged in.

The site has four forums (message boards), each with a distinct focus: learning forum, help forum, results forum, and an “everything else” forum. The number and focus of these forums might change over time, but the following terms of participation and use relating to the posting of comments applies to all such message-board forums as well as to the posting of comments in response to blog posts.

1. At Network forums (message boards), submitted comments must relate directly to the description of each forum as provided on each forum web page. In response to blog posts, submitted comments must relate directly to the topic of the given post/article.

2. Prohibited comments include (but are not limited to) the following:

(a) Comments that promote or advertise products or services for sale, whether directly or indirectly

(b) Comments that are political in nature

(c) Comments that address issues relating to collective bargaining issues and contracts

(d) Comments that put individuals or groups in a negative light

(e) Comments that include harsh or foul language

(f) Comments that make reference to rumors, assumptions, or speculation

3. When a Network member submits a comment, it will be visible only to that logged-in member — marked with the notation, “Your comment is awaiting moderation.” No other site visitors, including other Network members who log in, will see the comment. Each submitted comment is placed in a queu, then reviewed by a LeanOhio staff member for approval or disapproval. Only after a comment is approved in this manner is it posted to and made visible at the site at the web page where it was submitted by the Network member.

4. The LeanOhio Program Office reserves the right to: (a) disapprove any comment; (b) remove a person’s posting privileges for any reason; and/or (c) remove a person from the LeanOhio Network.