Masterclass summary: Organisations that strive to continuously improve themselves through the application of lean techniques must place Human Resources Management (HRM) at the centre of their lean management programmes. The Lean HR Masterclass was conceived and developed to guide organisations in this regard. HRM is central to building a lean management system that creates value for customers. HRM in a mature lean organisation develops people differently than in traditional management systems. This masterclass will inform you about how that is done.

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Cost, Date, Time & Venue
The registration fee for the 2-day ITL workshop is R5 200.00 excl. VAT per participant. This fee includes course material, lunch and refreshments.
Date: 27 – 28th May 2015
Time: It is a two day workshop held from 08H00 – 16H30.
Venue: Definitive Conferencing, Johannesburg

The concept of HR Management: Human Resources Management essentially seeks to achieve three key objectives to realise its mandate of conducting the addition of complex labour to raw material in order to create value. These are:

Objective 1 – Creating a stable workforce for the organisation
Objective 2 – Creating a capable workforce for the organisation
Objective 3 – Ensuring that the workforce is productive

Content: Lean HR Masterclass deals with HR Management’s key functions in relation to the HR discipline’s respective key objectives from a lean perspective. A unique feature of the masterclass is its thought-provoking perspectives about some misconceptions in HR Management. The table that follows outlines the Lean HR Masterclass accordingly.

Lean HR content table

Workshop facilitator (read more about our facilitator here)
Lean Institute Africa Associate Thapelo Molapo is Toyota South Africa’s former Vice President of HR and Training. Thapelo spent 6 years at Toyota in the above position through which he gained vast experience in the daily application of the Toyota Production System (TPS) and the Toyota Business Practice (TBP). In 2013 Thapelo received the Global HR Leadership award from the World HRD Congress as well as the IPM HR Director of the year award. Thapelo founded Molapo Industries in 2013 and is its current CEO.

You can read an introductory letter from Thapelo here, and listen to Anton Grütter interviewing him here.

If you would like to read more about Human Resources departments and lean, an excellent place to start is this article: How Human Resource departments can help lean transformations, by Dr. Monica W. Tracey and Jamie W. Flinchbaugh. [PDF download]

It was originally published in Target Volume 22, Number 3, 2006, and our online source is:

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