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Making it Happen: The Art of Executing Strategy – J Mark Fillingham
Our research shows that one of the key missing elements in most organisations’ transformation journey towards excellence is successful strategy execution. Effective strategy execution provides the mechanism to achieve the ideal results your organisation seeks, in the shortest possible time and with least possible resources and cost. Nonetheless, research shows that having an effective ‘strategic [...]
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Making it Happen: The Art of Executing Strategy – Toby Hayles
Our research shows that one of the key missing elements in most organisations’ transformation journey towards excellence is successful strategy execution. Effective strategy execution provides the mechanism to achieve the ideal results your organisation seeks, in the shortest possible time and with least possible resources and cost. Nonetheless, research shows that having an effective ‘strategic [...]
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Making it Happen: The Art of Executing Strategy – Noel Hennessy
Our research shows that one of the key missing elements in most organisations’ transformation journey towards excellence is successful strategy execution. Effective strategy execution provides the mechanism to achieve the ideal results your organisation seeks, in the shortest possible time and with least possible resources and cost. Nonetheless, research shows that having an effective ‘strategic [...]
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Embracing Digital

In our recent webinar on the Future of Lean we explored the need for organisations to embrace digital solutions to enable them to deploy continuous improvement more efficiently. You can watch the webinar here.  It is clear that embracing technology will enable organisations to reduce costs, improve productivity and be more flexible. Our work with blue-chip organisations on developing improvement strategies and roadmaps incorporates the adoption of the right technologies to suit the demands of our […]

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The Future of Lean, Embracing Digital
This interactive workshop where we looked at how emerging technology can be used to unlock productivity and performance, by engaging all employees in CI. During the workshop process automation experts NINTEX who showed how organisations have embraced digital, the types of platforms available and how to get started with digital transformation. Guest Speakers: Keivan Zokaei [...]
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Reimagine – Refocus Strategy & Maximising Value
Rethinking Finance & Growth following on from the Reimagine & Refocus Conference series. Hosted by J Frank Holmes, Partner, Gambit Corporate Finance LLP To view this conference, please fill out the form details below and recieve the conference link by email. If you have any issues, please email our technical department who will email you [...]
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Reimagine & Refocus with Acuity Law
Join Steve Berry and the Acuity Law Team for their thoughts on Reshaping Business Structure. To view this conference, please fill out the form details below and recieve the conference link by email. If you have any issues, please email our technical department who will email you the link directly. Email* Company:* Country:*AfghanistanÅland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAmerican SamoaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua [...]
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Leader Standard Work and Gemba Walks
This Leader Standard Work and Gemba Walks webinar presented by John Quirke covered the following: Gemba walk is a tool within a system Leader Standard Work (LSW) is the system LSW interacts across many systems What’s is the purpose of the system LSW What interactions or behaviours support the aim of LSW as a System [...]
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Reimagine & Refocus Conference 2

This Reimagine & Refocus webinar with Robin Jaques.
To view this conference, please fill out the form details below and recieve the conference link by email. If you have any issues, please email our technical department who will email you the link directly.

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Reimagine & Refocus Conference
This Reimagine & Refocus conference looked at the following: Sustaining EBIT Approach with Robin Jaques, SA Partners & J Frank Holmes, Gambit Corporate Finance Management Motivation & Remuneration Structures with Steve Berry, Acuity Law Growth/Succession Planning with J Frank Holmes, Gambit Corporate Finance Panel Discussion & Questions Conclusion To view this conference, please fill out [...]
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Effective Gemba Walks as part of leader standard work
This webinar looks at Gemba walk as a tool within a system, how Leader Standard Work (LSW) is the system, what’s is the purpose of the system LSW and what interactions or behaviours support the purpose & inform Gemba walks. To view this conference, please fill out the form details below and recieve the conference [...]
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Driving Change in Financial Services Conference
View the latest conference which took place on the 4th December called Driving Change in Financial Services presented by Dr Keivan Zokaei of S A Partners and Dina Patel of S & P. To view this conference, please fill out the form details below and recieve the conference link by email. If you have any [...]
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Webinar: Aligning Learning & Development to Organisational Strategy
We often see significant misalignment between learning and development activity and the real needs of a business. During a survey of a large organisation employees stated that less than 20% of the learning and development activity they had been involved with in the last twelve months was directly related to the work that they do. [...]
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Webinar: SHINGO: Deploying Ideal Behaviours – Part III
Join us for Part III of our webinar series on Deploying Ideal Behaviours. Part III will focus on how you put in place the right systems to measure and monitor engagement. Without this, behaviours can revert back to 'the way they were'. You can catch up on Parts I and II by visiting our website [...]
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Webinar: Achieving Enterprise Excellence in the Service Sector
This webinar has been developed to support our Service Sector Customers - please do join Megan James & Garry Corbet to explore the benefits of undergoing an Enterprise Excellence journey. Using the S A Partners Enterprise Excellence model it will look at how purpose, process and people can be aligned to drive superior customer results [...]
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Webinar: SHINGO – Deploying Ideal Behaviours – Part II
Join us for Part II of our webinar series on Deploying Ideal Behaviours. Part II will focus on how you Deploy and Engage your teams with Behaviours once they have been identified. You can catch up on Part I by visiting our website here but it's not required https://sapartners.com/webinar-shingo-deploying-ideal-behaviours/. The Shingo Enterprise Excellence model focuses [...]
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Webinar: SHINGO – Deploying Ideal Behaviours
The Shingo Enterprise Excellence model focuses on the identification of Ideal behaviours that will enable your organisation to achieve sustainable ‘Ideal’ results. These behaviours must be supported by key systems within the business. But what does this really mean? How do we identify Ideal behaviours? Who identifies them? How do the Shingo Principles help in [...]
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Webinar: Future of CI in a Changing World: Panel Discussion with Dr Keivan Zokaei & Guests
Join Keivan Zokaei and his guests from the world of Lean & CI for a panel discussion on the future of Continuous Improvement. We have seen remarkable changes happen within the last few months, with companies drastically changing how they operate. Our panel will consider what this means for Continuous Improvement & Lean deployment both [...]
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Webinar: Creating a Roadmap with Virtual Teams
Creating an assessment that can be rolled out and managed virtually will support your organisation to measure and drive improvement and change. Join Gary Griffiths to hear how we can now leverage technology to improve how and when we undertake benchmarks and assessments and how we can deploy the roadmap successfully in a virtual world. [...]
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Webinar: Reducing Stress & Building Resilience with Guest Speaker Adele Stickland
Join us for our interview with Adele Stickland, Author & Wellbeing Expert where we will explore how organisations can support their employees reduce stress and build resilience. Investing in health, wellbeing and resilience are critical business strategies that promotes an environment that develops stronger engagement so that disputes get resolved quicker and builds resilience so [...]
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Webinar: Leader Standard Work and Gemba Walks
Effective Gemba Walks as part of your Leader Standard Work (LSW) System are essential for developing a culture of Enterprise Excellence. Developing and deploying the LSW system within your organisation will ensure you build and sustain the right behaviours. Join Robin Jaques where he will share some of the key principles of LSW and Gemba [...]
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Covid-19-Coaching through Disruption
Keivan Zokaei, partner and head of Financial Services at S A Partners, recently delivered a webcast for the Chartered Banker Institute where he talks about taking advantage of a crisis situation and turning it into a positive one. In this webcast you will: Learn the basic principles of well-being and resilience Learn more about the [...]
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Webinar: Creating a Roadmap for Enterprise Excellence
Join us for this webinar with 'Staying Lean" Author and Industry expert Gary Griffiths to gain inspiration on how to build and undertake a Enterprise Excellence Assessment across multiple sites. Gary will also explore how this will help you develop your roadmap for the future. To view this webinar, please fill out the form details [...]
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Webinar: Essence of Excellence Book Club & Virtual Workshop with Prof. Peter Hines
The Essence of Excellence Book Club & Virtual Workshop webinar with Prof. Peter Hines. To view this webinar, please fill out the form details below and recieve the webinara link by email. If you have any issues, please email our technical department who will email you the link directly. Email* Company:* Country:*AfghanistanÅland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAmerican SamoaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and [...]
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Webinar: Inspiration from SHINGO – Assure quality at Source & Seek Perfection
In this webinar we will look more deeply into two of the Shingo Guiding Principles - Assure Quality at Source & Seek Perfection. These are part of the Continuous Improvement Dimension. We will look at how we can create the right ‘systems’ and therefore ‘behaviours’ to achieve zero defects within our operations. To view this [...]
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Towards World Class Manufacturing
Ten lessons from the world's best manufacturers & current thinking around Continuous Improvement which will inspire your best practice journey. Join us to hear how world class companies focus on Continuous Improvement and have achieved Enterprise Excellence. To view this webinar, please fill out the form details below and recieve the webinar link by email. [...]
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Deploying TPM in Non-Manufacturing Areas
Join Andy Brunskill, Author of TPM: A foundation of operational excellence, as he shares insights on how to deploy TPM in non-manufacturing areas such as laboratories, utilities and healthcare. Join us live to be in with a chance of winning a copy of the book. This webinar is being delivered by S A Partners to [...]
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Creating Inspired Leaders
In this current climate, it would be easy for us to focus on business survival, but now more than ever we need to create leaders within our organisations that are both inspirational and supportive to those that report to them.  Leaders that have developed coaching skills and capabilities are fundamentally better at managing their teams. Join Fiona [...]
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Webinar: Intro to Shingo
Join Fiona Buttrey our SHINGO facilitator and one of the global examiners to understand why companies around the world have used the Shingo Model and the pathway to the Shingo prize to align enterprise excellence within their organisations.  Fiona will share the necessary steps that organisations need to consider when taking this path and also case studies from some of our award-winning customers [...]
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Webinar: Effective communication
In this webinar Juliette Packham explores how we can improve how we talk and how we listen to enable us to build trust and improve how we connect with others.  Juliette will also explore how communication skills can help improve problem solving within our organisations.  To view this webinar, please fill out the form details [...]
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Webinar: Using accreditation to help embed Continuous Improvement
The Lean Competency System (LCS) is a university developed and industry recognised lean qualifications framework for developing lean thinking knowledge and practical skills in the workplace. Join Simon Elias who heads up this globally recognised programme to understand how it works; the benefits to organisations and hear case studies of companies that have adopted the [...]
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Webinar: Covid-19 Guidance for Manufacturers
Join us for this webinar where John Quirke will share the current advice & thinking around how businesses can improve their response to Covid_19. Covid-19 is a dangerous and virulent pathogen But it can be stopped by managing contact between people And it is easily killed through good hygiene practices With good methods and good [...]
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Webinar: Lean Leadership – What’s my Role?
Building resilience will support both you and your teams steer a course during the upcoming weeks and months. The current situation has occurred rapidly and has had a significant impact on individuals, their families and the organisations in which they work. Phil Spooner will draw on his experience as one of our senior consultants and [...]
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Webinar: Beyond Lean – Towards Behaviour Based Improvement
Join Jeff Williams for a thought-provoking webinar where we will look at the future of sustainable Enterprise Excellence through investing in people development and behavioural based change. Join us if you would like to understand how to put people at the centre of your programmes for operational improvement and efficiency in order to drive sustainable [...]
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Webinar: Coaching through Disruption (Part 1)
Join Keivan Zokaei to hear how you can use tried and tested coaching and positive psychology techniques to help you lead and support both yourself and your team during disruption. We will look at various models and share with you how these can be deployed immediately. Keivan will also show how good continuous improvement standards [...]
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Webinar: Coaching through Disruption (Part 2)
Join Keivan for the second in this series of webinars where he will talk with companies that have used coaching and positive psychology to rapidly respond to the Covid-19 disruption. Ensuring their teams stay informed, manage their responsibilities and can rapidly adapt to the changing market demands To view this webinar, please fill out the [...]
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Webinar: Towards a New Style of Leadership
Understand the fundamentals of Servant Leadership which is the foundation of the Blanchard Leadership Programme. This world-renowned approach to management will provide you with an understanding of how to develop excellent managers capable of supporting and leading teams during uncertain times. To view this webinar, please fill out the form details below and recieve the [...]
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Webinar: Leader Standard Work – Creating Stability in uncertain times
In uncertain times it is more important than ever to create stability. Leader Standard Work is about creating accountable, consistent, repeatable leadership at all levels in your organisation. During this webinar, Robin Jaques will share how you can deploy this rapidly within your company. This WebEx is designed to give you some insights and tools [...]
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Webinar: A3 Problem Solving
Lean management is about asking questions and trying things with the goal of learning about a process and understanding gaps between where you are now and where you want to be. Lean = Learn The A3 management tool can be used to facilitate that learning, clarify thinking, and foster communication within your organization. This session [...]
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Webinar: Optimising & Maintaining Critical Assets
Rapidly changing demands, resource and supply constraints will add enormous pressure on assets. Join Andy Brunskill, author of 'TPM: A foundation for Operational Excellence' for guidance on how we can rapidly optimise assts and maintain them during this dynamic environment. Andy will share a number of activities and systems that can be deployed by your [...]
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Webinar: Problem Solving & Scenario Mapping
“Help! Our new way of working isn’t working!” We are starting to hear that from our clients, our partners, and our network. Let our expert trainers deliver rapid problem solving skills to allow you to frame problems effectively and focus on breaking barriers and improving flow. To view this webinar, please fill out the form [...]
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Webinar: The Essence of Excellence
What separates the really great from the merely good organisations? The answer lies not in what you see, or the tools people use, but in the feel, the pure essence of these organisations. It is the mind-set, the language, the confidence and the sheer passion for excellence.  What these sites do have is a set of Principle-led Behaviours, effective Core [...]
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Webinar: Coaching Leaders to manage change
Building resilience will support both you and your teams steer a course during the upcoming weeks and months. The current situation has occurred rapidly and has had a significant impact on individuals, their families and the organisations in which they work. Colin Scott will draw on his experience as a leadership coach and Shingo facilitator [...]
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Webinar: Gaining true commitment to the revised 91XX series of standards
Whilst many organisations already meet the requirements of the 91XX series of standards, the question remains, is the intent and commitment to high performance and a culture of quality truly met? In this webinar hosted by Megan James, Robin and Leigh will share their experiences deploying quality and enterprise excellence systems within industry and discuss: [...]
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Webinar: Creating a Culture of CI in Financial Services
Lean and continuous improvement is not a new concept for Financial Services. Many organisations have been using Lean tools and techniques for years, but how sustainable is it as an approach and is the common approach to Lean really moving the needle towards Enterprise Excellence and business improvement? This webinar provides an overview of practical [...]
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M2030 Webinar: Engage your Colleagues on Lean
In this short webinar, SA Partners’ Jeff Williams shares a set of different approaches you can use to keep your colleagues engaged in lean. Including for the shop floor right through to the board room. Being a ‘lean business’ isn’t the result of a single initiative or project, it requires a business culture aligned with [...]
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Webinar: Essence of Excellence – A Sneak Preview
In this webinar, Prof Peter Hines will be providing a sneak preview of the results of the extensive research that he has carried out along with Chris Butterworth. The results of the research will be published in a new book called ‘The Essence of Excellence’ later in the year. In this webinar Prof Peter Hines [...]
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Webinar: Voice of the Customer
In this webinar we will explain a simple yet powerful method for understanding value in the eyes of the customer and show how this insight can be used to redirect your organisation's improvement efforts. Finally we demonstrate how this approach has been usefully deployed with impressive benefits in both small companies and global multinationals alike. Understanding [...]
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Webinar: The Core to Sustainable High End Lean
Citing research from his forthcoming book Peter Hines will provide a framework that will help you understand what core operating systems you will need to develop for sustainable High End Lean. Not to be missed if you want to reach the higher echelons of lean! You can also join Prof. Peter Hines’s at his Masterclass which will [...]
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Navigating the Enterprise Excellence Journey using Shingo as a Guide

This webinar was hosted by Prof. Peter Hines and presented by Jon Alder, and covers Enterprise Excellence, showing how Shingo can be used as a guide towards this goal. Enterprise Excellence is a dream for so many. But what prevents us being successful? After all if it was that easy we would all be doing it, […]

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