DTE Educational Learning Event

  • Friday, June 10, 2016
  • 1:00 PM - 4:45 PM
  • DTE Energy Services 414 South Main, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
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Program Title / Synopsis:

Training title: Aspiration through Perspiration: How meaningful problems are defined and solved

Synopsis: Your company, just like ours at DTE Energy, has its own aspirations. You might want to be the lowest cost producer of frozen foods, or the highest quality healthcare service provider. The common element is how we embrace lean thinking to define what our aspiration really means at the point-of-activity and how we work hard to eliminate the obstacles that get in our way of achieving that aspiration.

In this MLC educational event, you will reflect on your improvement approach and understand how to engage your team in "seeing & solving" problems. You will be exposed to tried-and-true lean strategies, methods and tools that have worked at DTE Energy and beyond, and be challenged to leverage these practices to reach your career and organizational goals.

There is an optional networking event after.

Program Learner/Participant Objectives:

This event is designed for beginner, intermediate or advanced levels of lean practitioners. 

Objective of training is to:

-Understand strategic deployment (aspiration / goals / targets)

-Surface problems through use of huddle boards

-Deeper understanding of problem solving using a systematic, methodical approach

-Participate in "learn-by-doing" experiential activities to reinforce learning

-Listen to problem solving "lessons learned" to help avoid future problem solving struggles

-Ability to ask questions directly to learners regarding their journey


Bill Decker:  Manager - Continuous Improvement Strategy Group (CISG). Provides consultation, training and coaching to increase the CI maturity across the DTE Enterprise. Prior to DTE, Bill has worked in the Defense, Automotive and Lean consulting industries.

Scott Baker: Manager - Continuous Improvement Strategy Group (CISG)  Responsible for teaching, coaching and implement CI principals & practices at all levels within DTE. Main focus on developing peoples problem solving skills.

Note: There are two DTE building on the East / West side of the street. The 8 story buiding on the West side of the street is 414, where the event will take place. This building unfortunately does not have any DTE signage outside. The problem come into play because the other two story DTE office, on the East side (425 Main) has a DTE sign out front. 

The parking deck charged by the hour , but DTE can validate those who park there. The limited parking across the street (425 S. Main) is free.

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