Based on our award winning approach, SISU Academy takes you though the actual workshops, training and implementation tools we have successfully used with hundreds of clients to build principle-based daily management systems that generate sustainable results.

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Designed and Tested for Success

Designed to work together, each of our courses combines video tutorials, interactive exercises and real world implementation support to teach leaders how to implement the principles of enterprise excellence and design results-based daily management systems.  Enroll now and experience why we have more award winning clients than any other consultancy in the world.

Own The Gap - Understand the Model

This course takes the student step by step through our Shingo winning book and implementation model.  Each chapter tests for comprehension and contains additional videos and implementation advice not contained in the book.

Own The Gap - Learn the Principles of Enterprise Excellence

This course takes a deep dive into the Principles of Enterprise Excellence and teaches the student how to assess their leadership style and organizational culture using the Shingo Model as well as how to properly balance principles, systems and tools.

Own The Gap - Design a Daily Management System

Armed with an understanding of our model and the principle-based ideal behaviors critical to developing a daily kaizen culture, this course takes the student step-by-step through the design and implementation of the elements of a closed-loop daily management system.

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Designed with your industry needs in mind.  Access our full line of courses, tailored based on the unique characteristics found in healthcare, higher education and retail sales.  Each course has been designed, tested and proven through actual client engagements.  Sign up for our courses today and experience why more than 500 organization use our model.


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CLICK HERE to access all our courses customized for use in healthcare environments.  Learn how to design and build daily management systems and engage staff and providers in daily kaizen.  Trusted by Intermountain Healthcare, Christie Clinic, St. Joseph’s Medical Centers and others.

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What our Clients are Saying…

Getting sustained results from change initiatives can be challenging and this is one of the best books I have read on improving  your organization.  The authors provide a common-sense approach and the systems needed for driving real and sustainable improvement. The process of identifying, understanding and closing the gap not only makes sense but has been proven to produce amazing results. The four key systems outlined in “Own the Gap” would be applicable for any business size in any sector of the economy.

Matt Wardle

Founder and President, JD Machine

We have been able to embed the lean principles in our large manufacturing organizations by following the approaches outlined in the book. Engaging our front line teams and front line supervisors has made a tremendous difference in our ability to solve problems and drive improvement. This disciplined, practical approach to follow-up has driven immediate results and changed lean principles from concepts in a classroom to the way that our teams logically execute their everyday work.

Karen Davies

VP Business Integration and Operations, ATK Defense

Implementing the model in Own the Gap has been a game changer at Aera Energy.  Prior to working with SISU, lead our industry in the application of lean, but in the process, we became focused on the tools, results suffered and people were confused.  Own the Gap allowed us to understand our roles as leaders and focus on becoming coaches who pursue ideal behaviors through the integration of the four key systems.  Employee engagement is at an all time high and business results have never been better.

Dwayne Ziegeler

Senior Process Analyst, Aera Energy

We literally wrote the book!

Written and tested over a three year period, and based on more than 15 years of direct implementation experience, Own the Gap teaches the reader how to create a culture of daily kaizen where “improving the work is the work.”  More than 500 organizations have used our model to drive engagement and results, including such industries as healthcare, manufacturing, retail, energy, and higher education.

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