Meet the USNH Enterprise Lean Team
Utilizing an approach of collaboration, Tom and Dagmar lead employees through their Lean journey. They support all employees at all of the University System campuses through training, mentorship, and coaching.
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Thomas Lencki Jr. | Lean Master Black Belt
Thomas Lencki Jr. received his Master Lean Black Belt from the University System of New Hampshire and his Lean Black Belt Certification through the State of New Hampshire Bureau of Education and Training. Tom is a member of the Lean Executive Committee (LEC) for the State of NH and participates in the State of NH Lean network.
Tom has expertise in leading groups, workflow analysis, process improvement, and creating positive Lean cultures. Currently, a Senior Process Engineer with the ET&S Project Management and Process Improvement Office, Tom's experience includes over twenty years as a New Hampshire State Trooper.
Dagmar Vlahos |Lean Master Black Belt | Six Sigma Black Belt
Dagmar is a Six Sigma Black Belt and a Lean Master Black Belt; receiving her Six Sigma Black Belt training from Fidelity Investments focusing on operational excellence and customer quality. She continued her Lean training with the State of NH Bureau of Education & Training where in 2015 she received her Lean Black Belt. Dagmar is a member of the State of NH Lean Executive Committee (LEC), participates in the State of NH Lean Network, and was the lead coordinator of five Lean Summits at UNH in partnership with the State of NH; growing attendance from 25 to upwards of 300 participants.
Dagmar prides herself in building cultures of employee empowerment and being a Lean influencer. She has expertise in Business Transformation, Strategic Planning, Workflow analysis/process reengineering, Continuous Improvement of Operational Processes including building/optimizing organizational processes, measurement systems, and infrastructure. Currently, a Senior Process Engineer with the ET&S Project Management and Process Improvement Office. Dagmar’s experience includes over 15 years of various Lean practitioner, project management/analyst, and leadership roles.
Why attend Lean Training?
- My department/institution is experiencing change
- My team members are utilizing Lean terminology and I want to get in the know
- I want to expand my professional skills
- I have improvement ideas and want to learn how to act upon them
- I have attended lean training in the past and want to re-engage
- Any reason is a good reason to attend training
Whether you are new to lean or want to go back to the basics lean training is for you!
Introduction to Lean - White Belt
By starting with the basics you will discover how at the conclusion of training, through the lens of Lean, you can make a difference in your work process.
Introduction to Lean class is designed to provide you with a fundamental understanding of process improvement through Lean concepts allowing you to make an immediate impact.
Lean Yellow Belt Certification
Interested in learning how you can take the Lean concept and apply it to an actual project?
This program features a hands-on lead-in to the philosophy and methodology of Lean process improvement. Going beyond the introductory phase, participants in a group setting apply Lean techniques to an actual work process
Lean Green Belt Certification
Want to learn how to be a Lean facilitator? Attend Green Belt Certification and learn how to guide a group through the Lean process via facilitation skills.
Yellow Belt Certification is required to participate in Green Belt Training. Facilitation post-classroom training is required to obtain Green Belt Certification.
Lean Black Belt Certification
This 10-month comprehensive program will guide and prepare Lean practitioners through
- Advanced Lean Knowledge
- Best Practices
- Building a sustainable culture
- Problem Solving
- Results Driven
- Strategic Thinking
Note: Lean Green Belt Certification is a pre-requisite for this program.
Lean for Leaders - Formal and Informal Leaders
The Lean for Leaders training provides awareness of what it means to lead in a Lean environment. This training explores ways for leaders to further their lean thinking at all levels within their organization. The training will guide leaders on how to build and foster a positive lean culture within their organization.