3 Gemba Academy Updates

There’s been lots happening here at Gemba Academy… so what I’d like to do in this article is highlight the latest and greatest!

Gemba Academy Español

Ana Cruz Gemba AcademyFirst, we’re very excited to announce that Gemba Academy Español will launch later this month.  We’ve always offered Spanish captions for most of our videos but, obviously, nothing beats the real thing!  We’re starting with the School of Lean.  We’ll be translating every video into Spanish including all graphics, support documents, and quizzes.

The first Gemba Academy Español course will be “Productividad en el trabajo con las 5S” which is our 5S Workplace Productivity course.  We’ll then look to translate our 7 Deadly Wastes course and other individual videos like “10 Commandments of Continuous Improvement.”  Eventually, the entire School of Lean and School of Six Sigma will be offered in Spanish!

To make this all happen we’ve recently welcomed Ana Cruz to the our team to manage our Gemba Academy Español business.  She’ll also be featured in many of the videos along with several other presenters.  Francisco Moreno, who’s been with Gemba Academy for close a year, will work closely with Ana as our Spanish videographer and editor.

We’ll obviously continue to produce new English content.  Our next studio based course will focus on Training Within Industry… much more to come on this soon!

If you’d like to preview one of our Spanish videos please click here.

New Skin & Functionality

Next, our IT team, lead by Tony Gomez and Kevin Meyer, have totally redesigned the look and functionality of our website.

Gemba Academy Website

One of my favorite features is the powerful search functionality.  We’ve created thousands of pieces of content… videos, blog posts, podcasts, etc.  In the past, finding what you were looking for wasn’t all that easy.  Now, with the click of a few buttons you can access just about anything you’re interested in.  Want to learn about leadership… we have you covered with 82 results.  Value stream mapping… 4 pages worth of content is waiting!

So if you haven’t visited the website lately be sure to come on over and click around!

AME International Conference

ame_graphicFinally, we’re happy to be collaborating with AME again this year for their International Conference Oct 24-28 in Dallas, TX.  We’re helping them with some promotional videos and will be featuring AME speakers and presenters on our podcast.  In fact, we recently sat down with Dale Crownover who be giving one of the keynotes this year.

If you’re planning to attend the conference this year we can help you save 10%.  Simply head over to GembaAcademy.com/AME where you’ll get all the details.

You can also RSVP for our annual AME cocktail party.  Last year we had around 150 folks show up and we’re expecting at least 250 (maybe more) this year.  The drinks and food are free and there will be no sales pitches or presentations given.  We just want everyone to come, have a good time, and connect with other like minded lean thinkers!