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Low cost, high impact training.

Designed to increase productivity and quality improvements.

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Engage employees at all levels of improvement.

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Passion for Improvement

Since 2007, Grow3Degrees (formerly HiDEC) has strived to connect those who are passionate about economic development and continuous improvement in Central Oregon.

What’s Grow3Degrees?

Sustained small changes over time are both transformational and impactful rather than 180 degree sea shifts.  Small course corrections and incremental improvements are at the core of lasting change that sets apart best-in-class companies and organizations from their competitors.  It’s not about flashy changes or implementing the latest management fad – it’s about ownership and genuine engagement at all levels.  Companies that engage outside peer help to expose blind spots, embrace problem solving and never accept “that’s the way we’ve always done it” will be on their way to out-performing others in their industry.  This type of continual, incremental change often results in bottom-line growth without overhead, employee growth without turnover and market success without always looking over your shoulder.

The bottom line…

“We looked to Grow3Degrees for helping us to improve our understanding and competency of LEAN and continuous improvement principles… then immediately started re-working our service delivery. Being able to eliminate days of time off network service delivery and significantly reduce our schedule risk directly benefits our customers and our bottom line.”
~ Bendbroadband

Culture + productivity…

“Grow3Degrees membership has been a foundation of support for Structus which has contributed significantly to our culture development. HiDEC’s low-cost, high-impact training paved the way to significant productivity and quality improvements.”
~ Structus

Our members are amazing!

Beverage to Bio-Tech. How will you leverage the experience of Central Oregon’s finest?

Signature Events

Our goal is to make high quality content affordable and accessible to the Central Oregon region by leveraging our member community, trusted local partners and thought leaders.

Launch Into Lean

Getting started + Fundamentals + Connecting with Peers
Our signature offering. For multiple industries. In partnership with community practitioners, we facilitate a fun and highly interactive initial dive into lean. Great for those who are new or seeking to “keep the saw sharp”.

The Heart of Improvement

Culture + Change Management + Leading Improvement
Your organization is only as effective as its culture allows it to be. Insight and connection with how culture drives and sustains the success of your improvement initiatives. A solid 360 approach to cultural awareness. Suitable for leaders at all levels of your organization.

Value Stream – Getting it Right

Process + Alignment + Problem Solving + Planning
Continuous improvement theory is interesting, but who has time for academics? Get tools and understanding to analyze today, where you want to be it in the future, and how to get there. Superior peer interaction. Fantastic for teams at all levels.

Measuring Progress

Process + Alignment + Visibility + Feedback
Peter Drucker had it right: “What gets measured, gets done.” Developing metrics and tracking them is an essential element of improvement. Learn from peers and practice what works well (and not so well) and tune your own measures. Ideal for those seeking to enhance visibility and feedback.

Mastery of Lean (for all of us!)

Tools + Problem Solving + Culture + Alignment
Don’t be scared by the title, this course is not just for the “enlightened”. Learn about FMEA, A3, other key tools, case studies from peers and most importantly tying it all back to the beginning – culture. Ideal for those both early and already underway in their improvement journey.

Learning Tours

Sharing + Learning + Networking
How better to learn and grow than to share? We facilitate bringing together members to “show and tell” their progress and achievements. One of our most popular offerings! Limited availability, these fill up fast!

Peer Problem Assessments

Sharing + Problem Solving + Networking
Stuck? Perplexed? Need an outsiders to hear you out? Our members support each other and HiDEC facilitates brining them together when some “help” is need. All we ask is that that you give to get.

Events

Continuous Improvement Workshop

Kleve Kee, a Managing Consultant with the Oregon Manufacturing Extension Partnership, invites you to a hands-on and engaging continuous improvement workshop that is applicable to all business types.

Attend this workshop to learn how to:
– Engage your employees in continuous improvement exercises
– Improve workflow using continuous improvement techniques
– Implement four key philosophies to apply to your business’ continuous improvement efforts
– Fire Fighting vs. Root Cause Problem Solving
– Identify waste – value and non-value-added activities

When: Mid Nov / Early December – Date TBD    |    8am – 12pm    |  Where: Bend, OR

Cost is $50 for members & $100 to non-members.

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