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Education Consulting

Education and the Cannsult Value Proposition 

Cannsult Understands EDUCATION...

Cannsult has worked with some of the largest School Districts in the United States. Continuous Improvement in education is about the ongoing enhancement and refinement of educational practices, programs, and systems to achieve better outcomes for students. It involves analyzing data, collecting feedback, and making systematic changes to improve both teaching and learning experiences. Some key aspects and strategies related to Continuous Improvement in Education include Data-Informed Decision Making, Professional Development, Collaborative Learning Communities, Feedback and Assessment, Technology Integration, Curriculum Review and Adaptation, Parent, and Community Engagement, Research and Evidence-Based Practices, Reflective Practice, and Flexible and Adaptive Systems.

Key challenges facing Education

Education requires attention and innovative solutions. These significant challenges require collaborative and strategic efforts with educators, policymakers, communities, and other stakeholders to create equitable and future-ready education systems. 


Current challenges include:

  • Access and Equity.

  • Technology Integration.

  • Student Mental Health and Well-being.

  • Teacher Shortages and Retention.

  • Curriculum Relevance.

  • Assessment and Accountability.

  • Funding Constraints.

  • Globalization and Changing Skill Demands.

  • Disengagement and Dropout Rates.

  • Policy Governance.

Cannsult Understands EDUCATION...

When creating a culture of Continuous Improvement, in some ways, Education is no different from any other type of organization in that the same high-level steps apply.


Those steps are:

1) Discovery & Planning; Understanding the Organization's Goals and Current Scenario, White Belt training for the whole organization. 

2) Prepare Leaders & Infrastructure: Establish Steering Committee, Functional Leaders complete Blue Belt (Sponsor) Training, Create Functional high-level process maps and identify KPIs. 

3) Implement Daily Problem-Solving; Prioritize and plan for functional daily problem-solving, frontline employees and supervisors complete Yellow Belt training.

4) Launch and Support Root Cause Analysis Projects; Team Leaders or selected participants complete Green Belt training.


Green Belt projects are launched and supported by leadership.

Cannsult Improvement Examples (Quick Version): EDUCATION

  • Contract Process Review: Improved timeliness, mitigated risk, improved efficiency.

  • Improvement of the Capital Needs Assessment process.

  • Improvement of Annual School Progress reports.

  • Technology Acquisition Process: Decreased the number of unsupported devices/technology.

  • Developed and implemented the Birth to Five Literacy Awareness Program.

  • Increased the proportion of Educators integrating ACT results into preparation/instruction.

  • Decreased the proportion of Special Education (SPED) students missing core instruction.

  • Decreased cycle time to hire new Teachers.

  • Increased Employee Engagement and Retention.

  • Improve the Reference Enterprise Architecture process.

  • Develop Auxiliary Services Departmental KPIs and implement Visual Performance Management.

  • Implemented an efficient and effective Corrective and Preventive Action Process.

  • Improved Document Control Procedures.

  • Improved Internal Audit Process.

  • Improved Audit Scheduling and Execution Process.

  • Improved the High School Graduation Rate.

  • Improved process for Supplemental Pay/Stipends.

  • Reduced Paper Consumption.

  • Reduced Overtime.

4 Basic Steps: How we work with you to improve your organization - EDUCATION

Step 01: Discovery and Planning 

  • Understand the organization.

  • Understand your organizational goals.

  • Understand current challenges and risks facing your organization.

  • Meet the team and understand resource constraints.

  • Prepare a high-level plan including scope, timeline, resources required, and expected ROI.

  • Solidify Statement of Work.

Step 02: Prepare Leaders and Infrastructure

  • Understand current infrastructure to support improvements. (if any)

  • Identify internal Continuous Improvement Lead(s).

  • Meet with each Departmental or Business Unit Leader. (in scope)

  • Perform an initial Assessment to identify opportunities and to be used as a baseline.

  • For each Department/Business Unit:
    - Create a high-level process map
    - Identify KPIs. (Aligned with Organizational goals)
    - Establish Visual Performance Management. (A graphical representation of KPIs)
    - Perform a Gap/Opportunity Assessment.

  • Prioritize Gaps and Opportunities.

  • Provide training to leaders (Sponsors, Champions) who will be supporting the Improvement Teams. (2-day training)

  • Provide stakeholder training: a high-level overview of the method, tools, and terminology
    to ensure organizational alignment. (2-hour training)

Step 03: Implement Daily Problem-Solving

  • Select initial areas of focus, Departments, Functions, or Work Areas). Which may include core
    functions, Food and Beverage, Housekeeping, and Concierge. And/or support functions,
    HR, Technology, Finance/Accounting, Legal, etc.

  • Prioritize and scope based on impact on organizational goals, logical sequence, and resource availability.

  • Select initial daily problem-solving teams.

  • Provide training for daily problem-solving teams. (5-day training)

  • Implement Daily Problem-Solving and Visual Performance Management in each
    selected area.

  • Identify issues to be escalated; issues that require a higher skill level to resolve. (E.g.,
    cross-functional issues, high complexity, high risk, high cost, etc.)

Step 04: Root Cause Analysis Projects

  • With Departmental Leaders, prioritize escalated issues based on impact, logical sequence, and resource availability.

  • Select initial Root Cause Analysis (Green Belt) teams.

  • Provide Green Belt Training (Root Cause Analysis project training) for selected team members; Projects launched during training. (8-day training) 

  • Provide project direction and support throughout the project duration. (Estimate 3 to 4 months for each improvement project)

  • Provide direction and support through project closure.

  • Validate improvement results and calculate ROI.

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