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2018 Events

Lean Conference on 10-24-18: 

Karyn Ross' Presentation: 

Karyn Ross is the coauthor of the Shingo Award-winning, "The Toyota Way to Service Excellence: Lean Transformation in Service Organizations".

An internationally acclaimed consultant, coach and lean practitioner, She has taught organizations of all sizes, in sectors as diverse as insurance, HR, transportation and retail how to use creativity combined with Toyota Way principles, practices and tools. This powerful combination enables organizations to create better, more effective and efficient ways to work and the peak services that each of their customers wants, now and for the future.

2017 Events

Kata Practitioner Day 2:

2016 Events

End of Year Event:

2015 Events

"Improvement Kata Fast Start"
Speakers: Rick Fleming
Location: Ottawa County in West Olive, MI

2014 Events

"End of Year Event"
Speakers: Ray Muscat and Debra Levantrosser
Location: Automation Alley in Troy, MI

"Lean 103"
Speakers: Dave Kippen and Jerry Browne
Location: ELGA Credit Union in Burton, MI

"2014 Healthcare Symposium"
Speakers: Ron Bercaw, Todd Sperl and various others for breakout sessions
Location: Holiday Inn in Muskegon, MI

"Lean 102"
Speakers: Dave Kippen and Brad Brown
Location: ELGA Credit Union in Burton, MI

"Lean 103"
Speakers: Dave Kippen and Jim Manley
Location: Ottawa County Administration in West Olive, MI

"Lean 102"
Speaker: Dave Kippen and Howard Weston
Location: Ottawa County Administration in West Olive, MI

"Improvement Kata Fast Start"
Speaker: Rick Fleming
Location: McLaren Flint in Flint, MI

"The History of Deming, Quality and Synergies to Lean – With The Red Bead Experiment"
Speaker: Dennis Sergent
Location: Velocity in Sterling Heights, MI

"Lean 101"
Speakers: Dave Kippen and Mark Hawks
Location: Ottawa County in West Olive, MI

"Integrated Task Assessments"
Speakers: Mike Taubitz and Larry Osentoski
Location: Automation Alley in Troy, MI
2013 Events

"Lean 103"
Speakers: Dave Kippen and Dennis Sergent
Location: Cummins Bridgeway in Lyon Township, MI

"Train the Trainer"
Speakers: Amelia Brown and Lindsey Schiel 
Location: Consumers Energy in Royal Oak, MI

"Lean 101"
Speakers: Debra Levantrosser and Dave Kippen
Date: June 25, 2013
Location: ELGA Credit Union in Burton, MI
"Change Management"
Speakers: Debra Levantrosser and Sue Emery
Date: March 22, 2013
Location: TechTown in Detroit, MI

"Organizational Pit Stop with Grand Rapids Fire Department"
Speakers: Rob Pease, Brad Brown, Mic Gunderson, Eric DeLong
Date: February 8, 2013
Location: Grand Valley State University in Grand Rapids, MI

"Spectrum Health Benchmarking Visit"
Speaker: Kurt Knoth
Date: January 25, 2013
Location: Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids, MI

2012 Events

"Creating a Sustainable Lean Culture"
Speaker: Tom Shuker, Jim Manley, Carl Ream, Rahul Seelam
Date: December 7, 2012
Location: Demmer Center at MSU in Lansing, MI

Kaizen for Beginners
Speaker: Amy Long
Date: September 14, 2012
Location: Macomb OU-INCubator in Sterling Heights, MI

Lean Leadership
Speaker: David Mann
Date: May 18, 2012
Location: Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids, MI
Event Summary & Photos
Video Recording

Lean in Government

Speakers: Lt. Governor Brian Calley, Eric DeLong, Jeremy Stephens,

John Gnodtke, Jan Winters, Amy Baumer, Jeremy Slavish, and Nancy Meyer

Date: March 16, 2012

Location: Lansing, MI

Event Summary & Photos
Governor Rick Snyder (Video)

Jeremy Stephen's Slide Presentation

2011 Events

Influencing Up

Speaker: Lisa Satawa, The Droste Group

Date: November 8, 2011

Location: Grand Rapids, MI

Lean Healthcare Benchmarking Event
Speaker: Dr. Richard Zarbo
Date: June 24, 2011
Location: Henry Ford Health Systems in Detroit, MI
Lean Conflict and Culture Resolution
Speakers: Joyce Weiss
, G.S. Clarke, and Tom Smith
Date: June 17, 2011
Macomb-Oakland Incubator in Sterling Heights, MI

2010 Events

Lean in Healthcare
Speaker: Mark Graban
Date: September 28, 2010
Location: Oakland University INCubator in Rochester, MI
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