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Lean and Six Sigma Conference

February 23 – 25, 2020  |  Phoenix, AZ   

Advance Your Quality Expertise

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Session Formats

Session Formats

Concurrent Session - This standard conference format will be used to deliver sessions ranging from those providing awareness of the general changes technologies are bringing to more targeted discussions on the implications these technologies will have on the quality professional.            Those looking to grow awareness, understanding and perspective on both the scope and implications of the changes that disruptive technologies are bringing.  

Workshops - These extended sessions allow for more hands on and engaging activities to help explore the content being delivered in a deeper and more thorough way.      

The workshop format is designed specifically for those participants looking to explore topics in a deeper and more engaging way. 

Session Levels

Session Levels

Basic

Provides an introduction to a subject, including practical and user-friendly definitions of terms. The primary focus is to bring an individual who may not be familiar with the area to a level of knowledge that facilitates further learning.

Intermediate

The participant should have some degree of knowledge of the subject. The intent is to build on an individual’s knowledge of the subject to a point of greater understanding.

Advanced

Provides an in-depth and/or up-to-date treatment of a subject. A strong theoretical background and a working knowledge of a subject are expected of those that attend.

Pre-Conference Courses

Pre-Conference Courses

Lean Kaizen: A Simplified Approach to Process Improvement (#ILT0405)

Lean is a methodology that eliminates waste and boosts efficiency. Kaizen means continuous improvement. This course merges both philosophies. Lean Kaizen helps you get rid of waste and continuously implement best practices. Are you looking for the best way to improve your cycle time, minimize customer response time, and reduce unnecessary waste? Do you want to maximize your operational efficiencies to save money and precious resources? Then it’s time to introduce Lean Kaizen to your organization. Lean is a renowned methodology that eliminates all categories of waste to help maximize efficiencies. Kaizen means continuous improvement. Together, Lean Kaizen is a proven approach to continuously implement much-needed change and get rid of unnecessary waste. Apply the proven Lean Kaizen strategy within the scope of a larger lean enterprise journey. Learn how the role of change management is important throughout the lean transformation. Learn the steps to perform a Kaizen event through a blend of lecture, discussion, class exercises, and report-back sessions.

Sunday, February 23, 2020
Member price: $799
Non-member price: $899

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Business Process Management Orientation Workshop (#ILT0407)

Business Process Management optimizes the results from your organizations' process improvement ini–tiatives. This Business Process Management (BPM) Orientation provides an insightful and high-level overview that prepares you to lead your team through achieving business process excellence through an improved understanding of customer requirements, process requirements, and measures of success and failures. This effort leads to improved results in process performance and better engagement for process improvement activities. Each major component includes an exercise. At the end of this one-day workshop, you'll have a comprehensive deployment plan that will optimize your business improvement initiatives such as Lean Six Sigma and others.

Sunday, February 23, 2020
Member price: $329
Non-member price: $329

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Lean Enterprise (#ILT0404)

Lean is a tool that helps cut costs and reduces cycle time. In this course, you’ll develop a plan to implement lean across your organization. Employees at every level of a company can apply these strategies to improve workplace performance. Help your company remain competitive, innovative, and profitable in today’s business environment, where global competition and demands for price reductions heavily impact management decisions. Implement lean to enhance cost and cycle-time reduction, improve customer satisfaction, and standardize high quality. Learn the lean methods you can use to minimize all forms of waste and maximize value for your customers.


Friday, February 21, 2020 - Saturday, February 22, 2020

Member price: $1299
Non-member price: $1399

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Lean for Service (ILT0406)

Want to reduce waste and streamline operations? This course provides you with tools to survive the demand for higher quality, faster production time, and lower prices. You’ll learn how to apply lean to the unique challenges of service industries. Lean thinking is a philosophy and a powerful set of tools designed to eliminate waste from processes. It focuses on what adds value in processes from a customer's perspective. While its roots are in manufacturing, this workshop covers how to apply it to services and administrative functions. Lean thinking provides fast and dramatic results. If you are looking for a foundation for TQM or an approach that builds on TQM and past improvement techniques, lean thinking can introduce fresh and innovative ways to improve processes.


Friday, February 21, 2020 - Saturday, February 22, 2020

Member price: $999
Non-member price: $1099

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Post-Conferences Courses

Post-Conference Courses

Lean Six Sigma Champion (#ILT0408)

Lean Six Sigma Champion training focuses on providing you with the managerial and technical knowledge to facilitate the leadership and deployment of the Six Sigma strategy. Champions are upper-level managers who lead the execution of the Lean Six Sigma deployment plans for the company. That makes it one of the most critical roles in any successful Lean Six Sigma improvement initiative. Guided by the direction set forth by the executive team, champions select the projects, determine who's trained as Black Belts/Green Belts, review progress, and mentor the Black Belts/Green Belts in order for the deployment to be effective. The one day Lean Six Sigma Champion training agenda focuses on providing the managerial and technical knowledge necessary to facilitate the leadership and deployment of the Six Sigma Strategy without a significant investment of time away from the office.

Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Member price: $999
Non-member price: $1199

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Lean Leadership Skills Workshop (#ILT0410)

The Lean Leadership Skills workshop builds skills in eight competencies of outstanding leaders in lean organizations. This practical training program provides tools and skills for team leaders, supervisors, value stream managers, and facilitators to implement and sustain a lean culture. The workshop utilizes the Lean Leadership Inventory to assess the eight lean leadership competencies that participants will acquire in the course. Skills are developed through practice and application. This practical training program provides tools and skills for team leaders, supervisors, value stream managers, and facilitators to implement and sustain a Lean culture. The workshop utilizes the Lean Leadership Inventory to assess the eight Lean leadership competencies that participants will acquire in the course. Participants develop skills through practice and application.

Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - Thursday, February 27, 2020
Member price: $1099
Non-member price: $1299

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Toyota Kata: Improving and Coaching your way to Success (#ILT0409)

Toyota Kata channels and utilizes the capabilities of all its team members better than traditional management methods, allowing nontraditional, outstanding results. Learn the framework for a sustainable problem-solving culture that incorporates targeted experimentation and personal learning utilizing two specific behavior routines or katas. Improvement Kata – repeating a routine of establishing challenging target conditions, working step-by-step through obstacles, and learning from problems encountered along the way Coaching Kata – pattern of teaching the improvement kata to employees at every level, ensuring that it permeates their thinking and actions. This hands-on workshop includes presentation of the methodology, an Improvement Kata simulation and a Coaching Kata experience.

Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - Thursday, February 27, 2020
Member price: $699
Non-member price: $799

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