Lean Learning Events Coast to Coast
LEI will be conducting several lean training events over the next few months.
The Work of Management
A Daily Path to Sustainable Improvement

20 years ago Lantech was featured in the book Lean Thinking. This is a candid look at CEO Jim Lancaster's personal transformation as a leader and an in-depth, business case study of Lantech’s lean transformation.

This book not only details the great results from daily management, but goes beyond that to show how to engage your team.

Advice from the Gemba: Personal Kanbans for Lean Beginners
Kanban boards. For many of us, they were the first visual management tools we used that taught us the benefits of lean. They're simple, effective and easily customizable to suit your own unique work and challenges. Today, four of LEI's relative newcomers to lean share their own personal kanban boards and the impact they've had on their work.
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Lean Healthcare Summit

The 2017 Lean Healthcare Transformation Summit will be held June 7-8, 2017 at the JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa in Palms Springs, California.

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Lean Coaching Summit

The Lean Coaching Community will gather in Austin, TX July 19-20, 2017. The agenda and team of experienced coaches will be released in the coming weeks, all centered around this year's theme, "Practice. Practice. Practice."

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3 Ways to Invest in Your Team – and Yourself

If you’re ready to invest in your future and your team’s, make plans today to attend these practical, in-depth training sessions at LEI:

  • Key Concepts of Lean Workshop, August 15-16, Cambridge, MA. Save your seats »
  • Value-Stream Mapping: a Methodology for Sustainable System Improvement, Aug. 17-18. Save your seats »
  • Strategy Deployment and Alignment through Hoshin, Aug. 22-23, Cambridge, MA. Save your seats »
How to Coach Past Resistance to Accelerate the Rate of Change

Learn why motivational interviewing, developed to treat people with non-chemical dependencies, can ween associates and manager off an “addiction to the status quo."

Toyota Kata Practice - Run Charts

Tony Webster provides an excellent 15-minute video guide for creating and using run charts, which are an essential practice in the Improvement Kata.

Lean Management Articles

Arranged in 16 categories – including industry (manufacturing, healthcare, job shops, etc.) and topics (culture change, pull systems, people development, etc.) Find examples here from your industry that address your challenges. No registration needed!

Isn’t lean just a scam to squeeze teams for more production?
Michael Ballé Lean is a scam. People like you who write about “respect” are pushing a smoke screen that allows consultants to just squeeze teams for more production without ever resolving the company’s deeper problems.
Official online publication of the Lean Global Network

What Would Lean Trade Look Like?
by Jim Womack

Between the upcoming Brexit negotiations and the protectionist stance of the new US Administration, trade is making the headlines once again. But what would trade look like in a world of lean organizations?

Lean Product & Process Development

Learn how companies are using Lean Product & Process Development (LPPD) to create a sustainable system for consistently delivering great products and profitable value streams.

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In Partnership with UMass Online
Palm Springs, CA – June 5-6, 2017

Catalysis and the Lean Enterprise Institute are collaborating to offer workshops in connection with the 2017 Lean Healthcare Transformation Summit.

These pre-summit workshops, offered June 5th and 6th, are in-depth programs that will help move you beyond individual "tools" and isolated improvement projects to build leadership capabilities and develop management skills needed to create the complete lean enterprise and a culture of problem solving.

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Hannon, ON – June 13-14, 2017
Rochester, NH – June 13-15, 2017
Memphis, TN – June 20-22, 2017
Cambridge, MA – August 15-18, 2017
Cambridge, MA – August 22-23, 2017
Cambridge, MA – November 7-9, 2017
Cambridge, MA – December 5-7, 2017