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John Shook, LEI CEO, Will Keynote the Third Annual Lean Coaching Summit

The nonprofit Lean Enterprise Institute (LEI) today announced that CEO John Shook will deliver a  keynote at the third annual lean Coaching Summit, set for July 29-30, in Long Beach, CA.

Shook will be joined by fellow keynoters, Rich Sheridan, author of Joy, Inc., and CEO of Menlo Innovations, which is noted for its learning and mentoring culture; and Swen Nater, a former NBA star who learned from legendary coach John Wooden. Jim Huntzinger, president, Lean Frontiers, which is sponsoring the summit with LEI, will deliver the welcoming presentation. 

As co-author of Learning to See, Shook helped introduce the world to value-stream mapping. In his latest book Managing to Learn, he describes the A3 management process at the heart of lean management and leadership. Both books won Shingo Research and Professional Publication Awards. He also co-authored Kaizen Express a bi-lingual manual of the essential concepts and tools of the Toyota Production System.

Shook learned about lean management while working at Toyota for nearly 11 years in Japan and the U.S., helping it transfer production, engineering, and management systems from Japan to NUMMI and subsequently to other operations around the world.

Lean Coaching Program

The conference will take place at the Westin Long Beach hotel, 333 East Ocean Blvd., in Long Beach, near the beach and famous attractions such as the Aquarium of the Pacific, Pike Shopping Center, and Rainbow Harbor.

Complete details about Summit presenters, keynotes, breakout sessions, and how to register are available now at http://leancoachingsummit.com/

Organizers said the conference’s unique agenda will give attendees numerous chances to learn and then practice lean coaching skills, which are essential abilities for managers and executives in companies built around continuous improvement. These experiential sessions include:

  • Coaching for a Better Grasp of the Situation – by the Coachee
  • How to Lead by Asking Effective Questions
  • The Lean Fellowship: Coaches Building Coaches
  • Traditional Job Instruction Training in a Non-Traditional Manufacturing Setting
  • Coaching to Shift Culture & Accelerate Improvement
  • Helping Coachees Become Receptive to Coaching

Breakout sessions include:

  • Learning to Rapidly Improve using ERACS (TWI)
  • Developing Coaching Skills Through A3 Thinking
  • GE Global Pay and Benefits Lean Transformation Experience
  • Coaching at Aerojet Rocketdyne
  • Coaching Past Denial and Resistance to Create Receptive Leaders
  • At Capital One

Preconference workshops will be held July 28 from 8a.m. to 4p.m.

About Lean Frontiers

Since 2005 Lean Frontiers has provided narrowly focused events aimed at helping organizational silos understand how they can best support lean thinking. The company produces the Lean Accounting Summit, Lean HR Summit, Lean Logistics Summit, TWI Summit, Asia Pacific Lean Business and Accounting Summit, and will soon offer a Lean IT Summit and Lean Sales & Marketing Summit.

About the Lean Enterprise Institute

Lean Enterprise Institute Inc., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit based in Cambridge, MA, makes things better through lean research, education, publishing, and conferences. Founded in 1997 by management expert James P. Womack, PhD, LEI supports other lean initiatives such as the Lean Global Network, the Lean Education Academic Network, and the Healthcare Value Network.