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The 4th Annual MLC and GR Lean Summit
The 4th Annual MLC and GR Lean Summit
Thu, November 05, 2020 @ 08:30 AM — 03:30 PM (EST)
THIS EVENT IS 100% FREE!

Innovation Through Continuous Improvement during the Pandemic


The Michigan Lean Consortium and the City of Grand Rapids are teaming up again to bring you the 4th Annual Lean Summit! This year we will be hosting our all day learning session in a virtual setting. No travel required. Our theme is Innovation Through Continuous Improvement During the Pandemic. The keynote speaker will be Paul Plotkowski, Dean of Padnos College of Engineering and Computing at Grand Valley State University. Dean Plotkowski will address both Lean approaches and Continuous Improvement in higher education.


As a participant of this all day summit (8:30am- 3:30pm) you may register for 2 different workshops to attend throughout your day. Lean experts in manufacturing, government, healthcare, banking, non-profit, and academia are only a few of the several groups that will be presenting throughout the day. Whether you are a beginner in your Lean journey or advanced there is an opportunity to learn, grow and network during this virtual event.


For groups wanting to register 3 or more please contact admin@michiganlean.org to learn about discounted rates.

Registration: Open
Event Date
NOV
05
THURSDAY
8:30 AM to 3:30 PM (EST)
Registration Closes
NOVEMBER 04, 2020 @ 12:30 AM
Virtual, Zoom

This Summit will be using Zoom. Please download app on phone or computer.
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Summary Agenda
4TH ANNUAL CITY OF GRAND RAPIDS AND MLC LEAN SUMMIT
 
Thursday, November 05
  8:30 AM to 9:00 AM
Sign in and introductions
  9:00 AM to 9:05 AM
Welcome
  9:05 AM to 10:00 AM
Key Note Address
  10:00 AM to 10:15 AM
Break
  10:15 AM to 11:45 AM
Innovation through Continuous Improvement
  10:15 AM to 11:45 AM
Lean A3 Training
  10:15 AM to 11:45 AM
Understanding of Lean and how it compares to quick response manufacturing
  11:45 AM to 12:45 PM
Lunch
  12:45 PM to 1:00 PM
Gather post lunch networking
  1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Applying Lean Principles to Wealth Planning
  1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Supercharging Lean in Healthcare
  1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
THE POWER OF EMPATHY
  1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
The Real PDCA.
  2:30 PM to 2:45 PM
Break
  2:45 PM to 3:15 PM
Closing Remarks, and prizes
Featured Speakers
Paul Plotkowski
Dean of the Padnos College of Engineering and Comp, GVSU
KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Thank you to our generous sponsors!
Venue Sponsor

 

 

 
SELECTION OPTIONS
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event registration
Member Registration
Member Registration
$ 150.00  
Thursday Nov 05, 2020 @  08:30:AM  —  03:30:PM EST
  • This registration entitles you as a member of the Michigan Lean Consortium to attend a discounted all day workshop that will include 2 separate active learning sessions of your choice.
  • Please register for your sessions in advance.
 
Non Member Registration
Non Member Registration
$ 240.00  
Thursday Nov 05, 2020 @  08:30:AM  —  03:30:PM EST
  • This registration entitles you to attend an all day workshop that will include 2 separate active learning sessions of your choice.
  • Please register for your sessions in advance.
  • If you are interested in a MLC membership please contact the event coordinator.
 
Student Registration
Student Registration
$ 50.00  
Thursday Nov 05, 2020 @  08:30:AM  —  03:30:PM EST
  • This registration entitles you to attend an all day workshop that will include 3 separate active learning sessions of your choice.
  • Please register for your sessions in advance. Seating is limited.
  • If you are interested in MLC membership please contact the event coordinator.
  • If you are registering for this event as a student you must present a valid student ID during check in. You must be enrolled in school as a full time student.
  • Note: Go and See experience is an additional cost.


 
 
lean tools
Lean A3 Training
Lean A3 Training
6/15 LEFT  
Thursday Nov 05, 2020 @  10:15:AM  —  11:45:AM EST

Participants that choose this workshop will be introduced to the A3 Process and it’s multiple uses: as a storyboard, problem solving tool, reporting mechanism, management tool and finally as a continuous improvement mindset.


 
Innovation through Continuous Improvement
Innovation through Continuous Improvement
1/15 LEFT  
Thursday Nov 05, 2020 @  10:15:AM  —  11:45:AM EST

This workshop will focus on how a crisis can bring innovation to the front line and how success in this new virtual world using no cost/low cost solutions is so important. The material will cover how to set yourself and your customer up for success in a workshop format.

 
Understanding of Lean and how it compares to quick response manufacturing
Understanding of Lean and how it compares to quick response manufacturing
8/15 LEFT  
Thursday Nov 05, 2020 @  10:15:AM  —  11:45:AM EST

This will be a discussion and workshop about Lean education with a comparison to quick response manufacturing (QRM). There will also be an interactive Lean simulation as part of this session. This session will appeal to students and educators.

 
 
pandemic 2020
Applying Lean Principles to Wealth Planning
Applying Lean Principles to Wealth Planning
9/15 LEFT  
Thursday Nov 05, 2020 @  01:00:PM  —  02:30:PM EST

This workshop will illustrate the concepts of Lean to identify where we are in a business cycle. the outcome is to teach the participants that they can use Lean concepts to identify their objectives in wealth planning for their future. This workshop will especially appeal to Engineers/ CFO's and business people.


 
The Real PDCA.
The Real PDCA.
2/15 LEFT  
Thursday Nov 05, 2020 @  01:00:PM  —  02:30:PM EST

During this session, participants will engage in two activities to gain an understanding of the power of becoming a 'Learning Organization' and give an introduction to Plan-Do-Check-Act. This session includes an introduction to PDCA and Structured Problem Solving


• At the conclusion of our time together, participants will have experienced two activities to support their learning of PDCA.

• At the conclusion of our time together, participants will be understand how the importance of becoming a 'learning organization.'

• At the conclusion of our time together, participants will be able to translate simple PDCA to their organizations.

 
Supercharging Lean in Healthcare
Supercharging Lean in Healthcare
11/15 LEFT  
Thursday Nov 05, 2020 @  01:00:PM  —  02:30:PM EST

The participants will learn the correlation between principles, systems, results and culture through real COVID-19 health care examples.This will appeal to Lean change agents who are intermediate to expert level.


 
The Power of Empathy: How creating standard empathy practice will transfor …
The Power of Empathy: How creating standard empathy practice will transfor …
7/15 LEFT  
Thursday Nov 05, 2020 @  01:00:PM  —  02:30:PM EST

1. Understanding of the definition of empathy, common misconceptions, and why it is vital to your organization culture. 

2. Understanding the preparedness of your organization for times of crisis through a lens of empathy.

3. Ability to develop daily empathy practices and a valuable customer feedback process.

4. Use of empathy to test assumptions, increase empowerment of all customers, and generate successful solutions, even during challenging times. 

 

This will appeal to all audience levels


 
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