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    9th Annual MLC Conference: Be A Transformer
    9th Annual MLC Conference: Be A Transformer
    Wed, August 07, 2019 @ 09:00 AM — Fri, August 09, 2019 @ 12:00 PM
     
    THIS EVENT IS 100% FREE!

    Be A Transformer 2019 Annual Conference - Looking to deepen your knowledge on Lean and meet other Lean practitioners from across all different industries? Join us at the 2019 Conference in Traverse City at the Hagerty Center. This year we are focused on Being a Transformer with keynote speakers Dan Vermeesch and Shannon Flumerfelt. We will be learning how people were able to create organizational change while utilizing Lean principles. In addition to our two amazing keynote speakers, we will have many great active learning sessions and on Friday some unique "Go & See" opportunities. Come learn with us on August 7th-9th, 2019.   

    Cost for a 2-day conference pass:

    Student $150

    Member $425

    Non-Member $525 (includes a 1-year membership to the MLC)


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    Diamond $5,000

    Platinum $3,000

    Gold $1,500

    Silver $750

    Bronze $300

    Break $2,000

    Breakfast $2,500

    Lunch $3,500


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    Event Dates
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    9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    Registration Closes
    AUGUST 08, 2019 @ 12:00 AM
    Hagerty Conference Center
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    Hagerty Conference Center
    715 E. Front Street
    Traverse City, MI  USA
    Summary Agenda
    AGENDA
     
    Wednesday, August 07
      9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
    Registration and Continental Breakfast
      10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
    Kickoff - Welcome to Lean Transformation
      10:45 AM to 11:45 AM
    Keynote Speaker- Dan Vermeesch
      11:45 AM to 12:45 PM
    Lunch
      12:45 PM to 2:15 PM
    Active Learning Session 1
      12:45 PM to 2:15 AM
    Cookie Cutter? Pros and Cons of Different Lean Deployment Methods
      12:45 PM to 2:15 PM
    Hiring Lean Leaders: Putting Culture Fit First
      12:45 PM to 2:15 PM
    The Lean Hero's Journey: Getting Your Problem Solving Team Off the Ground
      12:45 PM to 2:15 PM
    Toyota Kata Experiential Workshop
      2:15 PM to 2:30 PM
    Networking Break
      2:30 PM to 4:00 PM
    Active Learning Session 2
      2:30 PM to 4:00 PM
    Case Study: Improving Technology Access in Healthcare Information Technology
      2:30 PM to 4:00 PM
    How To Perform a Successful FMEA
      2:30 PM to 4:00 PM
    People-Centric Leadership 101
      2:30 PM to 4:00 PM
    This Changes Everything! A Personal Vision for Leadership Excellence
      4:00 PM to 4:10 PM
    Walk to the Ballroom
      4:10 PM to 5:30 PM
    Transforming Hour
      6:00 PM
    Optional Kata Geek Dinner at Little Fleet
     
    Thursday, August 08
      8:00 AM to 9:00 AM
    MEMBER MEETING AND CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
      9:00 AM to 9:15 AM
    Distinguished Service Award
      9:15 AM to 10:15 AM
    Keynote Speaker- Shannon Flumerfelt
      10:15 AM to 10:30 AM
    Networking Break
      10:30 AM to 11:00 AM
    Jeffrey Liker
      11:00 AM to 11:15 AM
    Networking Break
      11:15 AM to 12:45 PM
    Active Learning Session 1 (Day 2)
      11:15 AM to 12:45 PM
    Mission Possible: Claim Your Identity as a Secret (Change) Agent
      11:15 AM to 12:45 PM
    Uncovering the Zeroth Waste: What It Is and How to Reduce It
      11:15 AM to 12:45 PM
    Using CI Teams to Empower Employees to be Agents of Change in their Companies
      11:15 AM to 12:45 PM
    Zero Loss Thinking
      12:45 PM to 1:30 PM
    Lunch
      1:30 PM to 2:00 PM
    Panel Discussion - Transformation Via Lean Coaching & Mentoring
      2:00 PM to 2:15 PM
    Networking Break
      2:15 PM to 3:45 PM
    Active Learning Session 2 (Day 2)
      2:15 PM to 3:45 PM
    Driving Continuous Improvement in a Transaction-based Business. A Case Study in How Lean Principles
      2:15 PM to 3:45 PM
    Embed a Continuous Improvement Mindset, a Whirlpool Corporation CI Coaches Story
      2:15 PM to 3:45 PM
    Industry 4.0 and Lean; the Time is NOW
      2:15 PM to 3:45 PM
    Maturity Models: Sustaining Your Continuous Improvement Journey
      3:45 PM to 4:00 PM
    Prizes
     
    Friday, August 09
      8:30 AM to 12:00 PM
    Optional "Gemba Walk"- Go & See Tour at Munson Health Care
      8:30 AM to 12:00 PM
    Optional "Gemba Walk"- Go & See Tour at TentCraft
    Speakers
    Dan Vermeesch
    Plant Manager, Micron Mfg Co
    KEYNOTE SPEAKER
    Jeffrey Liker
    Professor Emeritus, The University of Michigan
    DISTINGUISHED GUEST
    Shannon Flumerfelt
    Professor, Oakland University
    KEYNOTE SPEAKER
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