2016 Event schedule

Lean Level: *Beginner: no previous knowledge of Lean required

                  **Intermediate: audience has a basic understanding of Lean principles and tools but little experience

                  ***Advanced: audience has some experience applying Lean principles and tools covered in the session

  Session repeats on both days

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Day 1 - Tuesday, October 18 - Greater Tacoma Convention Center & Trade Center
7:30 - 9:00     Registration 
          9:00      Welcome & Opening Remarks by Governor Jay Inslee, Exhibit Hall B
          9:30      Keynote Presentation by Dean Schroeder, "The Power of Front-Line Ideas" Exhibit Hall
         10:30     Networking, Vendor Booths, Transition to next session
         11:00     Lunch - or - Breakout Sessions
           
Session 1

*

Exhibit Hall B

Agency Leadership Panel: Engaging and Utilizing Employee Ideas  
Moderated by Dean Schroeder
Alfie Alvarado, VA
Chris Liu, DES
Joel Sacks, LNI
Rick Garza, LCB

*

Ballroom A

Continuous Improvement and Personal Kanban
Jim Benson
, Modus Cooperandi

 

 **

Ballroom BC

If we can put a man on the moon: Getting big things done in government
John O'Leary
, Deloitte

**

Ballroom D

How to engage and support employees in continuous improvement; stories of successes, failures, learning
Norm Alberg and panel members
, King County

 **

Room 315/316

We're not robots - reorganize for speed!
John Dickson
, Spokane County

Session 2

**

Room 317

Lessons learned from Arizona Lean transformation
Bob Plummer
, Honsha.ORG

 **

Room 318

Growing a Lean community: The Jefferson County Lean journey
Earll Murman, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Jay Bakst, Raviyah Training and Consulting

 

Room 407

10:45am-12:15pm
Transportation Lean Forum live video teleconference

Sponsored by Gary Vansuch Colorado Dept. of Transportation

Lunch on your own

12:00 - 12:15  -  Transition to next session
            12:15     Lunch - or - Breakout Sessions
           
Session 1

 ***

Exhibit Hall B

Getting Unstuck: Strategies to repair trust in groups
Wendy Fraser, Fraser Consulting LLC

 **

Ballroom A

Embracing employee ideas
Tracy O'Rourke
, Integris
Alex Ogunji, Los Angeles County

 **

Ballroom BC

Focusing on the 'g' in gPDCA to boost your problem solving skills
Eden Teachout,
Dept. of Enterprise Services

 ***

Ballroom D

Engaging employee creativity through Moonshine rapid prototyping 
Vincent Stamper & Pete Laketa
, Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility

 *

Room 315/316

Big results with small teams: leading practices in cross-functional partnerships
Arun Kumar, Kerika
Joy Paulus, WaTech

Session 1

 

Room 317

Short Talks - State Agency Panel: hear their success stories and what they learned 
Joshua Drollinger, DSHS
Marina Parr & Jim Parker, Washington Workforce Board
Pamela Singelton, OFM
Moderator: Results Washington Team

*

Room 318

Data-driven everything: The 10 plays to driving performance and impact 
Jeffrey Press, Socrata
Michael Jacobson, King County

 

Room 407

No Breakout Session

Lunch on your own
1:15 - 1:30       Transition to next session
           1:30       Breakout Sessions
           
Session 1

*

Exhibit Hall B

Lean culture at Dept. of Enterprise Services (DES): busting the "build it and they will come" myth
Chris Liu & Joe VanSyckle
, Dept. Enterprise Services

**

Ballroom A

A model for change: Harnessing the Speed of Thought (HST)
Robert Brown
, Collective Wisdom, Inc

**

Ballroom BC

Simulation: You can learn a lot by doing the work
Andres Hermosilla and Matt Waller
, Seattle Children's Hospital

*

Ballroom D

Improving Lean through communities of practice 
Gary Vansuch
, Colorado Department of Transportation

 **

Room 315/316

Lean is part of the change management equations: success = vision, motivation
Elizabeth Alley & Shelly Randazzo
, Virginia Mason Medical Center

Session 2

**

Room 317

Coaching leaders to create a culture of engagement and improvement 
Ariana Wood & Paul Houle, Dept. Enterprise Lean Transformation Services
Rick Garza & James Goodman, Liquor and Cannabis Board
Sean Heron & Job Pangilinan, King County Housing Authority

**

Room 318

Mapping your journey in continuous improvement 
Brian Wakeham
, State of Wisconsin - Dept. of Administration

***

Room 407

Leading Lean for success; how to drive out fear
Karen Howells and Kelly Johnston
, The Howells group
 

 
2:30 - 2:45      Transition to next session
         2:45      Breakout Sessions
Session 1

 *

Exhibit Hall B

Building better teams will improve your Lean effort
Brett Cooper and Evans Kerrigan
, Integris Performance Advisors

***

Ballroom A

Delivering results: lessons learned from across the world
Shrupti Shah & Wendy Korthuis-Smith
, Deloitte

*

Ballroom BC

Pin the Tail on the Donkey: Measuring the complexity of Lean improvement efforts 
Charley Haley & Fisher Qua
, Back Loop Consulting

 **

Ballroom D

There are no barriers to innovation
Brian Elms
, City and County of Denver

 **

Room 315/316

From 10,000 foot to Sea Level: Building engagement at all levels to reduce preventable readmissions
Andrew Hansen
and Kathy Mullin, Seattle Children's Hospital

Session 2

 *

Room 317

Building organizational capacity for continuous improvement 
Ted Burley
, The Regional Municipality of York

*

Room 318

5 Leader behaviors to grow learners and get results
Hollie Jensen and Lean Fellows
, Results Washington

*

Room 407

Conversation with the experts - Experts will be announced from the main stage at the beginning of each day

 
         3:45      End of Day 1
Day 2 -  Wednesday, October 19 - Greater Tacoma Convention Center & Trade Center
7:30  -  9:00       Registration
            9:00      Welcome, Exhibit Hall B
            9:15      Keynote Presentation by Peter Hutchinson, "Leadership Lessons: What 2nd Graders Already Know", Exhibit Hall B 
10:15 - 10:30    Transition to next session 
            10:30    Breakout Session
           
Session 1

 **

Exhibit Hall B

There are no barriers to innovation 
Brian Elms
, City and County of Denver

 **

Ballroom A

Embracing employee ideas
Tracy O'Rourke
, Integris 
Alex Ogunji, Los Angeles County

**

Ballroom BC

Transformation Design: Using Lean internally to help maximize impact externally
Lauren Hudspeth, Tiffany Nguyen, and Brandi Bogosian
, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

*

Ballroom D

"Mining the Gold": Making the most of employee ideas
Becky Nowlen-Baird, Tom Cahill, Brett Jackson, Christina Webber, & Ed Schott
, Premera Blue Cross

**

Room 315/316

Accelerating results: tip for surfacing, sponsoring & sustaining problem solving
Tom Moore & Suzanne Hoffman
, Mass Ingenuity
Annette Schuffenhauer, Health Care Authority

 

Session 2

 *

Room 317

Building organizational capacity for continuous improvement
Ted Burley
, The Regional Municipality of York

**

Room 318

50 things we learned while implementing Lean
Debra Hentz
, Washington State Auditor's Office
City and County panel members

*

Room 407

Conversations with the experts - Experts will be announced from the main stage at the beginning of each day

 
11:30 - 11:45  Transition to next session
           11:45   Lunch - or - Breakout Sessions
           
Session 1

 

Exhibit Hall B

Agency Leadership Panel: Leading into the future together
Moderated by Peter Hutchinson
Brian Bonlender, COM
Jody Becker-Green, DOC
Tracy Guerin, DRS
Vikki Smith, DOR

**

Ballroom A

Solving problems should be easy - using the 4 Step visual tool
Jennifer Haury
, All Angles Consulting, LLC

 **

Ballroom BC

Focusing on the 'g' in gPDCA to boost your problem solving skills
Eden Teachout
, Dept. of Enterprise Services

*

Ballroom D

Case study: Building change capability within a large government enterprise 
Gary Vansuch
, Colorado Dept. of Transportation

 **

Room 315/316

We're not robots - reorganize for speed! 
John Dickson
, Spokane County

Session 2

*

Room 317

Office Lean: staying organized and focused
Chris Lindstrom
, Ceptara

 **

Room 318

Growing a Lean community: the Jefferson County Lean journey 
Earll Murman
, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Jay Bakst, Raviyah Training and Consulting

*

Room 407

Can evolving past the hierarchy make us more efficient? Looks that way
Michael DeAngelo
, WaTech

Lunch on your own
12:45-1:00   Transition to next session
          1:00   Lunch - or - Breakout Sessions
           
Session 1

*

Exhibit Hall B

Accepting your power to lead 
Brett Cooper and Evans Kerrigan
, Integris Performance Advisors

 

Ballroom A

Fostering collaboration and trust across divisions
Jody Becker-Green and Tracy Johnson, Dept. of Corrections

**

Ballroom BC

Lean is not an event 
Karl Kraber
, Employment Security Dept.

 **

Ballroom D

Engaging employee creativity through Moonshine rapid prototyping
Vincent Stamper and Pete Laketa
, Puget Sound Naval Shipyard & Intermediate Maintenance Facility

 **

Room 315/316

Lean is part of the change management equations: success=vision, motivation
Elizabeth Alley and Shelly Randazzo
, Virginia Mason Medical Center, Organization

Session 2

*

Room 317

Lean Contains multitudes: where to begin
Brian Kerr and Craig Fitzgerald
, Kone Consulting

*

Room 318

How to measure performance when happiness is your metric
Anders Maul
, Live Stories

 

Room 407

State agencies work better together
Lila Kirkeby
, Washington State Patrol
Linda Kleingartner, T.A.S.

Lunch on your own
2:00 - 2:15   Transition to next session
          2:15    Breakout Sessions
           
Session 1

**

Exhibit Hall B

Applying Lean IT at DSHS
Jim Benson, Modus Cooperandi

 ***

Ballroom A

Getting Unstuck: Strategies to repair trust in groups
Wendy Fraser
, Fraser Consulting LLC

 **

Ballroom BC

Solving Problems should be easy - using the 4 step visual tool
Jennifer Haury
, All Angles Consulting, LLC

**

Ballroom D

Cultivating compassionate and skillful leaders using job relations
Dave Hyem & Lis McNicholl, The Boeing Company

 **

Room 315/316

From 10,000 foot to Sea Level: Building engagement at all levels to reduce preventable readmissions
Andrew Hansen
and Kathy Mullin, Seattle Children's Hospital

Session 2

 

Room 317

Short Talks - State Agency Panel: hear their success stories and what they learned
Allyson Brooks & Morgan McLemore, DAHP
Marina Parr & Jim Parker, WA Workforce Board
Melissa Wideman & Nichole Seick, OFM
Moderator: Results Washington Team

***

Room 318

It's a bird! It's a plan! No, it's Janice: 6 secrets to being a management SUPERHERO (You won't believe #4!)
David Mort
, Hawes Financial Group

***

Room 407

Implementing and sustaining change following a Lean workshop
Jeff Watson
, JWC International

 
         3:15    End of Day 2