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Upcoming Events:

Amway VMS Learning Event on October 5 in Ada
Lean Application on October 6 in East Lansing
Healthcare Kata on October 27 in Muskegon (Registration now open!)
Bronze Prep Exam on November 3 in East Lansing
End of Year Event in December - Stay Tuned

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We are excited to announce that we already have a keynote speaker lined up for the 2018 Annual Conference: Karyn Ross!

An internationally acclaimed consultant, coach, and practitioner, Karyn is the co-author of the Shingo award-winning The Toyota Way to Service Excellence: Lean Transformation in Service Organizations. Focused on services, Karyn teaches people how to combine creativity with Toyota Way/Lean practices. This enables them to create more effective and efficient ways of working so that they, and their customers, flourish, thrive and grow for the long term. 

A practicing artist, with an MFA in Sculpture, Karyn specializes in developing people’s ability to confidently use their creativity and critical thinking skills to satisfy customers, solve problems and fulfill their purpose.

SAVE THE DATE: August 8-10, 2018!
Join our new Facebook Groups to network, connect, grow and learn!
We also have a new group for Students Only - Click HERE! Please join if you are a student and send the link to your classmates in lean. 
Click the picture above to email Lauren for more information if you're interested in being a guest on The Leaning Edge!
The Leaning Edge welcomed Romell Green of MDHHS (OWDT) to talk about his experiences with the 7th Annual Michigan Lean Consortium Conference up in Traverse City back in August, and in depth his take-aways from participating in Friday's extra Leadership Track experience.

Check out some of our other past guests here and listen to past episodes!

Do you want to be a guest? Respond to this email!
Innovative Learning Group is looking for a freelance resource who can work with one of our clients as follows:
  • October 1 through mid-December
  • 24 hours per week
  • Initially need to work on-site in Livonia (travel expenses will not be reimbursed)
  • Skills needed include project management, internal client management, and instructional design
  • Tasks may include things such as interfacing with internal clients, creating and managing project schedules, working with SMEs, coordinating the use of Jive, working with production resources, and reviewing materials for instructional integrity
  • Jump in and help move a variety of projects through the design and development process
If interested, please contact Laura Vultaggio via email at or via phone at 248.544.1568, ext. 207.
Please feel free to pass this note along to others you know who may be interested. 
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