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Fall Conference 2016

Registration for our 2016 Fall Conference is now open.  You don't want to miss this!  This year's conference will feature: 
  • Two keynote speakers
  • 10 breakout sessions
  • 3 post-conference workshops
  • Networking Reception
  • Awards
  • 10 Exhibitors 
Over 25% of the seats are already spoken for - reserve yours today!
Learn more about the Fall Conference Now

Do You Know a Lean Champion?

Nominate them for the
Iowa Lean Champion Award

The Iowa Lean Champion Award honors an Iowa leader who has made significant contributions to Lean practices and/or lead a Lean journey and meets the following criteria:
  • Leadership 
  • Sustainability
  • Impact 
  • Principle-Based 
  • Influential 
  • Outreach
We are accepting nominations for the 2016 Lean Champion Award.  Please click the button below to nominate someone for this award by Friday, August 26.

You can view our past Iowa Lean Champion Award Recipients
 HERE.  The award will be presented at the 2016 Fall Conference.
Nominate a Lean Champion

Upcoming Events

Sponsor the ILC Fall Conference
Includes complimentary tickets at most levels!

The ILC is excited to announce new sponsorship levels for this year's Fall Conference! In the spirit of continuous improvement we have enhanced our sponsorship levels giving you even more opportunities to tell others about your organization and support of Lean in Iowa. Join us as a sponsor or exhibitor for this year's Fall Conference on October 12-13 in Cedar Rapids. 

It will be a two-day event with two keynote speakers - Rich Sheridan and Jeffrey Liker, breakout sessions and networking opportunities.  Click the link below to learn more.  We are accepting sponsors until September 7th.  
THANK YOU to our current Fall Conference Sponsors and Exhibitors!
Fall Conference 2016 Sponsor/Exhibitor Information

      An Invitation from: 


Shingo Summit for Manufacturing

Location: Knoxville, Tennessee
Dates: September 19-21, 2016



  • Visit and observe world-class companies that use the Shingo Modelâ„¢ and other lean principles.
  • Learn from speakers who have led manufacturing companies through dramatic improvements.
  • Participate in breakout sessions for discussions on various topics facing manufacturing leaders and managers.
  • Attend the Six Sigma Innovation workshop.
  • Network with professionals like you.
Learn More Here
A Special Offer for ILC Members from The Meyvn Group

The Meyvn Group is offering a session of Leaders to Go at a special rate for ILC Members on September 14-15. Leaders to Go is a two day learning laboratory - you won’t be sitting in a motel room staring at PowerPoint slides. You will be actively involved in creating a learning experience that will meet your individual needs. You will ask questions and examine possibilities. Your questions will take you to different places and compel you to consider options and alternatives. “AHA” moments will lead to different attitudes, new ways of thinking, new behaviors and enduring results. Join other managers, directors, administrators, department heads, vice presidents, owners and leaders to learn how to enhance your accountability and coaching skills. 

You can learn more hereThey are offering a special rate for ILC members.  Please call Meredith Jinks at 515.505.4188 or email her at for more information.

2016 Event Schedule 

(subject to change)

Sept 15 - Lean Healthcare Panel w/Tour UIHC, Iowa City

Sept 21-22  - Project Management Essentials, Kinze Manufacturing 

Oct 12-13  - 2016 Fall Conference, Cedar Rapids

Oct 25 - An event with Mark Graban - Mary Greeley, Ames

November 8 - Lean in the Office Roundtable

Nov 15-17  Enterprise Management Development System w/Mike Hoseus - Omaha 

Dec 20Electronic 5S: Organizing Electronic Workspaces Webinar

Join the ILC Members Only Forum!

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of the forum?

Welcome New Members!

Organizational Members:
  • BerganKDV
Individual Members:
  • Brent Schneider
  • Daniel O'Brien
  • Amy Brown
  • Rick Vanderheiden
  • Paul Konrad
  • Mari Kreft
Member Shared Calendar  

There are some fantastic in-house trainings and events coming up on the Shared Member Calendar.  Don't miss out!
Check out the Member Shared Calendar
ILC membership offers a tremendous value by connecting you to companies, organizations and individuals using Lean to improve performance. 

Membership provides free or  significantly reduced rate access to ILC events and more.

Whether you are just starting your Lean journey or have considerable Lean experience, you will find valuable learning opportunities that help you move forward in your journey.
Join Today!

There are new Lean job opportunities posted in the Member's Only Area of the ILC website.  Have a job to post?  Contact the ILC Coordinator.
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Reserve your ILC T-shirt!

We are taking reservations for the next "run" of our member-designed t-shirts.  

No payment is processed unless we reach our new goal on one or both shirts.
Reserve your shirt today!
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