Iowa Partners In Efficiency Award-Application Process Now Open!
Making our government - city, county, state - more efficient through the implementation of Lean, impacts all of us positively. Since 2010, the Iowa Partners in Efficiency award has recognized the efforts of Iowa government entities to improve their operational efficiency. 2013 marks a move of this award sponsorship to the Iowa Lean Consortium from the Iowa Business Council.
A Day of Learning with Art Byrne
Are you from a government entity that is implementing Lean? If so, consider applying for the Iowa Partners in Efficiency award. Applications will be received between now and June 15, 2013
. Do you know of Lean work happening in a government body? If so, tell them about this chance to be recognized for their work! A Nominee does not need to be an ILC member to be eligible for this award. You can learn more here.
Thank you to Winnebago Staff and Jody East from North Iowa Community College for their help with organizing this month's ILC event with Art Byrne. Art shared lessons learned with over 120 lean practitioners from three states.
Art challenged those in attendance to not think about Lean as a set of tools but as a way of doing business. He also encouraged people to stop spending their energy on figuring out why something is wrong and how to make it more accurate, but rather, spend time leveraging Lean and positioning the organization to respond quickly to changes in demand.
Thank you to those who attended this event! ILC Members can download the handouts from this event in the Members' Area of the ILC website
Seeking Volunteer Workshop Facilitators!
The ILC Event Team is looking for volunteers to facilitate 1/2 day workshops for the ILC membership. Do you have expertise in the areas listed below? Would you be willing to facilitate a workshop? Do you know someone who would? Contact Tracy at firstname.lastname@example.org
today to be added to the facilitator list.
Our members have told us they would be interested in the following topics:
Basic Lean Principles in an Office Environment
Lean Leadership-Executive and Middle Management
Lean Implementation Strategies
Kaizen Event Facilitation
Is your area of expertise not on the list? Let us know as we are always looking to expand our training opportunities for the ILC membership! Remember, the strength of the ILC is member-to-member sharing.
Welcome New Members!
A Learning Opportunity from CIRAS for Healthcare and Medical Professionals
Hy-vee Construction, LC - Des Moines, Iowa
Grato Holdings, INC. - Woodbine, Iowa
ILC Partner,CIRAS, is offering The Role of Leadership in Integrating Your Lean and Safety Cultures
on Wednesday, May 8th
at the ISU Memorial Union. Join Ernie Richardson, former Manager/Director of Safety and Medical at Toyota, to discover how medical management, disability management and safety connect to develop a positive safety culture; the lean concepts included in medical management; strategy deployment of medical management and related cost control; KPI’s for medical management and safety.
We welcome your ideas! Please share material recommendations with Tracy at email@example.com.
Ernie Richardson, is the husband of Tracey Richardson, the Keynote Speaker at the ILC event on May 7th. CLICK HERE
to learn more about and register for this event. Please note: This is not an ILC hosted event.