Virtual Lean Peer Group #26
February 15, 2023 to January 17, 2024
Build a Lean Culture to Ensure Long-Term Success
MWCC has held regional Lean Peer Groups throughout Maryland since 2012. This program is now available to organizations regardless of company location.
Lean applies to any type of organization and processing environment. Whether you are a manufacturer, distributor, service organization, or a non-profit, this program should be part of your Continuous Improvement plan. Revamp and re-energize your Lean strategy by networking with and learning from others who are committed to creating a Lean culture.
In-Facility Meetings/Tours - Due to the improved COVID-19 situation, we will pursue returning to member facilities for tours and/or full Lean Peer Group meetings. Multiple options are being considered to blend the virtual approach which enables more participants with no restrictions on company location, with the desire to return to in-facility gatherings for those in the same region.
Schedule - Each Lean Peer Group meets monthly. (Refer to the registration page for the tentative schedule.) However, if anyone is unable to attend on these dates, they may attend one of the other Group meetings.
Who Should Attend?
Organizations – Not just for manufacturers, our Lean Peer Groups have a mix of companies from a broad range of industries and Lean maturity levels, from those who are just getting started to some who would be considered Lean-mature organizations. The only real requirement is a sincere desire and commitment to moving forward on this never-ending journey of excellence.
Meeting Attendees – There are no restrictions as to company position, but typical attendees include Lean facilitators and company leaders. Specifically, front-line leaders would gain greatly from ongoing participation. Though anyone in the organization who wants to learn more about Lean is welcome to participate.
What is the cost?
Lean Peer Group participation includes a one-year MWCC membership, a $1250 value. NOTE: Your company might qualify for grant reimbursement of 50% of the $3000 fee at the end of the Peer Group round. (This reimbursement is subject to availability of funding and adequate appropriation.) Considering these factors, the effective cost for Maryland company participants would be $250 for the whole organization for this year-long program. (Non-Maryland organizations should check grant availability in their states.)
Your Lean Peer Group Facilitator
Dave Rizzardo has been the Associate Director of MWCC since 2014. In 2012, he co-developed the Lean Peer Group service and has been facilitating multiple groups since that time. His Lean experience predates the time when Lean became synonymous with business excellence. His recently published book, "Lean - Let's Get It Right! How to Build a Culture of Continuous Improvement", dives into many of the topics discussed and debated during the MWCC Lean Peer Group meetings.
If you have questions about this program, contact MWCC Associate Director, Dave Rizzardo (717-855-0765) , or MWCC Managing Director, Joyce La Padula (410-960-3785).
Virtual Lean Peer Group #27
June 13, 2023 through May 14, 2024
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
What about the cost?
Lean Facilitator Certification Program
(Qualifies for 50% training reimbursement. See ** below for details.)
Since 2005, the Maryland World Class Consortia has trained and certified hundreds through our flagship program, the Lean Facilitator Certification Program (LFCP). LFCP is designed to grow your internal lean transformation specialists. This intensive four month curriculum is aimed at developing the abilities of your employees to identify, plan, execute, and sustain continuous improvement activities and projects.
Our curriculum is aligned to the national Lean Certification's Body of Knowledge, and LFCP students can optionally pursue their Lean Bronze Certification through the course, which is jointly sponsored by ASQ/AME/Shingo Institute/SME. More information about SME Lean Certification is available online at www.sme.org/leancert.
Join the hundreds of LFCP graduates who are delivering millions of dollars of improvement value to their organizations. Build your personal lean leadership and continuous improvement capabilities!
This course can be taken "in-house" by one company or, with a minimum of 10 participants from various companies, conducted and hosted off-site for the four-week course.
Current Course Dates (subject to modification):
Week One: September 18-21
Week Two: October 9-12
Week Three: November 13-16
Week Four: December 11-14
Contact Joyce La Padula for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org or 410-960-3785.
Complete program description can be found here.
For those traveling a good distance, you may wish to stay overnight. The following hotel is within 15 minutes of the event location and rated 4.1 on Google Reviews:
Hampton Inn & Suites Baltimore Inner Harbor, 131 E. Redwood Street, Baltimore, MD 21202 https://bit.ly/3DbHYE2
**This training is eligible for 50% reimbursement of the program training costs if you are a Maryland company. Certain eligibility requirements must be met. (This reimbursement is subject to availability of funding and adequate appropriation.) Please contact Joyce La Padula at 410-960-3785 or via email at email@example.com for details.
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