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CANCELED: MWCC Quarterly Conference

  • September 22, 2023
  • 8:15 AM - 12:00 PM
  • 6751 Columbia Gateway Drive, Columbia, Maryland 21046
  • 50


  • MWCC Board of Directors
  • Employees of local, state and federal agencies and organizations, along with military activities (all branches of service, active/reserve/civilian).
  • All employees of our Member companies
    Sponsors of the MWCC
    Current LPG members
    2022/2023 LFCP participants
    2022/2023 Green Belt participants

We look forward to having you join us for our morning "mini-conference" where you will find examples, case studies, and informative discussions about the tools and methods of continuous improvement.  Get ready to network with learners and leaders of the local Lean community!

MWCC Quarterly Conference

Location: Maryland Innovation Center

6751 Columbia Gateway Drive, Columbia, Maryland 21046

Bill Poulin,  Principal and Managing Partner of Eclipse-M

Streamlining Success: Lean Principles in Construction and Solar Industries

As former Board Chair of the MWCC, Bill knows all too well that Lean can be implemented in any industry.  However,  having spent over 10 years leading the Lean efforts for BP Solar in Frederick, Bill is intimately knowledgeable about the application of Lean in Solar and Construction.  Here, Bill will discuss lean methods employed in Construction with project examples focusing on the Renewables Industry. With gigawatts of experience employing lean methods in the Solar Industry, Bill will discuss opportunities and obstacles.

The ability to create fast-paced teams in today’s project-oriented environment quickly and effectively is key to success. And the implementation of a lean framework (low waste) will improve productivity, quality and the speed of a project. Implementing new ways of working is tough. We will explore implementation strategies and key drivers of success including planning and project timeline. Resistance from within, especially “old school thinkers” and team motivation will be addressed.

Note: Concepts to be addressed, not in the order of importance. : Lean basics, waste reduction, Takt time, work flow, sequence of work, Standardized Work and Instructions, AIT (All In Time), Kaizen, problem solving, real-time monitoring and reaction, risk management.

Kelly Petrock,  President, General Systems & Lead Institute

Change Leadership.

It takes a great deal of skill and will to run a successful business. It takes another measure of skill and will to successfully change how business is conducted.

Building upon the radical shifts seen in Solar Construction this short program on Change Leadership will help prepare to lead the journey ahead. In this program you will learn:

  • to plan effectively for change by appreciating the scale and magnitude of the changes before you;
  • how to understand the nature and power of organizational culture as well as awareness of where to shift your culture to embrace major change;
  • a simple and effective technique for crafting and communicating a compelling vision for change;
  • key leadership skills (Vision, Alignment & Execution) that will increase the acceptance, buy-in and success of your change efforts.


8:15 am      Networking & Continental Breakfast

9:00 am      Greetings

9:15 am      William Poulin, Presentation #1

10:30 am   Networking/Break

10:40 am   Kelly Petrock, Presentation #2

11:50 am   Q&A

Noon            Program Ends

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