Lean Summit

USNH 2022 Virtual Lean Summit | Have No Fear the 2022 Lean Summit Is Here

 

Our 2019 Lean Summit was a great success with approximately 300 attendees in person at the University of New Hampshire Campus.  Unfortunately, Covid placed a temporary hold on being able to do the Lean Summit but we are happy to say...WE ARE BACK!

We are excited to announce the USNH 2022 Virtual Lean Summit, hosted by the University System of New Hampshire. This event will bring together Lean practitioners from higher education, state agencies, NH non-profits, and Lean practitioners from ALL industries from around the world to share ideas, expand their Lean knowledge and discuss how in these challenging times we can conquer the obstacles faced on a day-by-day basis. 

The events of the day are geared to reinforce the commitment to innovation and delivering value and efficiency through Lean and Continuous Process Improvement. Participants will hear from an array of speakers, have an opportunity to network with other Lean practitioners, and participate in hands-on activities to further enhance their Lean skills. 

This event is open to ALL from beginners to advanced Lean practitioners no matter your industry or profession.  Everyone is welcome.

Be sure to join us virtually on the 23rd of September 2022.


At a Glance

Event Information

Date

Summit attendees pre-event networking hour:  Thursday, September 22, 2022

USNH 2022 Virtual Lean Summit:  Friday, September 23, 2022

Time

USNH 2022 Virtual Lean Summit pre-event networking hour starts at 7:00 pm EDT 

USNH 2022 Virtual Lean Summit opens at 8:30 am EDT | Event beings at 9:00 am EDT and concludes at 4:30 pm EDT

Location

Online

Registration for the USNH 2022 Virtual Lean Summit will open on Tuesday, July 5, 2022.

Register

Questions related to the USNH 2022 Virtual Lean Summit can be sent to the Enterprise Lean Team at unh.lean@unh.edu


Keynote Speaker | Kari Mirabal

Keynote Speaker

Website: https://www.karimirabal.com/ 

"I teach people how to network smarter”  

speaker, leader, coach
 
 

As Lean practitioners building relationships and networking is vital to your success.  Networking entails seeking and fostering relationships.  Your network can be an excellent source of new perspectives and ideas to help you in your role. Exchanging information on challenges, experiences, and goals is a key benefit of networking because it allows you to gain new insights that you may not have otherwise thought of. 

Kari will inspire you to get comfortable being uncomfortable when meeting new people.  She will present you with solutions that help you push past fear to connect with confidence. Through storytelling, Kari will share her success and failures when it comes to networking. 

Kari Mirabal, International keynote and TEDx speaker, author, and consultant shares innovative networking strategies to help professionals leverage the power of authentic connection.  Mirabal shares knowledge gathered from decades of experience and whose clients include Fortune 500 companies and executive leaders across the country and abroad.  Mirabal’s company develops corporate programs, products, and presentations that benefit those interested in earning new clients, increasing profits, and advancing careers through networking.  

 

Morning Breakout Sessions-10:30am-12:00pm EDT: 


Session Title:  Personal Hoshin Planning

Session Description:   Take a journey with the speaker on how, using lean principles, he has built a system that helps guide him to achieve his biggest life goals.

Session Objectives:

  1. Introduce Hoshin & Systems thinking
  2. Describe a system of personal Hoshin that was developed using A3 and reflection
  3. Provide examples of the system that encourage others to look at how they achieve their personal goals.

Targeted Audience: Lean Practitioner who is a beginner, Lean Practitioner who is at an intermediate level, Advanced Lean Practitioners, Lean Facilitators, Lean Sponsors or Leadership

Speaker: Robert Wallner, Lean Six Sigma Black Belt - Sr. Operational Excellence Engineer Callaway Golf


Session Title:  How One Marshmallow Can Change the Way You Think About Problem Solving

Session Description:   Did you know one Marshmallow can change the way you solve problems? Participants will understand the power of becoming a "Learning Organization".
 
Session Objectives:
 
1. How to facilitate this activity in a way that helps give an introduction to Plan-Do-Check-Act
2. Introduction to PDCA and Structured Problem Solving to include learned benefits such as: Teamwork, Collaboration, Team Diversity, Communication, and so much more!
 

Targeted Audience: Lean Practitioner who is a beginner, Lean Practitioner who is at an intermediate level

Speaker: Patrick Adams, Lean Six Sigma Black Belt - CEO, Patrick Adams Consulting


Session Title:  Value Based Outline

Session Description:  In the digital and highly disruptive world of today, value and outcome is much more important than features and output. So why do so many companies continue to waste time and money on detailed feature-heavy roadmaps that get outdated the very second they are presented? The Value Based Outline is a way to approach software development planning from another angle.

Session Objectives:

1. The basics of the Value Based Outline.
2. How it will help you move from resource efficiency to flow efficiency.
3. The psychology of an "outline" as opposed to a "roadmap".
 

Targeted Audience: Lean Practitioner who is a beginner, Lean Practitioner who is at an intermediate level, Advanced Lean Practitioners, Lean Facilitators, Lean Sponsors or Leadership

Speaker:  Henrik Ståhl, Product Manager & Content Modelist - Telia Company


1st Afternoon Breakout Sessions-1:00pm-2:30pm EDT


Session Title:  A3 and Obeya

Session Description:   How to utilize A3 thinking to enable sustainable change and critical thinking at all levels of the organization, especially in the frontline?

Session Objectives: 

  1. How to design Design Obeya?
  2. How to sustain A3 Thinking in Obeya?
  3. How to implement the cadence of structured/sustainable improvement in Obeya?.

Targeted Audience: Lean Practitioner who is a beginner, Lean Practitioner who is at an intermediate level, Advanced Lean Practitioners, Lean Facilitators, Lean Sponsors or Leadership

Speaker: Subbu Venkatachalam, Lean Six Sigma Black Belt - Director, Lean Site Consultant - WellStar Health System


Session Title:  Cultivating Lean Leaders: Creating the Culture for Lean to THRIVE!

Session Description:   An exploration of organizational and performance culture and some take-away techniques for immediate implementation.

Session Objectives: 

  1. Explore Performance Measures in Government
  2. Understanding the benefits of a Learning Organization
  3. Two takeaway techniques to implement for immediate pivot towards a lean/learning culture

Targeted Audience: Lean Practitioner who is a beginner, Lean Practitioner who is at an intermediate level, Advanced Lean Practitioners, Lean Facilitators, Lean Sponsors or Leadership

Speaker: Lt Col Kathleen Pearson Fabrizi, MSLBE, MMOAS, CLSSMBB, PMP, CCMP, CHEP. Professor of Project & Supply Chain Management - Pennsylvania State University


Session Title:  Lean for Digital Companies

Session Description:   We all know Lean is used for a lot of things, but how would it work for the digital era? It goes beyond Lean Software Development, so come check it.

Session Objectives: 

  1. Show how Lean and agile coaches can use Lean to go beyond operational levels
  2. To question how agile companies are dealing with Lean
  3. To encourage people to adopt more and be more aware of how Lean can help them to achieve goals

Targeted Audience: Lean Practitioner who is a beginner, Lean Practitioner who is at an intermediate level

Speaker: Felipe Oliveria, Lean Six Sigma Green Belt - Consultant and founder at Mindset Ágil


Session Title:  Building a Learning Organization

Session Description: How can we build a Learning Organization and why is it so important? Leadership practices and Human skills that promote organizational learning.

Session Objectives: 

  1. Why do we have to create a Learning Organization deliberately
  2. How to start today to build leadership habits that promote organizational learning
  3. How to start today to develop human skills (for me, my team, and my organization) that promote organizational learning

Targeted Audience: Lean Practitioner who is a beginner, Lean Practitioner who is at an intermediate level, Advanced Lean Practitioners, Lean Facilitators, Lean Sponsors or Leadership

Speaker: Sabrina Malter - Leadership and Learning Coach & Consultant - Unveil Business Consulting GmbH


2nd Afternoon Breakout Sessions-2:45pm-4:15pm EDT


Session Title:  GPS Tools to Navigate Roadblocks of CPI

Session Description:  Showcasing 12 years of lessons learned and the tools used to navigate around the typical roadblocks seen in implementing Lean despite the industry. 

Session Objectives: 

  1. Understand the pitfalls seen after a dozen years of facilitating Lean across many different industries and organizations
  2. Share best practice tools, and a new tool designed, to combat failure modes
  3. Increase the ease in facilitating teams, problem-solving, and culture development

Targeted Audience: Lean Practitioner who is a beginner, Lean Practitioner who is at an intermediate level, Lean Facilitators

Speaker:   Mark Adams, Lean Six Sigma Black Belt - Director, Process Improvement - Seek Now


Session Title:  Using Stories to Build Support for Lean Transformation

Session Description:   Telling stories is one of the most powerful methods that Lean leaders can use to influence, excite, and inspire people to adopt Lean methodologies.

Session Objectives: 

  1. Learn the 5 Stages of Freytag's Storytelling Pyramid
  2. Use the Storytelling Method to develop a Compelling Case for Change
  3. Learn how much more likely people are to remember what you tell them when you use Storytelling

Targeted Audience: Lean Practitioner who is a beginner, Lean Practitioner who is at an intermediate level, Advanced Lean Practitioners, Lean Facilitators, Lean Sponsors or Leadership

Speaker: Paul Critchley, Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt -  President, New England Lean Consulting


Session Title:  Stakeholder Identification / Management

Session Description:   The success of any project lies in the ability to identify and manage the appropriate stakeholders at the appropriate levels.

Session Objectives: 

  1. Identify key stakeholders
  2. Identify appropriate stakeholder levels
  3. Stakeholder identification 

Targeted Audience: Lean Practitioner who is a beginner, Lean Practitioner who is at an intermediate level, Advanced Lean Practitioners, Lean Facilitators, Lean Sponsors or Leadership

Speaker: Stephen Puopolo, Lean Black Belt - Process & Performance Excellence Manager - National Grid


Session Title:  Product Discovery is a Lean Digital Way

Session Description:   Product discovery can help you learn continuously about clients, but did know it is a lean concept? Let me show you how much you can learn from it.

Session Objectives: 

  1. Provide a few insights about how to make digital products "leaner"
  2. Show how Lean can help companies to save time and money while creating new products

Targeted Audience: Lean Practitioner who is a beginner, Lean Practitioner who is at an intermediate level

Speaker: Felipe Oliveria, Lean Six Sigma Green Belt - Consultant and founder at Mindset Ágil

 

Kari Mirabal; Speaker, Leader, and Coach

Keynote Speaker

"I teach people how to network smarter”  

Website: https://www.karimirabal.com/ 

Keynote Speaker:  N.A.K.E.D. Networking  (Neglect, Afraid, Knowledge, Engage, and Dedicate)

9:15 am -10:15 am EDT     

Session Description: This presentation invites you to learn - then apply - a powerful 3-step networking strategy. Discover how to build and sustain “circles of influence” that can help you get from point A to point B - faster. In this high-energy experience, you'll hear examples of Kari's case studies that further support the power of connection.  

Does fear hold you back from connecting to new contacts with confidence? In this keynote, you’ll learn simple ways to face – then overcome – barriers to networking success. Hear challenges some experience when networking and explore ways to apply simple solutions to shift setbacks to setups. 

Kari Mirabal is an international keynote and TEDx speaker, author, and consultant who shares innovative networking strategies to help professionals leverage the power of authentic connection.  Mirabal shares knowledge gathered from decades of experience and whose clients include Fortune 500 companies and executive leaders across the country and abroad.  Mirabal’s company develops corporate programs, products, and presentations that benefit those interested in earning new clients, increasing profits, and advancing careers through networking.  


Thomas Lencki Jr. | Lean Master Black Belt

Dagmar Vlahos |Lean Master Black Belt | Six Sigma Black Belt

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Enterprise Lean Team, University System of New Hampshire

Hosting: Pre-event Networking Hour, Opening Remarks, Moderating the USNH 2022 Virtual Lean Summit, Closing Remarks

Session Details: 

Pre-event Networking Hour - Thursday, September 22, 2022, from 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT

Moderating the USNH 2022 Virtual Lean Summit - Friday, September 23, 2022, from 9:00 am - 4:30 pm EDT

  • Opening Remarks - Kicking off the event, introducing the keynote speaker
  • Closing Remarks - Prize giveaways, closing out the summit

Bios: 

Thomas Lencki Jr., Lean Master Black Belt

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Thomas Lencki Jr. received his Lean Master Black Belt from the University of New Hampshire and Lean Black Belt Certification through the State of New Hampshire Bureau of Education and Training. Tom is a member of the Lean Executive Committee (LEC) for the State of NH and participates in the State of NH Lean network.

Tom has expertise in leading groups, workflow analysis, process improvement, and creating positive Lean cultures. Currently, a Senior Process Engineer with the ET&S Project Management and Process Improvement Office, Tom's experience includes over twenty years as a New Hampshire State Trooper.

 

Dagmar Vlahos, Lean Master Black Belt, and Six Sigma Black Belt

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Dagmar is a Six Sigma Black Belt and a Lean Master Black Belt; receiving her Six Sigma Black Belt training from Fidelity Investments focusing on operational excellence and customer quality.  She continued her Lean training with the State of NH Bureau of Education & Training where in 2015 she received her Lean Black Belt.  Dagmar is a member of the State of NH Lean Executive Committee (LEC), participates in the State of NH Lean Network, and was the lead coordinator of five Lean Summits at UNH in partnership with the State of NH; growing attendance from 25 to upwards of 300 participants.

Dagmar prides herself in building cultures of employee empowerment and being a Lean influencer.  She has expertise in Business Transformation, Strategic Planning, Workflow analysis/process reengineering, Continuous Improvement of Operational Processes including building/optimizing organizational processes, measurement systems, and infrastructure.  Currently, a Senior Process Engineer with the ET&S Project Management and Process Improvement Office.  Dagmar’s experience includes over 15 years of various Lean practitioner, project management/analyst, and leadership roles. 


Mark Adams, Lean Six Sigma Black Belt

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Director of Process Improvement, SeekNow

Session Title: GPS tools to navigate roadblocks of CPI

Session Details:  Afternoon Session 2 from 2:45 pm to 4:15 pm EDT

Session Description:  Showcasing 12 years of lessons learned and the tools used to navigate around the typical roadblocks seen in implementing Lean despite the industry. 

Bio:  Mark is a process improvement enthusiast who has been facilitating the change management process for more than a dozen years. Mark has facilitated cultures of continuous improvement supporting industries such as Manufacturing, Training, Operations, Aerospace, Solar/Energy, Recruiting, Maintenance, Medical, and other diverse fields.

Mark currently serves as Director of Process Improvement and is responsible for driving smart change and organizational improvement efforts at Seek Now. Mark earned his Bachelor of Science in Management at Wayland Baptist University, his Executive Master of Business Administration jointly delivered by the Universities of Kentucky and Louisville, and earned his Lean Six Sigma Black Belt through the University of Tennessee and the United States Air Force. 

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Patrick Adams, Lean Six Sigma Black Belt

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CEO, Patrick Adams Consulting

Session Title: How One Marshmallow Can Change the Way You Think About Problem Solving

Session Details: Morning Session from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm EDT

Session Description:  Did you know one Marshmallow can change the way you solve problems? Participants will understand the power of becoming a "Learning Organization".

Bio: Patrick is an internationally recognized leadership coach, consultant, and professional speaker, best known for his unique human approach to sound team-building practices; creating consensus and enabling empowerment. He founded his consulting practice in 2018 to work with leaders at all levels and organizations of all sizes to achieve higher levels of performance. He motivates, inspires, and drives the right results at all points in business processes. Patrick has been delivering bottom-line results through specialized process improvement solutions for over 20 years. He’s worked with all types of businesses from private, non-profit, government, and manufacturing ranging from small business to billion-dollar corporations. Patrick is an Author of the best selling book, Avoiding the Continuous Appearance Trap.


Paul Critchley, Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt

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President, New England Lean Consulting

Session Title: Using Stories to Build Support for Lean Transformation

Session Details: Afternoon Session 2 from 2:45 pm to 4:15 pm EDT

Session Description:  Telling stories is one of the most powerful methods that Lean leaders can use to influence, excite, and inspire people to adopt Lean methodologies.

Bio: Paul Critchley is a recognized thought leader on employee engagement and continuous improvement, and has helped businesses around the world achieve greater levels of success through the application of Lean techniques. A frequent speaker, he has keynoted at numerous corporate events, as well as at international conventions such as AME’s annual Lean conference and at OpEx Week. He’s also the host of “The New England Lean Podcast”, a weekly show that focuses on Lean leadership and New England-based businesses.
Paul is a former Board Member of the Northeast Region of AME, holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, an M.S. degree in Management, and an M.S. in Organizational Leadership.
He is passionate about Lean and creating organizational cultures that are sustainably engaged. He co-authored his first book - The Whole Professional, A Collection of Essays to Help You Achieve a Full and Satisfying Life to bring a fresh perspective on Work/Life Balance and how individuals and organizations can work together to achieve greater levels of attainment.


Kathleen Fabrizi, Lean Six Sigma Black Belt

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Lt Col Kathleen Pearson Fabrizi, MSLBE, MMOAS, CLSSMBB, PMP, CCMP, CHEP. Professor of Project & Supply Chain Management - Pennsylvania State University

Session Title: Cultivating Lean Leaders: Creating the Culture for Lean to THRIVE!

Session Details: Afternoon Session 1 from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm EDT   

Session Description: An exploration of organizational and performance culture and some takeaway techniques for immediate implementation

Bio: Kathleen Fabrizi serves as an instructor/teaching professor of Project & Supply Chain Management at The Pennsylvania State University Schuylkill Campus. She is a 23-year veteran of the US Air Force and Pennsylvania Air National Guard. She is a Project Management Professional (PMP); Certified Change Management Practitioner (CCMP); Certified Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt (CLSSMBB); Certified Higher Education Professional (CHEP) in Teaching and Online Teaching. 

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She has served as an industry consultant and in various leadership roles throughout her career both in non-profit and government sectors and specializes in Lean Six Sigma in the government, education, and non-profit sectors, and any organization just beginning the culture change toward a continuous process improvement mindset.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Sabrina Malter

Sabrina Malter

Leadership and Learning Coach & Consultant, Unveil Business Consulting GmbH

Session Title: Building a Learning Organization

Session Details: Afternoon Session 1 from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm EDT

Session Description: How can we build a Learning Organization and why is it so important? Leadership practices and Human skills that promote organizational learning.

Bio:  Sabrina Malter is passionate about creating a work

environment where everyone can bring their full self to work and make the boldest impact for the organization and beyond. She loves to challenge, encourage, and support organizations that embark on their learning and growth journey.

Sabrina brings her passion to life as a Leadership and Learning Coach & Consultant at her own business, Unveil Business Consulting GmbH. She understands the power of Lean thinking in working towards her vision with special expertise and skill in Kata Coaching, Leadership Development, and Cultural Change.
Sabrina’s 25 years of industry background brought her experience and expertise in

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Business Transformations, Organizational Development, and Strategy Management. Her educational background includes a M.Sc. in Sustainability Management from The Open University, UK, as well as further study on Leading People-Centered Change, Leadership Coaching, and Professional Resilience.
Sabrina lives with her husband and two daughters in the south of Germany.

 

 

 

 

 


Felipe Oliveria, Lean Six Sigma Green Belt

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Consultant and founder at Mindset Ágil

Session Title: Lean for Digital Companies

Session Details: Afternoon Session 1 from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm EDT

Session Description: We all know Lean is used for a lot of things, but how would it work for the digital era? It goes beyond Lean Software Development, so come check it.

Session Title: Product Discovery is a Lean Digital Way

Session Details:  Afternoon Session 2 from 2:45 pm to 4:15 pm EDT

Session Description: Product discovery can help you learn continuously about clients, but did know it is a lean concept? Let me show you how much you can learn from it.

Felipe Oliverira

Bio: Felipe is an Agile Expert, consultant, and founder of Mindset Ágil - Consultoria e Treinamentos, delivering results through lean and agile practices so that people and companies can provide the most successful product and service experiences to their customers. Author and curator for the "Jornada Colaborativa" initiative, having written chapters in more than 5 books and leading the writing, revision, and organization of 2 more books: Lean Digital and Agile Governance.

My linktree, in case you wanna use it. https://linktr.ee/mindsetagil 

 

 

 

 

 


Stephen Puopolo, Lean Black Belt

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Process & Performance Excellence Manager - National Grid

Session Title: Stakeholder Identification / Management

Session Details: Afternoon Session 2 from 2:45 pm to 4:15 pm EDT

Session Description: Who is this initiative important to? When should we get them on board? The success of any change management or process improvement initiative is reliant on its acceptance by stakeholders. As initiates develop, its stakeholders, as well as their interests, may change. Properly identifying and engaging the appropriate stakeholders at appropriate project phases will increase implementation success.

Bio: Steve is a Lean Black Belt, holds an international Lean Competency System certification, and is completing his Doctorate Degree (DBA) focusing on Organizational Development. He is a retired New Hampshire State Trooper, served 23 years in law enforcement, and has vast experience in managing and developing complex projects, stakeholders, and dynamic rapport building.

In addition to his law enforcement experience Steve has industry experience as an Operations Manager for Aggregate Industries and as a Change Management Consultant

 

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for Accenture. In his present role with National Grid, Steve leads a team of Process Improvement professionals serving the needs of 21 lines of business for National Grid in New England.

The successes and lessons learned that Steve perfected as a State Police Detective affords him great success in navigating complex corporate environments.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Henrik Ståhl

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Product Manager & Content Modelist - Telia Company

Session Title: Value Based Outline

Session Details: Morning Session from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm EDT

Session Description: In the digital and highly disruptive world of today, value and outcome are much more important than features and output. So why do so many companies continue to waste time and money on detailed feature-heavy roadmaps that get outdated the very second they are presented? The Value Based Outline is a way to approach software development planning from another angle.

Bio: Henrik is a journalist turned product manager and a collaborator at heart. He was trained in Lean UX, Lean Startup, and Design Thinking, but as a lean-agile methodology nerd he firmly believes that no single framework has all the answers; the guiding principles are what truly matters. He is an avid proponent of mob programming.

Henrik lives with his wife and two sons in the Swedish capitol Stockholm. His passion in life is composing music (mainly progressive metal, avant-garde jazz, ambient, and traditional pop & rock), reading and writing, and watching tennis (he's been a hardcore Rafael Nadal fan for almost 20 years).

 

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Subbu Venkatachalam, Lean Sensei and Six Sigma Black Belt

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Director, Lean Site Consultant, WellStar Health System

Session Title: A3 and Obeya

Session Details: Afternoon Session 1 from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm EDT

Session Description: How to utilize A3 thinking to enable sustainable change and critical thinking at all levels of the organization, especially in the frontline?

Bio: Subbu is a Lean Sensei and Six Sigma Black Belt and Process Improvement consultant with extensive experience in healthcare operations. Subbu has successfully managed and completed numerous improvement initiatives with a focus on throughput, quality, patient experience, employee engagement, and cost. He is a Continuous Improvement (CI) and Process Improvement (PI) expert with progressive experience in operational transformation across cross-functional value streams with outstanding results.  He is currently the Director Lean Consulting at Wellstar Health System in Atlanta, GA. His 25+ years career includes working at Siemens Energy, Siemens Medical, Lahey Clinic, Valley Health, Nemours Children’s, Atrium Health, and at the University of Texas Southwestern.

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Robert Wallner, Lean Six Sigma Black Belt

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Sr. Operational Excellence Engineer for Callaway Golf’s ball manufacturing division

Session Title: Personal Hoshin

Session Details: Morning Session from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm EDT

Session Description: Hoshin Planning, also known as Strategy Deployment, is a strategy used by top companies where the top-line objectives are handed down and made actionable throughout all levels of an organization. Bob has dedicated the last few years of his life to learning how this approach could be used in his personal life to make sure the things he is doing add value to both him and those closest to him. This journey has taught Bob what things he must do and how to use kaizen to accomplish his goals, and perhaps more importantly, what things he must NOT do, to meet his goals.

Bio: Wallner spent 30-years working in manufacturing as both a Supply Chain Professional and as a Continuous Improvement Practitioner primarily in the aerospace industry. In 2006, Bob started his Continuous Improvement Journey by being trained and mentored in the Theory of Constraints through the Goldratt Institute. Since then, his passion for Continuous Improvement has led him to achieve the Shingo Lean Bronze Certification, Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, and a master’s degree in Lean Manufacturing from Kettering University. In June 2022, Bob left the world of Aerospace to go to work as a Sr. Operational Excellence Engineer for Callaway Golf’s ball manufacturing division.
Bob is an avid reader and learner who volunteers his time for the Northeast Region of AME as well as CILC, Continuous Improvement & Lean Consortium’s, and their Maine Lean Summit.


 

Please click on the registration link to begin your registration.   Space is limited so register early to ensure your attendance at the Lean Summit.

First-time users will be asked to create an account but please remember the username and password you create so that you can go in at a later date.  Once you have registered you can go back in as a returning user.

During your registration, you will be asked to select a morning breakout session and two-afternoon breakout sessions.  Sessions are limited so be sure to sign up early to ensure access to your selected session.

USNH Employees / State of New Hampshire and State of Vermont Employees:

(UNH, GSC, KSC, PSU, and USNH)

We are excited that you will be joining this event.  Watch for an email for special registration instructions to register.

If you have any questions or did not receive the email please contact:  the Enterprise Lean Team at unh.lean@unh.edu

What’s included with your registration:

  • Invitation to the virtual Lean networking social to be held Thursday, September 22nd from 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Access to full-day Summit including keynote and morning and afternoon breakout sessions 
  • Networking with Lean Practitioners
  • Opportunity to purchase USNH 2022 Virtual Lean Summit merchandise -  beginning July 5th through August 5th ONLY!
General Admission |$99.00:

We are glad that you will be joining this event. 

What’s included in the registration fee:

  • Invitation to the virtual Lean networking social to be held Thursday, September 22nd from 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Access to full-day Summit including keynote and morning and afternoon breakout sessions
  • Networking with Lean Practitioners
  • Opportunity to purchase USNH 2022 Virtual Lean Summit merchandise - beginning July 5th through August 5th ONLY!

When registering please ensure that you review the cancellation refund policy prior to finalizing your registration. 

If you have any questions at all please direct them to the Enterprise Lean Team at unh.lean@unh.edu

Logging into the Event

Two weeks prior to the USNH 2022 Virtual Lean Event log in information will be provided to each registered participant.  To receive log-in information you MUST make your session selection (one morning session and two afternoon sessions) at the time of registration. 

If you have any questions please contact the Enterprise Lean Team at unh.lean@unh.edu 

Thursday

Sept. 22, 2022

7:00pm - 8:00pm EDT

 

Networking

Virtual

Networking Social Hour - Hosted by Thomas Lencki Jr and Dagmar Vlahos

Meet like-minded Lean practitioners

Participate in fun social activities

Friday

Sept. 23, 2022

8:30am - 9:00am EDT

Event Opens

Virtual

 

9:00am - 9:15am EDT

Welcome

Virtual

USNH Enterprise Lean Team   

Dagmar Vlahos, Lean Master Black Belt, and Thomas Lencki Jr, Lean Master Black Belt

9:15am - 10:15am EDT

Keynote

Virtual

Kari Maribal | "I teach people how to network smarter"

International Keynote, author, and TEDx Speaker

10:15 am - 10:30 am EDT

Break - Transition to Morning Breakout Session

Virtual

10:30 am - 12:00 pm EDT

Morning Breakout Sessions

Virtual

See the list of breakout sessions and speakers within the Breakout Session section | To learn more about the speakers see the Speaker Section

12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT

Lunch

On your own

1:00pm - 2:30pm EDT

1st Afternoon Breakout Sessions

Virtual

See the list of breakout sessions and speakers within the Breakout Session section | To learn more about the speakers see the Speaker Section

2:30pm - 2:45pm EDT

Break - Transition to 2nd Afternoon Breakout Session

Virtual

2:45pm - 4:15pm EDT

2nd Afternoon Breakout Sessions

Virtual

See the list of breakout sessions and speakers within the Breakout Session section | To learn more about the speakers see the Speaker Section

4:15pm - 4:30pm EDT

Final Words - Prizes

Virtual

USNH Enterprise Lean Team   

Dagmar Vlahos, Lean Master Black Belt, and Thomas Lencki Jr, Lean Master Black Belt

4:30pm EDT

USNH 2022 Virtual Lean Summit Ends

Thank you for attending, see you next year!