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Aug
30
Thu
Lean Government Exchange 2018 – Des Moines, IA @ Airport Holiday Inn
Aug 30 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Lean Government Exchange 2018 - Des Moines, IA @ Airport Holiday Inn

We are pleased to present our 2nd Lean Government Exchange on August 30th in Des Moines! Government and non-profit entities face unique challenges with their Lean journey so we have designed a day of learning aimed at helping you learn how to overcome those challenges by hearing from others who have gone before you. This event is not limited to those in government – anyone with an interest in continuous improvement will benefit from attending.

The day will begin with a keynote address from Brian Elms.

Brian Elms is the author of Peak Performance and is the former the Director of Peak Academy and Analytics for the City and County of Denver. He specializes in government innovation and process improvement with more than 15 years of experience providing political, policy, and program management expertise to government agencies, elected officials, trade associations, and nonprofits.

Brian started his career in public service after graduating from Regis University and joining the National School and Community Corps (AmeriCorps) as a team leader. He also worked for the Rendell Administration in Pennsylvania as the Policy Director for the Department of Aging. After working in Washington, D.C., for AARP as a Legislative Specialist for health and long-term care, Brian moved back to his hometown and served as the Assistant Director of Government Affairs at Denver International Airport.

Brian is a Lean Black Belt, a certified Six Sigma Green Belt, and a Change Management Professional. In his prior role as Director of the Peak Academy, he developed curriculum, training, and consulting services that focus on employee-led performance management and continuous improvement.

Brian joined the Change & Innovation Agency to focus on creating employee-driven innovation programs around the country. He is currently working with nearly a dozen governments to launch programs and establish meaningful innovation programs that improve the lives of employees and their clients.

Your day of learning will continue with breakout sessions focused on three tracks – introducing, growing and sustaining continuous improvement. Breakout descriptions will be added when they are finalized so please check back!

The cost to attend this event is the same for members and non-members. To help ensure maximum value for your organization and action following the conference, we encourage you to register a team of three people from your organization – when you register three or more from your organization at the same time you will receive a per ticket discount. Bringing a team will allow you the opportunity to share various perspectives and best practices with each other and especially when it’s time for implementation.

I attended the 2017 Lean Government Exchange with several coworkers. It was very beneficial to have multiple people there because we could attend more sessions. We were able to compare notes and brainstorm ideas for the sessions we attended together. I highly suggest attending the 2018 Lean Government Exchange and bring as many coworkers as possible! – Jennifer Peterson, Lean Coordinator/Technical Writer , Muscatine Power and Water

This event is not limited to those in government – anyone with an interest in continuous improvement will benefit from attending.

Learn more about sponsoring and exhibiting at this event here

Event Cost:
$55 for Members & Non-Members

$150 for teams of three or more ($50 per person)

We have reserved a block of rooms at the reduced rate of $105 per night. Please call the Airport Holiday Inn directly to make your reservation (515) 287-2400. Reservations must be made by August 8th.

Oct
30
Tue
Lean Summit Africa 2018 @ The Vineyard
Oct 30 – Oct 31 all-day

Transforming Organisations and Lives through Purpose-Process-People

The Lean Summit Africa 2018 is the 9th Summit hosted by the Lean Institute Africa. The Summit brings local and international speakers together with lean practitioners from across Africa. Their collective experience of lean implementation is unparalleled in Africa.

Lean Summit Africa 2018 will take place at The Vineyard Hotel in Cape Town on 30th October, 31st October and 1st November 2018. The Summit theme is Transforming Organisations and Lives Through Purpose-Process-People and the keynote speakers are Furuhashi, International Lean Practitioner (Japan), Kim Barnas, CEO of Catalysis, Healthcare Improvement Centre (USA), and David Brunt, CEO of Lean Enterprise Academy (UK). Previous speakers have included Jim Womack, Dan Jones, John Shook, Mike Rother and Michael Ballé.

At the Summit, the latest lean thinking and practice in both the private and public sectors will be presented alongside case studies from across South Africa. The Summit aims to present lean management to those who are new to it, and inspire and motivate those already using lean management in their organisations.

There will be at least two presentations from nonprofits:

Learn about the workshops and other presenters at: http://www.lean.org.za/leansummitafrica2018/programme/

Dec
9
Sun
Winter Simulation for a Noble Cause Conference 2018 – Sweden @ Swedish Exhibition & Congress Centre
Dec 9 all-day
Winter Simulation for a Noble Cause Conference 2018 - Sweden @ Swedish Exhibition & Congress Centre

The Winter Simulation Conference (WSC) is the premier international forum for disseminating recent advances in the field of system simulation. In addition to a technical program of unsurpassed scope and quality, WSC provides the central meeting place for simulation practitioners, researchers, and vendors working in all disciplines in industry, service, government, military and academic sectors.

Simulation has been found useful for a range of scientific, engineering and business applications as evident by the papers presented at Winter Simulation Conferences over the past 50 years. Simulation has been employed to help noble causes too over the recent past but such efforts have received limited attention. The 2018 conference seeks to highlight applications of simulation for noble causes in addition to continuing to report leading developments and applications in other fields. The track sessions will feature uses of simulation in efforts analyzing and addressing issues facing humanity including, but not limited to, reducing poverty and world hunger, social causes, social problems, improving natural environment, and disaster response.

Learn about simulation applications for analyzing social issues such as human trafficking in the keynote address by Dr. Jean Baderschneider, CEO of the Global Fund to End Slavery. Two excellent speakers will present during the conference lunches, Dr. Peter Frazier, Associate Professor at Cornell University and Staff Data Scientist and Data Science Manager at Uber, and Dr. Russell Cheng, Emeritus Professor at the University of Southampton.

WSC 2018 is sponsored by: ACM/SIGSIM, IISE (Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers), INFORMS-SIM and SCS (Society for Modeling and Simulation International), with Technical Co-Sponsorship from ASA (American Statistical Association), ASIM (Arbeitsgemeinschaft Simulation), IEEE/SMC (Systems, Man and Cybernetics) and NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology).

Dec
10
Mon
Winter Simulation for a Noble Cause Conference 2018 – Sweden @ Swedish Exhibition & Congress Centre
Dec 10 all-day
Winter Simulation for a Noble Cause Conference 2018 - Sweden @ Swedish Exhibition & Congress Centre

The Winter Simulation Conference (WSC) is the premier international forum for disseminating recent advances in the field of system simulation. In addition to a technical program of unsurpassed scope and quality, WSC provides the central meeting place for simulation practitioners, researchers, and vendors working in all disciplines in industry, service, government, military and academic sectors.

Simulation has been found useful for a range of scientific, engineering and business applications as evident by the papers presented at Winter Simulation Conferences over the past 50 years. Simulation has been employed to help noble causes too over the recent past but such efforts have received limited attention. The 2018 conference seeks to highlight applications of simulation for noble causes in addition to continuing to report leading developments and applications in other fields. The track sessions will feature uses of simulation in efforts analyzing and addressing issues facing humanity including, but not limited to, reducing poverty and world hunger, social causes, social problems, improving natural environment, and disaster response.

Learn about simulation applications for analyzing social issues such as human trafficking in the keynote address by Dr. Jean Baderschneider, CEO of the Global Fund to End Slavery. Two excellent speakers will present during the conference lunches, Dr. Peter Frazier, Associate Professor at Cornell University and Staff Data Scientist and Data Science Manager at Uber, and Dr. Russell Cheng, Emeritus Professor at the University of Southampton.

WSC 2018 is sponsored by: ACM/SIGSIM, IISE (Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers), INFORMS-SIM and SCS (Society for Modeling and Simulation International), with Technical Co-Sponsorship from ASA (American Statistical Association), ASIM (Arbeitsgemeinschaft Simulation), IEEE/SMC (Systems, Man and Cybernetics) and NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology).

Dec
11
Tue
Winter Simulation for a Noble Cause Conference 2018 – Sweden @ Swedish Exhibition & Congress Centre
Dec 11 all-day
Winter Simulation for a Noble Cause Conference 2018 - Sweden @ Swedish Exhibition & Congress Centre

The Winter Simulation Conference (WSC) is the premier international forum for disseminating recent advances in the field of system simulation. In addition to a technical program of unsurpassed scope and quality, WSC provides the central meeting place for simulation practitioners, researchers, and vendors working in all disciplines in industry, service, government, military and academic sectors.

Simulation has been found useful for a range of scientific, engineering and business applications as evident by the papers presented at Winter Simulation Conferences over the past 50 years. Simulation has been employed to help noble causes too over the recent past but such efforts have received limited attention. The 2018 conference seeks to highlight applications of simulation for noble causes in addition to continuing to report leading developments and applications in other fields. The track sessions will feature uses of simulation in efforts analyzing and addressing issues facing humanity including, but not limited to, reducing poverty and world hunger, social causes, social problems, improving natural environment, and disaster response.

Learn about simulation applications for analyzing social issues such as human trafficking in the keynote address by Dr. Jean Baderschneider, CEO of the Global Fund to End Slavery. Two excellent speakers will present during the conference lunches, Dr. Peter Frazier, Associate Professor at Cornell University and Staff Data Scientist and Data Science Manager at Uber, and Dr. Russell Cheng, Emeritus Professor at the University of Southampton.

WSC 2018 is sponsored by: ACM/SIGSIM, IISE (Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers), INFORMS-SIM and SCS (Society for Modeling and Simulation International), with Technical Co-Sponsorship from ASA (American Statistical Association), ASIM (Arbeitsgemeinschaft Simulation), IEEE/SMC (Systems, Man and Cybernetics) and NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology).

Dec
12
Wed
Winter Simulation for a Noble Cause Conference 2018 – Sweden @ Swedish Exhibition & Congress Centre
Dec 12 all-day
Winter Simulation for a Noble Cause Conference 2018 - Sweden @ Swedish Exhibition & Congress Centre

The Winter Simulation Conference (WSC) is the premier international forum for disseminating recent advances in the field of system simulation. In addition to a technical program of unsurpassed scope and quality, WSC provides the central meeting place for simulation practitioners, researchers, and vendors working in all disciplines in industry, service, government, military and academic sectors.

Simulation has been found useful for a range of scientific, engineering and business applications as evident by the papers presented at Winter Simulation Conferences over the past 50 years. Simulation has been employed to help noble causes too over the recent past but such efforts have received limited attention. The 2018 conference seeks to highlight applications of simulation for noble causes in addition to continuing to report leading developments and applications in other fields. The track sessions will feature uses of simulation in efforts analyzing and addressing issues facing humanity including, but not limited to, reducing poverty and world hunger, social causes, social problems, improving natural environment, and disaster response.

Learn about simulation applications for analyzing social issues such as human trafficking in the keynote address by Dr. Jean Baderschneider, CEO of the Global Fund to End Slavery. Two excellent speakers will present during the conference lunches, Dr. Peter Frazier, Associate Professor at Cornell University and Staff Data Scientist and Data Science Manager at Uber, and Dr. Russell Cheng, Emeritus Professor at the University of Southampton.

WSC 2018 is sponsored by: ACM/SIGSIM, IISE (Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers), INFORMS-SIM and SCS (Society for Modeling and Simulation International), with Technical Co-Sponsorship from ASA (American Statistical Association), ASIM (Arbeitsgemeinschaft Simulation), IEEE/SMC (Systems, Man and Cybernetics) and NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology).