Facilitating Rapid Improvement Events with Paddy O’Brien – Lean Portland Happy Hour

Sheilah “Paddy” O’Brien recently finished writing her latest book, “Facilitating Rapid Process Improvement Workshops (RPI), a Self-Study Guide for Lean Leaders.” This is a follow-on to her first book, “Lean for the Nonprofit, What You Don’t Know Can Cost You.” She briefly outlines the content of her book(s), and, through a casual interview format, share her […]

Kata for Good and #RootCauseRacism with Deondra Wardelle

Deondra is a strategic thinker and consultant based in Indianapolis (Indiana) who focuses on coaching, empowering and developing individuals towards achieving their personal and professional goals. She shares her experiences working for and volunteering within nonprofit and not-for-profit organizations. In addition to her nonprofit work, she is also the creator of the #RootCauseRacism, which was […]

Continuous Improvement at Kitchens for Good and San Diego Humane Society – Process Palooza 2021

Hear inspiring stories of nonprofit organizations in the Greater San Diego area, specifically from Kitchens for Good and San Diego Humane Society on how they’ve adopted and embraced a continuous improvement mindset. The San Diego Humane Society, an open-admission shelter, is creating a more humane world by inspiring compassion and advancing the welfare of animals […]

The Power of Continuous Improvement at Lifesharing – Process Palooza 2021

In the first session, you will hear from Lifesharing, a Southern California organ and tissue recovery non-profit organization, applied process improvement efforts to increase the number of lives saved within San Diego County, and despite the challenges of COVID-19, helped transplant a record 424 organs. The speakers were: Darryl Nethercot, Organ Procurement Coordinator, UC San Diego […]

Improving Government, Healthcare and NGOs with Clare DiFrisco

Clare DiFrisco is a Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt and owner/co-founder of Cannsult, a consulting firm based in the US and Australia. She discusses her experience in the emerging cannabis industry, her work with many different government agencies and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), her work with public and private healthcare organizations and even some work with […]