Education and the sharing of information are at the heart of Lean Transformation. Simpler® senseis and leaders regularly host and participate in events, conferences and seminars aimed at helping organizations make the most of Lean principles. Here is a listing of upcoming events:
Simpler's annual North American CEO Symposium offers Simpler’s client executives the exclusive opportunity to hear from national leaders in Lean, to learn how other organizations are applying the Simpler Business System, and to network. Joining our agenda will be:
The symposium will be held in Chicago, Illinois at the Intercontinental Hotel O'Hare. A specially-priced block of rooms has been reserved until September 17, 2014. To receive the special rate of $189 per night, please identify yourself as part of the Simpler group when making reservations by phone or use the special link below.
InterContinental Chicago O'Hare
Questions? Please speak with your Simpler sensei or contact Liesl Friesenhahn at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please save the date for Simpler Europe's Practitioners Conference, reserved solely for current Simpler clients. The conference is geared towards your Lean core team members, value stream owners, department managers and directors, and operations managers. This program is free of charge to current Simpler clients.
The symposium will be held at the Hotel Mercure. A specially-priced block of rooms has been reserved at a preferred rate of 135.00 € (TTC, breakfast and city tax included) until October 1, 2014. To book, please email reservations to email@example.com and reference Simpler. A detailed agenda will be emailed to you upon receipt of your registration.
Questions? Please speak with your Simpler sensei or email Liesl Friesenhahn at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please save the date for Simpler’s North America Practitioners Conference to be held in Chicago, Illinois on February 26-27, 2015. This event provides a unique opportunity for Simpler client practitioners to share lessons learned, collaborate on new ideas, and enhance their own improvement and leadership capabilities. The conference will be held at the Doubetree Hotel Rosement near Chicago O’Hare Airport. Details coming soon.
Simpler's Medical Director, George Palma, MD, will present "Survival in 2014 and Beyond: Successful Physician Leadership in a Lean Healthcare Organization." (Tentative.) In this Lean tutorial, Dr. Palma will discuss the key components to leading an organization in a complex, evolving healthcare system and describe strategies to guide successful transformation to a collaborative, patient-centered environment. Additionally, he will share insights from his experience with organizations such as Kaiser Permanente which, through the use of Lean management, produced breakthrough improvements in quality, the patient care experience, and productivity.
Every year, the IHI National Forum refuels the tanks of leaders of change, from executives to the front line, including those of us at Simpler Healthcare! Please visit Simpler Healthcare in the exhibit hall.
Also, please join us on Wednesday from 10:45-11:15am in the presentation room at the entrance to the exhibit hall. We will highlight the top 10 essential things leaders should know including that Lean tools are only part of the solution to transforming your entire workplace.
The Lean Prescription: Powerful Medicine for Our Ailing Healthcare, the highly-anticipated book by Patricia Gabow, MD, former CEO of Denver Health, will make its debut at the IHI Forum. Watch for details on this exciting book launch!