2017 Lean Government Conference

Wisconsin Center for Performance Excellence invites you to join the Community of Excellence in Wisconsin at the seventh annual Lean Government Conference. The conference will be held Friday, October 27 at the American Family Training Center in Madison.

Our 2017 theme is “Building your Lean Culture” and we’ll be featuring the Des Moines Public School District, who have made an incredible impact through their commitment to lean practices and methods.  Beyond the use of tools, Lean is now culturally embedded in how they work.  Emma Knapp, Continuous Improvement Coordinator will share the story of their journey.  DMPS has emerged as a regional role model through:

  • Dedicated resources, including the Continuous Improvement Coordinator position
  • A scale-up strategy based on “engage the willing”
  • Early embrace by the business/finance team whose significant results spurred wider interest
  • CULTURAL ENTRENCHMENT – Lean is now how the district operates
  • And recent deployment Lean Leadership – beyond tools, this became a key advantage in fully embracing lean and institutionalizing it with the DMPS culture

While of great interest to Wisconsin educators, DMPS’ rapid journey is equally compelling to study and apply at the municipal, county, or State government level.

Thursday Evening (October 26):  Pre-conference social at Erin’s Snug Irish Pub from 5:30 to 7:30 pm.  We invite you to stop by after work to meet Emma Knapp and Harry Kenworthy and socialize with other members of the Wisconsin Community of Excellence.  Cash bar.

Join us October 27 for this full day conference featuring the Des Moines Public School District.