Government is increasingly looking for efficiencies to do more with what they have, while serving Canadians better. One of the concepts being considered throughout Government today is “Lean” or variations of this concept. Many organizations similar to government are already using it with varying degrees of success. The focus of this session is to explain Lean, break through the misconceptions about Lean and uncover the true impact it can have on government, the public, and employees.
The workshop will begin with an introduction to Lean and the common elements of Lean transformation programs. This will include a frank and objective discussion/presentation on what to look for when trying to decide whether to adopt Lean or even consider getting that knowledge. Lean practitioners from Industry Canada’s Intellectual Property Office will then present and discuss their journey using Lean. They will demonstrate their successes and challenges of the past and the plans and roadmap ahead for the future.
Date: April 16, 2014
Location: RCAF Officer’s Mess
158 Gloucester Avenue
Time: 8:00am – 8:30am: Registration and Breakfast
8:30am – 10:30am: Presentation
10:30am – 11:00am: Knowledge Sharing
Price: $100.00 + HST
Speakers: Jean-Rene Drapeau, Director, Business Improvement Services – Canadian Intellectual Property Office, Industry Canada (CIPO)
Bob Nolan, Manager, Lean Management Centre – Canadian Intellectual Property Office, Industry Canada
Larry Cote, President, Lean Advisors Inc.