Implementing Lean for Operational Excellence is a cross industry conference hosted by Virginia Tech, The City of Roanoke, and Roanoke County. Speakers from all over the U.S. share their knowledge about implementing lean principles, changing culture, tackling leadership challenges, and implementing continuous improvement projects. Come join us to learn more about best practices in lean while you enjoy high-energy networking and continued learning about building a culture of process improvement.
WHEN: March 1-2, 2017
WHERE: The Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center, Roanoke, VA
COST: $359/person (includes registration, breakfast and lunch on Wednesday and Thursday, and entrance to the evening reception on Wednesday; lodging not included)
AUDIENCE: From team leaders to executives--- representing government, healthcare, business and industry, public schools, and universities who are focused on achieving operational excellence
OVERVIEW: In today’s economic climate, organizations that do not continuously strive to improve and pursue operational excellence will be left behind. Companies can no longer rely on large budgets and are faced with doing more with less. Likewise, leaders are required to be smart and innovative to establish strategies and goals that bring about continuous improvement to pursue operational excellence. This annual conference combines the rich resources of a senior land grant institute with the City of Roanoke, an economically vibrant community.
Session Topics include:
• Best practices for implementing Lean.
• Case studies of continuous improvement projects from business and industries, utilities, local government, manufacturing, consortiums, and universities.
• Leadership strategies for creating a culture of change.
• Insights on how cross-sector leaders teamed up to create a culture of operational excellence.