Upcoming Events

We look forward to presenting on Lean in your workplace or at your events! Contact us to schedule France Bergeron as a Lean speaker or Alpen Path Solutions as a corporate sponsor.

Past Events

Inspiring Innovation keynote by France Bergeron

A big thank you to all who attended the November 6, 2019 keynote presentation by France Bergeron – “To Innovate is Human”, in spite of the snowstorm. The keynote was part of the Bridges to Better Business with a main theme of Inspiring Innovation.

Location: Bruce Power Visitors’ Centre, 3394 Bruce County Road 20, Tiverton, Ontario.

Many thanks to Neil for presenting his team’s micro-experiment problem solving approach at our Oct. 7, 2019 Lean for Government Community of Practice meeting. It was a pleasure to see networking and learning in action!

Special thanks to everyone who dropped by our booth at the AMO conference in Ottawa and the OMAA conference at Blue Mountain! Great conversations about Lean in government.

Lean PD Day 2019 logoAlpen Path Solutions welcomed Mr. Isao Yoshino, from Japan, for the 2019 Lean for Government PD Day event on May 6, 2019.

Special thanks to all the volunteers, attendees and especially Mr Isao Yoshino for an amazing learning experience!

January 22, 2019 – A collegial Lean Community of Practice meeting filled to capacity! France Bergeron and Joanne Gaudet shared learning from their recent Lean Study Tour in Japan. The tour included visits at Toyota Lexus, some of its suppliers, a school, Lean restaurants, a bridge construction site and many more.

February 27, 2019 – Presentation of our recent Lean Study Tour in Japan to the Lean community of practice at Statistics Canada. Many thanks to everyone who attended!

June 15, 2017 – Lean for Government Professional Development Day 2017

Lean PD Day 2017 logoThe 2017 edition of the Lean for Government Professional Development Day June 15, 2017 (#LeanPDday) was a resounding success with public servants from all levels of government (from city to federal) and from 25 different organisations! Many thanks to our outstanding speakers: Claudio Perrone, Dr. Stephen Newman, Carole Bidal, Darrel Damron and Renée Smith. Also a BIG thank you to our amazing volunteers who helped make this event a success.

Proud Silver Partners for the 2017 TWENTY-FIRST ANNUAL PPX SYMPOSIUM! PPX attendees will have the opportunity to win an awesome Lean prize!

June 23, 2016 1:30-3:00

Canada School of Public Service Executive Lecture Series with guest speaker Prof. Zoe Radnor. For Government of Canada Executives at the EX-01 to EX-05 levels from across the public service. This free event is offered as a partnership between the Canada School of Public Service and Alpen Path Solutions Inc. Registration is required. One-pager Ex Lecture Series – June 23 2016.

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June 22, 2016Lean for Government Professional Development Day Ottawa 2016 GREAT DAY! Many thanks to all the volunteers who attended and made the day a success! Download the Presentation by Professor Zoe Radnor (in PDF format).

May 31 – June 1, 2016 – APEX 2016 Symposium

Many thanks to the many EXs who dropped by our booth to chat on Lean leadership, deliverology and Lean. The APEX (Association of Professional Executives of the Public Service of Canada) 2016 Symposium was a busy hub!

May 26, 2016 – meeting of the Lean for Government Community of Practice Network

If you are engaged in Lean in your public sector workplace and would like to join the thriving Lean for Government Community of Practice Network, do not hesitate to contact us for details on how to join the Network and register to meetings and events. Free Network meeting on May 26, 2016.

May 18-19, 2016 – 20th Annual PPX Symposium

Many thanks to PPX attendees who dropped by our booth. Congratulations to the winner of the fitbit: Kate Hamilton-Harding! The record-breaking crowd attending the Performance and Planning Exchange (PPX) 20th Annual Symposium at the Ottawa Conference and Event Centre was awesome!

March 17, 2016 – meeting of the Lean for Government Community of Practice Network

Many thanks for all who engaged in a productive conversation on building relation of trust, including the use of the Lean_skills_matrix.

November 26, 2015 – meeting of the Lean for Government Community of Practice Network

Many thanks to attendees for sharing their Lean experience. Great discussion on how to engage senior management in Lean for government. Congratulations to the 3 attendees who won a copy of the ‘Lean for Government Champion’s Handbook: Launching and ensuring success for your Lean for government project’ that was launched at the Network meeting. Read more about the Lean for Government Champion’s Handbook:

November 17, 2015 – Canadian Public Sector Excellence Network (CPSEN) Excellence Fair 2015

Many thanks to those who dropped by our booth to chat about Lean at the Canadian Public Sector Excellence Network (CPSEN) Excellence Fair 2015.  The Fair was held at the Canada Aviation and Space Museum. Congratulations to Stuart Jones from the Ontario Ministry of Government & Consumer Services who won a set of 3 continuous improvement books!

Thanks for your support and for making the Launch of the new Certificate in Lean for the Public Sector such a successful event!
September 1, 2015, 8:00-9:00am

June 10, 2015 (FR) – Joanne Gaudet, Presenter, French language Learning Event at Status of Women Canada – Analyse des réseaux en évaluation.

June 3, 2015 (EN) – Joanne Gaudet, Presenter, Learning Event at Status of Women Canada – Social Network Analysis for Evaluation.

May 27, 2015 – 10:00 AM – 11:15  – France Bergeron, Moderator with a Lean Champion at  APEX 2015 Symposium. From Ideas to Action:  Leading Continuous Renewal in Ottawa. View the presentation on slideshare. Renewal in Action Session: A Lean Journey. Read the Press Release – Alpen Path Solutions APEX 2015 (in PDF).APEX-2015-Symposium-Session Lean Events

May 26-May 27, 2015 – Federal Government EXs, we look forward to welcoming you at our booth at the APEX 2015 Symposium. From Ideas to Action:  Leading Continuous Renewal at the Shaw Centre, 55 Colonel-By Drive in Ottawa!

May 20-21, 2015 – Visit our booth at the  2015 Nineteenth Annual PPX Symposium. Ottawa Conference and Event Centre, 200 Coventry Road, Ottawa Ontario.

May 13, 2015 – Drop by our information table at Les Terrasses de la Chaudière, 15 Eddy St. in Gatineau. We look forward to chatting about Lean for Government!

May 13, 2015 – 11:00-12:00 – France Bergeron, Presenter, Lean for Government,  Canadian Heritage

May 5, 2015 – Interdepartmental Lean for Government network meeting. To join the network and learn about upcoming meetings, contact us.

May 1, 2015 – France Bergeron, Presenter, All staff presentation at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada. Introduction to Lean for Government.

April 16, 2015 – Sell-out workshop – France Bergeron, Workshop Facilitator, Lean 101 for the Public Sector: What you need to know…it is not all about the belts!
NCR Chapter Networking Meeting of the Canadian Public Sector Excellence Network – Ottawa. Read the post-event write-up!

If you have heard about Lean, you have likely heard about the Six Sigma belts, Kaizen and business process management; but what is Lean and exactly how does it help our organizations? Is Lean – Mean? Is this about doing more with less?  Come ready to be amazed and learn. Join us for a special interactive mini workshop especially for CPSEN members, where we will learn many of the key principles of Lean.

Here is what a past participant said about this workshop:Wow! What a great presentation! I think I need to take the points made here and attempt to apply them to my own work

Read the pre-event press release Full capacity registration at Lean for government event reflects rising interest for Lean in the public service. Press Release Lean

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