Lean Day

2019 Lean Professional Development Day Ottawa
May 6, 2019 – Lean PD Day

Alpen Path Solutions was proud to have welcomed Mr. Isao Yoshino, from Japan, for the 2019 Lean PD Day. Thank you to all participants and volunteers!

Mr. Isao Yoshino

Mr. Yoshino is a 40-year Toyota leader and training manager. He talked about Lean leadership and led a workshop on Hoshin Kanri. During the workshop, participants developed their own hoshin in A3 format, under the guidance of Mr. Yoshino. A rare and great opportunity to understand the cultural roots behind some of the concepts and principles underlying the Toyota Way and Lean management.

Free event only for public sector employees. Yes, free! We take our corporate social responsibility seriously and are proud to have coordinated and sponsored the 3rd FREE Lean for Government PD Day.

Many thanks for your desire to become agile and your dedication to improving HOW you flow value to your clients and to Canadians.

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

Canadian Aviation and Space Museum

Lean PD Day 2017 was a resounding success with a capacity crowd of 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.

and the Twitter hashtag #LeanPDday and can’t wait for all of us to continue our Lean learning journey 🙂


Keynote Speaker – Claudio Perrone
Guest Speaker on Continuous Flow Chemistry
Dr. Stephen Newman, University of Ottawa
Flow experience in government. A public servant’s perspective
Carole Bidal, Department of Justice Canada
Lean Transformation in a US State
Renée Smith and Darrell Damron
Washington State (USA) Department Enterprise Services, Lean Transformation Services

At the heart of the Lean PD Day is Lean as the science of work: see work (by using visual tools/management to see flow and what disrupts flow of value to clients such as maps or ‘kanban’, because in science you can’t measure what you can’t see), measure work (the simplest and most widely used measures are time and quality) and improve work every day (by collaboratively optimizing the flow of value to clients to make flow faster, easier and cheaper).

2017 Lean PD Day Sponsors, Donors, Supporters

Alpen Path Solutions Inc., the founder and main sponsor for the Lean PD Day, is pleased to collaborate with like-minded socially responsible organizations that support Lean professional development by donating Lean learning material (such as awesome Lean books!) or sponsoring event-related costs. If your organization wishes to sponsor upcoming events, we look forward to hearing from you – please contact us. Many thanks to our donors, sponsors and supporters: Agile Sensei, Karyn Ross Consulting and Markovitz Consulting, Lean Pathways, The Karen Martin Group, C2 management, Menlo Innovations, Ancillary Cares Strategies, LeanBlog.org (Mark Graban) and the Community of Federal Regulators.

Lean PD Day 2017 book winners. Signed books donated by Lean authors worldwide.

2016 Lean for Government Professional Development Day Ottawa (Lean PD Day)

Lean PD Day 2016 logoThanks to all who attended the June 22, 2016 Lean for Government PD Day! A capacity crowd and excellent presentations from Zoe Radnor, University of Leicester, UK, Tony Kourie, Manager, Environment and Climate Change Canada and France Bergeron and Joanne Gaudet, Alpen Path Solutions Inc.

Many thanks as well to the amazing volunteers who helped make the day run smoothly and to the event partners. Congratulations to participants who won Lean-related books and A3 Thinker’s Cards.

View the presentation by Professor Zoe Radnor “Is Lean a failed theory for public services?” (in PDF format). View 2016 tweets #LeanPDday.

Kudos to the event partners Agile Sensei (designer of the A3 Thinker’s Action Deck), Community of Federal Regulators (CFR), Canadian Public Sector Excellence Network (CPSEN) and Markovitz Consulting.

Our Social Responsibility

We take our corporate social responsibility seriously and are proud to coordinate and sponsor the FREE Lean for Government PD Day.

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