European Lean Educator Conference 2016 (ELEC 2016)

12 September 2016 - 15 September 2016

Welcome to the 3rd European Lean Educator Conference!

ELEC Buckingham Logo

Whilst the Lean Educator conference has been held in the USA for many years (more recently in association with the Institute of Industrial Engineers IIE and Lean Enterprise Institute), the first European Lean Educator Conference took place in Stuttgart in September 2014, and the second was held in Sweden in September 2015. Both were exceptional, allowing delegates to hear highly relevant keynotes, present papers, and generally to network and share experiences in teaching, educating, communicating and learning Lean, and in related fields such as Agile software, Lean Six Sigma and Factory Physics.

The European Lean Educator Conference is dedicated to fostering exchange within academia as well as between education and industry, which we believe is especially important. Toward that end, we are targeting both educators, Lean teaching and coaching specialists from industry.

The theme of the conference is ‘Lean education outside of manufacturing’. This could include topics as diverse as Lean Product Design, Product and Software Innovation, Agile and Scrum, Lean Accounting, Lean in the Office, Lean Service, Systems thinking, Continuous improvement, as well as applications from healthcare, supply chain, Lean in education, Quality and ‘Kata’.

Through innovative educational approaches – ranging from simulations, case studies, learning factories and new training methods – participants will receive new ideas for teaching, practising and coaching continuous improvement.

Click here for the conference leaflet.

Click here for the keynote speakers brochure.

We welcome you to Buckingham in September!

Professor John Bicheno, Conference Chair

Kim Pittwood, Conference Organiser

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One-day Conference and Evening BBQ Ticket (13 OR 14 September 2016)

Standard Delegate Price = £350.00

Only Academic Faculty = £290.00

Early Bird – Standard Delegate to 30 May only = £315.00

Early Bird Only Academic Faculty – £261.00

Pre-Conference Workshop (12 September 2016)

One price ticket only = £350.00 per delegate, no discounted prices

Post-Conference Workshops (15 September 2016)

Standard Delegate Price = £290.00 per delegate, no discounted prices

Pre-Conference Workshops

12 September (optional at extra cost): 09:00-16:00

  • Improvement Kata & Coaching Kata – Anna Possio
  • Change Management – Joakim Hillberg

Conference Day 1

13 September: 09:00-17:30 (registration 08:30)

Keynote addresses from:

  • Sir Anthony Seldon – Innovation in Education 
  • Prof Darrell Mann – Counter-Intuitives: Lean, Innovation & Complex Adaptive Systems
  • Prof Christoph Roser – The Origins of Lean and Lessons for Today
  • Patrick Graupp – TWI in Healthcare
  • Prof Pauline Found – Kata for the Environment
  • Belinda Waldock – Agile for Lean People
  • Teresa Hattingh – Teaching Lean to Undergraduate Engineers

Conference Chair:

  • Professor John Bicheno 

18:00: Conference Buffet / BBQ (included in Conference Day 1 & 2 Ticket price)

Conference Day 2

14 September: 09:00-17:30 (registration 08:30)

3 streams of papers presented by leading Lean educators

Post-Conference Workshops

15 September (optional at extra cost): 09:00-14:30 (08:30: registration)

  • Vanguard Methodology – Professor John Seddon
  • Bottleneck Identification by Inspection – Professor Christoph Roser
  • TRIZ – Professor Darrell Mann
  • Agile Thinking – Belinda Waldock

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