On September 19, 2012 in Stevens Point, LGI co-hosted the 2nd Annual Lean Government Conference in partnership with the Wisconsin Center for Performance Excellence, with the theme "do more better."
120 individuals from 46 organizations attended the conference, representing county, city, village, and town government, as well as state agencies, school districts, technical colleges, non-profits, and the business community. Keynote speakers included Roger Gerard, PhD, lean expert and co-author of On the Mend: Revolutionizing Healthcare to Save Lives and Transform the Industry, and Mike Levinson, former City Manager of Coral Springs, Florida, the only state or local government to receive the Presidential Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award.
Attendees learned details and applications of lean principles in the government context, meant to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of organizations. Among other lessons, attendees learned the importance of applying lean to eliminate processes that do not contribute to organizational mission or value.
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