Tuesday, April 20, 2021

TimeSession TitleSession DescriptionPresenter(s)Location
12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.RegistrationConference Office
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.Waste Walk Workshop (Cost: $75.00)This introductory workshop will give participants a thorough understanding of waste and the tools to drive it from your organization. By becoming more efficient, we can offer a better customer experience, reduce staff frustration, and become more cost-effective. Participants will receive a copy of the presentation for sharing and further training within their organizations.Pointe Sainte-Anne C
1:00 p.m.
– 4:00 p.m.
Daily Management Workshop (Cost: $75.00)Daily Management is a communication tool used by frontline teams to ensure each member understands the goals and expectations, and has a platform to identify what is getting in their way. It gives a base for team collaboration on issues, and a channel for communication with the management team. Following the Plan / Do / Check / Adjust cycle, the visibility boards ensure everyone is aware of the team’s status, achievements, and upcoming workflow. This workshop will highlight various Daily Management techniques used by the City of Fredericton, with participants able to mock-up their own routines with input from City staff.Pointe Sainte-Anne D
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.Networking ReceptionEnjoy an evening of networking at one of Fredericton’s finest breweries, the Picaroons Roundhouse. A guided walking tour from the Fredericton Convention Centre, across the Bill Thorpe Walking Bridge to the Picaroons Roundhouse will be provided. Buses will be provided for those who do not want to walk. The guided walk and buses will leave the Fredericton Convention Centre at 5:45 p.m.The Picaroons Roundhouse

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

TimeSession TitleSession DescriptionPresenter(s)Location
7:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.RegistrationConference Office
7:45 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.BreakfastPointe Sainte-Anne AB & Atrium
8:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.Opening RemarksPointe Sainte- Anne AB
8:45 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.Opening Keynote: Real Revolution – Keeping up with changeProbably the most exciting and daunting part of business is that it is always changing. Just when the ground feels solid beneath your feet, the winds of change upset the apple cart and you’re left scrambling. Pete Luckett, Canada’s street smart entrepreneur learned quickly how to navigate change –in his words it’s about the “bob and weave!”  For over 40 years, Pete worked tirelessly inside the produce industry with products literally dying by the second! How does Pete keep up? Through innovation, openness and forward thinking–three cornerstones that can help you become grounded but not buried in change! Pete encourages companies to embrace change and develop a readiness to involve employees in the process. As far as Pete’s concerned, resisting change is a recipe for failure. “If I resisted change, “I would still be pitching fruit from a single stall in Nottingham Market.”  Change has been my greatest gift.”  And this is still true for Pete today. The recent sale of Pete’s Fine Foods represents the biggest evolution of this  entrepreneurs’ career.Pete LuckettPointe Sainte-Anne AB
10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.Networking BreakExplore twelve storyboards submitted by lean professionals.Gallery Passage
10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Breakout Session: Engaging the Frontline in Continuous ImprovementIn any organization there are different levels of problems faced.  Generally there are very few large scale problems such as the needing of new buildings, there are a few more medium sized problems such as pressure ulcers, hand hygiene, and food costs.  The most problems faced by staff would be smaller, day to day issues such as whose responsibility something is, or where does one find a specific supply.  If an organization is better able to identify and remove these frustrations from their processes, staff will be better positioned to complete their work safely, and on time.  
Traditionally solving these issues has been left to management, who must balance improvement with other work and more often then not do not have a full understanding as to what the problems are and how to solve them. 

Over the last 4 years a management philosophy has been deployed across 5 organizations – 13 sites across Canada that aims to empower frontline staff to take more responsibility in improving their day to day roles through tools and training. 

The result has been astonishing with over 500 improvements completed to date, and an average of 12% in staff engagement. 
Ali Shahzada & Tracy Boone, The Value CollaborativeMarysville
10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.Breakout Session: Connecting Excel & Visio: Streamlining the Lean Process & Creating Stunning Visuals Have you ever stopped to consider the amount of rework, defects, and over-processing that goes into creating process maps and value stream maps? As Lean practitioners, we sometimes forget to look at the way we do our own work. This session will teach you how to use the tools you already have, Excel and Visio, to streamline and partially automate the process mapping and value stream mapping process. Logan Baillie, Barrington Consulting GroupPointe Sainte-Anne C
10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.Breakout Session: Virtual Town Halls: 
Using technology to facilitiate Quality Board Huddles 
New Brunswick Community College offers instruction and support services from six campuses (and a corporate location) across the Province of New Brunswick. We are striving to implement Lean Six Sigma throughout our entire provincial operation. 

When the College can’t gather around a physical Quality Board, how can you build and maintain momentum with people located hundreds of kilometers away? 

NBCC is proposing a technology solution and is piloting its implementation in its second year of Lean Six Sigma. 
Tim J. Walker, NBCCPointe Sainte-Anne D
11:45 a.m. –
1:00 p.m.

Pointe Sainte-Anne AB & Atrium
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.Workshop: Empathy and Journey Mapping: Driving a client-focused approach to Process ImprovementOrganizations tend to focus on improving business processes in an effort to improve service, reduce costs, and increase revenue. The bulk of these efforts are driven from a process viewpoint and rarely examine the changes using a client’s perspective. This workshop will provide a brief overview of empathy mapping and journey mapping, using real-world examples of how a client-focused approach was used and how the results aligned with actual client input.Hurst Gannon & Nick Scott, Government of New BrunswickPointe Sainte-Anne AB
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.Workshop: Strategic Alignment Through the Hoshin Kanri LensThis workshop will provide an overview of the application of Lean Hoshin Kanri approaches in building strategic planning, strategic visions for organizations. Focused on supporting an organization with Lean policy deployment, the session will focus on the relationship between Lean and Hoshin Kanri, steps to Hoshin Kanri planning and implementation and the importance of staff engagement across the process. This session will offer participants the opportunity to experience Hoshin Kanri planning through a Case Study interactive exercise.Patsy Morrow, Develop ConsultingPointe Sainte-Anne CD
3:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.BreakPointe Sainte-Anne Atrium
3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.What’s your PCO (problems, challenges and opportunities)? This session will give each participant the opportunity to share their problems, challenges and opportunities with other lean professionals. We ask that each participant is prepared to discuss one problem, one challenge and one opportunity that your organization has experienced.Wade Kierstead, City of FrederictonPointe Sainte-Anne AB
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.Maritime ReceptionEnjoy a hour of networking with other lean professionals in a casual setting. Gallery Passage
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.Maritime Dinner & EntertainmentExperience Maritime hospitality with an East Coast themed meal and an evening of laughter.Matt Wright, ComedianPointe Sainte-Anne AB & Atrium

Thursday, April 22, 2021

TimeSession TitleSession DescriptionPresenter(s)Location
7:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.RegistrationConference Office
7:45 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.BreakfastPointe Sainte-Anne AB & Atrium
8:30 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.Sponsored: Plenary SessionInformation coming soon!Pointe Sainte-Anne AB
9:15 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.BreakPointe Sainte-Anne Atrium
9:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.Plenary: Rapid Fire Session – Creating a Continuous Improvement EcoSystemWayne Snow will present on Bell Media’s continuous improvement ecosystem, where incident management, team skills, and process improvement are closely knitted together.  Incidents, traditionally called “faults” in a broadcast environment, need to mean something; they tell us what skills are lacking, or do not have conformity.  They tell us if a process is broken, missing or in need of a fine tuning.  Bell Media has created a system that ties all three together. Wayne Snow, Bell MediaPointe Sainte-Anne AB
9:45 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.Plenary: Rapid Fire Session – Finding Success in a Real-World Context, A Look at the Nova Scotia Nominee Program Application ProcessParticipants will walk through the steps taken to move a touchpoint and paper-heavy process to a stream-lined and efficient process. The presenter will show how she used the LEAN 6 Sigma techniques to dramatically improve processing of applications in a government program. This project demonstrates taking the theories of LEAN and applying them in a real-world context, with the challenges of delays, disruptions and the need to be flexible.Erin Schanare , Province of Nova ScotiaPointe Sainte-Anne AB
10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.Plenary: Rapid Fire Session – Priority Matrix: Putting Order to ChaosMeasurand developed a prioritization tool to inform our decision making process around product development projects. Key benefits to participants: how to prioritize, maximize resources, focus on projects that will benefit the business. Tricia Harrison , MeasurandPointe Sainte-Anne AB
10:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Plenary: Rapid Fire Session – Why I Will Always Love the ParetoThere is so much more to this seemingly basic tool than you may realize! Process mapping can be used to enable collective lightbulb moments, identify customer value, inform the next project and create a better future state. Don’t let them collect dust! Through practical advice and great stories, learn how to dig deeper by adding layers for effectiveness and how they can be used as a jumping off point towards sustained improvement.Christina Carlson , Carlson Consulting Services Pointe Sainte-Anne AB
10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.BreakPointe Sainte-Anne Atrium
10:45 a.m. – 11:45a.m.Breakout Session: Don’t forget the Gravy: Documenting your Project’s Benefits and CostsThis session is intended to illustrate the ease and importance of establishing and realizing costs and benefits associated with improvement projects. Translating process metrics into financial measures help gain and maintain project support while also promoting continuous improvement methodologies across your organization. If increasing process and quality measures are the main course, a strong conveyance of net benefits is the gravy that no one should leave behind. Christopher Anstey, Halifax Regional MunicipalityMarysville
10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.Breakout Session: NB EMO, Recovery: Build Back Better
The Flood of 2018 was an unprecedented event. The Recovery and Disaster Financial Assistance (DFA) processes were designed to handle a small volume of damage reports and claims; however, this event saw an 66% increase in damage reports and claims. Process timeframes were under stress and there was a greater demand to have the DFA claims resolved quickly. In June 2018, NB EMO Recovery undertook a process review to stabilize their processes. Results included: Formal Management Audit score improved 442%, process timelines saw an 86% decrease.
Serena McArthur & Lisa Munn, Government of New BrunswickPointe Sainte-Anne C
10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.Breakout Session: Key Performance Indicators: Ensuring KPIs
Lead to Continuous
Learning and
What gets measured gets done. But, how do we know if we are measuring the right things? And, more importantly, how do we use this data to
drive continuous improvement?

The City of Saint John’s Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) have not only demonstrate accountability for progress on strategic priorities, they have led to service improvements. The City will share the evolving refinement of our KPIs and several projects resulting in operational efficiencies.
Stephanie Rackley-Roach, City of Saint JohnPointe Sainte-Anne D
11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.LunchPointe Sainte-Anne AB & Atrium
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.Workshop: Build Your Own Extended Value Stream Map without the Manufacturing Jargon and Icons This hands-on workshop is built on a case study to better understand how to (and why) create an extended value stream map. Our case study examines work in progress (WIP), increased lead time due to multi-tasking, and complaints from the frontline staff (real “pain points”). 

We’ve done the prep work to create a current state value stream map. We’ll guide you through it and share metrics that can reflect the true current state of the process. In breakout groups, we’ll demonstrate how to facilitate creating a future state value stream map. You will get a chance to create your own future state value stream map with countermeasures for wastes and pain points as well as improving KPIs.

This two-hour workshop is packed with tactical tips and material you can take back to your organization and implement immediately.
Robert Newcombe, Gary Cox & Trish Calder, Barrington Consulting Pointe Sainte-Anne AB
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.Workshop: PEOPLE: A Lean Leadership WorkshopBased on the book, PEOPLE: A leader’s day-to-day guide to building, managing and sustaining lean organizations.

From the front line to the executive board room, managers at all levels will gain effective leadership skills to build, manage
and sustain a lean culture with this interactive workshop. Leadership training often teaches application, but we have seen
few that guide leaders through the day-to-day requirements for transforming organizations for long term success through
development of lean people. Yet, without effective daily leadership, lean gains are subpar and/or difficult to sustain.

This 2-hour workshop addresses that gap. It is a collection of what LeanCor leaders have learned by leading lean teams for more than 20 years within all types of organizations and functions.

Join Chris Luery, Director at LeanCor Supply Chain Group, as he covers the high-level concepts, activities, principles and practices that a lean leader must intimately know and constantly apply. These include:
• Leading with Purpose and Principles
• Management Systems and the Role of the Leader
• Building Teams
• Convincing People on Lean Thinking and Dealing with Resistance

This workshop includes:
• Key Concepts: Ideas that are crucial to lean leadership success. They must be clearly understood and consistently applied.
• Real World Advice: Tips from the trenches — challenges we’ve faced in our careers and solutions that have worked for us.
• Interactive Exercises: Group break-out activities and simulations to apply the learning
Free Copy of the book: PEOPLE: A leader’s day-to-day guide to building, managing and sustaining lean organizations.

Who is this workshop for?
This workshop is best suited for leadership-level corporate roles. We assume that attendees have a basic understanding of lean management and some experience with lean tools. We will discuss fundamental tools and principles, but in the
context of leadership with a simultaneous focus on short-term results and long-term sustainability.
Chris Luery, LeanCor Supply Chain GroupPointe Sainte-Anne CD
3:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.BreakPointe Sainte-Anne Atrium
3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.Closing Keynote: THE KNOWING-DOING G.A.P.Cross the Intention Bridge between Talk & Action and Avoid Accidents Waiting to Happen.  
It’s NEVER a lack of knowledge that squashes great ideas, kills momentum and stops people and organizations dead in their tracks. Not when we’re choking each day on readily available knowledge with 90% of all the information in the world created in the last two years alone. So why do so many of us fail to pull the trigger on big, small and often necessary changes we all want to make in our lives, companies or careers? Is there a secret to consistently cross that metaphorical bridge between Talk and Action?  A proven way to link the best of our intentions to the completion of our best work? Based on a 2006 global experiment involving 32,000 subjects, Gair Maxwell reveals why THE KNOWING-DOING G.A.P. exists and how to close it with new mind-to-muscle patterns that inspire growth, initiative and renewed purpose for one’s cause, company or personal mission. No more excuses. No more inertia or irrational fears. Just deliberate steps and a simple framework to unleash untapped organizational power and human potential that often lies dormant in all of us.
Gair MaxwellPointe Sainte-Anne AB
4:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.Closing RemarksPointe Sainte-Anne AB