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Lean Leaders,

It is with sadness, and some trepidation, that I am CANCELLING this year’s Central Coast Lean Summit 2020.  One of the principles of lean has always been Respect for People.  The first way we respect people is we keep them safe

While I am working with my lean friends to formulate countermeasures to this problem, here is what we plan to do currently:

  1. Cancel Summit 2020 on April 27-28.  Move as much content as we can to the Central Coast Lean Summit 2021 next year. 
  2. As an alternative, in support of our Central Coast Lean community, hold a 2-hour online “Mini-Summit” with a focus on how lean thinkers and organization learn from situations such as COVID-19.  We will see if we can get our now available lean experts and keynotes to help us out.  Stay tuned for more details. 
  3. Develop and offer a “Two-Way Raincheck” capability for Central Coast Lean events and workshops that allows for CCL and participants to make good decisions on attendance (e.g. If we cancel, you can apply your registration to a future CCL event, if you need to cancel, you can apply your registration to a future CCL event).  More details to follow. 

Finally, this is a problem, but lean thinkers understand that within every problem there are the seeds of an opportunity.  Let’s use our lean knowledge and skills to model the way for each other and our organizations.  If you have ideas on how we can improve from this experience, I would love to chat.

Be safe.

Cheers,  Eric O.


About Central Coast Lean

Central Coast Lean seeks to build knowledge and understanding around building a local community of lean practice across business, education, nonprofit organizations and government.

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2019 Summit Recap

Thank you to all for making this year’s Central Coast Lean Summit a success! Mark your calendars for next year – April 27th to April 28th 2020.

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Kaizen Events

Kaizen Events are focused efforts to solve a problem or improve a process. Central Coast Lean supports Kaizen approaches and formats from paid facilitaion to “free-sultants” to student projects.

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Workshops & Tours

The Central Cost Lean Leadership Series Certification will enable associates, and managers to lead their organization, teams, and co-workers on a lean journey through key concepts, practices and experiences.

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Events Calendar

Stay up to date with all Central Coast Lean events, workshops, courses
and certifications with the events calendar.

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Lean Six Sigma

Central Coast Lean is in the process of building out a Lean Six Sigma “Course Suite” to better support the training needs of students, organizations, and individuals, on the Central Coast.

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