April 16th and 17th 2018 / San Luis Obispo, CA / SLO Brew Rock / 8:30am-5:00pm


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  • Nationally known keynotes:
    • Jeff Hastie – Bose Global Director, Lean Enterprise
    • Carlos Scholz – Director, TPMG Strategic Initiatives, Kaiser Permanente, North Valley
  • Facilitated topical and industry/functional conversations with lean peers
  • Lean Coaching Cafe with Sam MacPherson – Lean Transformation Leader and Founder of the Lean Leadership Academy
  • Free Lean Networking Reception
  • Post Summit Workshop – Personal Kanban with Jim Benson


  1. Provide lean content that will be of value to a wide variety of lean practitioners, including those in business, education, government and non-profits.
  2. Bring lean experts and implementers together to share best (and worst) practices.
  3. Continue to build the Central Coast Lean community by providing visibility and networking opportunities.


We are always in the position of going for an effective combination of reputation and quality.  One of our goals is to once a year, bring the big names to our regional market.  By the same token, we also want the best “experimental treatment” to move the Central Coast Lean community forward.  The Summit sets the tone for the coming year.

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Host and Summit FacilitatorEric Olsen, PhD
Chair Industrial and Packaging Technology,
Director of Central Coast Lean,
Orfalea College of Business, Cal Poly


office: 805 756-1754   cell: 805 602-0228   e-mail: eolsen@calpoly.edu



SLO Brew Rock
855 Aerovista Ln, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
805-756 1754eolsen@calpoly.edu

Lean Networking Reception: Monday, 16Apr, 2018, 5:00-6:30pm

Post-Summit Workshop: Tuesday, 17Apr, 2018

1 : Summit
April 16th, 2018
2 : Post Summit Workshop
April 17th, 2018
Lean Lobby
Summit Sessions: 8:00-11:30am and 12:15-4:50pm
7:30 am - 8:00 am

Open – Continental Breakfast

Start – Impromptu Networking (Liberating Structures – LS)

Networking Activity: 8:00-8:30 Sharing Challenges and Expectations – facilitated by Lori Serna, Business Transformation Manager – Cal Poly Administration and Finance Description:  In this high energy, interactive exercise we will...
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Lori Serna

Keynote/Mini-Workshop #1
The Bose Lean Enterprise Maturity Model – A Blueprint for Organization Behavior Change

Description:  Jeffrey Hastie, will share the story of their Lean Enterprise Maturity Model as an inflection point in the Lean Enterprise journey at Bose Corporation. Where are we now? –...
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Jeff Hastie

Coaching Café (LEAN LOBBY)

In addition to all the other value we are delivering at the Summit, you will want to check out the Lean Coaching Cafe.  Talk to our Lead Coach and other...
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Sam MacPherson
10:00 am - 10:30 am

Break – Networking

Keynote/Mini-Workshop #2
The North Valley Way: A lean operating system as a vehicle to achieve engagement and continuous improvement by every team member

Description:  The Permanente Medical Group is the largest medical group in the United States.  More than 8,500 physicians and 35,000 nurses and staff are leading the transformation of healthcare and...
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Carlos Scholz
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Coaching Café (LEAN LOBBY)

*Coaching Café – Continued
Sam MacPherson

Large and small group Topical Breakouts – Open Space

Topical Breakouts:  1:00-2:30  What do we need to talk about to establish a lean culture? – facilitated by: Troy Weipert, Director of Network and Technical Services – Cal Poly Administration...
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2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Break – Networking

Large and small group Industry/Function Breakouts

Conversation Cafe (Liberating Structures) Industry/Function Breakouts:  3:00-4:30  What challenges are unique to my industry/function in establishing a lean culture? – facilitated by: Samson Blackwell, Director of Talent Acquisition – Cal...
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4:30 pm - 5:00 pm


8:00 am - 8:30 am

Open – Continental Breakfast

Workshop: Continuous Improvement in the Back Office Using Personal Kanban [5.5 hrs]

Workshop Description:  Personal Kanban is a simple, effective, award-winning management system for digging out of work — and staying dug out — to achieve higher quality, better productivity, greater job...
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Jim Benson
10:30 am - 10:45 am


12:15 pm - 1:00 pm


2:15 pm - 2:30 pm



Coaching Café Lean Posters Lean Game Demo Area Sponsor Tables and Displays

Coaching Café (LEAN LOBBY)

In addition to all the other value we are delivering at the Summit, you will want to check out the Lean Coaching Cafe.  Talk to our Lead Coach and other...
Read More
Sam MacPherson

Coaching Café (LEAN LOBBY)

*Coaching Café – Continued
Sam MacPherson


Central Coast Lean Summit 2018 is sponsored by: