Central Coast Lean to Host Liberating Structures Workshop April 17

Cal Poly’s Central Coast Lean program will host a Liberating Structures Workshop on Friday, April 17 from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Monday Club in San Luis Obispo. The workshop will focus on applying methods to transform meetings, decision-making, and leadership into an evolutionary model for collective intelligence and growth.

Keith McCandless, author of the book “Liberating Structures” and a founding partner in the Social Invention Group, will facilitate the workshop. He specializes in organizational development and business strategy. The event will focus specifically on using simple and efficient methods to encourage creativity and enthusiasm within an organization.

Central Coast Lean is an action research and community outreach program within Cal Poly’s Orfalea College of Business. It seeks to build a local community of lean practice across all industries through learning events and networking opportunities.

The lean concept seeks to maximize customer value in business while minimizing waste. While lean thinking originally began in manufacturing, lean strategies have been successfully implemented in healthcare, education, community organizations, law enforcement, and retail businesses.

Registration is $199 through April 3, and it includes breakfast and lunch on the day of the workshop. Attendees will also have access to a Lean Leadership Forum on Thursday, April 16 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

For more information and to register, visit www.cob.calpoly.edu/centralcoastlean/workshops/.