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WVLN/ULN LIVE Event - Bloomington, Indiana

Friday, May 20 - 9:00AM - 11:00 PM 

2022 Theme for ULN/WVLN events

How COVID and the “New Normal” are Changing our LEAN Thinking

May 20 Meeting Topic:

Lean Improvements and Philosophy During the Pandemic and in the New Normal

Register on Eventbrite for in-person or live-steam.



  • 9:00-9:30 AM – Networking
  • 9:30-10:30 AM – Meeting presentations (10 minutes each) and panel discussion (30 minutes) 
  • 9:30-10:30 AM - this part of the meeting will be live-streamed.  Join us virtually at 9:30.
  • 10:30-11:00 AM – Networking
  • 11:00 AM lunch at the Upland Brewing Company for those who are interested

Note: this is a live, in-person event held at The Mill in Bloomington IN (info below).  This event will also be live-streamed if you are not able to attend the in-person meeting.


Live Streaming: 9:30 - 10:30.  We will work on a plan for virtual networking for the next event.

We have presentations and panel discussions with three organizations using lean to drive improvement in their organizations.  Three very different organizations share how they use lean within their organizations and also share an example of a project.  That will be followed by a panel discussion taking a deeper look at how these organizations are using lean tools and philosophies as we continue forward in the new normal.  

The focus is on actionable learning that you can use in your job, organization, and personal life.  You will walk out of this session with different ways of thinking, and new ideas, that you can put into practice immediately.

Join WVLN and Uplands Lean Network as we navigate through the challenges of a post-covid world with a fabulous panel from three very different organizations:


The City of Bloomington - City government for one of Indiana's fastest-growing cities.

Catalent - Producing COVID-19 vaccinees for the world.  Rapid employment growth from 800 to 3000 people while the entire world was watching.

Navel Surface Warfare Center Crane Division - Located just outside Bloomington, Crane is the third-largest naval installation in the world and employs over 3000 people.

The panelists will share their experiences and challenges with a focus on what is happening now within their organizations.

Don't miss this one.

Driving Directions and Parking Guidance:

The Mill is located at 642 N. Madison Street in Bloomington. Madison Street and Makers Way are for permit holders only. 

Meeting attendees can park in the Trades District Parking Garage (10th & Rogers) or the metered parking on 11th Street. 

The Mill is not responsible for any tickets that are given. The parking lot that is on the south end of the building belongs to our neighbors at Solution Tree and cannot be used for parking.

A WLVN LIVE event - Lafayette Ind - Details soon

Our first live event since early March 2020 in Lafayette.  Details soon.  

WVLN is a state-wide, member-driven group, focused on applying Lean principles and continuous improvement methods to eliminate waste in business processes so member organizations can gain a competitive edge.  WVLN helps train, connect and encourage members on their lean journeys through the exchange of knowledge and experience.

As fabulous as the presentations are in providing new ideas and training that we can actively use in our organization and personal lives, the profound power of the group is the opportunity to meet, engage, and network with highly motivated individuals and leaders driving improvement in their organizations.

And there will be time for networking, discussion, and sharing before, during, and after the meeting.

Whether you’re new to process improvement and lean or an experienced practitioner, join us for our next meeting. Connect with peers and share experiences of implementing Lean process to a wide variety of fields, from manufacturing to healthcare to finance. Light refreshments will be provided, followed by guest speakers, a panel discussion, and time to network. 

Non-members of WVLN can attend one of our meetings as guests (at no cost), so feel free to invite a friend/peer who might have an interest in attending.

Ready to join the group......
Contact Doug Ellenberger – dellenberger@greaterlafayettecommerce.com