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WVLN Live and Live Streamed Event - Lafayette, Indiana                                        Thursday, August 4 - 9:00 AM - 11:00 PM 

WVLN welcomes Karl Ahlrichs back to our stage with his unique perspective on lean, process improvement, ethics, life, and work.  Join us for a fun-filled and thought-provoking morning. You will leave with new ideas and ways of thinking about process improvement in your organization and your personal life.

LEAN Ethics Needs a Dash of Courage  

Making Tough Decisions in a Fast-Paced World

Getting ethics right is a big deal, and ethics often requires courage.  LEAN practitioners are often standing alone in confronting waste and process issues.  This facilitated discussion goes beyond a lecture on ethical principles – it is a series of case studies that offer participants “real-time” practice in resolving dilemmas, with participants sharpening their critical thinking skills. 

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Key learnings include:

  • The Value (ROI) of a Courageous Culture.
  • Standing up for and communicating organizational values
  • Critical Thinking and Ethics under social pressures.
  • Resolving Ethical Dilemmas using structured thinking tools.
  • Balancing logic, emotions, and courage while making difficult decisions.
  • Compliance Officer / Ethics Mentor – balancing both roles
  • Building an action plan for personal and organizational courage

Participants will practice effective tactics for keeping their values and ethics aligned with their organization's goals and build the strength to do the right thing in complex situations.

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Driving Directions and Parking Guidance for Lafayette events:

River City Community Center is a new facility is located at 2842 Old US 231, Lafayette IN.

Address2842 Old U.S. 231, Lafayette, IN 47909

There is plenty of free parking close in front of the facility.  

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 processes in 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