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WVLN Membership Meeting

“Creating a Culture of Excellence: Leveraging Lean, Agile, and Process Management for Enterprise Engagement” 

Thursday, December 7th 8:00 - 11:00 am
SIA Training Center, Lafayette Indiana

WVLN will hold its next monthly membership meeting on December 7th, 8:00 – 11:00 AM at SIA Training Center, Lafayette, IN with an excellent program featuring Lisa Hershman.

Lisa Hershman will present “Creating a Culture of Excellence: Leveraging Lean, Agile, and Process Management for Enterprise Engagement.”  She will address stakeholder engagement, alignment, and the elements that need to be in place to get there. The focus will be on how to get the entire organization engaged and pulling in the same direction when it comes to process improvement. Lisa will also discuss the relationship between lean and agile. 
Lisa W. Hershman, founder of The DeNovo Group™ and Interim CEO of Scrum Alliance, is an internationally acclaimed author, lecturer, and seasoned business professional. She regularly presents to global audiences, drawing upon her experiences with a client list that includes household names like BMW, Pfizer, PepsiCo, and State Farm Insurance, as well as governmental units, including the U.S. Air Force and Sandia National Labs.
As the co-author of Faster Cheaper Better: The 9 Levers for Transforming How Work Gets Done, Hershman collaborated with the late Dr. Michael Hammer, blending her real-world experience with Hammer’s theories to complete his final book.
She has also been a frequent contributor to BusinessWeek and her columns have appeared in Forbes.com and Foxnews.com. Hershman has appeared as a business expert on Fox Business News and other nationally syndicated business radio programs. She has also been a guest lecturer at top universities including Purdue University.
We hope you will be able to attend this outstanding WVLN meeting/program on Thursday, December 7th, 8:00 – 11:00 AM at SIA Training Center (Lafayette Indiana).  

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

Note: If you plan to attend, but have not indicated so previously, please respond via an email reply to jmatson@greaterlafayettecommerce.com. 

Directions to SIA Training Center:
Coming from I-65 turn west on SR 38 to SIA Main Gate.  Stop at security gate and tell them you are attending a lean network meeting in Training Center.  They will probably just wave you on in, or may issue an entry pass that you will leave at security gate when you depart.  After you enter SIA the Training Center complex is to your right.  Turn right at 1st driveway, drive around complex and park near TC lobby entrance (it faces southeast).  Enter building through lobby and auditorium is straight ahead.


January 11th Meeting Preview: Due to the Holidays, we will meet the second Thursday of January.  Lean philosophy and lean tools are used in all industries today.  We will have short presentations from members of different industries detailing how they benefit from lean in their organizations.  Join us and learn new, different and unique ways lean be applied in your company.  Learn. Share. Meet. Improve.