Lean Coaching Summit | July 20-23, 2015 | Seattle, WA


Lean Coaching Summit: The Next Steps

As ever, 2015 holds great promise for finding better ways to make things, deliver service, and develop people. To help fulfill that promise, the Lean Enterprise Institute and Lean Frontiers are excited to partner again for the 2015 Lean Coaching Summit, now entering its fourth year. The Summit’s aim? To inspire and develop the people who develop others.

coaching-spectrumOver the course of three summits, we have come to better know you, our customers. You come from a wide range of industries; have diverse backgrounds and varying levels of experience and skill. Furthermore, you come with individual perspectives on what is “lean coaching.” To use a sports coaching metaphor, this year’s Summit will consider the questions, “What is the game? How is it played? Who are the athletes? And what coaching is needed to improve performance?”

We have designed an agenda on the premise that lean coaches instruct and counsel problem solvers at all levels – from those training the front lines on how to do a specific job correctly to those in top management seeking the survival and growth of an enterprise. And of course, everyone and every problem in between. As coaches, we all know, if we can develop an organization of problem solvers we will enable improvement every day.

This year, we will explore topics including:

  • Providing corrective instruction to improve performance
  • Asking questions to prompt deeper thinking
  • Forcing reflection to develop capability
  • Planning for every person’s development
  • Creating conditions conducive to learning
  • Utilizing problem solving tools correctly to address critical business needs

About the Agenda

coaching-circles-colorThe 2015 Lean Coaching Summit is most effective when viewed as a complete, 4-day experience. The Summit will progress from high-level, inspirational presentations to very practical “go to gemba” sessions on the final day.

The official Summit itself is a 2-day event on Monday and Tuesday, July 20th and 21st. Followed by optional, add-on experiences (Wednesday and Thursday, July 22nd and 23rd) that dive deeper into the topics explored during the first 2 days. The progression of each day looks like this…

Summit Day 1

High-level, inspirational presentations, giving you exposure to every subject covered at this year’s Summit.

Summit Day 2

Choose the subjects and facilitators from Day 1 that best meet your needs and dive a little deeper.

Optional Workshops Day 3

For a truly intense, practical and hands-on experience, choose an optional workshop. These full-day sessions will offer a smaller group setting with time for practice and coaching from the workshop facilitator

Optional Sessions Day 4

These are likely some of the most creative sessions you’ve ever experienced at a conference. They provide an exclusive individual learning opportunity tailored to your exact needs. Choose from the following:

  • One-on-one consultation with an experienced lean coach. Select one or more 50-minute time slots and in a private meeting, address the issues you’d like to discuss.
  • Practice specific coaching skills with an experienced coach, while being videotaped for in-depth review. Walk away from this unique session with specific direction and a record of your “current condition.”
  • Gemba Tours offer several tours of area organizations who practice coaching in a tangible way. Choose one of these sessions and learn from the experience of others.