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Aileron – W Edwards Deming Institute

In partnership with Aileron, the W. Edwards Deming Institute® offers a new 6-hour immersion program for leaders at all levels of management to focus on the foundations of teamwork and the connecting power and financial potential this provides to all organizations.

Business Improvements in Universities

Conference held mainly in Melbourne, Australia. Attendees typically senior staff and continuous improvement practitioners predominantly from universities in Australia and New Zealand.

Carnegie Foundation Summit on Improvement in Education

Annual conference held in the USA where continuous improvement is regularly included. Attendees include educators, researchers, entrepreneurs, philanthropists, and policymakers dedicated to accelerating improvement in education.

ELEC (European Lean Educators Conference)

Annual conference held throughout Europe. Attendees are predominantly Europe-based trainers, coaches, professors and teachers from industry, academia, and government organizations.

Free Lean Site

Many free resources with downloadable training modules.

Gemba Academy

Large number of teaching and training resources, including many videos, mainly available on a commercial basis.

Kaizen Team Leader's Manual

Manual (with editable forms) developed by Bob Emiliani for leading a kaizen/rapid improvement event


Annual conferences that are planned for various locations throughout Europe. The focus in on the development of a deliberate, scientific-thinking culture that fosters individual skills development and aligned organizational capability.

LH Martin Institute

Annual conference held in various cities throughout Australia. Typical attendees include senior staff and continuous improvement practitioners from Australian universities.

Lean Enterprise Academy

Mission is to deepen the understanding of Lean and to spread Lean to every sector and activity.

Lean Enterprise Institute

Mission to make things better through Lean thinking and practice. Includes a Lean forum.

Lean HE

Annual conference rotated through its continental divisions of Americas, Australasia and Europe. Attendees include Lean and continuous improvement practitioners and researchers from universities throughout the world.

Lean Ohio

Range of Lean resources designed to help make services simpler, faster, better, and less costly.

Lean Pathways

Educational materials and blog by Pascal Dennis, a Lean author and former Toyota Lean practitioner.

Lean Simulations

A collection of Lean games and simulations, videos, and blog posts.

Lean Six Sigma in Higher Education

Conference held biannually, usually in the UK but has been held in Netherlands and the USA. Typical attendees include continuous improvement practitioners and researchers as well as HE administrators and academicians.

NACUBO Annual Meeting

Annual conference of National Association of College and University Business Officers, coupled with the NCCI annual conference, where continuous improvement is regularly included. Attendees predominantly HE business officers and other senior staff.

NCCI Annual Conference

Annual conference for Network for Change and Continuous Innovation, held in North American usually in the USA. Attended by continuous improvement practitioners predominantly from North American universities.

Shared Services for Higher Education

Focus on shared services with continuous improvement related presentations. Higher education attendees predominantly USA senior through mid-level management.

Shingo Institute

Part of the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business at Utah State University. Aside from administering the Shingo Prize, the Shingo Institute additionally creates and licenses educational workshops, organizes study tours, offers an executive education program, and hosts an annual conference.

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