presentations & Workshops

Balzer, B. (October, 2021). Why Aren't We Doing Hoshin Kanri at Our HE Institutions? Global Lean HE Conference, University of Strathclyde (virtual).

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Balzer, B., Kluse, C., Shannon, C., & Shilov, M. (October, 2021). A framework for reviewing RIE effectiveness. Global Lean HE Conference, University of Strathclyde (virtual).

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Balzer, B. (October, 2021). We are all here for Lean HE. So why can’t we define it? Invited plenary panel presentation at the Global Lean HE Conference, University of Strathclyde (virtual).

Balzer, B. (October, 2021). Why aren’t we doing Hoshin Kanri at our HE institutions? Invited plenary presentation at the Global Lean HE Conference, University of Strathclyde (virtual).

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Balzer, B., Crickard, A., & Amini, M. (July, 2021). The power of Lean in higher education. Virtual session at 2021 NCCI Annual Conference. 

Balzer, B., (May, 2021). Lean in higher education. Invited virtual interview at Annual 2021 Process Palooza Conference, UC San Diego, CA. 

Balzer, B. (March, 2021). Lean higher education. Invited presentation to senior leadership. University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point, Stevens Point, WI.

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Balzer, B. (March, 2021). The future of LSS in higher education. Virtual panel discussion hosted and chaired by Jiju Antony, Herriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, Scotland. 

Balzer, B. (October, 2020). Achieving organizational excellence: Lean higher education. Invited virtual presentation to the Pennsylvania State University Finance & Business Retreat, State College, PA.

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Balzer, B., & Archer, R. (July, 2020). Transforming your institution through Lean higher education. Virtual two-day workshop hosted by Academic Impressions, Greenwood Village, CO. 

Balzer, B. (April, 2020). Lean Thinkinar: The Alignment of Institutional Practices to Support Lean. Presented virtually to Central Coast Lean.

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Balzer, B. (November, 2019). The role of psychology in the development, application, and assessment of Lean higher education. Presented at the Lean HE Hub Conference, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.

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Balzer, B. (November, 2017). The Alignment of Workplace Climate, Leadership and Other Institutional Practices to Support the Successful Implementation of Lean Higher Education. Invited presentation at Michigan Technological University, Houghton, MI.

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Balzer, B. (May, 2017). The successful implementation of Lean higher education: A workshop on what we have learned from practice and research. Workshop presented at the 4th International Conference on Lean Six Sigma in Higher Education, West Lafayette, IN. 

 

Balzer, W.K. (May, 2017). The alignment of culture, strategy, and other institutional practices to support the successful implementation of Lean higher education. Invited keynote address to the 4th International Conference on Lean Six Sigma in Higher Education, West Lafayette, IN.

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Balzer, W.K. (November, 2016). What is Lean Higher Education? Invited keynote presentation at the Lean Higher Education Seminar, Ohio Department of Higher Education Efficiency Advisory Committee Meeting, Columbus, OH.

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Balzer, W.K. (September, 2015) Where is the evidence-based support for lean higher education? The research, the challenge, and the opportunities. Presented at the Lean HE Hub Conference, University of Waterloo, Ontario CA.

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Balzer, W.K., Krehbiel, T., & Ryan, A. (September, 2015). Lean higher education in Ohio: Complementary approaches at Miami University and Bowling Green State University for state-wide implementation. Presented at the Lean HE Hub Conference, University of Waterloo, Ontario CA. View PDF

Balzer, W.K. & Rada, T. (June, 2014). Why is the broad implementation of Lean Higher Education failing?  Invited presentation to the Second International Conference on Lean Six Sigma in Higher Education, Arnhem, Netherlands.

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Balzer, W.K. (June, 2014). Lean higher education: Working together to improve college & university effectiveness. Invited keynote presentation to the Ontario College Council of Chief Information Officers, Scarborough, Ontario, Canada.

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Balzer, W.K. (June, 2013). Lean higher education: Principles and practices for making your branch campus more effective. Invited keynote presentation to the Regional and Branch Campus Administrators Conference, Longboat Key, FL.

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Balzer, W.K. (June 2013). Implementing lean in higher education: Learning from successes, facing challenges and realizing potential. Invited keynote presentation to the First International Conference on Lean Six Sigma in Higher Education. Glasgow, Scotland.

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Balzer, W.K. (June 2013). Implementing lean higher education: Gaining and leveraging senior leadership support. Invited workshop at the First International Conference on Lean Six Sigma in Higher Education. Glasgow, Scotland.

Balzer, W.K. (March, 2012). Lean higher education: Increasing the value and performance of college processes. Invited presentation to the Conference on Building the Agile University: Innovation and Improvement for a Better Student Experience. Cambridge, England.

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Balzer, W.K. (August, 2011). Lean higher education. Invited presentation to the senior leadership team and college faculty and staff, College of Southern Idaho, Twin Falls, ID.

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Balzer, W.K. (November, 2010). Lean higher education. Invited presentation to the Mississippi Valley Technology Teacher Education Conference, Chicago, IL.

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Balzer, W.K., Smith, E., & Alexander, K. (April, 2009). What do we know about the psychology of Lean? Presentation at the 23rd Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, New Orleans, LA.

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