Monday, August 15, 2016

Genentech Summer Greenbelt Graduation

It is great to see our Summer class of Genentech Greenbelts finally graduate! Although it was a busy week filled with final presentations and exams, each participant pulled through and successfully graduated with big smiles and a new mindset. Now, they are equipped with the essential knowledge and the right attitude to enter their workplace and transform those around them.

A huge congratulations once again, we are very proud of nurturing each and every one of you for the last 3 months. 

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Lean Sensei International hosts the 2016 Lean Summit

Mark your calendars! 

In September, Lean Sensei International welcomes back Mike Hoseus, a recognized Lean Expert and co-author of the Shingo Award-winning book, Toyota Culture

Hoseus has had over a decade of experience, working at the Toyota Motor Manufacturing plant in Kentucky.  As the Executive Director of the Center for the Quality People and Organizations and the President of Lean Culture Enterprises, he continues to advise and support organizations on their Lean journey. His extensive experience at Toyota covers areas such as production, engineering, skilled trades maintenance, safety, personnel, HR development and employee relations.  This experience and mentoring by his Japanese sensei, have given Hoseus invaluable insight and understanding into the successful integration of production and ‘human systems’. 

In addition to Hoseus, the Lean Summit features four other respected, local industry speakers who will share the trials and tribulations of “going Lean” in their organizations. 

Mike Hoseus, co-author of the Shingo Award-winning book, Toyota Culture

Topics covered include:
  •        Ways to successfully implement the values of a company’s guiding principles and mission statement
  •        Identifying and discussing the specific steps used in problem-solving (e.g. communication, buy-in, engagement, purpose, customer satisfaction, etc.)
  •        Hoshin Kanri (Policy Development) - creating a work environment where every member, at every level of the organization drives towards a common strategic vision
  •        Daily Management System (DMS)- an ongoing, continuous process that encourages completion of work in the right way and at the right time
  •        How to integrate key performance indicators such as, quality, cost, productivity, safety and HR development into a DMS

September 13-14, 2016
Registration and breakfast
Welcome speech by David Chao
Mike Hoseus
Refreshment break
Mike Hoseus
Lunch break
Mike Hoseus
Refreshment break
Industry Speaker
Industry Speaker
Hansei (Reflection)

This Summit is hosted by Lean Sensei International, one of the world’s leading lean coaching companies.  Take this opportunity to learn from the best, to network with participants from a variety of industries and to hear some eye-opening stories from lean experts. 
Contact Mayu Matsumora ( for pricing and further details.

Lean Summit prices include:

·        - Two full days of workshops and activities
·         -All workshop materials
·         -Breakfast and lunch
·         -Refreshments and light snacks throughout the day

Click here to register:

To see if you are eligible for a BC training grant, click here:

Below is a link to our 2013 Lean Summit. Take a look and get an idea of what to look forward to as a participant in the 2016 Lean Summit.

Mike Hoseus with David Chao, the President of  Lean Sensei International

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Spring Saskatchewan Greenbelts Graduate!

Last week the Greenbelts in Saskatchewan finished up their last Module producing impressive results at the Kaizen. We love how close this group became and we're proud to present them all as Lean experts! Hats off to the medalists Adam (Gold), Darren (Silver), and Arnel (Bronze) for their outstanding performance throughout the program.

May you all have bright futures and exciting Lean journeys!

Monday, July 4, 2016

The Greenbelt Service American Express Spring 2016 Graduation!

Congratulations to the Spring Service Greenbelt class at American Express. Well done everyone for all your hard work and dedication to the Program! Your coaches and everyone here at LSI are very excited to see how you will go out and Transform the World!


Thursday, June 30, 2016

Quote of the Day: "We become who we give ourselves away to be."

Quote of the Day: “We become who we give ourselves away to be.”

If some people treat others badly or negatively - not so much because of who the other person is - but because of the hateful and bitter seed deep within themselves. 

If you are kind to yourself, you will be kinder to others.

The way people act towards you is a direct reflection of how you feel about yourself and how you in turn made them feel. 

Happy Canada Day everyone!

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Genentech Spring Greenbelts Graduate!

We are so proud to see yet another group of Greenbelts graduate. They have all done so well and have come so far. Special acknowledgements to the medalists. May you and your fellow classmates continue to perform outstanding work!

Left to right: Joel (Gold), Kimberlie (Bronze), (Zoe [Silver, not in photo])


Friday, June 17, 2016

Greenbelt Service 2 Spring 2016 Graduation Day!

Congratulations to the Greenbelt Service 2 Spring 2016 class! Well done everyone for completing this course! Enjoy your celebration this weekend and go and transform the world!