2020 Full Day Workshop ~ Developing and Sustaining a Lean Culture across Generations - Lean Frontiers - Be Bold. Be Better.

Date: Wednesday, September 16, 2020
Time: 8:30AM – 4:00PM (breakfast & lunch included)
Location: Orlando, FL
Fee: $895*

Developing & Sustaining a Lean Culture across Generations


Presented By:

Mike & Ben Hoseus


Most companies embarking on a lean journey soon become frustrated with kaizen events and isolated improvement projects that yield great short-term results but have no sustainability. They are searching for something more: the culture of continuous improvement with its philosophy, processes, and people aligned to cultivate problem solving.

In this program we attempt to explore the unique culture of Toyota:

  • What is it
  • How to get it
  • How to keep it

The course is intended to demonstrate how connecting and simultaneously developing the “Product” and the “People” Value Streams helps accelerate your lean implementation setting a foundation for a sustainable lean culture.

Learning Objectives:

In this session you will learn…

  • Learn actions to immediately improve your profits and cash flow
  • Understand why simply focusing on “cost cutting” in these challenging times is the wrong approach
  • Learn why “delegating lean” to others doesn’t work, and may actually hurt your bottom line
  • Understand and implement processes and systems to sustain your improvement activity
  • Understand key components of establishing a lean culture
  • Understand how to attract, select, develop and engage competent, able and committed team members.

About the Facilitators:

Mike Hoseus is Executive Director for the Center for Quality People & Organizations (CQPO). Mike Hoseus brings both manufacturing operations and specialization in Human Resource experience to CQPO. CQPO is an organization developed in 1999 as a vision of Toyota Motor Manufacturing to share Lean Quality philosophy and human resource practices with education, business, and community organizations. Mike is co-author with Dr. Jeffery Liker (Author of the Toyota Way) of Toyota Culture.

Prior to CQPO, Mike was a corporate leader for 13 years at Toyota Motor Manufacturing’s Georgetown, Kentucky, plant both in Human Resources and Manufacturing.

Mike currently supports organizations with Lean Culture transformations focusing on the roles of Executive Management and Human Resources and how the Quality People Value Stream integrates with the Operations Value Stream.



Ben Hoseus partners with businesses and organizations as a consultant and advisor on the journey of continuous improvement. He is currently engaged with several manufacturing companies through his role with Process Capability Partners and Celerant Capital, based in the United States.

As a consultant and advisor, Ben has worked with multi-national corporations, small and medium-sized enterprises, and non-profit organizations across Australia, Asia, Africa, Europe, and the Americas. In addition to expertise in Business Analysis and Finance, he has experience in Operations and Supply Chain across a variety of sectors including food production, manufacturing, transportation, textiles, military apparel, tourism, and professional services.

Ben is currently pursuing a Masters in Global Supply Chain Management from the University of Southern California. Previously, he graduated with Bachelors of Arts in Accounting and Business Administration from Transylvania University in Lexington, Kentucky, USA. He has earned his CPA, CSCP, PBA, and PMP qualifications in the United States, and he holds a Graduate Certificate in Competitive (Lean) Systems & Practices from Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne, Australia.

*NOTE: This workshop is run in affiliation with the Lean Leadership Week, which includes the Lean People Development Summit and Lean Accounting/Management Summit. You are not required to attend the Summit to participate in this workshop. Simply select only the workshop, and not the Summit, when registering.