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Each month we'll unpack another challenging industry topic. This is a small-format event with limited spaces, so register early!

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You'll want to queue up a double-shot of caffeine for this one! Each month, our President Stephanie Naidoo will select an industry topic for debate and unpacking. This is your opportunity to share opinions, challenge the norms, and explore new ideas in a small online group. Limited to a maximum of 12 attendees, please pour yourself a cuppa (or two) and get ready for some fun!

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26th March 2021:

Let's look and discuss the variances in Lean Six Sigma Green Belt and Black Belt programs.

Specifically, we have seen great variability in the topics covered and the length of these programs, with a trend that sees them decreasing in recent times - shorter number of days, fewer facilitators, and less or no requirement for being in a role to become a black belt. Our data shows that in the current market, standard corporate-sponsored Green Belt courses range is 3-10 days; and Black Belt’s range is 12-30 days.

Why is this the case?

Cost pressures? Topic relevancy to business needs? Greater existing level of familiarity with process mapping and/or project management? or maybe more efficient training methods?

Bring your coffee and your opinions, because this is going to be a high-energy conversation and we want to hear what you think?

Previous Topics:

February 2021: Business Process Management, Operational Excellence/Business Excellence, and Lean Six Sigma: What are the similarities and differences between these areas, and how do they work together?

January 2021: The new year is off to an exciting start, and highlighted trends in OpEx include business model innovation, process intelligence, continued developments in artificial intelligence, and data as an asset. Which of these do you find the most exciting, and what potential do they hold for your organisation?

October 2020: With limited resources, how would you begin the implementation of an operational culture uplift program (i.e., CI, Lean, Agile, Process Maturity)?(1) Coaching team-level &/or whole-of-organisation common language and toolkit (e.g. 4 Habits), or(2) Delivering large-scale process improvement projects.

September 2020: What is a 'Digital Transformation'? Besides its usual scale as a whole-of-enterprise program, is it really any different from a process improvement program with a technology investment budget?

August 2020: By today's evolved definition, a corporation that is implementing 'Agile culture' is actually using Agile language to describe Lean culture. Agree or disagree, and why?

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