European Lean Educator Conference 2017


The purpose of the ELEC conferences is to provide important learnings to Lean Educators (managers, facilitators, consultants and teachers/researchers) and to stimulate cooperation. It is easy to forget learnings. Therefore, we share all available presentations on this website.

We will also launch a LinkedIn group for lean educators to serve the community.

Keynote Presentations

Kees Boele
Role of the Educator 

Vincent Wiegel and Pieter van den Hoogenband
The challenge of lean learning / learning lean

Katie Anderson
Coaching for Improvement

John Bicheno
Lean: the forgotten, the ignored, the possible

Kees Luttik
Lean learning / learning lean at Scania

Ralph Kriechbaum
Informal Learning Environments - A Key to Learning Lean (no presentation available)

Jan Riezebos
Going inside the black box of learning

Isao Yoshino
Manager's Role & Responsibility At Toyota

Karyn Ross
Teaching and Learning Lean in Services

Carin Hendriksen
Lean Learning: a Manager's perspective

Parallel sessions round 1

1.1. Lean and Digital Capability

Blended Lean Learning?
Joris van de Lindeloof, The Netherlands

How Lean and Digital Capability can work together to Create Unthinkable Solutions for Today’s Business Environment
Ryan King, United Kingdom

Virtual Mobility enabled Lean Learning
Logan Vallandingham, Daryl John

1.2 Designing, Delivering and Evaluation of Lean Teaching Programs

Learning Lean / Lean Learning: Developing and Delivering a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Level Course for the Public Sector
Tammi Sinha, Stuart Bestwick, Spencer Ashton-Taylor, Sophie Jones, Ian Smart, United Kingdom

Development of a Best Practice Lean Teaching Matrix in Terms of the Characteristics of Learners. Experiences from the Eurolean project (presentation will not be made public)
Benjamin Bütfering, Menno Herkes, Rik Van Landeghem and Vincent Wiegel, Germany, The Netherlands and Belgium

The Faculty on the Factory Floor: A Novel Approach of Teaching Lean to Manufacturing Engineering Undergraduates
Steve Martin and Ian Wilson, United Kingdom

1.3 Managers' Role in Creating Continuous Improvement

The Manage With Impact Model
Lindsie van der Horst, Emiel Van Est, The Netherlands

Learnings from Ohno, Shingo and Harada
Norman Bodek, USA

Video Bodek on Ohno
Video Bodek on Shingo
Video Bodek on Harada

Getting the Improvement Habit in Your Organization
Jim Lippens, Belgium

Parallel sessions round 2

2.1 Views on Lean Transformation

Learning Lean according to the View of the Production System
Pia Anhede and Per Elgborn, Sweden

Is there a Path to “Purpose”?
Emiel Van Est and Lindsie van der Horst, The Netherlands

Hoshin Kanri: Strategy Development - The Collective Thinking of All Employees at Regular Intervals Will Enhance Overall Execution Efforts
Dennis Gawlik, USA

2.2 Lean Learning: the focus on the learner

Using a Kanban Board and Short-Cyclical Control in a Lean Training
Frank Bossema, The Netherlands

Why is TWI fundamental in Lean?
Gerard Berendsen, The Netherlands

How to improve the transfer of Lean Six Sigma training programs?
Judith Rook, The Netherlands

2.3 DMAIC / Developing Lean in Service Organizations

Use of DMAIC as an Approach for Bachelor Research
Ton van Kollenburg and Jun Swage-makers, The Netherlands

Learning Lean / Lean Learning: Implementing Lean through a Lean Ambassadors Network (LeAN)
Tammi Sinha, Claire Lorrain, Jane Avery, and Cindy Wood, United Kingdom

Change Learning to Change Performance
Josina Bowering, United Kingdom

2.4 Sustaining Continuous Improvement

The application of the Continuous Improvement Maturity Model (CIMM) to support measurement and development of organizational development
Dick Theisens, The Netherlands

The Green Factory: Creating Lean and Sustainable Manufacturing
Neil Trivedi, United King-dom

Managing for Daily Improvement (MDI) 
Mark Pyne, Irelan

Parallel sessions round 3

3.1 Learning Lean in Services

The Role of Middle Management in Implementing Lean in Financial Service Firms
Freek Hermkens, Sharon Dolmans and Georges Romme, The Netherlands

A Lean Success Story in an International, Non-Manufacturing Environment
Piotr Zubin and Gyula Lukacs, Hungary

The Journey to lean via the Lens of the Individual – Lessons learned via a Banking Transformation
Andrea Darabos, United Kingdom

3.2 The Learning and Development of Lean in Manufacturing Companies

Learning lean in manufacturing SMEs: are improvement routines really required?
Wilfred Knol, The Netherlands

Problem solving circles as work-integrated learning opportunity
Alyssa Meissner, Germany

Shift Performance Boards and Leadership Development
Can Yukselen, Turkey

3.3 Developing and the Evaluation of Lean Learning Games

Karlstad Lean Factory: An “Instructional Factory” for Game-based Lean Production Training
Leo J De Vin, Lasse Jacobsson, JanErik Odhe, Anders Wickberg, Sweden

GameDesign for a Lean (Food) Simulation at AUDI AG
Bernd Aures, Germany

Measuring Lean competencies – An Approach for Quantifying the Learning Outcome of a Simulation Game
Mathias Michalicki, Stefan Blöchl, Markus Schneider, and David Scherwath, Germany

3.4 Learning Lean / Lean Learning in Healtcare

Lean Learning for Medical Students and Doctors
Rutger van der Waal, The Netherlands

The Role of Leadership in Continuous Improvement Efforts in a Health Care Environment
Oskar Roemeling, The Netherlands

Using A3 in Healthcare Kirsten
Jansen-Schol and Jannes Slomp, The Netherlands