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What to Expect at the 7th Annual MLC statewide Conference

The Leaning Edge
July 13, 2017 10:00 AM

Betsy Williams 2015_4x5 color.jpgDebra talks with Betsy Williams, training specialist and business development Northwestern Michigan College- MLC board member. They touch on what to expect at the 7th annual MLC Statewide Conference in Traverse City August 2-4, 2017, which has many networking and learning oppurtunities. Here is a bit about Betsy:

Betsy works in the Training Services Division of Northwestern Michigan College as a Sales and Training Specialist, specializing in human resource management.  Betsy is a former travel executive and consultant, with over 30 years of statewide operational development and management experience. She is a certified Lean Champion.

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The Leaning Edge, hosted by Debra Levantrosser, she speaks with leaders, implementers and believers in the lean philosophy to share their successes and struggles in hopes that they will help others in their lean journey.

The show focuses on the fact that lean is a mindset and a culture, not a set of process improvement tools, and shows how this approach can make your city, state and country an even stronger and more successful, stable place one organization at a time and one person at a time.

The “Lean” philosophy refers to engaging and involving all levels of employees in development of ideas to provide value to customers by aiming for high quality, low cost and short lead time. A specific kind of leadership style is seen in successful lean organizations which includes rewarding experimentation and developing people into problem solvers.

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