Drew Locher, Multiple Shingo Award Winner – 2018 National Workshops

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The Best Practice Network is proud to host Drew Locher, US-based Author and Multiple Shingo Award Winner, to run a series of workshops in February & March 2018, across Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria.

These premium workshops are recommended for Managers and Supervisors wanting to improve their lean coaching skills, drive continuous improvement, and reduce time-to-market for new products and services.


Workshop Dates and Locations:

  • COACHING FOR IMPROVEMENTThursday 22 February 2018
    • One-Day Workshop
    • SurfAir Conference and Events Centre, 923 David Low Way, Marcoola QLD 4564
    • This workshop will provide an overview of coaching, why it is important, and present an approach that has proven to be effective. This hands-on workshop will provide all participants with a firm understanding of what it takes to become an effective coach. Participants are asked to bring work examples of A3 storyboards, visual management displays, and simple idea cards that can be used to practice coaching around real world situations.
    • View the flyer for more information.
  • VALUE STREAM MAPPING FOR THE OFFICEWednesday 28 February & Thursday 1 March 2018
    • Two-Day Workshop
    • ANCA, 25 Gatwick Road, Bayswater VIC 3153
    • This practical workshop will work on a selected business process at the host site. Attendees will participate to develop current and future state maps, and an implementation plan to make the future state a reality.
    • View the flyer for more information.
    • Two-Day Workshop
    • ResMed, 1 Elizabeth Macarthur Drive, Bella Vista NSW 2153
    • This practical workshop will work on a process identified by the host company and will demonstrate how the Product Design process can be re-designed. The workshop will include: a review of value stream mapping to develop the necessary skills of the participants to create a “current state map”; thorough review of Lean Product Design concepts; development of a lean “future state map” for product/process design; implementation strategies to implement the envisioned future state.
    • View the flyer for more information.


  • One Day Workshop:
    • $550 for Best Practice Network members (plus GST)
    • $950 for non-members (plus GST)
  • Two Day Workshop:
    • $850 for Best Practice Network members (plus GST)
    • $1250 for non-members (plus GST)

To register:

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About Drew Locher, Author & Multiple Shingo Award Winner

Drew is the author of several books and is currently Managing Director for Change Management Associates. He is also a faculty member of the Lean Enterprise Institute, and an approved instructor for the University of Michigan’s Toyota Kata and Lean Leadership Programs.

In 2004 Drew co-authored book titled, “The Complete Lean Enterprise – Value Stream Mapping for Office and Administrative Processes”. In 2005 it won the Shingo Prize for Excellence. And his book, “Lean Office & Service Simplified: The Definitive How-To-Guide” was a 2012 Shingo Prize recipient. His latest book is titled, “Unleashing the Power of 3P”.

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[Click to watch Drew’s interview on VSM for Office and Service]