AME, The Association for Manufacturing Excellence, will be holding its 2012 Conference in Chicago, with the theme “Build on Success to Reach New Heights”. Whether you are a lean thinker, a Six Sigma proponent, or simply passionate about learning how to improve your work, join us on October 15 – 19, 2012.
Learning directly from your peers who have lived through real world experiences is the most powerful way to increase your knowledge. AME members are dedicated to improving the competitiveness of their organizations. By sharing, learning and networking we increase our ability to grow our businesses. The ultimate goal is to achieve the highest return possible on our investment of time and effort.
Discounted prices if registered before July 1, 2012.
Practitioner to Practitioner Presentation Streams include:
- VS1 Fundamentals of Lean
- VS2 Sustaining Lean and Delivering Results
- VS3 Leadership Change Management Culture
- VS4 Lean Beyond Manufacturing
- VS5 Overcoming Obstacles to Lean
- VS6 Collaborative and Innovative Lean
Keynote Speakers include:
Captain Mark Kelly
Already a celebrated American, Mark Kelly became the center of international attention after the January 2011 assassination attempt on his wife, former U.S. congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. In their best-selling memoir, Gabby, the couple share their story of hope and resilience. Their story captivated the nation with appearances in an exclusive Diane Sawyer interview and on Nightline and The Daily Show, among others. Their story also appeared in People, USA Today and Esquire, which named Mark one of the magazine’s 2011 Americans of the Year.
An inspiring story of organizational transformation, Mike Abrashoff took command of the worst-performing ship in the fleet and made it No. 1 by changing his leadership style and the culture ─ not the crew. When Mike Abrashoff took command of the USS Benfold, the ship’s performance ranked at rock-bottom. Worse ─ the crew didn’t feel safe should they be called into action. Determined to improve performance, but without the power to hire, fire or promote personnel, Abrashoff focused on what he could change: the ship’s culture. He broke from the traditional command-and-control leadership style and sought to see the ship from the eyes of his crew ─ creating a guiding set of principles he calls Grassroots Leadership.
Jason Jennings is one of the most successful and prolific business and leadership authors in the world. He is also founder of Jennings-McGlothlin & Company, a company whose legendary programming and sales strategies are credited with revolutionizing many parts of the broadcasting industry.
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