Lean for Social Good Virtual Unconference - Sponsored by Lean Portland

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Lean for Social Good Virtual Unconference - Sponsored by Lean Portland

Network with other process improvement practitioners and those working to improve the nonprofit and public sector to improve society

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About this event

The goal for this virtual event is to bring together like-minded people interested in helping nonprofits, NGOs, government agencies and public sector organizations apply Lean and other process improvement methods (Lean Impact, Lean Startup, Continuous Improvement, Toyota Production System, Six Sigma, TQM, Kata, etc) to have greater positive impact to people and the environment.

This will be our 4th unconference (2015, 2016 and 2021).

An unconference is a "participant-driven" event that avoids traditional aspects of a conference, such as pre-determined sponsored presentations and top-down organization. The agenda and topics are created by attendees at this unconference. Any attendee can suggest topics that they are passionate about relating to the theme of this unconference. Prepare by bringing topics that you want to discuss in group sessions.

About the event

We will get started by introducing the concept of the unconference (open space) principles and explain our agenda for the session. Attendees will be encouraged to suggest a topic for discussion. Topics are agreed upon and assigned into sessions (multiple topics within each session, like a regular conference). Attendees decide on which discussions they want to participate in and are able to move freely between breakout rooms. Each session will last about 30 minutes using Zoom breakout rooms for each topic. We will have 3 different sessions (about 90-100 minutes of total discussion). Therefore, you will get to choose from 15-20 topics during this unconference, so chances are good that you'll find something interesting.

This event will not be recorded, as the breakout sessions are where all the learning and discussion will take place, so please plan to attend live!

Learn more about unconferences at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unconference

Read our Community Agreement for Open Space events: https://leanportland.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/Lean-Portland-Community-Agreement-for-Open-Space-events.pdf

Looking for Sponsors

If you'd like to help us offset some of our costs, we are looking for organizations to provide a small contribution to the event (starting as low as $100). We will feature your organization at the beginning and end of the event, and include your logo in any promotion leading up to the event. Learn more by emailing us at leanportland@gmail.com