WVLN  8/4/2022 In-person and Live-Stream Event 9AM

WVLN 8/4/2022 In-person and Live-Stream Event 9AM

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River City Community Center

2842 Old U.S. 231

Lafayette, IN 47905

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WVLN Presents LEAN Ethics Needs a Dash of Courage - Making Tough Decisions in a Fast-Paced World with Karl Ahlrichs.

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WVLN Live and Live Streamed Event - Lafayette, Indiana Thursday, August 4 - 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

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WVLN welcomes Karl Ahlrichs back to our stage with his unique perspective on lean, process improvement, ethics, life, and work. Join us for a fun-filled and thought-provoking morning. You will leave with new ideas and ways of thinking about process improvement in your organization and your personal life.

LEAN Ethics Needs a Dash of Courage - Making Tough Decisions in a Fast-Paced World

Getting ethics right is a big deal, and ethics often requires courage. LEAN practitioners are often standing alone in confronting waste and process issues. This facilitated discussion goes beyond a lecture on ethical principles – it is a series of case studies that offer participants “real-time” practice in resolving dilemmas, with participants sharpening their critical thinking skills. Key learnings include:

Key learnings include:

The Value (ROI) of a Courageous Culture.

Standing up for and communicating organizational values.

.Critical Thinking and Ethics under social pressures.

Resolving Ethical Dilemmas using structured thinking tools.

Balancing logic, emotions, and courage while making difficult decisions.

Compliance Officer / Ethics Mentor – balancing both roles

Building an action plan for personal and organizational courage

Participants will practice effective tactics for keeping their values and ethics aligned with their organization's goals and build the strength to do the right thing in complex situations.

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Karl Ahlrichs Bio

Karl Ahlrichs specializes in helping professionals make order from chaos. He is a national speaker, author, and consultant, presenting on people issues in all industries, and is often quoted in the local and national media.

Karl’s experience is ideally suited to times of organizational change as he pulls on risk management and organizational development theories to replace “best practices” with “next practices”. He owes much of his communications mastery to working as a writer and editor in daily media, to on-the-job writing experience and to the process of becoming a published author.

He joined Gregory & Appel in 2010 after serving as a founding partner of ExactHire, bringing his HR, operations, diversity & belonging, and learning & development skills with him. Karl’s affinity for design, composition and learning started at a very young age, by taking and examining thousands of boring pictures with the goal of improving his craft. He loves deploying that practice-to-improve approach with all manner of hobbies including writing haiku, mastering cutting-edge technology and learning Spanish.

In 2003, he was named the SHRM Human Resource Professional of the Year for the State of Indiana. He is on the Boards of several organizations, including the Maryland CPA Society. He has lived in Scotland and Spain and lives to explore new experiences with his wife and family.

Driving Directions and Parking Guidance for Lafayette events:

River City Community Center is a new facility is located at 2842 Old US 231, Lafayette IN.

Located in: Lafayette Plaza South

Address: 2842 Old U.S. 231, Lafayette, IN 47909

Phone: (765) 607-4770

There is plenty of free parking close in front of the facility.

Note: this is a live, in-person event held at River City Community Center Lafayette IN (info below). This event will also be live-streamed if you are not able to attend the event.

WVLN is a state-wide, member-driven group, focused on applying Lean principles and continuous improvement methods to eliminate waste in business processes so member organizations can gain a competitive edge. WVLN helps train, connect and encourage members on their lean journeys through the exchange of knowledge and experience.

As fabulous as the presentations are in providing new ideas and training that we can actively use in our organization and personal lives, the profound power of the group is the opportunity to meet, engage, and network with highly motivated individuals and leaders driving improvement in their organizations.

There will be time for networking, discussion, and sharing before, during, and after the meeting.

Whether you’re new to process improvement and lean or an experienced practitioner, join us for our next meeting. Connect with peers and share experiences of implementing Lean process to a wide variety of fields, from manufacturing to healthcare to finance. Light refreshments will be provided, followed by guest speakers and time to network.

Non-members of WVLN can attend one of our meetings as a guest (at no-cost), so feel free to invite a friend/peer who might have an interest in attending.


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