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Practical Lean and Agile Creativity Studio (with Karyn Ross)

  • Bayt al-Andalus 93 Sint-Hubertusstraat Antwerpen, Vlaanderen, 2600 Belgium (map)

With Jeffrey Liker, Karyn Ross is co-author of The Toyota Way to Service Excellence (2016). Since, she has been travelling all over the globe advocating Lean philosophy and practice as a guideline for most everything in life, from sewing and drawing to running a business, to being a parent or a householder or a mechanic or an operator. In 2019, she published A Lean Coaching Workbook for Creativity and Service Excellence, now available.

When Karyn met up with Agilist Michaela Broeckx and Cooperative Learning Facilitator Francis Laleman, in the summer of 2018 in Tokyo, synergies were quick to emerge: All three are constantly looking for new and creative ways to realize true transformation and change in people and in organisations. Michaela has been very active in the Agile and Scrum communities in the UK and in Europe for more than a decade, while Francis has been travelling the world with programmes turning inside out the worlds of instructional design and andragogy, using methods derived from a variety of sources, from Lean philosophy, Scrum and other Agile frameworks, to Japanese monastic traditions, constellations, organic gardening, psychodrama, and more.

What to expect

A full day of working and learning with arts and crafts and stories and simulations and metaphors, taking us from A Monk's Guide to a Clean House and Mind (Shoukei Matsumoto, 2018) to practical life and work with Lean and in Agility. As artists, lean coaches, agile coaches, consultants and practitioners, all three facilitators help people reconnect with their innate creativity so that they can turn their ideas into better ways to serve others and to work.

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