Upcoming Speaking Engagements, Webinars, and Radio through April 2011


I have a busy speaking schedule here in the next few months and many events are open for public registration. I hope to see you at one or more of these events. Well, I won't “see” you at the webinar (or vice versa), but hope to interact with you.

For  more info about past speaking engagements or how you can bring me to your event organization, click here.

Lean Austin – January 17

I'm giving a talk in my former home of Austin to a group that's primarily focused on lean startups and lean software. I'm going to share some of my experiences about translating lean from manufacturing to healthcare, lessons learned, “L.A.M.E.”  things to look out for, etc. We'll have a lot of active discussion, as I certainly can't tell them how to do lean software.

FormFast Webinar – January 20

You can hear me give a webinar presentation for lean healthcare, focused on lean as an organizational strategy. So many organizations think lean is just a bunch of tools or a collection of projects. I'll try to set the record straight and offer examples of ideas of how the best lean healthcare organizations aim higher and outperform the rest on quality and cost. This webinar is sponsored by the software company FormFast. —  Archive of the webinar

American Innovator Radio Show – January 22 & 29

I will be a guest on Paul Akers radio show two Saturdays in a row, talking about lean healthcare, my books, and other projects. You can  listen online from 8 to 9 am Pacific team each morning.

TechSolve, Cincinnati – February 8

This is an event focused on lean healthcare, titled “Transforming Your Hospital: Using Lean Methods to Improve Cost, Quality, and Delivery. Registration is open at  www.techsolve.org.

Society for Healthcare Systems, Orlando – February 17 to 19

Unlike last year, when I presented, I'm attending as the Chair for the Patient Flow Track. Hope to see you there! I might also be staying around for the HIMSS conference that follows.

Lean Transformation Summit, Dallas – March 9-10

I won't be speaking, but I'll be attending the annual Lean Enterprise Institute event. Hope to see you there. We have speakers from Ford, Starbucks, and other companies. And don't forget the  Lean Healthcare Transformation Summit will be in Seattle this June.

Lean Industry and Healthcare Event, Dallas – March 11, AM

This is an invitation-only event that I'm co-producing with  TMAC and  Quality Texas. The goal is to get local healthcare leaders and experienced lean manufacturing leaders into a room to talk about how they can collaborate or form mentoring relationships. John Toussaint, MD, will be there to talk about his experience learning from industry.  Contact me if you're a Dallas-Fort Worth area person who is interested in attending or visit www.leanblog.org/DFW.

North Texas Healthcare Quality Association – March 11, PM

I will be speaking at the monthly meeting of this local DFW organization.

California Association for Healthcare Quality, LA –  March 29

I'll be speaking at their annual convention. If you're a member of this organization, I hope to see you there.

Shingo Prize Conference, Cincinnati- March 31

For the second straight year, I'll be giving a talk at the Shingo event. This time, I'll be giving my new talk (and a fun one, I think) titled “Warning: Signs!: From Cautionary Circulars to Proactive Prevention.” Link to  PDF about my talk.

World Congress 5th Annual Leadership Summit on Process Improvement and Business Excellence in Health Care, Chicago – April 27-28

I will be giving a general session talk at this public event in Chicago.

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Mark Graban
Mark Graban is an internationally-recognized consultant, author, and professional speaker, and podcaster with experience in healthcare, manufacturing, and startups. Mark's new book is The Mistakes That Make Us: Cultivating a Culture of Learning and Innovation. He is also the author of Measures of Success: React Less, Lead Better, Improve More, the Shingo Award-winning books Lean Hospitals and Healthcare Kaizen, and the anthology Practicing Lean. Mark is also a Senior Advisor to the technology company KaiNexus.


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