Upcoming Events

2019 Kaizen Conference


Modeled on the Toyota Kaizen Conference, the tenth annual Manitoba Kaizen Conference will give you an opportunity to present your Kaizen success and learn from others, whether you are a presenting team or an observer.

Presentations will be evaluated on the same criteria used by Toyota:

  • Problem Selection
  • Problem Solving Method
  • Teamwork
  • Presentation Effectiveness

All presenting teams will be evaluated by a judging panel of LEAN Master Black Belts and all teams will be recognized for their accomplishments.


February 21, 2019
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.


Samuel N. Cohen Auditorium
St. Boniface Hospital Research Centre

Who Should Attend?

Teams with a Kaizen success story to share and anyone interested in learning from these stories.

For more information, contact Ian Marshall at 204-612-9321.

Cost: $25+GST

Complimentary to Presenting Teams & Students
Students use promo code: STUDENT


“Creating Excellence with People-Centric Leadership”

Brent Timmerman

A former private sector leader and COO of Manitoba Housing, Brent Timmerman is passionate about continuous improvement. In his current role as Chief Innovation Officer, Brent is championing the deployment of a Lean transformation strategy within the Manitoba Government Department of Families that focuses on leadership and employee engagement to create a  culture of improvement and operational excellence.


Learn how organizations are using Kaizen as the core strategy to improve operational performance and better serve the customer.