Annual Events

2019 Kaizen Conference

Thank you for attending the 2019 Kaizen Conference. We will see you in 2020!


Modeled on the Toyota Kaizen Conference, the tenth annual Manitoba Kaizen Conference will give you a unique chance to learn from other Manitoba organizations in the public, service and manufacturing sectors as they share their Kaizen or problem-solving success stories.

Five teams will share the challenge they faced, how they approached the problem, the results they achieved and the lessons they learned.

Brent Timmerman will set the tone for the morning sharing his strategy for leading enterprise-wide Lean transformation.

“This is a priceless opportunity to learn and gain insight into what it means to be a truly Lean organization”, Ian Marshall – Lean Champion

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2019 Schedule

7:30 am      Arrival and Registration

8:00 am      Welcome and Introductions

8:15 am       Keynote: Brent Timmerman-“Creating Excellence with People-Centric Leadership”

9:15 am       Q & A

9:30 am       Department of Families – “Improving Client Support”

9:50 am       Networking Break

10:20 am      Bausch Health – “Driving Out Waste”

10:40 am      Loewen – “Speeding-Up Machine Set-Up”

11:00 am      New Flyer – “Improving Quality and Flow”

11:20 am      Winpak – “Engaging Employees Through Kaizen”

11:40 pm     Group Photo and Closing Comments

12:00 pm     Networking Lunch

1:00 pm       Adjourn

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.

Click here for the presentation template 


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


“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.

2019 Presentations

Government of Manitoba, Department of Families – “Improving Client Support
Bausch Health – “Driving Out Waste
Loewen – “Speeding-Up Machine Set-Up
New Flyer – “Improving Quality and Flow
Winpak – “Engaging Employees Through Kaizen


Brent Timmerman