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SHOP TALKS WORKSHOPS 2022

OVERVIEW

CME’s Shop Talks series connects front line leaders and supervisors, providing a forum to exchange information, ideas and insights. Participants gather for topical learning and a facilitated discussion. The peer-driven discussion ensures a high level of commitment and accountability which in turn offers invaluable key takeaways and innovative solutions.

*In-Person workshops include a plant tour

PRESENTATION SCHEDULE

*Speakers and topics subject to change.

COST

$100 per session | Members
$150 per session | Non-Members
(GST not included)
*Limit of 20 spaces per session

TIME & FORMAT

Online | 10AM - 12:30PM CST
BC | 7:30AM - 12:00PM PST
In-Person (Currently BC only)

BC NORTHERN INTERIOR

In-Person
8AM - 11:30 AM PST
$150 per session | Members
$175 per session | Non-Members
(GST not included)

UPCOMING SESSIONS

MAY 26, 2022 - HUDDLE SKILLS - LANGLEY BC - REGISTRATION CLOSED

How to Facilitate a 5-minute daily huddle.  Practice it during the Shop Talk session, in small (non-threatening) groups.  Share each-other’s best practices, but focus on lots of role-play (with coaching).  How to engage the visual management from previous Shop Talk during every huddle.  How to elevate the “voice of the employee”.  Best practices on how to rapidly reconfigure work during slow demand times.  How to drive work teams towards results and problem solving through regular huddles, honest communications, and fair accountability.  Frankly, this is the #1 deficiency I see in shop floor leadership training.

 

FACILITATOR

 

Andrew McFadyen, Executive Coach, Lean Sensei International
Andrew McFadyen has accumulated 30 years of management and executive experience, including 10 years as Executive Coach with Lean Sensei, 5 years as Vice President with Toyota
and 15 years as a Managing Director with Teleflex Canada Inc. Andrew has a strong track record of leadership in product and service development, process innovation, lean operations, and applied training. He currently specializes in business transformations, focusing on strategy, culture, people development, and continuous improvement. Andrew is an applied learning expert, with deep expertise in facilitating real-world gemba kaizens and building lean teams from the bottom up and the top down. As a lifelong student of all things Lean, Andrew has accumulated a vast knowledge of virtually all Lean and Continuous Improvement methods.

 

DETAILS

 

Date:  Thursday, May 26 2022
Time: 7:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: Pacific Bolt
5250 272 St, Langley Twp
BC V4W 1S3

 

REGISTRATION CLOSED

JUNE 2, 2022 - SHOP FLOOR PROBLEM SOLVING - BC NORTHERN INTERIOR

Tired of putting band-aids on problems? All manufacturers are. How to get past this daily survival mentality? Ask the 5-why’s more skillfully. Know when to pull out the fishbone, which version to use, and how to engage people in quick and effective root cause analysis. How to correctly use the value graph to engage people’s ideas and experience. How to execute implementation items consistently (and persistently) using scrum boards. This can be the difference between suffering and thriving.

 

FACILITATOR

 


Steve Nycholat, Chief Executive Officer, Sasuchan Development Corporation

Steve Nycholat is the Chief Executive Office of the Sasuchan Development Corporation, the Economic arm of the Takla Nation. Before joining Sasuchan, Steve spent six years as Pacific Regional Manager of Allnorth Consultants responsible for six divisions providing engineering services to the Pulp & Paper, Infrastructure, Oil & Gas and Mining sectors. Prior to that, Steve worked as General Manager / CEO for TDB Consultants for 17 years working in the field of forestry consulting and contracting. Steve’s experience has also led him to serve as the Chair of the College of New Caledonia’s Finance and Audit Committee.

Steve‘s education includes a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC), a Diploma in Forest Technology from the College of New Caledonia (CNC) and a Blackbelt in LEAN Continuous Improvement. Steve is an active community supporter and has been a coach for the UNBC JDC West entrepreneurship team since 2012. Steve also served on the City of Prince George’s Economic Development Corporation Board 2011-2014, and volunteered in food service at St Vincent de Paul 2005-2013.

 

DETAILS

 

Date: Thursday, June 2, 2022
Time: 8:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Location:
Vanway Kitchens
1699 Ogilvie St S
Prince George, BC V2N 1W7

 

 

https://bc.cmemec.ca/mpower/event/loadevent.action?e=262#home

 

JUNE 22, 2022 - CULTURAL SENSITIVITY (PRESENTED BY WIM) - ONLINE

To ensure the successful integration of an Indigenous workforce, its critical to gain a proper understanding of our cultural nuances. Indigenous Engagement starts with a solid foundation upon which to cultivate and nourish a team based on understanding and acceptance. Without a holistic approach, you will miss a key piece of the puzzle.

 

FACILITATOR TBD

 

https://bc.cmemec.ca/mpower/event/loadevent.action?e=262#home

 

September 15, 2022 - Visual Management- BC NORTHERN INTERIOR

Huddle Boards and KPI boards—What to display, what not to display, and how to make it “line-of-sight” and truly meaningful to work crews. The importance of daily priority communications, situational awareness, cross-shift communication, teambuilding, trends vs. data, how best to capture downtime and error codes, etc.  Process KPI’s vs. Results KPI’s. Supervisors and Managers need to understand this stuff!

 

 

FACILITATOR

 


Steve Nycholat, Chief Executive Officer, Sasuchan Development Corporation

Steve Nycholat is the Chief Executive Office of the Sasuchan Development Corporation, the Economic arm of the Takla Nation. Before joining Sasuchan, Steve spent six years as Pacific Regional Manager of Allnorth Consultants responsible for six divisions providing engineering services to the Pulp & Paper, Infrastructure, Oil & Gas and Mining sectors. Prior to that, Steve worked as General Manager / CEO for TDB Consultants for 17 years working in the field of forestry consulting and contracting. Steve’s experience has also led him to serve as the Chair of the College of New Caledonia’s Finance and Audit Committee.

Steve‘s education includes a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC), a Diploma in Forest Technology from the College of New Caledonia (CNC) and a Blackbelt in LEAN Continuous Improvement. Steve is an active community supporter and has been a coach for the UNBC JDC West entrepreneurship team since 2012. Steve also served on the City of Prince George’s Economic Development Corporation Board 2011-2014, and volunteered in food service at St Vincent de Paul 2005-2013.

 

DETAILS

 

Date: Thursday, September 15, 2022
Time: 8:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Location: TBD

 

 

https://bc.cmemec.ca/mpower/event/loadevent.action?e=262#home

 

 

September 29, 2022 - Effective Communication/Coaching, lower mainland, bc

This session will provide the ability and knowledge to:

Why communication breaksdown
Communication factors and methods
Make expectations clear
Motivate others to action
Coaching steps
Giving Feedback
Active and authentic listening
Practice scenarios

 

 

FACILITATOR

Debbie Pearmain, HR Consultant, Leadership Development and Coaching 

Debbie has worked with CEOs and leadership teams for over 25 years at more than 200 companies. She has been facilitating organizational and leadership transformation projects with Accenture, Global Knowledge, LHH Knightsbridge, One Stop HR and Morneau Shepell/Lifeworks. Debbie is an excellent facilitator, coach and strategic thinker. She helps clients view problems as opportunities for growth and change and creates breakthrough strategies that help people and organizations achieve their full potential.

Debbie has spent her career consulting and coaching clients. Her background in Social Work and Human Resource Management has given her a deep understanding of human behavior and makes her a culture expert. Her extensive training in Leadership Development and Emotional Intelligence assists clients in reaching new levels of engagement and performance.

Debbie is a highly sought after speaker and trainer who has been recognized as an “Instructor Excellence” award winner and Level 2 master facilitator. She is also certified in DISC, Hardiness Resiliency Gauge and MHS systems Eqi 2.0 and Eqi 360 assessment tools market.

 

 

DETAILS

 

Date: Thursday, September 29, 2022
Time: 7:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: TBD

 

 

https://bc.cmemec.ca/mpower/event/loadevent.action?e=262#home

 

 

november 24, 2022 - huddle skills - BC NORTHERN INTERIOR

How to Facilitate a 5-minute daily huddle.  Practice it during the Shop Talk session, in small (non-threatening) groups.  Share each-other’s best practices, but focus on lots of role-play (with coaching).  How to engage the visual management from previous Shop Talk during every huddle.  How to elevate the “voice of the employee”.  Best practices on how to rapidly reconfigure work during slow demand times.  How to drive work teams towards results and problem solving through regular huddles, honest communications, and fair accountability.  Frankly, this is the #1 deficiency I see in shop floor leadership training.

 

 

FACILITATOR

 


Steve Nycholat, Chief Executive Officer, Sasuchan Development Corporation

Steve Nycholat is the Chief Executive Office of the Sasuchan Development Corporation, the Economic arm of the Takla Nation. Before joining Sasuchan, Steve spent six years as Pacific Regional Manager of Allnorth Consultants responsible for six divisions providing engineering services to the Pulp & Paper, Infrastructure, Oil & Gas and Mining sectors. Prior to that, Steve worked as General Manager / CEO for TDB Consultants for 17 years working in the field of forestry consulting and contracting. Steve’s experience has also led him to serve as the Chair of the College of New Caledonia’s Finance and Audit Committee.

Steve‘s education includes a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC), a Diploma in Forest Technology from the College of New Caledonia (CNC) and a Blackbelt in LEAN Continuous Improvement. Steve is an active community supporter and has been a coach for the UNBC JDC West entrepreneurship team since 2012. Steve also served on the City of Prince George’s Economic Development Corporation Board 2011-2014, and volunteered in food service at St Vincent de Paul 2005-2013.

 

DETAILS

 

Date: Thursday, November 24, 2022
Time: 8:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Location: TBD

 

https://bc.cmemec.ca/mpower/event/loadevent.action?e=262#home

PAST SESSIONS

APRIL 22, 2022 - VISUAL MANAGEMENT - VANCOUVER BC - completed

Huddle Boards and KPI boards—What to display, what not to display, and how to make it “line-of-sight” and truly meaningful to work crews. The importance of daily priority communications, situational awareness, cross-shift communication, teambuilding, trends vs. data, how best to capture downtime and error codes, etc.  Process KPI’s vs. Results KPI’s. Supervisors and Managers need to understand this stuff!

 

FACILITATOR

 

Andrew McFadyen, Executive Coach, Lean Sensei International
Andrew McFadyen has accumulated 30 years of management and executive experience, including 10 years as Executive Coach with Lean Sensei, 5 years as Vice President with Toyota
and 15 years as a Managing Director with Teleflex Canada Inc. Andrew has a strong track record of leadership in product and service development, process innovation, lean operations, and applied training. He currently specializes in business transformations, focusing on strategy, culture, people development, and continuous improvement. Andrew is an applied learning expert, with deep expertise in facilitating real-world gemba kaizens and building lean teams from the bottom up and the top down. As a lifelong student of all things Lean, Andrew has accumulated a vast knowledge of virtually all Lean and Continuous Improvement methods.

 

DETAILS

 

Date:  Friday, April 22, 2022
Time: 7:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: Purdys Chocolatier, 2777 Kingsway, BC V5R 5H7

 

 

MARCH 23, 2022 - PERSONAL BRANDING (PRESENTED BY WIM) - CANCELLED

Your personal brand is more than just your reputation: it’s what sets you apart from the competition. By identifying and communicating your value proposition – what makes you uniquely you – you can open new doors to personal and professional growth. Your brand is your personal calling card. It doesn’t matter if you’re on the path to promotion, looking for a new career opportunity, exploring a side gig or just getting to know you; if you can’t succinctly sum up who you are and what you have to offer in 30 seconds or less, chances are you’ll be stuck at the starting block.

 

FACILITATOR

 

 

 

Jill Knaggs, CME Director of Marketing and Communications

 

Jill Knaggs is a senior marketing and communications leader with extensive experience leading high-performing teams, developing strategies and managing campaigns. She’s delivered results for employers and clients in all kinds of industries; from big business to niche non-profits with a specialty in navigating the unique challenges and nuances of communication in the modern manufacturing workplace.

FEBRUARY 23, 2022 - ROCK AND A HARD PLACE - COMPLETED

Learn how the Leader Standard Work (LSW) approach can help you align and manage expectations between Management and Teams.

 

 

 

 

FEBRUARY 24, 2022 - SHOP FLOOR PROBLEM SOLVING - COMPLETED

Tired of putting band-aids on problems? All manufacturers are. How to get past this daily survival mentality? Ask the 5-why’s more skillfully. Know when to pull out the fishbone, which version to use, and how to engage people in quick and effective root cause analysis. How to correctly use the value graph to engage people’s ideas and experience. How to execute implementation items consistently (and persistently) using scrum boards. This can be the difference between suffering and thriving.

 

FACILITATOR

Andrew McFadyen, Executive Coach, Lean Sensei International
Andrew McFadyen has accumulated 30 years of management and executive experience, including 10 years as Executive Coach with Lean Sensei, 5 years as Vice President with Toyota
and 15 years as a Managing Director with Teleflex Canada Inc. Andrew has a strong track record of leadership in product and service development, process innovation, lean operations, and applied training. He currently specializes in business transformations, focusing on strategy, culture, people development, and continuous improvement. Andrew is an applied learning expert, with deep expertise in facilitating real-world gemba kaizens and building lean teams from the bottom up and the top down. As a lifelong student of all things Lean, Andrew has accumulated a vast knowledge of virtually all Lean and Continuous Improvement methods.

 

DETAILS

 

Date: Thursday, February 24, 2022
Time: 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Location: ONLINE

 

 

APRIL 27, 2022 - SAFELY MANAGING IMPAIRMENT - ONLINE

Worker impairment can present big hazards and big challenges to your people and your front line leaders.  Discuss best practices for aligning your impairment management program with the CSA standard, Z1008:21 Management of Impairment in the Workplace, while also strengthening the relationships between the frontline workers and leaders through development of an impairment program that recognizes, prevents, and manages impairment in your workplace.

 

FACILITATOR

 

Nathan Rasmussen, Safety Trainer, Made Safe

 

Nathan Rasmussen has worked in the manufacturing industry for 21 years, gaining experience in Foundries, Sheet Metal and Millwork. In his manufacturing career, Nathan has spent 16 years as a Safety Professional, 11 years in disability management and 6 years in safety-specific training roles.

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WHY YOUR TEAM SHOULD CONNECT WITH PEERS?

CME’s Shop Talks program helps you empower your teams:
 

  • Develop the people management skills of future leaders & supervisors
  • Enhance the organization’s business process improvement and innovation skills
  • Increase the quality and output of cross-functional and intact teams
  • Ensure front-line employees are not only kept informed, but kept inspired and engaged

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

  • Front line leaders
  • Continuous improvement leaders
  • Supply chain leaders

FORMAT

ONLINE

 

Our remote-facilitated online sessions take place six times per year. Sessions are 2.5 hours in length. Limit 20 participations per session.

 

IN-PERSON

 

Sessions are 5 hours in length. Limit 20 participations per session.
*Includes Plant Tour