CME’s virtual 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. Register for one session or all six.
*Speakers and topics subject to change.
SHOP TALKS: WOMEN IN MANUFACTURING (WIM) SERIES
CME is committed to supporting, promoting and inspiring women to pursue careers in manufacturing. Attracting more women into manufacturing professions is critical to helping companies grow. Through our WIM Shop Talks series, CME connects female leaders and supervisors together to exchange information, ideas, and insights. Participants gather for facilitated sessions that include a hosted plant tour and a topical learning component. The peer driven discussion ensures a high level of commitment and accountability which in turn offers invaluable key takeaways and innovative solutions. Current programs are virtual, but in person tours are planned for future once the pandemic recedes.
JANUARY 7, 2021 - REGISTRATION IS CLOSED
Having good coaches that enable teams to be more innovative and faster at problem solving creates a climate that increases self-confidence and motivation to strive for real challenges and achieve outstanding results. These skills are some of the essential assets in competition today. Speed up your learning process with the Coaching Dojo, a hands-on training method that provides a reliable approach for developing coaching skills at high learning speed using a series of specially designed training exercises that coaches can repeatedly practice in an offline environment.
Warren Peters, CME Lean Facilitator
Over the course of a 20-year career in the manufacturing sector, Warren Peters has steadily assumed more senior roles, including operational responsibility for multiple plants across Canada. His experience from the shop floor to the boardroom provide him with a valuable perspective from which to provide guidance, coaching, facilitation and training services. Warren is LEAN Blackbelt Certified and Kata trained through the University of Michigan. Along with a degree from the University of Manitoba, he maintains a number of other certifications, including 4 Disciplines of Execution (Franklin Covey), Safety Management, Leadership for Excellence, Safety Auditor Training and WHIMS (COR).
FEBRUARY 11, 2021 - REGISTRATION IS CLOSED
Sustaining improvements is often the hardest part! Without the ability to sustain efforts, manufacturers will fail to realize the full potential of their teams and will continue to face the same challenges and problems. What’s more, frustration and lack of commitment to improvement plans set in. If this has ever happened to you, you’re not alone. Attend this session to identify ways to reduce this “slippage” through best practices that will help you sustain your improvement.
Brittany Scarrow, CME Lean Facilitator
Brittany Scarrow is the Lean Facilitator for Saskatchewan. She found her passion for Lean Manufacturing in the Food Industry where she worked as a Food Scientist (or product developer). She truly started to understand the value of Lean when ramping up new products on existing lines or transferring products onto a new line. For the last six years she has worked as Continuous Improvement professional and look forward to continuing her Lean journey with CME’s members.
MARCH 11, 2021 - REGISTRATION IS CLOSED
Having a vision supported by actions is essential to move your team in the right direction but it will only take you so far. You can’t count on timely and effective execution of action items without adding accountability. Creating accountability isn’t simply delegation of tasks with deadlines, it’s getting full buy in and ownership. Get commitment and you will get things done! In this session you will learn tactics on how to improve buy-in and engagement from you staff and your team.
John Chaput, CME Director, Business Development/Facilitator
John has spent many years leading organizations through cultural and process transformation. From small to large manufacturing enterprises to government and service sector industry. His successes have been the result of working with great people and teams, and always challenging status quo. John has a passion for Lean and building learning and problem solving organizations.
APRIL 8, 2021 - REGISTRATION IS CLOSED
Having a cohesive team is really the only way to get things done, everyone can agree on that. The question is how does a team become cohesive? What traits need to be present for a team to really work together and what traits must be absent in order for the team to achieve great things?
- In this session we will discuss the courage and discipline that it takes to build a high functioning team
- We will highlight which traits your coaching efforts should be focused on
Stephanie Roehr, CME Lean Facilitator
Stephanie Roehr is a Lean Facilitator at Canadian Manufacturer and Exporters (CME) a non-profit organization that supports growth in manufacturing in Manitoba. With 15+ years of experience leading operations departments, Stephanie understands the challenges of developing efficient sustainable processes. In her role as Facilitator she supports two consortiums of manufacturing companies in Manitoba who have the mission to become world class. Stephanie is Blackbelt Certified in LEAN Manufacturing and is passionate about continuous improvement.
MAY 6, 2021 - TIME MANAGEMENT (OPERATIONS STREAM)
Improve time management through Leader Standard Work (LSW), the process of ensuring standard work practices are in place and consistently followed. LSW is a key driver of leadership success and provides a structured lean management approach that is vital for achieving consistent, high-quality performance while eliminating wasteful activities. This session will touch on the three core LSW principles:
- Using visual management
- Foster a problem solving culture
- Coaching and mentoring towards daily accountability
Craig Harrison, CME Lean Facilitator
Craig brings more than 20 years’ experience with delivering training in the public, private and government sectors to CME, facilitating consortia and training while leading CME’s Lean and Green programs.
JUNE 10, 2021 - TEAM COMMUNICATIONS (LEADERSHIP STREAM)
Effectively communicating with your team is one of the most important, yet most difficult, tasks that leadership is asked to do. This session will touch on the tiered approach to effective team communication including:
- Examples of tiered huddle boards / meetings
- Examples of key information that should be communicated
- Examples of tips for effective communication
Brett Hiscock, CME Facilitator & Certified TWI Instructor
Brett is a Certified Training Within (TWI) instructor and Lean Facilitator for CME. For more than two decades, he has worked extensively in manufacturing operations management.
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
Our remote-facilitated online sessions take place six times per year. Sessions are 2.5 hours in length. Limit 20 participations per session.