Share :

VIC OD Network Forum

Date: Tuesday 09 Apr 2019
Time 5:30PM - 7:00PM
Venue: Drake International
Level 40
55 Collins Street
Price: AHRI Members - 0.00
Non Members - 20.00
CPD: 1.00
Enquiries: Phone: 03 9918 9243

VIC OD Network Forum

Registration: 5:00pm
Session Start: 5:30pm
Event Concludes: 7:00pm

Lean methodologies – The what, how and ROI of Lean and why OD practitioners need to be involved

What is Lean? At its core, Lean is a business methodology that promotes the flow of value to the customer through two guiding tenets: Continuous improvement and respect for people. Jim Benson of Modus Cooperandi defines Lean methodology in this way: “Lean is both a philosophy and a discipline which, at its core, increases access to information to ensure responsible decision making in the service of creating customer value.” 

Lean methodology is not a new concept, but its modern application to business is constantly evolving. Lean has moved far beyond its original concept as a way of increasing manufacturing efficiency and is now a significant business methodology. This forum looks at Lean both from a methodology perspective through the lens of delivering value to the customer (external and internal) and how people, managers and executives are at the heart of a successful use and implementation of Lean.

This session will provide a number of significant case studies demonstrating the power of Lean, implications for people and organisations and how to make Lean investments more successful. We will explore how Lean can be a change tool in the OD practitioners ‘tool box’. This forum will be of value to HR, OD specialists and line managers, where the line manager is at a level to act as the sponsor of a Lean initiative or significantly influence a decision to go down the Lean path.

Speaker: Stephen Grech, Lean Director, Doing Business Better

Stephen is a senior Lean continuous improvement practitioner and facilitator with extensive government, health, services (Insurance and Superannuation) and manufacturing experience. In organisations, the implementation of training and developing leadership skills leads to the capability of implementing and deploying Lean continuous improvement strategies. Stephen has won a number of awards for his work: Winning project manager for the 2008 Lumley Insurance Benchmarking Awards process improvement project; Attorney-General’s Department 2011 Australia Day Award for process improvement.

Stephen has presented at over 30 national and international conferences and seminars on Lean Deployment. He has the following qualifications: Green Belt Six Sigma Certification. SAI Global certification - Six Sigma Black Belt. Motorola University completed - Lean Methods XeP3 Accreditation Level 3. Bevington Group certification, Diploma of Supply Chain Logistics (Lean). Goulburn Ovens Institute of TAFE - Certificate IV Training and Assessment (TAE40110) Australia-Wide Business Training - Action Selling (Certified).


This forum is open for AHRI members and non-members to attend. Registration is a 2-part process.

  • Sign in with your username and password* and click ‘REGISTER MYSELF’
  • To finalise your registration, click ‘PROCEED TO CHECKOUT’, confirm all details are correct and enter your credit card details. Click ‘SUBMIT ORDER’
  • You will receive an automatic email and receipt to confirm your registration.

    *If you do not have an existing AHRI account, please select ‘create a new account’ and follow the prompts before following the registration steps above.

    Registration closes Friday 5 April 2019

    Enquiries: email the AHRI CPD Events Team or phone 03 9918 9243

    Online help: Please see the AHRI CPD Events FAQs

    9/04/2019 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    Drake International Level 40 55 Collins Street Melbourne, VIC 3000
    Registration not available.


    To register for this event, sign in with your username and password and then click the applicable link or the Register Myself button if displayed. To finalise your registration, click Proceed to Checkout, confirm all details are correct and enter your credit card details. Click Submit Order.

    You will receive an automatic email and receipt to confirm your registration.

    If you do not have an existing AHRI account, please Create a new account and follow the prompts, before following the registration steps.

    If you are not sure whether you have an account please contact the CPD Events team on +61 3 9918 9243.