Learning at the Speed of Lean

Event Date/Time

  • Thursday, October 19, 2017
    9:30 am - 11:30 am


800 NE Oregon St
United States

Intended Audience

This program is for training professionals who work in positions of learning executives and managers.


Lean, the system of eliminating non-valued activities and increasing value, is used in the operations of manufacturing, aerospace, software, service and healthcare with great success.

The blistering pace of change, far flung employees, sky-high expectations, and the explosion of digital technologies make today a turning point, and an incredible opportunity, for learning organizations to embrace radical new thinking and methods.

Concepts and tools like customer value, real demand, value streams, the Eight Training Wastes and ‘build to order’ can dramatically improve ROI. However, activities like assessing needs and creating and deploying content will change dramatically. This is no different than for every industry and company that has embarked on practicing Lean.

Be provoked, practice using ‘Lean Learning’ tools and begin your Lean journey here.


At the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  • Apply key Lean concepts
  • Build and analyze a learning value stream
  • Distinguish between real demand and artificial demand
  • Identify training wastes
  • Reduce cycle time and implement ‘build to order’ training and learning

Takeaways for Participants

  1. Lean Training Waste Checklist
  2. New Hire Lean Learning Case Study


Todd Hudson

Todd Hudson, Head Maverick
Maverick Institute, Inc
Clackamas, Oregon

Todd Hudson hates waste.

With more than 25 years of Lean operations and plant management experience, and more than ten years as a global knowledge transfer expert, Todd has worked with US, European and Chinese companies in nearly every industry.

Todd is also a popular public speaker, both at private company events and at conferences for Lean and learning, training and development (such as SHRM, ATD and Training Magazine). His articles have appeared on Chief Learning Officer’s website, the New York Times, and many other business media.

He is the author of two books employing Lean methods for new hires: My Personal Onboarding Plan: The New Hire’s Guide to On-the-Job Success and Not a Moment to Lose: The Step-by-Step Guide to Internship Success. He is currently working on a third book about applying Lean to learning and knowledge transfer.

Todd holds an MS in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research from the University of Massachusetts and a BA in Chinese from Connecticut College. He is a foodie, a cyclist and an amateur filmmaker.

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Program Details

  • Check in at 9 am.
  • Workshop is in Room 1B.
  • View transportation options.
  • Limited to 40 participants.

Registration Details

  • Registration is available for our partner organizations.
  • To receive a refund, a written request must be received in the Chapter office at least one week before the event.
  • No refunds or credits for future events given after that time.
  • Prices go up at the door.
  • Have a full stamp card? To redeem your stamp card, please use the Contact The Chapter email form to request an online registration code.

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CPLP Recertification Credit

CPLPs earn one recertification point/credit for each physical hour of continuing education within one’s current role/job or involving a new experience or content. You will need to keep records of the event and prepare any required paperwork. Visit the CPLP webpage for complete information.

The Chapter estimates 2 recertification hours for this workshop.

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HRCI and SHRM Recertification Credit

This program may be eligible for self-certification for HRCI and SHRM recertification credits. You will need to keep records of the event and prepare any required paperwork. Visit the HRCI recertification webpage or the SHRM recertification webpage for more information.

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Alignment with ATD's Competency Model
Areas of Expertise
Areas in BOLD will be addressed in this presentation.

  1. Performance Improvement
  2. Instructional Design
  3. Training Delivery
  4. Learning Technologies
  5. Evaluating Learning Impact
  6. Managing Learning Programs
  7. Integrated Talent Management
  8. Coaching
  9. Knowledge Management
  10. Change Management


800 NE Oregon St, Portland, Oregon, 97232, United States