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On-line Workshop: How To Use MURAL for Simulations, Huddle Boards, Project Delivery with Peter Cullen - April 1 11a-12p PDT
Would you like to be able to run live simulations to showcase the impact of Batching vs Single Piece Flow? Would you like to see how to set up Virtual Huddle Boards? Would you like to know how to use digital white boards to visually manage projects?

Join this free 1-hour interactive session to learn advanced uses of the digital whiteboard MURAL.During this virtual, collaborative working environment we'll foray into online teaching simulations, multi-dimensional day to day remote Team Management and how to drive more disciplined and punctual project delivery. To register, click here.

On-line Workshop: How To Apply Improv to Lean Problem Solving with Elisabeth Swan - March 30th 10:30a-12:00p PDT
Do you find yourself stymied in the moment? Have you been stuck in old thinking habits? Are you looking to foster better relationships with people you work with? Improv is problem solving on stage. “Yes, and...” and other tenets of Improv can provide you with the tools that bring more authenticity to your interactions. Join this Zoom live workshop and learn how to cultivate bursts of creativity and spontaneity in your problem solving. Use your new skills to reduce fear and foster trust. To register, click

Current Events

For the AME San Diego Consortium Calendar of Events, click here.

UC San Diego’s Process Palooza - May 11th – June 8, 2021 and Tuesday "Signature Sessions" from 10:30a-12:00p PDT
Process Palooza celebrates UC San Diego’s commitment to business excellence, operational efficiency and continuous improvement. Hear from global thought leaders on how they apply and leverage our theme of "The Power of Continuous Improvement."  These aren't sit-back-and-relax webinars. Process Palooza sessions are fast-paced, engaging and interactive. Prepare to think, participate and win prizes! Sessions are free and run from 10:30a-12p PDT. The sessions require separate Zoom registrations so be sure to register for all the ones you would like to attend. To get to the website to register and for more details, click

A Lean Six Sigma Leader needs to foster a transformation to usher in a thriving culture of Continuous Improvement in the organization. This requires more than lean tool deployment, but also includes key leadership and management frameworks, principles and behaviors.

This program will provide you, as the leader, with the tools to become a skilled mentor to drive organizational change and ensure that process improvement projects align with your business’s mission and overall objectives. Through an effective blend of learning techniques, this training will provide you with the critical knowledge to confidently build a continuous improvement culture and inspire behavioral change. The course begins on 21-April. For more information and to register, click here.

Tracy O'Rourke, MBA

Master Black Belt

Author, Speaker, Coach, Instructor

So Cal Lean Network Chair


Lean Six Sigma BLACK Belt Program - for description and overview click here:
Thursdays: 9a-1p May 13th, 27th, June 10th, 24th and final class (with exam) on July 8th

  • A recognized LSS Green Belt certification is required for this class (or taking above course)
  • Requires Microsoft Excel with add-in of SigmaZone XL Add-In (included in cost of program)
  • Students will receive 3-ring binders with all learning materials and Lean Six Sigma pocket guide / reference book
  • Special pricing for LEANwRIGHT clients and AME/SCLN members: $2499

This program is filling up quickly, so please contact
LEANwRIGHT as soon as you can to confirm your slot(s). If you have questions or need more information, please click here.

The Central Coast Lean (Virtual) Summit is BACK!!! This year it is an online event focusing on BUILD BACK LEANER!!! It is to be held on Monday, April 26, from 9:45am - 1:30pm, Pacific Daylight Time. Some of the 'Thinkinars" featured:

  • Jeff Foster - Chief Operating Officer, Cross Border Xpress:  “Cultural Intelligence”
  • Mark Graban - President, Constancy, Inc. [The podcast My Favorite Mistake]:  “Red and Green is Not Lean”
  • Scott Gauvin - CEO, Macresco  “Respect for People - Tool, Pillar or Mindset?”

​​For more information and to register, click here.