Leading in a Lean Environment with The Leadership Challenge

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August 15, 2016 @ 9:00 am - August 16, 2016 @ 5:00 pm PDT


August 15, 2016 @ 9:00 am
August 16, 2016 @ 5:00 pm
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King County Lean Lab
500 4th Avenue, 3rd Floor
Seattle, WA 98104 United States


Integris Performance Advisors


Agencies across Washington – at the state, county, and city levels – are using The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership® (based on the best selling book The Leadership Challenge) to develop the next generation of government leaders who can build Lean Culture and drive efficient, effective and accountable government.

Building and sustaining a Lean Culture does not come simply from teaching people how to use lean tools like Value Stream Maps and Kaizen Events. While those are of course critical activities, none of them will deliver meaningful gains to customer satisfaction, employee engagement or financial stewardship unless people in leadership positions – from front line supervisors all the way up to agency directors – regularly practice the leadership behaviors that enable a Lean Culture to thrive.

Leading in a Lean Environment with The Leadership Challenge develops skills and knowledge required for any leader at any level who wants to contribute to reinventing government and providing greater value to all Washingtonians.

Join us to learn how to apply these concepts to yourself, your team, and your organization.

Why Should You Attend?
This program is designed to help you:
  • Establish higher levels of trust with your colleagues
  • Align your teams around shared goals and a common vision
  • Be more effective at driving change and improving performance
  • Unleash the skills and abilities of those you lead
  • Have more fun as you create engagement and team spirit

About The Experience

You will be inspired! Your will learn new skills! You will network with other leaders looking to be the best they can be! You will have fun!
Come prepared to be active. This IS NOT “death by PowerPoint.” Leading in a Lean Environment with The Leadership Challenge is a full emersion into personal reflection and self-discovery with a mix of activities including:
  • Facilitated discussions
  • Self-reflection
  • Small team activities
  • Full group interaction

Your facilitators are trained to keep things lively, engaging, thought-provoking and personal. Don’t be surprised if you make a connection with a fellow participant that lasts for years to come!

Through participation in this program you will:

  • Understand why Leadership Behaviors are the foundation for any sustained Lean effort
  • Learn The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership, a research-based leadership development approach used by more than 1,000 people in Washington and over 3 million people around the world to improve their individual and collective abilities
  • Complete a 360° assessment of your current leadership behavior using one of the world’s most widely used leadership assessment tools: the Leadership Practices Inventory® (“LPI®”)
  • Develop and implement a personal action plan based on the results of your 360° assessment to become the best leader you can, and to help your organization achieve a Lean Culture



What Past Participants Are Saying

“I have been reluctant to start down the Lean journey due to negative comments from others,
but now I am excited to LEAD the journey to implement positive change!”

“The content was exceptional – concrete & applicable.”

I loved the 360 assessment. I have immediate ideas for improving.”

“I gained insight as to how others perceive me and my actions. This information, along with the resources provided, will help me grow as a leader.”

“I will now be able to better articulate my leadership philosophy and vision.”


Evaluation Scores from Participants

At the conclusion of our last Workshop, participants were asked to evaluate the session using a 5-point scale (1 = strongly disagree, 5 = strongly agree). 99% of responses were a 4 or 5.

Score Averages:

These concepts are relevant to me in my role as a leader – 4.7
The employees of my organization would benefit from learning these concepts – 4.5


An Evidence-Based Leadership Model

The Leadership Challenge® is an evidence-based leadership development model that is backed by over 30 years of rigorous research by Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner. Since 1982 Kouzes and Posner have continued to conduct hundreds of interviews and case studies to understand the times when people perform at their personal bests. Intensive research and analysis has revealed that five fundamental practices were present during extraordinary leadership achievements. These behaviors are known as The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership®. This approach is now the world’s most practical model for leadership development and is helping organizations around the globe increase the success of their Lean Transformations.

The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership®

The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership

Your Facilitators – Dan Schwab and Evans Kerrigan

Dan Schwab and Evans Kerrigan have been supporting Washington’s Lean Journey for several years, helping to drive more effective leadership practices, team behaviors and Lean methods. You can learn more about each of them by clicking the links below.

About Dan Schwab

About Evans Kerrigan

Only $990 for government employees ($2,150 retail value). Program includes:

  • Leadership Practices Inventory (“LPI”) 360° Assessment and personal feedback report
  • Workshop (2 full days), including all supplies and materials

Over the last 4 years over 1,000 government employees in Washington have joined an Integris lean leadership program.  Past participants include
Directors, Managers and
Supervisors from…

Aging and Disabilities Services
Board of Industrial Insurance Appeals
Board of Tax Appeals
City of SeaTac
Department of Agriculture
Department of Commerce
Department of Corrections
Department of Ecology
Department of Financial Institutions
Department of Fish and Wildlife
Department of Health
Department of Labor and Industries
Department of Licensing
Department of Retirement Services
Department of Transportation
Employment Security Department
King County
Office of Financial Management
Office of the Governor
Traffic Safety Commission


Need An Invoice?

If you prefer to pay by check, please register by sending an email to Events@IntegrisPA.com
and include the following information:

  • First Name
  • Last Name
  • Email Address
  • Job Title
  • Work Phone
  • Agency/Organization Name
  • Agency/Organization Address
  • Billing Contact Information (name, email
    and phone number for who should
    receive an invoice)

Don’t Delay – Space is Limited!

This session will sell out.

Reserve your spot today and join the other
Leaders at the forefront of Washington’s Lean Transformation.

Cancellation Policy

Refunds are available at 100% until 30 business days before the event, unless the participant has started their online assessment piece. In that event, the refund amount will be 50%.


The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership®, The Leadership Practices Inventory®, and LPI® are registered trademarks of John Wiley & Sons, Inc. The associated icons are copyright ©2011 John Wiley & Sons, Inc. The Leadership Challenge is a Wiley brand. www.leadershipchallenge.com. All Rights Reserved.