Lean Leader Course Launches in February

Registration is now open for the 2023 Lean Leader Course, a program to equip individuals to help lead a nursery/greenhouse transformation. The series begins in-person February 9.

The Lean Leader Course consists of four dynamic in-person workshops, on-site tours, and hands-on assignments to develop Lean and Leadership skills. Graduates improve their communication, get better results from their team, and adopt powerful tools to reduce waste in their organizations. 

“I was blown away with everything I learned,” said Stacia Lynde, Propagation Manager with Bailey Nurseries’ Dayton site. “And what a great group of people to network with! The future is bright in our industry knowing they are a part of it. Thank you for everything you taught us. What an experience. I’m a much better manager because of this course!”

Participants will join other business leaders on hosted tours of companies well into their Lean transformation. Students will see Lean concepts in action, such as standard work, visual controls, one-piece flow, and more, then participate in discussions immediately afterward for insight and application.

“This course gave me the best framework to make effective improvements,” said Elizabeth Brentano, Robinson Nursery Potting Line Manager. “I learned a thorough approach to change and gained the tools to communicate effectively with others in the company.”

In-class sessions begin on Thursday, February 9 and will be held at the Oregon Association of Nurseries, 29751 SW Town Center Loop West in Wilsonville, Oregon.

For more information and to register, contact Elizabeth Peters, 503-250-2235 or epeters@petersco.net. Details are available online here, or click here to download the brochure.