Regardless of the sector, running an organisation is difficult and the events of 2020 only introduced further unprecedented challenges.  You may have heard about practices such as Lean Thinking but the demands of daily business leaves many struggling to find time for anything new.


Lean Thinking is a pathway for improved business performance and, perhaps more fundamentally, a leadership skillset enabling individuals and organisations to thrive and adapt in times of uncertainly.  This workshop is for owners. directors and CEO’s curious about how their businesses can operate more effectively and more easily.   


From this workshop:

  • Understand “Lean Thinking” and see actual NZ examples
    • Driven by customer value  - “focus”
    • Supported by key visual controls – “measure and act on what matters”
    • Enabled by staff engaged in daily improvement - “improve what matters”
    • Stabilised by effective processes and training – “a competitive advantage”
  • Takeaway one Lean framework you can apply to any improvement topic.  (I.e. sales, operation, H&S, purchasing, HR, IT. etc)
  • Understand Lean Thinking as a proven and strategic framework for leading a business

Consider bringing along another director or senior manager from your business.  The goal is for you to experience the “ah ha” of lean thinking.  Use this as an opportunity to explore together how this thinking might transform your business.



Darren McDonald

Business Performance Coach - Lean Engage

Hosted by Darren McDonald this engaging workshop is recommended for senior managers, directors or owners from any sector.

Based here in Marlborough, Darren runs his own Business Performance consultancy delivering performance improvement training and coaching across the country.  Originally trained in the corporate sector Darren currently works primarily with SMEs.  Darren is an appointed panel member to the Callaghan Innovation “Better by Lean” Program and is registered under the NZTE Regional Business Partner Program.

Darren has a Bachelor of Commerce (Marketing and Accounting), Post Graduate qualifications in organisational change, adult learning and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants. Darren is an accredited TWI Job Instruction - ‘Train the Trainer.’ Over the past 4 years he has been learning Te Reo Māori.

Thursday, 8th July, 2021
9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Marlborough Chamber of Commerce, Level 1, 6/8 Scott St, Blenheim 7240
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