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ATDps May 2018 Seattle Chapter Meeting ~Learning at the Speed of Lean

  • May 15, 2018
  • 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
  • Mercer Island Community and Event Center,8236 SE 24th Street, Mercer Island, WA 98040


  • Special code required for non members who are attending the Chapter meeting for the first time.
  • If you would like to join the chapter for the next year and qualify for member rates at upcoming events, use this option.
  • Special pre-registration rate for members.
    Walk in rate will be $25.
  • Special pre-registration rate for non-members.
    Walk in rate will be $45.

Registration is closed

 ATDps: May 2018 Seattle Chapter Meeting

Learning at the Speed of Lean

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.

Learning objectives

1. Apply key Lean concepts

2. Build and analyze a value stream

3. Distinguish between real demand and artificial demand

4. Identify training wastes

5. Reduce cycle time and implement ‘build to order’ training and learning

Todd Hudson hates waste.

As a long-time Lean practitioner and Six Sigma Black Belt with decades of lean operations management experience, he’s seen everything the business world can throw at you. From frenetic growth and high volume, to cutting out fat, cutting into muscle and cutting your own throat.

Todd was a continually disappointed and frequently annoyed customer of traditional training approaches. In the late 1990’s, he pioneered applying Lean to training in his workplace and began helping companies implement ‘Lean Learning’ in 2006.

He holds an MS Engineering from UMass and a BA Chinese from Connecticut College.


7:30 AM – Doors open, networking

8:00 AM – Presentation

9:00 AM - Additional Networking

9:30 AM – End



Pre-Registration - Members attend at no charge (Walk In Rate Members $25)

Pre-Registration - Non-Member $40.00 (Walk-In Rate $45)

Online Registration Closes On The Sunday Prior To The Chapter Meeting. At That Time We Are No Longer Able To Accept Pre-Registrations.

Please note that once the online registration is closed, we encourage and welcome you to attend and pay at the door.

We are not able to issue refunds after the Friday prior to the meeting.  Substitutions are encouraged.




ATD Puget Sound Chapter
P.O. Box 46368
Seattle, WA 98146


Email:  contact.us@atdpugetsound.org

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