All AME San Diego Consortium events are FREE for consortium members! 

If you have any questions or need assistance, contact Lenny Perry, AME San Diego Consortium facilitator, at or 619-675-4444.


23May @ 8:00am to 9:00am: Virtual/Online

The anatomy of trust

In this interactive presentation, we will analyze the key elements to trust, and the keystone quality of strong and healthy relationships. Trust is a situationally dependent quality. We will break it down and explain it so you can apply it to your work and personal life. There will be ample time for Q&A. (AME@SD Members: FREE) 

23May @ 6:00pm: Ectron Corporation 9340 Hazard Way, Suite B2, San Diego, CA 92123

Inside Look at Smart Factory Efficiency for Forward-Thinking Executives

Join us for an exclusive one-night-only event at Ectron Corporation for a Happy Hour leading into presentations and a demonstration hosted by Ectron Corporation and Chase Tushaus.(AME@SD Members: FREE)

24May @ 8:00am to 9:00am: Virtual/Online

From knowing to doing – How training within industry (TWI) can accelerate your lean journey

If only I had known this when I started my lean journey! This is something I almost always hear when lean thinkers (even the most seasoned ones) get introduced to any J program (job methods, job Instruction, job relations). What about TWI makes them they say that? During this presentation, I will be drawing on my experience to share aspects of TWI that can help any company/organization transition from knowing lean to doing lean!(AME@SD Members: FREE) 

06Jun @ 8:00am to 9:00am: Virtual/Online

Operationalizing equity

CultureBrokers defines equity as “results that do not differ by race, ethnicity, culture, and other meaningful differences.” Interpreted in this way, equity moves from an abstract and amorphous concept toward a practical, structured effort. In this session, we will share how you can operationalize equity using this definition via three big objectives: Proving Commitment, Leveraging Structure and Being Disciplined. We will explore some key principles and related actions in support of these objectives which can ultimately become a living, valuable part of the way your organization behaves. Finally, we will crosswalk this with the Baldrige DEI criteria so you can see how these support each other.(AME@SD Members: FREE) 

07Jun @ 5:30pm to 8:00pm: In Person (Pittsfield, MA)

Alan Robinson: What the private sector can learn from cutting-edge C.I. in the public sector

Learning opportunity with Dr. Alan Robinson, author of such books as The Idea-Driven Organization, Ideas Are Free, and most recently Practical Innovation in Government: How Front-Line Leaders Are Transforming Public-Sector Organizations. In one of the most extensive studies in decades of operational excellence in government, Alan Robinson and Dean Schroeder found high-performing continuous improvement initiatives that had disregarded conventional thinking about how to approach it, and as a result, had attained levels of efficiency and service that would be the envy of any private-sector organization. This presentation will explain how the managers pulled off such radical transformations and share critical lessons for managers who want to do the same. (AME@SD Members:25$) 

08Jun @ 1:00pm to 4:00pm: In Person (Charlton, MA)

Karl Storz Endovision plant tour (Manager’s role in fostering problem solving and idea generation)

Karl Storz has been promoting progress in medical technology with passion and innovation since 1945. Founded as a two-person business in Tuttlingen in the Black Forest, our company has been an international leader in the world of endoscopy for many years. Now in its third generation, our company employs 8,300 people around the globe – with 3,000 employees in the Tuttlingen region alone. With more than 15,000 products for human and veterinary medicine, we help save lives, detect cancer at an early stage, enable minimally invasive surgery, and much more. Human health and a passion for innovation is our daily motivation. In doing so, we stand for visionary design, precise workmanship, and clinical effectiveness. (AME@SD Members:25$)

20Jun @ 8:00am to 11:00am: HYBRID (Online/In - Person)

Practicing a Coaching Style of Leadership

Does your organization want to build the coaching skills of your Leaders? Continuous

Improvement requires leaders who can bring forth the talents of their teams and empower

them for greater contributions. We’ll explore the six habits that leaders can build to become a

more effective leader. We’ll practice a few of them during the session as a mini workshop.

Cheryl is the author of Lean Human Resources: Redesigning HR processes for a Culture of

Continuous Improvement. She is releasing a new book in May expanding on the topic of how

building coaching skills can become a reality for any organization. More information to follow. (AME@SD Members: FREE) 

20Jun @ 7:00am: Virtual/Online

How to Apply Lean Thinking to Businesses of Any Size

In this session, Alan Goodman will discuss practical ways to integrate Lean into your business operations. He'll teach you how to do more with less by equipping you with the tools and knowledge you need to start your Lean journey and drive meaningful results for your business..(AME@SD Members: FREE)