2019 CICE Auckland

Share your doing… 

Wed/Thur 18/19 Sept: AUCKLAND : Bookings open

CICE NETWORKING EVENTS… people want to share, learn & be inspired! FEEDBACK from 2018 …..
– We LOVED the networking, variety of speakers, segmenting by industry, role, size, the CI challenge, the second table combination, the topics of speed networking – all of it!
– More case studies, a session on how we addressed challenges, linkage between strategy/commercial and CI activities…
Personalised table combinations, focus on strengths as well as issues.
– And still the widest possible variety of speakers, ideas, input and inspiration!

… Can’t wait for next year’s event…will come again, very valuable, came away with lots of practical useful advice… Thanks! I’ve been inspired. Love it, I’ve found my lean soul mate!

…. CI Manager, major NZ organisation: Trish/CICE, cat-herds all of us Lean Leaders together in the network and runs probably the best/interactive conferences I’ve seen! ….

This will be the 6th CICE Networking Conference Event…
       AGENDA: What’s on offer!
 – x2 table combinations during the event.
– the lean/improvement challenge sheet with your table.
– x1+ version of the speed networking connecting. Sharing challenges.
– Mix up by industry/role/size: sharing challenges and strengths.
– Linking CI to strategy/commercial, and the all important engagement piece.

The value is in the networking and connections you make. HEAPS of these. We captured the number of connections people made throughout the day!  5-10-15-20 – LOTS!

– Auckland, the two day event. Networking event, dinner, site visit.
– Booking! – All the mechanics, locations, venues, etc.

 AUCKLAND: IT’S ON: The full Networking Conference:
One and half days of full on CI and lean exposure of learning, sharing and knowledge!

We continue to capture the value of networking combinations & exciting speaker variety.
Here are this year’s inspiring speakers and stories that will be amongst your own!

We always go for passionate people, with a story to tell, who have been in trenches at all levels, industries, sizes, approaches and experience the challenges, successes… and who want to share their journeys. All the below are cool people…
Amy, Steve, Steve, Paul, Kevin and Ian…. with Trish and Mel.

 AMY Sampson, Management Consultant, PWC, x Global Excellence, Comvita. Amy has it all with experience from a leading NZ brand through to the services industry. She’s great! Talking about turning strategy into action – how to make sure teams are aligned and working on the real things that will make a real difference (strategic priorities).  Covering aspects of culture, measurement, and governance.

 STEVEN Nobbs,  Deputy Director of Defence Excellence, NZ Defence Force. Continuous Improvement in a LARGE organisation. 14,000. CI and Six Sigma, hear the ins and outs of their journey. They have a great internal team and an interesting story of the journey they have been on. They have been running a CI programme using Lean Six Sigma since 2012. Steven will be talking about the Defence Excellence journey; from a contractor led legacy model, through a refresh programme and onto the future plans for CI at NZDF.

 Kevin and Neil: Leading CI/lean in an SME environment. Why did it start. What has it taken. Being the GM/MD and making it happen. What sort of person do you need to be. Looking at the commercial side of lean. Lean and strategy. How to tie them all together. A great case study about the highs and lows! Impact and results. Manufacturing from Tauranga and Rakaia.

This is a really exciting format. 2 different Owner/MDs talking about their lean journeys. Then they will ask each other questions, along with you. Demonstrating collaborative networking in practice right across the country! Supported by Mel Isaacs.

 STEPHEN Cheadle: Vice-President Operations, Constellation Brands Asia Pacific….A big picture perspective. From Toyota UK, to consulting in Europe and Asia, to CI/excellence in major international brands. To leading consulting and lean implementation in NZ, and now internal role, creating a CI culture, the how. Lots of good take aways from his experiences.

 Paul Salmon. Ways of Working Coach,. ASB. Lean & Agile. A look at the similarities and differences. Technology is a growing part of businesses today and is often working based on Agile vales. This talk will help you to understand this way of working and how it is similar and different to CI/Lean. Paul has over 25 years experience in the tech industry. 

……then Wrap Up Networking Drinks cash bar to finish.
Auckland Networking Dinner:
A chance to informally meet and greet. Always popular.
This will be an informal BBQ menu at the Naumi Hotel. 6pm start ….
Wednesday 17 September. Everyone loves the chance to meet and chat.
 Marque Room
Auckland Site Visit Opportunity:
… Site Visit: Always of interest.
Wednesday 17 September. South Auckland.
Ko Awatea, Counties Manukau DHB, Otahuhu, South Auckland. 2-4.30pm
Great story of their CI team supporting the objectives of the organisation.
with host Ian Hutchby
Senior Improvement Advisor.
A division of Counties Manukau DHB, Ko Awatea supports and facilitates the health system to meet its strategic objectives to improve health and wellbeing outcomes.
The primary function is to enable and support teams in CM Health to continuously and consistently innovate to improve the service and care delivered to patients, whaanau and the Counties Manukau community.
Come, hear and see how they do it, and the 12 year journey of the Improvement team.

Hard copy form. CICE Conference 2019 BOOKING FORM Auckland.

Note there is a limit to the number of attendees!


AUCKLAND: Venues, Accommodation and Transport

CONFERENCE VENUES: Auckland: Naumi Hotel, Airport Oaks.

Parking: Details : Auckland, on site.
Accommodation: Auckland options: Many budget options available close to the venue.
Airport Shuttle: Auckland. Available if booked through the hotel. Otherwise venue is only 8 mins from the domestic terminal.

Conference Timing: The event starts at 9am and finishes formally at 5pm so a day trip from out of town is possible.

Terms & Conditions: CICE Conference 2019 Ts & Cs as at April 2019
ALL Externals/Providers: Please refer to conference Ts&Cs for booking eligibility.

CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT or LEAN? Lean or lean. Continuous Improvement or CI. Most people in NZ prefer continuous improvement wording to lean. It’s more inclusive and has less connotations. Though as I used to say at Villa Maria, lean is quicker and easier to say. I’m more in the CI camp, so have tried to use the wording CI/lean to incorporate both. Really it’s the principles that we are all practicing that matter the most.

Any questions, comments, input, suggestions…. contact Conference Convenyor:
Trish Wilson: 021 449 229. trish @ thecicenetwork. co.nz

… I would tell my CI friends about it because… the conference makes sense – compared to a lot of others I’ve been to!

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