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The LCI-Canada Edmonton Community of Practice hosts a Lean Coffee on the third Friday of every month from September through June, from 8:00 am – 10:00 am (locations vary). Lean practitioners from our local community meet to discuss various Lean issues and lessons learned through a "structured agenda-less" process whereby attendees decide the topics of conversation for the day. All are welcome, from beginners to Lean experts, and there are no expectations for participation - some people come to every meeting, others come when they can. The sessions are fun and tend to include much laughter, and we'd love to see you there.

For more information, or to be added to our mail-out and CoP message board, please contact Avel Espiritu at Red-5.

This is a program organized by the LCI-Canada Edmonton Community of Practice (CoP). More information on Lean practice and culture for the built environment supply chain can be found at


Upcoming Events for the Edmonton Lean Community of Practice

Attend the next Lean Coffee and hear Sara Becker speak about her team’s Lean journey. Ideal Contract Services defines construction as a group of people, making decisions and building together. Using Lean concepts Ideal has seen positive shifts in employee engagement, empowerment, and enthusiasm! Sara and her team will share the pros and the grows of their Lean journey so far.

Use the link below to register for the Lean Coffee on Friday, May 21

Sara Becker – Process Manager – Ideal Contract Services Ltd

Sara is a Lean Yellow Belt (currently in Lean Green Belt training.) She has been with Ideal Contract Services for over a decade, starting her career as a painter – now, as a leader in change management. Sara’s main focus is PEOPLE: through Human Resources, mentorship, development and lean coaching, she works to continuously improve the lives of people around her. She serves on the AWCA Board of Directors, supporting Alberta’s drywall industry in apprenticeship and education, and works with non-profit organizations on responsible recruitment for the industry as a whole. Sara is an active member of the YEG Lean CoP, and is a self-proclaimed Lean NERD.


About Lean Training

It's possible to do more with less effort – which is important in Alberta's economy today, more than ever before.

By understanding the principles of Lean, business owners and managers can begin to lead change in their organizations, get employees engaged in solving problems, and begin to integrate continuous improvement thinking into their corporate culture. All of that will result in improved productivity and a happier customer.

No matter what your organization does, Lean will help you do it better. Lean methodology is being applied in a broad range of enterprises including construction, engineering, architecture, manufacturing, processing, health care, banking, and government services.

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