Strength-Based LEAN Six Sigma Workshop with David Shaked

Imagine your organization continuously growing the value delivered to your customers AND increasing efficiency in your organization. Imagine your teams discovering the hidden resources in their processes and systems, and finding creative and energizing ways to improve—searching for value rather than waste and deficits. This is truly a more inspiring road towards efficiency, engagement and innovation!

Looking for ways to:

Increase staff engagement and morale?

Inject energy into your quality and efficiency projects?

Explore ways to build upon your strengths?

Then this workshop is for you!

“Strength-Based Lean Six Sigma Thinking” yields fresh insights and remarkable results, maximizing the value across different streams of business, key business processes as well as people management practices.

The Strength-Based LEAN Six Sigma thinking approach shows you how to identify what is already working efficiently AND generating value, and then define ways to grow and expand those good practices elsewhere. It combines the rigour of LEAN and the innovation and energy of Appreciative Inquiry.

In this workshop, you will look at processes through a Strength-based “lens”:

  • The principles of Appreciative Inquiry and other Strength based approaches like Positive Deviance and Solution Focus
  • The Strength-based “state of mind”—useful when approaching any change situation
  • Reframing typical process challenges and Lean Six Sigma topics—how to look at them in an appreciative inquiring way—the power of asking different questions

Reframing commonly used quality improvement tools such as 7 wastes, 5S, DMAIC, PDCA, Value Stream Mapping and fishbone analysis, to a strength-based version

Who should attend?

Leaders, change agents, consultants, teams interested in exploring a different approach to their work whether it be continuous improvement, efficiency, transformational change, increasing engagement and exploring innovation.

About Your Instructor, David Shaked

He is the author of the book “Strength-based Lean Six Sigma. Building positive and engaging business improvement”. It is the first book to use approaches in business improvement as well as organizational change for optimum organizational performance and improved agility.

He has over twenty years of hands-on experience with organizations such as Johnson & Johnson, Intel, 3M, IBM, NHS UK, Southern Rail, Howard Tenens, Shelter, Deloitte, Carmignac, Lyle & Scott as well as Christchurch and Kingston Universities. He has worked all across Europe, the USA, the Middle East and India.

David has delivered Appreciative Inquiry workshops in both the US and in Europe. He offers a strong platform of strength-based approaches to change. They include: Appreciative Inquiry, Solution Focus, Positive Deviance, Positive Psychology and a range of constructive action-focused dialogue approaches.

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March 9th, 2018 —8:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Workshop hosted by:
Jacinthe Bergevin – FOUG Consulting and
Sonia Bergevin – FX Innovation

FX Innovation Offices
400, boul. De Maisonneuve Ouest, Room 1100,
Montréal (Québec) H3A 1L4

Early Bird Rate (before February 26th ) — $395
Regular Rate — $495


March 15th, 2018 —8:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Workshop hosted by:
Maureen McKenna – Return on Energy

Return on Energy
1 Balmoral Ave, Main floor party room
Toronto, Ontario M4V 3B9

Early Bird Rate (before March 1st) — $395
Regular Rate — $495

Coffee, tea, refreshments, lunch and personal workbook

For more information or to register:

Montréal event, please contact

Louise Charland or Jacinthe Bergevin at FOUG Consulting

Tel # : 514 931-6679

Toronto event, please contact

Maureen McKenna at Return on Energy

Tel # : 416 921 3204

Registration to the Montréal event