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Hope everyone on the East Coast is dug out and ready to get back on schedule!

Changes are happening here at the MWCC.  We are working to get more people engaged in activities and energize your Lean Transformation!  Join us for our Quarterly Meeting next week and hear about the results of our recent planning retreat.  And take part in our discussion group on organizational culture and culture change.

See you there!

Jeff Fuchs
Executive Director
Quarterly Meeting
29 March 2018, 7:30 am - 11:30 am
Hampton Inn, Frederick, MD
One Week To Go!
Join us for the first meeting of 2018! Our morning "mini-conferences" bring you examples, case studies, and informative discussions about the tools and methods of continuous improvement. Network with learners and leaders of the local Lean community!

This quarter:
  • Minerva Devera will discuss operational excellence at Baltimore pharmaceutical firm and MWCC member, Emergent BioSolutions.
  • Hear about culture change at Lancaster, PA's Four Seasons Produce from their Director of Continuous Improvement, Erin Edwards. Then join our facilitated group brainstorming session on changing organizational culture. Develop your skills to assess and improve organizational culture.
  • Learn about the MWCC's recent Planning Retreat, member survey, and new products and services to help you improve performance!

Register Here 

Lean Facilitator Certification Program
May-September, 2018
Register Now Through May 4th
The Maryland World Class Consortia's flagship training resource, the Lean Facilitator Certification Program, opens its 13th class year the week of May 7th, 2018.  Join us for a deep dive into the tools, systems and principles of Lean Thinking.

2011 LFCP Graduates
LFCP is an intensive 18-day curriculum that develops skills in identifying, planning, executing, and sustaining process improvements in any organization.  The skills developed in this course are designed to build in-house talent - the process improvement knowledge and experience needed to lead transformation projects on your organization's Lean Journey.

The course is suitable for everyone: any type of industry, government, or non-profit.  No prior experience with Lean is required.  Our curriculum is aligned to the national Lean Certification's Body of Knowledge, and LFCP students can optionally pursue their Lean Bronze Certification through the course. 

Over 250 LFCP graduates are today delivering millions of dollars of benefit, improving value for customers, and making processes easier, faster, simpler, and more rewarding for the people who do the work.


Learn More At

MWCC 208 Staff & Board Retreat
9 & 15 February, 2018
The Maryland World Class Consortia recently concluded two intensive days of strategic planning, laying the groundwork for new and improved programs and services.

Thanks to our great Board of Directors and Staff Members, who rolled up their sleeves to design an even stronger consortium, and now work to build it --  for you!
A special shout-out to our facilitators, Shawn Wolf and Van Reiner!

Hear about new developments and give us your feedback at the next Quarterly Meeting on March 29th!


The Maryland World Class Consortia