december, 2018

04dec5:00 pm7:00 pmLean Portland Happy Hour: Lean Brain ThinkingIndustry:AllType of Event:Education,NetworkingRegion:Portland Metro


Event Details

Left brain thinking. Right brain thinking. How do our brain functions impact our Lean practices? Continuous improvement implies continuous change. How do our ingrained habits influence our actions? There is an increasing awareness and incorporation of psychology and neuroscience in business and leadership reading; how and which of these concepts have you integrated into your Lean practice?

Brock Husby will kick off the topic with a 20-minute presentation. Un-facilitated discussion and networking to follow. Please join Lean Portland for our FREE monthly happy hour at a new location with this hot topic for discussion. Drinks, space and snacks generously provided by North Highland and CENTRL Office. Register here.

Brock Husby, PH.D., P.E.

Brock is a process improvement Leader with primary areas of focus on Lean applied to Finance, Agile/IT/Software Development, Product Development, Healthcare, and Manufacturing, as well other applications. Brock is a Licensed Professional Engineer (P.E.), Certified Scrum Master (CSM)/Lean coach/Lean Product Developer, consultant, author (Productivity Press, Inc. & IISE), instructor (IISE, ELSS, UTSA), speaker and researcher. He has co-authored two books on Lean through Productivity Press: “Lean Daily Management for Healthcare Field Book” and “Hoshin Kanri for Healthcare: Toyota-Style Long-Term Thinking and Strategy Deployment to Unlock Your Organization’s True Potential”.

He is currently a Senior Lean Coach with Standard Insurance, leading the Lean transformation in IT/Software Development. He was a Process Assurance Engineer/Corrective Actions Engineer for the Space Shuttle Program at the Kennedy Space Center (Cape Canaveral, FL) and a Technical Assistant at Car and Driver Magazine. He was an Associate Vice President (AVP) at Baylor Scott & White Health, where he was an integral part of the deployment of a holistic Lean approach throughout the 13-hospital, 13,000 employee system.

A case study from my Ph.D. Dissertation (based on his consulting work) was recently featured in Prof. Jeff Liker’s new book “The Toyota Way to Service Excellence”. He was one of the 3 Industrial Engineers who built the program for Denver Health becoming the first healthcare delivery organization to win the coveted Shingo Prize for Operational Excellence (March 2011) and demonstrated operational expense savings of $124,000,000 (as of 2013).

North Highland

North Highland is a global consulting firm with a twist. They bring big ideas and challenge the norm. They work with their clients, not at them. They deliver value in a way that others cannot, through their seamlessly integrated offerings. And, they have fun doing it.


Headquartered in Portland, OR, and with dynamic spaces in Portland, Hood River, Los Angeles, and the Dallas’ best neighborhoods, CENTRL offers ergonomically designed and thoughtfully arranged shared office space aimed at increasing productivity, creativity, and collaboration.


(Tuesday) 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm


CENTRL Downtown

1155 SW Morrison St Portland, OR 97209


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