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Join us for two meaningful and highly interactive days on May 16 - 17 for our Annual Workshop in Marietta, GA. Each day will focus on real-world application and techniques that you can immediately apply to your role. 

Our early bird discount has been extended to May 1 - register now!

May 16:  Pre-Workshop Conference

How has Lean Six Sigma evolved in healthcare over the past decade?

Join us a day early to dive into the strategic evolution of Lean Six Sigma and Performance Improvement. The day will consist of panel discussions with healthcare executives and industry experts sharing various organizational pathways that have focused on Lean, Lean Six Sigma, or other improvement strategies (e.g., Baldrige). Additionally, we will host a Hot Topics in Healthcare Policy session to review recent and potential policy changes in healthcare.

See Agenda and Speakers

May 17:  Annual Workshop

You have the tools, but how do you facilitate and engage others for optimal performance? This hands-on workshop will teach participants how to (1) facilitate change, (2) plan and lead kaizen or rapid cycle improvement events, and (3) engage physicians and team members in your efforts. The day will end with a panel of recent project successes and lessons learned led by hospital improvement leaders.

See Agenda and Speakers

Agenda May 16
Event Agenda

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Pre-Workshop Conference:  Strategic Evolution of Lean Six Sigma and Healthcare

Schedule of Events

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM    ​


10:00 AM - 10:15 AM    ​

Opening Remarks

10:15 AM - 12:15 PM    ​

Session 1:  Evolution of Lean Six Sigma as an Industry and Organizational Journey

12:15 PM - 1:15 PM    ​

Lunch & Networking

1:15 PM - 2:15 PM    ​

Session 2:  Hot Topics in Healthcare Policy

2:15 PM - 2:30 PM    ​

Coffee Break

2:30 PM - 4:00 PM    ​

Session 3:  SOARing beyond the Competition (Executive Panel)

4:00 PM - 4:30 PM    ​

Open Discussion & Closing Remarks

Agenda May 17

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Annual Workshop:  The Art of Engagement

Schedule of Events

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM    ​

Breakfast & Registration

8:30 AM - 10:00 AM    ​

Session 1:  The Facilitation Tightrope, Leading Groups

10:30 AM - 10:45 AM    ​

Coffee Break

10:45 AM - 12:15 PM    ​

Session 2:  The Facilitation Tightrope, Planning & Leading Kaizen Events

12:15 PM - 1:15 PM    ​

Lunch & Networking

1:15 PM - 2:15 PM    ​

Session 3:  Engaging Physicians in Improvement Work

2:15 PM - 2:30 PM    ​

Coffee Break

2:30 PM - 4:15 PM    ​

Session 4:  Project Panel, Sharing Successes

4:15 PM - 4:30 PM    ​

Closing Remarks

Speakers & Session Descriptions
Speakers & Session Descriptions

Click here to see our growing list of speaker bios and session descriptions for the workshop!

Confirmed speakers include the following:






























Additional speakers coming soon!

Mary Agostini


SOAR Vision Group

Carrie Cape

Lean Six Sigma Coordinator

WellStar Health System

Kathy Cooper

Director, Development & Quality Assurance

J. Osley & Company, Inc.

Sandy McKenzie

Chief Operating Officer

Hamilton Medical Center

Reginald Nesbitt, MD, MBA

Emergency Medicine Physician

Schumacher Group

Judy Paull, DNP, ARNP-BC, NEA-BC

Chief Nursing Officer

Partner, SOAR Vision Group

Ben Sawyer

Chief Executive Officer

SOAR Vision Group

Vanessa Stacks

Associate Vice President, Hospital Operations & Care Transitions

Rush University Medical Center

Jennifer Strahan, FACHE, MS, LSSMBB

Chief Executive Officer, J. Osley & Company, Inc.

President, Business Optimization, SOAR Vision Group

Nathan Wooten, PharmD.

Assistant Director, Pharmacy

Hamilton Medical Center


Pricing & Registration
Pricing and Registration

Take advantage of our Early Bird and student discounts and register now! ​


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Conference Venue

Important Note for Registration: 

If you want to mail your payment instead of paying online,

please enter MAIL (all capital letters) in the discount code box.

Hotel & Conference Logistics

We are currently negotiating a room rate and will confirm these details in the coming days. The event will take place at the following venue:

Hilton Atlanta / Marietta Hotel & Conference Center

500 Powder Springs St.

Marietta, GA 30064

Link to Venue Website

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