Brief Description: Upcoming EVENTS


The Effective Leader


Location: Virtual


Fall 2021 Semester - Module 2 - "Leading on Purpose"

Octobter 2021 - December 2021 - Registration Now Open!


Session 3:   5 October  2021

Session 3 Practical/Peer Community:  14 Octobter 2021

Session 4:  2 November 2021

Session 4 Practical/Peer Community:  12 November 2021

Peer Community:  9 December 2021


Brief Description:


HPL's Effective Leader Program is a comprehensive practical leadership development program providing leaders with a core success factor; the skills to lead and develop a high performance organization sustained through the habits of a highly effective leader.


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Advanced Value Stream Mapping Skill Development

Location: Virtual Skills Develoment


Program Start: New class launching Oct 2021


Brief Description: Advanced Value Stream Mapping


This virtual skills development program will provide you with the Lean Thinking and Advanced Value Stream Mapping Skills to facilitate and execute improvement projects for information flow processes and knowledge work. 


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Front Line Leadership - Fall 2021- Learn How to be a Great Leader

Location: Virtual Hybrid


Fall 2021 Program Start September 2021


Brief Description: 


One of the most important (and most difficult) positions in our organizations is our Front Line Leaders.  It is where the organization has direct contact with our team members that provide value to our customers. The performance of our Front Line Leaders has a large impact on our organization’s ability to generate and deliver value. 


This program will be deliverd as a virtual hybrid.   Concepts will be learned in an online learning format and practice sessions will be help to enhance skill development


The Front Line Leadership Development program provides your leaders with the skills to create a high performance culture and engage their teams in Lean Thinking.


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Share Showcase 2021 - Best Practice Competition 




November 17, 2021


Brief Description: 


Our 15th annual Share Showcase celebrates the best achievements by our consortium members in 2021. Organizations representing the - High Performance Manufacturing Consortium (HPM), Alliance for Enterprise Excellence (AfEE), Continuous Improvement Alliance (CIA), the Waterloo Wellington Capacity Consortium (WWCC) will participate in our largest best practice sharing and benchmarking event of the year.





Lead from the Middle - High Performance Operations Leadership

Location - Virtual


Fall Program Start - September 2021


Virtual learning sessions (4.5 hours each)

Tuesday, September 14, 2021 - 1:00 - 3:00 PM EST  (Orientation)
Tuesday, September 28, 2021 - 12:30 - 5:00 PM EST
Tuesday, October 19, 2021 - 12:30 - 5:00 PM EST
Thursday, October 28, 2021 - 12:30 - 5:00 PM EST
Tuesday, November 16, 2021 - 12:30 - 5:00 PM EST
Tuesday, December 7, 2021 - 12:30 - 5:00 PM EST
Thursday, January 13, 2022 - 12:30 - 5:00 PM EST
Tuesday, January 25, 2022 - 12:30 - 5:00 PM EST
Tuesday, February 15, 2022 - 12:30 - 5:00 PM EST
Thursday, Marcy 10, 2022 - 12:30 - 5:00 PM EST


Moving from a front-line leader to a middle management leader is one of the most challenging evolution a leader can make.


 his comprehensive and practical leadership skills development program will provide middle managers with the tools and thinking to successfully transition to a High-Performance Middle Manager Leader.


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