April 3, 2015

Contact: Robyn Kontra

Central Coast Lean to Host Liberating Structures Workshop April 17

SAN LUIS OBISPO — Cal Poly’s Central Coast Lean program will host a Liberating Structures Workshop from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Friday, April 17, at the Monday Club in San Luis Obispo. The workshop will focus on applying methods to transform meetings, decision-making and leadership into efficient models for collective intelligence and growth.  

Keith McCandless, author of the book “Liberating Structures” and a founding partner in the Social Invention Group, will facilitate the workshop. He specializes in organizational development and business strategy. The event will focus specifically on using simple and efficient methods to encourage creativity and enthusiasm within an organization.  

Central Coast Lean is an action research and community outreach program within Cal Poly’s Orfalea College of Business. It seeks to build a local community of lean practice across all industries through learning events and networking opportunities.

The lean concept seeks to maximize customer value in business while minimizing waste. While lean thinking originally began in manufacturing, lean strategies have been successfully implemented in healthcare, education, community organizations, law enforcement and retail businesses. 

Registration is $199 through Friday, April 3; breakfast and lunch are included. Attendees will also have access to a Lean Leadership Forum from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, April 16. The Monday Club is at 1815 Monterey St.

For more information or to register, visit 

About the Orfalea College of Business and Cal Poly
The Orfalea College of Business, one of six academic colleges at Cal Poly, is a nationally ranked, four-year, comprehensive public university in San Luis Obispo, halfway between San Francisco and Los Angeles on the Central Coast. Cal Poly is a distinctive learning community offering academically focused students a hands-on educational experience that prepares them for today’s scientific and technical world. For more information, visit 

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