Lean HE Europe


Check here for information, news and publications from Lean HE Europe steering group. 

A number of regional groups have been established.
  • UK (South) 
  • UK (North & Midlands)
  • UK (Scotland) 
  • Poland 
  • Netherlands and Belgium
Emerging networks:
  • Nordic 
  • Ireland

Information

We continue to shape the Lean HE Europe Committee. Please do get in contact with our Lean HE Europe Chairperson, John Hogg (john.hogg@strath.ac.uk) if you would be interested in joining the Lean HE Europe Continental Division.

We are producing a business model canvas to give an overview of the work of the group.

Watch this space for information on the next Steering Committee meeting.

Lean HE North & Midlands event 12th March 2020

posted 27 Mar 2020, 04:24 by Katie Wall

HE meets Toyota: What one sector can learn from another, hosted by the University of Liverpool.

The day started with an overview of the work undertaken by process and continuous improvement teams at the University of Liverpool before keynote speaker, Peter McArdle from Toyota delivered a presentation on the origins of Lean, the Toyota Production System, the Toyota Way and how we can apply similar practices in HE. Delegates then had an opportunity to ask Peter questions and learn more about Toyota’s practices.

In the afternoon we completed a roundtable improvement kata workshop following on from Toyota’s presentation based on the following four principles: People, Philosophy, Process and Problem Solving. Participants discussed the vision for our institutions, our current position, the next target condition of where we would like to get to and asked everyone to make a personal pledge of something they could start to implement within the next 30 days. Following this, we held an open mic session and gave participants an opportunity to pose their Lean challenges to everyone in the room and get ideas of potential solutions from other universities and from Toyota.

The day was full of lessons, challenges and inspiration with the key takeaway being ‘No company should aim to become a clone of Toyota, as each firm has its internal strengths and cultural idiosyncrasies. However, Toyota's path and the development of the people who got it there serves as a strong lesson for any company that seeks excellence’


Event in Lean HE Netherlands & Belgium - Update

posted 11 Mar 2020, 05:33 by John Hogg

Event LEAN in HE NL&B from March 18 to June 10, 2020

To help limit the spread of the corona virus, the LEAN steering committee in HIGHER EDUCATION NL&B has decided to postpone our first event on Wednesday, March 18, 2020 to Wednesday, June 10, 2020 (location University of Twente, Enschede). The participants for the event come from all over the Netherlands and Belgium. We see the presence of participants from so many different colleges and universities as value. However, due to current government advice, not everyone will be able to be present. Hence the shift of the event to Wednesday 10 June 2020.

#LEANHE #LeanEducation #leanHEinNLenB

Lean HE Southern (UK) Regional Event - 20th April 2020

posted 9 Mar 2020, 07:36 by John Hogg

Registration is now open for our next Lean HE Southern (UK) regional seminar on Service Design and User Engagement – approaches for harnessing people power in your institution.

 

When: Monday 20th April 2020

Time: 10:00 – 15:00

Host University: King’s College London, WC2R 2LS

 

These sessions are great opportunities to share and learn from others in the sector.

 

Book your place, see the programme and find out more about the keynote speakers here.

 

If you have any questions about this event please contact Elaine (King’s College London) or Nichole (Lean HE Southern (UK) Regional Group).

 

We hope to see as many of you there as possible.

 

Best wishes,

 

Lean in HE Southern (UK) Regional Group

Netherlands & Belgium Regional Group Founded

posted 10 Feb 2020, 01:38 by John Hogg

Because learning from each other is often related to the regional setting in which we work, and because it is not possible for many of us to attend the global conference every year, a number of universities and universities of applied science in the Netherlands and Belgium have taken the lead to set up a Dutch branch of LEAN IN HIGHER EDUCATION following the example of other European countries and regions. We strive to jointly improve continuous improvement practices in our educational organizations. We also want to bring together various network initiatives from the past so that we can find each other more easily. Target audience of the network are colleagues from government-funded universities and universities of applied science in the Netherlands and Belgium.

On Wednesday, March 18, 2020, the first event of LEAN IN HIGHER EDUCATION HUB NL&B will take place at the University of Twente.

The program of the day:

09:30 Walk-in

10:00 Welcome and introduction to this network

11:00 Where do we stand in our implementation of lean / continuous improvement

12:00 Lunch

13:00 Presentation by Mirjam Bult, vice-chairman of the Executive Board of the University of Twente

13:30 Presentation by Vincent Wiegel

14:30 Workshops to share knowledge and experience

15:30 Plenary feedback and day evaluation

16:00 Closing with a drink afterwards

 You can sign up for this event – solely Dutch spoken - via the link below.

 https://www.utwente.nl/nl/hr/leanevent/  

 

Book your place NOW for the next North & Midlands seminar

posted 3 Feb 2020, 00:16 by Katie Wall

Dear Colleagues,

 

Registration is now open for the Lean HE North and Midlands seminar hosted by The University of Liverpool.

 

Date: Thursday 12th March 2020

Location: University of Liverpool

Theme: HE meets TOYOTA: What one sector can learn from another

 

Please follow this link to book your place, see the programme for the day and find out more about the speakers.

 

Numbers are limited so please book early to avoid disappointment.

 

If you have any queries, please feel free to email us on: Process.Improve@liverpool.ac.uk.

 

We hope you are just as excited as we are.

 

With kind regards,

 

University of Liverpool on behalf of Lean HE North and Midlands.

Lean HE Poland - 7th Seminar

posted 31 Jan 2020, 01:27 by John Hogg

The 7th Lean HE Poland Seminar is taking place on 10th & 11th February 2020. The seminar is being hosted by the Technical University in Gdansk. The seminar programme includes an update on the 2019 Lean HE International Conference held in Michigan and further development of the Lean HE International network. Attendees will also be sharing case studies, knowledge and experiences from the own universities. For further information please contact Justyna Maciag (justyna.maciag@uj.edu.pl).

Lean HE North and Midlands Seminar – Save The Date!

posted 10 Dec 2019, 04:51 by Katie Wall

Dear Colleagues,

 

The next Lean HE North and Midlands seminar will be hosted by The University of Liverpool.

 

Date: Thursday 12th March 2020

Location: University of Liverpool

Theme: HE meets TOYOTA: What one sector can learn from another

 

Learning from other sectors can be a highly successful way of enabling positive change and what better way to do this than learning from the leading lean exemplar TOYOTA.

 

On the day, we will be hearing from a senior manager from TOYOTA and we want to ensure that you get the most out of this opportunity. If you have any thoughts about the insights you would like to get out of the day, please just let us know by emailing: Process.Improve@liverpool.ac.uk.

 

We will provide further details regarding booking and the agenda for the day in the New Year. If you have any queries in the meantime please don’t hesitate to contact us.

 

We look forward to hearing from you!

 

With kind regards,

 

University of Liverpool on behalf of Lean HE North and Midlands

Lean HE Europe @ the Lean HE International Conference, Michigan

posted 15 Nov 2019, 03:17 by John Hogg   [ updated 24 Jan 2020, 02:32 ]

A meeting of the Lean HE Europe Steering Committee took place on Friday 8th November in the wonderful surroundings of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. We met at the beginning of day 3 of the Lean HE International Conference. During the meeting we discussed our initial plans for helping us to achieve our objectives for 2020. Our Objectives are:
  • Continue to promote Lean activities across the European Division
  • Build the network through identification and engagement of other European counties and universities not currently involved with Lean HE;
  • Support local networks
  • Facilitate and encourage the optimal use of technology and social media to support and develop the work of the Division;
  • Focus on both academic and practitioner activities and audiences
  • Lean HE International Conference in 2021 - provide support to the host institution for the as they begin their early preparations 
If you'd like to hear more about this or would like to join the Lean HE Europe Continental Division, please get in touch at john.hogg@strath.ac.uk 


LeanHE-England event - bookings now open!!

posted 2 Aug 2019, 02:40 by Katie Wall

We're pleased and excited to let you know that bookings are now open for the first joint event of the regional groups, Lean HE North and Midlands, and Lean HE London and South

 

Date: Wednesday September 4th 2019

Location: University of Cambridge

Theme: Developing a CI Community

 

This interactive event will combine practical workshop sessions, informative talks and networking opportunities to explore themes related to developing a CI community in a Higher Education setting. Suitable for practitioners, leaders or anyone with an interest in Lean or continuous improvement, the event will be an opportunity to learn and share with like-minded colleagues.

 

Follow this link to find full details and register your place: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/lean-in-he-developing-a-ci-community-tickets-66998051977?utm_term=eventurl_text

 

Feel free to share this link with colleagues - you do not need to be a member of either group to come along - if you've got an interest in Lean or continuous improvement then we'd love to meet you!


Lean in HE seminar - save the date!

posted 14 Jun 2019, 07:54 by Katie Wall   [ updated 14 Jun 2019, 07:57 ]

Dear colleagues -

 

The next Lean in HE seminar will be a joint event between two of our regional groups, Lean HE North and Midlands, and Lean HE London and South.

 

Date: Wednesday September 4th 2019

Location: University of Cambridge

Theme: Developing a CI Community

 

Further details regarding booking will be announced shortly. 

 

We would like to hear from anyone who has an interesting lean tool or game that they would be willing to demonstrate - ideally something that can be showcased with small groups in an informal 30-40 minute session.

 

Please send expressions of interest including brief details of what the tool or technique is, which aspect of Lean it addresses and who the audience would be. Expressions of interest to be sent to Lucy Price by 30 June.

 

We look forward to reading your submissions.

 

With kind regards

Lean HE North and Midlands, and Lean HE London and South 

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