This is your opportunity to learn from very experienced lean practitioners.  Please join us for a moderated Q&A opportunity with two of our LPAS 2020 Conference speakers, Jim Bennett and our Keynote speaker Karyn Ross. 

Learning objectives:

  • Hear lessons learned from two experienced lean practitioners

  • Learn about the LPAS 2020 Conference, held online on Oct 22, 2020. 



Karyn is on a mission to Help People Improve the World. An artist, internationally acclaimed speaker, award-winning author, consultant, coach and lean practitioner, Karyn travels the globe teaching people how to combine creativity, lean and kindness to make a better world. As well as being the owner of KRC (Karyn Ross Consulting), Karyn is the Founder and President of the Love and Kindness Project Foundation, a registered public charity fostering projects that spread love and kindness in the world, and Founding Mother of Women in Lean – Our Table.   

Karyn has published five books: How to Coach for Creativity and Service Excellence: A Lean Coaching Workbook, the Shingo-award winning The Toyota Way to Service Excellence: Lean Transformation in Service Organizations, I’ll Keep You Posted: 102 of My Reflections to Help You Start – and Deepen – Your Own Active Reflection Process, Think Kindly – Speak Kindly – Act Kindly: 366 Easy and Free Ideas You Can Use to Create a Kinder World…Starting Today, and Big Karma and Little Kosmo Help Each Other. Proceeds from all book go directly to The Love and Kindness Project Foundation.

When not traveling, Karyn spends time designing and sewing her own clothes! Follow Karyn on LinkedIn for a daily inspirational post about creativity, kindness and/or lean. 


Jim Bennett, Manager of Technology Services for the Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools, has over 30 years of experience managing cross-functional teams deploying enterprise-scale projects, both domestically and internationally. Jim is a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt and has several Agile certifications. Since joining the GSCS nine years ago, Jim has been bringing his knowledge of IT best practices, along with Agile and Lean Six Sigma frameworks and methodologies to the Division to improve operations and efficiencies in all departments. He has sat as chair, co-chair or member of various provincial working advisory groups. Along with his role at the school division, Jim is currently on the board of the Saskatchewan Association of School Board Officials, and Lead for the K-12 Education Network in the American Society for Quality. In his free time, Jim loves playing with his 4 grandchildren and exploring his hobbies of woodworking, music and cooking.


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