If They Can Do It, So Can You!  Developing Lean Leaders in a Non-Manufacturing

Presented By:

Darril Wilburn

Session Abstract:

Developing Lean Leaders is never easy.  When leaders are humble enough to see an undesirable current situation and they have the courage to develop a vision of a better future situation then development is possible.  In the words of Margaret Mead “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”

Come and learn about one of these small groups at the Department of Labor and Industry in Washington State and see what they are doing to change the culture of state government practicing Lean Leadership.

About the Facilitator:

Darril Wilburn was a leader in the development and implementation of some of Toyota Motor Manufacturing’s highest profile leadership development programs.  Darril led the Toyota Way 2001 (Toyota core values and principles) implementation at Toyota’s largest manufacturing plant in North America.  Darril worked with The Toyota Institute in Japan in development of the Toyota Business Practice (TBP) leading the global pilot of this program as well as the North American Senior Executive sessions.  While at Toyota, Darril studied the Toyota Production System as a student of OMDD, Toyota’s internal Sensei group. Darril was also part of the team that launched Toyota Motor Manufacturing Texas where he led the assimilation and training of new to Toyota management.

As a Partner at Honsha.org, Darril has had the opportunity to work with both public and private sector organizations including Costco, MM Mars, Nike, Johnson Controls, the Port of Seattle, Washington State Department of Labor and Industry.

Darril is also an active speaker delivering presentations and keynote speeches on Lean Principles around the globe including:

  • Harvard Business Review-Latin America “Lean in Action” lecture series in Chili, Equator, Mexico
  • Featured speaker at Lean Conferences in:
    • The Netherlands
    • Portugal
    • Brazil
    • Washington State Government
  • Abu Dhabi Talent Conference
  • ISM University of Management and Economics, Vilnius, Lithuania

Darril is also co-author and editor of the book, Toyota by Toyota.