The Lean HR Summit is a way for HR professionals and other key leaders to understand that Lean HR has two very important roles in the lean transformation. First is to deeply understand and support the lean culture and the shifts it creates in utilizing the genius of all employees; and second, how to extend the capacity of the HR resources by applying lean concepts to the processes that affect people. These two elements are very broad; but as a former CFO, I have learned by experience, that without significant shifts in how we engage employees and how we manage, we will never achieve the true outcomes possible with lean thinking. The Lean HR Summit is the creation of a safe place for the HR professional to learn and explore their critical role in a lean organization.