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Central Coast Lean Summit 

The Central Coast Lean Summit is an annual gathering of thinkers and practitioners from around the global lean community.  Through workshops, lectures, and interactive activities,  the Summit allows participants to actively learn and apply lean concepts to a variety of industries and specific job functions. 

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CCL Summit 2024

Work better together!

April 18-19th, 2024

Summit large group in front of the SLO Brew Rock

Central Coast Lean Summit 2023

Integrating Scientific Thinking into Your Organization

Sylvain Landry, PhD

Author of Bringing Scientific Thinking to Lifeand

Katie Anderson

Author of Learning to Lead, Leading to Learn

Katie anderson
Learning-to-Lead book jacket
sylvain landry
Bringing scientific thinking to life book jacket

Summit Highlights

 Join us for our 13th annual gathering of thinkers and practitioners from around the “local” lean community as we explore how to integrate scientific thinking into your organization.  In this Summit we will bring together experts and practitioners to discover:

  1. What does it mean to "think scientifically"?

  2. What are the strategic advantages to a scientific approach?

  3. How do you get managers to coach scientific thinking?

  4. How do you get ALL your employees to practice scientific problem solving in their daily work?


Scientific thinking and process improvement is at the sweet spot for people like us that want people, business, and technology to play well together.  Please forward this message to anyone you think would benefit from collaboration with other professionals on integrating scientific thinking and plain good leadership into their organizations.

If you have never been to a Central Coast Lean Summit before, prepare to be pleasantly surprised.  Rather than a smorgasbord of tracks and rooms, where everyone hears something different and integration of ideas are left to chance, we allow everyone to hear and question two great subject matter experts Dr. Sylvain Landry and Katie Anderson.  We then have you breakout with your functional or industry peers to talk about what you just learned, clarify your thinking, and put together a plan for action when you return to work. This allows you to get the most out of your learning/reflection day.  If you need more targeted help, we provide our "Lean Coaching Cafe" with Tracy O’Rourke as our Lead Coach.  Or stay for day two for a master class on lean leadership with author and thought leader Katie Anderson.

Learn More About Our Speakers 

Want to be a Sponsor? 

Summit Sponsorships are available for $1500.  The package includes:

  1. A sponsorship slide scrolled during start-up and breaks,

  2. Company logo on the Summit website and the CCL Sponsorship page all year,

  3. Two invitations to the Lean Networking Reception Monday night (includes 2 guests or 4 total),

  4. Two free registrations to the Summit ($598 value)

  5. Discount of 50% for all your organization's attendees at the Summit!

  6. Table and/or poster in the break area if desired, 

  7. Invitation to the Pre-Summit Wine Tasting Tour and Dinner for special lean guests.


Make Payment on Registration Website 

In addition, please provide:

  1. A high-resolution logo suitable for display on a PowerPoint slide.

  2. Names, titles, and email for two free Lean Networking Reception attendees.

  3. Names, titles, and email for two free Summit attendees. 

*Note that the Post-Summit Workshop is not included in the package.