Value Innovation Partners (VIPGroup) 
Beginner level
Intermediate level

Lean Leadership

Optimized workforce performance
Monday, Oct. 24 Location Code
8:00am-5:00pm Dallas A3, 1st floor MW/19

Learn how to face the challenges of creating and leading a lean organization; develop a culture where leaders encourage change and generate support for continuous improvement; achieve and sustain improvements while maintaining high productivity and high levels of quality.


Leadership is a crucial component of successful organizations, providing direction with vision, mission and value statements. It supports the actions necessary to meet the goals and objectives. This highly interactive workshop ensures that attendees have the opportunity to learn the tools and skills needed to be successful and to develop action plans for applying them to their organization. Learn about: Leading change; coaching for improved performance; empowerment; problem solving and decision making; visual management and execution control systems; key performance indicator development; reward and recognition system. This workshop identifies the cultural aspects a leader will face and discusses how to address these issues. Through interactive exercises, attendees will also learn about the issues and how to deal with them in a safe practice-type environment.


Value Innovation Partners (VIPGroup) is an operations improvement consulting firm specializing in the delivery of value through implementation of lean manufacturing, six sigma, lean sigma and supply chain management tools and techniques. It helps companies in a variety of industries from discrete parts to continuous flow, from distribution to assembly, from aerospace to pharmaceuticals. VIPGroup has had equal success deploying these tools and techniques in non-traditional settings such as offices, regulated environments and retail.

Presenters: Bill Pierrakeas / Larry Bauman

Bill Pierrakeas is a results-oriented industry advisor and consultant serving in managing consulting with Value Innovation Partners, Ltd. (VIPGroup). He serves on several industry conference panels and advisory boards. He is skilled at developing profitable business relationships at all levels of the supply chain and within the corporate structure. He has extensive experience coaching presidents, senior management and project teams on creating and exceeding performance targets. Pierrakeas is the immediate past president of the Institute of Management Consultants (IMC) Chicagoland Chapter, promoting excellence in management consulting through certification and education. He co-founded C3 Circle, a group of senior executives who foster and reward mutual trust, collaboration and growth with others.

Larry Bauman is a managing consultant with Value Innovation Partners, Ltd. (VIPGroup). He serves as the senior director of business development and special advisor to projects. He specializes in the service industries and provides leadership development, change management, strategy definition and training services in domestic and international markets. He has more than 32 years’ business experience in corporate executive and consulting positions. Bauman serves on the IMC board of directors as president. He holds the designation of Certified Management Consultant (CMC). He has degrees from Oxford College and Emory University, a graduate certificate in marketing from Texas Tech University and a Ph.D. in behavioral economics from Rushmore University. He serves as a visiting professor and teaches strategic business management at several universities.