The Lighthouse for the Blind, Inc. 
Advanced level

Lean and six sigma training games

Using games and activities to help train lean concepts


Practitioner Presentation
Wednesday, Nov. 6 Location Code
11:00am-12:00pm Regency Ballroom B, West Tower, Ballroom Level WS/26



Continuous improvement and training professionals can, at times, have difficulty describing or explaining the concepts and benefits of one piece flow, kanban and variation reduction with a slideshow.  Discover how trainees often learn, retain and relate more to a tactile visual environment.


Hear about a series of training games and activities that will assist in your training efforts. Visualizing a transactional process, manufacturing flow and kanban are all basic lean concepts to reduce waste, but only if your trainees see it relate to what they do. These concepts and more all have fun games and activities that have been developed over the years and give trainees a "hands on" experience with lean and six sigma. Gain insights into tips and tricks to keep your audience listening and learning - games and activities such as, Make a Process Visual, Lego Factory, Lean Bingo, Who Wants to be a Lean Geek, Catapults vs Dice, Kanban Pizza and the Spaghetti Tower of Death.


The Lighthouse for the Blind is a 500-employee aerospace and military equipment manufacturing company located in Seattle, WA., that specializes in employing the blind and deaf-blind. Over 85 percent of the direct workforce is legally blind. Just celebrating its 100-year anniversary, The Lighthouse, like any other company, is experiencing competition, pricing pressures, and mandatory minimum wage increases requiring it to become a more efficient business.

Presenter: Brent Weichers

Brent Weichers has 35 years of lean transformation experience, with Toyota and Danaher as the biggest portion of his professional background. He has trained agencies of the federal government and major corporations through their lean journey. Weichers is currently the director of continuous improvement at The Lighthouse for the Blind, Inc.