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How to achieve sustainable cultural change

Monday, Oct. 19 Location Code
1:00pm-5:00pm Room 206, 2nd floor MW/25

Develop workable strategies for overcoming barriers to change

Explore effective methods for documenting and understanding your organization’s unique culture; determine culture’s impact on your change initiatives; learn how to overcome cultural barriers to lean implementation; hear how to measure your cultural change and how to document your strategy using an A3 roadmap.


Hear strategies for identifying and understanding the unique, core attributes of your organizational culture and how to overcome cultural barriers to sustainable lean implementation within it. Be enabled to develop an implementation strategy and to problem-solve during your lean journey, during times when you feel as though your progress is being stifled by cultural roadblocks. Learn how to determine the impact of culture on your change program. Discover ways to measure cultural change as you conquer cultural barriers. Hear how to document your strategy using an A3 roadmap. Explore accountability, change management, coaching/communications, continuous improvement, employee engagement, policy deployment/hoshin kanri, strategy and sustainability in small- and medium-sized organizations.


TXM Lean Solutions is one of the leading lean manufacturing coaching companies in the Asia Pacific and North American regions. The company’s innovative application of lean principles and thinking provides solutions that yield sustainable, breakthrough improvements in operational performance. TXM’s customers include major global corporations and small- and medium-sized enterprises in a broad range of industries. www.txm.com.au

Speakers: Ron Spiteri / Theron DeBella / Victor Caune

Ron Spiteri, director and senior consultant at TXM Lean Solutions, has an engineering background. He has been a lean practitioner for more than 20 years. He has a passion for facilitating organization transformation through the innovative application of lean principles. Spiteri served 16 years with Boeing in Sydney, Melbourne and Seattle. He led quality and lean implementation initiatives in Chubb Australasia, utilizing its parent company United Technologies Corporation’s Achieving Competitive Excellence (ACE) program.

Theron DeBella is the vice president-USA at TXM Lean Solutions. DeBella worked 25 years in manufacturing, including experience in deploying lean across a wide range of industries, such as general manufacturing, aerospace, defense, precision machining, food service and banking/finance sectors. DeBella holds a B.S. degree in manufacturing engineering, an MBA degree and certifications in lean and six sigma methodologies. DeBella is an adjunct professor for the National Graduate School of Quality Management in Massachusetts.

Victor Caune facilitates the Best Practice Network in Victoria, Australia, which links organizations to fast track their performance through shared learning, expertise, experience and resources. Caune was the recipient of the 2015 AME (Australia) Jim Watkins Award for his outstanding contributions to operational excellence and the manufacturing industry over a significant time period. Caune has held senior training and HR roles with Kenworth Trucks, Olympic Dam and ACI Fibreglass. He established VC Consulting in 1995, with an emphasis on lean initiatives, organizational development and facilitating industry networks.