Leadership for an engaged culture

AME People-centric leadership 101
Monday, Oct. 17 Location Code
8:00am-5:00pm Sheraton Dallas Hotel MW/04


Times listed in CDT. This content will not be available on-demand.


This workshop will explore leadership behaviors and management systems that support a thriving engaged culture. Interactive exercises, discussions, and reflection will provide participants with a learning experience to help them build strong relationships, develop capability, and drive continuous improvement to achieve the value driven purpose of the organization.


An engaged and thriving culture is a key differentiator for success in today's globally competitive marketplace. The question is: How does leadership curate this culture? This workshop will evaluate how traditional leadership behaviors may or may not support these components.

You will learn:

  • The value and benefits of building a people-centric culture
  • The key leadership behaviors necessary to build a people-centric culture
  • The link between building a people-centric culture and the lean/CI tools
  • The importance of vision, goal setting, development of meaningful measures, feedback, and alignment
  • Take away a comprehensive list of videos to share with your teams and a strategy for creating a people-centric culture.


The AME people-centric leadership (PCL) team was established to assist AME in achieving its vision of a manufacturing renaissance driven by people-centric leadership and powered by enterprise excellence. The team develops, it researches, and benchmarks best practices to provide resources to inspire individuals and their organizations to cultivate a people-centric culture. www.ame.org/people-centric-leadership-resources. www.ame.org/people-centric-leadership-resources

Delaware Manufacturing Extension Partnership (DEMEP) is the official representative of the MEP National Network in Delaware. The MEP National Network™ consists of 51 MEP Centers – one in every state and Puerto Rico. It is a unique public-private partnership that delivers comprehensive, proven solutions to U.S. manufacturers, fueling growth and advancing U.S. manufacturing  www.demep.org


Lisa Weis is a people centric, Lean/Continuous Improvement expert, with over 24 years of demonstrated success in helping hundreds of public and private organizations achieve their vision and meet their strategic goals by engaging people, implementing enterprise excellence, and inspiring innovation. Lisa was part of the core team that developed the national lean initiative to help small to medium-sized manufacturers become more globally competitive as part of the NIST Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP). She is currently the Lean Program Director for the DEMEP. Lisa began her career with a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Delaware, setting a solid foundation for problem solving and critical thinking. She is the lead for curriculum development for the Association of Manufacturing Excellence People Centric Leadership initiative. Lisa is a member of the AME Mid-Atlantic board and an AME Excellence Award Assessor .