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TWI at the AME 2010 Conference

The mood at the AME conference last week in Baltimore was decidedly more upbeat than 2009. Over 2000 people gathered in a community of learners and teachers. Over 400 of them were from the field of healthcare and many were from all over the world (beyond North America).
We made new friends and caught up with our many old friends throughout the five days. The buzz was about investing in people because no program is successful without the support of the organization at every level. Of course TWI is built on the foundation that investing in people is the way to success in any enterprise.
TWI was on the minds of many. Mentioned in a number of presentations as critical to the success and sustainability of Lean initiatives, Patrick, Bob and Steve were busy answering questions after every breakout session. The interest has never been higher in both manufacturing and healthcare.
Bob and Patrick had a sold out Friday workshop on Implementing TWI. It was based on the content of their new book, Implementing TWI: Creating and Managing a Skills Based Culture. (Productivity Press)
We will be adding more on the conference in the next weeks as we reflect on all the learning.

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