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November Program Meeting

Lean HR: Applying Process Excellence to Your Practice

Categories: TAHRA Program Meeting

Lean HR: Applying Process Excellence to Your Practice Presented by:  Dwane Lay

Lean principles have been used for years in the manufacturing world, and have started to make an impact in the office as well. These tools can provide the foundation to building a systematic approach to improving your HR practice and lowering costs. In this session, we will review a sample structure for project generation, selection and governance. Additionally, we will apply these tools in an interactive session to create a list of potential actions attendees can use on their return to their organization. The intent is to provide a high level overview of the methodology, provide tools that can be taken and implemented, and provide experience applying the tools within the session.


Learning Objectives:
Understand how the application of Lean principles can improve an HR function.
Review a selection of Lean tools to address idea generation and evaluation.
Discuss a structured approach to selecting and managing an HR project portfolio.


Dwane Lay is the Head of HR Process Design for Dovetail Software, a leading provider of HR case management and employee request management. With over 15 years of HR and leadership experience, he has helped numerous organizations overhaul their practice, processes and technology.  He is the author at, and is recognized as a leading authority on the application of Lean tools and techniques in HR. He is a well know presence on the HR social media landscpe. Dwane holds an MBA, an SPHR, and earned a Six Sigma Black Belt.  He can be found on a variety of platforms, including Twitter (@DwaneLay) and Facebook (

This event is approved for HRCI credits

This program has been approved for 1.0 HR (Strategic) recertification credit hours toward a PHR™, PHR®, PHRca®, SPHR®, GPHR®, PHRi™ and SPHRi™ recertification through the Human Resource Certification Institute® (HRCI®). Please be sure to note the program ID number on your recertification application form. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HRCI website at

The use of this seal is not an endorsement by the HR Certification Institute of the quality of the program. It means that this program has met the HR Certification Institute's criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit.

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November 14, 2012 | 11:15 a.m. - 1 p.m.

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Wyndham Hotel
10918 East 41st Street
Tulsa, OK

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