Learning from Toyota - Engineering a Kaizen/Lean Summer Camp [presentation]

What can summer camps learn from The Toyota Way?

 Laura, Jack & Travis in Miami at ACA National 2014

Laura, Jack & Travis in Miami at ACA National 2014

It was so exciting to get to present with CampHackers Laura & Jack at the ACA National conference in January and I'm excited to announce that we will be doing it again at ACA MidStates this week!

Jack was kind enough to be part of our What Can Summer Camps Learn from Toyota? podcast about a year and a half ago and we've been keeping the discussion going from there.   

The "Toyota Way" (or what has become known as "lean" thinking) focusses on reducing all waste (time, money, people resources, etc.).  This seemed like a great idea for summer camps who are always looking to do more with less. 

One of my favourite parts of the presentation is that Laura makes huge sketchnotes for everyone as we go.  Check these out (apologies to Laura - the stitching software is a bit off):

 Our Intros and some of the big concepts (including a Value Stream Map)

Our Intros and some of the big concepts (including a Value Stream Map)