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The KaiNexus Continuous Improvement Podcast features content from our webinars. We also share conversations with KaiNexus team members and customers from time to time.

This podcast brings you information about continuous improvement best practices, employee engagement, lean, six sigma (and related improvement disciplines) and more. Join us as we explore the nuances of creating a culture of continuous improvement, no matter your level of expertise or your industry.

KaiNexus: Continuous Improvement, Leadership, and More Mark Graban Podcasts

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The KaiNexus Continuous Improvement Podcast features content from our webinars. We also share conversations with KaiNexus team members and customers from time to time.

This podcast brings you information about continuous improvement best practices, employee engagement, lean, six sigma (and related improvement disciplines) and more. Join us as we explore the nuances of creating a culture of continuous improvement, no matter your level of expertise or your industry.

    Raising Lean Thinkers in a Lean House - Webinar Recording

    Raising Lean Thinkers in a Lean House - Webinar Recording

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    Presented by Karidja Sakanogo

    Parenting can sometimes be challenging. Parents are quite often expected to not only raise children, but also to raise adults. As one who is passionate about Lean management, I decided to go further by raising Lean thinkers.

    The purpose of the presentation is to share the core values and dimensions of Lean management that can alleviate motherhood and fatherhood. Applying Lean principles, methods, and tools to our daily lives, we build our own “Lean house”. Thus, we are improving because we are continuously elaborating our standards and finding ways to sustain them.

    Karidja Sakanogo learned from a twenty-year experience in project management, operations management, customer service, and accounting.

    Passionate about Lean Six Sigma methodology and fully dedicated to promoting continuous improvement approaches, her hobby consists in contributing to companies' efficiency and profitability goals. For the past years, her main challenge has been to disseminate LSS concepts, tools, and technics in West Africa by providing training sessions and consulting services.

    Certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt (LSSBB) and Project Management Professional (PMP), her educational background includes a Bachelor’s in Accounting and Finance, a Bachelor's degree in Technical Management, and a M.Sc. In Project Management. She is currently attending The Helms School of Government at Liberty University as a Ph.D. candidate in Public Administration.

    Originally from Côte d'Ivoire in West Africa, Karidja currently lives in West Virginia with her husband and their four adorable kids. Impressed by the power of the values embedded in Lean culture, Karidja found beneficial to raise Lean thinkers. She is excited to share the depth and the breadth of "Raising Lean thinkers in a Lean house".

    • 44 min
    Webinar Preview: Raising Lean Thinkers in a Lean House

    Webinar Preview: Raising Lean Thinkers in a Lean House

    A webinar to be presented May 10 from 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm ET -- REGISTER HERE

    Presented by Karidja Sakanogo

    Parenting can sometimes be challenging. Parents are quite often expected to not only raise children, but also to raise adults. As one who is passionate about Lean management, I decided to go further by raising Lean thinkers.

    The purpose of the presentation is to share the core values and dimensions of Lean management that can alleviate motherhood and fatherhood. Applying Lean principles, methods, and tools to our daily lives, we build our own “Lean house”. Thus, we are improving because we are continuously elaborating our standards and finding ways to sustain them.

    Karidja Sakanogo learned from a twenty-year experience in project management, operations management, customer service, and accounting.

    Passionate about Lean Six Sigma methodology and fully dedicated to promoting continuous improvement approaches, her hobby consists in contributing to companies' efficiency and profitability goals. For the past years, her main challenge has been to disseminate LSS concepts, tools, and technics in West Africa by providing training sessions and consulting services.

    Certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt (LSSBB) and Project Management Professional (PMP), her educational background includes a Bachelor’s in Accounting and Finance, a Bachelor's degree in Technical Management, and a M.Sc. In Project Management. She is currently attending The Helms School of Government at Liberty University as a Ph.D. candidate in Public Administration.

    Originally from Côte d'Ivoire in West Africa, Karidja currently lives in West Virginia with her husband and their four adorable kids. Impressed by the power of the values embedded in Lean culture, Karidja found beneficial to raise Lean thinkers. She is excited to share the depth and the breadth of "Raising Lean thinkers in a Lean house".

    • 9 min
    Kym Guilliotti: Why Did You Join KaiNexus?

    Kym Guilliotti: Why Did You Join KaiNexus?

    We're joined today by Kym Guilotti, Director of Product Management, at KaiNexus about why she joined the company and what she does as a product manager.

    • 11 min
    A Path Forward: Reflections on Patient Safety, Just Culture, and the Nursing Profession after the RaDonda Vaught Conviction

    A Path Forward: Reflections on Patient Safety, Just Culture, and the Nursing Profession after the RaDonda Vaught Conviction

    April 14 from 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm ET

    Website for the event:
    https://info.kainexus.com/continuous-improvement/reflections-on-patient-safety-just-culture-and-the-nursing-profession/webinar/signup?hsLang=en

    Moderator:
    Mark Graban, Senior Advisor, KaiNexus

    Panel:
    Dr. Greg Jacobson, CEO, KaiNexus
    Kelley Reep, Clinical Nurse Specialist
    Rebecca Love, Chief Clinical Officer, IntelyCare
    Brian Weirich, Chief Nursing Officer, Banner Health


    In this panel discussion webinar, you'll hear healthcare leaders and patient safety experts discuss the recent conviction of a nurse who worked at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, RaDonda Vaught.

    You'll hear about the case and the circumstances that led to the tragic death of a patient, Charlene Murphey.

    The discussion will focus on a path forward that focuses on patients and what we can do to prevent systemic errors from harming other patients.

    About the Panelists:

    Greg Jacobson, MD
    Greg graduated from Washington University in St Louis in 1997 with a BS in Biology. He attended Baylor College of Medicine from 1997 to 2001. From 2001 to 2004, he completed a residency in Emergency Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center where he then stayed on as faculty. Greg is the Chief Executive Officer and a co-founder of KaiNexus. He is an ER doctor that is fanatical about the single biggest barrier holding companies back from greatness - their lack of continuous improvement work. It has taken him down the path of developing KaiNexus.


    Rebecca Love, RN, BS, MSN, FIEL
    Rebecca is an experienced nurse executive and the first nurse featured on Ted.com. Rebecca, was the first Director of Nurse Innovation & Entrepreneurship in the United States at Northeastern School of Nursing – the founding initiative in the country designed to empower nurses as innovators and entrepreneurs, where she founded the Nurse Hackathon, the movement has led to transformational change in the Nursing Profession. In early 2019, Rebecca, Co-founded and is President of SONSIEL: The Society of Nurse Scientists, Innovators, Entrepreneurs & Leaders. Rebecca is an experienced Nurse Entrepreneur, founding HireNurses.com in 2013 which was acquired in 2018 by Ryalto, LTD UK, where she served as the Managing Director of US Markets until its acquisition in 2019. Currently, Rebecca serves as the Chief Clinical Officer of IntelyCare, Inc. Rebecca is passionate about empowering nurses and creating communities to help nurses innovate, create and collaborate to start businesses and inventions to transform healthcare.


    Kelley Reep
    Kelly is a Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) in critical care. Kelley came to nursing as a second career after corporate training, freelance writing, and motherhood. She works at a Level 1 Trauma Center in the Southeast. Kelley is a passionate advocate for the bedside nurse, as well as a conference speaker (see her at AACN NTI this May) and the nurse consultant for Critical Care: The Game, a multiplayer board game designed by Lakshman Swamy, MD to teach others about ICU.


    Dr. Brian Weirich
    Brian is Chief Nursing Officer for Banner Health’s Thunderbird hospital. Prior to his role at Banner, Brian held nursing leadership roles at Indiana University Health, University of Colorado Health, Ohio State Medical Center and the Cleveland Clinic where he started as a nurse in the ICU.

    Brian has a Doctorate degree in Health Administration from the Medical University of South Carolina and a Masters degree in Healthcare Administration from Ohio University where he also obtained his Bachelor degree in nursing. Brian is certified in Executive Nursing Practice and has a certification in Artificial Intelligence from Northwestern’s Kellogg school of business.

    Brian is an author/speaker often arguing for the importance of the millennial “tech” generation. He is a co-author of the book, THE NURSES GUIDE TO INNOVATION. In 2017, he began exploring artificial intelligence and crowd sourcing a

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Building a Learning Organization: Leadership Practices & Human Skills that Promote Learning

    Building a Learning Organization: Leadership Practices & Human Skills that Promote Learning

    Presented by Sabrina Malter as part of the KaiNexus Continuous Improvement Webinar series.  

    For decades, executives and academics have talked about the need to build “learning organizations.” That sounds good, but what does it mean in a practical sense? How can leaders unveil the potential of their people and their organizations?  

    In this webinar, we will discuss:  


    Why we have to build a Learning Organization deliberately 
    Leadership practices to promote organizational learning 
    Human skills to promote organizational learning  

    Sabrina Malter is passionate about creating a work environment where everyone can bring their full self to work and make the boldest impact for the organization and beyond. She loves to challenge, encourage, and support organizations that embark on their learning and growth journey.   Sabrina brings her passion to life as a Leadership and Learning Coach & Consultant at her own business, Unveil Business Consulting. She understands the power of Lean thinking in working towards her vision with a special expertise and skill in Kata Coaching, Leadership Development and Cultural Change.   Sabrina’s 25 years of industry background brought her experience and expertise in Business Transformations, Organizational Development and Strategy Management. Her educational background includes a M.Sc. in Sustainability Management from The Open University, UK, as well as further study on Leading People Centered Change, Leadership Coaching, and Professional Resilience.   Sabrina lives with her husband and two daughters in the south of Germany.

    • 1 hr
    Webinar Preview: Building a Learning Organization with Sabrina Malter

    Webinar Preview: Building a Learning Organization with Sabrina Malter

    A preview of a podcast to be presented by Sabrina Malter on April 11, 2022.

    Register to attend live or view the recording

    "Building a Learning Organization: Leadership Practices & Human Skills that Promote Learning"

    For decades, executives and academics have talked about the need to build “learning organizations.” That sounds good, but what does it mean in a practical sense? How can leaders unveil the potential of their people and their organizations?

    In this webinar, we will discuss:  Why we have to build a Learning Organization deliberately Leadership practices to promote organizational learning Human skills to promote organizational learning.


    Why we have to build a Learning Organization deliberately
    Leadership practices to promote organizational learning
    Human skills to promote organizational learning

    Note: The webinar will be presented live, in English, but a German language recording will also be made available a few days in advance. Q&A will also be conducted in English.

    Sabrina Malter is passionate about creating a work environment where everyone can bring their full self to work and make the boldest impact for the organization and beyond. She loves to challenge, encourage, and support organizations that embark on their learning and growth journey.

    Sabrina brings her passion to life as a Leadership and Learning Coach & Consultant at her own business, Unveil Business Consulting. She understands the power of Lean thinking in working towards her vision with a special expertise and skill in Kata Coaching, Leadership Development and Cultural Change.

    Sabrina’s 25 years of industry background brought her experience and expertise in Business Transformations, Organizational Development and Strategy Management. Her educational background includes a M.Sc. in Sustainability Management from The Open University, UK, as well as further study on Leading People Centered Change, Leadership Coaching, and Professional Resilience.

    Sabrina lives with her husband and two daughters in the south of Germany.

    Connect with Sabrina on LinkedIn.

    • 8 min

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