Private Events

map pinOur private training events offer the most critical information from our open enrollment events, tailored to your audience, industry and operation. At these more intimate sessions, your staff will get the hands-on opportunities they need to understand the step-by-step approach for creating Operational Excellence throughout your organization.

Led by Institute founder, Kevin J. Duggan, and his expert faculty, attendees at the trainings will take part in a mix of educational sessions and practical workshops where they will learn first-hand how to create value streams that flow in every area of the company, from the manufacturing floor to the office floor. They’ll also hear case studies of global companies who have successfully applied this proven approach to Operational Excellence.

Designed for employees at every level and from every area within an organization, the sessions can accommodate from 75 to 500 attendees and generally last one to two days. Our most popular private event focuses on creating Operational Excellence throughout the supply chain. Some organizations find it beneficial to invite their suppliers to attend this event as well – enabling alignment and creating shared goals for both the company and suppliers. Another common approach is to bring in the Institute’s team of experts to run a class as a part of a company’s annual meeting or at an event to launch the start of a new internal improvement program.

To ensure you get the most out of your private session, we’ll customize the training to fit your specific needs.

To talk with one of our senior faculty members about a class for your company, contact us today.


“Kevin was the hit of our conference! His presentation on Operational Excellence was exceptional and provided our attendees a great deal of information as well as an easy process to follow when implementing lean techniques in their own environment. Equally important was Kevin's dynamic speaking skills and ability to engage the audience. Kevin is professional, knowledgeable and a genuine expert in his field.”

Jim Warren, Director of Member Services and Education,
Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, Intl.

“Kevin’s high-energy lead-off keynote address on achieving Operational Excellence really got our conference started on the right foot. His passion and knowledge of lean and OpEx earned him an overwhelming response from attendees. We happily invited him to speak again at next year’s event.”

Jeff Fuchs, Director, The Maryland World Class Consortium 

“We trusted Kevin's team of instructors to conduct our external supplier conference. Kevin’s address, "Creating Operational Excellence," was an excellent means to introduce our suppliers to our goal of Operational Excellence. The workshops were exceptional and provided hands on training for our attendees. The overall conference was a success, and I would recommend any organization to consider the Institute for facilitating their private conferences.”

Jack McQuellon, Caterpillar Inc.

“I have utilized Kevin Duggan at various times over the last 15 years, first at United Technologies Corporation and now at my current company FMC Technologies. He demonstrates a very high level of competency in all things Lean and Operational Excellence, is very articulate and knows how to engage an audience. With his expertise and presentation style, he has my highest recommendation for corporate training and conference keynoting!”

John W. Boyd, Director, Subsea Products, FMC Technologies Inc