Lean HE Australasia


News, Publications and Links

Network for Change and Continuous Improvement - ncci-cu.org


Official Journal of Lean Global Network - providing insight into Lean thinking and practice to help you with the strategies and tools for change 

Lawrence H; Cairns N.J. (2015) University of Strathclyde 

How to get involved:

Our goal is to connect you with others in the higher education field that are considering how the Lean  methodology can be used to improve service. Getting involved is easy - send your contact information and we'll include you in our communications, network series and seminars.

Contact information: 
Valerie Runyan,  
Lean Advisor
Macquarie University, Sydney Australia valerie.runyan@mq.edu.au



Meeting Dates

Melbourne University - Seminar Series - May 4 2017

Griffith University - Seminar Series - August 10 2017

International Lean Conference - November 1 -3 2017 


Griffith University - Seminar Series August 10 2017

posted 26 May 2017, 19:06 by valerie runyan   [ updated 16 Jul 2017, 19:59 ]


The  External Speaker will be  Cameron Murray, General Manager Commercial  for GOLDOC https://www.gc2018.com/people/cameron-murray


As the Commercial Manager for GOLDOC Cameron will give us an understanding of how GODOC delivers its outcomes, develops and refines its business processes from one major event to another and how it partners with sponsors and stakeholders to deliver its remit and obtain a greater understanding of the culture which underpins success. 


The agenda will include:


  1. Cameron Murray from GOLDOC
  2. A facilitated session led by Theresa Dau from Monash with a panel of Lean HE practitioners. The panel will cover lessons learned in the implementation and use of Lean in HE
  3. ANU will present on the frameworks they use to support planning in the service improvement space.

We will also have the opportunity for group discussion, networking, an update from all participating universities and where we are with the conference planning. 

It will be a very full day! Please confirm your attendance: Lean2017@mq.edu.au attendance is free.


Melbourne Seminar Series - May 4 2017

posted 20 Feb 2017, 17:19 by valerie runyan

The Lean in HE Australasia Network agreed to hold a series of seminars in 2017 with the first seminar to be on May 4 2017 from 10:00am - 2:00 pm at Melbourne University. 

The seminar will include:

1.  a speaker from outside the He Industry on Lean benefits realisation
2. new initiatives from the host of the series, Melbourne University on the use of robotic process automation
3. a chance for all members to discuss new initiatives,  changes and challenges
4. an update  on the 2017 Lean in HE Conference.

Please email Lean2017@mq.edu.au if you would like to register for this series, it is free of charge. 

Lean in HE Practices/Second Meeting

posted 29 Oct 2016, 15:32 by Paolo Errore   [ updated 29 Oct 2016, 15:32 by Steve Yorkstone ]

First week of December 2016 (date to be confirmed) at Macquarie University Sydney: The second meeting for the Lean HE Australasia continental division will be scheduled. This meeting will be a ½ day workshop to confirm the terms of reference review for lean in HE practices.

Workshop on Macquarie University's lean journey

posted 29 Oct 2016, 15:31 by Paolo Errore   [ updated 29 Oct 2016, 15:31 by Steve Yorkstone ]

On October 19th, 2016 Macquarie University will be conducting a ½ day workshop for universities to understand the lean at Macquarie Journey, the three fundamentals of lean, a case study and a question and answer time with participants, critical friends and supervisors who have participated in a Rapid Improvement Event (RIE).

First Meeting!

posted 29 Oct 2016, 15:28 by Paolo Errore   [ updated 29 Oct 2016, 15:28 by Steve Yorkstone ]

The first meeting for the Australasia continental division was held on Thursday the 11th of August in Brisbane at the COU Campus.

Contact Valerie Runyan for more information.

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