Your employees are your greatest asset. Empowering and engaging them to lead continuous
improvement across your organization is a powerful business move that can jump start your CI
initiatives. Your teams are following processes and solving problems as they go every day. Why not give
them the power to implement process improvements as they see the opportunities to do so?
We’ll lead you through a discussion on what empowering your employees really means and how you can
engage them to build a strong foundation for your CI culture.
Meet your presenters:
Tom has more than 30 years of experience in continuous improvement, project management, new product development, and training. He is leading Optima’s continuous improvement alliance in Southern Wisconsin facilitating member tours, best practice sharing, and education. Tom is a master facilitator striving to solve problems through balanced participation of cross-functional teams. He has led successful continuous improvement programs in multiple industries including life sciences, drug development, insurance, personal care research & development, and public utility.
Steve has more than 25 years of experience in marketing, business development and leadership. Prior to joining Optima as the Peer Group Director, Steve was the Managing Director of AeroInnovate, a global business accelerator for early-stage aviation, aerospace and drone startups, and Wisconsin Aerospace Partners. He led AeroInnovate through a period of reorganization and growth which led to the successful acceleration of many startups, development of corporate partnerships and long-term sustainability.
Steve has a BA from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and an MBA from Concordia University-Wisconsin. He lives in Hortonville, WI with his wife and three children.