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NWHPEC Board Meeting February 25, 2010 at Columbia Machine In Attendance: Elizabeth King, Bryan Goodman, Kyle Stavig, Charlie Lake, Brett Gantz, Julie Hatten Financial Update (Dale): Mfg. Workforce Strategy Update (Charlie): -Elizabeth updated the Board on the tax audit issue stating that it is mostly -The final report has been resubmitted with suggested changes to resolved with the State stating they made a mistake. Kim’s situation is CCWD. currently under review again, as we may not have had to make any changes. -The Workforce Strategy is in the hands of the OWIB now. The OWIB -Charges from Stoel-Reeves are expected to be around $7500. The Board will start the bid process for the required work for 2010. unanimously agreed that NWHPEC should cover this expense, not ESCO. -OMWS Accomplishments: -Formation of consortia. HiDEC, MWHPEC, and the EV-HPEC Event Updates (Julie): are all doing very well and are an excellent resource for the Learning Tours: We have 11 Learning Tours currently scheduled with two State to tap into. companies indicating they also want to host! At this point, Julie doesn’t have -Work with the Community Colleges to collaborate on any concerns regarding not having enough demand to attend Learning translatable and transferable curriculum Tours. -Overall, the Lean lexicon in the State has been strengthened Training Classes: As Julie is meeting with the membership, training needs -Charlie will likely be in the Mfg. Industry Committee, lead by Mark are documented, but no companies are requesting to host training classes at Lewis from the OWIB this point. Julie and Amy talk on a weekly basis and Julie keeps Amy apprised of her meetings and potential interest. Old Business: Pascal Dennis: Strategy Deployment Executive Forum, scheduled for May 14th at Con-way. Julie and Dale are working with Pascal on course content Backup Training Service Provider: After some discussion, the Board and Julie will announce to the membership by the end of the week of March agreed that we should have several training providers identified to pull 1st. upon, if needed. Learn-Lead-Teach is our primary service provider and we will continue to work with them until demand exceeds their capacity. Improvement Kata SIG & Rother: The I.K. SIG meet for the 1st time on When this happens, we will review the identified training service Feb. 24th for an excellent meeting. Their plan is to meet again mid-March. providers, look for fit and their willingness and ability to meet our needs, Mike Rother is delivering the Toyota Kata Workshop for the MWHPEC March references, etc and make selections at that time. No other action is 30th – April 1st and he is available to work with this group on April 2nd. Julie needed now. is awaiting confirmation from the SIG companies they will pick up Mike’s fee and will update the Board on this. Open Board Director Seat: The Board discussed the list of names brainstormed during our last Board meeting and chose to move forward with two names. Kyle offered to join Julie at the introductory meetings to discuss the Board opportunity and help identify which of the two Next Board Meeting: March 25th from noon – 2:00pm via telecom. names will be the best fit, has the passion, and wants to do this work. Dial: 800-531-3250 Conf. ID: 3928041 Julie and Kyle will update the Board with their recommendation at the next Board meeting. NWHPEC Board Meeting Telecom New Business: New Business: Genie Industries Proposal: Julie presented a proposal from Genie AME Affiliate Program: Julie was recently contacted by Keith Syberg Industries. Genie has a need to send their Workshop Leaders to companies regarding AME exploring an Affiliate program and if NWHPEC would outside of Genie to increase their experience. Genie proposed to send one have any interest in being an affiliate. While nothing is concrete, Keith of their Workshop Leaders to a NWHPEC member to help them run internal suggested that NWHPEC members would gain access to AME Connect, Kaizen events, using the Genie model at a cost to the host company of travel potentially receive discounts into regional workshops, NWHPEC expenses. In return, NWHPEC would provide Genie with 2 seats in any members would have a national group to benchmark, and AME would Executive Forum Workshop at no cost and provide NWHPEC members put NWHPEC’s website link on their website. In return, NWHPEC could access to participating in Genie’s week long Kaizen Events at a cost of $400 guarantee that a certain number of members are also AME members or per person. possibly have a certain number of Corporate AME members and The Board had several concerns with this proposal, such as providing NWHPEC would put AME’s website link on our website. Because Julie facilitation that is consistent and has continuity with what we’ve provided in sits on the W. Region Board, our members are already offered reduced the past with Amy, fit of the Genie person, aka, you never know how anyone rate into local AME workshops, Julie feels like our benchmarking ability will fit, the fact that our consortium is starting to move away from the Kaizen is already strong with 46 member companies who are local, and doesn’t mentality and is more about daily C.I., leadership, and strategy, and this plan feel that putting our website link on AME’s website would provide any could take away work from Amy, who we need to keep engaged in value to the consortium members. Elizabeth King would like to discuss NWHPEC. this further with Mark Lewis, who is on AME’s National Board and may As a counter proposal, the Board suggested offering to help Genie start a have more insight into this. Elizabeth has the action to report back to local consortium, where they could potentially meet their need for sending the Board. their Workshop Leaders to other companies locally. We would volunteer to facilitate an initial meeting with interested companies (Julie & Charlie road trip); up to four Genie people can attend any of our one-day Executive Forum’s at our member rate, more people can attend if seats are available; and we would ask for access for two NWHPEC members to attend one week long Genie Kaizen/quarter at a fee of $400 per person. Julie has a telecom scheduled with Genie during the first week of March and will update the Board at the next meeting. LEI Transformational Leadership Program: LEI offered one free seat to NWHPEC in this program, which Aaron Brown from Con-way attended. The feedback about the program was excellent and Aaron felt it would bring high value to NWHPEC. Julie met with Tom Foco to discuss the possibility of bringing this workshop to NWHPEC: 2 days, 8 people, $24000. Even though Tom asked for a proposal from NWHPEC, the Board felt the gap was so large between what we would propose, that we are going to decline this opportunity for 2010. The Board discussed potentially holding some type of Lean Leadership workshop for top executives in the future, but not at this Page 2 time. Julie will communicate this outcome to Tom.