Wise Webinar Series: Lean Thinking: Eliminating Waste to Increase Value with Teri Johnson

March 31, 2021

Wise Wedesday Webinars:

Lean Thinking: Eliminating Waste to Increase Value

Teri Johnson

Please join us on Wednesday, March 31 for our webinar, "Lean Thinking:  Eliminating Waste to Increase Value", with Teri Johnson.

Lean is a problem-solving philosophy that incorporates numerous tools and strategies within a business to optimize time, resources, and productivity. Originally linked to the continuous quality improvement by Toyota, Lean has now been adopted by many industries including healthcare, manufacturing, banking, government entities and many other organizations. This session will provide an overview of the basic concepts and outline the twofold benefit of promoting Lean practices within your own organization while expanding your ability to collaborate with businesses in identifying value added employment opportunities. Also explored will be the similarity between several common employment supports for individuals with disabilities and effective Lean strategies.

Learning Objectives (Info, tools, and skills attendees will receive):

  • Be provided an overview of basic Lean concepts.
  • Recognize the value of promoting Lean practices to improve and sustain  outcomes.
  • Learn several useful Lean tools that can be utilized immediately to improve efficiency and add value to any setting.

Do you require an accommodation, materials in alternate format or have inquiries about accessibility in this event? If so, please reach out to [email protected] no later than 5pm Friday prior to this webinar. Due to the short turnaround of our webinar series we are unable to accommodate same day requests. We strive to host inclusive, accessible events that enable all individuals, including individuals with disabilities, to engage fully.


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There are no refunds for those that do not attend the scheduled webinar. If you do miss the webinar, we will provide you with a code to access the next webinar free. 


Wise provides Washington State Educator/Teacher Clock Hours for our webinars. For more information and to request Clock Hours, please click here. 

Teri Johnson
For the past 40 years, Teri’s passion and focus has been the development and support of quality employment opportunities for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. She has extensive experience providing individualized technical assistance including: identifying strengths and preferences of individuals to guide job development; designing tasks and environments to accommodate learning styles; utilizing systematic instruction in teaching new and complex tasks; developing self-management strategies to increase and maintain independence; and troubleshooting performance issues including speed, accuracy and employability skills. Teri holds CESP certification and completed the University of Michigan’s Lean Healthcare Certification Program. 
Seattle is home base for Teri, where she lives with her husband, plays with her granddaughter, and cares for an assortment of rescue and foster dogs. 
Supported employment is rooted in the firm belief that all people deserve respect, dignity, and self-determination.  Here at Wise, we are committed to standing up for and embracing positive changes in policies and practices to stamp out oppression and discrimination in our institutions and systems. We are focused on our mission of inclusion and equitable employment for people with disabilities. With this in mind, we ask that all participants extend respect, humility and grace during our events. We strive to create a learning platform where we all leave with new ways of thinking, doing and moving supported employment forward.

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