Developed in Seattle, USA in 2009, Lean Coffee is a structured, but agenda-less meeting at which participants gather, build an agenda and begin discussing. See leancoffee.org
Conversations are directed and productive because the democratic nature of the meeting, and because of the innate topic interest and expertise of the participants.
The LERC conference will operate an adapted approach, with each group (containing 7 participants, plus facilitators) having a broad key theme to direct the discussion and participants will suggest and discuss topics that fall under each theme. A facilitator team (of two) will provide guidance and ensure the output is captured effectively.
Conference delegates should select a particular lean coffee to attend before the conference.
||Design & Innovation
||Green & Lean
||Leadership & Organisation
||Scheduling & Planning
||Services & Lean
||Technology & Lean
Table updated 2nd September
Lean Coffee themes explanations >>>
We also want to generate themes, ideas and topics for the emerging LERC research agenda, so the sessions will be designed with this in mind.
Note that we will be be seeking volunteers from conference delegates to be workshop facilitators – you can click an option when registering.
Lean Coffee Guides
Download a Lean Coffee Facilitator’s Guide >>>
Download a Lean Coffee Participant’s Guide >>>
Conference registration >>>