Lean Government Exchange

We are pleased to present our 3rd Annual Lean Government Exchange on May 16 in Des Moines! Government and non-profit entities face unique challenges within their Lean journey so we have designed a day of learning aimed at helping you learn how to overcome those challenges. This event is not limited to those in government - anyone with an interest in continuous improvement will benefit from attending.


The day will begin with a keynote address from Terri Runyan, Director of Performance Excellence, City of Fort Collins. Terri has over 27 years of experience working in organizational excellence and leadership development. Her diverse working background includes industries such as healthcare, local government and education. Over the course of her career, she has led organizations through culture change, using criteria set forth by organizations such as the Baldrige Excellence Framework and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) MAGNET certification process.

Your day of learning will continue with breakout sessions focused on three tracks - introducing, growing and sustaining continuous improvement. You will not pre-register for breakouts, they will be filled on a first come, first seated basis.

Read and print the breakout descriptions HERE.

The cost to attend this event is the same for members and non-members. To help ensure maximum value for your organization and action following the conference, we encourage you to register a team of three people from your organization - when you register three or more from your organization at the same time you will receive a per ticket discount. Bringing a team will allow you the opportunity to share various perspectives and best practices with each other and especially when it’s time for implementation.

Please plan to bring your laptop, tablet or smartphone with you as you will use it during the Habit Builder portion of the conference.

We have sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities available for this event. Learn more HERE.


ILC Member and Non-Member - $55
Teams of Three - $150 (must register at the same time)

Guest Accommodations:

We have a block of rooms reserved at the Holiday Inn Des Moines -Airport/Conference Center for Wesnesday, May 15, 2019. The rate for the room is $107 plus taxes, per night. Reservations must be made by Wednesday, April 14, 2019. To reserve a room call, 515-287-2400 and request a room for the ILC Lean Government Exchange or Iowa State University, CIRAS.

    Registration closes May 10th.

    I attended the 2017 Lean Government Exchange with several coworkers. It was very beneficial to have multiple people there because we could attend more sessions. We were able to compare notes and brainstorm ideas for the sessions we attended together. I highly suggest attending the 2018 Lean Government Exchange and bring as many coworkers as possible!

    - Jennifer Peterson, Lean Coordinator/Technical Writer , Muscatine Power and Water

    Thank you to our sponsors!

    Iowa Prison Industries
    Renew Rural Iowa