“Going Lean” in the Non-Profit Sector - Introduction and Case Study with Stuart Nelson (Jigsaw Consulting) and Catherine McDonald (Anne Sullivan Centre)

The Lean Non-Profit

All Non-Profit Organisations will of course be lean, but there is a world of difference between being frugal and applying the lean methodology. Being lean goes far beyond cost-cutting, however. The lean process enables organizations to speed up, be more competitive, and build the capability of their people to identify issues and improve their operations. From this they can increase capacity as they improve efficiency and effectiveness.

There is often a perception Lean can’t be applied outside of the manufacturing setting, but this is changing thanks to many successful lean initiatives in services.

How can Lean be applied to Non-Profit organisations (NPOs) for often complex service delivery?

This breakfast briefing with introduce Lean and the Lean Mindset, its possible applications in Non-Profits and we will hear a case study of a Lean project in the Human Services from Catherine McDonald of the Anne Sullivan Centre.

Registration from 08.00

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Agenda

8-8.30 Networking and Light Breakfast

08:30 - 9:00 A brief introduction to Lean and it applications in the Non-Profit Sector

09.00 - 09.30 A Case Study: Catherine McDonald - The Anne Sullivan Centre

09:30 - 10.00 Q & A, Wrap up & Networking

About the Facilitator

Stuart Nelson BA (Psych); Lean & Six Sigma Black Belt (Jigsaw Consulting)

Stuart works with organisations to solve problems and enable them to develop a Growth Mindset.  Significant management and team leadership experience is combined with over 8 years coaching, training, and consulting.  Recognizing the critical role of the individual in Lean improvements, Stuart completed psychological research into the leader’s role in team engagement, learning and openness to change.  The findings of this research have been presented at academic and professional conferences.  Stuart holds Black Belts in Lean and Six Sigma along with 3rd level qualifications in Psychology, Coaching, Innovation and training.  He is an approved provider of the Enterprise Ireland and IDA Lean offer. 

Catherine McDonald MSc (Anne Sullivan Centre)

Catherine has 13 years leadership experience in the not-for-profit sector. Having completed her training in lean six sigma in 2016, Catherine supported her organisation to reduce inefficiencies and increase the engagement of its people through the development and implementation of lean principles. The development of a continuous improvement and quality mindset among the organisation's management and staff teams has since led to significant organisational improvements. Catherine has a unique skill-set, with third qualifications in social care, health promotion, management in the human services sector and organisational behaviour. She is a member of the British Psychological Society, a certified psychometric testing professional and is currently completing her studies in leadership coaching. 

Anne Sullivan Foundation & Centre

The Anne Sullivan Foundation (ASF) is a national organisation that was established to help children who are deafblind throughout Ireland. It was established in 1989 when a group of concerned parents and friends realised that there was no centre in Ireland dedicated to support children who are deafblind and their families. Since then, it has helped many people who are deafblind and their families in Ireland by funding care, advocacy and outreach programmes.

The foundation was named in tribute to Anne Sullivan (1866-1936), the Irish-American teacher, best known for being the educator and companion of Helen Keller. Helen Keller, author, political activist, and lecturer, was the first ever person who was deafblind to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree.

The Anne Sullivan Centre residential service opened in 1996. Staff members works with service users to develop alternative forms of communication such as adapted and formal sign language, concrete symbols and pictures. Specialist trained staff aim to facilitate our adults to pursue    meaningful, active and fulfilling lives through a range of leisure   activities and community outings. Since 1997, the Anne Sullivan Centre has purchased four houses and built two apartments for residents- this reflected an effort to move toward a less institutional model of care and promote the independence of service users.

Since 2010, the Anne Sullivan Centre has also provided Outreach, Day, Respite, Training and Advocacy Services

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Business Improvement and Innovation Network

A “Hands’ On” networking & learning experience focused on building relationships while gaining insights and perspectives from peers and expert speakers.

BIIN is a new free monthly networking & learning event for leaders, executives & business owners.  While networking is central to the evening, our aim is to build lasting relationships through shared learning experiences that add value to your organisation.

Each month a guest speaker will facilitate the event, with networking and more importantly, a team learning activity in their area of expertise.  A take home learning that you can apply in your organisation.  This shared learning experience allows members to connect at a deeper level, and gain insights and perspectives from peers and expert speakers

April Meeting

'Hardcore Soft-Skills that Get Results'

Michael Luke Collins - MLC Consulting

Overview

Do you think that you could do better in your business, and do you know the skills you need to achieve this? Have you the business-critical knowledge that will help you to grow your business? This BIIN workshop with Michael Luke Collins will give you practical advice and next day applicable actions to help you in your business, including the following:

  • Learn practical soft-skills with immediate application to achieve business results
  • Learn how to identify knowledge that will accelerate your progress
  • Learn how to increase your job satisfaction and enhance your work-place performance
About Michael Luke Collins

Management and communication skills training specialist, Michael Luke Collins, delivers high impact training to enhance the performance capabilities of individuals, teams and organisations. His area of focus relates to practical management and communication skills resulting in increased job satisfaction and enhanced work place performance.

​Michael Luke Collins has a range of academic and professional qualifications ranging from finance to psychology. His background as a senior finance executive initially led him to training others in financial management and lecturing at third level. After an extensive period of research, study, up-skilling and development he re-orientated his teaching to focus on soft skills training.

​He engages a variety of evidence-based practical psychology to enhance performance capabilities of individuals, teams and organisations.

MLC Mission

​Skills training provider, making work enjoyable.

​MLC Vision

To take the work out of work

March Meeting

'Fill your business with ideal clients and find a faster path to way more money.'

Emma Boylan - Out of Box Media

Overview

Is your business a "Me Too" or ‘Same As’’ business, that looks and sounds like everyone else's? This training will help you discover what makes you unique provocative and amazing, and to find a way to harness that in your marketing to make all the money you could ever want!

  • How to grab attention
  • Content that speaks to your ideal client
  • Measuring results of marketing
  • Marketing plans that work
  • Thinking Outside the Box
 
About Emma Boylan

Emma helps small business owners, who struggle with marketing, fill their business with ideal clients and find a faster path to way more money by Standing out and NOT sounding the same as every other business. So they have massive breakthroughs in their profit and attract their ideal clients again and again.Emma left her 9 to 5 job 4 years ago to fulfill her dream of starting her own business; when she saw that most marketing was all the same and that businesses were really struggling to attract the right clients and have a message that made them different. Using her passion for creative content and background in psychology, Emma has helped 100’s of businesses get crystal clear on their message, so they stand out get noticed and fill their businesses with clients in record time!

Photos from February's talk presented by Stuart

Future Events

Members of the network are invited to submit proposals to share their expertise or suggest topics for future events.  Upcoming and proposed events include:

-Innovation & Design Thinking
-Business Model Innovation
-Getting GDPR Ready
-Cybersecurity

The Facilitator

Stuart Nelson BA (Psych) MPSI; Lean & Six Sigma Black Belt

Stuart works with organisations to solve problems and enable them to develop a Growth Mindset.  Significant management and team leadership experience is combined with over 8 years coaching, training, and consulting.  Recognizing the critical role of the individual in Lean improvements, Stuart completed psychological research into the leader’s role in team engagement, learning and openness to change.  The findings of this research have been presented at academic and professional conferences.  Stuart holds Black Belts in Lean and Six Sigma along with 3rd level qualifications in Psychology, Coaching, Innovation and training.  He is an approved provider of the Enterprise Ireland and IDA Lean offer.

Leaders, executives & business owners who are looking to both expand their network and gain valuable insight from peers and expert speakers.

The business innovation & learning network is a free event, supported by Jigsaw Consulting, Bank of Ireland & monthly sponsors.