Leader standard work: Creating your new leadership routine

June 6, 2024 | 9:00 am to 11:00 am
Pacific Time
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Member Fee: Complimentary
Non-Member Fee: $99


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The true purpose of leadership is to empower and develop your employees so they can achieve awesome things. To accomplish this, you need a standard way of working that will allow you to maximize your efficiency and impact while fulfilling your most important duty to your people.

As the whirlwind takes over our day, we quickly lose control of our priorities. Once we fall into firefighting mode, our ability to improve and sustain processes and activities becomes secondary. This is where Leader Standard Work (LSW) comes into play. LSW is the foundation for creating new leadership habits that will allow you to spend more time listening to your team, developing your team’s problem-solving abilities, and sustaining improvements.

During this interactive session you will:

  • Gain an understanding of the value of implementing LSW
  • Create a first draft of your own LSW
  • Be inspired to start your new daily habits

Kelly DePaolo is a learning and development specialist at A-dec. She facilitates the corporate continuous improvement training program. DePaolo designs and facilitates training programs that focus on lean tools and concepts. She has spent the past 15 years in a formal continuous improvement role as a trainer, facilitator, and coach. Her role allows her to work hands on with departments throughout the organization, both in manufacturing and administrative areas, to identify non-value-added activities and help team members create new processes that are designed to create consistent, dependable outputs every time that conform to customer requirements. She enjoys working one-on-one and with teams to help develop their problem solving and improvement skills. DePaolo joined the AME Western Region board of directors in 2020.


Jennifer Ayers is the executive director for the Northwest High Performance Enterprise Consortium (NWHPEC), a nonprofit lean learning organization in Portland, Ore. In this role, Ayers is responsible for planning and organizing continuous improvement learning experiences and coordinating benchmarking and sharing between consortium members. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in industrial engineering and manufacturing engineering, and has spent her career implementing lean principles in both manufacturing and administrative settings. She has held roles as a manufacturing/process engineer, engineering design manager, project manager, and operational excellence manager. She had the opportunity to work at UPS, GE, and A-dec prior to joining NWHPEC. Ayers loves engaging with people, creating and executing strategy, and developing learning programs that build new capabilities. She joined the AME Western Region board of directors in 2019 and has been an AME member since 2009.


  • Gain an understanding of the value of implementing LSW
  • Learn how to connect LSW to your organizational/department/personal purpose
  • Discover what elements should be included in your LSW (some may surprise you)
  • Start creating a draft of your own LSW
  • Be inspired to start your new daily habits

Thursday, June 6, 2024

  • Kickoff/introductions
  • Why is Leader Standard Work (LSW) important?
  • How do you identify the true priorities in your day?
  • Examples of LSW and how it is used
  • Creating a first draft of your own LSW

Leaders and individual contributors seeking to build more structure and accountability into their day to ensure successful outcomes.


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