Leader standard work: Developing your leadership habit

September 13, 2024 | 9:00 am to 11:00 am
Pacific time
Contact AME: 224-232-5980 | events@ame.org
Member fee: $69
Consortia member fee: $49
Non-Member fee: $99


Virtual Event

Whirlwind and firefighting tend to quickly take over the day. We get wrapped up in the things that are constantly pulling us away from our priorities and things we want to have the greatest impact on. As a leader those priorities are your people. Having a standard way of working helps realign you work to really define what’s important. It gives you a guide to keep you track even when the whirlwind tries to take over. Leader Standard Work (LSW) helps in the creation of new habits as a leader. These new habits allow you to spend more time being present, helping your team grow and develop problem solving skills, and sustaining changes and improvements. This is an interactive session where you will:

  • Focus on what it means to be a leader
  • Understand the value of LSW
  • Create a rough draft of your own LSW

This event does include pre-work. More information will be sent to participants closer to the event date.


AME Seattle Consortium, The Association for Manufacturing Excellence (AME) is the premier not-for-profit organization dedicated to the journey of continuous improvement and enterprise excellence. AME Seattle Consortium is a group of local companies and organizations that collaborate for broad, deep, accelerated lean and continuous improvement progress better, faster, and easier than they can do it alone. These dynamic practitioner-to-practitioner networks are designed to support you in accelerating your company and organization’s journey toward excellence beyond what individual and corporate memberships provide. https://seattle.ame.org/


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.


Friday, September 13, 2024

9 a.m. Kick off and introductions

  • What is LSW and why use it
  • Look at your day, examples of LSW and activities
  • Create your own draft of LSW

11 a.m.  Session concludes


  • 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
  • C-level executives and operational leaders
  • Change leaders responsible for lean and operational excellence transformation
  • Change management leaders
  • Formal and informal leaders who are looking to have more control over their daily activities

We strive to host events that are inclusive and accessible to everyone to fully participate and engage. Please email events@ame.org if you have any questions.

If you are not already a member of AME, we invite you to join at this time. Membership benefits include complimentary and discounted event registrations throughout the entire year. To learn more about membership benefits, please visit here.

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Cancelation Policy: This event may be canceled by AME for any reason. AME is not responsible for incidental costs incurred by registrants. For paid events, registration fee less a $20 administration fee will be refunded up to one week before the event. Substitutions may be made up to three days prior to the start of the event.