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The Seven Deadly Wastes: How to Reduce Expenses by Identifying Waste in Your Daily Operations

August 30, 2017 @ 11:30 AM1:00 PM

Brown Bag Lunch & Learn Series

The Seven Deadly Wastes: How to Reduce Expenses by Identifying Waste in Your Daily Operations

Learn how to identify waste in your nonprofit operation. We’ll identify the ‘seven deadly wastes’ within an organization and how they can bog down operations, resulting in long process times and increased expenses.

Facilitators: Patrick Adams & Diana Terpstra

Cost: Free!

Attendees are welcome to bring a lunch to this event. Water, coffee, and tea will be provided.

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Patrick AdamsPatrick Adams has been delivering bottom-line results through specialized process improvement solutions for over 15 years. He’s worked with all types of businesses from private, non-profits, government, and manufacturing ranging from small business to billion dollar corporations. Patrick is a proven leader and a highly experienced consultant that is niche focused on organizational strategy and leadership development. He brings a unique human approach to sound team-building practices; creating consensus and enabling empowerment. He motivates, inspires, and drives the right results at all points in the business process.

Diana TerpstraDiana Terpstra is a results-driven consultant with a profound knowledge of business process improvement initiatives based on Toyota Production System philosophies. Diana has extensive experience in coaching leaders on lean tool implementation, problem solving, performance improvement training, strategic planning and product development initiatives. She has a passion to identify and eliminate all forms of organizational waste, think outside the box, and push the envelope to a higher performance level.


August 30, 2017
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
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Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy, Grand Valley State University


Dorothy A. Johnson Center for Philanthropy
201 Front Ave SW, Suite 200
Grand Rapids, MI 49504 United States
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