Be Among the Leaders

An Unparalleled History of Leadership

Philip Samuel

Philip Samuel

Charles O. Holliday

Charles O. Holliday

George Maszle

George Maszle

Stephen Turnipseed

Stephen Turnipseed

Building on seven years of experience, the ISSSP Leadership Conference is the premier Six Sigma event. ISSSP's status as a membership organization singularly enables us to create an unparalled educational and networking atmosphere. Here's just some of the reasons why you and your Six Sigma deployment team should attend. Join us in Scottsdale, AZ on May 16-19, and discover for yourself why year after year, our delegates keep coming back.Enjoy three action-packed days with a program that includes…

  • Conference Keynote Address: Chad Holliday, Chairman and CEO of DuPont
  • Professional Development Workshops
  • In all, 65 hours of presentations from companies including:
    • DuPont
    • Valeant Pharmaceuticals International
    • Brunswick Corporation
    • Chevron
    • Xerox
    • Ceridian
    • TRW Automotive
    • United Health Group
    • Bank of America
    • Seagate Technology
    • Microsoft Corporation
    • Abbott Laboratories
    • Cavendish Farms
  • Crucial Conversations in Six Sigma Workshop by Joseph Grenny
  • Roundtable discussions, educational workshops, and book signings
  • Six Sigma Executive Overview
  • Professional Skills Development

And don't forget the great extra-curricular activities available at the Leadership Conference

  • Benchmarking Forum - Arrange for private forums with other Six Sigma deployments; compare notes and figure out what's working and what's not.
  • Benchmarking Survey - Data from the survey created by our corporate community. Take the survey yourself, and review the results summary. Attend roundtables discussions about key aspects of the survey.
  • Wake Up to Life - Experience the serene perfection Arizonans are proud to call home during this early morning hike. It's a perfect way to start your conference day.
  • Discover Lounge & Showcase - Interact with your fellow delegates in this laid back booth, demo, and loung area.
  • Valuable Connections - An exclusive reception for the top executives in attendance. Contact Roxanne O'Brasky to seek an invitation.
  • Private Team Strategy Sessions - ISSSP can provide space for you to meet with your team before or after the conference, to plan your attendance or debrief what you've learned.
  • Dinner & Entertainment

Plus, you can discover all that Leadership Conference has to offer when you bring your team and spread them around to cover all the concurrent sessions and attend the modules in which your company is most interested.

Tuesday - May 16, 2006

Time Title/Topic
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

What Makes You Different? - Using Lean Sigma to Expand the Innovation and Growth Horizon

George Byrne
Monica Painter, Principal Consultant - IBM Global Business Services

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Beyond the Traditional Six Sigma Toolset: The Next Generation of Analytics

David Mansfield, Vice President - Raptor International, Inc.
Lawrence Goldman, Director of Six Sigma Marketing and certified Black Belt - Crystal Ball Software (Oracle)

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

What Makes You Different? - Using Lean Sigma to Expand the Innovation and Growth Horizon (same as above)

George Byrne

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

The First 90 Days of Deployment & Keys to Success

Steve Zinkgraf, PhD, CEO - Sigma Breakthrough Technologies, Inc.

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Aligning Strategies with Six Sigma Projects for Better Results

Prasad Raje, CEO and Founder - INSTANTIS

3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Innovative DFSS Techniques to Speed Technology

Mark Kiemele, President and Co-Founder - Air Academy Associates

3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Apply Six Sigma to Six Sigma to Drive Your Deployment Further…

David Boghossian, Founder - PowerSteering Software

3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Creating Sustainable Innovation for Growth

Philip Samuel, Vice President - Breakthrough Management Group, Inc.

3:30 PM to 5:30 PM

Leadership FMEA

Ken Somers, Senior Vice President - Human Capital Associates

Wednesday - May 17, 2006

Time Title/Topic
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

Six Sigma from the 9th Floor

Charles O. Holliday, Jr., CEO - DuPont

9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

A LeanSixSigma Approach to The Rising Cost of Health Care

Timothy Tyson, Chief Executive Officer & President - Valeant Pharmaceuticals International

10:45 AM - 11:30 AM

Brunswick's Waste-Free Manufacturing Methodology

Dale Tompkins, VP, Strategy & Corporate Development - Brunswick Corporation

1:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Healthcare Industry Forum

Robert Blaha, President - Human Capital Associates

1:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Energy Industry Forum

Stephen Turnipseed, Lean Sigma Advisor - Chevron

1:30 PM to 5:00 PM

How to Master the Five Crucial Conversations in Six Sigma ñ Confronting the Inevitable Decision Making and Accountability Gaps That Sap Six Sigma progress.

Joseph Grenny, President, CEO - VitalSmarts

1:30 PM to 5:00 PM

Is Your Cognitive Style a Catalyst or Inhibitor for Your Innovation Team?

Philip Samuel, Vice President - Breakthrough Management Group, Inc.

Thursday - May 18, 2006

Time Title/Topic
8:45 AM - 9:30 AM

Leadership Behaviors in Lean Six Sigma Deployments

Warner Williams, Vice President, San Joaquin Valley Strategic Business Unit - Chevron

10:20 AM - 11:00 AM

Building and Sustaining Lean Six Sigma Momentum to Maximize Impact

George Maszle, Director, Lean Six Sigma - Xerox Corporation

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

ONE: The Art and Practice of Conscious Leadership

Lance Secretan, Strategist and Leadership Advisor - The Secretan Center Inc.

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Journey to Excellence: Integrating 6 Sigma with Clinical Quality Improvement

Jody M. Thompson, Director 6 Sigma - OSF Saint Francis Medical Center

1:00 PM - 3:15 PM

ONE: The Art and Practice of Conscious Leadership (same as above)

Lance Secretan, Strategist and Leadership Advisor - The Secretan Center Inc.

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Black Belt Success: It's Not About the Stats...Delivering a Recipe for Improving Black Belt Influence

Holly Duckworth, Master Black Belt - TRW Automotive

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

"Taming the Beast": Understanding and Reducing Variation in Business Processes

Christopher Smith, Master Black Belt - Celanese

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Traditional In-class Training vs. Blended Training for Six Sigma Black Belts

Douglas Evans, Director, Six Sigma Training - Quest Diagnostics

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

From Grassroots to Core Competency

Rob Bryant, Computer Sciences Corporation Master Black Belt - Computer Sciences Corporation

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Six Sigma in Healthcare: The Duke University Hospital Performance Improvement Program

Susan McLean, NCSU Six Sigma Instructor - North Carolina State University

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Six String Leadership Meets Six Sigma

Dave Timmons, President - Six String Leadership, Inc.

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Lean Sigma and Outsourcing

Christine Gannon, Service Engagement Integration Leader - IBM Global Business Services

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

The Master Black Belt - A Unique and Critical Role in Six Sigma Deployments

Andreea Hurduzeu, Master Black Belt - UnitedHealth Group

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Improving Process Improvement: What's Next for Lean Six Sigma?

Dandy Martin, Vice President, Operational Effectiveness
Michael Pestorius, Vice President of Six Sigma - Sanofi-Aventis
Todd Masser, Master Black Belt

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Application of Creativity and Innovation to Business Problems Generating Opportunities for Global, Enterprise-wide Solutions

Donald L. Deptowicz, General Director, Customer Satisfaction

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Designing and Implementing a Blended Learning Model

John Best, Principle Master Black Belt - Seagate Technology

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Expanding the Use of Six Sigma Disciplines and Tools into Sales

Duane Floyd, SVP / Q&P Engineer Executive - Bank of America

4:45 PM - 5:45 PM

Using IT to Drive Business Process Management & Continuous Improvement

Jens Hansen, Senior Director - Microsoft Corporation
Laurie Husak, General Manager - Business Transformation - Microsoft Corporation

4:45 PM - 5:45 PM

Critical Factors That comprise an Outstanding MBB: The Basic Y=f(x) Dilemmat

Roxanne O'Brasky, President - ISSSP, Inc.
Kerry Coolen, Research & Development Manager - Cavendish Farms
Karen Welch, Director, Business Excellence - Abbott Nutrition

Friday - May 19, 2006

Time Title/Topic
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Why is 1/2 Sigma Performance in People Tolerated? How Can We Reach 6 Sigma Levels?

Robert Wilson, President - Advisa

8:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Accelerating Lean-Six Sigma Results Through Innovation Methodologies

Benjamin Cromwell, Six Sigma Master Black Belt, Lean Production Expert - Advanced Integrated Technologies Group
George Land, FarSight Innovation Leader - AIT Group

8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

MISTAKE PROOFING HUMAN ERRORS: A Step by Step Process for Sustained Improvement and Control with Case Studies in Healthcare

Margaret O'Brien, Director Extension Services - North Carolina State University
Susan McLean, NCSU Six Sigma Instructor - North Carolina State University
Timothy Clapp, Director, Textiles Extension Education for Economic Development - North Carolina State University

8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Integrating Lean, Six Sigma and BPM: Towards an Organization-Wide Process Strategy

Paul Harmon, Executive Editor, Business Process Trends - Business Process Trends

10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Why is 1/2 Sigma Performance in People Tolerated? How Can we Reach 6 Sigma Levels?

Heather Haas, Director of Strategic Initiatives - Advisa

10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Accelerating & Sustaining Lean & Lean Six Sigma Initiatives

Margaret Wilson, Operations Manager-Lean Technology Solutions - USC Consulting Group, LLC

10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

How to Design a Process Improvement Program Using Six Sigma

Nidhi Srivastava, Quality Head - Tata Consultancy Services