Congrats NH Department of Environmental Services Lean Yellow Belt Graduates

Kudos to the recent NH Department of Environmental Services Lean Yellow Belt graduates.

Yellow Belt is a hands-on introduction to the philosophy and methodology of Lean process improvement.

Congrats to the the graduates:

  • Jana Ford
  • Laura Martel
  • Hamilton McLean
  • Cynthia Nelson
  • Melanie Cofrin
  • Steve Couture
  • Jocelyn Degler
  • Stacey Herbold
  • Kristen Svendsen
  • Kelsey Vaughn
  • Laura Filau

PS special thanks to Kate McGovern for making a special trip to 29 Hazen Drive to teach everyone these new skills.  Also, thanks to Felice Janelle, Alan Moulton and Vince Perelli to facilitate the hands-on Lean events, during this training.


Promoting Lean

On Thursday June 7, 2018 Colonel Christopher Wagner, Lt. Jeff Ladieu and Sgt. Thomas Lencki spoke about Lean and the State Police on the NH Today with Jack Heath Radio Show. Every Thursday the State Police conducts a segment on the NH Today with Jack Heath, that highlights the men and women of the State Police. Jack Heath had never heard about Lean and how successful it has been for the State Police and Department of Safety. The segment was very informative and as the group was leaving the studio, a listener commented that she had adopted a Lean way of thinking many years ago and she was excited that the State Police had also adopted a Lean way of thinking.

To hear the podcast follow the link and create an account:


New Lean Black Belts Graduate

On June 1, 2018, eight new Lean Black Belts graduated from the NH Bureau of Education and Training’s Lean Program. The Lean Black Belt program includes both classroom education and training course work combined with extensive project development and implementation. The students work with a mentor to receive guidance and feedback along their journey.

The NH Lean Executive Committee congratulates the recent graduates on their accomplishment!

For more information about the Lean Program at the Bureau of Education and Training for state employees as well as to county, municipal, and Federal employees  please visit


Free Process Improvement Webinars

Online resource for free educational learning with KaiNexus.

Webinars include using Lean for long term solution support, A3 thinking, case samples, coaching, and much more.

Watch from the convenience at your desk or with a group to have a round table discussion.

December NH Lean Network Meeting

Please join us for our quarterly Lean Network Meeting tomorrow, Friday, December 15 from 1:30-3:00 PM at the Department of Environmental Services (29 Hazen Dr, Concord NH).  We will provide an update from the Lean Executive Committee and recap Lean efforts in 2017.  We are also very fortunate to have the current Black Belt Class presenting.

As always, please allow time for networking after the meeting.

If you haven’t already registered, please do so here:

We’ll see you there!

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