2020 Lean in Design Forum

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Collective skills and commitment play a huge role in the success of the design community. From ensuring on-time delivery to guaranteeing high-quality project value, collaboration is vital to a team’s success. High-performing design and construction teams who empower the intersection of equity, diversity and inclusion with Lean methodologies excel at efficiency while increasing client satisfaction, and eliminating re-work.

The 2020 Lean in Design Forum will cover solutions and efficiencies made possible by strong equity, diversity and inclusion across the design community. Session and discussion topics will include:

  • How Lean thinking intersects with ED&I best practices
  • The importance of collaboration and the strength of high performing teams
  • How to use Lean practices to promote equity, inclusion and the advancement of women
  • The connection of design thinking and diversity

The annual 2020 LCI Lean in Design Forum, in partnership with P2SL and AIA, is a unique event where designers come together to learn about and advance Lean methodologies. Industry-leading design practitioners will present on how Lean techniques free up time for creative decision-making and innovative problem-solving on current topics affecting the design community.

Attendees will find immense value in:

  • Presentations by experienced Lean practitioners
  • Interactive learning roundtables
  • Networking virtually among Lean practitioners with passion for collaboration, creativity and efficient project delivery

Join your colleagues in the design community virtually at this year’s Lean in Design Forum!

"I always walk away from the Lean in Design Forum feeling inspired and this year will be no different. I'm looking forward to diving deeper into the role equity, diversity and inclusion plays in supporting high-performing teams and ensuring effective and efficient project outcomes."

Bernita Beikmann, Chief Process Officer, HKS


Note to all virtual Design Forum registrants: All presentations will be recorded, including round tables, so attendees can access the content after the event. We will share a link to a password-protected website with all registrants by June 5.

2020 Lean in Design Forum Printable Agenda (pdf)

2020 Lean in Design Forum Interactive Agenda

2020 Lean in Design Forum Pricing Guide (pdf)

Printable Lean in Design Forum Flyer (pdf)

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Sponsorship Opportunities

Interested in getting your company’s name in front of the leaders in Lean design? Become a Lean in Design Forum Sponsor!

Contact Ilene Goldberg, igoldberg@leanconstruction.org, for more information.

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LCI is an authorized provider of the AIA Continuing Education System (CES). Attendees can earn up to 3 AIA CES with the learning sessions on Day 1, May 27 and up to 2 AIA CES with the learning session on Day 2, May 28.


Ed-CM-LeanAGC of America recognizes the 2020 LCI Lean in Design Forum as qualifying for continuing education hours towards the renewal of AGC’s Certificate of Management-Lean Construction (CM-Lean). Each hour of educational content is equal to 1 hour of CE credit. AGC of America recognizes the Lean in Design Forum as qualifying for 3.0 continuing education (CE) hours for Day 1 May 27 and 2.0 CE hours for Day 2 on May 28 towards the renewal of AGC’s Certificate of Management-Lean Construction (CM-Lean). Attendees can self-report up to 5.0 CE hours total for the full conference.

For questions about Design Forum programming, please contact Joan Piccariello, Director of Program Development, at joanp@leanconstruction.org