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LEAN Organization Series

Jun 4, 2014 - Jul 9, 2014 7:45am - 4:30pm

University of Wisconsin-Stout, 302 10th Ave., Menomonie, WI 54751
LEAN principles aren't new. For over 29 years, LEAN has been changing business and industry to eliminate waste and increase efficiency. It enables organizations to become customer focused, value-based and resource efficient. Applying LEAN principles for the purpose of streamlining processes leads to greater efficiency and customer satisfaction.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Office and administrative professionals from all industry sectors, including education, government, healthcare, business, financial and service organizations.

LEAN Organization Series Training Schedule:
Four day series offered by the University of Wisconsin-Stout; attend any single day or the full series.
JUNE 4 & 5 and July 9 & 10 – UW-Stout campus
Session 1: LEAN Basics
Session 2: Value Stream/Process Mapping – the Most Critical LEAN Tool
Session 3: Dealing with Challenging Teams and Change Readiness
Session 4: LEAN Processes Need a LEAN Management System

Terese Wentworth, 715-232-5483

Upcycling Workshop

May 2, 2014 10am - 2pm

Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum, Wausau WI
Adults interested in designing and sewing get creative with recycled t-shirts. Artist in residence Nancy Judd guides participants in using pre-made patterns or designing their own to create scarves, backpacks, dog toys, and more. Bring t-shirts to incorporate into your projects. $30 fee includes lunch. Please call 715.845.7010 to register.

Visitor Services, 715.845.7010,

Rhinelander Girlfriend's Getaway

May 2, 2014 - May 4, 2014 All Weekend

Rhinelander, WI
Get your Girlfriend's together and come for a workshop or stay for the weekend!
Check-in begins Friday, May 2nd at 5:00pm at Hext Theater. Comedian Tiffany Norton will perform for the attendees at 7:00pm.
Saturday is a day full of workshops leading up to "Cocktails and Canvasses" that evening at Art Start. Learn how to Fabric Paint while tasting wines from Trig's Cellar 70.
Sunday we'll send you off with a tasty brunch.
Registrations are available at For more information contact the Rhinelander Chamber at 715-365-7464.
Registration deadline is April 18th.

Rhinelander Area Chamber of Commerce

School of the Arts at Rhinelander

Jul 19, 2014 - Jul 23, 2014 Workshops Available Saturday through Wednesday

James Williams Middle School 915 Acacia Lane, Rhinelander, WI, 54501
School of the Arts offers 50 workshops for adults in visual arts, mind/body/spirit, culinary arts and nutrition, performing arts, and writing. Craft your own mix of 1-, 2-, 3-, and 5-day workshops to explore and create in this warm, welcoming place. Yoga sessions, special events at the school, and activities in and around Rhinelander, round out the week.

Laura Gallagher,, 608-263-9732

The Art of Sharon Rotz

May 3, 2014 Trunk Show 9:30am - 11:30am, Workshop 1pm - 4pm

Wisconsin Concrete Park N8236 South Hwy. 13 Phillips, WI 54555
Fiber artist, quilter, author of three books and former Phillips native, Sharon Rotz, will open her trunk of art quilts for a morning presentation showcasing ideas for going beyond traditional quilts by adding a variety of details. During the afternoon “Tucks, Puffs & Other Stuff” workshop, students will make samples of several of the three-dimensional accents seen during the morning presentation. Registration required and space is limited in the afternoon session.

Sharyn Friedell 715-339-7282

Lean Certification Series

Feb 25, 2014 - May 6, 2014 8am - 4pm Each Day

Location: University of Wisconsin-Stout, Menomonie, WI
The Lean Certification series comprises a series of workshops that include live simulations with a mentored implementation project at your company. This powerhouse combination provides swift and targeted technical competencies custom-fit to your unique needs. The cost savings from your first project typically pay back your investment many times over and promote the next continuous improvement activities. Learn more at:
This program is being hosted by University of Wisconsin-Stout’s Professional Education Programs & Services and UW-Stout Manufacturing Outreach Center (MOC).

Joni Geroux, 715-232-5270,