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Lean for the Office

8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Lean for the Office

Lean Construction does not ONLY apply to project-specific delivery and execution, it applies to all work activity within our companies, including the office environment. This workshop will build on the fundamental lean thinking to target application of techniques in office management and process optimization. New ideas will be explored on how to approach common problems and challenges typical of an office environment within the construction industry.

In this full-day, engaging workshop, you will have hands-on practice of a number of techniques for immediate application. You can expect to take away methods that will drive improvement in all work areas.



  • Process centric thinking
  • Value stream mapping
  • Waste, bottleneck and problem identification
  • Process optimization, standardize and sustain
  • Integration of technology
  • Risk management meets lean
  • Office and workspace layout


The session is ideal for: Anyone in an office-related role, from the frontlines to executive leadership within the construction industry. Including: Administration, Support roles, Accounting, Procurement, Project Coordinators, Project Managers, Architects, Engineers, Estimators, Management and Owners.

1 Gold Seal Credits


Facilitated by: Carla Ciepliski, President, Ternion Results Inc.


Carla Ciepliski, P.Eng. is an industrial is an industrial engineer and consultant with over 20 years of multi-sector experience specializing in operations and business process management and continuous improvement methodologies.  Her career was grounded at Procter & Gamble where there was a best-in-class, integrated application of numerous techniques to support high performance team behaviors and organizational excellence.  Carla started consulting in 2007 focusing on corporate capability building, process optimization and project execution methods using LEAN as the base approach.  She has also been providing workshop learning experiences throughout this time for a range of organizations, post-secondary institutions and industry association groups.  Carla has been involved with construction since 2012 and the evolving Lean Construction movement, including being an active member of the Lean Construction Institute – Canada through Calgary’s community of practice.



February 21, 2019 8:30 am - February 21, 2019 4:00 pm


Venue: Winnipeg Construction Association - Construction Education Centre
Burnell Room