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October 11, 2018 Meeting: Cal★HR and the California Leadership & Lean Academy

  • 11 Oct 2018
  • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Delta Dental, 11155 International Drive, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670
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  • $10 Meeting Registration + $10 Catered Meal
  • $10 Meeting Registration + $10 Catered Meal
  • $10 Catered Meal
  • $10 Meeting Registration + $10 Catered Meal

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ASQ Sacramento Section 605
Proudly Presents

and the
California Leadership & Lean Academy


John Sanborn
Kathy Yang

RUs earned = .5

DATE:  Thursday, October 11, 2018 

TIME: 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Meeting Registration - $10 
Catered Meal: an additional $10 per person (only available purchased by 10/9)
Dietary restrictions
 must be emailed to chair@asq605.org
by 10/9

Free Parking

LOCATION: Delta Dental,
Building B Cafeteria,
11155 International Drive,
Rancho Cordova, CA 95670

About the Meeting

The California Department of Human Resources (CalHR) was created on July 1, 2012, by Governor Brown's Reorganization Plan Number 1 of 2011. CalHR is responsible for all issues related to employee salaries and benefits, job classifications, civil rights, training, exams, recruitment and retention. 

As part of CalHR’s Workforce Development Programs and Special Projects, the Statewide Training Center is responsible for both the California Lean and Leadership Academies, as well as statewide trainings. The Statewide Training Center trains approximately 20,000 state employees per year and is continuously expanding its course offerings.

About the Speakers

John Sanborn

John is the Statewide Talent Development Manager overseeing the Statewide Training Center operations, including the California Leadership Academy and California Lean Academy. He is an accomplished Talent Development Manager who has been regarded for orchestrating innovative and superior programs for the reform and development of employee and organizational excellence. Prior to his role at CalHR, John served as a Talent Development Manager and HR Consultant for over 7 years at Walmart. His leadership has helped the Fortune 1 company transform the way they develop and implement talent solutions through an Agile methodology. John’s expertise is in program management, performance development, and employee engagement through the learning experience.


Kathy Yang

Kathy is the Continuous Improvement Consultant with CalHR and leads the state’s Lean Training initiatives. Kathy is certified as a Lean White Belt Trainer and Evaluator by the Government Operations Agency’s Eureka Institute and is certified in Lean Yellow Belt by the Denver Peak Academy. Since joining CalHR, Kathy has helped re-design the Lean White Belt training and White Belt T4T program as well as developing the new Lean Yellow Belt training. Kathy’s expertise is in program administration and management and training development.


5:00 - 5:30pm - Arrive and gather in the Delta Dental Building B Cafeteria 

5:30 - 6:15 pm - John Sanborn and Kathy Yang present “Cal★HR and the California Leadership & Lean Academy”

6:15 - 6:45 pm - Dinner and Social Networking 

6:45 - 7:15 pm - Additional Thoughts; Conclusion with Q & A session 

7:30 pm - Conclude Meeting 

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