CDi Latin America Forum 2021: The Essence of World-Class
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CDi Latin America Forum 2021: The Essence of World-Class
August 12, 2021
Virtual – Zoom
US $19.99 (33% early-bird discount – Limited sale price!)
Normal Price: US $30
What is the Forum and why do we do it?
We, CDi Latin America, want to inspire leaders, collaborators, organizations and the community in general to excellence in every way for a better world.
The CDi Latin America Forum is a space designed for all those who wish to share their knowledge, experience and ideas to promote the understanding of World-Class management, as an important step along the route towards continuous improvement and progress, in their organizations and their community.
World-Class is the search for excellence, which begins with closing gaps between the expectations and reality of the stakeholders (interested parties), but does not end there. Any organization, no matter where it is located, can become a World-Class company, if its focus is on enduring over time with a healthy corporate culture and continuous improvement mindset.
This is an ideal opportunity to receive knowledge and ideas from World-Class management experts, as well as lessons learned by delegates from different organizations on their journey to World-Class. It will also provide an opportunity to make valuable contacts to share successes or questions in the future.
Join us on 12th August 2021 to talk about how to achieve and stay!
Introducing the Speakers
... Outstanding Experts in the Industry
Jim McNeil is a practicing Organizational Change Consultant with industry experience in service, manufacturing, health care, pharmaceutical, telecom, and advanced technology. In his early days, he served as a union leader in the United Auto Workers (UAW). From 1990 – 1997, Jim was President of the largest UAW Local successfully initiating change in a very complex environment.
Jim is a partner with Competitive Dynamics International, a global consultancy with clients in 80 countries and experience in more than 3000 worksites. He holds a Master of Organizational Development degree, has been published in the Journal of the Organization Development Network and co-authored with others three books: “Unleashing the Magic in Organizations”, a field guide titled “Whole-Scale Change Toolkit” published by Barrett-Koehler and recently, “The Five Keys to Continuous Improvement”.
Jim McNeil, USA – Organizational Change
Topic: The Five Keys to Continuous Improvement
David J. McNeil is Director of Continuous Improvement, North America for Competitive Dynamics International, a consultancy with clients in 80 countries, over 3200 worksites and 25 years of experience. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from Michigan State University, Black Belt Certification in Lean Six Sigma as well as being certified in Kaizen Event Facilitation and Value-Stream Mapping. His experience is in Intentional Culture Change methodology, Strategic Planning and in leading World Class Continuous Improvement initiatives in both large and small organizations.
David McNeil, USA – Continuous Improvement
Topic: The Five Keys to Continuous Improvementt
Gabriela Wong works as Industrial Development Manager at Reylácteos S.A. in Ecuador. As such, its objective is to strengthen the culture of excellence and continuous improvement through the implementation of appropriate methodologies. She also leads the development of new products and related processes.
Gabriela has a Bachelor of Science in Food Science with a specialty in Agribusiness Management from the University of Pennsylvania.
Gabriela Wong, Ecuador – Agribusiness Management
Topic: The Dilemma of Investing in Culture Change in Challenging Times
DR. IAN MATHESON
Ian, PhD in Gas Kinetics from St. Andrews University, in Scotland, has been a World-Class company practitioner since 1990, when the west started to take an active interest in the successes demonstrated by the top Asian companies. He has given advice to thousands of leaders in different sectors all around the globe.
He is managing director of CDi-AMA, serving the Americas, Middle East (including India) and Africa.
He and his co-consultants bring many years of experience and an exceptional track record in boosting organizations’ bottom line performance, and making the companies truly great places to work.
Dr. Ian Matheson, Scotland – World Class Practice
Topic: The Essence of Effective Problem Solving
DR. FLORIS BURGER
Floris Burger is a Director of Competitive Dynamics International and has been consulting to the mining industry throughout southern Africa for more than 20 years. Floris’ interests include systems-thinking especially in the context of organizational performance optimization and has authored several peer-reviewed academic journal publications on the aforementioned. Floris holds a PhD in organizational behaviour.
Dr. Floris Burger, South Africa – Organizational Behavior
Topic: Safety Psychology: The Missing Link to Improving Safety in the Workplace
Fabricio López, an Agronomist from the Zamorano Pan-American School of Agriculture and Master in Business Administration (UNITEC), works as General Manager at Regal Springs Honduras. He has practiced his profession in Honduras, Mexico and Indonesia, leading activities from technical and quality control processes, performance management and commercial systems; all with very good success.
Fabricio López, Honduras – Aquaculture Operations Management
Macarena is dedicated to supporting leaders and teams to achieve their goals from a place of integrity and consciousness, empowerment and agency. She does this through professional leadership/executive coaching, leadership training, e-Coaching training, facilitation and speaking engagements.
Previously, she was an international consultant with over 15 years of experience and education in development economics, public health and gender equality. She worked globally for aid agencies, consulting companies and non-profit organisations, before training as a professional Coach and starting a private coaching and leadership training practice.
Macarena Vergara, Chile – Executive and Leadership Coach
Topic: Coaching Skills for Leaders: Why are they necessary?
Rosa has contributed to multinational companies and small enterprises in their quest for excellence, organizational change and business transformation. Her focus is to help companies to build a culture of continuous improvement with special emphasis on dramatically increasing the commitment and involving of employees at all levels of the organization.
As Director of CDI Latin America, she has the opportunity to introduce World Best Practices through the CDI Philosophy in Latin America and to help companies to achieve their strategic business goals. She has collaborated with different operations in Mexico, Ecuador, Peru, Central America, Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay and Chile in sectors such as mining, bottling, pulp and paper, agriculture, finance, sales, academia and services.
Rosa Zapata, Honduras – Organizational Change and World-Class
Topic: Lessons Learned on World-Class journey
|Time (CST)||Topic||Speaker||Company / Country|
|8:00am-8:15am||Welcome and Kick-off||Rosa Zapata||CDI LATIN AMERICA|
|8:15am-8:45am||Coaching Skills for Leaders: Why are they Necessary?||Macarena Vergara||CHILE|
|8:45am-9:00am||Questions and Answers|
|9:00am-9:30am||The Dilemma of Changing Culture in Challenging Times||Gabriela Wong||REYLÁCTEOS ECUADOR|
|9:30am-9:45am||Questions and Answers|
|9:45am-10:15am||The Psychology of Safety: The Missing Link to Improve Workplace Safety||Dr. Floris Burger||CDI SOUTH AFRICA|
|10:15am-10:30am||Questions and Answers|
|10:30am-10:50am||Break / Networking / Individual Rooms|
|10:50am-11:20am||The Essence of Effective Problem-Solving||Dr. Ian Matheson||CDI AMA|
|11:20am-11:35am||Questions and Answers|
|11:35am-12:05pm||TBA||Fabricio López||REGAL SPRINGS HONDURAS|
|12:05pm-12:20pm||Questions and Answers|
|12:20pm-12:50pm||The Five Keys to Continuous Improvement||Jim & David McNeil||CDI USA-CANADA|
|12:50pm-1:05pm||Questions and Answers|
|1:05pm-1:15pm||Lessons Learned on the World-Class Journey||Rosa Zapata||CDI LATIN AMERICA|
|1:15pm-1:30pm||Break / Networking / Individual Rooms|