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Friday, 30 March 2018 21:36

Lean White Belt Certification Training


 PEO Grand River Chapter is pleased to offer Lean White Belt Certification Training on Saturday, May 5, 2018. 

  WHO: All interested PEO Grand River Chapter P.Engs and EITs interested in an introduction to the philosophy, terminology, and core tools of LEAN Thinking

WHAT: Lean White Belt Certification Training for Only $160 (includes 60% discounted session fee, refreshments and lunch.  Breakfast NOT included)

WHERE: Honeywell Cambridge, 155 Sheldon Drive, Cambridge, ON N1R 6X3

 WHEN:  Saturday May 5th, 2018, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm.  Registration 8:00 am - 8:30 am

 This session is offered at a huge discount to PEO members only. This is a one-day interactive, hands-on, simplicity driven workshop that makes lean thinking and lean manufacturing principles easy to understand through a “learning by doing” simulation.

At the end of the workshop, participants should be able to:

  • List and identify the seven wastes
  • Determine what is value added and non-value added
  • Describe the impact of facility layout and set-up time on production
  • Calculate takt time and describe a “pull” type control system


  • Introductions & Icebreaker
  • Lean Principles
  • Basic Lean Concepts and Tools
  • Simulation
  • Summary

Who Should Attend

Those seeking an introduction to the philosophy, terminology and core tools of LEAN thinking. Suitable for everyone in an organization from senior leadership to front-line support staff.

Certificates will be given at the end of the session; which may be used for course fee reiumbursment if your company offers training refunds.


Kenneth Leung, Lean Master Black Belt, P.Eng

Lean Transformation Coach and a passionate Lean Master Black Belt with track record of successful enterprise Lean Transformation through management system and improvement initiatives delivery; combined with solid Lean knowledge and experience in a wide range of industries serving in both private & public, manufacturing & service, government & healthcare sectors.

Kenneth will donate $500 of his professional fee to the Grand River Chapter’s scholarship fund.



Spring and Golf Season is finally here!

This year's Annual PEO Grand River Chapter - 2018 Golf Tournament will be held Thursday June 21st, 2018 at Guelph Lakes Country Club, Shotgun Start: 12:15 pm

CLICK HERE FOR ONLINE REGISTRATION, or Download your registration form HERE

Early Bird Registration ends June 1st.

WHERE:              Guelph Lakes Golf & Country Club

124 Wellington Rd. (Hwy. 24 N), Guelph, ON, N1H 6H7, (519) 822-4222

WHEN:                 Thursday, June 21, 2018

Ø  Shotgun start: 12:15 pm (if adequate #’s permit)

Ø  Driving range included in golf fee

Ø  Please arrive at least 30 minutes early

Ø  Dress code in effect

Ø  Dinner and prize table at 6:00 (finished around 8:00)

Ø  Registration deadline is June 11.

INCLUDED:          Green fee, golf cart, putting contest, buffet dinner, and at least one trip to prize table (with purchase of golf + dinner).

Friday, 16 March 2018 01:43

National Engineering Month 2018

National Engineering Month 2018 kicked off with a huge celebration at Queen’s Park. The Legislative Assembly of Ontario recognized March 1st as the Professional Engineers Day (#PEngDay) in Ontario, the first profession to be recognized for an official day and the first of its kind in Canada!

National Engineering Month (NEM) was created in 1992 as a celebration of engineering excellence in Canada. NEM takes place through out the month of March. Nationwide, NEM is celebrated with over 500 events for young Canadians to learn about the exciting and rewarding world of engineering. NEM events are hosted by the provincial and territorial engineering regulatory bodies.

This year, NEM is celebrated with a theme: ‘There is a place for you’, demonstrating that anyone can be an engineer with passion and dedication. In line with this theme, PEO Grand River Chapter is hosting a Bridge Building Competition this Saturday March 17th at The Museum. The competition involves building a bridge using K’Nex and testing the bridge’s stability among other competitors. For details of the event, read more here…

Across the province, celebrations for NEM are in full swing, with many events happening during march break. For highlights of events taking place this week, read more here …

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