Welcome! The Iowa Lean Consortium is a member-driven organization that helps train your workforce by connecting you to a broad network of continuous improvement professionals and learning opportunities designed to help you improve your people and the competitiveness of your organization.
Our membership is made up of organizations from all sectors of the economy including, but not limited to, manufacturing, healthcare, finance, service/transaction, construction, government, and education.
Our new membership model is designed to give your organization a choice regarding how your organization wants to be involved with the Iowa Lean Consortium. Levels are now based on the number of people your organization wants to have access to the member benefits.
Here are your next steps to join the ILC:
- Review the membership levels and benefits at each level (see below). Click here for a PDF.
- Complete an application.
- Learn more about all member benefits (see below for benefits by type) via our Member Kanban Board and Members Only Page.
- View current member listing.
Memberships are valid January 1 – December 31. Join Now!
What others are saying about being members of the ILC:
|The ability to transform our business and remain agile is a competitive advantage in this current work environment. Because of Lean and our relationship with the Iowa Lean Consortium, Vermeer has been able to quickly reconfigure both our manufacturing and business processes to match the way we need to work today. —Larry Ehlinger, Vermeer|
|We have a very small Continuous Improvement team, so access to ILC’s readily available resources is an important part of our CI journey. We appreciate that the ILC is a member-driven organization. They want to hear from us regarding our needs, and they work to meet those needs. This has allowed Grinnell Mutual to suggest specific training topics and targeted experiences that have improved the quality of education for our CI leaders and accelerated our overall implementation timeline. —Jeff Martin, Grinnell Mutual|
|Muscatine Power and Water is a founding member of the ILC. We continue to participate because it provides us with a way to connect to other organizations across the state—build relationships, learn from others, and share our successes and opportunities. The training opportunities we receive as a member of the organization pay for themselves many times over. —Jennifer Peterson, Muscatine Power & Water|
|Mary Greeley values its membership with the Iowa Lean Consortium because it brings valuable, cost-effective training to our workforce. ILC membership also provides us opportunities to collaborate and benchmark with peers, both within our industry and outside. This is important as we continue our journey toward organizational excellence using the Malcolm Baldrige framework. —Karen Kiel Rosser, Mary Greeley Medical Center|