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How to Actually Love Attending Virtual Conferences

How to Actually Love Attending Virtual Conferences

We're skeptical. Really skeptical. Can virtual conferences actually deliver as much value as in-person events? As many professional conferences are making the shift to a virtual or hybrid format, continuous improvers must follow suit and make the shift, too. If you...

A Unique Reason to Celebrate July by Amy Jenkins

A Unique Reason to Celebrate July by Amy Jenkins

Most Americans envision hot days, flags, barbeques, swimming pools, and fireworks when they think about July. You might be surprised to learn there is more to celebrate in July than America’s independence.  July is Disability Pride MonthJuly is also Disability...

Continuous Improver Profile: Maia Tichenor

Continuous Improver Profile: Maia Tichenor

Here at CII, we really want to know our members. Sure, we could get along fine with just the basic networking events and community interactions but, we strive to be better than “fine”; we want to be a great community! To get to know each other better, we have CI...

4 Powerful Reasons to Attend an In-Person Conference

4 Powerful Reasons to Attend an In-Person Conference

During the COVID19 pandemic, we have made a shift to primarily virtual- and hybrid-work worlds.  With these new working environments, and with the proliferation and the ease in attending virtual conferences, you may be wondering if you will ever go back to in-person...

Falling Out of Love With Continuous Improvement

Falling Out of Love With Continuous Improvement

It happens to every improver at some point in their continuous improvement professional life. They fall out of love with continuous improvement. Sometimes it happens after a failed project. You’ve dedicated so much time and effort to a project that either failed to...

Continuous Improver Profile: Farooq Altaf

Continuous Improver Profile: Farooq Altaf

Here at CII, we really want to know our members. Sure, we could get along fine with just the basic networking events and community interactions but, we strive to be better than “fine”; we want to be a great community! To get to know each other better, we have CI...

Success Strategies: Creating Engagement in a Remote World

Success Strategies: Creating Engagement in a Remote World

The past year has truly tested the skills of continuous improvers and process improvers. While we are always ready to tackle a new challenge, but the past 12 months has given us a challenge like none we've ever seen before. Many improvers have dealt with...

High Anxiety: How to Tackle Impossible Improvement Projects

High Anxiety: How to Tackle Impossible Improvement Projects

At some point in every continuous improver’s career, they have a moment where they are assigned to a seemingly impossible project and they have no idea where to begin. Process improvers feel overwhelmed. They feel intimidated. Most of all, they have an ominous,...

Rip Off & Duplicate: A Continuous Improver’s Guide to R&D

Rip Off & Duplicate: A Continuous Improver’s Guide to R&D

R&D. Nope, not research and development, but rip off and duplicate. Everyone has done this before. When you get stuck on a really tough project, you get frustrated. You just wish you knew if anyone has ever done this before. So, you set off on the Google search....

CI Profile: Evetta ‘Eve’ Aldridge

CI Profile: Evetta ‘Eve’ Aldridge

Here at CII, we really want to know our members. Sure, we could get along fine with just the basic networking events, community interactions, etc… But, we strive to be better than “fine”; we want to be a great community! To get to know each other better, we’re...