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WORKSHOP | Transforming Outcomes: Integrating Lean and EBD to Maximize Results

When: August 22 - August 23, 2024
Time: 8:30am Pacific

Virtual Workshop Hours: 

August 22 & 23, 2024
8:30 AM - 12:30 PM Pacific /
11:30 AM - 3:30 PM Eastern

7.0 CEUs

For event questions and info, 
contact Catherine Ancheta, 


Please join us for this hands-on, interactive, virtual workshop!

This two-day interactive workshop will illustrate how the design and implementation process can be informed, complemented, and enhanced by an Evidence-Based Design (EBD) process that uses research findings, data collection and evaluation of results + a Lean methodology for problem solving and continuous improvement. 

EBD is the process of basing decisions about the built environment using credible research to achieve the best outcomes. 

Lean is a methodology that focuses on defining and maximizing value, eliminating waste and continuous improvement.

To address today’s challenges, they need to go hand-in-hand. By integrating these value-based approaches during the planning, design, construction and occupancy of a project, you can maximize project outcomes while improving performance. 

On August 22nd, we will focus on how to apply research: 

  • “Feed the loop”
  • Establish a diverse interdisciplinary team – ideate and collaborate
  • Develop a research topic
  • Leverage Lean methods – “go-to Gemba”, root cause analysis and prioritization
  • Find and apply relevant and valid research

On August 23rd, we will learn how to conduct research:

  • “Close the loop”
  • Test, interpret and evaluate your results
  • Leverage Lean methods – A3 problem-solving, paper dolls and set-based design
  • Conduct a post-occupancy evaluation (POE) or design research
  • Analyze your project metrics to identify its financial and quality benefits

At the end of the two days, you will leave with tools and resources that can be applied to your future projects. 





Affiliate+ (20% off)



Corporate Affiliate Member (15% Discount)



Professional Affiliates (10% Discount)



Student & Individual Affiliates (5% Discount)



Regular Rate





Learning Objectives

  • Explore the added value of integrating an Evidence-Based Design (EBD) process and Lean methods to transform the built environment.
  • Identify opportunities to incorporate both Lean and EBD during the various stages of design, construction and post-occupancy.
  • Gain an understanding of how to build a business case, link design to outcomes and measure and evaluate your results.
  • Learn how firms have successfully integrated these processes to enhance the health, safety and welfare of the users and staff.



Who Should Attend

  • Healthcare architects, designers, and consultants
  • Healthcare executives
  • Healthcare providers
  • Engineering and construction professionals
  • Product manufacturers



Presenting Faculty


Donna Deckard, BSN, MPA, EDAC

Director of Strategic Projects,
The Center for Health Design



Terri Zborowsky, PhD, RN, EDAC, CPXP

Design Researcher,




Andrea Sponsel, RID, EDAC, LSSBB, LEED AP

Process Improvement Strategies Leader, Vice President,