Corporate Performance Improvement Summit (West Africa) - 2014

Corporate Performance Improvement Summit (West Africa) - 2014
past about 4 years ago

Thu, Jun 5. 8:00AM - 4:00PM

Fiesta Royale Hotel North Dzorwulu, Accra, Ghana

Ticket Information

Tickets Fee Price (GHS) Quantity
Basic - Day 1 more info

Conference Only

3.0 650.00 N/A
Basic - Day 1 & 2 more info

Conference + Master Class

3.0 950.00 N/A
Silver - Day 1 more info

Conference Only

3.0 750.00 N/A
Silver - Day 1 & 2 more info

Conference + Master Class

3.0 1,050.00 N/A
Gold - Day 1 more info

Conference Only

3.0 850.00 N/A
Gold - Day 1 & 2 more info

Conference + Master Class

3.0 1,150.00 N/A
Platinum - Day 1 more info

Conference Only

3.0 950.00 N/A
Platinum - Day 1 & 2 more info

Conference + Master Class

3.0 1,250.00 N/A

Event Details

The Summit will bring together leading heads of business performance, change management, operational excellence, continuous improvement, six sigma and quality, and different perspectives from a variety of public and private sector performance improvement case studies. More than 40 organizations are expected to participate in this year’s event.  The corporate and global setting will be well represented by the wide variety of business sectors in which our participants work.

Key features:

  • A variety of plenary, keynote, workshop and practical sessions on thought provoking Corporate Performance Improvement related topics.
  • A variety of networking and refreshment breaks
  • Access to audio recordings of proceedings
  • Opportunity to train and get certified as a Lean Six Sigma Champion upon attending the session
  • Opportunities for Private Corporate sessions where you can book a 3 hour Private session with a selection of our speakers and experts at your organisation.

Keynote Speakers:

R. Scott Bonney, MBB - Enterprise Master Black Belt, US Department of Defence R. Scott Bonney is a 1990 graduate of the United States Naval Academy. After serving as a Naval Officer in surface warfare for four years and completing his Masters degree in Education, Scott began working in the automotive industry, including four years in polymers and injection manufacturing, and six years in just-in-time, just-in-sequence assembly.

As the Master Black Belt for Johnson Controls' North American JIT, Ford and Nissan Business Units, he oversaw 8 CPI Managers, 15 Black Belts, and 75 Green Belts, leading performance improvement activities at 10 facilities across Mexico, the United States, and Canada.

In 2004, Scott returned to supporting the Navy, taking a position with Northrop Grumman Corporation and serving as Master Black Belt to the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) Lean Six Sigma College, where he taught, developed curricula, mentored, and facilitated strategic planning sessions. In 2008, Scott was hired by the Office of the Secretary of Defense to train, mentor, and execute enterprise-wide performance improvement projects. It was at this time that he first began bringing together performance improvement professionals across the U.S. federal government to form the Federal Improvement Team (FIT) -- a team that has since grown to include members from 29 different U.S. Federal Agencies.

Scott served as a loaned executive to the U.S. Army Central Command in 2009-2010, spending five months in Kuwait leading the DoD performance improvement efforts with Black Belt and Master Black Belt teams in Iraq, Kuwait, and Afghanistan, earning the Secretary of Defense Medal for the Global War on Terror. After returning to the U.S., Scott made the shift to Army service, accepting a position with the Office of the Secretary of the Army as a Master Black Belt, where he currently works as the Lead Instructor for Army's Master Black Belt training, mentoring new Master Black Belts, and executing enterprise transformation projects for Headquarters, Department of the Army. He continues to Chair the Federal Improvement Team.

Scott holds American Society for Quality Certifications in Quality Engineering, Quality Auditing, Management of Quality and Organizational Excellence, Black Belt, and DoN/ASQ Lean Six Sigma Black Belt. He is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP), holds multiple Master Black Belt certifications, has earned his postgraduate professional license in secondary education, and is a doctoral student in Quality Management Systems at the National Graduate School. Scott lives with his wife, one dog, two cats, three children, and countless just south of Washington D.C. in Manassas, Virginia.


Ricky Kujawa, Chairman, Performance Through People International. Enterprise Master Black Belt, US Department of Defence Ricky has enjoyed three separate career. In the first he rose to Manage the Glasgow area of the UK, the largest in the UK, with a leading UK Financial Organisation. His responsibilities included business development, stakeholder management which included 45 "Sub Branches" and 300 Introducers plus the management of 12 Full Branches and over 100 staff. In addition he was responsible for customer service, audit standards and people development which included acting as a centre for fast track graduate recruitment and development.

Ricky also acted as a tutor/coach at the National Training Centre in the UK where he presented and facilitated courses for up and coming managers. He then set up and ran a Training Centre in Scotland which served the 700 staff in Scotland and Northern Ireland. His team covered a spectrum of courses and included our "stakeholders" within the process - a first in its time. Ricky also introduced new customer service and branch organisation which was then rolled out nationally. HeRicky decided to leave in 1992 and established a small group of companies before disposing of his interests in these in 1997. He took time to take a post graduate qualification in Entrepreneurship to add to his existing qualifications and trained and became accredited in ISO, EFQM and Investors in People. He formed a consultancy and has been involved in research in Leadership in Project Management Teams, Establishing an Excellence Forum and in Mentoring and Presenting to MBA students at a business school. He was also involved in work to create a centre for future thinking for a University.

His interests in working overseas led to Investors in People work in many countries including a number in Africa, The Middle East and in Europe and Eurasia. He has also advised and presented on a number of topics including: ROI on Learning and Development, The role of the professional adviser in the 21 st Century; The Changing Role of HR and in Turning Managers into Leaders amongst others in conferences and in both public and private sectors in a wide range of sectors.

Please view profiles of our keynote speakers here:

If you would like to join the East Africa event (10th June 2014), please feel free to send us an email and we would provide you with all the support you may need in attending for that event.

For further information booking or sponsorship, please call +233 30 297 5668, +233 26 962 8023. You may also email


Ticket price(s)
***Please see price schedule below (VAT Exclusive)

Category Conference Only (Day 1) Conference + Master Class
(Day 1 & 2)
Basic GH¢ 650 GH¢ 950 Silver GH¢ 750 GH¢ 1,050 Gold GH¢ 850 GH¢ 1,150 Platinum GH¢ 950 GH¢ 1,250


See benefits below:

Silver Gold Platinum
  • Access to all   keynotes and workshops
  • Networking   lunch and coffee breaks


  • Access to all   keynotes and workshops
  • Networking   lunch and coffee breaks
  • Access to   presentation slides post-Conference

+Access to   audio recordings from every conference session

  • Access to all keynotes and workshops
  • Networking lunch and coffee breaks
  • Access to presentation slides post-Conference
  • Access to audio recordings from every conference session

+1 seat at Opening Business networking buffet

*There is the unique opportunity to have an exclusive 3 hour session with one Ricky Kujawa or Scott Bonney in a three(3) hour private corporate session at your premises. These will be three hours of hands on diagnostics and support tackling specific in-house issues from Top down. These sessions will run between 3rd - 6th June 2013. If you would like to find out more and book for this, kindly send me an email and I will reply with a Private Corporate Session Booking form.

Among the thematic areas for discussion are:

Bound for flight: Elevating organizational excellence using Lean Six Sigma

Performance Improvement continues to evolve.  Six Sigma, Lean, Theory of Constraints, Change Management; soft skills, technical skills, leadership skills... it's hard to know who to listen to or where to begin your own transformation journey.  The answer is, right here!  Join Enterprise Master Black Belt R. Scott Bonney as he walks through the core concepts of many of the most popular and successful performance improvement methods of the past several decades.  Breaking down the confusing terms and with an eye toward the history of many of the "new" tools in our transformation arsenal, you will leave this presentation with a clearer understanding of what works, why it works, and renewed confidence that you can make it work in your own organization, from cubicle-land to the board room.


Making Organizational Change Work: Change Management for the entire workforce

Pay-for-performance, meaningful use, compliance, increased productivity, standardized organisational practices. These are all initiatives that need to happen at most organization in order to assure continued organizational success, and all of them involve an engaged and motivated team. Come and explore how to make change work in your organisation.


Linking Performance Management and Strategy Execution to Drive Business Improvement

Most organisations have performance objectives and measures, but they are often disconnected from the process of strategy implementation and review. This conference examines how to implement good strategy, how performance management systems - objectives, targets, measures and incentives – are a means to connect strategy with decisions and actions, and how to engage staff in times of change.


Strategic Planning: A common-sense, collaborative approach to integrated strategic deployment

Strategy is more than thinking about the big picture -- it's about translating the vision into action.  The simpler and clearer the plan, the more quickly and effectively you can gain buy-in and begin breaking the constraints that stand between the as-is and the to-be.  Master Black Belt R. Scott Bonney has facilitated strategic planning sessions for Agencies and Military Services across the United States Federal Government.  Come and learn how to facilitate your own leadership team to quickly understand its core customers, products, and processes.  Stop trying to fix everything.  Identify the few critical constraints that impede your organization, and develop a plan to quantify and execute the most critical projects for immediate enterprise-wide results.


Return on Investment on staff training and development

The Board may see a big picture of how the training affects the company’s ability to achieve its corporate goals. The finance department may be looking to see how training stacks up financially against other ways to invest the company’s money, and whether the training, as carried out, was financially more effective than alternative forms of development. The business unit manager may be solely concerned with the impact on performance and productivity in achieving the goals of their department. The training and development manager may be concerned with the impact training programmes are having on the credibility and status as the training function within the company and its ability to secure investment in the future to drive further business performance enhancements. The question is ‘How do you measure ROI on the investment you make or plan to make on your human capital to elicit organisation’s continuous improvement?’


Using Performance Information to drive decision making and improve results

In our current era of technology and metrics, it’s likely that your management team has great performance data. Now the question is how do you use that data to improve your organization's performance? This session will review the cornerstones of data that organizations need to drive innovation, enhance care quality, and improve operational performance.