Gwendolyn D. Galsworth, Ph.D., is an implementer, coach, and author who has spent nearly 30 years developing and applying the visual workplace principles, concepts, tools, and models. Considered by many the leading visual expert in the world today, Dr. Galsworth is the author of numerous books on strategic improvement and workplace visuality.
A Shingo Prize and Malcolm Baldrige Examiner, Galsworth has helped hundreds of companies accelerate their rates of transformation, strengthen cultural alignment and achieve long-term, sustainable bottom-line outcomes through workplace visuality.
In the 1980s, Dr. Galsworth worked closely with Dr. Shigeo Shingo to develop a western-based poka-yoke method; and with Dr. Ryuji Fukuda to adapt the CEDACÂ® method and Hoshin Kanri/X-Type Matrix Planning (policy deployment) for western audiences. Dr. Galsworth holds a Ph.D. and has led American study missions to some of the world's finest production facilities, including those in Japan. She is a frequent keynote speaker on visual systems, strategic leadership, and cultural conversions and is currently completing her next book: Visual Leadership -When Executives & Supervisors Become Leaders of Improvement.
Dr. Galsworth will presentÂ the day one closing keynote The Visual Workplace: Closing the Gap Visually (Tuesday, 9/25 at 4:15 pm) and a case study of her work with Royal Nooteboom Trailers (Wednesday, 9/26 at 12:50 pm).