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Date October 28, 2021 Time 9:00 am - 11:50 am Timezone Atlantic Daylight Time (ADT) Chapter Nova Scotia Place Virtual ZOOM session Cost Free

Nova Scotia Chapter – “Applying Lean to Improve Processes and Reduce Costs in the Public Sector and AGM”

On Thursday, Oct 28, 2021, join your NS Chapter colleagues for an engaging morning of PD learning about how the Province of Nova Scotia and the Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) have been using Lean to optimize business processes, reduce waste, and control budgets. This morning session with be presented via Zoom and is free for all FMI members.

Christopher Anstey from HRM will discuss HRM’s “Money Belt” program which describes the critical role of finance within Improvement Teams in helping translate quantitative process changes into financial terms and how process changes might affect upcoming budgets.

Amos Kamande leads the Operational and Service Excellence Deployment within the Nova Scotia Government.  The OSE team partners with departments across government to assist with the development and deployment of business process improvement projects. Amos will present some of his team’s work in helping Nova Scotia become a recognized leader in applying Lean principles across the public sector.


9:00    Welcome and introductions
9:05    Lean “Money Belt” program at HRM
10:15    Key Success for Lean within the NS Gov
11:30    FMI NS Chapter AGM and Election of Officers (more details to follow)
11:50    Close

The session is free and attendance will include 2021 – 2022 membership in the Nova Scotia Chapter of the Financial Management Institute.

This session qualifies for 2.5 professional development hours. For more information, please contact: novascotia@fmi.ca.

The registration deadline for this event is Tuesday, October 26, 2021.
Register now as capacity is set to the first 90 registrants!


  • Christopher Anstey - Senior Continuous Improvement Specialist - Organizational Performance Excellence, Halifax Regional Municipality

    Christopher has spent the past 10 years helping organizations achieve bottom line results through effective use of resources while promoting a safe and knowledgeable workforce. He holds an MBA in Finance and is a certified Master Black Belt, using his experience to build capacity and guide continuous improvement efforts around the municipality.

  • Amos Kamande - Director, Operational and Service Excellence Deployment within the Nova Scotia Government

    Amos is a professional engineer with Engineers Nova Scotia and is certified a Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt. He has over 20 years of experience helping organizations deploy business process improvement principles across the private and public sectors in a variety of industries, including, manufacturing, service, and transactional sectors