Carla Geddes

About Practicon

Practicon works with companies to Enable, Accelerate and Sustain Excellence. We specialise in working with companies that manufacture in Australia. We use 'best practice' concepts, expose people to different ways of doing things, develop detailed action plans and provide coaching support to ensure that change is made and sustained to deliver outstanding results. We work in all areas with interventions to address the opportunities that will lead to the greatest benefit.

Many of our clients have long term relationships with us. We would be happy for you to talk with them.

About Carla Geddes

Carla Geddes is the Principal of Practicon. She facilitates improvement by providing people with the knowledge, skills and direction needed for effective change.

She has led change in senior roles with Procter and Gamble, Reckitt and Colman and Goodman Fielder. She now works with Australian companies on improvements, often using High Perfomance Consortia, World Class Manufacturing and Lean Enterprise concepts.

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Services Available

Leveraged Learning Networks

We have expertise in forming and facilitating shared learning networks. Groups are composed of members with common improvement goals. They leverage learning through sharing of Best Practices. In 2002, HPCI won a tender from the Victorian Government to created and facilitate a consortium; the
High Performance Consortium. In 2007 we formed a similar group in Sydney.

Business Improvement

This process determines the key factors in the success of the business and uses them to drive the future activities and direction of the firm. Issues are prioritised and action plans developed. The outcomes are summarised into a One Page Business Plan that is focussed on action and implementation. It is useful for both "start-ups" and well established businesses.

Bottom Line Innovation

Harnessing innovation that leads to bottom line impact is an issue for many companies. We run workshops with teams on specific challenges using a structured process to teach creativity tools to find ideas that will generate Bottom Line Value.

Group Facilitation

We offer expert facilitation for groups in planning, problem solving and issue resolution. Programs often include a blend of skills training, practical applications and coaching support over several weeks to ensure that the change is internalised.

Training & Development

Training is available in the following areas:

  • Business Improvement
  • Profit Improvement
  • Leadership
  • Team Development
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Consulting & Facilitation

Value Stream Mapping

Value Stream Mapping is an excellent tool for identifying opportunities to improve flow. We facilitate workshops to Map Value Streams, identify key improvement ideas and develop detailed action plans.

Manufacturing Improvement

The team has extensive experience in all aspects of manufacturing. We use structured approaches to understand issues and opportunities. We then create custom solutions - blending training, facilitation and consulting.

Leadership Development

We have created an innovative Leadership Development program that combines 8 hours of face-to-face training supported by face-to-face coaching sessions and on- line support. The program is modular and can be run in a variety of formats from one-day intensive followed by coaching to modules and coaching spread over 16 weeks.

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Better Practice Picture Book

Better Practice Picture Book

By Carla Geddes