Integral approach to business sustainability

Biznesa izaicinājumi Latvijas simtsgadē - BVK konference


The College of Business Administration
invites to the international scientific-practical students’ conference

“Integral approach to business sustainability”


Date: 27 April 2019
Languages: Latvian, English
Participants: students and graduates of First level (college), Bachelor’s and Master’s programs
The articles submitted for the Conference will be published in the Conference Proceedings. The requirements for preparation of the articles.

The participants can apply for the conference and submit the articles till 15 April 2019.

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9:30-10:00 Registration
10:00-10:10 Opening the Conference, Mg psych. SIGNE ENKUZENA, Director of the CBA
Mg.psych., JANA ROZE, Deputy director of Studies of the CBA
10:10-12:00 Conference plenary
10:10-10:20 Leading towards sustainable futures – impact of strategic foresight
MBA BAIBA DOMNIECE-DIASA, Board member of the North Europe Foresight Institute
10:20-10:40 Business Continuity Overview
MS, MBA TRAVIS LUCKEY, Pro tempore instructor, University of Oregon,
Chief Information Officer, Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ)
10:40-11:00 Leadership qualities of entrepreneurs for business sustainability
Dr. psych. LŪCIJA RUTKA, Professor, Acting Dean of the Faculty of Business, RISEBA
11:00-11:20 Non-standard marketing communication
Mg.oec. TOMS KREICBERGS, Marketing Consultant
11:20-11:40 Business incubator support for entrepreneurial students – what & how& why IVETA CĪRULE, Founder of SIA BIORGANIK5, Board member of association “Project Net”
11:40-12:00 Transnational administrative act and its role in education
LL.M. ALEKSANDRS POTAIČUKS, Lecturer of the CBA, Scientific Adviser at the Supreme Court of Latvia
12:00-12:30 Coffee break
12:30-14:00 Parallel sessions
Entrepreneurship and Management
Moderator: Signe Enkuzena, Dr sc. adminstr
Marketing and Selling
Moderator: Jana Roze, Mg.psych.
Law Science
Moderator: Jānis Supe, MBA
14:00-14:30 Coffee break
14:30-16:00 Workshops
Work smart: LEAN instruments for productivity improvement
RUSLANS SOSINOVIČS, Head of the Production service of SIA “VALPRO”, LEAN, TOC expert
Organization as alive system
SANTA LEIBOVIČA, Biznesa, Business, personal efficiency and team coach
16:00 Closing the Conference

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RUSLANS SOSINOVIČS,SIA “VALPRO” Ražošanas Dienesta vadītājs, LEAN, TOC ieviešanas eksperts Workshops
Work smart: LEAN instruments for productivity improvement

For a company which production range is as wide as VALPRO, effectiveness is a key to survival and competitiveness. In order to be able to produce hundreds of models of fire extinguishers and fuel cans, the manufacturing process must be arranged in such a way that work is done without any unnecessary activity. As VALPRO is currently the world’s largest producer of metal fuel cans and the largest supplier of these products to the armies of the NATO member states, there is also a need to meet a number of specific security and quality requirements.

Since 2014 the second largest company of city Valmiera has purposefully implemented various LEAN philosophy principles and around 10 different efficiency tools have been tested and applied. One of the most important methods currently practiced is SMED – how to replace and reorganize the product line as soon as possible so that the production process, where each product undergoes different specific stages of production, takes place without unnecessary losses of time, human resources and other losses.

During the workshop:

  • SMED method;
  • Fast reorganization method (for products, instruments, equipment);
  • SMED 7 steps, benefits;
  • SMED simulation game;
  • Closing discussion.

The workshop will be led by RUSLANS SOSINOVIČS
Expert of Production Management, LEAN, TOC Implementation. Certified ISO System Auditor. At present he is the Head of the Production Service of the company SIA VALPRO, Head of LEAN and TOC within the company. He develops strategies for business directions and development, provides staff training on LEAN, TOC and other efficiency methods.

Board Member of the Association of Business Efficiency (BEA), BEA Certified LEAN Expert.

Using extensive knowledge and practical experience in managing the VALPRO Production Service, various types of personnel training on LEAN, TOC and other efficiency methods, Ruslans is able to find the most appropriate solution to increase production efficiency and improve business performance.

Santa Leiboviča - Biznesa, personīgās efektivitātes un komandas koučs Workshops
Organization as alive system

It is time to change your vision of what the organization is and what the people in it are. The 100-years-old idea that organization is a controllable mechanism that can be managed is outdated and does not meet the current uncertainty and requirements for flexibility and cooperation with the market and the parties involved. By stopping to look at organization as a structure or a set of things, we can see it as an alive system that has its own destiny, guiding principles and dynamics that affect how it is to be and work in that organization.

The workshop will be led by SANTA LEIBOVIČA
Systemic and Management Team Couch (PCC ICF), Systemic Consultant and Associate Trainer at Systemic Constellations centre Riga. More than 10 years of experience in coaching and business training. Specialized in working with management teams. Has obtained the International Coach Federation Professional Accreditation PCC (Professional Certified Coach) level, which confirms more than 500 coaching lessons. Has studied the systemic approach at the Moscow Institute for Systemic Solutions and Consulting as well as the Hellinger Institute in the Netherlands.