Instructor: Brian Willett

Brian Willett
Biography: Brian Willett is a Business Practice and Productivity Manager who works for the Division of Environmental Public Health at the Washington State Department of Health in Olympia. He is a consultant, trainer, and facilitator specializing in the topics of performance management, Lean/Process Improvement, and strategic planning.

Before coming to the Department of Health, Brian spent 4 years at the City of Vancouver, WA. Before the City of Vancouver, Brian spent an additional 24 years as a Washington State employee, working for the State Auditor's Office, the Office of Financial Management, the Employment Security Department, the Department of Transportation, and Yakima Valley Community College.

Brian earned a Master of Science degree in Organizational Development from Central Washington University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish from Brigham Young University. He is also a certified Lean/Six Sigma Black Belt from the University of Washington Tacoma Professional Development Center.

In his spare time, Brian can usually be found playing with his Shelby GT350 Mustang Cobra at a local race track or car show, studying old airplanes and tanks in museums, or tinkering with scale models on his workbench.


Classes by this instructor


In this module, students will explore topics related to the larger functioning of public sector organizations: strategic planning, budgeting, leading change, organizational culture, and performance management.
March 10, 2022 to May 19, 2022, Zoom + Canvas