Become a better Lean leader

No matter your management level, deepen your Lean thinking and your understanding of your role as a Lean leader. Help your organization to be Lean. Learn about the Gemba by engaging in Gemba walks with the help of a Lean flow coach. Gemba is the 'real place' where work happens and where your customers interact with employees and your product or service. As a Lean leader you learn to develop people's problem solving skills and to improve the system within which people align their effort to flow value to customers.

  • 8 one-on-one virtual coaching sessions (up to 8 hours) with Microsoft Meetings/Teams

  • Virtual one-on-one Lean coaching adapts to your level of management, from the senior-most role to the critically important front-line management role

  • It's easy to integrate the 4 online self-paced courses in your busy schedule ('Intro to Lean', 'Make flow visible', 'Lean thinker's toolkit', 'Gemba') with short videos, quizzes and downloads

  • Mandatory readings - 'Lean: Manage work as a flow system' 3rd Edition book and the 'Gemba walks: a brief guide for Lean leaders' e-Book

  • Each course registration provides access for a full year

  • You have up to 365 days from the date of registration to complete the 'Advanced Lean Leadership Certificate' requirements (4 courses, 8 coaching sessions, 9 mandatory assignments and 2 mandatory readings)

  • Assignments for each of the four courses and 4 additional assignments are mandatory to earn an 'Advanced Lean Leadership Certificate'. The work-based assignments help you live Lean and engage in Gemba walking practices.

  • Optional additional coaching sessions can be added in order to support your development in dealing with specific problems, in context

  • Total effort to meet the 'Advanced Lean Leadership Certificate' requirements is estimated at 60 hours

  • This Certificate undergoes continuous improvement.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Before you start

    • Launching your Lean leadership journey

    • Learning to be a better learner

    • Advanced Lean Leadership Certificate Workbook (to view, download or print)

  • 2

    Purpose, Current State and Context Coaching Session

    • Planning for the 1st coaching session - Purpose, Current State and Context

    • Attend 1st coaching session

    • Upload and Submit First Assignment

  • 3

    'Introduction to Lean' course

    • Complete the 'Introduction to Lean' course and do the work-based assignment

    • Upload and Submit your assignment for 'Introduction to Lean' course

    • Attend 2nd coaching session

  • 4

    'Make flow visible' course

    • Complete the 'Make flow visible' course and do the work-based assignment

    • Upload and submit your Assignment for 'Make flow visible' course

    • Attend 3rd coaching session

  • 5

    'Lean thinker's toolkit' course

    • Complete the 'Lean thinker's toolkit' course and do the work-based assignment

    • Upload and Submit your Assignment for 'Lean thinker's toolkit' course

    • Attend 4th coaching session

  • 6

    'Gemba: the power of observation' course

    • Complete the 'Gemba: the power of observation' course

  • 7

    Reading - 'Gemba walks: a brief guide for Lean leaders' e-Book

    • Read the 'Gemba walks: a brief guide for Lean leaders' eBook

    • Upload and Submit your assignment for the 'Gemba walks' eBook reading

    • Attend 5th coaching session

  • 8

    Assignment for 'Gemba: the power of observation' course

    • Assignment for 'Gemba: The power of observation' course

    • Upload and Submit your assignment - 'Gemba: the power of observation'

    • Attend 6th coaching session

  • 9

    Reading - 'Lean: Manage work as a flow system' book

    • Read the book 'Lean: Manage work as a flow system' and assignment details

    • Upload and Submit your assignment for the 'Lean: Manage work as a flow system' book reading

    • Attend 7th coaching session

  • 10

    Recommended Reading

    • Recommended Readings

  • 11

    Last (8th) Lean Leader coaching session, with assignment

    • Prepare for the 8th coaching session

    • Upload and Submit your answers for the external video

    • Attend 8th (last) coaching session

    • Upload and Submit your last assignment

Lean leadership. Creativity. Innovation. Problem solving.

There is no better time than now to be a Lean leader. Learning to use less time, fewer resources, make fewer mistakes and continuously improve how work works, by developing people to be the BEST at what they do.