Certified Lean Kaizen Leader

This course will take the team member through all of the fundamental lean tools and with the utilization of simulations, will allow them a fun and safe way to practice. Hands down, this is one of the best ways to create a bias for action in your organization! Your only problem will be getting out of the way so that your team can grow while your waste disappears. In person or virtual options available.

Format: In-Person Classroom
Topic: Lean and Agile
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January 31, 2022 - February 04, 2022

Dates: January 31 – February 4
Time: 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. MST Monday – Thursday; 8 a.m. – noon on Friday



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Lean is much more than a set of tools.  It is a methodology that draws in the entire organization to improve the way it creates value for the customer.  No standing to the side, no feeling left out, no waiting for the “other guy” to get moving!  This five-day course is specifically designed to allow every employee to be an engaged and active part of any Lean improvement.  No matter if it is a full week Kaizen Event, a major Value Stream Transformation or a simple “Just Do It”, Lean is a team sport and team members need to feel prepared to perform.  Preparation gives them the confidence to make a difference.  This course will take the participant through all of the fundamental lean tools and with the utilization of simulations, will allow them a fun and safe way to practice.  Hands down, this is one of the best ways to create a bias for action in your organization!  Your only problem will be getting out of the way so that your team can grow while your waste disappears.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Comprehend basic Lean concepts and tools
  • Recognize situations where Lean methods and tools can be useful to visualize the situation and plan tactical improvements.
  • Demonstrate the appropriate application of Lean methods and tools to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of processes for the mutual benefit of customer and staff satisfaction.
  • Understand the tools needed to successfully lead a Kaizen event.


Prereading and assigned e-learning

Who Should Attend?

Everyone and anyone looking to work more efficiently.


The Lean Leader Course provides a comprehensive introduction to key principles and practices that can be applied in any environment, including service, manufacturing, healthcare and transactional business. Participants also learn about leading Lean Kaizen events using Lean Methods Group’s fivestep SCORE roadmap and take home the how-to guide detailing the method: A Team Leader’s Guide to Lean Kaizen Events.

In an engaging and experiential workshop-like environment, Lean Methods Group experts take complex topics and make them easy to understand and apply through powerful exercises, group work and simulations. One hands-on simulation asks participants to streamline a value stream in light of the many complexities, including people, processes and technology. This creates a memorable experience when Lean Methods Group instructors guide the group through how it can double or triple output by simply modifying the process.

Day 1 - Click Here

Principle One: Define Value

  • The Roadmap to Lean
  • Simulation Round 1
  • 8 Types of Waste
  • Value Identification
  • Value Stream Map: Current Process


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Principle Two: Identify the Value Stream

  • Value Stream Map: Current Process (cont’d)
  • Simulation round 2
  • Value Stream Map: Future State
    • 5S
    • Cellular Layout
    • Visual Control
  • Simulation Round 2



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Principle Three: Establish Flow

  • Takt
  • Standardized Work and Balanced Workload


Principle Four: Implement Pull

  • Pull vs. Push
  • Batch vs. Single Piece
  • Kanban
  • Job Folders Simulation


Principle 5: Strive for Perfection

  • Basic Problem Solving Tools
    • Pareto
    • Fishbone
    • 5 Whys



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Principle 5: Strive for Perfection

  • Mistake Proofing
  • SCORE™ (kaizen)

SCORE™ OFFSim event simulation



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  • Review
  • Simulation
  • SCORE report out



System Requirements: Internet connection with modern browser

Operating System: Microsoft Windows (7 and higher) or Apple Mac OS X

Display Properties Setting: Minimum 1024 x 768 screen resolution

Classes meet through Microsoft Teams

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Note: the course content requires that any pop-up blocker be disabled

Lean Methods Group reserves the right to cancel or re-schedule courses and to change instructors. We will do our best to ensure you are aware of changes 6 weeks prior to the course start date. Please be advised that in the event of a course cancellation, Lean Methods Group is not responsible for airfare penalties or other travel related expenses you may incur.

While we recognize the need to cancel due to unforeseen events, we kindly ask that you consider the other students in this course when cancelling your enrollment.  We ask for 6-weeks advance notice so that we may fill your spot and ensure a fun class for the other students.

    • Requests for cancellations/transfers received at least 6 weeks before the start of the course receive a full refund/transfer to another workshop
    • Requests received within 4 weeks of the course shall receive a 50% refund.
    • After the course starts, there are no refunds or transfers.
    • Registrants who fail to attend without advance notice are liable for the entire course fee.
    • We can transfer your course fees to another Lean Methods e-learning or instructor-led course of your choice.
  • You must successfully complete the entire course or program before IACET CEUs, PDUs and a Certificate of Completion can be awarded.

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