Lean  Certification (Virtual Live): Certified Lean Practitioner

Our virtual lean certification program will equip participants with targeted technical and facilitation/team leadership competencies in lean enterprise. The program includes 9 weeks of  interactive, instructor-led sessions plus self-paced online training and homework assignments in between sessions and one on one coaching. Participants will learn how to apply each of the principles and tools of lean including Value Stream Mapping, Continuous Flow Manufacturing Cells, Lean Production Control, Level Pull Production, kanban and pull systems, 5S, quick changeover, TPM, problem solving methods, daily kaizen, and kaizen events. Certification requires the completion of a lean project to reinforce the learning and achieve real results. Upon completion of the program, students will receive a lean certificate (Certified Lean Practitioner).

Lean Certification Program Outline (Instructor Led Live Virtual Sessions)
Session Topics Covered in Instructor Led Sessions
1 Course Introduction / Introduction to Lean and the Seven Wastes
2 Value Stream Mapping: Current State Mapping Activities
3 Value Stream Mapping: Future State Mapping Activities
4 Team Facilitation / Team Dynamics Activity & Intro to A3 Problem Solving
5 A3 Problem Solving Activities / Improvement Kata
6 5S Game  / Kaizen Events Team Activity
7 Batch and Queue v. Flow Simulation Team Activity
8 Kanban and Pull Systems Exercise
9 Strategy Deployment / Lean Transformation Case Study
Follow-Ups Two 1:1 Remote Coaching Sessions for each participant with Instructor to review project work
In between each session, participants will complete assigned self-paced online audio/visual modules, readings, and homework assignments.  Scroll down for full list of topics covered. To view a 2 minute video and learn more about how our virtual training works, click here.


Lean Certification Program (Live Virtual / Zoom sessions plus self-paced online audio-visual content, homework, and readings)

Fall 2024 Dates: September 13, 2024 - November 8, 2024

Time: 10:00 am - 12:00pm PST (1:00pm - 3:00pm EST)

Location: Zoom / Your Home or Office

Instructor: Darren Dolcemascolo

Price: $1595 (early registration - 30 Days Before Session) / $1695 (regular registration)

Discounts: Groups of 4 or more receive 20% off

Lean Certification Topics Covered
  • Lean Leadership
  • A3 Problem Solving
  • Team Facilitation
  • Problem Solving Tools: Five Why's, Cause and Effect Diagram, Pareto Diagram, Process Mapping
  • PDCA (Plan Do Check Act)
  • Kaizen Events
  • Daily Kaizen / Improvement Kata
  • Strategy Deployment / Hoshin Kanri using A3
  • Lean Metrics / Daily Management
  • Implementation Strategy
  • Lean Culture and Organizational Issues
  • 7 Wastes
  • Value Stream Mapping for Manufacturing, Healthcare, and Business Processes
  • Operational Stability
  • Standardized Work
  • Leveling Production (Heijunka)
  • 5S Visual Workplace
  • Total Productive Maintenance (TPM)
  • Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE)
  • Autonomous Maintenance
  • Quick Changeover / Single Minute Exchange of Die (SMED)
  • One Piece Flow / Continuous Flow
  • Cellular Layouts
  • Kanban Systems
  • Replenishment and Sequential Pull Systems
  • FIFO Flow
  • Mistake Proofing