Lean training programme

Available courses

About the Lean training programme

The programme is an enhanced development of the face-to-face training we have delivered around in world, to a range of organisations, in countries such as Australia, Ghana, Malaysia, the UK and the USA.

Lean fundamentals

An excellent in-depth introduction to Lean for staff at all levels. You will learn about the basic elements of Lean, what happens at process improvement events and using Lean on a daily basis. A prerequisite for our Lean for Leaders course.

  1. The Basics of Lean
  2. Process Improvement Model
  3. Scoping a Lean Project
  4. Mapping and Ideas
  5. Daily Lean

Course fees: £499 (excluding VAT if applicable)

Group discounts available

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Lean for leaders

Perfect for those looking to become a Lean facilitator or in management roles wanting a greater understanding of Lean. Lean for Leaders is also the prerequisite for our third course, Lean Project Simulation.

  1. Establishing a Lean Initiative
  2. Facilitation and Teams
  3. Evidencing Benefits
  4. Lean Project Management
  5. Lean Leadership

Course fees: £750 (excluding VAT if applicable)

Group discounts available

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Lean project simulation

Apply your learnings from the first two courses in a controlled situation. You get the chance to facilitate a simulated Lean project, all the way from an idea for improvement is raised through to closing the project.

An ideal opportunity to practice facilitating a rapid improvement event and to get a full understanding of the Lean project process.

  1. Request and Scoping
  2. Training and Planning
  3. Redesign 1
  4. Redesign 2
  5. Implementation, Review and Feedback

Course fees: £1250 (excluding VAT if applicable)

Group discounts available

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Course structure

The three courses are structured to enable you to go from developing a good understanding of Lean all the way through to being able to facilitate your own process improvement events.

The Lean Fundamentals and Lean for Leaders courses each consist of five modules broken down into lessons.

Many lessons contain one or more Lean learning exercises to reinforce your understanding. The time allocated to the exercises in the courses is a minimum, and you will benefit from spending additional time to completely familiarise yourself with, and understand the relevance of, those exercises.

Modules in the Lean Fundamentals course each last for approximately 90 minutes, the course taking around seven and a half hours to complete.

Modules in the Lean for Leaders course each last from 60 to 90 minutes, some of which have additional home study, the course also taking approximately seven and a half hours to complete.

The five modules of the Lean Project Simulation course vary in length from one and a half to three hours and combined, the course takes approximately 12 hours.

The Lean Fundamentals and Lean for Leaders courses are delivered recorded and are accessible via your login on our website. Progress through these two courses is self-paced.

We will be holding regular weekly live group sessions where we can, for example, discuss your progress, answer your questions, and share experiences.

The Lean Project Simulation course is a practical instructor-led course that is delivered online and live. The course is scheduled to run at regular intervals over one week, or over a weekend, and will cater for various time zones. Times and dates the course will run will be available on our website.

The Lean Fundamentals and Lean for Leaders courses can also be delivered live online for organisations, and all three courses can be delivered live at your organisation or if you want to come to Scotland, at St Andrews.

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What people say...

Brunel University London, England

"The programme was very good but the most enjoyable aspect was working with Mark. His approach is fantastic."

University of Education, Ghana

"A very good experience. The lessons learnt have been enormous and revealing."

University of Professional Studies Accra, Ghana

"In all it was a very good programme and I will love to do it again."

Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College, WI, USA

"Enthusiasm was high. Mark was AWESOME!. Information was GREAT."

University for Development Studies, Ghana

"Perfect delivery by the facilitators. I enjoyed every bit of it. It has given me immense knowledge on Lean."

Queen Margaret University, Scotland

"[The] simulation was an excellent opportunity to see how it really works."