Lean Leadership

This Certified Lean Master course provides a complete package of education, application, and coaching for those seeking to navigate the cultural challenges with leading a lean transformation.

The curriculum for this class expands upon the Certified Lean Expert course and includes advanced topics required by those seeking to create a sustainable organization.

Leveraging a powerful, yet easy to navigate, learning management system, this course provides a variety of educational techniques. Examples include video presentations, articles, podcasts, discussion forums, and a team-based project.

Three Options

  • 100% online, for 7 weeks, with weekly student team meetings and a weekly check-in with the instructor and coach
  • Blended, or flipped classroom approach, with online and 7 half-day in-person coaching sessions
  • Customized programs for organizations with 8 to 16 candidates – your chance to run multiple projects and see incredible results
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What’s Involved

  • You will have assignments which need to be completed every week for online and every other week for the blended approach
  • Leverage a package of online tools through a state-of-the-art learning management system
  • Receive coaching from an instructor at every step along the way; you will not be alone on this journey of discovery
  • Take a certification exam and have the opportunity to earn personal recognition as a Certified Lean Master
  • Take a leadership role in the lean community and give back to those following in your footsteps
  • Your time investment will need to be about 8 to 12 hours per week
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Immediate Return on Investment

  • Throughout the course, you will work a project to improve the lean transformation program at your organization
  • You will audit your lean program and craft a roadmap to close any gaps
  • You will identify the leadership challenges which are often the most challenging gaps to close
  • You will continue developing your coaching skills by helping other students with their projects
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“After a couple of months, the return on our Certified Lean Master training investment has been realized multiple times over. Highly recommended.” – Marshall Bowen, Process Improvement Manager, Cabela’s

“Transformance Advisors has one of the best lean programs on the market today. It’s truly a must do for any company that’s serious about their improvement transformation.” – Jeff Roach, Operations Manager, Wagner Industrial Solutions

“The team at Transformance Advisors has put together a great lean transformation program.” – Chris Stone, Project Manager, Rocky Mountain Trade Adjustment Assistance Center

7 Modules

  1. Organizational Assessments
  2. Articulating Your Program
  3. Leading Change
  4. Performance Management
  5. Suppliers to Customers
  6. All Hands On Deck
  7. Trends in Lean
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Module 1: Organizational Assessments

  • Lean Audits
  • Cultural Transformation
  • Measuring Progress
  • Industry Standards
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Module 2: Articulating Your Program

  • Program Structure
  • Establishing Standards
  • Maintaining Momemtum
  • Giving Back
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Module 3: Leading Change

  • Lean With Humility
  • Roles and Responsibilities
  • Management Systems
  • Coaching Skills
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Module 4: Performance Management

  • Driving Behavior
  • Powerful Measurements
  • Emerging Trends
  • Balanced Scorecard
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Module 5: Suppliers to Customers

  • Customer Relationship Management
  • Supplier Relationship Management
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Sales and Operation Planning
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Module 6: All Hands On Deck

  • Product and Service Development
  • Human Resource Management
  • Finance
  • Information Technology
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Module 7: Trends in Lean

  • Achieving Continuous Improvement
  • Engaging All Stakeholders
  • Leadership Development
  • Integration With Six Sigma
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“The Certified Lean Master program far exceeded my expectations. The course format was highly interactive which led to great discussions on how lean principles can be applied systematically across industries. I highly recommend the course to anyone who is serious about eliminating waste and driving organizational change.” – Brent Sagehorn, Issue Resolution Manager, Cabela’s

“The Certified Lean Master program has given me the confidence and knowledge that will let us succeed with the implementation of lean practices into our workplace. If you are interested in going lean, then this program is a must for you and your employees.” – Curtis Baker, Plant Operations Manager, Mount Sopris Instruments

“Of all the continuing education classes I have attended, the Certified Lean Master program is by far the most fun and applicable to my business. Not only did I learn a lot, but I truly enjoyed coming to class.” – Erica Easter, VP of Operations, Easter-Owens


  • Participants have telephone, email, and online support to discuss progress
  • Instructors are experienced experts able to help participants respond to challenges
  • The learning management system is easy to navigate and includes an extensive “help” feature
  • Materials include templates and samples which significantly enhance effectiveness
  • Online discussion forums allow students to engage one another and build a support community
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Who Should Attend Certified Lean Master?

This program is designed for all types of individuals.

  • Logistics
  • Customer Service
  • Project Leadership
  • Purchasing
  • Engineering
  • Marketing
  • Maintenance
  • Sales
  • Human Resources
  • Information Technology
  • Supply Chain
  • Finance
  • Manufacturing
  • You
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“The Certified Lean Master program is a great experience. The instructors from Transformance Advisors bring a wealth of knowledge and are very skilled at helping apply lean principles to any value stream.” – Jason Hubbard, Master Scheduler, Woodward

“I was able to apply the tools and methods learned during the lean training program to realize immediate financial and process benefits.” – Frann Lubash, Continuous Process Improvement Manager, Cabela’s

Public Classes for Certified Lean Master

Pricing is $1,500 for 100% online classes and $1,800 for flipped classroom approach which includes a half-day of in-person instruction per module.

Click here for more information and registration.

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Private Classes for Certified Lean Master

Contact us to discuss bringing this program to your organization.

We can help you educate 8 to 16 people and run 4 to 8 lean improvement projects in 14 weeks.

Please send an email to Transformance Advisors and we will get right back to you.

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