A Complete Package for Certified Lean Practitioner
This Certified Lean Practitioner course provides a complete package of education, application, and coaching for those seeking to learn and gain hands-on experience with the most powerful tools used for lean transformations.
As a Practitioner, you will be able to manage projects, lead value stream mapping sessions, identify waste, design improvements, implement improved value streams, and monitor new processes.
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.
- 100% online, with 24/7 access to the learning management system and optional check-ins with your instructor
- Blended, or flipped classroom approach, with 7 half-days of in-person instruction and 24/7 access to the learning management system
- Customized programs for organizations with 8 to 12 candidates – your chance to run multiple projects and see incredible results
This course has everything you need:
- A package of online tools you will access through a state-of-the-art learning management system
- Assignments you will need to complete every week for online and every other week for the blended approach
- A value stream mapping project designed to deliver improvements and show the power of a lean transformation
- Coaching from an instructor at every step along the way; you will not be alone on this journey of discovery
- A certification exam with the opportunity to earn personal recognition as a Certified Lean Practitioner
For 100% online, you will work a lean project for your organization, or work with a team of fellow students to complete a lean project using an online business simulation.
For blended and customized programs, you will work on a lean project for your organization, create quantifiable improvements, and begin seeing immediate results. Your instructor will help scope your project to meet your available time.
Your time investment will need to be about 8 to 12 hours per week.
Prerequisite for Certified Lean Practitioner
Module 1 is a refresher on the Certified Lean Apprentice course.
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“The lean certification program, from Transformance Advisors, will make a huge impact for the better on the quality of your work. It will help you transform your company.”
“Transformance Advisors has a fantastic lean program which is very comprehensive and engaging. The course includes in-depth discussions which frequently lead to highly interactive debates and sharing of experiences from 100% of the attendees.”
“The lean training, from Transformance Advisors, is a great resource for making your lean transformation.”
“Transformance Advisors has an excellent lean certification program. Great interactive discussions on material and application by students and instructors.”
“Mike Loughrin is an excellent instructor who gets all participants engaged in discussions and the thought processes regarding lean practices.”
“I’ve been doing lean work in one form or another for almost 10 years. During the lean certification program, I discovered refined approaches and new viewpoints around every corner. I highly recommend this program to any lean practitioner.”
“We met my goal to achieve a 50% reduction in the time spent by our management team in the weekly production meeting.”
“The Supply Chain Management program, from Loyola University Chicago, in collaboration with Transformance Advisors, opened our eyes to relevant industry best practices. We shared this knowledge with our S&OP stakeholders and made exciting improvements to our process.”
“The lean training program, from Transformance Advisors, provides a comprehensive set of tools and techniques which will help you implement lean in any organization.”
“Transformance Advisors makes a polarizing topic, lean, into a fun and understandable philosophy which can easily be adapted to any area within any organization.”
“The lean training program, from Transformance Advisors, is highly interactive and the instructors are excellent. We were able to learn and apply the knowledge to real life projects while engaging with like-minded participants from other companies.”
“The lean training program, from Transformance Advisors, has an excellent balance of theory and practice. The instructors go the extra mile to help students achieve their projects and goals.”
“The lean training program, from Transformance Advisors, far exceeded my expectations. I highly recommend the course to anyone who is serious about eliminating waste and driving organizational change.”
1. Foundational Elements of Lean
2. Project Selection and Project Charter
3. Mapping the Current State
4. Assessing Opportunities
5. Mapping the Future State
6. Implementation Planning and Execution
7. Seeking Perfection
Foundational Elements of Lean
Types of Value
Types of Waste
*Refresher of Certified Lean Apprentice course.
Project Selection and Project Charter
Special Types of Projects
Mapping the Current State
Current State Mapping
Ideal Team Players
Root Cause Analysis
Identifying the Waste
Stakeholder Value Agreement
Mapping the Future State
Future State Mapping
High Performing Teams
Implementation Planning and Execution
Kaizen Blitz Events
Education and Training
Plan Do Check Act
“The Certified Lean Practitioner program uses an exceptionally effective approach leveraging classroom instruction, hands-on application with your own improvement project, and an incredible online learning management system.”
“Phenomenal class which challenges you to apply principles learned throughout your MBA program experience.”
“This course is worth its weight in gold. The most impactful course I’ve taken within the program.”
“I highly recommend this course for people who want to learn how to create sustainable organizations by embracing lean principles.”
“This class is your ticket to equip you with helping your organization explore and capitalize on the #1 process improvement program in the world!”
“If you want to learn how to run a business, or any organized project, without wasting time, materials, or efforts, you need to take this class. The material taught in this class can be immediately applied in any job and in any role.”
“The Certified Lean Practitioner program is an exceptional opportunity to learn and use the most powerful lean tools to reduce the wasted time destroying your effectiveness.”
“The online Certified Lean Practitioner course amazed me. It was rich in content and the team experience rocked.”
“The group simulation is awesome. I cannot say enough great things about this course!”
“This class about Lean Transformation is presented in a true lean fashion – only value add material and the ability to practice new skills using a simulated lean project.”
“A challenging, fun, and rewarding course with a great mixture of education and training.”
“This is, by far, the best class I’ve taken in the LSUS MBA program.”
“The class provided me a new perspective on lean and a path forward toward improving my organization.”
“Taking this class was one of the best choices I have made as a student at LSUS.”
“This course meets the full context of exploration – a journey, not for the faint of heart, or for those not ready to commit to truly understanding what it takes for a lean transformation.”
“I not only gained knowledge; I gained the experience of putting that knowledge to work.”
“This course is life altering; it will help you academically and in your professional life.”
“This course opened my eyes to how a lean transformation really works and the correct path to take.”
“This course provided a rock-solid lean foundation in both knowledge and hands-on practice.”
You won't be alone:
- 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
Many participants will work on a project which can provide exceptional results for their organization.
Read more about projects which have increased revenue, reduced costs, and improved performance:
- General Air
- Wolf Robotics
- Larimer County Workforce Center
- Rubadue Wire
- Cartridge King
- Nature's Select
Many projects have helped participating organizations reduce costs in the range of 50K to 100K. Other projects have improved service and increased revenue.
Who Should Attend Certified Lean Practitioner?
This program is designed for all types of individuals working at an organization seeking to make a lean transformation.
- Customer Service
- Human Resources
- Information Technology
- Field Service
- Supply Chain
- Product Development
“This course has opened my eyes to see what can be accomplished within an organization to create better processes and become more profitable.”
“I truly appreciated this course. It is thought provoking and engaging. You leave prepared with the tools to help you and your organization succeed.”
“This course encourages each participant to get engaged and think through the issue at hand in order to create a viable solution.”
“After taking this class, you will be able to take these concepts back to your place of work and convince your management why lean is the way to go!” – Kelly Allen
“If you desire a class to elevate your lean transformation knowledge and give you the tools to become a Certified Lean Practitioner, then don’t delay!”
“From simulation exercises to group projects with many facets, this class prepares you to be an effective team player and lean practitioner.”
“This is a course which will benefit you immediately! You can take the things you learn one day, and bring them to work the next, to improve the performance of your team and impress your boss.”
“The Lean Transformation course provides a learning experience with real-world applications. As you progress through each week, you are able to immediately transfer the knowledge and skills to your workplace.”
“Transformance Advisor’s Certified Lean Practitioner course puts you in the driver’s seat to manage a project and will jump-start the knowledge from concepts to real-life application.”
“This was one of the most rewarding classes in the LSUS MBA program. The simulation and team collaboration proved to be very rewarding.”
“This class will definitely expand your knowledge of lean and how to apply it in your workplace.”
“The course included a perfect blend of education and realistic training in the form of a team project and practical solo assignments.”
“Great opportunity to go from a charlatan to a lean machine! This course provides the tools for success.”
“This has been one of the more informative classes I have taken while pursuing two Master’s Degrees at LSU Shreveport.”
“This course is a terrific experience in lean principle application and teamwork.”
“With over 30 years in manufacturing, I found this to be one of the best lean classes available.”
“This course can change your life for the better.”
Potential Projects for Certified Lean Practitioner
- Supplier Relationship Management
- Master Scheduling
- Demand Forecasting
- New Product Development
- Order Management
- Market Research
- Business Development
- Promotion Planning
- Sales & Operations Planning
- Cycle Counting
- Career Development
- New Hire Orientation
Lean works on any process which has waste!
Public Classes for Certified Lean Practitioner
Pricing is $1,200 for 100% online classes and $1,500 for a flipped classroom approach which includes 7 half-day in-person coaching and instruction sessions.
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Private Classes for Certified Lean Practitioner
Contact us to discuss bringing this course to your organization.
We can help educate your team and get everyone on the same page and pulling in the right direction.
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