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Develop a Mastery of Lean Leadership Practices with a Lean Master Certification

A Lean Master fosters a culture of continuous improvement within an organization, encouraging team members to identify and address inefficiencies. Lean masters are committed to minimizing process waste and prioritizing work that delivers value to the customer. This program will develop you as a Lean Master that can drive positive change, enhance the agility of an organization, and create a workplace that values innovation and problem-solving.

Quick Facts

Course Type
Time to Complete
12 weeks
Study Halls
4 Virtual, Instructor-Led
In-Person Training
1 Week In-Person Workshop
3 hours 1-on-1 Support

Included in this course

30 Hours of practice-based online training with exam prep and project support
Personalized coaching and support from instructors with over 20 years of experience teaching and practicing Lean
Lesson audio, blackboard videos, formula walk-throughs, interactive exercises, and industry case studies
Course tools to track your progress, highlight the material, take notes, and bookmark lessons for review
Peer-to-peer networking with other industry professionals for long-term sharing of best practices
Four virtual, instructor-led study halls culminating in a week-long in-person workshop

Lean Master Program Design

The effective combination of online coursework, virtual study sessions, and in-person training has a proven track record of propelling students beyond mere comprehension, fostering their confidence in becoming impactful Lean masters.

About the Lean Master Program

Course length: 12 weeks

The Lean Master Certification is the highest level of Lean training, spanning the entirety of the Lean spectrum of activities from detailed analysis of safety stock algorithms in replenishment pull systems to the philosophy and effective behaviors of a Lean Master.

Given the growing complexity of product and service challenges faced by our organizations, we integrate advanced tools such as process simulation and mathematical modeling into the Lean body of knowledge as a way of gaining insights into and managing the effects of complexity.

Participants must have certification complete within 12 months.

Program Deliverables

Upon completing the Lean Master Certification Program, attendees should be equipped to:

  • Design and optimize process models to apply Lean concepts in complex environments, understanding and balancing competing metrics.
  • Apply Lean methodologies for waste elimination, lead time reduction, mix and volume changes, and improved operations in various sectors.
  • Analyze value stream maps more thoroughly, and provide direction, analysis, and reporting for projects tied to organizational strategic initiatives.
  • Change leadership and change management to overcome opposition and lead successful deployments.

Program Schedule

This Lean Master Certification Program alternates between online course work, virtual study hall sessions and culminates with a week-long in-person training event. The program runs twice a year in spring and fall. You must complete a short virtual interview prior to enrollment to give the instructors insights into your Lean journey. Certification is awarded upon successful completion of the course work, a passing score on the exam of 80% or higher, and delivery of 3 projects where you have applied advanced Lean concepts and tools and demonstrated Lean Master qualities in leading your teams and coaching your organization.

Virtual Interview Deadlines

  • August 15, 2024

Kick-Off Webinar Dates

  • September 5, 2024

Workshop Session Dates

  • November 11-15, 2024

Workshop Location: Columbus, Ohio

Topics Covered

Lean 3 Online Course Work

10 HR

  • Throughput Yield
  • Theory of Constraints
  • Pull Systems
  • Total Productive Maintenance
  • Leader Standard Work



Kick-Off Webinar / Study Hall #1

1 HR

Analytical Process Design I Online Course

5 HR

  • Introduction to Discrete Event Simulation
  • From Process Diagram to Process Model
  • Predicting Process Performance
  • Case Study: Running The Model
  • Case Study: Interpreting Results
  • Case Study: Managing Inventory



Study Hall #2

1 HR

Analytical Process Design Part II Online Course Work

5 HR

  • Monte Carlo Toolset
  • Tolerance Design & Optimization
  • Continuous Flow Optimization
  • Supply Chain Dynamics
  • Testing & Piloting Designs



Study Hall #3

1 HR

Lean 4 Online Course Work

10 HR

  • Laying the Groundwork for a Kaizen Event
  • The Kaizen Schedule
  • Effective Change Management



Study Hall #4

1 HR



1-Week In-Person Workshop

  • Advanced Lean Concepts
  • Process Modeling
  • Lean Finance


Get Started Today

Master advance Lean concepts and start driving transformative change in your organization today.


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What's Included

  1. 30 Hours of industry-focused advanced Lean training
  1. 4 virtual study halls and additional support for content questions as needed
  1. 3 personalized coaching hours to assist with course work or portfolio preparation
  1. 1 in-person training week in Columbus, Ohio
  1. Complementary one-year subscription to EngineRoom® Data Analysis Software featuring Process Playground, an online process modeling tool used in Lean transformations
  1. Exam and project portfolio prep in advance of certification

Lean Master Certification Program Instructors

Course materials written by industry experts with extensive experience, making this the most comprehensive Lean training course available.

Lars Maaseidvaag PhD

Lars Maaseidvaag PhD

Master Black Belt | MoreSteam Client Services

Peg Pennington

Peg Pennington

President |

Ken Robinette

Ken Robinette

Master Black Belt |


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