Lean Certification For Managers

Offered in four major Canadian cities for the first time.

  • Edmonton
  • Winnipeg
  • Toronto (starting May 22, 23, and 24)
  • Vancouver

Contact us for dates and details.

This is your opportunity to attend a world-class certification program to become a Lean master, without extensive travel and costs.

This certification program of twelve (12) days integrates practical work and case studies. To achieve certification, participants will be trained in concepts, systems, and
tools of Lean practices of the Lean Tools and Daily Management performance, including key Lean type workshops, eventually becoming able to act as internal consultants and supporting the implementation of a Lean process in their organizations.

Over the last decade, Canadian companies worked hard to integrate continuous improvement and Lean philosophy in their practices. The need to systematically increase our knowledge and abilities in Lean depends a lot on an organization’s capability to develop resources who master lean tools and methodologies.

As you know most of the offers in Lean certification type Lean Master is not available in Canada in our major cities; most lean certification possibilities are offered in the United States at expensive costs.


Our facilitators for the Lean certification program have each more than 25 years of experience in implementing Lean strategy, methods and tools in Canadian companies in service, manufacturing organizations and as much in public and private sectors.

Specific Content Topics

Block 1 Block 2 Block 3 Block 4
  • Part 1: Introduction to Lean
  • Part 2: Type of Wastes, Flow and Trap to avoid
  • Part 3: Value Stream Mapping
  • Part 4: Constructing the Value Stream Mapping
  • Part 5: Techniques for Data Collection
  • Part 1: Introduction to Visual Management.
  • Part 2: Visual Communication
  • Part 3: 5S and Visual Control
  • Part 4: Standards
  • Part 5: A3 Thinking
  • Part 6: A3 Problem Solving
  • Part 7: 5 Why and Issue Trees
  • Part 8: Ishikawa Diagram
  • Part 1: CI Project Structure
  • Part 2: SIPOC
  • Part 3: Kaizen process
  • Part 4: Spaghetti diagram
  • Part 5 – Process Mapping
  • Part 6: Pareto and Other Diagrams
  • Part 7: FMEA
  • Part 8: Brainstorming Techniques and Selection Tools
  • Part 1: SMED Workshop
  • Part 2: 5S Workshop
  • Part 3: One Point lesson
  • Part 4: TWI
  • Part 5: Poka-Yoke
  • Part 6: Toyota 14 Principles
  • Part 7: Gemba Walk
  • Part 8: Kata
Homework: To realize a Value Stream Mapping in your own organization Homework: To realize an A3-Problem solving process in your organization Homework: To prepare and realize a kaizen type event in your organization Homework: To present the results of your kaizen type event to the group

The Learning Strategy

  • Exposés / Lectures
  • Simulation
  • Case studies
  • Example of real / practical examples
  • Practical exercises
  • Projects to do in your organization
  • Book readings

For the four (4) blocks of the program, between Bloc 1 and 2, from a real situation in your organization, the participants will have to realize a mapping of a value stream and present the conclusion of potential improvement possibilities.

VSM: Effort around 60 hours for a document of 5 to 10 pages. This work will account for 30% of the score for your certification.

Between Bloc 2 and 3, the participants will have to do an A3 Problem Solving Process for a real case of their organization (alone or in team to be submitted in a A3 format)

A3 PS: Effort around 20 hours and this work will count for 20% on the certification final score.

Between week 3 and 4, the participants will have to prepare and facilitate a Lean Workshop (kaizen, SMED, 5S or kaizen admin type workshop)

The participant will have to facilitate a 3 to 5 days Lean Workshop with between 5-9 participants (3-5 x 8-hour day).

The result of this Lean workshop will be presented at the end of the fourth bloc.

The effort for this block is estimated between 45 -60 hours and this presentation will count for 40% of the score for certification.

Minimum score for success:

  • Each of the three (3) practical works: 60%
  • Final presentation (joint assessment by the trainers and participants): 70%
  • Overall certification: 70%