Lean thinking has become an enterprise-wide philosophy and a business improvement system that, when applied successfully, can tap into innovative thinking, breaking down barriers to resolve key issues and deliver extraordinary results. Through this short program, you will learn strategic and tactical techniques to apply lean management within your own workplace.
These courses provide the skills needed to apply lean management across all industries and sectors from the health industry, IT, non-profit, to oil and gas. This program will prepare you for the Lean Bronze Certification (LBC) which is designed by the following organizations: the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME), the Association for Manufacturing Excellence (AME), the American Society for Quality (ASQ), and The Shingo Prize for Operational Excellence. This alliance has established the standard for continuous improvement and Lean practices.
Admission and Completion
There are no entrance requirements for this program and you can register for courses at any time by clicking on a course name in the table at the bottom of this page. You have up to five years to complete the program.
Visit the Office of the Registrar for additional help with registration.
You have up to five years to complete all certificate courses. You must meet the graduation requirements as they exist at the time you register for your first course (see AC.3.1.1 Grading and Progression).
Our courses can be taken in any order that suits you and is scheduled throughout the year. Take only the courses that meet your professional and career needs, or complete four core courses and two electives are required to complete this program.
It is possible to complete your Certificate in one year, however, you can take up to five years to complete. The courses can be taken in any order — however, we recommend that you start with Lean Fundamentals LBIM 100.
Course Code Changes
Some course codes for the 2019/20 academic year have changed - for example, PROJ-219 is now PROJ-001. If you have taken a course with the old course code, you will still receive credit for it.
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|COURSE NAME||COURSE CODE||OFFERED|
|Lean Fundamentals: The Foundations for Competitiveness||LBIM-101||Classroom|
|Lean Applied: Innovation through Continuous Improvement||LBIM-110||Classroom|
|Value Stream Mapping||LBIM-120||Classroom|
|Managing and Sustaining the Lean Journey||LBIM-130||Classroom|
|ELECTIVE COURSES: (CHOOSE TWO)|
|Communicating Effectively||COMM-196||Classroom or Online|
|Leaders as Coaches||LDSH-003||Classroom or Online|
|Influence Matters||LDSH-008||Classroom or Online|
|Understanding Change||ORGB-101||Classroom or Online|
|Team Building||ORGB-104||Classroom or Online|
|Creating Engaged and Motivated Employees||SUPV-001||Classroom or Online|