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Lean Management Certificate of Completion


Credential: Certificate (non-credit)
Available: Continuing Education Classroom or Online

Program Highlights

Discover the potential of lean management and the impact it can have on your organization. Lean thinking is widely recognized as a strategic way to break down barriers and solve key issues through extraordinary results.

Job Grant

Canada-Alberta Job GrantThis program is eligible for Canada-Alberta Job Grant funding. 

Program Details

Program description

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.

Once you have registered for at least one course, fill out and submit the Program Declaration Form to Student Services.


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).


Convenient scheduling

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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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
Communicating Effectively COMM-196 Classroom or Online
Leaders as Coaches LDSH-003 Classroom or Online
Strategic Planning LDSH-005 Classroom
Influence Matters LDSH-008 Classroom or Online
Innovative Leaders MGMT-001 Classroom
Understanding Change ORGB-101 Classroom or Online
Team Building ORGB-104 Classroom or Online
Creating Engaged and Motivated Employees SUPV-001 Classroom or Online


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