Lean Office Champion Certification With Kaizen

Lean Office Champion Certification With Kaizen

Gain a better understanding of the underlying philosophies of continuous improvement and the culture necessary to accomplish change. This six-month, interactive course equips participants with the knowledge and tools needed to effectively lead Lean transformation and continuous improvement projects to accelerate organizational growth and sustainability.

Course topics and activities include a Lean office simulation, project planning, Kata skills, problem solving, developing current and future state value-stream mapping, 5S workplace organization, error proofing, Kaizen, standard work and more. Participants will directly apply their learning to mini projects in their workplace and complete an overall company project that will be presented to achieve certification.


  • Use lessons learned to reduce the eight wastes by redesigning a Lean simulation
  • Plan projects using project charters and leading/lagging metrics
  • Improve meeting and project effectiveness by using facilitation and coaching skills
  • Solve problems using an A3 plan, root cause analysis and PDCA
  • Identify improvement opportunities using current and future state value stream maps
  • Apply the 5S workplace organization discipline to a company’s target area
  • Prevent and reduce errors and defects using Poka-Yoke
  • Create a Kanban system to manage supplies and other office inventory
  • Apply standard work to reduce errors and time
  • Create flow using a visual queue to improve handoffs
  • Increase communication and response time with visual management and huddles
  • Deploy three levels of continuous improvement ideas and manage visually

​Participants meet on Tuesdays two times per month for six months.

Upcoming Classes

July 24, 2024 - December 18, 2024
8:00 AM- 4:30 PM
2600 Aero Park Drive
Traverse City, MI

Become a Lean Champion, learn how to facilitate continuous improvement in your workplace. This training includes tools for facilitating change, seeing waste in processes, building effective teams, increasing productivity, and improving quality of products
Northern Michigan