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Certification Series

Based upon Toyota teachings, this series provides individuals with knowledge & skills necessary to navigate through transformation toward ensuring long-term sustainability. This three week series (1 week per month over 3 months) delivers True Lean™ knowledge & practices the participants apply in the workplace between the three sessions. Participants deliver 8-step problem-solving presentations during week 3.

Designed for:

Enterprise Leadership & Lean Transformation leaders


Knowledge you will gain

  1. The foundations of the Toyota Production System (TPS) that lead to True Lean™
  2. Defining the Destination, along with Roles & Responsibilities for each level
  3. Five phases of workplace improvement (standardization, flow, standardized work, pull, production leveling) based upon systematic problem solving – Toyota’s 8-Step Problem Solving System
  4. Overview of the People Side (DNA) of True Lean™ and how to apply True Lean™ principles & practices to lead, and then to achieve sustainability


Interactive with Gap Analysis “Takeaway”

  • This interactive session includes Toyota Tram tour, tour of another organization successfully applying True Lean™, campus lab activities & exercises, and open discussions 
  • Upon completion of the Certification, participants will be able to disseminate the learning to others within their organization and identify operational and cultural priorities for the True Lean™ transformation


Coaching Available

  • Executive Coaching for True Lean™ leaders embarking on strategy development and transformation activities


Location & Length:

  1. Virtual: Three week series (1 week per month over three months)

Fees: $7,500 per on-campus participant

  Week One Week Two Week Three
Series 1 (Online) 1/25 - 1/29 2/15 - 2/19 3/8 - 3/12
Series 2 (Online) 4/12 - 4/16 5/10 - 5/14 6/7 - 6/11
Series 3 (Online) 7/12 - 7/16 8/9 - 8/13 9/20 - 9/24