Lean Leader training and certification is a must-have for Lean practitioners who want to expand their knowledge of Lean and become the experts in Lean implementation.

Training Level



5 Days



OE Methods’ Lean Leader training covers advanced Lean concepts as well as the necessary skills for aligning Lean activities with strategic objectives, solving real process problems and continuously improving operations.

This program takes you through the steps on how to select improvement opportunities which are best suited for Lean improvement methods and tools. Designed with the experienced Lean practitioners in mind, this course focuses on facilitation of tool applications such as Value Stream Mapping, Fast Changeover, Kanban (pull systems) and TPM (Total Productive Maintenance). In addition, you’ll also explore how to facilitate the use of basic Lean tools such as mistake proofing, visual control and 5S.

Group and individual exercises and simulations ensure learning is engaging and effective. Instructors also tailor their examples to participants’ industries and will illustrate techniques by showing how they apply directly to challenges faced by participants. Peer-to-peer learning further reinforces application as professionals share their unique perspectives, projects and experience.

Facilitated by Master Black Belt-level instructors with real-world experience, the instructor can tailor their examples to participants’ work environment — whether from service, manufacturing, or transactional industries.



Lean Leader Certification is provided through our partnership with the Australian Society for Quality (RTO ID 22526). Certification is awarded to participants who successfully complete:

  1. Coursework

  2. AuSQ Lean Leader knowledge assessment

  3. Two workplace improvement projects or Two Lean Action Workout events


The workplace improvement projects should demonstrate application of appropriate tools at Lean Leader level, and has achieved business benefits.

The projects must remove waste, reduce defects, improve timeliness or achieve an important performance goal.



Lean practitioners who want to expand their knowledge of Lean and initiate Lean activities in their organisations.

Learning Objectives.


Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Select and scope Lean projects that align with business objectives.

  • Initiate and lead Lean Action Workout events.

  • Apply the right combination of Lean tools to solve a range of business performance issues in any industry.

  • Assess process value streams in greater depth for optimal efficiency.

  • Understand the steps of the SCORE roadmap for managing Lean Action Workout events.

  • Effectively manage team dynamics and recognise how to work with leadership to initiate Lean activities.

  • Prepare and present project reports and presentations to instructors, peers and management.



  • Lean Project Canvas

  • Voice of the Customer and Customer Value Identification

  • Advanced Value Stream Mapping Techniques

  • Lean Measurement System

  • Analysing variability

  • Identifying Waste (Go See)

  • Root cause analysis tools

  • Total Productive Maintenance

  • Set-up Reduction (SMED)

  • Standard Work

  • Workload balance and TAKT time


  • Measuring and sustaining the gain

  • Ownership reward and recognition

  • Transition and Project Closure

  • Change Leadership

Exclusive Benefits.

  • Every course is taught by a Master Black Belt instructor with real world knowledge and extensive project experience

  • The Master Black Belt provides support and project consultation throughout the class

  • Lean Leader program includes project review and certification

  • Professional quality, laser printed student manuals and quick reference guides

  • Online learning portal access for up to 12 months after training

  • Valuable templates that can be used for certification projects and other projects in the future

  • Sample case study of Lean Action Workout events

  • Useful Project Canvas examples

  • On-site coaching and/or remote support by email/phone are offered at a special rate for all participating students