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Leading Lean

Format Classroom

This course enables you to successfully drive lean implementation in your organization by showing you how to lead a team to eliminate wasteful practices, streamline work, shorten lead times, and increase customer value and employee engagement to improve customer and employee satisfaction.

Leading Lean is designed to provide organizational leaders with the skills needed to successfully facilitate a lean implementation and to support a lean culture post-implementation. In this engaging, interactive, and thought-provoking learning experience, organizational leaders will learn how to broaden and deepen their existing leadership skills by learning about the differences between applying lean to an organization versus integrating lean within an organization. In addition, organizational leaders will review and analyze their own existing leadership thinking, practices, and behaviors to identify what they might need to change to optimally drive a lean transformation forward and entrench it within an organization’s culture.

Course Data

  • CEU Hours: 1.5
  • Length: 15 Hours
  • ASQ RU: 1.5
  • Audience: Executive, Practitioner, Professional
  • Provider: ASQ
Course Overview

Learning Objectives:

  • Assess and analyze the lean transformation readiness of your organization
  • Describe the organizational principles, parameters, and concepts that are key components of a sustainable and lasting lean culture
  • Assess and analyze your own readiness for lean leadership
  • Describe the characteristics and competencies of a successful organizational lean leader
  • Apply key elements of a successful lean implementation strategy to your own environment and organizational and leadership gaps


Lean 101 (L1012019ASQ), Lean Problem-Solving Tools (LPST2019ASQ), or commensurate knowledge.Important: To facilitate two critical course activities (using .xlsx files), each attendee is required to bring a laptop with Microsoft Excel version 2007 or later to class each day.

Who Should Attend:

Experienced organizational leaders responsible for successfully implementing and supporting (post-implementation) a lean culture within their organization
I. Welcome
II. Assessing Organizational Readiness for Lean Transformation
III. Lean Principles, Concepts, and Parameters that Define a Lasting Lean Culture
IV. Assessing Personal Readiness for Lean Leadership
V. Characteristics and Competencies of a Successful Leader
VI. Workshop: Closing the Gaps
VII. Next Steps…
VIII. Summary and Conclusion


This is a two-day, instructor-led, face-to-face course.


Student handbook
Cancellation Policy
ASQ reserves the right to cancel or re-schedule courses and to change instructors. Please be advised that in the event of a course cancellation, ASQ is not responsible for airfare penalties or other travel related expenses you may incur.
  • If you need to cancel, we will refund your paid registration fee as noted below.
    • Requests for cancellations/transfers received at least 5 business days before the start of the course receive a full refund/transfer.
    • Requests received within 5 business days of the course starting incur a $150 processing fee.
    • After the course starts, there are no refunds or transfers.
    • Registrants who fail to attend without advance notice are liable for the entire course fee.
    • If you cannot find a substitute, we can transfer your course fees to another ASQ course of your choice.
  • You must successfully complete the entire course or program before IACET CEUs and a Certificate of Completion can be awarded.

Enrollment Details

Format: Classroom
Format: Classroom

An instructor-led traditional classroom experience. Classroom-based instruction involves the highest level of instructor/student interaction. We offer classroom style training in two formats. See public and on-site.

No Offerings Scheduled English List: $1609 Member: $1499
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ASQ’s customized on-site training programs are the cost-effective way for you to train employees on your schedule. Training on-site minimizes the cost-per-student, reduces travel expenses, and ensures that the content is specific to your exact needs.

5 Benefits of On-Site Training

  1. Expertise to your location: Saves time and travel expenses
  2. Convenient scheduling: Train groups of five or more
  3. Customizable courses: Training tailored to your groups’ needs
  4. Immediate results: Employees complete courses ready to apply what they’ve learned
  5. Value-add support: Instructors available to answer questions after session