Leading with Lean provides the basic awareness of how the Lean mentality can be incorporated into daily interactions with employees, customers, and the processes within the larger value stream to which they all contribute — far beyond a tool-based approach to achieve efficiency. Discussion includes the polar extremes of “Traditional Management” and the “Lean-Minded” leadership approaches. Topics include Voice-of-the-Customer (VOC) from the Lean leader’s point-of-view, the mentality and behaviors of the Lean leader, the Single Value Stream Mentality, and Gemba Walking.
This is a Lean Institute exclusive that is also taught as part of the OULI LSS Green Belt training.
All classroom dates meet from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Registration for all classes closes one week prior to their start date. Online registration is available for most courses. Otherwise, you may contact Registration and Records at (405) 325-6034 to sign up.
If you are a business or organization new to Lean Culture thinking, the Lean Institute recommends Building a Strategic Plan for overall Process Improvement and Business Culture as a follow-up to the Leading with Lean course.
For the Lean-experienced business, organization or individual, we recommend Business Culture Excellence Using the Deming Lens after completing Leading with Lean.
Participants receive Continuing Education Unit (CEU) credits, which are required to maintain many professional licensures. OULI training also qualifies as PDU credits for Project Management Professionals.
Public classes are held at the Tinker Business Industrial Park at I-40 and Sooner Road. All public classes are open enrollment and typically feature an interesting mix of teams from a variety of industries.
The Lean Institute also offers private or contracted training programs onsite at locations across the state, including workshops implemented at suitable client facilities.