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INSTRUCTOR-GUIDED BASIC AWARENESS COURSE ON HOW THE LEAN MENTALITY CAN BE INCORPORATED INTO DAILY LIFE

Course Description: 

This technical Lean Leadership training provides formal and informal leaders with a basic awareness of how the Lean mentality – based on servant leadership and the mission of empowerment – can be incorporated into daily interaction with employees, customers, and processes within the larger value stream to which they all contribute. Students are challenged to objectively capture current state design of workplace conditions, objectively consider the impacts, and propose alternative approaches more aligned with Lean Leadership mentalities. The holistic message of Dr. W. Edwards Deming is woven into discussions as the foundation for continuous improvement coupled with respect for people. 

This course is part of the Lean Leadership track, an OU Lean Institute exclusive, and a prerequisite for Business Culture Excellence Using the Deming Lens and Introduction to System Thinking. This track is designed to optimize organizational success by helping organizations Lead with Lean. Recommended follow-up training: Gemba Walking.

General Information: 

Online registration is available for most courses. Otherwise, you may contact Registration and Records at (405) 325-6034 to sign up.

Quick Facts

Course length: 8 weeks 

Prerequisites: None 

Instructor: Brain deFonteny, LSS Black Belt 

Location: 100% Online

Next offered: Fall 2022

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COURSE CREDITS

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.