Lean Training

The Lean Online Training Program was developed for organizations that are looking for a cost effective and flexible training opportunity. It provides individuals with the expertise needed to assume greater responsibility within their organization and assist with the implementation of Lean business improvement initiatives.

The Lean Online Training Program consists of seven modules that vary in length. The training is interactive and includes quizzes and questions as well as a test at the end of each module. Participants are expected to get 80% on the test in order to pass the module.  

Once you have completed all seven modules successfully, you will have the equivalent of a Lean Yellow Belt Certification.

Introduction to Lean

The module covers the history of Lean, why the concept is critical for successful businesses, general definitions and concepts, as well as an overview of the approaches, methodologies, and tools.


The module demonstrates how to minimize wasteful activities and create efficiency using 5 basic steps.

Value Stream Mapping (VSM)

The module focuses on implementing the key elements of VSM.

Kaizen Events

The module focuses on implementing the Kaizen tools and methodology to modify processes.

Mistake Proofing

This module breaks down the tools that create a high quality environment which minimizes the likelihood for mistakes.

Achieving Flow (& Pull)

This module focuses on the importance of "Flow" and how to design a process that eliminates wasteful activities and lowers costs, while improving quality and adding maximum value to clients.


This module demonstrates the functionality of charter documents and how they drive and support the strategy of the organization.  

Workshops + EventsView All

Oct 30

Hosted by the Health Care Administration program at St.

Nov 4

Join us as we celebrate women entrepreneurs thriving with disabilities! Our featured guests are the co-founders of Two Canes Consulting.

Nov 4

The last 12 months have been an incredibly difficult and unique time for business owners across the province, the country, and the world.

Nov 17

During this workshop, we will discuss navigating the journey from Maker to Manufacturer.

Nov 19

An in-depth look at funding resources from grants to micro-loans, through to venture capital.

Nov 24

Join WE-CAN for an inspiring learning forum showcasing the successes of racially diverse women entrepreneurs in the Kingston region.