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Lean Academy - Virginia Tech
Lean Academy - Virginia Tech


Courses

Executive Overview: Lean Transformation

This course is designed for managers and senior executives who will serve as lean leaders and function as the developer of coaches, the designer of systems that develop people, and the individuals who create organizational transformation. Course content will focus on how to plan and design a strategy of implementation and the messaging needed to communicate a clear vision and direction. Participants will discover ways to organize cross functional teams that put lean improvements into practice.

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Introduction to Lean Thinking

This course provides an orientation to the fundamental principles of lean thinking and an overview of lean tools and methods. Course content will examine lean as a philosophy and system and also clarify the benefits and challenges of creating a continuous improvement culture. Participants will explore ways to get started to establish new behaviors and capabilities. This class is suitable for employees at any function and level and no prior exposure to lean is required.

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Lean Practitioner

This course is designed for front-line employees and supervisors who will function as improvement specialists in organizational transformation. Participants will understand the basic principles necessary for effective performance in a lean organization, including humility, respect for individuals, process flow, and flow of value to customers. Participants will be introduced to the basic lean principles, values, and philosophies and identify ways to use coaching feedback to improve daily work activities.

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Lean Supervisor

This course is designed for managers and senior executives who will function as the primary coaches and developers of people within the organization. Participants will learn ways to support the improvements outlined by front-line employees and Lean Practitioners. Course content will focus on value stream mapping and explore ways to chart a path for developing cross functional teams. This class will emphasize the need for making process improvements at the team level as well as at the personal level.

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