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Lean Academy - Virginia Tech
Lean Academy - Virginia Tech

Lean Foundations

Learning outcomes:

  1. Examine the definition of Lean and understand the core concepts.
  2. Review the history of Lean and its origin.
  3. Identify Lean principles and examples of waste.
  4. Understand the tools and methods of Lean improvement: 5S, Standard Work, Pull, Cells.
  5. Participate in a simulation.
  6. Assess the qualities of a continuous improvement culture.
  7. . Determine ways to get started on the Lean journey.


Registration includes breakfast and lunch both days, instruction, and, materials. It does not include lodging.

Lodging is not included in the price of the program. To ensure a room at The Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center, please reserve early. Please make your reservations by calling the hotel directly at (540) 985-5900 or toll free at (866)594-4722. Be sure to mention Lean Foundations when making your reservations.


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Refund and Cancellation Policy: Refund requests must be received 14 calendar days prior to the program start date. A $75 administrative fee will be deducted from all refunds. Requests should be sent by email or by initiating a drop request through the student portal in our online registration system. As an alternative to a refund, you may send a substitute at no additional cost. Please contact us at 540-231-5182 or e-mail to request a substitution. Please note: refunds will not be issued for no-shows or for cancellations received on or after the program start date.

In the unlikely event that this program is cancelled or postponed due to insufficient enrollments or unforeseen circumstances, the university will fully refund registration fees but cannot be held responsible for any other expenses, including cancellation or change charges assessed by airlines, hotels, travel agencies, or other organizations.

For weather or disaster-related program cancellation or postponement information, please call (540) 231-9489.

If you need assistance, please call
Virginia Tech Continuing and Professional Education at (540) 231-5182.

If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact Dave Conners at (540) 767-6145 or email or TDD 1-800-828-1120 during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to an event.‚Äč

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