December 11, 2007
The Lean Learning Center, Novi, Mich., a provider of lean curriculum and consulting, has announced its 2008 class schedule. All courses are taught at the center, which the organization says is the only U.S. facility dedicated to lean education. Designed to provide an adult-focused learning environment, and tailored to develop lean thinking, curriculum is based on various multisensory methods, including discovery, simulation, case study, peer coaching, personal action planning, role playing, and journaling.
Courses offered include The Lean Experience, a five-day session that provides the foundation for lean; Leading Lean, a three-day exploration of leadership principles required to implement lean principles; Lean Kaizen Workshop Boot Camp, a five-day, hands-on program with the majority of time spent at a manufacturing site; and Lean Value Stream Improvement, a two-day program that expands the lean vision to the entire enterprise. All class sizes are limited to 40 attendees or fewer.
The center also will teach an off-site "Lean Experience" class in Europe beginning in May; the location is to be determined.
Open registration and start dates are available at www.leanlearningcenter.com/open_enrollment/register.cfm.
Founded in 2001 to aid companies in implementing lean practices, the center provides lean transformation services and branded products.