Lean Champions


The Lean Champion certification program is a powerful second step for individuals who have completed their Level Lean Tools & Essentials Certification, or Six Sigma Green Belt and are looking to fortify and lead their organization’s continuous Lean Journey. This program is designed to ensure that participants can manage, measure, and lead their organization’s Lean transformation.

Course Description

  • Establishing the Direction
  • Deployment and Execution
  • Developing Lean Leadership Skills
  • Sustaining the Journey
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Who Should Take This Course

This course is ideal for graduates of our Lean Tools & Essentials Certification or for Six Sigma Green Belts looking to enhance their CI technical skills while further developing their leadership skills in a continuous improvement environment.

Ways to Take This Course

In Person Training • On-Demand Training

Four Sessions

  • Leadership in a Continuous Improvement (CI) Organization and Tying the Financials to the Journey
  • Strategy Development, Deployment, and KPIs
  • Project Coaching Day
  • CI Across the Enterprise & Error Proofing
  • Emotional Intelligence and Effective Listening
  • Leveraging Advanced Manufacturing Technologies and Pull Kanban
  • Team Facilitation and Lean Daily Management
  • Project Report Out and Next Steps

Why Lean Champions Training?

This certification will help participants further advance their Lean technical and leadership skills to be empowered to lead sustainable change within their organization.

The DVIRC Difference

With one-on-one support form a Lean Master Instructor, each participant will lead a continuous improvement project specific to his or her organization. Each project is expected to result in a minimum of $50,000 Return on Investment (ROI) for the business.

Our distinct “learn and apply” approach is proven to develop Lean leaders that can manage, measure, and lead their organization’s Lean transformation.

Participants will be offered the opportunity to host a class at their location to maximize the learning in an on-site situation that is applicable to their business. This program will also expose participants to some of the unique ways that Advanced Manufacturing Technologies (AMTs) can complement and enhance their Lean initiatives to reduce waste, increase production, and provide important data analytics to inform the business.

Benefits of Lean Champions Training

  • Develop the necessary tools to continually manage daily improvement and sustain the gains
  • Lead, engage, and empower others to keep the momentum going
  • Identify and lead a project tied to the business strategy within their organization
  • Measure project improvements (minimum of 2-3 target conditions aligned to that strategy)
  • Gain exposure to AMTs and determine how they can drive business improvements
  • Network, problem solve, and share best practices with peers

Meet Your Instructors

[vc_bl_experts][vc_bl_expert expert_name=”Nico de Sousa Serro” expert_title=”Lean/Continuous Improvement Content Expert” expert_bio=”Nico de Sousa Serro is the Lean/Continuous Improvement content expert at DVIRC. He is responsible for facilitating organizational continuous improvement efforts, implementation of Lean methodologies, and creating Lean/CI content. This involves developing on-site collaborative solutions and training, as well as conducting training and education courses held at DVIRC.” expert_photo=”28992″][vc_bl_expert expert_name=”Alan Shell” expert_title=”Director of Lean/Continuous Improvement Services, Master Black Belt” expert_bio=”Alan Shell is the Director of Lean/Continuous Improvement Services at DVIRC. He is responsible for facilitating organizations in their Continuous Improvement journey utilizing his Master Black Belt skills in Six Sigma and Lean Manufacturing. This involves on-site training and collaboration, as well as leading public training and education courses and certifications held at DVIRC.” expert_photo=”29090″][/vc_bl_experts]

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