Concordia University

Learn How to Lead LEAN

Course Code: CEPS 1091E
It's called LEAN but isn't about weight reduction; it's about waste reduction. LEAN is a Japanese concept developed by Toyota in the early 90s that uses team-work, communication and optimization of resources to create the most efficient workplace possible. Initially, the concept was applied to manufacturing but it's equally applicable in office and service industries. And you can learn all about it in this one-day workshop with expert Marc Cloutier. This is one of two highly specialized workshops that can help make you a precious asset in any organization.

Your take-away

This workshop will empower you to:
• Understand the fundamentals of LEAN in manufacturing and the office;
• Understand the roles and responsibilities of the steering committee;
• Learn the key qualities required to be a good LEAN Leader;
• Identify the success factors for a workshop;
• Plan the logistics behind the LEAN initiatives;
• Better understand the Kaizen winning attitude;
• Gain the required structure to manage LEAN in any organisation.

Our approach

This workshop is based on an optimized practical approach that mixes active learning, group sessions, team exercises and discussions. In short, you’ll learn by thinking, talking, doing and sharing.

Who benefits the most?

• Anyone who wants to better understand the concept of LEAN manufacturing or office.
• Mid- to senior-level managers and executives who want to implement new ways of reducing waste and optimizing resources.
• Managers and employees who want to broaden their career perspectives through new learning opportunities.
• Employers who want to give their employees a great learning opportunity that will contribute to the success of their organization.

We're flexible. That means workshops can be customized for corporate groups and offered on the date of your choosing, in your office or in one of our campus locations.

Important details

1) Registration fee includes course materials, lunch and refreshments.
2) In the event we don’t have enough participants, the workshop will be cancelled and you will, of course, be reimbursed in full.

Concordia CCE Loyalty Discount

All students who meet at least one of the following conditions, will receive a 10% discount on their CCE course or workshop tuition fees:

1)   Have completed a CCE, Undergraduate or Graduate course at Concordia University in a prior academic term;

2)   Have completed a language proficiency test (IELTS) at CCE;

3)   Have completed a CCE Professional Development Seminar/Workshop.

This discount is based on the information maintained in the Concordia University student information system.

NOTE: This discount does not apply to a language proficiency test enrollment (IELTS) nor to application fees for admission to a CCE program of study.


Your trainer

Marc Cloutier, P. Eng
To put it simply, Marc is passionate about performance and quality. For the past 30 years, he has been actively involved in the fields of process improvement, quality control and training in companies including Bell Products, Pratt & Whitney Canada, Bombardier Aerospace and SNC Tec. Over the years, he has coached improvement teams in mining, processing and service organisations around the world. Since 2003, he has been a senior consultant with Makenaki Consultations.

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