Lean Leadership (3-day Workshop)

An introduction to the fundamentals of the Lean improvement approach emphasizing the role of a leader at each stage of implementation followed by an exploration of what Lean leaders do differently to create efficiency and effectiveness, measure performance and empower people for better results. The last day of the course focuses on execution, demonstrating Lean behaviours and actions that leaders can implement immediately (via the Lean Leadership Planning Workbook) to improve personal and team performance.   Finally, participants review their work calendars and try to apply Lean principles to free up 10-12 hours per week of their own time to create space for these new behaviours and other high-value-added activities.

Lean Agility is proud to offer Lean Leadership training in partnership with the Telfer School of Management Executive Programs.

  • This workshop is targeted to leaders (manager to Head of Agency) who:

  • Wish to start or strengthen a Lean transformation in their area of responsibility, or
  • Wish to learn more about how they, as leaders, can apply Lean thinking to increase their own leadership and team effectiveness, even if they aren't planning a formal Lean transformation
  • The learning objectives of this workshop include:

  • Understand the critical success factors of Lean transformations and know how to tangibly apply them
  • Understand the leader’s role in a Lean transformation
  • Create improved alignment and free up capacity for you and your team
  • Develop a tangible and practical plan to immediately start implementing workshop topics including the application of Lean thinking to try to free up 10-12 hours a week of personal capacity
  • Topics covered include:

Day 1 - Lean Transformation

  • What is a Lean transformation? What results can be expected
  • How does it work? (Lean simulation)
  • How can a leader drive transformation at each phase, create buy-in and momentum
  • How can a leader support implementation to achieve and sustain results

Day 2 - Me as Lean Leader

  • What do effective Lean leaders do differently and why? 
  • How do Lean leaders create high-performing teams, with elevated levels of accountability and trust 
  • How to remove leader-controlled waste and improve flow in business processes
  • Identify the  Lean leader behaviours that I want to adopt

Day 3 - Creating and Executing an achievable plan

  • How to create an annual work plan with fewer priorities that is realistic, aligns the team, creates focus on what matters and frees up capacity (Lean Strategic Planning/Hoshin Kanri)
  • How to create continuous improvement in the team so that it happens naturally
  • How to find10-12 hours per week of personal time to be more strategic and support the team’s improvement efforts
  • Develop a plan to implement the key learnings from Lean Leadership


Price: $2,400 + tax per person
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. ET


Telfer Executive Programs


  • Our programs and certificates can be delivered to your employees and tailored to fit your organization’s specific requirements.

    • Free one-hour introductory talk/webinar
    • Group/team training workshops
    • Town Halls
    • Retreats


  • Unless otherwise noted public programs:

    • run from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Eastern time)
    • are delivered virtually using Microsoft Teams
    • are delivered in English
    • Course materials are available in English and French upon request.