Lean Leadership

Advanced leadership skills from the field of Lean Enterprise.

Lean Leadership is a 3-day workshop designed to help leaders:

  1. Understand the critical success factors of Lean transformations and know how to tangibly apply them
  2. Understand the leader’s role in a Lean transformation
  3. Create improved alignment and free up capacity for you and your team
  4. Develop a tangible and practical plan to immediately start implementing workshop topics including the application of Lean thinking to free up +/- 10 hours a week of personal capacity

While the workshop is particularly relevant for those involved in leading Lean transformations it is practical for anyone who is looking to enhance their leadership skills with advanced tools and techniques drawn from the field of Lean Enterprise.

For those new to Lean, the workshop includes 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 apply Lean principles to free up +/- 10 hours per week to create space for these new behaviours and other high-value-added activities.


Leaders (Senior Manager to ADM) who:

  • Wish to start or strengthen a Lean transformation in their areas 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 are not planning a formal 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?


  • 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 waste and improve flow in business processes?

  • What Lean leader behaviours should be adopted?


  • How to create an annual work plan 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 find +/- 10 hours per week of personal time to be more strategic and support the team’s improvement efforts?

  • Developing a plan to implement the key learnings from Lean Leadership.

Register for an upcoming session: 
DATE: October 21 - 23, 2019
COST: $2,200 + HST
FORMAT: 3 non-consecutive days 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
MORE INFORMATION: info@leanagility.com
LOCATION: Telfer School of Management
Centre for Executive Leadership
99 Bank Street, Suite 200
Ottawa ON K1P 6B9
  • start Oct 21, 2019, 8:30 AM - end Oct 21, 2019, 4:30 PM
    Telfer School of Management, Centre for Executive Leadership, 99 Bank Street, Suite 200