Lean White Belt Certificate

The Lean White Belt Certificate workshop is an introduction to the fundamentals of Lean process improvement, continuous improvement and innovation for government and knowledge workers. An essential starting point if you want to learn about Lean, if you are struggling to overcome a backlog or are feeling overwhelmed and want to do something about it. 

Two versions of this workshop are offered, the Lean White Belt certificate workshop and the Introduction to Lean (White Belt) for Leaders workshop— which is the same content as the general White Belt but from the point of view of a leader who has a unique role to play in eliminating certain types of waste. 

  • The Lean White Belt workshop is targeted to:

  • Teams and individuals who want to use Lean thinking to improve their own work
  • Individuals who have recently joined an organization undergoing Lean improvement(s) who need to get up to speed on Lean basics
  • The Introduction to Lean (White Belt) for Leaders workshop is targeted to:

  • Leaders who wish to learn more about Lean to decide whether to implement in their organization
  • Leaders overseeing an improvement project who need to know what they can do to support the improvement team effectively
  • The learning objectives of this workshop include:

  • Develop an understanding of what Lean is and how it applies to knowledge work
  • Learn basic Lean tools and techniques to remove non-value added work and reduce frustration
  • Topics covered include:

  • Lean principles
  • Lean as it applies to knowledge work
  • Value stream mapping
  • How to identify and eliminate interruptions to flow and waste (the 8 Lean Wastes)
  • The impact of variation and overwhelm and what to do about them
  • Lean tools and techniques including visual management, huddle meetings and more
  • Using the Plan-Do-Check-Adjust cycle to conduct experiments to learn and improve
  • Practical ways to make Lean, continuous improvement and innovation a normal part of the work
  • The people side of Lean 
  • How to build support for a Lean transformation and how to get started


Lean White Belt

Introduction to Lean for Leaders

Price: $425 + tax per person
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. ET

Contact us to inquire about group discounts as follows:

  • 3-5 people = $403.75 + tax per person
  • 6-9 people = $382.50 + tax per person
  • 10+ people = $361.25 + tax per person


  • 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.