Certificate + Advanced Certificate in Lean for the Public Sector

The Certificate and Advanced Certificates in Lean for the Public Sector help you take control of, and improve, your own work! Earn a Certificate in Lean for the Public Sector with four 1-day Lean workshops, including the ‘Introduction to Lean for Government‘ prerequisite workshop. With six 1-day Lean workshops, earn an Advanced Certificate in Lean for the Public Sector, including the ‘Introduction to Lean for Government‘ prerequisite workshop. Learn how to see work, measure work and improve your work every day. With Lean scientific thinking you gain greater control over your own work and learn to optimize the flow of value to clients. Download the 2-page flyer on 1-day workshops dates. We developed and have been teaching the Certificate in Lean for the Public Sector since 2015.

Lean Workshops

Introduction to Lean for Government (1-day, is a prerequisite for all other 1-day workshops)

Lean is Science (1-day workshop 9:00 am-4:00 pm)

Lean Champion (1-day workshop 9:00 am-4:00 pm)

iLean: Visual Management and Flow Experience (1-day workshop 9:00 am-4:00 pm)

Lean: Optimizing Flow to Deliver Value (1-day workshop 9:00 am-4:00 pm)

Gemba: The Power of Observation (1-day workshop 9:00 am-4:00 pm)

Introduction to Lean for Government for Management (1-day, offered in-your-workplace)

Certificate in Lean for the Public Sector: Introduction + 3 of the above 1-day Lean courses.
Advanced Certificate in Lean for the Public Sector: Introduction + 5 of the above 1-day Lean courses.

Download the 2-page flyer on 1-day workshops dates.


Condensed Certificate in Lean for the Public Sector!

Do you prefer to follow workshops required to obtain a Certificate or Advanced Certificate in consecutive days? The Condensed Lean Certificate is for you:
March 20-23, 26-27, 2018 – 9:00 am to 4:00 pm each day – Advanced Certificate in Lean for the Public Sector
Register separately to each course: Introduction to Lean for Government, Lean is Science, Lean Champion, iLean, Lean: Optimizing Flow to Deliver Value and Gemba: the Power of Observation

August 14-17, 2018 – 9:00 am to 4:00 pm each day – Certificate in Lean for the Public Sector
Register separately to each course: Introduction to Lean for Government, Lean is Science, Lean: Optimizing Flow to Deliver Value and iLean

December 4-7, 2018 – 9:00 am to 4:00 pm each day – Certificate in Lean for the Public Sector
Register separately to each course: Introduction to Lean for Government, Lean is Science, Lean: Optimizing Flow to Deliver Value and iLean

March 19-22, 2019 – 9:00 am to 4:00 pm each day – Certificate in Lean for the Public Sector
Register separately to each course: Introduction to Lean for Government, Lean is Science, Gemba: The Power of Observation and iLean. [Registration will commence shortly for 2019]


Workshop Costs and Locations

Individual Registration

Cost for individual registration to each 1-day in-class workshop is $395.00 (+HST)* per person (or $425.00 (+HST) as of April 1, 2018), payable at registration by credit card (or Departmental Acquisition Card). All 1-day in-class workshops are offered at the historic Chateau Laurier, 1 Rideau Street, Suite 700 (7th Floor). Workshops are from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Includes all workshop learning materials, coffee, tea and snacks.

Your Team In-Your-Workplace

In-Your-Workplace group workshop for up to 14 participants. Cost for each 1-day in-your-workplace Lean workshop, $2,500.00 (+HST) for up to 14 participants in your workplace (below $5,000 and can be paid by credit card). Book four 1-day in-your-workplace workshops at the same time and up to 14 people can obtain the Certificate in Lean for the Public Sector for only $8,840.00 (+HST), when booked at the same time. Contact us to book. Cost includes all learning materials.

In-Your-Workplace group workshop costs are for the National Capital Region and we also happy to offer all our courses in the regions. Contact us to get your quote for your needs.

Your Team at the Chateau Laurier

Team option cost, up to 8 people at the Chateau Laurier, for a 1-day in-class workshop is $3,250.00 (+HST)* for the whole team. Payable at registration by credit card. Offered at the historic Chateau Laurier, 1 Rideau Street, Suite 700 (7th Floor). Workshops are from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Includes all workshop learning materials, coffee, tea and snacks. Contact us to book your staff or management training day.


Optional Lean Management Workshop

To deepen your understanding of Lean, add the optional Lean management workshop Lean for Executives. Lean leaders (+ upcoming Lean leaders such as yourselves) learn about Lean leadership and about new practices such as Leaders Standard Work and Gemba walks. To create a culture of continuous improvement, management must own a Lean transformation and be involved because improvement cannot be delegated. Contact us to book your workshop.


Join the some 2,000+ public servants across Canada who have attended Lean workshops offered by Alpen Path Solutions since March 2015. Alpen Path Solutions created the Certificate in Lean for the Public Sector in late summer 2015 with 4 of the Lean courses above, taught since March 2015.

France Bergeron (BTh, MSc), Lean coach at Alpen Path Solutions Inc., brings 21 years of public sector experience and years of Lean leadership within a line department to help you live Lean in your government organisation. Joanne Gaudet (BSc, BA, MA), Lean coach at Alpen Path Solutions Inc., brings her expertise in science studies to the successful deployment of Lean as an applied collaborative science. Enlist empirical science in your work every day.


Lean is the science of work: see work (by using visual tools/management to see flow and what disrupts flow of value to clients such as maps or ‘kanban’, because in science you can’t measure what you can’t see), measure work (the simplest and most widely used measures are time and quality) and improve work every day (by collaboratively optimizing the flow of value to clients to make flow faster, easier and cheaper).

*Please note that non-attendance for training workshops managed by Alpen Path Solutions Inc. does not entitle the participant to a refund. Cancellation with less than 13 days advance notice forfeits a refund; however, an alternate participant from the same organization may attend instead, please advise us as soon as possible. Refunds, minus a 15% service charge, are provided upon written notification of cancellation received at least 13 days prior to a training workshop date. No refunds are issued following this date. Schedule and location are subject to change without notice. Only courses facilitated by Alpen Path Solutions Inc. are recognized towards the Certificate in Lean for the Public Sector and the Advanced Certificate in Lean for the Public Sector.

**When an individual registration workshop is offered outside of Ottawa, please note that non-attendance for training workshops managed by Alpen Path Solutions Inc. does not entitle the participant to a refund. Cancellation with less than 45 days advance notice forfeits a refund; however, an alternate from the same organization may attend instead, please advise us as soon as possible. Refunds, minus a 15% service charge, are provided upon written notification of cancellation received at least 45 days prior to a training workshop date. No refunds are issued following this date. Schedule and location are subject to change without notice. Courses followed at the CCE that were facilitated by Alpen Path Solutions Inc. will be recognized towards the Certificate in Lean for the Public Sector and the Advanced Certificate in Lean for the Public Sector.

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