Training

Lean Experiential Learning Workshops

Our approach builds on some 70 years of Lean in many sectors and on extensive academic research on Lean. We understand that the public sector and service are different than manufacturing and have adapted Lean for government and services. Join the some 2,000+ public servant participants from across Canada who have engaged in Lean training with France Bergeron (BTh, MSc) and Joanne Gaudet (BSc, BA, MA). Read feedback from participants and presentation attendees. Download our 2-page flyer on 1-day workshops dates or our 2-page Lean Service Flyer (in PDF format). All training workshops involve experiential learning such as office-type simulations so that you can immediately apply your Lean knowledge to your daily work. We offer classroom and in-workplace workshops. Combine courses to earn a Certificate in Lean for the Public Sector or an Advanced Certificate in Lean for the Public Sector.

Register to the following Lean workshops

April 21, 2017 – Introduction to Lean for Government (prerequisite) [FULL]
May 1, 2017 – Lean is Science [FULL]
May 4, 2017 – Lean Champion [FULL]
May 5, 2017 – iLean: Visual Management and Flow Experience [FULL]
May 8, 2017 – Introduction to Lean for Government (prerequisite) [Register]
May 9, 2017 – Lean is Science [Register]
May 10, 2017 – Lean Champion [Register]
May 11, 2017 – iLean: Visual Management and Flow Experience [Register]
June 6, 2017 – Introduction to Lean for Government (prerequisite) [Register]
July 11, 2017 – Introduction to Lean for Government (prerequisite) [Register]
August 14, 2017 – Introduction to Lean for Government (prerequisite) [Register]
August 15, 2017- Lean is Science [Register]
August 16, 2017 – Lean Champion [Register]
August 17, 2017 – iLean: Visual Management and Flow Experience [Register]
October 23, 2017 – Introduction to Lean for Government (prerequisite) [Register]
October 24, 2017 – Lean: Optimizing Flow to Deliver Value NEW – NEW! [Register]
November 15, 2017 – Introduction to Lean for Government (prerequisite) [Register]
November 16, 2017 – Gemba: The Power of Observation NEW – NEW! [FULL]
November 27, 2017 – Gemba: The Power of Observation NEW – NEW! [Register]
December 5, 2017 – Introduction to Lean for Government (prerequisite) [Register]
December 6, 2017 – Lean is Science [Register]
December 7, 2017 – Lean: Optimizing Flow to Deliver Value NEW – NEW! [Register]
December 8, 2017 – iLean: Visual Management and Flow Experience [Register]

Read on how you can earn a Certificate in Lean for the Public Sector or an Advanced Certificate in Lean for the Public Sector.

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


Classroom Workshop Cost and Location

Cost for each 1-day in-class workshop is $395.00 (+HST)* per person, 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.


In-your-workplace Workshop Cost (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. We are currently booking for April 2017 and beyond. Cost includes all learning materials.

Above 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.


Many types of workshops to best suit your Lean needs

a) ½-day in-house ‘Lean 101workshop: Learn the fundamentals of Lean and how to be Lean in your knowledge work – every day! Cost: $1,250.00 (+HST) for up to 14 participants in your workplace. Contact us for details.

b) ½-day in-house ‘Visual Managementworkshop: Teams learn to see their work and manage the flow of their work using visual management boards. This workshop follows a ½-day Lean 101 Workshop or a 1-day Introduction to Lean for Government course. Cost: $1,250.00 (+HST) for up to 14 participants in your workplace. Contact us for details.

c) ½-day in-house ‘Lean for Executivesworkshop: Overview of Lean for Executives with key Lean leadership principles and scientific tools and approach to see and measure work and coach staff to solve problems, every day. Includes roles and responsibilities for executives and mid-management in a Lean organization. Workshop can be adapted for senior and middle management. Cost: $1,250.00 (+HST) for up to 14 participants in your workplace. Contact us for details.

d) 1-day in-house ‘Deliver with Leanworkshop. This one-day workshop combines core elements of Lean 101 and visual management. The focus of the one day workshop is on how everyone in an organization can take control of their own work to help deliver value to clients. Cost: $2,500.00 (+HST) for up to 14 participants in your workplace. Contact us for details.

e) 1-day Introduction to Lean for Government workshop. Offered by Alpen Path Solutions Inc. since March 31, 2015 to public servants across Canada.

f) 1-day in-house Introduction to Lean workshop. We are currently booking in-house workshops for April 2017 and beyond. Book early! Cost: $2,500.00 (+HST) for up to 14 participants in your workplace. Contact us for details.

g) 1-day Lean is Science: Problem Solving Using a Scientific Approach workshop. Offered by Alpen Path Solutions Inc. since March 31, 2015 to public servants across Canada.

h) 1-day Lean Project Champion: Ensuring Success for your Lean Project workshop. Offered by Alpen Path Solutions Inc. since March 31, 2015 to public servants across Canada.

i) 1-day iLean: Using Lean Tools for Personal Productivity workshop. Offered by Alpen Path Solutions Inc. since March 31, 2015 to public servants across Canada.

j) 1-day Lean: Optimizing Flow to Deliver Value workshop. New!

k) 1-day Gemba: The Power of Observation workshop. New!

l) Lean Facilitator/Coach training. Offered by Alpen Path Solutions Inc. since March 31, 2015 to public servants across Canada. Our training provides you with a solid understanding of Lean as collaborative science so you can work collaboratively with management and staff to continuously improve work and deliver more value to your clients. Learn more by visiting the Lean Facilitator/Coach webpage or download the the overview of our Lean Facilitator Training Program, in PDF pdficon_large.


m) Certificate in Lean for the Public Sector and Advanced Certificate in Lean for the Public Sector  Deepen your understanding of Lean to optimize the flow of value to clients with 4 core Lean workshops to obtain a Certificate in Lean for the Public Sector or with 6 core Lean workshops to obtain an Advanced Certificate in Lean for the Public Sector. Offered in a classroom setting at the Chateau Laurier or in your workplace – choose the option that best suits your needs to develop practices of continuous improvement. Download the 2-page flyer on 1-day workshops dates.


Workshop Facilitators
France Bergeron (BTh, MSc, Management and Organizational Development) has more than 20 years of experience in the federal public service in addition to experience in higher education and at the municipal level. She fostered a Lean culture in government, facilitated Lean events and trained some 2,000+ federal employees nationally. She is a passionate Lean speaker. She launched www.leanforgovernment.com. France is a member of the Association of Professional Executives of the Public Service of Canada (APEX) and the American Society for Quality (ASQ).

Joanne Gaudet (BSc, BA, MA) is a bilingual consultant. who specializes in Lean as science and Social Network Analysis. She meets clients’ and workshop participants’ needs by drawing on some 25 years of work experience in varied sectors including post-secondary education, private and public sectors and as a business owner combined with graduate research in science studies. She has facilitated courses and workshops in numerous work and academic environments, has performed research and published on knowledge mobilization and ignorance mobilization and has presented at conferences in Canada and internationally. Joanne is a member of the European Flow Researchers Network.

The team thoroughly enjoyed your session! Totally loved the simulation. It really made the point very clear!” Gail, Regional Director, Federal Government. Read more feedback from training workshop participants and presentation attendees.


Departmental In-Workplace Training

We offer training workshops in your workplace or at your special event
We offer the above Lean courses in-house (Ottawa and Regions), at staff retreats and at special events (in English or in French) (minimum 6 / maximum 12 to 14 participants). Cost: ranging from $1,250 (1/2-day) to $2,500 (1-day) +HST for each in-house training workshop in the Ottawa area. Contact us for your quote for Regions. Download our Download the 2-page flyer on 1-day workshops dates and our 2-page Lean Services Flyer (in PDF format).


Become a Lean for Government Licensed Training Organisation

Build internal capacity by becoming a Lean for Government Licensed Training Organisation. We include coaching for your staff to deliver the 4 Core Lean Workshops (Introduction, Lean is Science, Lean Champion, iLean). Get an excellent return on investment to train ALL your staff in-house. Buy licensing for 1 or several core Lean workshops and become a Lifetime Lean for Government Licensed Training Organization (for internal training only). Contact us for details.


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


Why we don’t offer so-called ‘Lean belts’

Like many Lean management teachers (sensei) and practitioners worldwide, we offer a training program that is not designed around a so-called Lean belt system (white, yellow, green, black). Our training helps all employees build and expand their Lean knowledge and experience. Exhaustive analysis of Lean for Government approaches that promote pockets of so-called ‘Lean’ experts supports that belt-type or expert-focused ‘Lean’ deployment is not sustainable. Short-term efficiency gains are not sustainable without embedding continuous improvement in everyday work.

The Lean belt approach was borrowed from the fundamentally different Six Sigma prescriptive methodology that involves experts with varying levels of mastering statistical and mathematical tools. In Six Sigma, you need the outside statistical expert who has special skills/knowledge to manage work. On the other hand, Lean is an overarching approach that involves everyone as experts in their own job to solve problems and deliver value to clients. In essence, in a Lean organization everyone engages in collaborative science – co-defining problems, co-defining potential countermeasures and collaborating in implementation and measurement of countermeasures to problems, every single day. Unfortunately, a so-called Lean belt approach also tends to promote the idea of gradation where lower level belts may not be able to contribute as much to improvements as would higher level belts.


Lean Facilitator/Coach Training Program
A Lean facilitator/coach guides teams in defining problems and finding countermeasures to be implemented with Lean as collaborative science. Our training provides you with a solid Lean foundation on which you can build. Contact us to find out more about Lean Facilitator training**.

Download the the overview of our Lean Facilitator Training Program, in PDF pdficon_large.

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Finding the Lean way together!


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 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. 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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