Lean Coach Training

Lean Coach Training Program
A Lean coach guides teams in learning how to define problems and develop countermeasures to be implemented with Lean as a collaborative scientific approach. Our training provides a solid Lean foundation on which you can build an agile workforce, teams and organization. You must keep in mind however that the goal of a Lean transformation is to integrate continuous improvement in daily work. An in-house Lean ‘consultant’ such as a Lean coach cannot be delegated the ‘task’ of continuous improvement. It is leadership that must fully own a Lean transformation and engage in leadership of all continuous improvement efforts. An in-house Lean coach role is therefore only temporary until leadership is ready to assume their role of coach at all levels of management.

Even better for an organization, management undergoes Lean Coach training to fully own a Lean transformation and take on their role of problem solving coach every single day.

Download an overview of our Lean Coach Training Program, in PDF format pdficon_large.

Lean coach participant’s, management’s and organization’s commitment (in chronological order):

1) Lean Coach trainee attends a minimum of 6 Lean 1-day experiential learning workshops from the following:

Introduction to Lean (1 day, prerequisite for all other courses)
Lean is Science (1 day)
Lean Project Champion (1 day)
iLean: Make Work Visible to Focus and Finish (1 day)
Gemba: The Power of Observation (1 day)
Lean: Optimising Flow to Deliver Value (1 day)
Micro-Experiments: Foundations for Kaizen (be agile) (1 day)

The above Lean courses are offered at the Alpen Path Solutions Lean Training Centre & Micro Lab, 340 Albert Street, Suite 1720, Ottawa (Constitution Square, Tower III), see full schedule. Introduction is a prerequisite for all other courses. Can also be offered in your workplace. Trainees can be assigned homework in addition to attending in class.

2) Lean Coach trainee undergoes a Lean Coach Readiness Assessment

3) Lean Coach trainee attends a 2-day Lean Coach Training Workshop** (offered at the Alpen Path Solutions Lean Training Centre & Micro Lab, 340 Albert Street, Suite 1720, Ottawa).

4) Lean Coach trainee acquires a body of knowledge (assigned reading of books and articles).

5) Management attends a 1-day ‘Introduction to Lean for Management’ course (from 6 up to 14 participants, at the Alpen Path Solutions Lean Training Centre & Micro Lab).

6) Management attends a 1-day ‘iLean: Make Work Visible to Focus and Finish’ course (from 6 up to 14 participants, at the Alpen Path Solutions Lean Training Centre & Micro Lab). Introduction to Lean is a prerequisite.

7) From 6 up to 14 people in the organization attend a 1-day ‘Introduction to Lean’ course (at the Alpen Path Solutions Lean Training Centre & Micro Lab)

8) From 6 up to 14 people in the organization attend a 1-day ‘iLean: Make Work Visible to Focus and Finish’ course (at the Alpen Path Solutions Lean Training Centre & Micro Lab). Introduction to Lean is a prerequisite.

9) Lean Coach trainee engages in observational learning with coaching during two 1⁄2-day Lean activities that Alpen Path Solutions facilitates in your organization (Visual Management and Huddle with a team of up to 8 people and Gemba walk for up to 4 management. Introduction to Lean is a prerequisite. For Visual Management and Huddle, iLean is a prerequisite).*

10) Lean Coach trainee engages in experiential learning with coaching during two 1⁄2-day Lean activities the coach trainee facilitates in your organization (Visual Management and Huddle with a team of up to 8 people and Gemba walk for up to 4 management. Introduction to Lean is a prerequisite. For Visual Management and Huddle, iLean is a prerequisite).*

11) Lean Coach trainee and management engage in individual Lean coaching (for a total of up to 7.5 hours).

*Lean activities involve real processes in your workplace and must be supported by management as they require the participation of staff and management.

Overall duration

Approximately 4-6 months, depending on scheduling for Lean activities, participant’s and management’s availability and course schedule.

Management commitment

Senior Management must own the Lean transformation and not delegate improvement to a Lean coach or employees. Management oversees the participant’s Lean Coach Training Program, attends Introduction to Lean for Management and iLean training, participates in Gemba workshops and reads on Lean. All levels of management become problem solving coaches.

Estimated cost

1) Lean coach trainee attends a minimum of six one-day Lean experiential learning workshops: total cost of $2,970 +HST ($495.00 +HST per course) in-class at the Alpen Path Solutions Lean Training Centre & Micro Lab, 340 Albert Street, Suite 1720, Ottawa. Registration is online with links for individual courses, or for a series of courses: https://alpenpathsolutions.com/training

2) All other components of the Lean Coach Training Program (per participant): Assigned reading material (books and articles), 2-day Lean Coach Training Workshop, 2 professionally co-facilitated Lean 1⁄2-day activities (in-your-workplace), 2 coach participant-facilitated 1⁄2-day Lean activities with coaching during the activity (in-your-workplace), individual coaching (up to 7.5 hours) and four 1-day Lean courses (Intro and iLean for Management, Intro and iLean for all other participants, up to 14 per workshop): $21,520 +HST.

Short and long-term benefits for the organization

-Internal Lean coach with a solid foundation in Lean and experience with coaching of at least two activities in your organization who can help Management take on their role of coach
-In-depth Lean experiential learning for up to 28 staff and management who attend the one- day Lean courses and 1⁄2-day workshops
-Engagement of management for a sustainable culture of continuous improvement. Management must own a Lean transformation.

**Please note that non-attendance for training workshops managed by Alpen Path Solutions Inc. does not entitle the participant to a refund or the possibility of transferring to a later workshop date. Cancellation for workshops offered in Ottawa with less than 13 days advance notice forfeits a refund or transfer; however, an alternate participant may attend instead, please advise us as soon as possible (Introduction to Lean for Government is a prerequisite). 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, workshop offering and location are subject to change without notice. Workshops/Courses can be cancelled without advance notice by Alpen Path Solutions Inc. and in which case participants receive a 100% refund for registration fees. 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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