2013 Get Lean Certification Program

The Center for Competitive Change, as part of the University of Dayton has implemented a program to support the need for organizations to become competitively stronger with market & profit growth.  The Get Lean® Certification Program has all the attributes and tools major global organizations have implemented, including Toyota, Wiremold and Teledyne Technologies. 

Get Lean® is a program specifically designed to help our clients advance their abilities to recognize and reduce unneeded, unwanted costs.  How does your organization do this while staying within budget?  Our certification program accomplishes this with three simple principles. 

1. Help organizations obtain high-end knowledge and skill in Lean

2. Help organizations bring and successfully implement the tools back into your business

3. Help organizations lower operating costs (by a minimum of 10-15%), gain a new competitive strength in your markets, and bring new profitability to your bottom line, now.

Program Overview

The Get Lean® certification program comes from the University of Dayton’s Center for Competitive Change.  The Center has a 20-year record in building and delivering performance-based learning programs and coaching services.  Each of the Center’s programs and coaches are noted Subject Experts that bring “best in class” knowledge transfer that can be easily learned and immediately brought back to your business environment.  The Center only works with the best.  Our partners and facilitators are very visual, highly interactive subject leaders that pull together your organization’s needs with solution tools.  This level of experience and everyday practicing leadership is what insures your positive experience in our programs and allows us to point to more positive results than anyone else.  Our successes come from your ability to implement and succeed, now.

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Audience

The Get Lean® certification program is designed to serve any size organization or your identified Lean Champion.  In these environments, generally it is one or two individuals assigned to monitor and implement all organizational improvements and changes.  This individual is expected to understand and speak or interpret the language, develop the correct programs for the organization, work with inside/outside resources, vendors and consultants and evaluate (measure) the results of each new change/improvement.  

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Learning Objectives

  • Attend and successfully complete  exercises and class work for 10 program days of our Public Learning Programs – see Core Curriculum
  • Successfully pass a comprehensive exam covering the aspects and tools of Lean, and
  • Define (assisted by a coach), implement and successfully demonstrate ROI (at least 10%) for one (1) project within your organization’s environment.

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Core Curriculum

Introduction to the Lean Tools (1 day)
Managing Lean Sigma Projects (1 day)
How to Develop New Metrics in a Lean Culture   (1 day)                   
Strengthening Your Business Services using LEAN Tools (2 days)
Standardizing and Documenting Your Processes: a “How To” Workshop (1 day)
Process Error Elimination: Prevention & Correction  (2 days)
Managing an Efficient Supply Chain (2 days)

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Required Commitment & Benefit of Attending

Includes membership to a larger co-hort group of past Get Lean Certification program participants to exchange thought, ideas, and support.  

Our team has created a highly developed core competency and certification program that supports you, your organization and your need to gain competitiveness.  The bottom line to you is a stronger more efficient organization that recognizes bad costs, wasteful activities, and new ways of competing and growing. 

Upon your successful completion of the program coursework, final comprehensive examination plus implementation of one (1) onsite project demonstrating ROI, each participant will receive their Get Lean Certification.  

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Spring Session

Program Date(s)                    Facilitator        Location
Introduction to the Lean Tools April 18 Mike Fedotowsky VOALC
Managing Lean sigma Projects April 25 Pam Nintrup   VOALC
How to Develop New Metrics
in a Lean Culture 
May 2 Anthony Mangione VOALC
Strengthening Your Business
Services using LEAN Tools
May 8-9 Al Ryan VOALC
Standardizing and Documenting 
Your Processes: a "How To"
Workshop 
May 22 Jeanette Hummel VOALC
Process Error Elimination:
Prevention and Correction 
June 5-6 George Hummel VOALC
Managing an Efficient 
Supply Chain 
June 19-20 Douglas Carlberg 
and John Puckett 
VOALC

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Fall Session

Program Date(s)                    Facilitator        Location
Introduction to the Lean Tools September 12 Mike Fedotowsky U.D.
Managing Lean sigma Projects October 3 Pam Nintrup   U.D.
How to Develop New Metrics
in a Lean Culture 
October 10 Anthony Mangione U.D.
Strengthening Your Business 
Services using LEAN Tools
October 23-24 Al Ryan U.D.
Standardizing and Documenting 
Your Processes: a "How To"
Workshop 
October 29 Jeanette Hummel U.D.
Process Error Elimination:
Prevention and Correction 
November 6-7 George Hummel U.D.
Managing an Efficient 
Supply Chain 
November 13-14 Douglas Carlberg 
and John Puckett 
U.D.

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