Course Description

Gain a more comprehensive understanding of how to apply process improvement methodology in the education environment. This online course combines introductory topics with additional Lean modules to take your process improvement implementation one step further. Discover how to make the most of Lean methodologies and tools to help your organization see rapid improvements to process flow while eliminating waste.

Learner Outcomes

Upon completion, participants will be able to:

  • Understand why the implementation of Lean is vital to the continuous improvement of an educational system
  • Identify the 8 Wastes
  • Describe the overall purpose and benefits of 5S in education
  • Define Value Stream and describe Current State Value Stream Mapping
  • Calculate several Lean metrics and discuss their roles in Value Stream Mapping
  • Explain the seven change model elements that contribute to successful change management
  • Identify the benefits of Standard Work from a Lean perspective
  • Understand the three characteristics of Visual Management — self-explaining, self-regulating and self-improving — and identify why they are important
  • Explain how error proofing can help improve student and customer safety, confidentiality and service quality while reducing failures and omissions
  • Describe how Kaizen events can provide rapid organizational benefits and accelerate the execution of larger initiatives
  • Understand how Lean workplace design differs from traditional approaches and understand its benefits to an educational organization
  • Identify where to implement pull systems in the educational environment


Participants will have 60 days to complete this online, self-paced course.
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Section Title
Lean for Education: Comprehensive (Online)
Jul 01, 2023 to Jun 30, 2025
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Course Fee(s)
Course Fee non-credit $375.00