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Lean Leader training

Become a driving force behind Lean initiatives with our Lean Leader training. With the help of this training, you will develop a deep understanding of Lean management techniques, as well as many intricate Lean tools and methods. Start coaching team members, instill a sense of ownership and work towards a truly Lean company department with this ISO18404 and ISO13053 certified course. Our Lean Experts also provide this training to groups, more info about our group courses can be found on our In-Company pages.



3 Months




4 times a year


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For Organizations


Bespoke group training or coaching by our (Master) Black Belts, tailored to your workplace.


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The leadership aspect of Lean

If you are serious about employing Lean, you must understand what a team needs. When it comes to Lean initiatives and keeping momentum, ordinary management styles tend to fall short. During this training, you find out how to train people in Lean, and manage team members during their Lean work. The content of the training will make you intricately familiar with the history, philosophy and best practices which make Lean so effective. And with the help of our Lean Experts, the practical side of the methodology becomes your toolbox. With your new knowledge of Lean tools, methods and leadership techniques, you aid your team in avoiding pitfalls and achieving consistent results.

  • Extensive alumni network
  • Various types of training
  • 1-on-1 project coaching

  • Exclusive MyTraining™ learning platform
  • ISO-certified courses
  • International company presence

Based on student reviews, our courses are rated 4.8/5.0 stars

Aligning Lean and management

Because Lean activities do not thrive under a centralized style of direction, a manager who also manages in a Lean way is most effective. Lean Managers help their team achieve greater results and contribution to company goals. Similarly, without a leader who understands the cyclical nature of Lean, results will be less consistent. A core principle of Lean is that without a cycle of constant vigilance and improvement (i.e. PDCA), processes revert back to ad-hoc chaos, and improvements will be undone. By employing a Lean Leader to spearhead a team of Lean professionals, their work, initiatives and results can be much more effective and impactful.

Training variants

Your way of studying


Attend a classroom training session and enjoy interaction with fellow students. Share ideas, learn from group exercises and discuss project ideas with your trainer, even from the first day. Our classrooms are all about interactivity and our practical exercises will help you develop your own Lean insights.



Interactivity and engagement are key for all of our trainings. Together with your fellow students, you will explore various tools and methods such as Push & Pull, Poka Yoke, Kaizen events, 5S and much more. The same quality as our classroom training sessions but from the comfort of your home or office.



If your agenda is often unpredictable, or if you’re simply looking for variety, then attend both classroom and virtual training sessions with our Blended option. Get the best of both worlds, and never worry about being unprepared; all students receive access to our exclusive MyTraining™ platform, which offers videos, literature and complementary courses on the topics of the next training.



Lean Leader training overview

In comparison to our Lean Practitioner training, the Lean Leader training has been designed for professionals looking to take charge of Lean activities in their department. This training is one of the most extensive Lean courses we have available.

From the simple understanding of ‘waste’, to more complex concepts such as Lean company culture and how to achieve it, this training offers it all. A Lean Leader is expected to possesses knowledge of concepts such as the 14 Management Principles of Toyota, SMED, OEE and more. During this training, our Lean Experts ensure you understand even the most complex concepts of the Lean methodology.

After completing the training, you will be able to use your knowledge to optimize and refine any existing process. Your knowledge will help to create new working habits and establishes you as a true change agent.

It is possible to use Lean tools in any industry, as any repeating process can be optimized. Using the tools and methods provided by the methodology, you come to possess the solution to any challenge. The Lean Leader training is the ideal way to bring process improvement to your working environment with an ISO-level course and renowned certificate.

In the next section, we highlight what specifics the training includes.

Program overview


To help you prepare, the training includes:

  • An in-depth study manual
  • Up to 25 videos on Lean and Lean Six Sigma
  • Digital book focusing on Lean in Practice
  • Complementary TPC e-learning courses
  • Direct access to MyTraining™

Training days

Classroom sessions include:

  • 5 classroom days
  • Practical simulation(s)
  • Discussion of project challenges and related best practises
  • Peer-to-peer learning and activities
  • Theoretical exam and certification

Your Project

To ensure your project will be a success, the training includes:

  • 16 hours 1-on-1 project coaching
  • Pre-made project templates
  • Project evaluations and assistance with the first steps
  • Change Management mentoring
  • A comprehensive overview of deliverables


Certification entails the following:

  • Two expert reviews of your project
  • Certification ceremony with your Lean Expert and Manager
  • Official Lean Leader certificate
  • Official registration in our database
  • Access to the exclusive Alumni LinkedIn-page


Training days

Your Project


Getting certified

The value of your certificate

Successfully completing one of our trainings is awarded with an internationally recognized certificate. But what exactly determines the worth of a certificate? We explain why a certificate from The Lean Six Sigma Company is of a higher standard than others on the value of your certificate page

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Training prices


Students of The Lean Six Sigma Company have two options: they can choose from a training which includes a project and all the necessary coaching from an experienced project coach, or enroll in the training without carrying out a project.


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Lean Leader including project


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Lean Leader without project



Results and cold, hard facts are often the best way to justify a purchase. Our courses are no different, and deliver said results without fail. After having trained thousands of students in the Lean methodology, we have found that Lean Leader initiatives can regularly reduce costs by 6 or even 7 figures, depending on the maturity level of a company with regards to the methodology.


If it’s a training for an entire team you’re looking for, then our In-Company pages will be of interest. Our trainers will also host every training we offer to individuals in your organization. There’s no easier way to get started with Lean or Lean Six Sigma as a team than with our In-Company training.

In-company training


Lean tasting

Learn how to utilize Lean and which training would be most effective for you. Attend one of our Lean tastings and get all the answers. During the tasting, our (Master) Black Belt trainers will explain the fundamentals of the methodology to you, and how to turn opportunities into results. Let our trainers answer your questions and reveal just how much you could benefit from employing Lean

  • Bespoke training advice for every student
  • Q&A session about the Lean methodology
  • Discuss project ideas with other attendees
  • Get to know our trainers
  • Available to everyone

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Starting dates Lean Leader training



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Frequently asked questions

Can I enroll and join a training without any prior experience or knowledge of Lean Six Sigma?

Every training we provide assumes our students start the training without any understanding of the Lean Six Sigma methodology. It starts with the fundamentals and explains every topic that is mentioned without assuming prior experience. During the training, you will carry out simulations and exercises to help you develop your knowledge. If you choose to carry out a project as part of your training, you will be coached and assisted by one of the (Master) Black Belts of The Lean Six Sigma Company to help you get started.

Should I go for a Lean Practitioner or Lean Leader training?

Lean Practitioners have a different role than Lean Leaders. They carry out Lean initiatives on a constant basis and involve stakeholders in their efforts. Lean Leaders on the other hand possess a wider range of knowledge of Lean, and train employees so they can start using the Lean methodology themselves.

Is a Lean training relevant to my career phase?

Lean is a methodology that one can start using during any career phase and this training is the ideal starting point. Even as a beginner, your work can add tremendous value. Lean can serve as an addition to your current work, replacing a part of your existing responsibilities. Or it can become a new full-time career, depending on the training you choose.


Do you offer any evening- or weekend training?

The Lean Six Sigma Company strives to organize its courses training during normal working hours.

This is a conscious choice in order to avoid interfering with the private lives of our students and to get students used to the idea of working with Lean Six Sigma during typical working hours, and continue this habit once they complete the training.

However, some local exceptions apply. Please reach out to to the helpdesk in your region if you have any questions

Do you offer training in other languages?

More information about our worldwide presence can be found on our worldmap page, here you will find in which countries we are currently active and offer training.

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