Lean Champion Certification

(training currently in session)

This interactive 10-day, 80 hour course is designed to provide the learner the tools and knowledge needed to successfully complete a Lean Champion project. Many “real world” examples are used throughout the course to illustrate how the Lean Manufacturing Champion methodology can be effectively applied in both manufacturing and transactional environments.  This course is structured to allow the learner time to apply what they learn in the classroom to the completion of a project.  


Intensive Training: 80 hours of training.
Improve Your Organization: Develop improvement plans for your organization while building your skills in the application of Lean principles.
Certification: Earn a certification as a Lean Champion from
Northwestern Michigan College.

Learning Objectives

• Project Planning / A3
• Kata Coaching
• Value Stream Mapping- Current
• 5S Standard Work
• Poka Yoke / Cellular Flow
• Kanban Pull Systems
• Quick Change/Single Minute
• Exchange of Die (SMED)
• Total Productive Maintenance (TPM)
• Value Stream Mapping–Future
• A3 / Hoshin Deployment

Training Specialist: Darrell Rodgers Six Sigma Black-Belt and a Lean Sensei Developer of the Active Learning Model Certified Lean Trainer by University of Kentucky Certified in 5S, Pull Systems, Lean Coaching Certified in VSM, SMED, TPM, Poka-Yoke and a Certified Professional Business Advisor by MEP

Where: Northern Michigan University Jacobetti Complex, Marquette, MI
When: Five 2-day sessions, Mondays and Tuesdays. September 9-10 and September 23-24; October 7-8 and October 21-22; November 4-5 (Lunch included with each session)
Time: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Cost: $3,695 per person.

For additional information call (906) 227-2103.