Lean Facilitator Certification Program

Our 2018 Class Begins May 07th!

The Maryland World Class Consortia's Lean Facilitator Certification Program (LFCP) develops the skills and knowledge needed by internal change agents to plan, execute, and sustain operational excellence improvements using lean tools and principles.

The LFCP design is comprised of five learning modules deployed over five months.  Participants meet once per month for three to four days and complete classroom and hands-on exercises in the following topics:

  • Module 1: Getting Started with Lean Change (4 days)
    • Program Objectives and Overview
    • Lean Culture, Leadership, and Lean Transformation
    • An Overview of Lean Thinking
    • Building the Case for Change
    • Leading Change
  • Module 2: Improving Performance with Lean - Part 1 (4 days)
    • Value Stream Mapping
    • Mapping Administrative Processes
    • Systematic Process Improvement and A3 Thinking
    • Lean Daily Improvement and Kaizen Events
    • Standard Work and Training Within Industry (TWI)
  • Module 3: Improving Performance with Lean - Part 2 (3 days)
    • 5S and Visual Management
    • Pull Systems and Inventory Management
    • Kaizen Event Preparation and Facilitation
    • Total Productive Maintenance and Setup Reduction
    • Error-Proofing
  • Module 4: Improving Performance with Lean - Part 3 (3 days)
    • Cellular Production
    • Hoshin Planning
    • Lean Accounting
  • Module 5: Leading Change (4 days)
    • Leadership Development
    • Team Building
    • Presentation Skills and Meeting Facilitation


For the 2017 academic year, participants may add the National Certification Option. This supplemental self-study program strengthens the MWCC Lean Facilitator Program by preparing participants to challenge for a nationally-recognized knowledge exam, jointly sponsored by SME/AME/Shingo Institute/ASQ. Use this option to build an even more widely-recognized and respected Lean Certification. 

The next class begins May 7, 2018. Enrollment is open.

For information or to register, download the 2018 LFCP Program Description and Registration Form, or contact us.

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