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Lean for Leaders

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Develop a toolkit to oversee Lean projects in your business.

Build your understanding of the core concepts of Lean methodology to play a more active leadership role in process improvement projects and experience stronger results, increased team satisfaction and accelerated cultural change.

What you’ll learn

You will develop a Lean mindset and emerge with the insights and tools to:

  • Select, scope and oversee projects that have a greater chance of success
  • Apply the DMAIC framework to diagnose root cause and fix process issues
  • Identify, understand and balance stakeholder interests
  • Effectively apply change leadership principles to Lean projects

How you’ll learn

The program is experiential, combining methodology, tools and practical application through cutting-edge simulations to introduce frameworks and concepts, deliver familiarity with best practice and provide a change management experience.


This program focuses on a combination of the data and process analysis tools along with the collaborative people management capabilities needed to ensure successful Lean improvement projects, including:

  • The essentials of Lean leadership
  • Methodology, tools and frameworks
  • Project selection
  • Change management: engaging hearts and minds
  • Successful implementation


Paul has more than 20 years’ teaching experience at postgraduate level, during which time he has developed a reputation as an outstanding facilitator and coach. He has made a major contribution to the design and development of postgraduate and executive programs and materials, which support the d...
Rose Trevelyan is a member of the School of Organisation & Management, UNSW Business School. She teaches on a number of programs, including the AGSM MBA (Executive) Strategic Management Year, and AGSM Executive Programs, in the areas of strategic implementation, organisational design, leaders...