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Telfer School of Management

Lean Leadership Program

Oct 21—23, 2019
3 days
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
CAD 2200 ≈USD 1675
CAD 733 per day

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The Lean Leadership Program provides public sector leaders a unique opportunity to learn how to apply advanced leadership thinking from the field of Lean Enterprise to their day to day work, to create and sustain breakthrough improvements as well as ongoing habits of continuous improvement. The program is focused on developing the knowledge and skills of leaders as they either lead a Lean transformation, or simply apply their learnings to increase their personal and team effectiveness outside of a formal Lean transformation.

What You Will Learn

  • Your role as a leader of a Lean transformation
  • Lean tools and systems that you, as a leader, can use to create and sustain both initial breakthrough improvement and continuous improvement
  • Lean thinking (mindsets, habits and leadership styles) for leaders
  • Prioritization and planning for the team as well as for yourself
  • How to recognize “wastes” or non-value activities that you, as a leader, control directly and how to free up capacity by eliminating these wastes.

Program Takeaways

  • Understand your leadership role in a Lean transformation, and create your own “Leader Standard Work”, or set of regular, simple, behaviours to create and sustain continuous improvement inyour organization
  • Understand the critical success factors of Lean transformations and know how to tangibly apply these principles to make continuous improvement a natural part of life in your area of responsibility
  • Create improved alignment and free up your team’s capacity to make improvements by applying the principles of Lean strategic planning.
  • A tangible, specific, and practical plan to get started implementing workshop topics directly into your own work

Who should attend

Leaders (Senior Manager to ADM) who:

  • Wish to start or strengthen a Lean transformation in their areas of responsibility, or
  • Wish to learn more about how they, as leaders, can apply Lean thinking to increase their own leadership and team effectiveness, even if they are not planning a formal Lean transformation


Craig is a Lean Government and transformation facilitator and coach with close to two decades of experience leading dramatic turnarounds in Canadian government. In his public sector leadership career, as Vice President responsible for Human Resources, Lean, and Quality, he lead the Royal Canadia...

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Oct 21—23, 2019
3 days
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
CAD 2200 ≈USD 1675
CAD 733 per day

How it works

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