Lean Training

In today’s hypercompetitive economy, effective organizations have learned to emphasize efficiency and cost while maintaining quality and organizational culture. In this online course you will learn the key concepts and practices of developing and managing lean processes.

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Job Outlook for Lean Managers
The US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) forecasts 6% job growth between now and 2029 among Administrative Services and Facilities Managers, which the BLS defines as those who “plan, direct, and coordinate activities that help an organization run efficiently.” This is faster than the growth rate expected for all jobs. The BLS attributes this growth to retirement rates among current managers and a continued focus on improving efficiencies in organizations of all sizes. According to PayScale.com, Lean Managers earn $94,044 per year, on average. Annual salaries for early-career Lean Managers range between $45-93,000 during the first four years of their careers. Entry-level Lean Facilitators with less than one year of experience earn $55,000 per year, on average.

Course Objectives

  • To learn Lean principles and how your organization can benefit
  • Learn how to effectively use lean tools and techniques
  • Identify processes that are wasteful and how to implement improvements

  • Introduction to lean principles
  • Implementing lean tools in current processes
  • Planning future strategies to further increase efficiencies
  • Developing a corporate culture that values lean principles


  • Tracy ORourke 
  • Elisabeth Swan 

Tracy O’Rourke is a Master Black Belt with over 20 years of success helping organizations like the Department of Veterans Affairs, the State of Washington, Cisco, DC Shoes, GE, and Motorola learn and apply Lean and Six Sigma. Tracy is an accomplished facilitator, trainer, and presenter. She has a BA in English Literature from San Francisco State University and an MBA with emphasis in Leadership and Managing Organizational Change from the Graziadio School of Business at Pepperdine University.

Elisabeth Swan is a Six Sigma Master Black Belt with over 20 years of experience consulting for organizations like Amazon, Charles Schwab, Burt’s Bees, Microsoft, and Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide. Swan is an accomplished consultant, designer, and executive coach with expertise in training, process-based organization design, problem-solving, and change management. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from Barnard College.


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Lean Management FAQs


WHAT DO LEAN MANAGERS DO?Lean Managers are responsible to initiate and manage lean culture within organizations. They work with team members to develop and improve work processes and solve problems using Lean methodology. WHAT TYPE OF JOBS ARE AVAILABLE?Examples of some common job titles include: Lean Manager, Process Improvement Specialist, Lean Six Sigma Project Manager, Improvement Manager or Specialist, Manager of Quality Assurance, Process Improvement Manager or Process Engineer
IS CERTIFICATION IMPORTANT?Lean Management involves a specific set of processes, practices and values that mark a qualified Lean Practitioner. Certification is the best way to signal that you have Tthe knowledge and skills to apply Lean Practices. This course prepares you to be certified by GoLeanSixSigma.com.