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
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
Module 4: Improving Performance with Lean - Part 3 (3 days)
Module 5: Leading Change (4 days)
Presentation Skills and Meeting Facilitation
For the 2015 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 19 May, 2015. Enrollment is open.