Training Sessions

Lean Level II Greenbelt

OVERVIEW

This intermediate-level course helps to further enhance the skills needed to apply core Lean principles in the workplace. This “learning by doing” style of Lean certification program is delivered by Lean Blackbelt certified coaches. Structured into three week-long modules, participants will develop and improve their presentation, communication, teamwork, facilitation and problem solving skills through group exercises, simulations, Kaizen blitzes and practical assignments.

It will include the importance of creating a safe and effective work environment, allowing for physical distancing and workplace sanitization routines to protect employees from potential exposure to COVID-19. This program can be taken in-person, online or remote facilitated.

SCHEDULE

START DATE

region

REGISTRATION & COST

September 27, 2021

SK

October 4, 2021

Online

January 10, 2022

MB

January 10, 2022

ON

February 28, 2022

BC

PROGRAM OUTLINE

IN-PERSON & REMOTE FACILITATED

In-person and remote-facilitated courses are offered in the corresponding regional time zone unless otherwise noted.

 

Introduction – 2 hours (9:00 to 11:00) – Virtual kickoff meeting; times may vary.

 

Module 1
Prior to Module 1, the participant works at their own pace and at a convenient time, approximately 2-3 hours, on the online component where participants will review the 5 Principles of Lean, 8 wastes and 5S.

  • Day 1 – 8 hours (8:00-4:00) – Lean review and philosophy, team building
  • Day 2 – 8 hours (8:00 to 4:00) – DiSC
    Days 3, 4 and 5 – 8 hours (8:00 to 4:00) – Hands on 5S Kaizen

Module 2
Prior to Module 2, the participant works at their own pace, approximately 2-3 hours, on the online component where participants will learn about material flow cycle time reduction, takt time and line balance. Cycle time reduction kaizen hosts will need to work with facilitator to provide background information/process videos for the CTR kaizen (2-4 hours)

  • Day 1 – 8 hours (8:00-4:00) – Problem Solving and Simulation
  • Days 2, 3 and 4 – 8 hours (8:00 to 4:00) – Hands-on Cycle Time Reduction Kaizen
  • Days 5 – 7 hours (8:00 to 3:00) – Presentation practice and build-your-own simulation

Module 3
Prior to Module 3, the participant works at their own pace, approximately 2-3 hours, on the online component where participants will learn about office process cycle time reduction. Office cycle time reduction Kaizen hosts will need to work with facilitator to provide background information/process videos for the office kaizen (2-4 hours)

  • Days 1, 2 and 3 – 8 hours (8:00-4:00) – Office kaizen
  • Day 4 – 8 hours (8:00 to 4:00) – Participant Final Presentations
  • Day 5 – 5 hours (8:00 to 1:00) – Final exam and graduation

ONLINE

Online courses are offered in central time unless otherwise noted.

 

Introduction – 2 hours (9:00 to 11:00) – Virtual kickoff meeting; times may vary.

 

Module 1
Prior to Module 1, the participant works at their own pace and at a convenient time, approximately 2-3 hours, on the online component where participants will review the 5 Principles of Lean, 8 wastes and 5S. Participants will also need 1-2 hours to pick a project area for the hands-on Kaizen event in week 1.

  • Day 1 – 8 hours (8:00-4:00) – Lean review and philosophy, team building, DiSC Part 1
  • Day 2 – 8 hours (8:00 to 4:00) – problem solving and simulation 1 and 2
  • Days 3 and 4 – 8 hours (8:00 to 4:00) – hands on 5S kaizen
  • Days 5 – 8 hours (8:00 to 4:00) – DiSC Part 2

Module 2
Prior to Module 2, the participant works at their own pace, approximately 2-3 hours, on the online component where participants will learn about material flow cycle time reduction, takt time and line balance. Cycle time reduction kaizen hosts will need to work with facilitator to provide background information/process videos for the cycle time reduction.

  • Day 1 – 8 hours (8:00-4:00) – Problem Solving Simulation 2
  • Days 2, 3 and 4 – 8 hours (8:00 to 4:00) – Hands-on cycle time reduction kaizen
  • Days 5 – 7 hours (8:00 to 3:00) – Presentation practice and build your own simulation

Module 3
Prior to Module 3, the participant works at their own pace, approximately 2-3 hours, on the online component where participants will learn about office process cycle time reduction. Office cycle time reduction kaizen hosts will need to work with facilitator to provide background information/process videos for the office kaizen (2-4 hours)

  • Days 1, 2 and 3 – 8 hours (8:00-4:00) – Office kaizen
  • Day 4 – 8 hours (8:00 to 4:00) – Participant Final Presentations
  • Day 5 – 5 hours (8:00 to 1:00) Final exam and graduation

COST

Costs may vary by province and may be eligible for government funding. Select your preferred location to view the prices for CME members and non-members.

 

UPDATED CANCELLATION POLICY
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, CME has adjusted our cancellation policies to allow members the greatest flexibility to put health and safety first while benefiting from the world-class training CME provides. Cancellations received in writing 10 days prior to the first day of the course will be reimbursed 100 per cent of the purchase price. Cancellations received fewer than 10 business days are eligible for a 50 per cent reimbursement. Participants who are not able to attend an in-person session due to illness or self-isolation will be offered the opportunity to participate virtually where possible, or to send a delegate in their stead (for single-day sessions or where missed day occurs on day one of a multi-day course).

Where neither is an option, CME will apply a credit or allow the participant to re-enroll at a later session start date to continue their learning at no additional cost.

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PRE-REQUISITE(S)

  • Yellowbelt or equivalent knowledge and understanding of Lean tools (prior learning assessment may be required)
  • Knowledge and experience leading others through influence

COURSE LENGTH & TIME COMMITMENT

  • Participants: 15 days in session,  plus required homework/applied learning
  • Course takes place over 12 weeks

COURSE MODULES

  • Module 1 | Lean Philosophy & Tools Refresher. 5S Kaizen blitz
  • Module 2 | Personality assessment, cycle-time reduction kaizen blitz, presentation practice & simulation creating
  • Module 3 | Information flow Kaizen blitz, applied learning summary presentation, exam & graduation

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • Enhance and develop problem solving skills
  • Effectively lead continuous improvement activities
  • Deliver training and facilitate rapid improvement projects within your own organization

WHO CAN BENEFIT

Designated change agents within an organization.

WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING

“The training has made me a better individual who can make or initiate changes (big and small) for the benefit of the organization.”
  
– Oliver Tirao, CI Lead at Conviron
  
  
“I found the training incredibly valuable, not only learning about the lean philosophy but also how to look at problem solving, working with a team, leading a group and challenging myself to improve.”
  
– Brad Hunt, Test Leader at MacDon Industries Ltd.

  
  
“The CME Lean Greenbelt Training Program taught us the value of “going to the gemba.”  Gemba is the Japanese word for “the place where value is created.” The gemba from our training was the insights gained from working together in teams of people from diverse industries to help companies apply Lean principles to their processes. We returned to our own company inspired and well equipped to continually improve.”
  
– Daryl Perry, President and CEO, Dimantec Inc.