Lean Gemba Programs

Lean 101

Lean 101 is an introductory course to the principles of Lean thinking. Suitable for the entire workforce, this 1-day workshop provides an introduction to the fundamental concepts of Lean including:

  • Introduction to Lean
  • History of Lean
  • Toyota Way and Lean Philosophy
  • Basic Tools of Lean

The workshop is suitable for people interested in finding out more about Lean, or whose companies have recently commenced a Lean transformation journey.


Juku* Extended Education Courses

A new extended education program has been developed for Lean Sensei Greenbelt and Blackbelt graduates to go above and beyond what they have learned in Lean certification programs. The Juku program is designed to complement other Lean Sensei programs and bring new challenges to graduates who are ready to extend their knowledge and experience to the next level.

In addition, the Juku program allows people to stay connected and networked with others who are building their Lean and Toyota Way knowledge base. Learning opportunities will be in the form of workshops and hands-on seminars.

In Japanese, the term Juku refers to special classes designed to advance students to higher degrees of success. Similarly, Lean Sensei’s Juku Extended Education program focuses on “concentration” and “dedication” in developing the best in Lean talent.


Why is this important?

The Juku program supports the ongoing educational and professional development of Lean Sensei certified Leanbelt practitioners. The purpose of Lean Sensei’s Juku program is to:

  • Enhance the ongoing professional development of Lean certified practitioners
  • Enhance the sustainability of Lean within client organizations (particularly those in the “maintenance” phase of their Lean journey).
  • Encourage and recognize individualized learning opportunities
  • Offer a standardized and objective mechanism for attaining and recording professional development activities
  • Sustain the recognition and value of Lean Sensei Leanbelt credentials.

Current Juku programs on offer include:


*formerly referred to as Takumi