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Lean Champions Level Two Certification

March 1 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm


This eight-session certification is a powerful second step for individuals looking to fortify and lead their organization’s Lean journey.

Continuing the theme of a team-based approach to organizational opportunities, participants will further develop their skill sets to lead sustainable change within their organization. Our distinct “learn and do” approach is proven to develop Lean leaders that can manage, measure and lead their organization’s Lean transformation.

The four stages of the program (Establish the Direction, Deployment & Execution, Leadership Skills Development, Continuing the Journey) are designed to arm Change Agents with the ability to:

  • Establish the organization’s continuous improvement direction
  • Develop the Leadership Skills necessary in the Lean Journey
  • Applying improvement across the Business Enterprise
  • Deploying an improvement strategy
  • Develop the necessary methods to manage daily improvements.

Learning activities of this program include:

  • One-on-one interaction and guidance from a Lean Master Instructor
  • Each participant will develop a continuous improvement strategy and deployment plan for a project
  • One-on-one strategy and project coaching session

Schedule of Sessions:

  • Establishing the Direction – March 1
    • Leadership in a Continuous Improvement Organization
    • Tying the Financials to the Journey
  • Deployment & Execution – March 15
    • Strategy Development, Deployment & KPIs
  • Project Coaching Day – March 29
  • Continuous Improvement Across the Enterprise – April 12
  • Developing Lean Leadership Skills – April 26
    • Effective Listening
    • Emotional Intelligence
  • Training within Industry/Standard Work – May 31
  • Continuing the Journey – June 14
    • Lean Daily Management System
  • Presentation & Graduation – June 27

Prerequisite: IMC’s Lean Manufacturing Level One or equivalent training.

Taught by Lean Master Jeff Kopenitz

Register & Pay By Check

A light breakfast and lunch will be provided.  This training qualifies for WEDnetPA funding.


March 1
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
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TBD, State College
State College, PA