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Cambridge, MA
March 6-8, 2018
March 6
Workshop Duration Price Instructor(s)
Kaizen: the Culture of Continuous Improvement 1 day $800.00
Sammy Obara
March 7
Standardized Work: The Foundation for Kaizen 1 day $800.00
Sammy Obara
March 8
Lean Problem Solving 1 day $800.00
Sammy Obara

Workshops Location:

Lean Enterprise Institute

Recommended Hotel: Royal Sonesta Hotel
Discounted Room Rate: 15% off best available rate
Important Information About This Event & Location
Prices include all participant materials, breakfast, lunch and snacks each day

Cambridge, MA
March 13-16, 2018
March 13
Workshop Duration Price Instructor(s)
Key Concepts of Lean 2 days $1,600.00
Joe Murli
March 15
People Systems: A Component of the Lean Management System 2 days $1,600.00
Joe Murli

Workshops Location:

Lean Enterprise Institute

Recommended Hotel: Royal Sonesta Hotel
Discounted Room Rate: 15% off best available rate
Important Information About This Event & Location
Prices include all participant materials, breakfast, lunch and snacks each day

Cambridge, MA
April 17-19, 2018
April 17
Workshop Duration Price Instructor(s)
Understanding Lean Transformation 1 day $800.00
Mark Reich
April 18
Strategy Deployment and Alignment through Hoshin 2 days $1,600.00
Mark Reich

Workshops Location:

Lean Enterprise Institute

Recommended Hotel: Royal Sonesta Hotel
Discounted Room Rate: 15% off best available rate
Important Information About This Event & Location
Prices include all participant materials, breakfast, lunch and snacks each day

Cambridge, MA
April 24-27, 2018
April 24
Workshop Duration Price Instructor(s)
Practicing Lean Fundamentals in an Office Environment 2 days $1,600.00
Drew Locher
April 26
Integrating Visual Management Tools and Leader Standard Work 2 days $1,600.00
Drew Locher

Workshops Location:

Lean Enterprise Institute

Recommended Hotel: Royal Sonesta Hotel
Discounted Room Rate: 15% off best available rate
Important Information About This Event & Location
Prices include all participant materials, breakfast, lunch and snacks each day

Cambridge, MA
May 8-11, 2018
May 8
Workshop Duration Price Instructor(s)
Key Concepts of Lean 2 days $1,600.00
Karl Ohaus
May 10
Value-Stream Mapping: a Methodology for Sustainable System Improvement 2 days $1,600.00
Karl Ohaus

Workshops Location:

Lean Enterprise Institute

Recommended Hotel: Royal Sonesta Hotel
Discounted Room Rate: 15% off best available rate
Important Information About This Event & Location
Prices include all participant materials, breakfast, lunch and snacks each day

Cambridge, MA
May 15-17, 2018
May 15
Workshop Duration Price Instructor(s)
Aligning the Right Behaviors with Your Business Objectives 1 day $800.00
Greg Lane
May 16
Managing High Mix/Low Volume Organizations 1 day $800.00
Greg Lane
May 17
Improving Operations in High Mix/Low Volume Organizations 1 day $800.00
Greg Lane

Workshops Location:

Lean Enterprise Institute

Recommended Hotel: Royal Sonesta Hotel
Discounted Room Rate: 15% off best available rate
Important Information About This Event & Location
Prices include all participant materials, breakfast, lunch and snacks each day

Cambridge, MA
June 6-7, 2018
Workshop Duration Price Instructor(s)
Managing to Learn: The Use of the A3 Management Process 2 days $1,600.00
Mark Reich

Workshop Location:

Lean Enterprise Institute

Recommended Hotel: Royal Sonesta Hotel
Discounted Room Rate: 15% off best available rate
Important Information About This Event & Location
Prices include all participant materials, breakfast, lunch and snacks each day

Cambridge, MA
July 17-19, 2018
Workshop Duration Price Instructor(s)
Improvement Kata / Coaching Kata 3 days $2,400.00
Elizabeth Carrington

Workshop Location:

Lean Enterprise Institute

Recommended Hotel: Royal Sonesta Hotel
Discounted Room Rate: 15% off best available rate
Important Information About This Event & Location
Prices include all participant materials, breakfast, lunch and snacks each day

Cambridge, MA
September 11-13, 2018
September 11
Workshop Duration Price Instructor(s)
Aligning the Right Behaviors with Your Business Objectives 1 day $800.00
Greg Lane
September 12
Managing High Mix/Low Volume Organizations 1 day $800.00
Greg Lane
September 13
Improving Operations in High Mix/Low Volume Organizations 1 day $800.00
Greg Lane

Workshops Location:

Lean Enterprise Institute

Recommended Hotel: Royal Sonesta Hotel
Discounted Room Rate: 15% off best available rate
Important Information About This Event & Location
Prices include all participant materials, breakfast, lunch and snacks each day

Cambridge, MA
October 16-18, 2018
October 16
Workshop Duration Price Instructor(s)
Understanding Lean Transformation 1 day $800.00
Mark Reich
October 17
Strategy Deployment and Alignment through Hoshin 2 days $1,600.00
Mark Reich

Workshops Location:

Lean Enterprise Institute

Recommended Hotel: Royal Sonesta Hotel
Discounted Room Rate: 15% off best available rate
Important Information About This Event & Location
Prices include all participant materials, breakfast, lunch and snacks each day

Cambridge, MA
November 6-9, 2018
November 6
Workshop Duration Price Instructor(s)
Key Concepts of Lean 2 days $1,600.00
Karl Ohaus
November 8
Value-Stream Mapping: a Methodology for Sustainable System Improvement 2 days $1,600.00
Karl Ohaus

Workshops Location:

Lean Enterprise Institute

Recommended Hotel: Royal Sonesta Hotel
Discounted Room Rate: 15% off best available rate
Important Information About This Event & Location
Prices include all participant materials, breakfast, lunch and snacks each day

Cambridge, MA
December 4-6, 2018
Workshop Duration Price Instructor(s)
Improvement Kata / Coaching Kata 3 days $2,400.00
Elizabeth Carrington

Workshop Location:

Lean Enterprise Institute

Recommended Hotel: Royal Sonesta Hotel
Discounted Room Rate: 15% off best available rate
Important Information About This Event & Location
Prices include all participant materials, breakfast, lunch and snacks each day

Nashville, TN
March 28, 2018

LEI is offering Workshops on March 28th, after the Lean Transformation Summit. View the full list of 1 day workshops below. There is a 25% discount on Workshops for Summit attendees. 

These in-depth programs will help move you beyond individual "tools" and isolated improvement projects to build leadership capabilities and develop management skills needed to create the complete lean enterprise and a culture of problem solving.

 Breakfast is served at 7:00 AM, workshops begin at 8:00 AM and end at 4:00 PM.

Workshop Duration Price Instructor(s)
Building the Lean Fulfillment Stream 1 day $800.00
Derek Browning
Change that Sustains
(Sold Out)
1 day $800.00
Lynn Kelley
Coaching Those Who Are Not On Board, In Denial or “Addicted to the Status Quo” and Actively or Passively Resisting Change
(Sold Out)
1 day $800.00
Ron Oslin
Coaching for Personal Development: Using the Personal Improvement A3 Framework
(Sold Out)
1 day $800.00
Katie Anderson
Conscious Coaching: Developing Great Problem Solvers using Mindfulness Practices
(Sold Out)
1 day $800.00
Mike Orzen
Designing the Future: A Lean Product & Process Development Immersive Learning Experience
(Sold Out)
1 day $800.00
Katrina Appell
John Drogosz
Foundational Learning Experience for Standardized Work
(Sold Out)
1 day $800.00
Jill Miller
Sandee Cherry
HR Strategies for Successful Sustainable Lean Transformation 1 day $800.00
Cheryl Jekiel
Influence Skills for Lean/CI Leaders and Coaches
(Sold Out)
1 day $800.00
David Verble
Leading the Organization with Courage and Humility 1 day $800.00
Darril Wilburn
Lean Office: Making the Invisible Visible
(Sold Out)
1 day $800.00
Peg Pennington
Lean Thinking in Retail
(Sold Out)
1 day $800.00
Josh Howell
Mapping your Work, Navigating Life: Personal Kanban 1 day $800.00
Jim Benson
Tonianne DeMaria Barry
PDCA - Problem Solving
(Sold Out)
1 day $800.00
Sammy Obara
The Fundamentals of Work in a Lean Operating System 1 day $800.00
Mark Reich
Jikku Mohan

Workshops Location:

2018 Transformation Summit
Prices include all participant materials, breakfast, lunch and snacks each day

Seattle, WA
April 10-13, 2018
April 10 April 11 April 12 April 13
Improvement Kata / Coaching Kata
Price: $2,400.00
Capturing the Value of Lean
Price: $800.00
Instructor: Elizabeth CarringtonInstructor: Jean Cunningham
Key Concepts of Lean
Price: $1,600.00
Managing to Learn: The Use of the A3 Management Process
Price: $1,600.00
Instructor: Dave LaHoteInstructor: Eric Ethington
Basic Techniques for Humble Inquiry Questioning
Price: $800.00
Coaching Problem-Solving in Huddles and Team Meetings
Price: $800.00
Building Effective Coaching Relations
Price: $800.00
Using Training Within Industry (TWI) Techniques for Rapid and Sustainable Problem Solving
Price: $800.00
Instructor: David VerbleInstructor: David VerbleInstructor: David VerbleInstructor: Scott Heydon

Workshop Location:

Seattle Children's 70th and Sand Point Administrative Building
Important Information About This Event & Location
Prices include all participant materials, breakfast, lunch and snacks each day

Your Computer
April 17-25, 2018
Broadcast Date Time
Module 1 April 17, 2018 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM EDT
Module 2 April 18, 2018 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM EDT
Module 3 April 24, 2018 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM EDT
Module 4 April 25, 2018 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM EDT
Apr 17-25, 2018
Workshop Duration Price * Instructor(s)
Online Webcast Managing Kaizen Events 4 sessions $500.00
Mark Hamel
* volume discounts available

Workshop Location:

Your computer

Tamarac, FL
May 22-23, 2018
Workshop Duration Price Instructor(s)
Lean Warehousing and Distribution Operations: Gemba-Based Workshop 2 days $1,600.00
Dave Graham

Workshop Location:

City Furniture
Important Information About This Event & Location
Prices include all participant materials, breakfast, lunch and snacks each day

Chicago, IL
June 12-13, 2018

Experienced faculty deliver proven methodologies that can be practiced in all areas of healthcare organizations. These sessions are highly interactive and actionable, and cover topics for leaders with all levels of experience. Whether the organization is beginning to explore the lean methodology or is at a more mature stage, these workshops deliver concepts that challenge and help leaders grow in their development.

Tuesday, June 12 Wednesday, June 13
Strategy Deployment
Creating a Lean Management System Kata: A Pattern for CI and Coaching
Maximizing Your Improvement Team
Spreading Improvement Better Metrics
Innovation in Healthcare Leader Standard Work
Lean Clinic Simulation
Capturing the Value of Lean  
Creating a Sustainable Lean Culture
Discover Excellence
Value Stream Mapping: A Method for Sustainable System Improvement




Traverse City, MI
June 18, 2018

Start your summit with a workshops on June 18th. There is a 25% discount on Workshops for Summit attendees. 

Breakfast is served at 7:00 AM, workshops begin at 8:00 AM and end at 4:00 PM.

Workshop Duration Price Instructor(s)
An Introduction to the A3 Process 1 day $800.00
Eric Ethington
Designing the Future: A Lean Product & Process Development Immersive Learning Experience 1 day $800.00
Katrina Appell
John Drogosz
Lean Driven Innovation 1 day $800.00
Norbert Majerus
Lean Process Creation: Why Developing a Product that Customers Actually Want Requires a Great Process 1 day $800.00
Matt Zayko

Workshops Location:

2018 Designing the Future Summit
Prices include all participant materials, breakfast, lunch and snacks each day

In Partnership with the Isenberg School of Management

Courses developed by the Lean Enterprise Institute (LEI), in partnership with the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Courses are hosted on the Blackboard learning platform through UMass Online.

New! Online - Introduction to Lean Thinking and Practice
This online course serves as an introduction to the key concepts, philosophies, and tools associated with lean thinking and practice. Designed through a joint effort between the Lean Enterprise Institute and the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
Price: $500.00 *
* volume discounts available
In Partnership with the Isenberg School of Management
Cambridge, MA – March 6-8, 2018
Kaizen: the Culture of Continuous Improvement
Duration: 1 day, March 6
Price: $800.00
Instructor: Sammy Obara
Lean Problem Solving
Duration: 1 day, March 8
Price: $800.00
Instructor: Sammy Obara
Standardized Work: The Foundation for Kaizen
Duration: 1 day, March 7
Price: $800.00
Instructor: Sammy Obara
Location: Lean Enterprise Institute

Recommended Hotel: Royal Sonesta Hotel
Discounted Room Rate: 15% off best available rate
Important Information About This Event & Location
Prices include all participant materials, breakfast, lunch and snacks each day
Cambridge, MA – March 13-16, 2018
Key Concepts of Lean
Duration: 2 days, March 13-14
Price: $1,600.00
Instructor: Joe Murli
People Systems: A Component of the Lean Management System
Duration: 2 days, March 15-16
Price: $1,600.00
Instructor: Joe Murli
Location: Lean Enterprise Institute

Recommended Hotel: Royal Sonesta Hotel
Discounted Room Rate: 15% off best available rate
Important Information About This Event & Location
Prices include all participant materials, breakfast, lunch and snacks each day
Nashville, TN – March 28, 2018
Building the Lean Fulfillment Stream
Duration: 1 day, March 28
Price: $800.00
Instructor: Derek Browning
Change that Sustains
Duration: 1 day, March 28
Price: $800.00
Instructor: Lynn Kelley
(Sold Out)
Coaching for Personal Development: Using the Personal Improvement A3 Framework
Duration: 1 day, March 28
Price: $800.00
Instructor: Katie Anderson
(Sold Out)
Conscious Coaching: Developing Great Problem Solvers using Mindfulness Practices
Duration: 1 day, March 28
Price: $800.00
Instructor: Mike Orzen
(Sold Out)
Designing the Future: A Lean Product & Process Development Immersive Learning Experience
Duration: 1 day, March 28
Price: $800.00
Instructors: Katrina Appell and John Drogosz
(Sold Out)
Foundational Learning Experience for Standardized Work
Duration: 1 day, March 28
Price: $800.00
Instructors: Jill Miller and Sandee Cherry
(Sold Out)
HR Strategies for Successful Sustainable Lean Transformation
Duration: 1 day, March 28
Price: $800.00
Instructor: Cheryl Jekiel
Influence Skills for Lean/CI Leaders and Coaches
Duration: 1 day, March 28
Price: $800.00
Instructor: David Verble
(Sold Out)
Leading the Organization with Courage and Humility
Duration: 1 day, March 28
Price: $800.00
Instructor: Darril Wilburn
Lean Office: Making the Invisible Visible
Duration: 1 day, March 28
Price: $800.00
Instructor: Peg Pennington
(Sold Out)
Lean Thinking in Retail
Duration: 1 day, March 28
Price: $800.00
Instructor: Josh Howell
(Sold Out)
Mapping your Work, Navigating Life: Personal Kanban
Duration: 1 day, March 28
Price: $800.00
Instructors: Jim Benson and Tonianne DeMaria Barry
PDCA - Problem Solving
Duration: 1 day, March 28
Price: $800.00
Instructor: Sammy Obara
(Sold Out)
The Fundamentals of Work in a Lean Operating System
Duration: 1 day, March 28
Price: $800.00
Instructors: Mark Reich and Jikku Mohan
Prices include all participant materials, breakfast, lunch and snacks each day
Seattle, WA – April 10-13, 2018
Basic Techniques for Humble Inquiry Questioning
Duration: 1 day, April 10
Price: $800.00
Instructor: David Verble
Building Effective Coaching Relations
Duration: 1 day, April 12
Price: $800.00
Instructor: David Verble
Capturing the Value of Lean
Duration: 1 day, April 13
Price: $800.00
Instructor: Jean Cunningham
Coaching Problem-Solving in Huddles and Team Meetings
Duration: 1 day, April 11
Price: $800.00
Instructor: David Verble
Improvement Kata / Coaching Kata
Duration: 3 days, April 10-12
Price: $2,400.00
Instructor: Elizabeth Carrington
Key Concepts of Lean
Duration: 2 days, April 10-11
Price: $1,600.00
Instructor: Dave LaHote
Managing to Learn: The Use of the A3 Management Process
Duration: 2 days, April 12-13
Price: $1,600.00
Instructor: Eric Ethington
Using Training Within Industry (TWI) Techniques for Rapid and Sustainable Problem Solving
Duration: 1 day, April 13
Price: $800.00
Instructor: Scott Heydon
Important Information About This Event & Location
Prices include all participant materials, breakfast, lunch and snacks each day
Your Computer – April 17-25, 2018
Online Webcast Managing Kaizen Events
Duration: 4 days, April 17-20
Price: $500.00
Instructor: Mark Hamel
Location: Your computer
Cambridge, MA – April 17-19, 2018
Strategy Deployment and Alignment through Hoshin
Duration: 2 days, April 18-19
Price: $1,600.00
Instructor: Mark Reich
Understanding Lean Transformation
Duration: 1 day, April 17
Price: $800.00
Instructor: Mark Reich
Location: Lean Enterprise Institute

Recommended Hotel: Royal Sonesta Hotel
Discounted Room Rate: 15% off best available rate
Important Information About This Event & Location
Prices include all participant materials, breakfast, lunch and snacks each day
Cambridge, MA – April 24-27, 2018
Integrating Visual Management Tools and Leader Standard Work
Duration: 2 days, April 26-27
Price: $1,600.00
Instructor: Drew Locher
Practicing Lean Fundamentals in an Office Environment
Duration: 2 days, April 24-25
Price: $1,600.00
Instructor: Drew Locher
Location: Lean Enterprise Institute

Recommended Hotel: Royal Sonesta Hotel
Discounted Room Rate: 15% off best available rate
Important Information About This Event & Location
Prices include all participant materials, breakfast, lunch and snacks each day
Cambridge, MA – May 8-11, 2018
Key Concepts of Lean
Duration: 2 days, May 8-9
Price: $1,600.00
Instructor: Karl Ohaus
Value-Stream Mapping: a Methodology for Sustainable System Improvement
Duration: 2 days, May 10-11
Price: $1,600.00
Instructor: Karl Ohaus
Location: Lean Enterprise Institute

Recommended Hotel: Royal Sonesta Hotel
Discounted Room Rate: 15% off best available rate
Important Information About This Event & Location
Prices include all participant materials, breakfast, lunch and snacks each day
Cambridge, MA – May 15-17, 2018
Aligning the Right Behaviors with Your Business Objectives
Duration: 1 day, May 15
Price: $800.00
Instructor: Greg Lane
Improving Operations in High Mix/Low Volume Organizations
Duration: 1 day, May 17
Price: $800.00
Instructor: Greg Lane
Managing High Mix/Low Volume Organizations
Duration: 1 day, May 16
Price: $800.00
Instructor: Greg Lane
Location: Lean Enterprise Institute

Recommended Hotel: Royal Sonesta Hotel
Discounted Room Rate: 15% off best available rate
Important Information About This Event & Location
Prices include all participant materials, breakfast, lunch and snacks each day
Tamarac, FL – May 22-23, 2018
Lean Warehousing and Distribution Operations: Gemba-Based Workshop
Duration: 2 days, May 22-23
Price: $1,600.00
Instructor: Dave Graham
Location: City Furniture

Recommended Hotel: Hampton Inn & Suites
Important Information About This Event & Location
Prices include all participant materials, breakfast, lunch and snacks each day
Cambridge, MA – June 6-7, 2018
Managing to Learn: The Use of the A3 Management Process
Duration: 2 days, June 6-7
Price: $1,600.00
Instructor: Mark Reich
Location: Lean Enterprise Institute

Recommended Hotel: Royal Sonesta Hotel
Discounted Room Rate: 15% off best available rate
Important Information About This Event & Location
Prices include all participant materials, breakfast, lunch and snacks each day
Chicago, IL – June 12-13, 2018

Experienced faculty deliver proven methodologies that can be practiced in all areas of healthcare organizations. These sessions are highly interactive and actionable, and cover topics for leaders with all levels of experience. Whether the organization is beginning to explore the lean methodology or is at a more mature stage, these workshops deliver concepts that challenge and help leaders grow in their development.

Tuesday, June 12 Wednesday, June 13
Strategy Deployment
Creating a Lean Management System Kata: A Pattern for CI and Coaching
Maximizing Your Improvement Team
Spreading Improvement Better Metrics
Innovation in Healthcare Leader Standard Work
Lean Clinic Simulation
Capturing the Value of Lean  
Creating a Sustainable Lean Culture
Discover Excellence
Value Stream Mapping: A Method for Sustainable System Improvement



Traverse City, MI – June 18, 2018
An Introduction to the A3 Process
Duration: 1 day, June 18
Price: $800.00
Instructor: Eric Ethington
Designing the Future: A Lean Product & Process Development Immersive Learning Experience
Duration: 1 day, June 18
Price: $800.00
Instructors: Katrina Appell and John Drogosz
Lean Driven Innovation
Duration: 1 day, June 18
Price: $800.00
Instructor: Norbert Majerus
Prices include all participant materials, breakfast, lunch and snacks each day
Cambridge, MA – July 17-19, 2018
Improvement Kata / Coaching Kata
Duration: 3 days, July 17-19
Price: $2,400.00
Instructor: Elizabeth Carrington
Location: Lean Enterprise Institute

Recommended Hotel: Royal Sonesta Hotel
Discounted Room Rate: 15% off best available rate
Important Information About This Event & Location
Prices include all participant materials, breakfast, lunch and snacks each day
Cambridge, MA – September 11-13, 2018
Aligning the Right Behaviors with Your Business Objectives
Duration: 1 day, September 11
Price: $800.00
Instructor: Greg Lane
Improving Operations in High Mix/Low Volume Organizations
Duration: 1 day, September 13
Price: $800.00
Instructor: Greg Lane
Managing High Mix/Low Volume Organizations
Duration: 1 day, September 12
Price: $800.00
Instructor: Greg Lane
Location: Lean Enterprise Institute

Recommended Hotel: Royal Sonesta Hotel
Discounted Room Rate: 15% off best available rate
Important Information About This Event & Location
Prices include all participant materials, breakfast, lunch and snacks each day
Cambridge, MA – October 16-18, 2018
Strategy Deployment and Alignment through Hoshin
Duration: 2 days, October 17-18
Price: $1,600.00
Instructor: Mark Reich
Understanding Lean Transformation
Duration: 1 day, October 16
Price: $800.00
Instructor: Mark Reich
Location: Lean Enterprise Institute

Recommended Hotel: Royal Sonesta Hotel
Discounted Room Rate: 15% off best available rate
Important Information About This Event & Location
Prices include all participant materials, breakfast, lunch and snacks each day
Cambridge, MA – November 6-9, 2018
Key Concepts of Lean
Duration: 2 days, November 6-7
Price: $1,600.00
Instructor: Karl Ohaus
Value-Stream Mapping: a Methodology for Sustainable System Improvement
Duration: 2 days, November 8-9
Price: $1,600.00
Instructor: Karl Ohaus
Location: Lean Enterprise Institute

Recommended Hotel: Royal Sonesta Hotel
Discounted Room Rate: 15% off best available rate
Important Information About This Event & Location
Prices include all participant materials, breakfast, lunch and snacks each day
Cambridge, MA – December 4-6, 2018
Improvement Kata / Coaching Kata
Duration: 3 days, December 4-6
Price: $2,400.00
Instructor: Elizabeth Carrington
Location: Lean Enterprise Institute

Recommended Hotel: Royal Sonesta Hotel
Discounted Room Rate: 15% off best available rate
Important Information About This Event & Location
Prices include all participant materials, breakfast, lunch and snacks each day