Professional Managers begin their journey to becoming Lean Practitioners

In June 2014, Kent Business School at Medway invited 17 professional managers onto its Lean White Belt Certification programme to begin their journey to becoming Lean Practitioners.

The aim of the day was to provide participants with an introduction to Lean Thinking principles and basic Lean Tools, to help them learn to reduce waste and add more value to their organisations and customers.

The programme provided a powerful combination of theory and practical application facilitated by Damien Morris, a Leading Edge Group qualified black belt trainer, which left participants enthused and energised to make lean part of their everyday thinking.

As Michael Brown from Kent Police told us,

I White Belt Lean Management programme_Group Task_June 2014really enjoyed the day and felt it was extremely valuable and well organised. In Kent Police we have been using Lean Management events for some years but the day gave us renewed enthusiasm and energy to apply the techniques wherever possible. We found the practical session really beneficial and this clearly illustrated the benefits of using Lean.

The programme succeeded in giving participants a better understanding of how lean thinking can support the continuous improvement and quality agenda within their organisation, the lean methodology and its guiding principles, and how they and their teams can use these tools and techniques within their organisation.

In addition to receiving a University of Kent Lean White Belt certificate of participation, participants were invited to continue their journey to becoming a Lean Practitioner with Kent Business School by learning about the next level Lean Green Belt Certification.

The Lean Green Belt Certification provides a more in-depth understanding of the theory and application of Lean, and offers participants the opportunity to target an area within their organisation and leverage their learning to initiate quantitative improvements.

To find out more on how you can take advantage of our Lean Management training offer, please contact a member of the Business Team on 01227 824068 or at KBSbusiness@kent.ac.uk

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