Executive Education

Lean Black Belt

Become a certified Lean Black Belt practitioner

It pays to be Lean Black Belt certified. Increase your salary to the top of your income bracket and power up your resume. 

Tailored as a progression from Lean Green Belt, this program is designed for those who are responsible for improving value streams involving more than a single process. It focuses on the integration of Lean activities with the organizational restructuring needed to transform and sustain Lean operations in an entire value stream—from order to delivery. It also describes key cultural factors for encouraging people to adopt mindsets and actions that will advance organizational goals. 

Supervisors, managers and directors who wish to develop the skills to effectively lead, coach and carry out improvement projects across a value stream by utilizing enablers in the Lean Body of Knowledge.

Note: to get the most out of the program, participants should have at least a Green Belt level of knowledge.

  • Understand the principles and techniques of cultural enablers for human empowerment 
  • Align organizational structures to leverage cultural enablement
  • Achieve an expert level of Lean application
  • Develop, lead and facilitate a consistent Lean enterprise culture 
  • Get positive business results by ensuring that value is being delivered over the whole value stream 
  • Employ Lean measurement systems to identify problems and sustain gains 


Cultural Enablers

  • Principles, practices and systems of cultural enablers
  • Coaching, empowering, motivating and developing people in a Lean organization
  • Idea systems and systems thinking
  • Restructuring organizational processes to facilitate culture shift

Lean Continuous Improvement 

  • Principles, systems and processes of Lean Continuous Improvements
  • Analysis software, statistical tools and data-driven techniques 
  • Implementing Lean across value streams

Lean Enterprise Culture

  • Principles and practices of a Lean Enterprise culture
  • Techniques for developing and sustaining a Lean Enterprise culture 
  • Managing staff at all levels through the organization’s Continuous Improvement journey

Obtaining Results in a Lean Enterprise

  • Improving business results across entire value streams
  • Measurement systems and Lean measures
  • Driving organizational change and transformation

Special features

  • Simulation exercise - you will engage in a simulated project, and present it to the group for feedback
  • Exam - a multiple choice exam at the end of the program will ensure you have sufficiently understood the course material
  • Module assignment – for each module, you will submit a write-up on how you will apply the material to your own organization
  • Coaching - three hours of certification project coaching with an expert coach

At the successful completion of the exam and assignments, you will receive a Certificate in Lean Black Belt.

Dr. Keith Kee

Keith is a Director with True Hoshin Consulting Inc. He has more than 15 years of experience assisting clients in their journey of operational design, including the integration of automation and digital transformation. A certified Lean Black Belt, project management and change management expert, he also delivers Lean optimization, continuous service improvement and strategic planning programs to private and public sector organizations.

Magdelene Rebecca Kee

Magdelene is a Director with True Hoshin Consulting Inc. Formerly she was the Director of Business Consulting at Fujitsu Canada, Director of Lean at PWC, and Manager of Lean Transformation at Vancouver Coastal Health. A certified coach in Lean, she has more than 30 years of experience in developing and delivering training, optimization, continuous service improvement and strategic planning programs to organizations across multiple industries.

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