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Leadership and Innovation

Lean Leadership

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  • Overview

    Due to human capital and resource restraints felt by organizations across almost all industries, the concepts of lean have become commonplace in the practices of most organizations. Lean concepts seek the maximization of customer value while simultaneously minimizing waste; however, the implementation of these concepts requires strong leadership for facilitating and driving the lean improvements. Most people underestimate the critical role of sound leadership necessary for establishing conditions that enable the success of lean efforts. Establishing and sustaining lean initiatives requires so called ‘lean leadership’ by those individuals in leadership roles. This course focuses on helping leaders, within their teams and organizations, think through a systems perspective, cross divisional boundaries with lean initiatives, develop and support a long-term vision for value-producing processes, and create a culture of accountability that encourages the implementation of lean initiatives. The course also provides participants with best practices for facilitating lean initiatives through both regular and direct involvement, setting the example, and creating long-lasting lean success within their teams and organizations.

  • Why You Should Take This Course

    Upon completing this course, participants will be able to:

    • Identify lean and lean management concepts
    • Understand importance of leadership in the implementation of lean concepts
    • Develop and implement lean structures and processes
    • Proactively approach cross-divisional lean initiatives
    • View their teams and organization from a systems perspective
    • Develop a long-term vision for value-producing processes
    • Foster an environment of innovation
    • Create a culture of accountability
    • Facilitate lean initiatives through involvement
    • Sustain lean initiatives through their leadership
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  • FAQs
    Is there a discount available for current students?

    UMBC students and alumni, as well as students who have previously taken a public training course with UMBC Training Centers are eligible for a 10% discount, capped at $250. Please provide a copy of your UMBC student ID or an unofficial transcript or the name of the UMBC Training Centers course you have completed. Online courses are excluded from this offer.

    What is the cancellation and refund policy?

    Student will receive a refund of paid registration fees only if UMBC Training Centers receives a notice of cancellation at least 10 business days prior to the class start date for classes or the exam date for exams.

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