Lean Leader training

  • Same as Lean Practitioner plus Toyota 14 Management principles&Kata coaching
  • Live virtual classroom, in-person classroom and self-paced online training
  • No prerequisites – go straight for Lean Leader certification
  • For those individuals who want to become an all-round Lean Expert
  • Trainings program ISO certified (13053 & 18404)
  • Courses include simulations, interactive exercises, videos and much more
  • International recognized certificate
  • We hold our own exam, so no need to go somewhere else for that



5 Days

Project Assignment

3-4 Months

Part 1 – Training


Part 2 – Project


Total Price



For Organizations

In-Company training

Tailor-made group training or coaching by our (Master) Black Belts, tailored to your workplace.


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The leadership aspect of Lean

If you are serious about employing Lean, you must understand what a team needs. When it comes to Lean initiatives and keeping momentum, ordinary management styles tend to fall short. During this training, you find out how to train people in Lean, and manage team members during their work. The content of the Lean Leader course will make you intricately familiar with the history, philosophy and best practices which make Lean so effective. And with the help of our Lean Experts, the practical side of the methodology becomes your toolbox. With your new knowledge of Lean tools, methods and leadership techniques, you aid your team in avoiding pitfalls and achieving consistent results.

Our Partners

  • Extensive alumni network
  • Various types of training
  • 1-on-1 project coaching

  • Exclusive MyTraining™ learning platform
  • ISO-certified courses
  • International company presence

Based on student reviews, our courses are rated 4.8/5.0 stars

Aligning Lean and management

Because Lean activities do not thrive under a centralized style of direction, a manager who also manages in a Lean way is most effective. Lean Managers help their team achieve greater results and contribution to company goals. Similarly, without a leader who understands the cyclical nature of Lean, results will be less consistent. A core principle of Lean is that without a cycle of constant vigilance and improvement (i.e. PDCA), processes revert back to ad-hoc chaos, and improvements will be undone. By employing a Lean Leader to spearhead a team of Lean professionals, their work, initiatives and results can be much more effective and impactful.

Training variants

Your way of studying


Attend a classroom training session and enjoy interaction with fellow students. Share ideas, learn from group exercises and discuss project ideas with your trainer, even from the first day. Our classrooms are all about interactivity and our practical exercises will help you develop your own Lean insights.



Interactivity and engagement are key for all of our trainings. Together with your fellow students, you will explore various tools and methods such as Push & Pull, Poka Yoke, Kaizen events, 5S and much more. The same quality as our classroom training sessions but from the comfort of your home or office.



Lean Leader course overview

In comparison to our Lean Practitioner training, the Lean Leader training has been designed for professionals looking to take charge of Lean activities in their department. This training is one of the most extensive Lean courses we have available.

From the simple understanding of ‘waste’, to more complex concepts such as Lean company culture and how to work towards it, this training offers it all. A Lean Leader is expected to possesses knowledge of concepts such as the 14 Management Principles of Toyota, SMED, OEE and more. During this training, our Lean Experts ensure you understand even the most complex concepts of the Lean methodology.

Lean Leader training

After completing the training, you will be able to use your knowledge to optimize and refine any existing process. Your knowledge will help to create new working habits and establishes you as a true change agent.

It is possible to use Lean tools in any industry, as any repeating process can be optimized. Using the tools and methods provided by the methodology, you come to possess the solution to any challenge. The Lean Leadership training is the ideal way to bring process improvement to your working environment with an ISO-level course and renowned certificate. In the next section, we highlight what specifics the training includes.

Program overview

Preparation Phase

To help you prepare, the training includes:

  • An in-depth study manual
  • Up to 25 videos on Lean and Lean Six Sigma
  • Our digital book “Lean in Practice”
  • Complementary TPC e-learning courses
  • Direct access to MyTraining™

Training Days

Classroom sessions include:

  • 5 classroom days
  • Practical simulation(s)
  • Discussion of project challenges and related best practises
  • Peer-to-peer learning and activities
  • Theoretical exam

Your Project

To ensure your project will be a success, the training includes:

  • 16 hours 1-on-1 project coaching
  • Pre-made project templates
  • Project evaluations and assistance with the first steps
  • Change Management mentoring
  • A comprehensive overview of deliverables

Certification Phase

Certification entails the following:

  • Two expert reviews of your project
  • Certification ceremony with your Lean Expert and Manager
  • Official Lean Leader certificate
  • Official registration in our database
  • Access to the exclusive Alumni LinkedIn-page

Preparation Phase

Training Days

Your Project

Certification Phase

Getting certified

The value of your Lean Leader certification

Successfully completing one of our trainings is awarded with an internationally recognized certificate. But what exactly determines the worth of a certificate? We explain why a certificate from The Lean Six Sigma Company is of a higher standard than others on the value of your certificate page.

Lean Leader certificate

FiNancial details

Training costs


The path to becoming certified as a Lean Leader according to the ISO 18404 standards requires you to complete both a theory training and an in-field Lean Six Sigma project. The theory training takes place over the course of multiple days and is supported by a full digital suite of preparation materials. For the project you will receive coaching and project review from an experienced Lean Six Sigma expert.

If circumstances do not allow for a project during the same timeframe as the theory training, it is possible to start with theory only and to move on to your project at a later point in time.



Lean Leader Training incl. practical assignment



Lean Leader Training theory only



Results and cold, hard facts are often the best way to justify a purchase. Our courses are no different, and deliver said results without fail. After having trained thousands of students in the Lean methodology, we have found that Lean Leader initiatives can regularly reduce costs by 6 or even 7 figures, depending on the maturity level of a company with regards to the methodology.


If it’s a training for an entire team you’re looking for, then our In-Company pages will be of interest. Our trainers will also host every training we offer to individuals in your organization. There’s no easier way to get started with Lean or Lean Six Sigma as a team than with our In-Company training.

In-company training

free webinar

Awareness training

Learn how to utilize Lean and which training would be most effective for you. Attend one of our Lean tastings and get all the answers. During the tasting, our (Master) Black Belt trainers will explain the fundamentals of the methodology to you, and how to turn opportunities into results. Let our trainers answer your questions and reveal just how much you could benefit from employing Lean

  • Tailor-made training advice for every student
  • Q&A session about the Lean methodology
  • Discuss project ideas with other attendees
  • Get to know our trainers
  • Available to everyone
Lean Leader tasting workshop

Starting Dates

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Frequently asked questions

Can I enroll and join a training without any prior experience or knowledge of Lean Six Sigma?

Every training we provide assumes our students start the training without any understanding of the Lean Six Sigma methodology. It starts with the fundamentals and explains every topic that is mentioned without assuming prior experience. During the training, you will carry out simulations and exercises to help you develop your knowledge. If you choose to carry out a project as part of your training, you will be coached and assisted by one of the (Master) Black Belts of The Lean Six Sigma Company to help you get started.

Should I go for a Lean Practitioner or Lean Leader training?

Lean Practitioners have a different role than Lean Leaders. They carry out Lean initiatives on a constant basis and involve stakeholders in their efforts. Lean Leaders on the other hand possess a wider range of knowledge of Lean, and train employees so they can start using the Lean methodology themselves.

Is a Lean training relevant to my career phase?

Lean is a methodology that one can start using during any career phase and this training is the ideal starting point. Even as a beginner, your work can add tremendous value. Lean can serve as an addition to your current work, replacing a part of your existing responsibilities. Or it can become a new full-time career, depending on the training you choose.


Do you offer any evening- or weekend training?

The Lean Six Sigma Company strives to organize its courses training during normal working hours.

This is a conscious choice in order to avoid interfering with the private lives of our students and to get students used to the idea of working with Lean Six Sigma during typical working hours, and continue this habit once they complete the training.

However, some local exceptions apply. Please reach out to to the helpdesk in your region if you have any questions

Do you offer training in other languages?

More information about our worldwide presence can be found on our worldmap page, here you will find in which countries we are currently active and offer training.

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