Lean Leader Training



40 hours




For Organisations


Bespoke group course 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 course, you find out how to train people in Lean, and manage team members during their Lean work. The content of the training 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.

  • Extensive alumni network
  • Various types of training
  • Personal project coach

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

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

organisational BENEFITS

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 one of our classroom course and brainstorm freely with your trainer and fellow students. Discuss potential solutions, apply tools and learn from each other’s previous experiences. Our classroom sessions are the best way to connect and network with fellow students , and are the ideal choice for those who enjoy hands-on learning.



Attend our course from anywhere in the world with our virtual classroom option. Online interaction is key, and we have designed our programme to involve students in a fun way. For example through a live Value Stream Mapping session where you dive into a process and rebuild it from the ground up. Or a team exercise which shows why ‘Standard Work’ actually works. Hands-on experience from the comfort of your couch; highly convenient, but just as educational.



Our Blended learning option allows you to decide on the fly whether you would prefer to attend class, or would rather pick the location yourself. Perfect for those with a busy yet unpredictable schedule. And with our MyTraining™ platform at your side, you’re always well-prepared, no matter your choice.



Lean Leader Training overview

In comparison to our Lean Practitioner (LP) Training, the Lean Leader (LL) 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 achieve 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.

After completing the training, you will be able to use your knowledge to optimize and refine existing processes. Your knowledge will help create new daily work habits and establish you as a true change agent.

Lean tools can be used in any industry, as any repetitive process can be optimized. With the tools and methods offered by the methodology, you will have the solution to any challenge. Lean Leader training is the ideal way to bring process improvement to your work environment with an ISO-level course and a prestigious certificate.

In the next section, we highlight what specifics the training includes.

Certification Journey

Preparation Phase

To help you prepare, the training includes:

  • An in-depth study manual
  • 26 videos on Lean and/or Six Sigma*
  • A digital book focusing on Lean
  • Complementary TPC e-learning courses
  • Direct access to MyTraining

Training days

Your training sessions include:

  • 5 Classroom days (40 hours)
  • Practical simulations
  • Discussion of project challenges and best-practices
  • Peer-to-peer learning and activities
  • Theoretical exam and certification

Your Project

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

  • 1-on-1 project coaching
  • Pre-made project templates
  • Project evaluations and assistance with the first steps
  • 5 tollgate reviews
  • A comprehensive overview of deliverables

Certification Phase

Certification entails the following:

  • Two expert reviews of your project
  • Certification ceremony with your TLSSC coach and manager
  • Official Lean Leader certificate
  • Official registration in our database
  • Access to the exclusive Lean Leader Training alumni Linked-In page

Preparation Phase

Training days

Your Project

Certification Phase

Getting certified

The value of your certificate

Successful completion of one of our training courses is rewarded with an internationally recognized certificate according to ISO criteria. But what exactly determines the value of a certificate? We explain why a certificate from The Lean Six Sigma Company has a higher standard on the page “The value of your certificate“.

FiNancial details

Training prices


Students of The Lean Six Sigma Company have two options: they can choose from a course which includes a project and all the necessary coaching from an experienced project coach, or enroll in the course without carrying out a project.

INR 45,000/-

Training with project coaching


Return-on-investment estimate

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 Six Sigma methodology, our findings are as follows: projects by a Lean Leader training save costs which can exceed amounts with more than 5 figures.

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

In-company training


Lean Six Sigma Awareness Training

Learn to utilize improvement opportunities with Lean Six Sigma like many Fortune 500 companies. Find out which training would be most effective in your case by attending one of our Lean Six Sigma Awareness. During this free tasting session, one of our Master Black Belts will explain the fundamentals of the methodology to you, and how to turn your ideas into actual results. Let us answer your questions and reveal just how much you could benefit from using Lean Six Sigma.

  • Individual training advice for every student
  • Available to everyone
  • Discuss project ideas with other attendees
  • Get to know our trainers
  • Available to everyone

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Frequently asked questions

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

Every course we provide assumes our students start the course 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 course, 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 course, 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 Green Belt or Black Belt Course?

This depends on your goals and what you intend to achieve. If you would prefer to employ Lean Six Sigma on a part-time basis, for example alongside other work, the Green Belt course would be the best choice. If it’s your aim to work with Continuous Improvement and Lean Six Sigma on a full-time basis, then the Black Belt course would be the right pick.

Is a Lean or Lean Six Sigma course relevant to my career phase?

Lean and Lean Six Sigma are methodologies that one can start using during any career phase, and this course is the ideal starting point. Even as a beginner, your work can add tremendous value. Either methodology 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 course you choose.

Green Belt vs Black Belt

The main difference is the scope of your projects. Green Belt course are usually aimed at solving issues that affect a single department stakeholders. Black Belt course tend to tackle long-standing, complex issues that cross departmental lines and affect different stakeholders. The responsibilities of a Green Belt align with those of a project manager. Black Belts carry more responsibilities and take a more active, leading role where they direct other Green Belts during projects.

How does the ‘Services’ course differ from the ‘Manufacturing’ course?

The Services course is most fitting for those employed in transactional careers such as general administration, logistics, finance, etc. The ‘Manufacturing’ course is most fitting for those involved with mass production, machinery, factories and automation). Of course, those who complete the Manufacturing course can still carry out projects in the aforementioned transactional fields.

I find statistics a daunting topic, is a Lean Six Sigma course still for me?

The Green Belt course has very little statistics content, as opposed to our Black Belt course. Yet even the Black Belt courses have designed to start at the very basics, on the assumption that our students aren’t familiar with anything related to statistics. We realize the idea of working with statistics can sound somewhat intimidating, but our trainers have helped thousands of students understand (and find their interest in) statistics. Additionally, we offer complementary courses and several videos on our MyTraining™ platform that will help you prepare for, or repeat, specific exercises.

Do you offer any evening- or weekend course?

The Lean Six Sigma Company strives to organise its courses 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 course.

However, some local exceptions apply. Please reach out to our helpdesk at if you have any questions.

Do you offer course 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 course.

What is the right course for me?

This depends on your goals and what you intend to achieve. If you would prefer to employ Lean Six Sigma on a part-time basis, for example alongside of other work, the Green Belt course would be the best choice. If it’s your aim to work with Continuous Improvement and Lean Six Sigma on a full-time basis, then the Black Belt course would be the right pick. The same applies to Lean and our Lean Practitioner and Lean Leader training, respectively.

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

Lean Practitioners have a different role than Lean Leaders. Practitioners carry out smaller-sized Lean Initiatives on a constant basis and report to stakeholders about their efforts. Lean Leaders on the other hand possess a wider range of knowledge of Lean, lead projects, and train employees so they can start using the Lean methodology themselves.

Want more information?

Perhaps you’re still doubting about which course is the right choice for you, or whether you should choose Lean or Lean Six Sigma. Let us help you with all your questions, in this way, you can always make the right choice. Our friendly helpdesk would love to hear from you

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