This certification program, for professionals whose role requires mid-level expertise of Lean, begins with an introductory session and continues with specific tools. Also included is “The Kaizen Event,” which utilizes a variety of tools to implement a continual improvement project. All sessions are packed with a mix of theory and practice. Candidates will be challenged to apply the theory they have learned in practical exercises drawn from the instructor’s experience in implementing Lean, and will be exposed to the challenges faced during actual Lean implementations. They will learn about using metrics to measure improvements and how these metrics need to tie into their organization’s strategic plan. The final session will include a complete program review and project progress report-out.