Lean Course Introduction


This course focuses on gaining some basic knowledge around Kaizen Activities. We see Kaizen as part of the basic mindset and underlying thinking of anyone wanting to make a change or improvement. This is explored more in the Purpose section of this course with respect to the Lean Transformation Framework or LTF.

The LTF is our approach in applying Lean Thinking & Practice to your situational problems, to make successful and sustainable changes.

Core to our Guided Learning process is the Visual Kaizen Activities Teach Poster & Facilitation Guide

Kaizen Activities Teach Poster Level 1
Kaizen Activities Level 1 Teach Poster Facilitation Guide

Where ever possible we try and use a visual “Teach Poster” to explain the subject matter.

These are simple, imaged based triggers to remind you of the key concepts and learning points.

It is structured around Purpose, Process and People.

From our experience, we have found this to be the most effective way to teach others and enable them to share their knowledge quickly and easily with others.

Please download the Kaizen Activities Poster Level 1: Knowledge and the Facilitation Guide below before you progress to the next topic.

This will allow you to keep it for reference and make notes as you complete and progress through the course.

Kaizen Activities Course Structure Purpose, Process and People

In Purpose, you will learn about where Kaizen Activities fit in to the Lean Transformation Framework.

You also learn why it is important and the benefits of supporting Business Development, but more importantly People Development.

For Process, we will explain about the conditions and considerations of applying Kaizen.

In People, you will understand the role and responsibilities of everyone around Kaizen and the leaders role to help develop their team members Kaizen Mindset.

Knack Points

Use the menu side bar (on the left) to follow & track your progress through the learning steps. The Level 1 course can be completed in a relatively short space of time (approx. 1 hour). You may however take longer or shorter – it depends upon your existing knowledge and experience.

If you can partner with other people to do the learning together, this would be good – but not essential!

It will make it more fun and you will learn from other people’s perspectives – we all see things differently!

Make sure you critically reflect on your current thinking against the information provided.

Doing a reflection and learning from your past experiences will enable you to more more effective in the future and develop your thinking way.

Now use the menu sidebar to progress through the rest of the Prepare the Learner Section.