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Lean Training

The Lean University Team can provide a range of training to best suit the needs of yourself, your team and/or your School or Directorate. The information provided here represents the structured training that we already have in place however, we are more than happy to discuss specific requirements and modify the training to suit.

Lean Skills For Leaders

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The Lean Skills for Leaders Programme began in April 2008 as a way to equip managers with the ability to apply Lean thinking in their part of the organisation.

The Programme offers a proven methodology to help staff overcome obstacles to their work whilst increasing the value that they provide to their customers, be they internal customers (other colleagues within the University), students or research funders.

Participants in this course will learn how Lean really works and how it can be applied successfully within their own working environment. It will equip participants with some useful techniques in order to help teams identify problems within systems. Participants will then be able to work with their own staff to overcome these issues. This is done in both a classroom and a practical way. Each delegate conducts a project based in their own area of work so they can experience the actual application of Lean. A member of the Lean University Team is assigned as a mentor to provide help and guidance throughout.

To date, 60+ members of staff have completed LSFL training and are now part of the Lean Community of Practice that aims to share best practice and work together to improve processes across the University.

More information on the course can be accessed by clicking here.


Local Lean

Local Lean is suitable for everyone. With sessions tailored to address specific needs, they provide the ideal introduction and aim to aid the process of self directed continuous improvement at targeted areas. They are available as open sessions or can be run for specific teams. Although there is no set order to the sessions it is recommended that all participants first attend a Lean awareness session.

Introduction to Lean

A brief session available to any school or directorate who would like to unlock their areas understanding of Lean in Higher Education. Used to get delegates talking about their workplace by recognising wastes through the 5 Principles of Lean. It’s also an opportunity to identify what courses are available and support the Lean University can provide.

Click here to view a sample of the sessions we run.

External Training and Consultancy

The Cardiff Lean University team can offer bespoke training for your Higher Education institution. More information on how Lean can work for you can be accessed through the External Consultancy listing.

To participate on a course or to find out more information please contact the Lean Team via e-mail or phone 02920 870 445