Lean is a philosophy, methodology and set of tools for enhancing customer value by eliminating waste from a process. Lean 101 is a half-day training session that introduces public sector employees to the Lean philosophy, methodology, tools and terminology. Participants learn the basic components of Lean, including:
- Origin and benefits of Lean
- 7 wastes
- Kaizen (rapid improvement events)
- Standard work
- 5 Whys
- Visual management
- First steps for applying Lean in your workplace
Note: No prerequisites for this course.
Location Details: The training will be held in Training Room 106 on the first floor of the Minnesota State Retirement System building. Free parking is available in the lot in front of the building. There is a small, limited cafeteria in the building, and other food options nearby. This location does not have guest Wi-Fi service; we apologize for any inconvenience.
The Office of Continuous Improvement is committed to offering our training to all eligible learners, to request a reasonable accomodation please contact us prior to the training.
When & Where
Minnesota Office of Continuous Improvement
The Minnesota Office of Continuous Improvement (MNCI) is the State's central office for Continuous Improvement (CI), supporting the CI efforts of the 24 cabinet-level executive branch agencies. Our mission is to improve Minnesota state government services every day by solving problems that change lives. We do this by leading and supporting our State government agencies as they build a culture of CI and capacity for implementing CI projects in their day-to-day business practices. We use time-tested CI tools and methodologies, including Lean, Six Sigma, Total Quality Management, and more to empower employees and improve the efficiency and effectiveness of government services for Minnesotans.