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Lean Manager Certification Program

Productivity Inc. and Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University are offering a program unlike any other. It’s called the Lean Manager Certification Program (LMAC). It’s designed for middle and top-level executives at any company who seek the essential knowledge necessary to drive Lean throughout their entire organization.

This highly interactive and fully accredited program teaches a carefully sequenced arrangement of Lean concepts and tools. 

Over four non-consecutive weeks, each participant will experience a series of learning modules focusing on the four key phases of Lean implementation: Plan, Pilot, Deploy and Integrate. In between the weeks of training, students need to apply the methods that they have learned in operations at their own companies and present their results to the class.

It is required that each participant in the program have a corporate sponsor to attest to the participant´s qualification for the program and to the results achieved through the homework assignments.

Participants who successfully complete the four-week training and mentoring program, pass the two-hour certification exam and demonstrate successful implementation in their own facility are then certified by Productivity Inc. and Fisher College of Business as Lean Managers.

Program Information

Who Should Attend:

Middle and top-level executives at any company who seek the essential knowledge necessary to drive Lean throughout their entire organization.

Dates:

Fall 2014
Week 1 - September 8-12
Week 2 - October 6-10
Week 3 - November 3-7
Week 4 - December 1-4

Spring 2015
Week 1 - March 16 - 20
Week 2 - April 13 - 17
Week 3 - May 18 - 22
Week 4 - June 15 - 18 

Participants must attend all 4 weeks

Location:

Fisher College of Business, Pfahl Hall

Cost:

$15,000

Prerequisites:

Each participant must have a corporate sponsor to attest to the participant’s qualification and to the results achieved through the homework assignments.

Faculty:

Peter Ward- Director, Center for Operational Excellence
Peg Pennington- Executive Director, Center of Operational Excellence
Prakash Mulchandani- Sr. Lecturer, Accounting and MIS
Paul McGrath- Productivity, Inc.
Jim Vatalaro- Productivity, Inc.
Ellis New- Productivity, Inc.
Michael Kuta- Productivity, Inc.

Continuing Education Credits:

16 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
160 CPE (Ohio CPA)

Register:

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Registration provided by Productivity, Inc.

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Cancellations
  • Registrations may be transferred to another colleague without charge. To be considered for a refund, we must receive notification of cancellation in writing no later than 21 days prior to the event. Cancellations received within 21 days are subject to the full registration fee and money will be held on account for up to one year for use at a future workshop or conference. There is a $200.00 processing charge for all cancellations.
Transfers

Participants may transfer their fees to another course one time per registration. No transfers are permitted less than three business days prior to course start date.

  • More than two weeks before course start date: No Charge
  • Two weeks to three days before course start date: $100
Substitutions

Substitutions can be made at any time for no charge

Program Participants Will Learn

  • Lead an organizational Lean implementation
  • Create a detailed deployment plan based on baseline analysis
  • Perform as a principal change agent
  • Lead site teams to deploy plant-wide Lean methodologies
  • Mentor project leaders, area managers and supervisors

Contact

Beth Miller
Program Director
Phone: 614.292.8575
Fax: 614.292.6644
miller.6148@osu.edu
Fisher College of Business
Executive Education
110 Pfahl Hall
280 W. Woodruff Ave.
Columbus, OH 43210-1144