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Winning Teams- Lean Certification Series

September 6 @ 8:30 am - November 22 @ 4:00 pm EDT

Course Description

The Winning Teams Lean Certification Series, supported by Kata practice is designed to provide participants with a solid foundation in basic lean principles, including hands-on experience in the application of those principles.

  • The program includes 6 days of classroom instruction as well as a practical application project Classroom dates are:
    • September 6th, September 27th, October 13th, October 25th, November 9th, November 22nd
  • The classroom training will be delivered at Catalyst Connection offices.
  • Online coaching sessions (available) during which project report outs are presented and personal experiences (both successes and failures) are shared.
  • Lean Certification is designed to prepare the participants to successfully apply lean principles, and to play an active role in their organization’s improvement efforts
  • Certification is achieved by attending all classroom instruction, participation in the round table session, on-site project implementation, public presentation of project outcomes, and satisfactory completion of a written exam.

Classroom training includes instruction in the following lean tools:

  • Value Stream Mapping and A3 thinking
  • Lean Essentials / Project creation and planning for implementation of the training
  • The 5S System for Workplace Organization and Visual Management
  • Root Cause Analysis and Sustaining (Kata) practices
  • Standard Work and Leader Standard Work
  • Team project presentation and final exam for certification

Benefits of Attending

This knowledge will equip the team to:

  •  Learn to see the wastes in processes.
  • Standardize procedures to maintain and control visual controls.
  • Approach operational problems with confidence

Limited Seats are available, register now.

About the Trainer

Eric MacDonald, Managing Director, Continuous Improvement

Eric joined Catalyst Connection, in 2013 as a Senior Continuous Improvement Consultant. Prior to joining Catalyst Connection, Eric has had 22 years experience in senior positions in the manufacturing sector including: electronics, medical, beverages, construction and plastics. He is accomplished in problem solving, lean principles, productivity and standardizing processes. His expertise in these areas has been a welcome addition to the Catalyst Connection team. Eric has a BS in Industrial Technology from California University of Pennsylvania and his MBA from Waynesburg University. He holds certifications in Practical Problem Solving, Value Stream Mapping and Lean Kaizen event facilitation.



September 6 @ 8:30 am
November 22 @ 4:00 pm
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Eric MacDonald

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Classroom instruction will meet on the following dates:

September 6th & 27th, October 13th & 25th, November 9th& 22nd


Catalyst Connection
4501 Lytle Street, Building A, Suite 301
Pittsburgh, PA 15207 United States
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