Lean Management

Lean Management and Continuous Improvement Extension Certificate


Be introduced to lean strategies and tools for organizational problem solving and lean performance improvement in manufacturing and non-manufacturing environments. 

Important Notice

The Lean Management and Continuous Improvement Extension Certificate will be revised for Fall 2017. 

Students will have until June 30th to complete the four course certificate and to apply to graduate. 

Beginning September 2017, the Program will contain 6 courses. Students either beginning or continuing the Lean Management and Continuous Improvement Extension Certificate will be required to complete all six (6) courses in the program in order to complete the certificate. Please click here for more information. 

  • Learn to lead or support lean culture change and continuous improvement in your organization
  • Prepare to implement operational and performance improvements in any field
  • Create value for customers by using fewer resources
  • Complete the 4 required courses (60 hours)
  • Can be completed within 1 semester up to a maximum of 3 years
  • All required course materials are distributed online. Click here for information on how to access your course materials.
Required Courses Length
Semester Offered Grade Mode Cost
Lean Principles 15 No Fall/Winter/Spring Letter Grade $469
Lean Tools 15 Lean Principles Fall/Winter/Spring Letter Grade $469
Lean Culture 15 Lean Principles
Lean Tools
Fall/Winter/Spring Letter Grade $469
Implementing & Sustaining Lean 15 Lean Principles/Tools & Culture Fall/Winter/Spring Letter Grade $469
Total Hours 60        

Prices and course offerings subject to change without notice.

Required Courses

Lean Principles
Review lean methodology and its underlying principles of increasing value, minimizing waste and empowering employees.

Subject code: XCIM 10001 15 Hours. Fee: $469  
CRN 50408
2 classes May 12-13 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Fri., Sat.

Lean Tools
Discover techniques to gather ideas, evaluate processes and identify the root cause of business problems. Discuss alternative problem solving and process improvement techniques, including cause and effect diagrams, value stream mapping and data collection.

Subject code: XCIM 10002 15 Hours. Fee: $469  
CRN 50409
2 classes May 26-27 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Fri., Sat.

Lean Culture
Discover strategies to successfully implement and sustain lean transformation and continuous improvement for your organization. Appreciate the important role that culture and people play in successfully achieving continual performance improvements.

Subject code: XCIM 10003 15 Hours. Fee: $469  
CRN 50410 2 classes June 9-10 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Fri., Sat.

Implementing and Sustaining Lean
Get a roadmap for measuring performance, sustaining success and leading lean and continuous improvement after implementation, including practical tools, best practices and pitfalls to avoid.

Subject code: XCIM 10004 15 Hours. Fee: $469  
CRN 50411 2 classes June 23-24 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Fri., Sat.


Our Lean Management and Continuous Improvement instructors are among the best in Canada – or anywhere. They are experts in the field who are eager to share their knowledge of and passion for lean management and continuous improvement with their students. See instructor biographies.
"I was very proud to get my lean management and continuous improvement certificate today from Mount Royal University. Thank you Jason Riley and Sherif L Soliman MBA P.Eng.SSMBB CQE LBC. "
  - Leah Zilnik, Lean Management and Continuous Improvement Certificate


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Contact us

For information about this program:
403.440.5069 or 1.888.392.3655
Mount Royal University, 4825 Mount Royal Gate SW, Calgary AB T3E 6K6

Customize this program for your organization through our Corporate Training department.

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