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Training: The OE Lead Lean Foundations Training aims to create a culture of continuous improvement and has the following learning objectives:

+ Understand the 5 lean Principles
Explore ​
how to apply the lean principles​
Inspire ​a mindset of continuous improvement ​

Please visit Carolina Talent to sign up for our next session.

Lean Foundations is an introductory training designed to inspire a culture to continually improve the operations that support the University’s mission of teaching, research and public service.​ Through experiential activities, you will be introduced to the foundational lean principles utilized in Operational Excellence’s work. By working together in small groups on various activities and reviewing actual project examples, you will learn how using lean improvement tools can improve processes that will help you and your team work more efficiently.


After completing this training, we hope that you will have an understanding of the five lean principles and why they are necessary for transformative change; feel empowered to apply lean principles that will increase value and eliminate waste in your daily work; and inspire a mindset of continuous improvement.
Upcoming sessions will be posted on this site when they are available. We will host two trainings per quarter. You can register for upcoming trainings in Carolina Talent. Upcoming training dates will be posted on this site prior to winter break. Each training allows for 24 participants, and registration is available on a first-come, first-served basis. The trainings have been filling up quickly, so we encourage you to join the wait list if there is not a spot available.Please contact Liz Billings at with any questions.

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