Lean Training

Baltimore City offers three levels of training for City employees: beginner, intermediate, and advanced. Lean Government training is for employees at all levels of our organization!

The Baltimore City Labor Commissioner, Deborah F. Moore-Carter grants employees permission leave to allow for their participation in Lean Government training. Please be sure to discuss your interest in training and the time commitment with your supervisor before registering. 

Level Hours Description
Beginner 3.5 Includes an overview of Lean philosophy, strategies, and examples of practical applications.
Intermediate 16 Includes a more in depth look at Lean tools. Participants will be required to complete 16 hours of classroom instruction, attend a 4 hour A3 work-session to recieve feedback and support on their problem-solving project, and complete a presentation. 
Advanced 32 Includes 32 hours of classroom preparation to become a Lean certified facilitator. Participants will observe and co-facilitate several Process Improvement Events. Completion of beginner and intermediate training is required and students will be selected by application.

In Spring 2017, the City is only offering Lean Intermediate training. This will allow us to refresh course content for Lean Beginner and focus on completing the hands-on portion of Lean Advanced for our current students.

Ramping up Intermediate Level training will increase the number of employees with the skills to conduct problem solving in their workplace!

To sign up for Lean Intermediate, click the link below that corresponds with the date you are interested in attending. Lean Government Intermediate is capped at 15 attendees - the course is first-come, first-served.

The first 15 registrants will receive a calendar invite for all applicable dates. Additional registrants will be notified on the course waiting list and immediately informed of any openings. 

Cohort Training A3 Work Session A3 Presentation
1 February 22-23 (8:30am to 4:30pm) April 7 (8:30am to 12pm) May 5 (1pm to 4:30pm)
2 March 22-23 (8:30am to 4:30pm) May 5 (8:30am to 12pm) June 9 (1pm to 4:30pm)
3 April 5-6 (8:30am to 4:30pm) May 19 (8:30am to 12pm) June 30 (1pm to 4:30pm)
4 April 19-20 (8:30am to 4:30pm) June 9 (8:30am to 12pm) July 14 (8:30am to 12pm)
5 May 10-11 (8:30am to 4:30pm) June 16 (8:30am to 12pm) July 14 (1pm to 4:30pm)