Lean and Green Introductory Certification Prep

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Course Title: Lean and Green Introductory Certification Prep
Course ID: MGMT-300
Status: CLOSED
Date(s): June 21, 2016: 10:00am - 12:00pm
June 22, 2016: 10:00am - 12:00pm
June 23, 2016: 10:00am - 12:00pm
June 28, 2016: 10:00am - 12:00pm
June 29, 2016: 10:00am - 12:00pm
June 30, 2016: 10:00am - 12:00pm
Location: Online-Webinar
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Instructors: Brion Hurley
Keivan Zokaei
Tuition: $350
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**This course will be presented online as a live webinar in six 2-hour sessions. Sessions will be recorded and will be available to all enrolled attendees.**

All classes will be from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Pacific (11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mountain) (12 p.m. to 2 p.m. Central) and (1 p.m.-3 p.m. Eastern). Registrants will receive login information no later than 48 hours before the start of the first session. All sessions will be recorded, and will be available to registered attendees.

This webinar is being presented by Sustainable City Networks and NWETC. Certification testing is administered by the Lean Enterprise Research Center of Cardiff University for an additional charge.

Many people believe that the processes in place at their organization, agency or company can be improved, but aren't sure where to begin an improvement program. There is also the assumption that change has to come from the very top of the organization-the truth is, every group can enhance their productivity and satisfaction via implementation of a continuous improvement program, and can be viewed as a partner in their organization's long term success. These improvement methodologies also have the benefit of making offices and/or processes more environmentally sustainable.

Many companies from every industry are embracing Lean methodology popularized by Toyota. They are seeing reduction in operating costs, increases in customer satisfaction, and increased employee engagement. However, most of these companies do not realize that they can apply these same techniques to reduce their environmental impact related to water usage, air emissions, solid and hazardous waste and energy usage. This can help them reduce the risk of fines, reduce permitting fees, reduce operating and utility costs, attract and retain employees, and can open up new markets for growth and sales.

This 12-hour webinar introduces attendees to methods of creating and implementing a process improvement program. In addition, individuals will be given the knowledge to move forward in their personal development with an accredited Lean certification. The Lean Competency System (LCS) is a lean qualifications framework created by the Lean Enterprise Research Centre at Cardiff University. The LCS framework has seven levels of competency which focus on lean knowledge and lean practice in the workplace. This course will prepare the user for the first level, 1a.

No prior experience in Lean or process improvement required for this course, but even experienced practitioners will find value in learning how to integrate “green” into the existing Lean framework.

This course is a follow-up to the “Lean Six Sigma for Environmental Professionals” course series.

For a list of topics covered, please see the "Course Topics" area below.

Intended Audience:

Government agency personnel, city/state/municipal managers, contractors engaged in work with agencies, environmental engineers and managers, or anyone who is interested in learning techniques to improve efficiency and processes

Continuing Education Units: 1.20 CEUs

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Course Topics

After attending this webinar, participants will be able to:


  • Understand the basics of Lean thinking and methodology
  • Understand how Lean concepts can be applied and integrated to address environmental “green” impacts and turn them into business differentiators in the marketplace
  • Understand the Lean and Green Business System model through numerous case studies from leading edge organizations, including Toyota, Adnams Brewing, Marks & Spencer, and Tesco.
  • See how new tools, techniques and solutions can be used to help see opportunities for “green” (Eco-maps and Green Impact Matrix)
  • Perform your own self-assessment for process management
  • Create a roadmap for you or your clients “Lean & Green” journey
  • Pass the industry recognized “Lean Competency System 1a” certification exam (optional)


No prior experience in Lean or process improvement required for this course, but even experienced practitioners will find value in learning how to integrate “green” into the existing Lean framework.

This course is a follow-up to the “Lean Six Sigma for Environmental Professionals” course series.

About the Instructors

Brion Hurley

Brion Hurley

Brion Hurley is a Principal Lean Consultant at Rockwell Collins in Wilsonville, OR. He is a Certified Six Sigma Black Belt (CSSBB) from the American Society for Quality (ASQ), and Lean Master certified. He has a bachelor’s degree in Statistics, and a master’s degree in Quality Management and Productivity from the University of Iowa. He obtained a Certificate of Sustainability from the University of Iowa.

He has a Certificate of Sustainability from the University of Iowa, and has achieved Zero Waste Business Associate, SME Green Manufacturing Specialist, and Senior Certified Sustainability Professional certifications. He recently led the Rockwell Collins Wilsonville facility to the Leaders in Sustainability Gold Level certification from Clackamas County (Oregon).

Keivan Zokaei

Keivan Zokaei
Keivan is the winner of 2014 the prestigious Shingo Research and Professional Publication Award. Before establishing Enterprize Excellence, he was a partner at S A Partners. Before that, he was a director at the Lean Enterprise Research Centre (LERC) which was a birthplace of ‘lean management’ and part of Cardiff University.
He has worked at the cutting edge of lean thinking, for many years specialising in operations management, supply chain optimisation and lean & green. He regularly works with senior executives at blue chip corporations as well as senior decision makers in government. While at LERC, he advised the Auditor General of Wales on ways to manage costs and improve public services. He has also published a number of reports commissioned by various European governments or industry bodies. Moreover, Keivan has led transformation projects in Manufacturing, Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) and service industries working with organisations such as ASSA ABLOY, Wartsila, GKN, Unilever, Royal Bank of Scotland, WalMart, Scottish Government, Welsh Assembly Government, Tesco, Marks and Spencer, Kraft, MARS, Sainsbury’s, Nutreco, ARLA, and Ernest and Young. At the same time, he is a visiting honorary professor at University Politecnica Madrid in the field of lean and green.
Keivan is a regular speaker or keynote speaker at international conferences and engages with business executives through public media. He has been interviewed by media such as BBC, Financial Times, Globe & Mail and several more. His latest book, co-authored with management guru Hunter Lovins, is titled “Creating a lean and green business system: techniques for improving profits and sustainability”. The key premise of the book is that true lean thinking extends beyond simple operational improvements. The book is the result of several years of consultancy and research, showcasing companies such as Toyota, Tesco, MAS, Marks and Spencer and Adnams.

What to Bring

Headset/Microphone and strong internet connection recommended.

Billing Information

In order to guarantee a space in a course, the tuition must be paid in full TWO WEEKS before the first day of the course by either check or credit card. State and government agencies paying with a purchase order are allowed payment under the two-week time frame if a copy of the purchase order is received by NWETC.

If You Need to Cancel


  • With 31 or more days notice, we will offer a 100% refund or credit towards a future course. The credit is good for one year and may be applied to any course.
  • With 30-8 days notice, we will offer a course credit towards a future course. The credit is good for one year and may be applied to any course.
  • With fewer than 8 days notice, there is no course credit available

*Please note that attendee replacement is welcome at any time

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