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Wed 19 Jun 2024
09:15 - 16:30

Venue: Greenwich House, Heidelberg Room

Provided by: Change and Programme Management Office


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Introduction to Lean in HE: Making Improvements in the Workplace (in person)

Wed 19 Jun 2024


The course is designed to give participants an overview of the history and principles of the Lean methodology, and an explanation of some of the basic tools used to make improvements to processes. This session will provide some basic tools that can be used immediately to facilitate a continuous improvement way of working

This course is accredited with the LCS (Lean Competency System), a certificate will be provided on completion of a short assessment.

Details regarding LCS can be found here -

Target audience
  • All current Cambridge University staff (departments and colleges) - this includes technicians, post-docs and academics as well as all other professional services staff
  • Further details regarding eligibility criteria are available

Number of sessions: 1

# Date Time Venue Trainers
1 Wed 19 Jun   09:15 - 16:30 09:15 - 16:30 Greenwich House, Heidelberg Room map Linda Spinks,  Michelle Fordham,  Elena Carpenter,  Rebecca Shipley

The learning objectives of the course are:

  • Understand the origins and evolution of Lean
  • Know about the underpinning and related concepts
  • Understand the key principles and frameworks of the Lean methodology
  • Understand the core elements of Lean
  • Have insight into the human and strategic elements of the Lean approach to continuous improvement

Classroom-based with some group work

Assessment and Certification

In order to receive a certificate accredited with the Lean Competency System, learners are required to complete a short on-line knowledge assessment. If a certificate is not required this is not mandatory.


This is a full-day course


This in-person course will be run on a bimonthly basis. A virtual version via MS Teams will take place in the alternate months.

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