Lean Green Belt Course Outline

Green Belt Program buttonGreen Belt Course Description

Participants of the Lean Green Belt certificate program develop an understanding of the theory and effective application of Lean concepts, tools and practices. They are taught Lean thinking and problem solving processes (A3 thinking). Participants are led by a Lean expert to target an area within their organization and leverage their learning to initiate, implement and sustain quantitative improvements in that area. This provides a significant return on investment for the organization. Employees are developed to a point where they are competent in leading continuous improvement initiatives independently.

Program Objectives

  • Further develop students’ understanding of Lean concepts and tools learned from the Yellow Belt prerequisite training program.
  • Develop competent A3 thinkers who can independently lead continuous improvement initiatives.
  • Address a challenge within the students’ workplace through an A3.

Program Structure

Module 1: Introduction to Scientific Thinking
Let’s explore a different mindset that drives behaviors, so we can transition from occasionally improving to continuously improving.
  • Define scientific thinking.
  • Identify how scientific thinking is required in Lean workplaces.
Module 2: Introduction to Leading Change
While doing our day to day work, we learn with others, and lead with respect to others.
  • Learn what the role of management is in a Lean workplace.
  • Understand what it takes to be a Lean thinker and leader
Module 3: Tools for Stabilizing and Standardizing Your Processes
Are we operating in chaos or do we have an understanding of what the work is, and what the problems are?
  • Learn new tools for the practical application of Lean.
  • Identify what tools can be applied in the workplace.
Module 4: Introduction to A3
A change management tool that engenders communication and dialogue with all stakeholders.
  • Learn about A3 as a problem solving tool.
  • Identify problems that could be solved with an A3.
Module 5: Time to A3, Part I
Continuous improvement project.
  • Identify a challenge and craft a problem statement.
Module 6: Time to A3, Part II
Continuous improvement project.
  • Determine why the problem is a challenge for the team to address.
Module 7: Time to A3, Part III
Continuous improvement project.
  • Identify what allows this problem to exist and repeat itself.
Session 8: Time to A3, Part IV
Continuous improvement project.
  • Identify a desired future state or goal.
Session 9: Time to A3, Part V
Continuous improvement project.
  • Analyze the gap between current condition and future state.
Session 10: Time to A3, Part VI
Continuous improvement project.
  • Develop a plan of countermeasures that will achieve future state.
    Total Duration:
24 hrs.


20%: Attendance and participation in group discussions
80%: One (1) completed A3

100% Total

Program Delivery

This course is taught through a variety of activities including instructor-led sessions, group discussions, workshops, audio/visual presentations, and assignments.


$3,350 per student. Volume discounts available to employers. Please inquire for an estimate.

This course qualifies for Canada-Alberta Job Grant which covers up to two thirds of the training cost for employers.


Pure Mosaic Lean Champion Avel EspirituAvel Espiritu is an expert in Lean principles and practices. With 14 years of progressive experience leading and managing projects, he applies lean manufacturing principles to execute project tasks and bring them to a close – on schedule and within budget.

As an innate team builder and dedicated mentor, Avel enjoys coaching business owners how to think Lean, particularly when they see direct results to their bottom line. Avel is an ASQ Certified Six Sigma Black Belt, and is also the recipient of the Dale Carnegie Outstanding Performance Award.