Lean Champion Online Training

Course Overview

Lean Champion Certification course icon.When an organization is deploying a Lean initiative, it’s imperative that Senior Leadership is adequately prepared to support their Project Leaders and provide guidance when needed. This vital role is known as the Lean Champion, and they form an important part of a Lean deployment. As projects are executed, the organization will need support from its Executives and Project Sponsors. Acuity Institute’s Lean Champion course has been designed to teach the fundamentals of the Lean methodology and its application. We recommend this course to Executives, Business Leaders, Project Sponsors, and Department Leaders.

Training is conducted online and uses a multi-media format that includes audio by Lean Experts, examples of successful performance improvement, interactive simulations and quizzes, and the most current and robust tools and techniques available. The course is “self-paced” and can be accessed at any time – and – anywhere, which provides the most flexibility in completing the course. On average, leaders complete the Lean Champion training course in 8 hours (average completion time, actual time may vary).

No prerequisites are required for this course.

Key Outcomes

  • Understand the Basics of Lean
  • Learn about the various aspects of the Lean Methodology
  • Understand the Primary Lean Roles
  • Practice Applying Various Lean Tools
  • Properly Scope and Define Lean Projects
  • Identify Lean Resources
  • Understand the Role of Champions and Sponsors in a Successful Lean Deployment
  • Understand the Purpose of Tollgate Reviews and How to Manage them
  • Understand the Commitment Necessary to Implement Lean

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Lean Champion Certification Requirements

Acuity Institute’s Lean Champion Certification has 2 parts:

Part 1
Complete the online lessons and quizzes
Part 2
Successfully pass the online lesson quizzes

Upon completing these requirements you will be awarded Acuity Institute’s Lean Champion Certification. Certification from Acuity Institute includes a Digital Badge. Acuity Institute has partnered with Credly’s Acclaim platform to provide this digital version of your certificate.

What is a Digital Badge?

Lean Champion badge.

A digital badge is a verified graphic representation of your Acuity certificate. It is embedded with data that provides context, meaning, and details of the certification you earned. The digital badge is provided at no cost to you.


Benefits to claiming your digital badge include:

  • Easily share your digital badge on social and professional media, link to it from any email or document, add it to an email signature, and embed it in a blog or website
  • Your certification can be verified online in real time with just one click
  • Access labor market insights that relate your skills to jobs

Technical Requirements for accessing Acuity Institute’s Content

Viewing Online Content on a Desktop or Laptop

  • Internet Browser – Most recent version of Google Chrome is recommended (while our content is accessible from many other browsers, we find that other browsers may provide an inconsistent viewing experience)
  • A high speed internet connection
  • Sound capability on your computer (speakers or headphones)

Viewing Online Content on Tablets and Smartphones – Please note, since tablets and smartphones typically have smaller screens, certain content may be difficult to view

  • iPads using Safari in Apple iOS 6 or later (iPad generation 3 or later is required)
  • iPhones using Safari in Apple iOS 6 or later (iPhone generation 5 or later is required)

Accessing Downloadable Content

  • Course eBooks – Adobe Reader (free software), or equivalent PDF viewing software
  • Course Toolkit Templates – Microsoft Office 2010 or later
  • Using SigmaXL Statistical Analysis Software – Excel 2007, 2010, 2013, and and Excel 2016 (Excel 365) with latest service packs installed, this includes Microsoft Vista with Service Pack (SP) 3, or later operating system (Windows 10 compatible). 1 GB of RAM or greater memory and 100 MB of available hard-disk space on your computer.

Lessons and Quizzes (2 Months Access)

Course Lessons (5 lessons, 35+ quiz questions and multiple exercises)

Lesson 1 Lean Introduction
– Lean Overview
– Lean Principles and Philosophy
– Lean Enterprise
– Lean Roadmap
Lesson 2 Lean Tools – Part 1
– Define Customer Needs and Value
– Spaghetti Diagram
– 8 Wastes
Lesson 3 Lean Tools – Part 2
– 5S
– Flow and Kanban
– Error Proofing
 Lesson 4  Selecting and Managing Lean Projects
– Lean Project Selection
– Lean Resource Selection
– Lean Tollgate Reviews
 Lesson 5  Managing Change and Leadership Commitment
– Lean Deployment Timeline
– Change Management
– Stakeholder Management

Global Campus Tour

Take a tour of our online global campus and learn more about the benefits of our online training.

Instructor Support

Icon of a person on a laptop screen.Acuity Institute wants the learning experience to be as supportive and engaging as possible, we are here to help you succeed. We understand the importance of having a place to ask questions to the experts about tools and techniques, exercises, project work or general technical support. During training, students can submit questions to instructors through Acuity Institute’s Help Desk and the Student Forum. Responses are provided to student questions in one business day or less. If questions and/or answers are complex, an Acuity Institute instructor will schedule a one-on-one phone meeting with the student to review the question/answer.

Lean Toolkit


Through our experience we have assembled various Lean Templates which assists practitioners in keeping focused on their project objectives and not creating templates. For ease of use, the templates can be downloaded directly to your computer and are yours to keep and utilize in future Lean initiatives. The templates have been developed in common formats such as MS Excel. The following are the included templates in the Lean Champion course.


  • Candidate Evaluation
  • Define Customer Value
  • Spaghetti Diagram
  • 8 Wastes
  • 5 S
  • Error Proofing
  • Force Field Diagram

Lean Champion Course eBook

eBook icon.The Lean Champion eBook (electronic copy) contains much of the same content as the online instructional materials. The eBook includes over 250 pages of Lean tools and techniques. The eBook is fully searchable and contains many links to assist students in quickly navigating to key tools and concepts. The eBook allows students the ability to capture notes and comments within the eBook for future reference. Students can print directly from the eBook. To protect the electronic intellectual property of the course content, students will not be able to copy from the eBook.

Lean Champion Printed Course Books (Optional)

Printed book icon.Printed Course Materials are optional, they are not required. About 35% of our students prefer to have a printed copy of the course materials available as a resource will taking the course and for future reference. If you are interested, you can purchase the Lean Champion printed course book. The printed course materials include 1 book containing over 250 pages of Lean tools and techniques.

IACET Continuing Education Units (Accreditation)

IACET Accredited ProviderAcuity Institute has been approved as an Accredited Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). In obtaining this approval, Acuity Institute has demonstrated that it complies with the ANSI/IACET Standards which are widely recognized as standards of good practice internationally. As a result of our Authorized Provider membership status, Acuity Institute is authorized to offer IACET CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standards. The primary purpose of a CEU is to provide a permanent record of the educational accomplishments of an individual who has completed one or more significant non-credit educational experiences.

.8 IACET Continuing Education Units are provided upon successful completion of this course.

Council for Six Sigma Certification

Council for Six Sigma CertificationAcuity Institute is accredited as an Approved Registered Provider by the Council for Six Sigma Certification (SSC). SSC reviews each course to ensure the course curriculum, structure and certification requirements meet the standards set forth by the Council’s Body of Knowledge. This accreditation assures each certification includes Lean Six Sigma concepts, tools and techniques considered to be the standard for each belt level within the Council’s Body of Knowledge.

PMI® Professional Development Units

Acuity Institute is an Authorized Training Partner (ATP) of the Project Management Institute (PMI)®. Being an Authorized Training Partner allows Acuity Institute to grant Professional Development Units (PDUs) to customers who complete our qualified programs. As an Authorized Training Partner, Acuity Institute has agreed to abide by the PMI® established quality assurance criteria. PMI® is a registered mark of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

8 PMI® Professional Development Units are provided upon successful completion of this course.

Blended Learning Training

In addition to e-Learning courses, Acuity Institute offers customized Blended Learning training options for corporations.

Acuity’s Blended Learning training combines online training with live, facilitated workshops facilitated by one of Acuity Institute’s leading industry facilitators. This model provides two benefits for your team:

  1. Reduces the time spent in the classroom, away from other responsibilities
  2. Provides learner access to the training to learn at their own pace and review the content as often as they need

The live workshops are focused on the practical application of the methodology and tools in the workplace environment. The number of workshops and the schedule for workshops can be modified to meet your team’s needs. Contact our team to learn more about Blended Learning for your team.

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