Online Lean Healthcare Black Belt Program

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Develop the capability to lead your organization’s Lean journey.

Through this program, you will develop a practical understanding of advanced Lean Healthcare tools and techniques. You will acquire critical thinking skills and deepen your knowledge in areas such as process improvement, leadership and project & program management.

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Expect to drive real change and transformation across your organization. This program is accredited and validated against stringent external standards.

Green Belt, Yellow Belt, and White Belt programs also available.

Our Australian division – LEI Group – is part of the Leading Edge Group.

Why this Program?

Over 10,000 health professionals from major organizations around the globe have successfully completed our LEI Group Lean Healthcare belt training programs. Here are some reasons why.

  • Developed & delivered by Lean Healthcare Experts & Accomplished Clinical Experts.
  • Apply-it-now approach generates immediate, tangible benefits.
  • Receive one-on-one mentoring support throughout.
  • Qualification in 24 weeks or less.
  • Aligned with ISO 18404 standards.
  • Flexibility to complete within 12 months.

Who is this program for?

This program is aimed at health professionals such as Quality Improvement Specialists, Operations Managers, Medical Directors, Clinical Leads, Project Managers, Patient Safety Leaders and Nurse Practitioners from organizations across the health sector including hospitals, health authorities, mental health and addictions, youth services, long term care, public and community health.

Program content & structure

The Lean Healthcare Black Belt program is made up of five learning blocks each containing a series of courses. One-on-one online mentoring support is provided for participants throughout the program and assessment is based on completing a course assignment and submission of a work-based improvement project.

Block 1

Introducing Lean

  • Introduction to Lean
  • Lean principles
  • Applying Lean in healthcare
  • Identifying wastes
Block 2

Understanding & Practicing Lean

  • Lean healthcare tools and practices
  • The Kaizen approach to healthcare
  • PDSA and A3 thinking in Lean healthcare
  • Problem solving in Lean healthcare
Block 3

Planning for Breakthrough Improvements

  • Planning for and initiating a Lean Activity
  • Managing change in Lean implementation
  • Demand, data collection, and analysis
  • Value stream mapping in healthcare
Block 4

Implementing & Sustaining Improvements

  • Leading a Kaizen event in healthcare
  • Leading a 6S initiative in healthcare
  • Improving healthcare process capacity and flow
  • Reducing healthcare variation and improving quality
  • Lean and Six Sigma in healthcare
  • Sustaining and controlling improvements
Block 5

Implementing and Sustaining Improvements

  • ­Lean Healthcare Strategy: Planning and Deployment
  • Managing Lean Healthcare Programs
  • Effective Leadership and Change Management
  • Advanced Lean Healthcare Tools and Practices
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Learn from leaders

All our Lean Healthcare belt programs are developed and delivered by accomplished Lean Healthcare and clinical experts. Experts who have worked at the coalface and have tangible experience putting theory to practical use in real world environments.

Greg Kilbey

Greg is an experienced Lean and Process Improvement practitioner with a wealth of knowledge and expertise achieved from training diverse groups throughout Australia and South-East Asia. This experience has been gained in operations and sales environments within both service and manufacturing environments in industries such as financial services, healthcare, telecommunications, government, logistics, insurance, manufacturing and education

Greg is a certified Black Belt and Master Black Belt practitioner (Six Sigma Academy) with valuable insights from his experience in the application of both Lean and Six Sigma methodologies to solving complex business wide problems. Greg has delivered Lean Six Sigma training to over 500 Green Belts and Black Belts and has coached Lean Six Sigma practitioners to complete over 200 process improvement projects. Greg is based in Melbourne and is delivering Lean healthcare programs to hospital and primary health networks throughout Australia.

Program fees and enrolment

The program fees per region are outlined below. All prices are exclusive of tax.

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Visit our learning platform, LearnUpon, to book and pay for your online training course and get started today.

Any questions?

If you have any further questions, or want to register a group of 5 or more employees, get in touch:

+61 03 9854 6136

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Leanne Turner
Executive Director, Royal Dental Hospital Melbourne
I would highly recommend this opportunity to other businesses.

As part of its aim to increase the number of Victorians it treats from 14 to 20 per cent of the state by 2016, the Royal Dental Hospital approached LEI Group Australia to discuss how Lean methodologies and training might help achieve those targets. Together we developed a customized training plan for the organization which included Yellow, Green and Black Belt certification and a number of implementation and facilitation workshops. The training has been hugely successful, with a number of continuous and process improvement projects implemented and tangible benefits realized. Staff are engaged and motivated and we are on our way to developing a strong Lean culture within RDHM.

LEI Group Australia has proven to be a valuable partner throughout. They bring deep subject-matter expertise in Lean methodologies. However, it was their ability to draw on a breadth of implementation experience from international healthcare and non-healthcare clients and projects that really added value. The emphasis on applied learning and problem-solving meant that staff were empowered to implement changes and improvements from very early on and the focus on ongoing sustainability means we are continuing to reap the benefits. Our aim is to instil a Lean culture across the whole organization and we look forward to partnering with LEI Group Australia as we do so.

Alison Verhoeven
Chief Executive, Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association (AHHA)
Relationship built on trust and mutual respect.

I am pleased to confirm the excellent working relationship that exists between the AHHA and Leading Edge – it is a relationship built on trust and mutual respect, sound governance and administration processes, and a shared goal of achieving better health outcomes through health system quality improvement. Our members have appreciated the healthcare-focused content of Leading Edge’s Lean management programs, with projects now being implemented across multiple hospital and primary health networks. Importantly, this work has added weight to the commitment to efficiency and quality that our health service members want to demonstrate both to funders and to