Online Lean Healthcare White Belt Program

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Develop an understanding of Lean and what it means for health organizations, their staff, patients and communities.

Through this program, you will develop an understanding and appreciation of Lean and its applicability across the health sector. This program enables participants to recognize the processes and activities that are providing value and quality care for patients and those which are wasteful and contributing to inefficient services and dissatisfaction.

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

Black Belt, Green Belt, and Yellow 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.
  • Qualification in 8 hours or less.
  • A cost-effective way of establishing a basic understanding and awareness of Lean across a large team.
  • Aligned with ISO 18404 standards.
  • Flexibility to complete within 1 month.
  • Provides a foundation to build a culture of Lean across the organization.

Who is this program for?

This program is aimed at health professionals starting their Lean journey including Administrative Assistants, Quality Administrators, Research/Business Analysts, Public Health Dieticians/Nutritionists, Health Policy Specialists, Registered Nurses and Physicians 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 Green Belt program is made up of four courses. Upon completion, participants will receive a Lean Healthcare White Belt certificate.

Block 1

An Introduction to Lean

  • What is Lean and why apply it?
  • Goals and origins of Lean
  • Application of Lean in healthcare
  • A Lean improvement system
Block 2

Lean Principles

  • Lean and continuous improvement
  • Lean principles
  • Value stream, flow, pull, and perfection in healthcare
  • Creating value in healthcare
Block 3

Applying Lean in Healthcare

  • Key issues in healthcare
  • Healthcare cost, quality, and value
  • Creating value by managing processes
  • Scope of Lean application in healthcare
Block 4

Identifying Wastes

  • Healthcare and waste overview
  • The concept of value in Lean
  • Lean classification of wastes and Gemba walk
  • Identifying waste across healthcare systems
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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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Get in touch

Get in touch with Greg to discuss any queries about the course or to enrol and arrange payment.

+61 03 9854 6136

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What our learners say

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.

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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
patients.