Online Lean Healthcare White Belt Program

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End of Year Promotion 2021

As part of an end of year promotion, Leading Edge Group is offering a 20% discount on our online Lean Healthcare White, Yellow, Green and Black Belt programs for registrations received up to and including October 31st 2021.

The discount will reduce to 10% in November – so booking your Lean Healthcare White Belt now means you secure the best price!

Drive change and transformation across your organization

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.

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

Why this program?

Over 10,000 health professionals from major organizations such as Extendicare, Toronto Public Health and Vancouver Coastal Health have successfully completed our Lean Healthcare Belt Programs. Here are some of the 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.
  • Provides a foundation to build a culture of Lean across the organization.
  • Flexibility to complete within 1 month.

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 White 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, Value, and the Concept of Waste

  • Lean principles
  • Value. value stream, flow, pull, and perfection in healthcare
  • Value and Activities
  • Healthcare and Waste
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

Introduction to Lean Tools and Practices

  • Lean Problem Solving
  • Root Cause Analysis
  • Lean Improvement Events
  • Identifying Wastes - Gemba and Waste Walking
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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.

Annette Sonneveld

Annette has over 35 years experience at various health service organizations including Chatham-Kent Public Health, Middlesex-London Health Unit, and Toronto Public Health. She has extensive knowledge and experience managing complex assignments; leading and directing teams; implementing quality improvement and performance management projects and facilitating training. Annette provided leadership and expertise to promote a culture of quality improvement, not only at Toronto Public Health, but across the City of Toronto through her involvement on various city-wide workgroups and committees.

Annette has led multidisciplinary teams, including quality improvement specialists and program evaluators. She has led or participated in many continuous quality improvement (CQI) projects such as increasing the efficiency in processing reportable disease notifications; reducing immunization field data entry errors and increasing the efficiency of student placements.

Discounted Program fees & enrolment

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

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What our learners say

Shelly Melnyk
First Link Coordinator/ Service Access Coordinator, Alzheimer Society Peel
The content and delivery was very good. The course met my objectives.
Cathy Lonergan
Case Coordinator, Ottawa Children’s Coordinated Access & Referral
The course was well laid out, easy to navigate and informative.