Online Lean for Municipalities Green Belt Program

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End of Year Promotion

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

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

Develop the know-how for planning, implementing and sustaining improvements.

Our Green Belt program provides participants with a comprehensive overview of Lean Thinking and its effective application across a variety of local government settings.

Delivered through self-paced e-Learning, it outlines and demonstrates the essential Lean tools and practices that can be applied to decrease/avoid costs; increase efficiency and quality of service; improve customer and employee satisfaction and create an ongoing culture of continuous improvement. Participants gain expertise in applying key Lean and change management tools and practices, as well as the capability to lead an improvement project.

Why this program?

Professionals from municipalities such as the City of Mississauga; Town of Paradise; City of St John’s; Town of Gravenhurst; City of Grande Prairie and Town of Whitby have successfully completed Lean for Municipalities Green Belt training.

  • Developed and delivered by Lean for Municipalities experts.
  • Self-paced delivery with qualification in 13 weeks or less.
  • Receive one-on-one mentoring support throughout.
  • Custom built for the entire municipal sector, including real world examples and municipality case studies.
  • Ensures immediate application and return on investment through the requirement to undertake a workplace improvement project.
  • Flexibility to complete within 6 months.
  • Provides a Lean certification standard that is recognized across the municipal sector.

Who is this program for?

This program is aimed at professionals from across the municipal sector including fleet services, permit applications, payroll, human resources, IT, etc.

Program content & structure

The Lean for Municipalities Green Belt program is made up of eight courses. Assessment is based on completing a work-based improvement project (50%) and an online multiple-choice exam (50%). Expert mentoring support is provided through to program completion.

The outline below lists sample topics from each course.

Course 1

Introduction to Lean

  • Introducing Lean and its Origins
  • Lean Implementation and Municipal Services
  • Key Lean Concepts
Course 2

Improvement Projects and Problem-Solving Frameworks

  • Lean and Six Sigma (DMAIC)
  • Lean Projects
  • Initiating a Lean Project
Course 3

Data Collection and Process Walking

  • Gemba Process Walking
  • Process Mapping
  • Data Analysis and Presentation
Course 4


  • Kaizen Overview
  • Kaizen Support Tools
  • How to Facilitate a Kaizen
Course 5


  • 5S Overview
  • 5S Support Tools
  • How to Facilitate a 5S Event
Course 6

Value Stream Mapping

  • Value Stream Mapping (VSM) Overview
  • Mapping the Future State
  • Implementing the Value Stream Plan
Course 7

Change Management

  • Understanding Change Resistance
  • Change Readiness Theory
  • The Role of Leadership in Managing Change
Course 8

Sustain and Control Planning

  • Sustain and Control Planning Overview
  • Sustain and Control Planning Approach
  • Control Planning

Learn from leaders

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

Callie Woodward

Callie is a Lean leader with 20 years’ experience in the fields of strategy deployment, continuous improvement, change management, business process efficiency and human resources. As well as delivering Belt training and coaching, Callie specializes in strategy, organizational design, and governance structures. Sample clients include City of Mississauga; Northumberland County; City of Richmond Hill and Town of Paradise, among others.

Discounted Program fees & enrolment

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

Book online

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

Get in touch

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

What our learners say

Cathy Broydell
Manager of Finance, Department of Corporate Services

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, like many other municipalities, the Town of Paradise had to take measures to support public health advice to proactively help prevent the spread of the virus. All Town facilities closed to the public on extremely short notice. To say transitioning to working remotely and having to find new ways to provide core financial services to residents and businesses was challenging is an understatement. However, using the training acquired through the Lean Green Belt for Municipalities program, the transition to the Town’s ever changing ‘new normal’ went more smoothly.

Lisa Ainsworth
Director Corporate Services

As an organization that is lean from a staff resource perspective, the introduction of continuous improvement and Lean management strategies has been a natural fit with our corporate culture.

This focus fits with our mission to be a best practices leader in municipal government and has equipped us with tools to advance our strategic plan with innovation and excellence. Callie is a master of her trade and her training style fits very well with our culture.