Leading in the Lean Enterprise

27th-28th Feburary 2020, Haydock Park Race Course, WA12 0HQ



This two day hands-on workshop will provide the framework and training for delegates to lead in the Lean Enterprise.

The workshop will focus on the tools and behaviours for “facilitative
leadership”, moving away from the traditional “command and control” management practices.

Attendees will learn and understand the daily practicalities that the Lean Leadership roles involves –
most importantly maintaining standard work practices and focusing on continuous improvement.


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Comments from previous attendees of this workshop:

“10/10 Thought provoking insight which enabled us to challenge our current thinking and systems. Great knowledge of lean aligned with behavioural science, helping blend people with systems.”
Plant Manager, Milliken

Comments from previous attendees of this workshop:

“10/10 – Excellent, well-structured and full of relevant information. Drew provided clarity on the lean principles and methods we
practice. Focus on the behaviour and motivation elements of the course were very informative.”
Lean Implementation Manager, McLaren F1


Day 1 – Leading the Lean Enterprise

Date to be confirmed for Autumn 2020

  • Morning

    Fundamentals for Lean Leadership

    • Traditional vs. Lean Leadership
    • Lean Management System
    • Leader Standard Work – Introduction
    • Lean Leadership Skills
    • Organising and Planning
    • Leader Standard Work
  • Afternoon

    • Communication

      • Visual Management Systems
      • A3s
    • Trust, Motivation and Observation

      • Developing Trust
      • Motivation

Day 2 – Leading the Lean Enterprise

Autumn 2020

  • Morning

    • Herzberg’s Job Enrichment Principles
    • Kaizen
    • Observation
    • Gemba Walks
  • Afternoon

    • Providing Direction

      • Job Relations (JR), Job Instruction (JI)
      • Socratic Method
      • Coaching and Kata Overview


  • Facilitative Leadership & Lean Management System
  • Leaders Standard Work
  • Job Relations and Job Instruction
  • Visual Management Systems and A3’s
  • Kata and Coaching


  • Individuals and organisations focused on creating and developing Lean Leaders and Champions of Improvement
  • Existing Lean Leaders who are looking for ideas, insight and inspiration to rejuvenate or kick start a cultural change.
  • Enterprise leaders and managers requiring the underpinning knowledge required to lead the adoption and practices of lean management.

Lean Context:

The key to the successful application of Lean is to recognize that it requires a change in the “culture” of an organisation – a change in the way the organisation acts, interacts, communicates and makes decisions. Further, it is the leadership of an organisation that determines its culture.

However, few people in leadership roles truly understand what it takes to lead in the Lean Enterprise. Few organisations adequately prepare their leaders for the new role that is often required. This leads to companies placing unfair expectations on people in these roles, frustration on the part of all parties involved, and typically a reversion to old and familiar practices.

Expert Trainer: DREW LOCHER

Lean Specialist & Instructor Drew first became involved in the development and delivery of innovative Business Improvement programs while working for General Electric in the 1980s. Since 2001, he has been a faculty member of the Lean Enterprise Institute (LEI) the not-for-profit organization of Jim Womack, the co-author of Lean Thinking.

Drew is currently an instructor in ISD’s Improvement Kata & Coaching Kata course and developer of the new Lean Leadership program at the University of Michigan.


Haydock Park Race Course


WA12 0HQ

Accomodation Options:

  • Holiday Inn Haydock, 1 mile
  • Mercure Haydock Hotel, 1 mile
  • Travelodge, Haydock Park, 2 miles



£ 795

+VAT Per Delegate

  • PAY BEFORE 15t October £795+VAT



£ 895

+VAT Per Delegate

  • BOOKED AFTER  15th October £895+VAT



Book Online: Click on Book Your Place Now  to book tickets using credit and debit cards

Telephone: +44 (0)161 298 5556

Email: Nicola Corocos nicola@truenorthexcellence.com

Download and complete brochure booking form and post to: True North Excellence Ltd, 207 Knutsford Road, Grappenhall, Warrington, Cheshire, WA4 2QL

TERMS AND CONDITIONS: True North Excellence Ltd reserve the right to amend the programme, speakers or venue and alter or cancel the seminar without liability. CANCELLATIONS: Should you be unable to attend, a substitute is always welcome, up to three working days before the event. Refunds will be made up to 30 days before the event in writing, minus a £125 per delegate enrollment fee. Regrettably we do not provide refunds less than 30 days before the seminar.