Other Learning Opportunities

Listed below are Lean related trainings that are not ILC hosted or endorsed events but we think might be of interest to you.

Workshops, Training Events and other:


Iowa Quality Center

This class is designed for all those individuals and teams that are interested in learning how to lead and conduct continual improvement (Lean Six Sigma) projects. Students will learn intermediate statistical and root cause analysis tools; how to form and work together in teams; the PDSA/DMAIC/9-Step Problem Solving Process; how to create and present proposed solutions for management/leadership buy-in and support. Why choose the IQC? At no extra cost the option to certify as a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt includes coaching and mentoring from our local expert facilitators.

Cost: $1895.00
**10% Discount for IQC Members, Government or Non Profits!

Upcoming Classes:
Dec. 10-14, 2018 Des Moines, IA


Community College Courses

Lean Courses offered by Kirkwood Community College - Kirkwood Training and Outreach Services

Concept and skills training courses include:

        • Principles of Lean Manufacturing 101
        • Value Stream Mapping
        • The 5S System
        • Setup Reduction
        • Cellular/Flow Manufacturing
        • Pull Systems/Kanban
        • Total Productive Maintenance

        Call 319-398-5517 or email info@kirkwood.edu to register.

Lean Courses offered by:

North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC)

The Lean Supply Chain Professional Certificate Program Three-Course Series (pdf)

    For questions and to register, contact:
    Jody Hartzell East

    Lean Courses offered by Southeastern Community College

    SCC Certified Professional Lean Practitioner Program

    To register contact:
    SCC Center for Business (CBIZ)

    Lean Courses offered by Des Moines Area Community College

    Workplace Lean Programs

    For more information, visit:
    email Bonnie Slykhuis at blslykhuis@dmacc.edu.


    The Siouxland Lean Consortium is a group of organizations and individuals who are teaching, practicing or interested in learning about Lean business practices.


    CLICK HERE to learn more about these events and how to participate.

    lean Certification

    Southeastern Community College Lean Certification Program

    Webinars and Videos:

    5S & Visual Management in Non-Manufacturing Settings - The Karen Martin Group

    How to Lead With Respect - Michael Ballé, LEI

    2 Second Lean: What is Lean - Paul Akers