Lean/Kaizen Leadership Certificate Course at Essex CC

(Newark, NJ - July 21, 2017) We are pleased to announce that we will be offering a NEW, non-credit, continuing education course for those interested in pursuing a Lean/Kaizen Leader Certificate at Essex County College at its Downtown Newark, NJ Campus. Our COO/Managing Partner, Bill Ruggles, will be the Professor for this course.

This daytime workshop will meet on Saturdays from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm starting on Saturday, October 7th and running 8 consecutive, 6-hour sessions through Saturday, December 2nd plus one 3-hour session on Saturday, December 9th for a total of 51 contact-hours.  


The cost for this 51-hour course is just $663 plus a $35 Registration Fee (Payment Plan Available).  This comes to an amazingly-low $13.68/hour!

Course Description

Success for many careers depends on those who can lead positive change and continuous improvement efforts in organizations of all types -- at both for-profit and non-profit organizations.

This course (delivered in a hands-on, "workshop" style) provides an overview of the philosophy, principles, processes, and tools of continuous improvement and operational excellence via the use of Lean Thinking and Kaizen Leadership as espoused by the Gemba Academy.

It has been designed for individuals pursuing careers in the fields of healthcare, manufacturing, business operations, information technology, education, finance, accounting, marketing or any other field which requires personnel who understand the Lean philosophy of working more efficiently and effectively to provide value to the Customer.

Students who complete this course will earn 51 hours of Lean-related education to apply toward Kaizen Leader Certification by our Center for Organizational Performance Improvement (COPI) or Lean Bronze Certification by the Society for Manufacturing Engineering (SME). This Certification will require successfully completing one (1) Kaizen Project of the student's choosing with the approval of the Professor.


A introductory textbook is required: Lean QuickStart Guide (The Simplified Beginner's Guide to Lean - 2nd Edition) available for purchase on Amazon.com.


Registrants for this course must possess a High School Diploma and at least one (1) year of work experience.


This Course will be offered at the Downtown Newark, NJ Campus of Essex County College located at 303 University Avenue.  It will begin on Saturdays from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm starting on Saturday, October 7th and running 8 consecutive, 6-hour sessions through Saturday, December 2nd plus one 3-hour session on Saturday, December 9th for a total of 51 contact-hours.

To download a copy of the Fall 2017 Essex CC Continuing Education Brochure go to: http://www.essex.edu/ce/wp-content/uploads/sites/11/2013/10/essex-ce-brochure_fall2017.pdf  (see page 12)

To pre-register no later than Monday, October 2nd, call (973)877-3079 or fax your completed form with Credit Card info to: (973)877-3414.

Finally, if you have any questions about this Course, you may call us at: (201)794-6064 or (201)956-7905.

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