Kaizen Leader

2.1 CEUs


IISE and MoreSteam are pleased to present this online course.

The Kaizen Leader training is available as a standalone eLearning course for individuals and may also be combined with facilitated role-play simulations for training groups of Kaizen Leaders in a corporate blended learning model.

The online Kaizen Leader course develops skills needed to effectively plan and lead a Kaizen Event, i.e., a series of process improvement activities intended to extend over a period of 3-5 days. The course provides a flexible framework for planning, executing and reporting Kaizen activities. The course content includes essential lean tools and techniques to identify and eliminate process waste including: value stream mapping, continuous flow, takt time, kaizen, line balancing, quick changeover, and 5-S, among others.

Course Content

This course consists of six sessions, each of which is a collection of related lessons, covering Kaizen activities structured in a 5-day Kaizen framework.

Individual lessons include simulations, toolsets and interactive practice exercises. Each session ends with an interactive quiz to test your knowledge.

  • Session 1 provides an overview of Kaizen and Kaizen Leadership, Lean Methods, background, and integration of Lean within the Six Sigma improvement process (DMAIC).
  • Sessions 2 covers Pre-Event Planning, including lessons on team formation and dynamics, as well as keys to successful project execution.
  • Sessions 3 includes lessons on how to develop and apply specific Lean tools and methods to describe the current state of the process under study.
  • Sessions 4 covers tools and techniques to identify root causes of process problems and possible solutions.
  • Sessions 5 offers principles and possible tools for implementing change(s).
  • Sessions 6 concludes the course with lessons on closing out the project and locking in gains.

Each lesson is devoted to one of a variety of helpful learning tools, and includes access to supplemental resources, from an online encyclopedia to a notes tab to support links. The course navigation map affords movement through the course in a linear fashion or by skipping around and exploring topics as needed.

This instructor-supported course is approximately 22 hours long, and you have access to the materials for 365 days.

What Will You Learn

The overall objective of this course is to provide you with the skills and tools to effectively plan and lead a Kaizen event.

The interactive exercises, varied examples, session quizzes and rigorous practice exercises throughout the course will provide you with abundant challenge, testing your knowledge and building your skills.

To successfully complete this course, you must review all of the lessons and complete all of the quiz modules.

Efficient, Informative and Accessible

  • All course content is presented online, in an on-demand format. To begin, you simply log onto the MoreSteam University learning portal.
  • Numerous case studies and examples focus on service and transactional processes, as well as production applications.
  • With a heavy practice orientation, as much as 1/2 of your time will be spent working through interactive practice exercises and online assessments.
  • You have 365 days to complete this course.

Course Outline

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This course has no pre-requisites. Unlike other online providers, we do not require you to take any prerequisite course for this level of training.

Additional information on registering for this course

Note: This course is a collaboration between IISE and MoreSteam.  The course will be delivered via MoreSteam’s innovative online learning platform and IISE members enjoy preferred pricing for this MoreSteam content.  Please allow 1-2 business days to receive your course link from MoreSteam after completing your registration with IISE.


Registration Fee

Member: $715 Non-Member: $750