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A Strength Based Approach to Lean

Appreciative Inquiry (AI) is a well-established strength-based change approach with a proven track record. This article by a leading AI proponent and lean six sigma expert David Shaked outlines its key tenets and suggests that it can complement traditional lean methods, with the potential to create a more positive and sustainable context for continuous improvement. Note that a new AI resource area has been created in Resources/Lean Library (Related tab)

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New Accreditations & Certifications

28th April 2017

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5th April 2017

Continuing Professional Development for LCS

9th March 2017

New Accreditations & Certifications

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Become LCS Accredited

An organisation's lean training system can become accredited so that learners who complete its training programmes receive Certificates of Lean Competency. The accrediting process ensures the training system is fit for purpose and aligned to the LCS levels, involving an in-depth scrutiny of all its components. An Accredited Certifier of Lean Competency is licenced for 2 years (renewable) to use the system.

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Become LCS Certified

Experienced lean practitioners can become LCS Certified via an Approved Prior Learning and Experience (APLE) route. This is designed for those with a track record of lean implementation and a broad knowledge of lean thinking principles and techniques, but have no formal lean qualifications or recognition of their credentials. Certification can be at LCS levels 2 and 3.

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The LCS Framework

The LCS is a lean qualifications framework used by accredited organisations to support lean training programmes, facilities or academies and by employees and lean practitioners as a vehicle to develop lean thinking knowledge and practical skills. There are seven levels in the framework, grouped into three categories 1) Fundamental, 2) Technical and 3) Strategic, covering the entire spectrum of lean knowledge and practice.

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