Lean Fundamentals - Continuous Improvement Through Effective Problem Solving (C193-180324P-PDD)

March 24, 2018
8:30 AM EDT - 12:30 PM EDT
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Trinity Hall at The Canadian Coptic Centre
1245 Eglinton Avenue West
Mississauga, ON L5V 2M4
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Lean Fundamentals - Continuous Improvement Through Effective Problem Solving


Lean (TPS) has established a reputation of being a robust problem-solving methodology that has helped organizations design, produce and deliver products and services of the highest quality with minimum cost and high employee satisfaction. Though, its origin is in manufacturing, the principles of Lean are universal and applicable in all types of organizational settings including services and government.

Lean is most commonly understood as a problem-solving tool-kit for waste reduction. While tools have an integral role in Lean, there is a deeper set of organizational beliefs and a mindset that distinguishes between a successful and a failed Lean implementation.

Built on the scientific concepts of experimentation (PDCA), Lean is based on the principles of:

•   Everyday work is a series of controlled experiment

•   Process is equally, if not more important than results

•   Goal is overall system improvement, not short-term results

•   Organizational learning is a result of solving problems

Lean enables organizations to develop the capability to build smart solutions to challenging everyday organizational issues through systematically and methodically involving people at all levels within the organization.

Learn how to align purpose, behaviors, systems and principles to enable organizations make problems visible and solve it, instead of being surprised by it. 

This workshop is targeted towards individuals with little or moderate experience in Lean Problem Solving. The workshop will help participants develop an understanding of Lean philosophy and its application for improved organizational performance. The Key learning objectives for the workshop are:

  • Understanding and developing an appreciation for the concept of Lean Thinking
  • Understanding Lean principles and concepts
  • Understanding key leadership and cultural enablers for Lean implementation and strategies for developing them within your organizations
  • How to solve organizational problems and continuously improve performance through employee engagement using lean methodology (structured thinking and application of robust tools)
  • How to sustain and improve lean transformation within your organization

The training:

  • Covers globally recognized standards, principles and practices for Lean implementation
  • Content is comprehensive and well researched.
  • Content will be supported by examples and case studies/group exercise
  • Will provide candidates with learning's, tools and templates that can be applied in their work environments immediately.


Brij Beniwal is a facilitator for process-based transformation with over 10 years of practical experience in the Public (Health & Public Works) and Private (Technology, Telecommunications & Insurance) Sector. He has planned and facilitated many process improvement workshops that have helped organizations improve performance and realize significant tangible benefits. In his current role, Brij is leading major technology and process transformation initiatives that has its foundation in Lean.    

Brij is a strong advocate for process based thinking, Brij also has interest in strategic planning and have designed and facilitated strategic planning workshops at all levels within the organization.

Brij has a reputation of being client focused and delivering results through understanding client programs and services, clear objective setting (strategic and tactical), alignment of expectations, employing effective problem-solving techniques, communication and building rapport and trust.

Brij has MBA from Queens University, Project Management Professional from PMI, ASQ certified Six Sigma Green Belt, PROSCI certified Change Management professional and an ASQ Certified Six Sigma Black Belt (2009-2012).

Date Saturday, March 24, 2018

8:30 A.M. - 9:00 A.M.
9:00 A.M. - 12:30 P.M.

Registration & Breakfast

Location The Trinity Hall at Canadian Coptic Centre, 1245 Eglinton Avenue West, Mississauga. For a map to the location, click here.
Parking  Free
  PMI Lakeshore Member Non-Member/Others
(Pay online by Credit Card only)
$40.00 HST $60.00+HST
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On-line using your Visa, MasterCard or Diners Club card before the registration deadline only. No payment will be accepted at the door. Receipts are issued and e-mailed to you at thetime of payment.

Deadline & Cancellation/Refund Policy

Registration and cancellation deadlines are 8:00 P.M. on Thursday, March 24, 2018.

Continuing the registration process constitutes acceptance of the PMI Lakeshore Ontraio Chapter's Cancellation/Refund Policy.

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Program Number

C193-180324P-PDD (4 PDUs - Leadership, Activity Type: Course or Training for attending this workshop).



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