Developing the problem-solving & process improvement capabilities of your workforce

“Lean over Lunch”

• A Powerful Way to Provide Lean Development Training
• Low Cost, Minimal Time Away from Work
• Maximum Positive Impact on Skills and Morale

What is a Lean over Lunch?

It is a 90-120 minute, interactive, learning-filled professional development workshop on a single lean topic, delivered on-site at your organization, to groups ranging from 5 up to 25.

Who is the Target Audience for a Lean over Lunch Program?

Most topics are appropriate for individual contributors, supervisors, managers and leaders. 

What are the Benefits and Advantages of Lean over Lunch Programs?

In today’s overwhelmed work place, it can be difficult to get workers, managers, and/or staff away for even half a day, much less one or two day seminars. Further, budgets are tight and achieving a great return on your investment (ROI) in training is even more important than ever. Hence the Lean over Lunch format is highly effective because:

  • They are short impactful programs, designed to minimize time away from work
  • They focus on a single subject, with emphasis on skill development and practical tools
  • Sessions can be held for 5 up to 25 participants, different departments and groups can be combined to break down organizational “silos” and leverage cross-functional learning
  • The programs are conveniently held on your site over the lunch period
  • The short format lends itself to a monthly or quarterly series, maintaining the learning momentum, encouraging new habits, and ensuring skills stay sharp

What topics are covered in a Lean over Lunch?

  • Introduction to Lean
  • 5S Workplace Organization
  • Value Stream Mapping
  • Standard Work
  • Cell Design
  • Kaizen
  • Total Productive Maintenance
  • Setup Reduction
  • A3 Problem Solving
  • Plan-Do-Check-Act
  • Time Management

To sign up today, please contact Chris Chapman at (585) 406-7804 or


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