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Leading Lean

Leadership Academy

Learn techniques to improve productivity

What to expect during the programme

Techniques to improve productivity are never a 'once and done' activity, continuous improvement is an ongoing activity. However retaining energy, ideas and a fresh perspective on our work and productivity is sometimes a challenge. This practical workshop introduces Lean philosophy, processes and practices and can be applied to continuous improvement in any work environment. This programme can be taken as a standalone workshop and it is also part of the NZIML Team Leader Series.


  • Explore Lean philosophy and core principles
  • Understanding the 5's
  • Apply Lean tools and techniques for enhanced productivity and continuous improvement
  • Lean approaches to empower people for change
  • So what if I don't do it? Calculate the Cost of Poor Quality
  • Lean applications in a variety of workplace environments, manufacturing, service industry, NGO's not for profit
  • Pitfalls and problems when implementing Lean and how to avoid them
  • Explore progressive levels of implementing Lean, from the individual, to team and organisational processes
  • Develop your next steps to implement this framework

Discovering if the programme is right for you

As a leader you understand and value improving productivity, and seek flexible and agile ways of making the changes you need. You are looking for a process and practices that will open your eyes to new ways of looking at old routines in your business; to refresh and energise productive work and support the creativity and input of others in your work team. Attend this programme as a separate one day injection of activities and ideas focussed on improving productivity or add this to your Team Leader qualification.


NZIML programmes are led by facilitators who bring a wealth of practical expertise in the field and a deep understanding of how adults learn in the training room and in the workplace.


The programme was a real eye-opener for me and made me challenge so much about how I approach my work. - December 2019

This was an excellent course/workshop, the small group made it very easy to engage and have a Q&A style course that canvassed the issues and challenges in some depth - September 2020

This programme is registered with the Management Capability Development Voucher Fund

This programme is registered with the Management Capability Development Voucher Fund. Find out more by visiting


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