Lean Master Development Program

Advance your Lean skills to expert level

What you will learn

As teachers, mentors, project leaders and change agents, Lean Masters play a critical role in driving quantifiable improvements throughout their organizations. There is no option, therefore, but to prepare future Lean Masters in a challenging and rigorous manner so they can perform effectively in their new roles

My experience with this program and my BMGI instructor was incredible. The coursework was great and broad, covering Lean fundamentals to change leadership to how one educates adults. I've learned a tremendous amount and have integrated the concepts, strategies, and tools into my work. I feel very confident that I’ll be soon training and leading competent Lean facilitators who will help my organization realize its potential. I'll be a BMGI fan for life!

Dennis R. Delisle, MHSA, PMP Operational Excellence Manager Jefferson Hospital

The differentiating aspects of this program are its discipline, its personalized attention provided to each candidate by a designated BMGI Lean Master, its flexibility in learning modes (classroom with online support) and its self-paced schedule.


Lean Master candidates begin their course of study and application by getting paired with a BMGI Lean Master who coaches you through every step of the certification process—helping you complete your coursework, pass your exams, run your Kaizen events and write your reports.

Your BMGI Lean Master will also support you as you oversee and mentor Lean facilitators in your organization—working through more complex Lean-related problems and technicalities, coaching you through any people and personality issues and helping you navigate your way through organizational and political dynamics.

With guidance from your Lean Master, you have the freedom to chart your own path, setting timelines and deadlines that work for you. If you have the opportunity to engage in and complete your Kaizen events and mentoring in a shorter period of time, the program will accommodate this, as it will accommodate a more extended time frame.

In any case, your classroom time is reinforced with access to BMGI’s state-of-the-art eLearning system, giving you interactive flash-based tutorials and sample quizzes to test your knowledge on virtually any topic. You can also access templates, tools and case studies as you make the transition from candidate to full-fledged Lean Master.

Course Length

20 days of coursework, or about 160 hours of instruction

Classroom Cost

$ 15,000

Certification Requirements

  • Complete the Lean Master curriculum (four BMGI courses equaling 20 days of coursework).
  • Achieve a 90% or higher grade on BMGI’s Lean exam.
  • Lead and complete three Kaizen events in the workplace.
  • Lead and complete an End-to-End Value Stream Assessment
  • Submit a report that documents each completed Kaizen event.
  • Mentor Lean facilitators as they lead a total of nine Kaizen events.
  • Be recommended for certification by a BMGI Lean Master.

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Appropriate for

Those with basic Lean knowledge and experience who want to advance themselves and improve their organizations.

Course at a Glance

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Lean Leader course or the equivalent is required

Course Length

20 days of coursework, or about 160 hours of instruction



$ 15,000



Course Includes

Access to BMGI’s universe of case studies, tools, templates and eLearning modules to reinforce learning and enhance application


BMGI is an Accredited Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).