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The Green Belt Lean Certification for Facilities Design© course is created specifically for architects, healthcare facility designers and project owners interested in using Lean to prepare the client organization for new and remodel construction. Focus on engaging staff, deeply understanding the current condition of work in an existing facility and developing a future state will enhance healthcare delivery in a new space. Lean concepts and methods will be practiced to clarify communication between the owner and the facility design team throughout the design/construction project. 

Below are the Lean topics covered in the Green Belt Certification Course:
  ·       Overview of Lean and its many applications to healthcare facility design
·       Recognizing waste in everyday work
·       The power of direct observation
·       Value stream mapping (Current and Future State)
·       Development of a future state plan
·       A3 problem solving
·       Communication between client/provider using Lean methods
·       Other Lean tools and techniques
To facilitate adult learning, the course will include the following teaching methods:
·       Lectures
·       Demonstrations
·       Videos
·       Hands-on practice
·       Simulations
·       Course participation/discussions
·       Individual coaching
Click here to download the agenda for the course.

During the course each participant is expected to identify a Lean project and begin to outline the work that must be done to complete that project using the Green Belt Lean Certification for Facilities Design Workbook.   After the conclusion of the 4-day course, participants have 90 days to complete their Lean project and submit the workbook as documentation of their project. Upon approval of the submission, the participant will be awarded a certificate of competency for  “Green Belt Lean Certification for Facilities Design”.