Kaizen Facilitator Training

Kaizen events are the vehicle to implementing lean tools and concepts. Kaizen events are well-scoped, focused improvement efforts that utilize a team-based approach to eliminating wastes. The Kaizen Facilitator Training course is designed to teach a standard kaizen process that can be used for implementing lean tools, such as quick changeover, 5 S, cellular/layout and TPM.

Printable Version


  • Overview of kaizen
  • Preparing for a kaizen event
  • Standard process for a 3-5 day kaizen event
    • Training
    • Observe current process
    • List wastes
    • Set goals
    • Brainstorm countermeasures
    • Try-storm improvements
    • Restart line and measures results
    • Standardize improvements
    • Develop report
    • Present results
    • Follow-through actions
  • Forms and tools for quickly collecting and analyzing data
  • Preparing a final report for management
  • Estimating the impact of the event


The workshop focuses on training participants to be able to facilitate kaizen events. Attendees will participate and take part in leading a simulated kaizen event applying the standardized kaizen process from the lecture. Simulation activities include observing and measuring a current process, brainstorming wastes, making and documenting improvements and preparing and presenting results to management.

Lean Enterprise Certificate Series and a Kaizen event

Course Length:
8 hours

Class Size:
6-12 participants

$6000 to purchase an entire class for your company
$349 per person for open enrollment

Training held at UAH will also be charged $20 per person/per day for consumables.

Photo-Video Notice:  UAH – ATN staff may attend open-enrollment training session(s) to take photos or record video for marketing-promotional use.  Instructors will notify training attendees before photos or video are taken if they wish to decline participation.

For questions about accessibility or to request accommodations during the workshop, please contact us at Customer Service or 256.824.5326. Two weeks advance notice will allow us to provide seamless access.