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Online Lean Healthcare

Green Belt Program


Study Online – 13 weeks

Program Fees

$2,400 + tax

This program is aimed at health professionals such as Quality Improvement Specialists, Operations Managers, Medical Directors, Nurse Practitioners and Physicians from organizations across the health sector including hospitals, health authorities, mental health and addictions, youth services, long term care, public and community health.

The Lean Healthcare Green Belt program is made up of four learning blocks each containing a series of courses. One-on-one online mentoring support is provided for participants throughout the program and assessment is based on completing a multiple-choice exam online (50%) and submission of a work-based improvement project (50%).

Introducing Lean

  • Introduction to Lean
  • Lean principles
  • Applying Lean in healthcare
  • Identifying wastes

Understanding & Practicing Lean

  • Lean healthcare tools and practices
  • The Kaizen approach to healthcare
  • PDSA and A3 thinking in Lean healthcare
  • Problem solving in Lean healthcare

Planning for Breakthrough Improvements

  • Planning for and initiating a Lean Activity
  • Managing change in Lean implementation
  • Demand, data collection, and analysis
  • Value stream mapping in healthcare

Implementing & Sustaining Improvements

  • Leading a Kaizen event in healthcare
  • Leading a 6S initiative in healthcare
  • Improving healthcare process capacity and flow
  • Reducing healthcare variation and improving quality
  • Lean and Six Sigma in healthcare
  • Sustaining and controlling improvements

A certified Lean Healthcare Black Belt, Chris has extensive experience training and facilitating teams and projects across the health sector. He has been able to utilize his training in varied methodologies to complete numerous improvement projects using Lean, Six Sigma and Shainin. Chris has successfully executed a significant number of projects in healthcare using the Lean methodology – within areas that include discharge planning; clinical documentation; standardization; pharmacy dispensary; centralized scheduling and transfer of care. Clients and partners include Northern Health; Extendicare; Central Health and Advocate Aurora Health.

Book your online Lean Healthcare Green Belt Program and get your Green Belt for $2,400 + tax.

All prices are exclusive of tax.

Develop the capability to facilitate health service improvements.

Through this program, you will develop a solid understanding of Lean and how it is applied across a variety of health settings. In addition to understanding the core Lean concepts, tools and practices, you will gain the capability and skills to facilitate real health service improvement initiatives within your organization.

Expect to drive real change and transformation across your organization. This program is accredited and validated against stringent external standards.

Black Belt, Yellow Belt, White Belt programs also available.

Why Choose Us?

Over 10,000 health professionals from major organizations such as Toronto Public Health and Vancouver Coastal Health have successfully completed our Lean Healthcare Belt Programs.

Have a Question? Get in touch.

Get in touch with John to discuss any queries about the course or to enrol and arrange payment.

Phone: (416)-637-5074


“We have been thrilled with Leading Edge Group and the Green Belt program as it allows our busy professionals to work independently and fit around their busy schedules. The program mentor is available for feedback and suggestions to ensure the success of our team members. The projects developed by our participants have had a positive impact on the care of our residents and services being provided. I would highly recommend this opportunity to other businesses looking to build capacity amongst their leaders and team members!”


Tracey Mulcahy, Director of Operations, Extendicare.

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