The Lean Learning Center has proudly awarded six training seats to students from Oakland University to help further their practical experience working with the concepts and practices of Lean thinking.

The Lean Learning Center generously awarded Oakland University’s Pawley Lean Institute with six training seats to their foundational learning program, The Lean Experience®®, on an annual basis for a period of three years, representing a gift value of $45K to the university. These seats are available to students of the School of Business (SBA), School of Engineering and Computer Science (SECS) and School of Education and Human Services (SEHS). Participation in the class provides students with the unique opportunity to advance their lean knowledge and skills. Completion of the course provides students with an additional lean credential to provide them with a competitive advantage as they seek employment in the workplace.

“The Lean Learning Center is extremely pleased to make this advanced training possible for Oakland University students on a cost-free basis. We are committed to helping -students gain practical experience working with lean principles and also provide them with a unique opportunity to collaborate with organizations who are pursuing the lean journey,” shares Bill Artzberger, Partner, Lean Learning Center.

The Pawley Lean Institute at Oakland University was started by co-founder of the Lean Learning Center, Dennis Pawley to institute Lean thinking at Oakland University and provide students with the opportunity to integrate a lean specialization as part of their formal degree plan. The program works with students, schools, nonprofits, government, and industry participants to create leaders and learners in the university, public and private sectors, and community. Since its inception, The Lean Learning Center has developed a strong partnership with the Pawley Lean Institute and plans to continue collaborative efforts into the future.

About Lean Learning Center

The Lean Learning Center was founded in 2001 to address the gaps and barriers that are holding back companies from successful and sustainable lean transformation. In addition to the advanced curriculum, the Center has developed a learning environment designed specifically for adult learning utilizing techniques that include discovery simulations, case studies, personal planning, and reflection – ultimately engaging people at all levels of the organization at a deep and personal level to increase learning retention and success back on the job. We instill lean skills and knowledge in creativeways across all industries and all positions ranging from front-line employees to supervisors to executives.

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