LeanOhio Boot Camp: Transforming the Public Sector

  • Intended for: Public-sector employees
  • Length: 4 days
  • Prerequisites: none

This intensive training gets people learning and using Lean methods and tools. The program is tailored to the public-sector workplace and public-sector processes. This is practical training aimed at generating results. Included is an in-depth simulation involving a prototypical agency, so participants build their toolkits by way of real-world, hands-on activities. Participants will be able to use their new knowledge and skills immediately – to make public organizations simpler, faster, better, and less costly.


When LeanOhio Boot Camp participants complete their week of training, they are newly equipped to:

  • Select and complete a process improvement project
  • Make invisible processes visible so they can be dramatically simplified
  • Be an effective improvement team member
  • Identify the leading causes of waste
  • Decrease the complexity of processes and eliminate unneeded steps
  • Develop requirements for an efficient process before implementing IT solutions
  • Create a dashboard of visual data to easily measure progress


Training topics include:

  • PDCA and A3 method for improvement
  • Project selection and scoping
  • SIPOC and Process mapping
  • Waste
  • Data collection and display
  • Standard work
  • Batching
  • 5S
  • Poka-yoke
  • Team dynamics
  • Visual management
  • Change management
  • Understanding your customers
  • Additional tools 


LeanOhio Boot Camp was designed by a public-sector team of Lean Six Sigma Black Belts with years of experience in government. Team members have planned, led, and facilitated hundreds of Lean events, including major Kaizen events that have saved millions of dollars.

Summary table of recent local projects

Detailed information about select projects

• See below for a map of workshop providers

LeanOhio Boot Camp for Local Government in Ohio

The Lean Ohio Boot Camp training course is offered to local government employees through a number of colleges and universities around the state for a fee. Please contact one of these institutions for more information.

Clark State University
Lesli Beavers

Cleveland State University
Robert J. Ziol

Cuyahoga Community College
Samantha Kaplan

Kent State University
Amy Lane

Miami University
Rosanne Gully

Muskingum Valley Educational Service Center
Brad Hollingsworth
740-452-4518 ext. 148

The Partnership for Excellence
Margot Hoffman

  Making state government in Ohio simpler, faster, better, and less costly. .