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Lean Ohio Boot Camp

Lean Boot Camp: Transforming the Public Sector


LeanOhio Boot Camp is an intensive week-long training that teaches Lean methods and tools. The entire program is tailored to the public-sector workplace and public-sector processes. This is practical training aimed at generating results. Participants will be able to use their new knowledge and skills immediately -- to make government simpler, faster, better, and less costly.

The training is filled with government examples and exercises. Included is an in-depth simulation involving a prototypical agency, so participants build their toolkits by way of a real-world situation. It’s perfect for leaders who work in government in an Ohio city, township, county, school district, or other governmental agency or organization.

Course Description:

Lean Boot Camp is an intensive exposure to the hands-on use of Lean methodologies and tools applied to public-sector processes. This full week of training will provide participants with a data-driven methodology to help make transformational changes. Government agency examples will be used for application-based training. For maximum benefit, participants should have support from their organization leadership to attend and be able to apply concepts and tools immediately in their workplace.


Participants will be able to:

  • Develop an improvement project
  • Be an effective improvement team member
  • Apply Lean tools and methodologies to make the organization more effective and efficient
  • Decrease the complexity of processes and eliminate unneeded steps
  • Identify the seven most common causes of waste

All participants will be provided with printed materials the 1st day of the training program. In order to participate in the training program, you must register in advance.

Due to the nature of the training, space is limited. Only the first 24 paid participants will be accepted.

Who Should Attend:
Anyone seeking to learn more about managing process improvement within the public sector.

What is Lean?
Lean refers to a collection of principles and methods that focus on the identification and elimination of non-value added activity (waste) in any process. Lean methods provide an alternative path to navigating tough budget pressures and customer service and responsiveness demands on public agencies.

Utilizing Lean a public sector entity can:

  • Eliminate or drastically reduce backlogs
  • Reduce time to meet customer needs by more than 50%
  • Decrease the complexity of processes and eliminate unneeded process steps
  • Improve the quality and consistency of work products and activities
  • Allocate more staff time to "mission critical" work
  • Improve staff morale


The Local Government Efficiency Program, (LGEP)

Sponsored by the Development Services Agency, in partnership with the Department of Administrative Services' Office of Lean Ohio, LGEP is offering local government the opportunity to learn and apply Lean strategies to innovate, provide better service, and save money. To assist, LGEP is offering scholarships for this training.

For information, please contact:

Jim Kleemeier, PMP
Project Manager, Workforce Development Center
Cincinnati State Technical and Community College
10100 Reading Road
Evendale, OH 45241-3100
513-569-4955 / 513-569-1801 (fax)


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