Making state government in Ohio simpler, faster, better, and less costly. .
LeanOhio Boot Camp: Transforming the Public Sector

This intensive week-long training gets people learning and using 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. Included is an in-depth simulation involving a prototypical agency, so participants build their toolkits by way of a 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.

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

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

• Complete a PDCA 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.

Bowling Green State University
Central Ohio Technical College
Cincinnati State Technical and Community College
Cleveland State University
Columbus State Community College
Corporate College at Cuyahoga Community College
Educational Service Center of Lorain County
Kent State University
Miami University 
Muskingum Valley Educational Service Center
Northwest State Community College
Sinclair Community College
University of Akron
LeanOhio Boot Camp
for Public Institutions of Higher Education in Ohio

The Lean Ohio Boot Camp training course is also available for public higher education employees in Ohio. Currently, there are a number of schools that have been providing the training (for a fee) and are established Training Partners with Lean Ohio certified trainers. Public higher education employees can attend the training at one of these established training partner schools.

Or, a public higher education institution interested in providing the LeanOhio Boot Camp to employees can become a Training Partner. The Boot Camp course content and materials are available through a license agreement with your institution at no cost.

a. Materials that will be provided electronically to training partners include an instructor/facilitator manual, a participant manual, powerpoint slide decks, and videos.

b. Your organization's trainers must be certified by LeanOhio.

c. Training partner institutions will be responsible for promoting, scheduling, running the class, and providing LeanOhio with a class roster. Basic promotional info will be provided at along with listing the available training providers, their locations, and contact information, (with appropriate links).

For more information about LeanOhio Boot Camp for Higher Education, contact Sara Molski at the Ohio Department of Higher Education.