Our Expert Mentoring Programme is suitable for selected Senior Leaders / Executive members, as well as Heads of / Directors of Improvement, looking at gaining formal recognition for decades of improvement work and be seen as strategic Lean leaders.


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Formal Recognition For Decades Of Improvement Work.

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Being Seen As A Strategic Lean Leader.

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Organisations Will Gain Senior Leaders Who Are Strategic Thinkers When It Comes To Lean, Driving Them To The Next Level.


Unlike the other LCS Levels, our Level 3 mentoring programme doesn’t include any formal training. Individuals are coached through the qualification (typically over a 12-month period) by one of our senior experts.

Delegates will enrol in either 3a or 3b. The difference between 3a and 3b lies in the scale, level of
responsibility and scope of experience.



Delegates must have been successfully accredited at full Lean Competency System Level 2 OR be able to
demonstrate an equivalent professional experience level.

Entry requirements at Level 3a or 3b will be assessed by Reinvigoration.

Unlike at the other LCS levels, all applicants have to be formally accepted onto the programme by the LCS, the first stage of which is completing an application form.

Once accepted, delegates are coached for up to 20 hours through the certification process
over an agreed period of time (typically over a 12-month period) by one of our senior experts.


  • Strategy development and policy deployment techniques
  • Design and deployment of effective and relevant performance measures
  • Leadership skills for effective Lean transformation (e.g. change management, communication, coaching, mentoring, motivating, etc)
  • Supply chain management
  • Advanced Lean systems knowledge
    and techniques
  • Sustainable change and
    continuous improvement
  • Project direction, implementation
    and control
  • Complementary philosophies, approaches and thinkers
  • High level knowledge and mature understanding of Lean philosophy, techniques and approaches and associated schools of thought
  • Knowledge of the strategic and management dimensions of
    Lean implementation
  • Ability to implement and manage a Lean strategy at an organisation or extended enterprise level
  • Wide implementation experience in several organisational contexts over a period of at least 15 years
  • Advanced and widely practised leadership and change management competencies


LCS - Lean Competency System Accreditation - Reinvigoration

This course is aligned to Cardiff University’s Lean Competency System (LCS) at level 3.

The LCS was created by Cardiff University’s Lean Enterprise Research Centre and has set the standards for high quality Lean education for over a decade. It remains the leading academically recognised Lean qualification worldwide.

The LCS Framework has three categories and seven levels of competency covering the entire spectrum of Lean knowledge and applications; with each level focussing on a specific set of competencies. Reinvigoration is one of only a few that provides training at all levels. Please view the below LCS Roadmap for an overview of Reinvigoration’s LCS Development Path, including pre-requisites, benefits and duration for each course.


To achieve accreditation at Level 3, delegates will be required to;

  • Submit 3 case studies of 2,500 words each demonstrating their advanced/strategic Lean knowledge
  • Submit a 4,000-word essay that allows them to articulate how Lean can/should evolve and determine how forward-thinking they are.
  • Present to an LCS panel comprising of 3-5 Lean experts to convince them of their credentials as a senior Lean
    leader and innovative thinker.

Delegates will benefit from the support of a Reinvigoration senior coach for up to 20 hours.



£4,950 +VAT per delegate, including accreditation.
Please get in touch with us to discuss your requirements.


Completing the LCS Level 3 Expert Mentoring Programme has led me to become more effective in my role as a Lean leader. The Team at Reinvigoration have been great; I have no hesitation at recommending them. They were approachable and supportive, and provided me with challenge and debate at the right time to really make sure I get the best out of my accreditation.

Reinvigoration Ltd
Bruce McCrea
Founder and Director - Leanology


Would you like to discuss your specific requirements and find out more about our solutions?
Contact our LCS expert, Chris Dando.

Chris Dando - Reinvigoration

Chris Dando


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