Professional Development

LeanOhio Boot Camp: Doing Things Simpler, Better, Faster, Less Costly

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LeanOhio Boot Camp is an intensive 4 day training workshop that gets people learning and using Lean methods and tools. The entire program is tailored to the public-sector workplace and public-sector processes. Lean Ohio 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.

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

  • Scope an improvement project

  • Be an effective improvement team member

  • Apply Lean tools and methodologies to make their organization more effective and efficient

  • Improve the quality and consistency of work products

  • Decrease the complexity of processes and eliminate unneeded steps

Participants will receive:

  • LeanOhio Boot Camp Training  Manual

  • LeanOhio Toolkit

  • Certificate of participation

  • Access to the Lean Ohio network


This training is useful for people who work in government in an Ohio city, township, county, school district, or other governmental agency or organization.


The course fee is $1,395 per person. Accepted forms of payment are: credit card, check, or CSU staff development funds.

To register for this workshop use CSU's CampusCE continuing education website. 


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If you have general questions about this workshop please contact Rob Ziol ( For questions about workshop registration and payment contact Nina Antonik (

Cancellation Policy

For those paying by check or credit card, the course fee is nonrefundable, unless a paying replacement is found. There will be a $100.00 processing fee deducted from the refund amount. Requests must be submitted to Nina Antonik ( Cleveland State University reserves the right to cancel the course and refund the course fee in the event that there are an insufficient number of registrants. Payment must be received no later than seven days prior to the training.

Professional Development

The Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs offers a wide range of custom designed courses, workshops, and seminars. See the Professional Development Course Listing for this semester's schedule.