LEAN LEADERSHIP - KTH LEANCENTRUM

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  • DURATION
    19 WEEKS
  • SUBJECT AREA
    Management
  • COURSE LEVEL
    Other
  • CREDITS
    0.0 HP
  • INSTITUTION
    KTH
  • STUDY TYPE
    On-Campus
  • START DATE
    2023-09-13
  • END DATE
    2024-01-18

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course is taught in Swedish.

The course alternates theory and practical exercises, based on the lecturers' experiences and the latest international research on lean, leadership and lean/agile leadership. A lot of focus is put on creating space for training and own reflection on these issues.

Are you ready for the leadership of the future? How can you as a leader develop your ability to lead change and sustainable development? Leadership is crucial for an organisation's lean journey. What distinguishes lean leadership from other leadership?

The course is based on four main themes:

  1. Developing and clarifying your operational leadership
  2. Coaching and developing employees
  3. Leading organisational change
  4. Working with vision and goals for long-term development

Course objectives

On completion of the mission training you should be able to:

  • discuss and reason about models of Lean leadership related to leadership conditions and sustainability and how this affects your own leadership,
  • analyse and evaluate where your own business/department is from a lean leadership perspective,
  • explain the methods applied in lean leadership, suggest those that are appropriate for your own business/department's improvement work and use them,
  • formulate a vision based on lean principles and concretise it in an action plan for the business.

Course outline

The course consists of 10 days, spread over 5 sessions. These include lectures, seminars, group discussions, study visits and practical exercises, including analysis of both your own leadership and your own business.

You will receive homework assignments between the course sessions in order to deepen your knowledge of lean leadership. The assignments are based on your own and your organisation's work with leadership development.

The course is conducted by KTH Leancentrum in Södertälje. The lecturers are researchers and practitioners from e.g. AstraZeneca, KTH, N4 and Saab Aeronautics.

You will learn among other things:

  • Lean, leadership and lean management
  • How an organization can work to implement lean in a sustainable way
  • Leadership and lean in relation to impacts, such as quality and health
  • Leadership conditions

Target group

People in management positions (managers and improvement leaders), in both the private and public sectors, who have started their lean work. Participants are expected to have a basic knowledge of lean and should be experienced in the role of a leader.

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