Master Champion in Lean - CChL - 3rd Level


10 Live Webinar sessions


One to one - on request


4450 CHF + VAT (includes exam)


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Master Champion in Lean - CChL - 3rd Level

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The course is delivered in 10 individual Live Webinar sessions, providing the participant all the tools to achieve the prestigious CChL certification, Certified Champion in Lean issued by IIBLC® - International Independent Board for Lean Certification (


The training is divided into:


  1. Theoretical Part that prepares the candidate for the theoretical exam: this part ends with the discussion of a simulated exam before the IIBLC® Champion Exam.


  1. Practical Part dedicated to the project to be presented to the IIBLC® committee to achieve the certification. This phase includes a project setup session followed by two sessions to check the progress of the project.


The aim of the course is to provide the participant the following tools and techniques specific to certain areas (production, administration, logistics, healthcare), to become a Lean Manager of a company or group:

  • provide up-to-date tools and techniques for planning a medium-long term Lean business strategy
  • transfer solid design skills to the management in charge of coordinating and developing the strategy through project networks, focusing on the Lean application
  • provide a practical approach to complex and multisite Lean transformations, based on the study of real business cases
  • provide tools and skills for change management
  • prepare to pass the IIBLC® Lean Champion (CChL) exam


 Advance also offers In-house training programmes upon request in any language.

  • Teaching plan



    The Masters Course includes:

    • a training phase in Live Webinar mode
    • an individual study phase with remote support from instructors
    • a simulation of the classroom exam with discussion of the results

    In addition to learning theoretical concepts, practical exercises are conducted during the course to allow immediate verification and application of Lean concepts covered in the training.


    Teaching is entrusted to a Senior Consultant and certified Champion: this ensures an extremely practical and result-oriented approach for the Masters Course. Teaching is in English.



    A) Strategic Management

    Strategic Planning
    1. Business Strategy 1.1. Environmental Scanning 1.2. Five Forces (Porter) 1.3. SWOT
    2. Operations Strategy
    3. Policy deployment (Hoshin Kanri)
    4. Globalization

    Performance Management
    1. Performance measurement challenges
    2. Integrated performance management
    3. Leading and lagging indicators
    4. Balanced Scorecard
    5. Performance Review

    Basic accounting principles
    1. Dilemmas
    2. Benefits
    3. Pitfalls
    4. Lean accounting system

    Supply Chain Management
    1. Supply Chain Management
    2. Order Fulfilment
    3. Supplier Relationship Management
        > Models for Supplier Strategy
        > Supplier-Partnering Hierarchy
    4. Supply Chain Collaboration
        > VMI
        > CPFR
    5. Customer Relationship Management

    B) Improvement Management
    Processes and Systems
    1. ISO 9001:2008
    2. Baldrige/EFQM
    3. Lean Enterprise Model & Lean Enterprise System Assessment Tool (LAI)
    4. ISO 14001

    Project management

    1. Portfolio & Pipeline Management 
        > Identification, Categorization, Evaluation
        > Selection: Return on Investment, Payback, Net Present Value
        > Prioritization and Balancing
    2. Program Management
        > Benefits Management
        > Program Stakeholder Management
        > Program Governance

    C) Change and sustainability
    1. Know-how and skills to serve as a source of information on Lean
    2. Applying proven principles on motivation, frustration and resistance to change
    3. Understand and recommend appropriate education programs to stimulate Lean
        > Consider most required competencies
        > General approach to establishing a development & training plan
        > Training, development, coaching and counselling programs
        > Selecting persons to provide them, against proven principles and practices
    4. Sound cost-benefit evaluations of Lean programs
    5. Required capacities to analyse organisational climate and culture to develop Lean projects and to keep momentum high
        > Required Climate
        > Culture

    1. Team-Building
        > Applying proven principles on group dynamics when dealing with a group in a LEAN environment
        > Guiding a group in developing a group solution to a given LEAN problem
        > Leading a group to an improved, sustainable team effectiveness and performance
        > Observing development of content and process
        > Optimizing performance of the group
    2. Leading a team
        > Phases to be followed to lead a Lean project
    3. Observing the four stages of a group’s development giving proper guidance in each stage
        > Forming
        > Storming
        > Norming
        > Performing
    4. Skills to lead a team
        > Basic principles to constructively lead group meetings
        > Principles of consensus decision making
        > Dealing with conflicts between team members
        > Acting constructively in conflict situations
    5. Encouraging various teams to obtain synergy in organisation-wide team-building and appropriate actions for optimum performance
        > Intercultural differences
    6. Force-Field analysis
        > How to increase probability to come to a better situation
        > Guiding a process of Force-Field analysis
    7. Guiding a group in using the principles and techniques of problem solving to develop a solution to a given problem
        > Nine steps
    8. Creativity improvement techniques
        > Creativity throughout the whole process
    9. Brainstorming as a vehicle for releasing creativity
    10. Reporting
        > Effective Reports

    1. Leading an organisation to a sustained change
    2. A learning organisation
    3. What should be done at the various levels of the organisation to support Lean projects
    4. Principles of Organisation Development (O.D.) and proven concepts of organisational change
    5. Working on structural and cultural aspects of an organisation
    6. Giving useful advice on supporting ideas for a Lean project
    7. Establishing and monitoring an organisation-wide motivation to Lean
       > Guidelines for mobilising a group to a change-process
       > Guidelines for convincing persons and fellow managers to co-operate

  • Who is the course aimed at


    • Plant Managers
    • Representatives and staff in the areas of Production, Supply Chain, Quality, Purchasing and Organisation in the Industrial and Services sectors;
    • Future Lean transformation team Leaders with Black Belt competence
    • Enterprises wishing to implement Lean, and to train Project Leaders via a structured and up-to-date course
    • Operations Consultants
    • Production and Process Engineers



    Candidates must be IIBLC® Black Belt certified to take the Champion exam.



    The exam includes: 


    1. Theoretical part: the exam is a multiple-choice test with 60 theoretical questions (paper & pencil format) in English. The candidate has 3 hours to complete the exam. A score of 70% is required to pass the exam.  


    2. Practical part: written report demonstrating the candidate's skills on the implementation of a Lean project. The report must be sent directly to IIBLC® within one year from the the theoretical exam and must be countersigned by the management team of the company where the project was implemented. The signature affixed by the management team authorizes the IIBLC® committee, if it wishes, to carry out an audit. The report is evaluated by one or more members of the Content Committee. To pass this last part of the exam, a score of 65% must be achieved.








    REQUIREMENTS Candidates must be Black Belt IIBLC® certified to take the Black Belt examination.
    LOCATION Basel

    On request, the exam can be taken in-house at the Company’s offices.

    Send the registration's request to:

    Within 10 days before the exam, a confirmation email will be sent by Advance which will indicate the time, the address and all the details.

  • Pricing and enrolment



    CHF 4450 CHF + VAT


    The price includes:

    • Teaching
    • Champion examination subscription
    • 2 textbooks, in English
    • Advance Participant's Guide


    The course requires a minimum of 4 participants and a maximum of 8 participants, in order to allow optimal interaction between participants and instructors.

    To enrol, send the registration form with the receipt of the bank transfer or a purchase order to the following Email: