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If you could put a value on your Lean Certification, How has the certification helped you? Has it helped you get that promotion? Did it separate you from your competition? Were you able to acquire higher salary? I want to determine all of the ways the certification has helped you. more
Posted by Dean Phillips on Lean Community Jun 15, 2020 6:01 PM EDT

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Dianna Helka
Good morning Lean Community! This TPM Process question was recently posted in the open discussion forum  ...
Dianna Helka Nov '20
Viswanath Ganapathy
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Pat Wardwell
Hey fellow Lean Leaders!   On Sept. 28th you are invited to an AME virtual panel discussion/speed chat on People ...
Pat Wardwell Sep '20
What a great opportunity! 
Pat,  I see the link for the People Development through lean certification in your post, however it does not have ...
Here's the link:   ...
Hi Pat,

I am free onSept 28th after 10:00 AM EDT.
If that works, Iwould be happy to assist by hosting or participating ...
Dave,

The panel team and moderator is set already, but really appreciate the offer.  Hope you are able to attend.   

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Thank you to David Harry for letting me know about this event.  I have been looking to network with the lean ...
Greg,

Just read your other post--sorry, pulled the trigger too fast and now realize you are pursuing bronze!  

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Good afternoon again Pat,

I have been thinking about Point No. 7.  Does it make any sense to "save" project ...
Greg,

Yes, great point, it does!  If you plan to write a Silver portfolio in the future, you should think about all ...
Thanks Pat,
Appreciate your taking Greg under your "Gold" wing (not to be confused with the Honda motorcycle).  ...
Jodi Branton
As I'm finishing up my bronze portfolio, I've been thinking about what being certified means to me. I want to be a ...
Jodi Branton May '20
I have always been fond of the term “Lean Journey“. I think it’s because of the image it conjures up in our minds. 
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I recently received my Bronze certification and it did feel like a validation of what I've learned and applied over ...
Exactly Calvin! and I agree Dean- its is a journey. I truly enjoy hearing others experiences and learning new ways ...
Hi Jodi,
As you know, I'm also working on finishing my Bronze Certification application.  For me certification ...
Justice, I did the Lean Bronze 10 years ago and it really has met my expectations and will meet yours. I'm sure you'll ...
I have recently earned Lean Bronze certification and found the experience rewarding.  I am a long-time ...
I have recently earned Lean Bronze certification and found the experience rewarding.  I am a long-time ...
I am working on my Lean Portfolio as well and am open to any suggestions.
Greg,

What level portfolio are you writing?  I can give you some tips if I know what level you are working toward.

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Thanks for asking Pat.  I am writing for the entry-level Bronze.
Viswanath Ganapathy
Pleased to inform that I am leading Lean implementation in our companies in SEAP (South East Asia Pacific). The ...
I am an American; lived in Asia for 20-years; done Lean Transformation in all those countries except Australia. ...
Hi Raymond,
I'm not the OP, but based on your experience, I'd be interested in your perspective on the following: ...
Hi Justice,

Sustainment is the most difficult part of a transformationwhether by a consultant or internal ...
Couldn't agree more Ray.  Very well put.  In Asean, the culture could work as a catalyst if we can manage to keep the ...
Thank you Raymond Kelly ‍   I appreciate the reminder that the change agent must be a facilitator and teacher, not ...
Raymond Kelly
I'm hosting a free webinar on this topic. Checkout the video invite here: https://youtu.be/GwbfP4_SgO0 or the ...
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Free?!  that's awesome!  I'm sure this is a topic that many business could benefit from; especially those that are ...
Viswanath Ganapathy
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That's great! Certification is definitely worthwhile and shows mastery of Lean at various levels. I recommend ...
Thanks Jodi. Highly appreciate your response. 

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Jeff Fuchs
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Jeff Fuchs Aug '20
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Jodi Branton Jul '20
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