Lean Competency System Re-Accreditation

Lean Competency System and Cardiff University logos

S A Partners are delighted to announce the renewal of the Accreditation with the Cardiff University Lean Competency System for another two years, which means our Training, Assessment and Certification Services will have been endorsed for 8 years. In 2015, ‘Cardiff University broke into the “Golden Triangle” of Oxford, Cambridge and London, and confirmed its place as a world-leading university’.  Source:  Cardiff University Web Site.

Our training courses and consultants are accredited to deliver training from LCS Levels 1a to 2b and formally assess, certify and support candidates across all levels : 1a through to Level 3 – strategic, owing to the formal qualifications and capabilities of our team.

This re-accreditation heralds what continues to be a productive and mutually beneficial collaboration between Cardiff University and S A Partners.  We deploy the LCS framework when working with clients to help them develop and formally recognise the achievements of their internal improvement capability.

Lean Competency System image of the Cardiff university logo and girl holding an Lean Competency Certificate with S A Partners on itThe LCS Framework provides structure and rigour while simultaneously being flexible enough to accommodate a diverse range of organisations. S A Partners look forward to a continuing relationship, deploying LCS in some of their high profile clients and exploring other areas of cooperation and joint development.

S A Partners are currently working on Training & Coaching Programmes with a number of high profile companies in sectors including Aerospace & Defence, Utilities, Financial Services, Life Sciences and Food & Drink.

Assessment and formal Certification to the Cardiff University standard are carried out by Dr. Toni Whitehead and Dr. Donna Samuel. Toni recently published a short white paper on Hoshin Kanri, while Donna published a white paper on 25 years of Lean Publication.

Our Lean Academy  programmes develop internal capabilities within clients using an experiential learning-by-doing (LBD) approach, to help them sustain Lean and continuous Improvement (CI) programmes themselves.

Donna and Toni are accredited to carry out to mentor and/or complete formal portfolio assessments against LCS Levels 1a (Lean Awareness) to 3 (Strategic). If you’d like to know more, contact Dr Donna Samuel or Dr Toni Whitehead.