LCI Immersive Education Program

What is the LCI Immersive Education Program?
Developed as a personalized path for Lean design and construction practitioner learning, the LCI Immersive Education Program offers training in the form of blended learning opportunities to allow learners to choose a method that works best for them. The program was developed to transform and engage the industry’s workforce with practical Lean implementation. Resources come in the form of: eLearning courses, in-person courses, the LCI Instructor program, publications and the LCI Corporate Member Center.

NEW: Self-paced Lean eLearning Courses

Get unlimited access to LCI’s eLearning program with the new enterprise-level discount program available for corporate members! Train more for less with LCI’s personalized eLearning. Email [email protected] for more information.

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“I started this year with LCI’s “Introduction to the Last Planner System®️” eLearning course to sharpen my LPS®️ facilitation skills. Investing 90 minutes immediately paid back with new insights into practical applications of Last Planner. One key takeaway was a deeper understanding of the current planning challenges in project delivery. The course shifted my perspective and I now have a better framework to engage teams that are new to LPS®️. I recommend any project leader, planner, or scheduler invest their time in this course to improve project delivery from design to occupancy.”

Felipe Engineer-Manriquez, Director, Lean, McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.


In-person courses available

LCI instructor-led education courses currently available for you and your organization:

  • Introduction to Lean Project Delivery
  • Introduction to Last Planner System®
  • Introduction to Last Planner System® in Design
  • Mindset of an Effective Big Room
  • Lean in the Design Phase
  • Target Value Delivery
  • Conducting Gemba Walks
  • Business Case for Lean Project Delivery

If you would like to offer an LCI education course at your work place, contact Ilene Goldberg, [email protected], for more information.

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LCI Instructor Program information

LCI Instructor Program information and application
Only LCI Instructors can deliver LCI education courses and webinars to ensure that the quality and Conditions of Satisfaction (CoS) for education are met. The LCI Instructors Program creates a network of LCI corporate members using their expertise to support and continuously improve LCI’s education offerings.

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Note: Any use of materials from LCI courses must provide appropriate credit to Lean Construction Institute and honor all trademarks (Last Planner System® and LPS®).

LCI Publications available

LCI Immersive Education Program also includes these publications:

  • Transforming Design and Construction: A Framework for Change
  • Target Value Delivery: Practitioner Guidebook for Implementation – Current State 2016
  • Target Value Design: Introduction, Framework & Current Benchmark
  • Don’t Conform, Transform!

Sheila Ruder, HKS Architects, explains
Respect for People as part of a
12-video series based on chapters from
"Transforming Design and Construction."

Watch the series of 12 videos focusing on key chapters in our best-selling book, "Transforming Design and Construction: A Framework for Change."

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Note: LCI is only able to ship to US addresses; no international shipping is available. A Kindle version download of "Transforming Design and Construction: A Framework for Change" is available.

LCI Corporate Member Center

Skiles Group working with trade partners
to pull plan for production.

LCI corporate members have an all-access pass to virtual resources in the LCI Corporate Member Center as well as in-person opportunities at national and regional events that will build the foundation for a sustainable competitive advantage.

  • Use the Last Planner System® Standard Work documents with your team members.
  • Reference the UHS Lean Project Delivery Guide during your project challenges.
  • Gain practitioner insight from more than 40 white papers and case studies written to spark experimentation.
  • Access a PDF of “Transforming Design and Construction: A Framework for Change” encourage discussion among your project team.

If you want access to these resources and more but are not an LCI corporate member, please contact Ilene Goldberg, [email protected], to join today.

Go to the LCI Corporate Member Center!

Lean Glossary

Lean terms can be difficult to remember at first, but practitioners can download or bookmark the Lean Glossary to make referencing unknown Lean lingo easy.

Go to the Lean Glossary!

LCI Learning Videos

To enhance your learning, LCI created Lean Learning Videos designed with the goal of imparting information from LCI’s flagship publication, Transforming Design and Construction: a Framework for Change.  Please use the videos for yourself and your teams to support learning.  They are perfect for Lunch & Learn type of viewing and discussion for teams.

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LCI Recorded Presentations
Lean Construction Simulations

Simulations demonstrate Lean principles in action:

  • Demonstrating Lean concepts is one of the main reasons to
    use a simulation as a teaching tool. During a Lean workshop, the key material can be taught, and then illustrated with a simulation.
  • Simulations drive home the core Lean teaching and get people thinking about their own processes.
  • By involving the participants, you'll pique their interest. You will force them to get involved in the material. They become active, rather than passive listeners. People learn by doing.

Simulations are perfect team building activities:

  • Training sessions done at your workplace will typically involve people of different departments and management levels.
  • These workshops are excellent opportunities to foster team building.

Simulations are small and flexible:

  • Design and Construction processes are large and complex. Providing real-world improvement solutions within the current business is difficult within a one or two-day training session. If it was that easy, you would have done it!
  • Simulations are small and compact. They fit into a room. They can be performed in a quiet training room environment, rather than a noisy shop floor. They don't interrupt normal business. They are short. They are expandable.

Test real processes with simulations first!