Lean Construction Education Program (2nd edition)

Lean Construction is driven to minimize costs and maximize value on each project completed, challenging all stakeholders to develop and apply better ways to manage the overall construction process. 

The updated AGC Edge Lean Construction Education Program engages students with numerous activities and group discussions designed to apply Lean Construction principles and practices. Key course activities include the Parade of Trades exercise where participants will learn the effects of varying and unreliable workflow versus smooth and reliable workflow. Students will also learn and practice the Last Planner® System in a simulation that teaches students to engage in a way that produces predictable workflow and rapid learning.

After participants complete all five units in the program, they become eligible to sit for an exam to earn the Certificate of Management – Lean Construction (CM-Lean).

Who Should Take This Course

Construction operations staff from general contractors, specialty contractors, construction managers and trade partners at all levels from chief operating officer to project engineer and foreman.

Schedule of Classes

Unit 1 – Introduction to Lean Construction (6-hour)
Unit 2 – Process and Production Basics (6-hour)
Unit 3 – Project Production Systems (6-hour)
Unit 4 – Lean Thinking in Field Production, Last Planner® System (6-hour)
Unit 5 – Lean Thinking Outside of Field Production (6-hour)
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Courses are delivered via the Zoom platform; a webcam and mic are required for participation.
Registration cost does not includes the eTextbook*.
*eTextbook: Please click here.


Unit 1 - 5 (full program) Feb. 28 - May 1, 2024
Unit 1 Feb. 28 & Mar. 6, 2024
Unit 2 Mar. 13 & 20, 2024
Unit 3 Mar. 27 & Apr. 3, 2024
Unit 4 Apr. 10 & 17, 2024
Unit 5 Apr. 24 & May 1, 2024
Wed. 1pm - 4pm ET
Zoom Meeting
Tom Stephenson MBA, PMP, CM Lean
TCA member:

Unit 1 $500 + HST
Unit 2 $500 + HST*
Unit 3 $500 + HST*
Unit 4 $500 + HST*
Unit 5 $500 + HST*
Full program $2100 + HST*
*eBooks NOT included

Unit 1 $550 + HST*
Unit 2 $550 + HST*
Unit 3 $550 + HST*
Unit 4 $550 + HST*
Unit 5 $550 + HST*
Full program $2300 + HST
*eBooks NOT included
INSTRUCTOR: Tom Stephenson MBA, PMP, CM Lean

Tom Stephenson is an award-winning professor and best-selling author. His diverse teaching disciplines include construction project management, business management, architecture, carpentry, and brick and stone masonry. As a dual-professional, Tom is called upon by industry leaders to translate knowledge, reinvigorate corporate culture, and inspire innovation in emerging and established companies across Canada.