Stand out from the crowd. Get Lean Certified with the industry standard.


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Develop practical skills for real world application from our accredited industry experts.


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Create a continuous improvement mindset. Begin your lean journey today.


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Take your organization to the next level. Learn how to increase customer value using Lean management techniques.


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About Us

PropelU offers Process Improvement Courses and Lean Education. We are Western Canada’s first official Lean Bronze Certification Training provider.

Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME), Association for Manufacturing Excellence (AME) and the Shingo Institute allows us to provide industry recognized Lean training and certification.  We offer process improvement education to individuals, teams, and companies at all stages of their Lean Journey.  Our practical training is offered by accredited trainers, which means you will receive applied knowledge to immediately impact your business.  In our applied Lean courses you’ll learn how to optimize operations and increase customer value through Lean Improvement Techniques.

Ready to accelerate your career? Begin your Lean journey today!


Course Topics

Our certified instructors teach real world application of Lean Improvement Techniques.

Introduction to Process Improvement

Get the opportunity to examine one of your own processes with our experienced instructors and learn how to apply lean concepts to improve the workflow at your organization.

Value Stream Mapping

Get the tools to radically transform your business and thinking. Value streams are the blueprints for a any kind of transformation and a necessary step for process review.

Lean Bronze Certification

Lean practitioners are in demand. Be recognized! Achieve the industry-leading Lean Bronze in association with ASQ, SME, AME and the Shingo Institute.

Developing Your Management Toolkit

Learn how to effectively engage your team through the development of key management tools to ensure that your organization’s systems and processes are aligned with your future plan.




Marilouise is excellent – she did a great job engaging the team and challenging people in a non-confrontational way.

Continuous Improvement Workshop, Vancouver Fraser Port Authority

Fantastic instructor – calm, cool, friendly and solution focused! This is the best “Manager Training” course that I have ever taken.

Continuous Improvement Workshop, Vancouver Fraser Port Authority

Today’s course provided more options that could be used at all levels of the organization and provides opportunities for two-way communication.

Continuous Improvement Workshop, Vancouver Fraser Port Authority

I’ve really enjoyed how the review course was put together, and I truly enjoyed how the facilitator involved everyone in studying through various games and exercises!

Diana Lee, Business Optimization Coordinator, Port of Vancouver

I learned about lots of new methods and tools that can be used in both the workplace and beyond. Especially liked the interactive portions and learning to break down KPI measurement.

Jessica Tsai, June 2016 Propel U Course

Great seminar! Very interactive course with practical and useful tools! I found going through the KPIs particularly valuable and would be interested in attending further workshops.

Lynda Lazosky, LKL Research Consulting

I greatly enjoyed the direct application of the course materials and how the instructor gave specific feedback regarding my business. I’m feeling very positive and can’t wait to get back to work now!

Alanna Rogers, Co-Founder, Pacific Design Lab

Propel’s Process Improvement Methodology ensures that organizations are self-sustaining. The team was able to ingrain a culture of continuous improvement at our workplace. Four years later, I was still able to use the techniques Propel showed me to build capacity in our processes and improve the Client Experience.

Melanie Dufour, Client Experience Manager, GroupHEALTH


The Lean Certification Alliance is a partnership among three non-profit partners that sets the standard for operational excellence and an improved workforce. The Partners draw on their collective experience, and the proven practices of thousands of individuals, to provide continuous improvement practitioners in-depth access to the latest lean and continuous improvement thinking and best practices.



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Interested in custom or corporate courses?  Contact us today for a consultation.