Learning Series

What is the Ever-So-Lean Learning Series?

Welcome to the Ever-So-Lean Learning Series, attentively crafted with the learner experience at its core to redefine continuous improvement education. As the Host of the Ever-So-Lean Podcast, Matt’s had the pleasure of exploring profound insights with some of the world’s most respected experts in continuous improvement methods and leadership methods. Drawing from these experiences and over two decades of hands-on expertise in continuous improvement and senior leadership roles across diverse global organisations, Matt’s meticulously curated this learning journey to transcend industry boundaries, previous expertise, and job levels.

The Ever-So-Lean Learning Series isn’t just a learning experience; it’s a catalyst for personal and organisational transformation. Whether through in person interactive workshops, or though engaging self-guided e-learning, each module is designed to equip you with new skills and ignite a fervent passion for continuous improvement. As you embark on this journey, you’ll find yourself immersed in a network of knowledge, cultivated through years of hands-on experience and engaging with luminaries in the field.

Matt’s aspiration is clear: to empower you with the tools, insights, inspiration and confidence needed to propel yourself and your organisation towards excellence. So, dive in, embrace the learning experience, and let the Ever-So-Lean Learning Series be your guide on the path to leadership excellence and continuous improvement mastery!

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Corporate Training • Personal Professional Development • Further & Adult Educational Institutions  • Industry Conferences and Workshops • Government and Public Sector • Team Building • Non-Profit Organisations • Entrepreneurial Ecosystems • Consulting Firms • Trade Associations and Industry Groups • Human Resources and Training Departments • Technology Companies • Financial Services • Supply Chain and Logistics • Retail and Consumer Goods • Energy and Utilities • Healthcare Providers • Agriculture and Food Processing • Construction and Engineering • Government Training Programs


The Ever-So-Lean Learning Series is an exciting development opportunity, made to empower you and your teams with essential skills and knowledge to make impactful changes in your business. Each lesson is personally developed by internationally renowned leadership and continuous improvement coach, Matt Sims, and our curriculum is designed to provide learning content that’s relevant, understandable and desirable in all industries. Visuals, video and worked examples break down complexity into simple and understandable terms.

Our mission? To equip you with the foundational knowledge and advanced techniques that modern organisations rely on to drive innovation and achieve operational excellence. From mastering sophisticated problem-solving strategies to cultivating effective leadership behaviours and fostering a culture of continuous improvement, our self-paced e-learning modules offer a comprehensive and immersive learning experience, but in a non traditional, engaging and relatable approach. Each lesson features clear instructions, interactive activities, and challenging quizzes, allowing learners to progress confidently and at their own pace.

The Ever-So-Lean Learning Series not only prepares participants for career advancement by developing critical workplace skills but also promotes strategic thinking, collaboration, and a relentless pursuit of improvement. 

Dive into topics beyond conventional training programs and ignite your professional development with the Ever-So-Lean Learning Series—where curiosity is encouraged, innovation thrives, and professionals are inspired to reach their highest potential. Join us in this transformative journey and take the next step towards achieving excellence in your career.

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Beginner - Intermediate

Continuous Improvement Foundational

This entry-level course is tailored for those eager to begin their journey in Continuous Improvement. Through twenty intuitive lessons, you will explore essential concepts such as the core Lean principles, problem-solving methodologies like PDCA and DMAIC, and practical tools such...


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Intermediate - Advanced

Continuous Improvement Intermediate

Elevate your skills with our Intermediate Continuous Improvement course. Tailored for those with foundational knowledge in CI/Lean principles, this program equips you to confidently lead Kaizen Events and DMAIC/PDCA initiatives. You'll gain practical expertise in optimising process flows, implementing Visual...

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Continuous Improvement Advanced

Master advanced Lean methodologies with our most comprehensive program, designed for seasoned practitioners. Expand your toolkit and become proficient in Change Management. Lead Kaizen events and optimise processes with precision. Mentor teams to drive sustainable improvement through enhanced process flows,...

Ever-So-Lean Workshops

Our workshops prioritise hands-on learning, emphasising the acquisition of new skills through practical application, and a FUN!

We recognise and accommodate diverse learning styles and difficulties, ensuring that every participant feels engaged and supported. We believe that by making meaningful connections between theoretical concepts and real-world scenarios, we create an environment where learning becomes not just a necessary process, but an engaging and enjoyable experience that resonates with each participants unique way of understanding and absorbing information.

Engage | Empower | Inspire

Lean Thinking: 5S

2 Hour Session

Engage in hands-on exercises using LEGO and gamification to identify common wastes and apply Lean strategies to tackle them. This workshop covers Sort, Set, Shine, Standardise & Sustain, emphasising teamwork and problem solving to achieve the end goal.

Lean Thinking: Standard Work

2 Hour Session

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Lean Thinking: Flow Control

2 Hour Session

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Collaborative Working

2 Hour Session

This workshop focuses on collaborative working to achieve goals. Through practical methods, participants are provided basic materials and challenged to transport a marble. This hands-on experience fosters creativity, teamwork, strategic planning and problem-solving.

Lean Thinking: Problem Solving

4 Hour Session

Practical problem-solving with our Egg Drop Challenge workshop. Explore key Lean tools such as fishbone diagrams for root cause analysis, 5 Whys for problem identification, and brainstorming to find innovative solutions. Develop new problem-solving skills in this engaging session!

Public Speaking

2 Hour Session

This workshop is designed to cover public speaking fundamentals and develop confidence in addressing audiences. Learn methods to engage the audience and refine delivery. Empowering you with best practice to express yourself clearly and confidently.

Leadership: Decision Making

2 Hour Session

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Effective Communication

2 Hour Session

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Leadership: Conflict Management

2 Hour Session

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Affiliate Learning

Improvement Kata and Coaching Kata, structured routines for continuous improvement and skill development based on Toyota's management practices. These routines help organizations achieve systematic, sustainable improvements and foster a culture of adaptiveness and problem-solving.
The Online Improvement Kata & Coaching Kata Basics Course

The Online Improvement Kata & Coaching Kata Basics Course is a dynamic, self-paced, interactive program consisting of 11 comprehensive modules. Created by the award-winning author, professor, and lean specialist Dr. Jeffrey K. Liker, this course meticulously outlines the steps and practice routines of the Improvement Kata and Coaching Kata. Designed as a foundational step, it aims to cultivate the practice of scientific thinking through the Improvement Kata and Coaching Kata, all while being sized and priced to facilitate accessibility and early adoption.

This course is ideal for anyone interested in adopting a practical, everyday form of scientific thinking to achieve their specific goals. Whether you're a professional seeking to enhance your team's problem-solving abilities or an individual eager to improve your personal or professional projects, this course offers valuable insights.

Embark on this learning journey to master the Improvement Kata and Coaching Kata, and equip yourself with the tools to foster a culture of continuous improvement and scientific thinking within your organisation.


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