Just what is ‘Lean Thinking’? Lean thinking is a business approach that helps us find new ways to think about the way we undertake activities and provide services, with the aim of eliminating excess and waste. In a time when budgets have tightened this approach can offer new ways to ease resource stress, whilst still allowing you to reach goals effectively.

  • The history and evolution of Lean.
  • Lean into action.
  • The value of flow.
  • Designing the system from the customer.
  • Understand the system you work in.
  • Identify factors that are preventing flow.
  • Value the importance of de-cluttering.
  • Uncover hidden savings by optimising resources to achieve more.
Who Should Attend

This workshop will be of greatest benefit for those who are trying to do more with less but are running out of tools.

Benefits to You and Your Organisation

This workshop should enable you to see the needless complexity within your system and how to reinvigorate the flow. Your agency/department will benefit through your ability to identify new ways of doing things.

This course is also available in a face-to-face format here.

Learn about our speakers

Scott Way

BDO Industrial & Organisational Psychology (SA) Pty Ltd

Scott is the founder and director of BDO Industrial & Organisational Psychology. He is a registered Organisational Psychologist with over thirty years consulting experience throughout Australia, Asia & New Zealand.

During this time, he assisted over 300 organisations and provided training and development to over 10,000 managers and employees, and over his involvement with IPAA he has supported over 500 workshop participants.

He has previously held senior positions within the automotive and mining industries, as well as the Australian Public Service.

Qualifications & Memberships
• Bachelor of Arts (Psychology)
• Graduate Diploma In Applied Psychology
• Master of Business Administration
• Member of the Australian Psychological Society
• Chartered Member of Australian Human Resources Institute
• Member of the Australian College of Organisational Psychologists
• PBA Approved Supervisor
• Registered Psychologist

Scott is an experienced consultant and is currently involved in organisation enhancement activities in a number of public and private sector organisations. His areas of expertise include;
• Organisation review and development
• Staff, manager and leader development
• Team building
• Strategic & Business Planning
• Targeted Training

Register interest in this training


1 half day
9:00am-12:30pm (8:45am registration)

Competency framework
Middle Manager Core (ASO6-ASO8)

Digital Workbook and Resources

Online via Cisco Webex

Personal Member $260
State Government Employee Member $295
Corporate Member $305
Non-member $325

This course is part of the Emerging Executive Development Series. Register for the full series and save up to 10%.

The Emerging Executive Development Series is comprised of 8 half-day units focused on providing public sector leaders with practical tools to apply in their workplace to enhance performance and productivity. Topics include:

  • Building a Constructive Culture
  • Responding to Turbulence
  • Team Power
  • Doing More with Less
  • Emotional Intelligence and Beyond
  • Understanding Lean Thinking
  • Positive Influencing Skills
  • Adaptive Leadership in the Public Sector

  • “Presenter was engaging and gave good examples and explanations.”


  • “[When I return to work I will] sort through a range of workflows and find time savers.”


  • “[When I return to work I will] put influencing skills to the test to try to effect some process changes to remove inefficiencies.”


  • “[When I return to work I will] Increase discussion with Unit Managers about drip-waste and continuous improvement.”