How to Apply


Ideal Candidates and Selection Criteria

This program is for individuals and teams that are actively working on improvement projects in their local department, unit or service and need to get higher impact and sustainment from the effort. Intact project teams are encouraged to attend.


Participant Expectations/Responsibilities

Lean Training Program emphasizes a set of foundational topics and skills that integrate with and build upon one another. Experiential learning methods, including small group work and simulations during sessions, draw upon theory embedded across the program. As a result, candidates must be able to commit to 100% attendance—which includes on-site presence and engagement for all days of the program. Participants will need to be freed in advance from clinical and administrative responsibilities during all Lean Training sessions.

Participants must submit an online application to be accepted to this course. 



All clinical faculty and staff who meet the requirements above and are employed on the CU Anschutz Medical Campus are eligible for the Lean Training Program.


Please contact Essey Yirdaw at for more information.



Jeff Glasheen, MD
IHQSE Director

Essey Yirdaw, MPH
IHQSE Program Manager


Anschutz Medical Campus
Leprino Building, 9th Floor 
12401 E. 17th Avenue,
Campus Box L-963
Aurora, CO 80045
Phone: (720) 848-5806