KAIZEN™ Certification

Kaizen Institute New Zealand offers challenging but rewarding certification programmes for individuals in various Continuous Improvement roles. The main certification programme is classified in two competence levels.

KAIZEN™ Practitioner

The first level exposes participants to a KAIZEN™ operating philosophy and provides them with the basic theory, tools and terminology, enabling them to support their organisation in KAIZEN™ initiatives on a day-to-day basis.

KAIZEN™ Leader

This programme further explains the fundamental theories of the KAIZEN™ methodology and teaches new concepts, techniques and advanced tools of a KAIZEN™ operating system, to foster a waste-free and customer-centric work environment.

How to become a KAIZENer

You will gain:

  • Training and facilitation skills
  • Effective experience on improvement projects
  • Learning through hands-on training projects
  • Gemba expertise
  • Skills to improve team spirit

A successful Continuous Improvement leader will not only demonstrate the ability to lead projects and deliver business results in safety, quality, delivery cost, cash and employee engagement. They will also become “viral agents” within the organisation to spread Continuous Improvement as trainers, coaches and cross-functional KAIZEN™ event leaders. The learning of KAIZEN™ capabilities never ends and Kaizen Institute supports all KAIZENers in devoloping an attitude of life-time KAIZEN™ learning.


"I can highly recommend taking the KAIZEN™ Certification. The application of improvements in the operational business and cultural change can be implemented much faster through a variety of KAIZEN™ techniques."

D. Allonge – H. & J. Brüggen KG, Germany

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