Our Partners

University College Cork

The Leading Edge Group partnered with University College Cork (UCC) in 2004 to develop market-responsive academically accredited Lean Supply Chain Green and Black Belt programs. UCC is one of the leading research institutions in Ireland and its research income is consistently one of the highest in the country.

For more information visit www.ucc.ie

Australasian Leadership Academy (ALA)

The Australasian Leadership Academy (ALA) is a national registered training organization (RTO ID# 41012) delivering flexible, innovative, blended, accredited programs for individuals and organizations since 2010. Through Leading Edge Group’s partnership with the ALA, students who successfully complete our Agile and/or Lean Green Belt training program can attain a Diploma of Project Management (BSB50820) through ALA’s RTO 41012.

ALA’s Diploma of Project Management is endorsed by the Australian Institute of Project Management (AIPM), offering pathways towards PM Industry Certification (RegPM CPPP & CPPM) and International Project Management Association (IPMA).

For more information visit https://australasianleadership.com/leading-edge-group/

Institute of Certified Public Accountants in Ireland (CPA)

The Institute of Certified Public Accountants in Ireland (CPA) certifies our Lean Financial programs to the financial and services sector since 2008. CPA is one of the largest Irish accountancy bodies with in excess of 5,000 members and students. The CPA is a founding member of the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC), the global organization of accounting professionals comprised of 157 member bodies in 123 countries and representing 2.5 million accountants in every sector.

For more information visit www.cpaireland.ie


Canadian Centre for Accreditation (CCA)

The Canadian Centre for Accreditation (CCA) is an independent non-profit offering accreditation specifically tailored to community-based health and social services across Canada. CCA offers accreditation founded on recognized best practices in governance, leadership and management, and in program areas including child and youth services, community-based primary health care, community mental health and addictions, community support, and family services.

Leading Edge Group partnered with the CCA in 2017 to offer a full suite of customized Lean quality improvement training and certification programs for community-based health and social services.

For more information, please visit https://canadiancentreforaccreditation.ca/quality-improvement/quality-improvement-training-overview/


CPD Standards Office

Our Lean Healthcare Green Belt programs are accredited by the CPD Standards Office. All participants will receive a continuing professional development (CPD) Certificate of Attendance, which they can subsequently use within their formal CPD record for a professional body, institute or employer. This program has been accredited for 35 CPD hours.

For more information visit www.cpdstandards.com


HealthCareCAN – the national voice of action for health organizations and hospitals across Canada – was formed from the merger of the Canadian Healthcare Association and the Association of Canadian Academic Healthcare Organizations in January 2014. HealthcareCAN fosters informed and continuous, results-oriented discovery and innovation across the continuum of healthcare.

In November 2010, Leading Edge Group became the approved Lean Healthcare training provider for the Canadian Healthcare Association, offering Green Belt level training as part of the organization’s education portfolio.

Our partnership expanded in 2017 to incorporate further offerings in areas that include Lean, quality improvement and management essentials.

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The Construction Industry Federation (CIF) supports our Lean Construction Programs and is the national and regional representative body for construction industry employers in Ireland. The CIF acts as the voice of the Irish construction industry. It represents hundreds of Irish construction employers involved in all aspects of the industry and has done so for over 85 years.

For more information visit www.cif.ie

Ontario Public Health Association (OPHA)

The Ontario Public Health Association (OPHA) provides a strong, unified, independent voice for all citizens, public-health professionals and volunteers committed to improving health.

Leading Edge Group partners with OPHA to provide Lean Sigma quality improvement training at White, Yellow, Green and Black Belt levels for public health organizations. These certification programs have been specifically developed and customized for the public health sector to enable public health professionals achieve sustainable quality improvements and successfully address key challenges.

For more information, please visit www.opha.on.ca

Enterprise Ireland

Enterprise Ireland is a government organization focused on providing support to Irish owned, export orientated businesses. Enterprise Ireland provides Leading Edge Group with funding for improving their clients’ productivity through their LeanStart, LeanPlus and LeanTransform programs, allowing businesses to integrate Lean activities into their business.

For more information visit www.enterprise-ireland.com

Ontario Tech University

Ontario Tech University is an Ontario-based higher education and public research university that advances the discovery and application of knowledge to accelerate economic growth, regional development and social innovation across Canada. The organization’s focus is to inspire and equip students and graduates to make a positive impact in a tech-focused world.

Leading Edge Group signed a strategic partnership with Ontario Tech University in 2013 to offer a full suite of online and instructor-led Lean certification programs to organizations and individuals across Canada and internationally.

For more information, please visit https://ontariotechu.ca/continuouslearning/programs/offerings-by-subject-area/business-and-leadership/programs/lean-certification-programs.php

Industrial Development Authority (IDA)

The Industrial Development Authority (IDA) is the agency responsible for the attraction and development of Foreign Direct Investment in Ireland since 1949. The IDA provides funding to Leading Edge Group clients in the form of their Lean Start, Lean Plus and Lean Transform programs.

For more information visit www.idaireland.com