AME Dine & Learn: Your personal pathway to bronze, silver or gold lean certification

March 20, 2018 | 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Contact AME: 224-232-5980 |
Student Member Fee: $10
Non-Member Fee: $30
Member Fee: $30


Salvatore's Restaurant
354 Merrimack St, Building A Entrance 1
Lawrence, Massachusetts

Discover how you can achieve professional lean certification at the level that makes sense for you. This event will introduce participants to the AME/SME/Shingo Lean Certification program and explain what is required for an individual to achieve the bronze, silver or gold level of certification. Those pursing lean certification or re-certification will earn self-development hours needed to become certified by attending.


6:00pm - 6:30pm  Welcome & networking
6:30pm - 7:00pm  Dinner
7:00pm - 7:45pm  Presentation
7:45pm - 8:00pm  Q&A and wrap-up


Pat Wardwell, LGC

Pat Wardwell is Lean Gold Certified, a member of the AME Excellence Award Council, an AME assessor and an examiner for the Shingo Prize. 

Wardwell has trained and consulted on continuous improvement for more than 15 years in a wide variety of industries and process types including the not-for-profit GBMP. Before joining GBMP, she was employed for 18 years in a variety of manufacturing positions, culminating in a position as vice president of operations. Wardwell was a member of the original committee that developed the certification program, has passed all three certification tests and has successfully written portfolios/accomplishment records at the bronze, silver and gold levels. She regularly reads and evaluates new applicant accomplishment records for the program.


Anyone seeking a personal, professional credential in lean will benefit from this event. Whether you are only a couple of years into your lean journey or a seasoned lean practitioner, a lean professional credential can help you stand out in your current position or future job searches.

  • Earn self-development hours toward lean certification or re-certification.
  • Discover the body of knowledge that is the backbone for all levels of certification.
  • Determine which level of certification makes sense for you.
  • Learn key requirements to be certified at each level.
  • Come away with practical tips on how to prepare for the exam(s) and how to write a successful accomplishment record(s).

You can become an AME member during the registration process for $150 per year and obtain the discounted AME member rate for this event. Your membership will also entitle you to a registration discount for all future AME conferences, seminars, workshops and webinars for one year. Additionally, you will receive a subscription to the award winning Target magazine and much more.

Payment or purchase order must be received by the AME office five days prior to the event start date. If no payment or PO number is received, you will be asked to pay with a credit card or check at the event before entry.

Cancellation Policy: Enrollment fee less a $100 non-refundable registration charge will be refunded up to one week before the event. Substitutions may be made up to three days prior to the start of the workshop.

Notes: This event may be cancelled by AME for any reason. AME is not responsible for incidental costs incurred by registrants. By registering for this meeting, I hereby acknowledge and agree that AME or its agents may take photographs of me during events and may use those photographs for AME’s purposes, including but not limited to news and promotional purposes, without further compensation to me.