Last Planner System: Why it Works & How to Ensure Success'

Last Planner® System: Why it Works & How to Ensure Success'

Date(s): May 3, 2023

Time: 8:30am-4:00pm

Duration: One eight-hour sessions

Member Price: $600.00 + HST 

Non-Member Price: $780.00 + HST

This course is Gold Seal accredited (1 Credit)

Overview: The Last Planner® System is a lean production planning system designed to produce predictable workflow and continuous improvement in construction.  The system leads to better projects delivered in less time at a lower cost – so why is implementation so hard? We will do a deep dive into the Last Planner System with a focus on roadblocks you might encounter and how to make it successful on your project site. This course will provide you with strategies to deal with resistance and ideas to change team behaviors not conducive to a lean culture.


  • Lean principles, waste and variation
  • Detailed Last Planner® System Analysis
  • Common implementation challenges
  • Speed, quality and budget – how to get all three
  • The culture of lean and team behaviours
  •  Assertively dealing with difficult personalities
  • Assertively dealing with difficult personalities

Who Should Attend: Project managers, superintendents, foremen. As well as anyone carrying the CM-Lean designation 

6 CM-Lean CE Credits | AGC of America recognizes ‘Last Planner® System: Why it Works & How to Ensure Success' as qualifying for continuing education hours towards the renewal of AGC’s Certificate of Management-Lean Construction (CM-Lean). Each hour of educational content is equal to 1 hour of CE credit. Attendees may earn up to 6 hours of CE Credit by attending the entire workshop.

Facilitator(s): James Johnston, P. Eng., CM-Lean, (Quality Dynamics Inc.)

Cancellation Policy

-Cancellations must be received no later than 10 business days prior to the course date to be eligible for a 75% refund of registration fees.
-No refunds will be issued after this date.
-If you register for the course and do not attend, you are liable for the full registration fee unless you cancel according to the terms stated above.
-If you are unable to attend after registering you may send a substitute up to and including the day of the course. Please provide a name and email address for name tag and records.
-CANS reserves the right to cancel any course and will, in such an event, provide a full refund of registrations fees. Every effort will be made to give registrants a reasonable notice of cancellation.
-No liability is assumed by the organization for changes in course dates, content, speakers, or venue.