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Description:  The Orfalea College of Business prepares career-ready business leaders through hands-on discovery and dedicated mentorship. A curriculum infused with cutting edge technology trends, and supplemented by cultural and social service experience, gives students the knowledge and experience needed to thrive in California and the global economy. Our graduates are innovative problem solvers, prepared to excel in a variety of business roles and catalyze positive change, wherever they are.


Relationship:  Central Coast Lean is set up as a “sponsored research project” under the OCOB.  This allows CCL to act somewhat independently while still benefiting from the Cal Poly relationship for facility access, liability protection, and reputation.  As a sponsored program, CCL financial accounting is overseen by the Cal Poly Corporation.  Eric Olsen is a Professor in the Industrial Technology Program and most of the CCL Student Team members are in the IT Program.  Professionals can attend online Cal Poly Lean Six Sigma classes and get certified through CCL.

Description:  MoreSteam is the leading global provider of online training, certifications, and technology for Lean Six Sigma.  They work with individuals, universities, and businesses large and small to provide proven solutions that are right for them. From interactive training to process improvement software, they are here to help you work as efficiently and effectively as possible.”


Relationship:  MoreSteam is a major source for lean six sigma training and workshops and general support for Central Coast Lean.  We use their online Green Belt and Black belt courses as the foundation for our certifications and offer their workshops periodically.  We have friends at MoreSteam.  If you are interested in bringing any of their products or training to your organization, let us know.  We can help.


Description: CultureStoke exists to inspire meaningful lives at work and beyond by helping business leaders and teams create intentional company culture focused on long-term growth, success and happiness.  They offer three branches of support to help you build your very own world-class company culture.  

  • Culture Cultivation: Learn the proven systems and practices you need to build, grow, and sustain your very own happy, healthy, high-performing company culture.

  • Speaking & Workshops: Inspire, align and empower your team to build a bigger and brighter future, together, through meaningful experiences and conversations.

  • Leadership Enablement: Equip your leaders with the knowledge, skills, and resources they need to grow your most valuable asset - your people.


Relationship:  CultureStoke is proud to partner with Central Coast Lean to help organizations that want to embed lean into their culture through proven methods of organizational cultural development.  Working together to make out work beyond just the summation of tasks that we do and connecting it to the impact it has to the world around us.

Description:  A non-profit organization serving San Luis Obispo and North Santa Barbara Counties, Transitions-Mental Health Association is dedicated to eliminating stigma and promoting recovery and wellness for people with mental illness through work, housing, community, and family support services.


Relationship:  Central Coast Lean first began working with Transitions Mental Health Association in the summer of 2020 as part of a three way partnership between TMHA, Cal Poly, and the Lean Enterprise Institute.  Paid by the James P Womack Scholarship & Philanthropy Fund, two Cal Poly interns worked on a project to demonstrate the benefits of implementing lean practices in a public service organization.  Since then, Central Coast Lean has "adopted" TMHA and provides free workshops and student project work in support of their mission “dedicated to eliminating stigma and promoting recovery and wellness for people with mental illness through work, housing, community, and family support services.”

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