Last Planner System “Why it Works & How to Ensure Success”

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?

This workshop is broken into two 3 hour online sessions and 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 with strategies to deal with resistance and ideas to change team behaviors not conducive to a lean culture.

AGC of America recognizes the Last Planner System:  How To Achieve True Success Webinar 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 Introduction to Last Planner System:  How To Achieve True Success Webinar.


Lean in Construction – Last Planner System will help you understand:

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

January 11 & 12, 2022 - 9AM - 12:30PM

2 Virtual 1/2 Day Sessions

Additional Details

All members of a construction project team, including: Project Coordinators, Project Managers, Site Supervisors, Management, Owners and Support roles.

This course is delivered in partnership between your local construction association and other associations throughout Western Canada. You’ll be participating in a cohort with industry peers from across these regions.

James Johnston, Quality Dynamics Inc., Winnipeg

James Johnston is a Professional Industrial Engineer, a member of the Lean Construction Institute, an advisor to the Board of the Lean Construction Institute of Canada, an Accredited Instructor for the Associated General Contractors’ Lean Construction Education Program and has extensive experience and success implementing Lean Construction tools on construction projects that range in value from $5,000,000 to $150,000,000. James is a nationally recognized speaker on the topic of Lean Construction and has addressed audiences across the country, most recently as a seminar speaker at Construct Canada, the largest builder’s expo in Canada. He has 25 years of experience as a consultant and instructor, leading organizations through Lean transformations, implementing quality assurance systems and business process optimization.

Cancellation Policy:

Payment is non-refundable for cancellations made within 5 business days of the course, or non-attendance on the day. Complimentary substitution of another member of your company is accepted. If CCA has to postpone or cancel courses due to insufficient enrolment, CCA will refund the registration fee or, if possible, the attendee may choose to move to an identical session in the future.


Did you know!!  Eligible employers can get government funding to help employees access training opportunities. The Canada-Alberta Job Grant will give you up to 2/3 of the registration fee (up to $10,000/employee/fiscal year) for training. Whether taking one course or a combination of courses, the total training must be a minimum of 21 hours and be completed within 52 weeks.