You are Invited…
To an after-hours gathering of Accounting professors
at the Lean Accounting & Management Summit.



Academic Scholarship Program

LEAFSince the first Lean Accounting Summit in 2005, there has been a strong commitment to introducing lean thinking to business schools, professors, and students. In recent years, Summit thought leaders created the Lean Education Advancement Foundation, a non-profit organization that raises, manages, and distributes scholarship money so that professors and students may attend the Summit.

Learn more about LEAF, make donations, or apply for a scholarship by visiting

LEI Excellence in Lean Accounting Award year a panel of Lean Accounting Summit thought leaders looks at the previous year’s Scholarship Winners and selects a professor and a student who showed the most promising work as a result of their previous Summit attendance. Those selected each year receive the LEI Excellence in Lean Accounting Award, sponsored since the award’s beginning by the Lean Enterprise Institute.

The Two-Pronged Approach

leaf-groupThe scholarship is the motivation for professors and students to commit to learning lean and lean accounting principles and practices. Then the LEI Excellence Award is the motivation to continue to put into practice what they learned. This two-pronged approach, through LEAF and LEI’s significant contributions, has shown tremendous promise in influencing academia.

2014 Scholarship Recognition

2014 LEI Award Presentation