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Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification
Thu, Mar 30, 2017, 8:00 AM
Lean Six Sigma (LSS) is a methodology for business excellence through continuous improvement. Upon certification, participants will be equipped with the tools to optimize business processes and contribute to breakthrough results in corporate performance. The curriculum integrates Six Sigma and Lean with business analytics, business intelligence and decision support.
This program consists of 4 sessions: March 30 and 31, April 7, May 12
In addition to attendance, receipt of LSS certficiation requires participants to complete a multiple choice exam and a LSS project, ideally in their workplace (although personal and team improvement projects are options as well). Previous successful LSS projects have demonstrated significant financial and time savings for both routine and complex organizational processes. Instructors guide participants throughout their 6-week project, providing periodic coaching online and face-to-face, as needed.
Primary content for the course will be delivered during the first three modules, with the final module focused on participant presentations of their Lean Six Sigma projects.
Program content includes:
*DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, Control)
*SMART Goals and Project Management Tools
*Change Management and Effective Problem-Solving
*Fishbone Diagrams and Value Stream Mapping
*Scatter Plots, Pareto Charts, Histograms, and Run Charts
*7 Types of Waste and 5 Why’s
*Tools for Continuous Improvement: Gemba, Poka-Yoke, Kanban, and Kaizen
More than simply a trendy managerial program, Mercer University’s Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification provides effective methodological training and holistic systems thinking.
Program participants will learn to make critical and effective organizational changes beginning on day one of training. After developing your specific burning platform—the underlying need for organizational change—we situate today’s continuous process improvement techniques in Lean Sigma Six history and fundamental waste identification tools. This program emphasizes the ways leadership, just culture, change management, root cause analysis, theory of constraints, 7 types of waste, business analytics and other lean tools can positively affect your company on three primary foundations—organizational effectiveness through process improvement, increased firm profits through a value-added customer-oriented approach, and employee success and satisfaction through personal growth.
Do you want to learn how to develop effective, measurable and sustainable change in your organization? Do you want a globally-recognized credential that certifies your organization’s dedication to continuous improvement?
Mercer University’s action-oriented Green Belt certification is distinguished from other lean programs in its dedication to providing training in soft skills, methodological rigor and quantitative tools of Lean Six Sigma while also coaching participants on the development, implementation, evaluation and presentation of a lean project. Mercer’s program is structured to align with the American Society for Quality (ASQ’s) standards for Lean Six Sigma. As part of our credentialing process, participants are expected to develop a project charter and carry out a small, but meaningful process change plan in a division of their organization. Mercer faculty will serve as coaches while participants work as change agents, applying the Lean Six Sigma training from the classroom directly to the workplace.
Throughout the training, participants will transition between workshop lectures, critical discussions, multiple hands-on simulations, and active peer feedback on project development.
Download the workshop brochure here.
Mercer University students, staff, and faculty receive a 50% discount.
Mercer University alumni, affiliated organizations, and military veterans receive a 30% discount.
Contact Eric Kushins, Director of Executive Programs at Mercer University at ExecEd@mercer.edu or 678-547-6325 for discount codes and questions.