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Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification

Delivering products or services on schedule is no longer the benchmark for success. Now more than ever, organizations are concerned with doing things right by maximizing quality and increasing both efficiency and effectiveness. The Six Sigma approach to excellence is used world-wide in industries and organizations of all types and sizes. Six Sigma is a quality-focused, project-oriented, data-driven methodology used to eliminate defects, increase customer satisfaction and improve bottom line results.

This five-day course provides participants from various backgrounds the tools needed for solving quality problems, improving processes, and creating a more customer-focused environment in their companies. A Green Belt certification gives professionals the tools needed for analytical problem-solving, critical thinking, and process-improvement skill development. On day five, participants will sit for their Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certification exam. Yellow Belt concepts will be covered, and no prior Six Sigma training is required.

What is Lean Six Sigma?

It combines several methodologies:

  • Six Sigma is an enterprise-wide, project-driven quality improvement approach that emphasizes a systematic approach to problem solving and making decisions based on data. Six Sigma results in increased customer satisfaction, improved quality and reduced costs.
  • DMAIC is a five-step methodology used for projects aimed at improving an existing business process.
  • Lean is a method that concentrates on reducing waste by improving work flow and eliminating mistakes.

Together, these methodologies provide organizations a powerful means to reduce waste, improve customer service, and reduce costs.

Moderate PC and Windows skills are necessary.

Register prior to December 20 and receive a $150.00 discount!

*Course fee includes breakfast and lunch.

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Program Agenda
  • Six Sigma Introduction
  • The DMAIC Roadmap
  • Capturing the Voice of the Customer
  • The Project Charter
  • Managing the Project
  • Stakeholder Analysis
  • Six Sigma Teams
  • Selecting Projects
  • Cost of Quality
  • Introduction to Process Maps
  • Graphical Analysis Tools
  • Lean Principles
  • Control Plans
  • More Graphical Analysis Tools
  • Lean
    1. Visual Management
    2. Eight Wastes
    3. 5S
    4. Mistake Proofing
    5. SMED
  • Making Sense of Data: Introduction to Statistics
  • Measures of Central Tendency
  • Measures of Dispersion
  • Normal Distribution
  • Hypothesis Testing
  • Process Capability
  • Control Charts

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Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certificate for Healthcare Organizations Online

This course covers implementing the Lean Six Sigma methodology in healthcare settings to improve patient satisfaction and deliver bottom line results. Participants will learn the five-phase DMAIC project approach, and will learn quality tools that they can apply immediately at their workplaces. Lean Six Sigma can be used to  improve  scheduling, office management, supply ordering, record keeping, and most importantly, patient satisfaction. Upon successful completion of the class, students will earn their Green Belt Certification. Yellow Belt concepts will be covered, and no prior Six Sigma training is required.

This is an instructor-led, on-line course with individual assignments, exams, group discussions, and one live online session each week. 

 Topics covered include:

  •  Introduction to Lean Six Sigma
  • The DMAIC Project Roadmap
  • Capturing the Voice of the Customer
  • Project Selection and Scope
  • The Project Charter
  • Stakeholder Analysis
  • Six Sigma Teams
  • The Cost of Quality
  • Mapping Processes
  • Graphical Analysis using Microsoft Excel
  • Analysis Tools for Teams
  • Introduction to Statistics
  • Measures of Central Tendency & Dispersion
  • The Normal Distribution
  • Confidence Intervals
  • Hypothesis Testing
  • The Six Sigma Shift
  • Process Capability
  • Control Charts
  • Lean: Eight Wastes, Visual Management, 5S, SMED, Mistake proofing

What is Lean Six Sigma?

It combines several methodologies:

  • Six Sigma is an enterprise-wide, project-driven quality improvement approach that emphasizes a systematic approach to problem solving and making decisions based on data. Six Sigma results in increased customer satisfaction, improved quality and reduced costs.
  • DMAIC is a five-step methodology used for projects aimed at improving an existing business process.
  • Lean is a method that concentrates on reducing waste by improving work flow and eliminating mistakes.

Together, these methodologies provide healthcare organizations a powerful means to reduce waste, improve customer service, and reduce costs.

 Online course features include:

  • Audio presentations with corresponding visuals
  • Online discussion boards
  • Weekly, instructor-led, live Web sessions
  • Lessons on the Six Sigma philosophy, DMAIC methodology, graphical analysis tools, statistical calculations, and lean principles
  • Healthcare-specific, authentic learning exercises and discussion topics

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Meet the Instructor
Dr. Mary McShane-Vaughn earned her PhD in Industrial Engineering and an MS in Statistics from the Georgia Institute of Technology, and a BS in Industrial Engineering from General Motors Institute (now Kettering University) in Flint, Michigan. She is currently Principal at University Training Partners, a company that develops and delivers Lean Six Sigma training for corporations and universities. Dr. McShane-Vaughn has created and delivered Yellow, Green and Black Belt training courses to hundreds of students, both in-person and online. Over the past five years she has enthusiastically delivered more than 45 Yellow, Green and Black Belt courses for her university and corporate clients. Previously, Mary was a tenured faculty member at Southern Polytechnic State University in Marietta, Georgia, now Kennesaw State University. For eight years she directed and grew the Master of Science in Quality Assurance program and taught statistics, statistical quality control, linear regression and design of experiments online in the graduate program. Her research interests include industrial statistics, robust experimental design and distance learning course delivery methods. Before her career in academics, Dr. McShane-Vaughn worked for 15 years as a quality engineer and statistician in the automotive, medical device manufacturing, consumer products testing and revenue management industries. Mary served as the Six Sigma Black Belt Exam Chair for the American Society for Quality (ASQ) from 2010-2012, and was an examiner for the Georgia Oglethorpe Award, Georgia's equivalent of the National Malcolm Baldrige Award. She currently serves on the editorial review board for ASQ's Six Sigma Forum. She is co-author of The Certified Quality Inspector Handbook, and author of The Probability Handbook, both published by ASQ Quality Press. Dr. McShane-Vaughn is a senior member of the American Society for Quality and a member of the American Statistical Association. She holds ASQ certifications as a Six Sigma Black Belt, Quality Engineer and Reliability Engineer.

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