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Lean Six Sigma Belts and Certifications

Overview or White Belt Training

Lean Six Sigma or White Belt training is designed for potential green and black belts.  The class is an in depth review of Lean and Six Sigma including their origins, fundamental tenets, techniques, how they work together, and how they are applied in various types of organizations including Government.  The class gives potential trainees with a realistic perspective on what it means to be a Lean Six Sigma professional, what their organization is going to expect of them, and what they will be able to accomplish with their new skills.  As with all of our classes, students will be introduced to numerous resources for additional study and support in their Lean Six Sigma journey.

Yellow Belt Training

Yellow Belt training is a one week course providing attendees with a solid foundation in the theory and practice of Lean Six Sigma. The course is designed to meet the needs of both executives and line workers such that everyone develops a common understanding of What Lean Six Sigma means programmatically, within the project, and for the individuals in the organization. This class places emphasis upon enabling the Yellow Belt to effectively stabilize process, control, analyze, and incrementally improve.

Green Belt Training

This Two week course provides Green Belt Candidates with a solid understanding of Six Sigma principles, the “DMAIC” project roadmap and the key improvement tools and methodologies that are used within that roadmap. The class is delivered in two five day segments. The second five day segment is typically delivered two weeks after completion of the first segment. This time period allows the candidate time to obtain internal approval for the improvement project and to begin initial data collection and measurement using techniques learned in the first segment. Students capable of making all tollgate reviews will be given a Green Belt certification during the final week. Students requiring additional time will submit their materials electronically after completion of the program.

The MSI approach to Green Belt Training places more emphasis upon “Kaizen” or continuous improvement methods than does industry standard training. It is part of our philosophy that Green Belts in their large numbers throughout the organization are critical to the cultural change that leads to the lofty goal of being a Toyota like organization. Our approach is to create Green Belts capable of sustaining and improving Quality rather than half way preparing them to conduct full DMAIC projects. This is of far greater benefit to the individual and the organization.

This knowledge will enable the candidates to serve as active contributors on a Six Sigma project, to conduct analysis on their production processes, and most importantly will arm the Green Belt with the tools and knowledge for continuous improvement of their processes.

Black Belt Training

This four week course provides Lean Six Sigma Black Belts with a solid understanding of Lean Six Sigma principles, the DMAIC project roadmap, DFSS, advanced tools, program level knowledge, knowledge of risks and challenges, project management skills, and cultural change skills. The class is delivered in four five day segments. Each five day segment is typically delivered two to three weeks after completion of the prior segment. This time period allows the candidate time to obtain internal approval for the improvement project and to begin initial data collection and measurement, and to use the tools taught in each phase. Our training approach emphasizes real world use of the techniques on real projects, so that certified Black Belts can truly say they have achieved success with Lean Six Sigma and can confidently use the methods after training. This approach gives the student the benefit of a more JIT training approach and the ability to work with the instructor and share ideas with the class. Students capable of making all tollgate reviews will be given a Black Belt certification during the final week. Students requiring additional time will submit their materials electronically after completion of the program.

The MSI approach to Black Belt Training encourages a balance between “Kaizen” or continuous improvement methods and Lean Six Sigma Projects. We teach Black Belts that their most important deliverable is often and continuous improvement framework even if initial improvements from the project are not possible or not recognized. This is especially true in transactional Six Sigma. The Black Belts will mentor and enable Green Belts in their large numbers throughout the organization to affect the cultural change.

This knowledge will enable the candidates to serve as active leaders on Six Sigma projects, to conduct analysis on their production processes, to mentor and coach Green Belts, and to track and manage continuous improvement of organizational processes.

Each Class has a maximum size of 20