If you are looking to provide Lean Six Sigma training we offer custom on-site training or public classes at Washburn University in Topeka, Ks.

Classes offered include:

White Belt

The purpose and benefits of Lean Six Sigma are presented in this two-hour session known as the White Belt level. This presentation offers an overview of the Lean Six Sigma problem solving phases – known as DMAIC – from defining the problem through implementing solutions that are linked to the underlying root causes and delivering improvements that are consistent, reliable, and sustainable. Within this context, participants are introduced to some of various methods and tools, including voice of the customer, project charter, process mapping, measurement plans, charts, and idea generation. An overview of the Lean aspect is also presented.

Yellow Belt

This two-day introductory Yellow Belt course is the foundation program of Lean Six Sigma and its methodologies. The main goal of the Yellow Belt course is to provide an introduction to Lean Six Sigma and how it can be used by individuals and teams to improve customer satisfaction, reduce errors, increase efficiencies, and work more effectively with teams to solve problems.  With this Yellow Belt foundation of knowledge and skills, participants can progress to more advanced levels of LSS.

The Yellow Belt class is comprised of 15 hours of training.

A certificate of completion from Washburn University for 15 professional development hours will be issued to all participants who successfully complete the program requirements

Green Belt

The Lean Six Sigma: Green Belt course delves into the DMAIC process through in-depth information, analysis, and application of Six Sigma and Lean concepts that can be immediately applied to projects and for leading and managing process improvement teams. The course is designed to certify participants as competent in the fundamentals of the Lean Six Sigma: Green Belt body of knowledge as defined by Washburn University.

The Green Belt class is comprised of approximately 72 hours of training plus additional homework assignments that reinforce the class room training.

A certificate of completion from Washburn University for 80 professional development hours will be issued to all participants who successfully complete the program requirements.

Black Belt

Lean Six Sigma: Black Belt focuses on mastery of Lean Six Sigma theory, strategies, and advanced tools and techniques through in-depth application and analysis, thereby enhancing professional expertise to implement and lead complex projects, and the skills to teach and mentor others. The focus of the Black Belt course is on in-depth coverage of topics including, but not limited to: value stream mapping, advanced statistical theory, design of experiments, advanced design for six sigma (DFSS), project management for large projects, coaching and mentoring teams for process improvement, advanced hypothesis testing, history and theory of quality, advanced lean theory and tools, implementation of LSS in an organization, and use of advanced Minitab features.

Participants must complete a project to meet the Certificate of Completion: Black Belt issued by Washburn University.

The Black Belt class is comprised of approximately 40 hours of class room training plus additional 40 hours of online work and homework assignments that reinforce the class room training.

A certificate of completion from Washburn University for 80 professional development hours will be issued to all participants who successfully complete the program requirements

Lean Principles

This two-day introductory Lean Thinking course is the foundation program of Lean and its methodologies. The main goal of the Lean course is to provide an introduction to Lean Thinking and how it can be used by individuals and teams to improve customer satisfaction, reduce errors, increase efficiencies, and work more effectively with teams to solve problems.  With this foundation of knowledge and skills, participants can progress to more advanced levels of Lean.

Lean in Healthcare

This two-day introductory Lean Thinking for Healthcare course is the foundation program of Lean and its methodologies. The main goal of the Lean course is to provide an introduction to Lean Thinking and how it can be used by individuals and teams to improve customer satisfaction, reduce errors, increase efficiencies, and work more effectively with teams to solve problems.  This course is designed specifically for healthcare settings, incorporating examples from many departments and patient pathways.

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