Masters Certificate in Lean Six Sigma Black Belt

Become a leader in driving operational efficiency and effectiveness.

The Lean Six Sigma methodology is synonymous with service and manufacturing excellence. In fact, more than 50% of Fortune 100 companies use Lean Six Sigma to lead improvement  projects.

The Masters Certificate in Lean Six Sigma – Black Belt Learning Path provides the tools you need to advance your career. Developed specifically to help Canadian organizations reach world class operational standards, the program mixes theory and practice and is taught by highly-rated instructors with extensive real-world experience.

We also take a reduced mathematics approach to learning, utilizing software to complete statistical analysis so you can concentrate on data interpretation. Join hundreds of thousands of managers and executives worldwide who are using Lean Six Sigma to improve operating performance and profits. Whether you are in manufacturing or service industries, you can receive introductory right through to advanced training.

The belt designations on this Lean Six Sigma Learning Path are recognized world-wide and the skills you will learn are in high demand within virtually all industries. Our completely integrated program of  training, tools, methodology and technology will enable you to rapidly customize and deploy an operational improvement strategy that will deliver the results that your stakeholders and customers demand.

Certification and Coaching Options Available

For participants in the Lean Six Sigma Green and Black Belt programs, the following additional services are available:

  • Lean Six Sigma Certification
    • Access to a formal Lean Six Sigma Green & Black Belt Certification Exam
    • Project Submission Guideline – step by step template for outlining your Lean Six Sigma project actions and outcomes
    • Project Review from an LSS Master Black Belt
    • Certification Plaque on successful completion
  • Lean Six Sigma Coaching
    • Supplemental coaching related to the implementation and management of
    • specific Lean Six Sigma projects

15 Day Masters Certificate (+ one 6 hr self-paced module)

Two Registration Options:
1) Register for the entire program now $9,950 plus $495 prerequisite White Belt
2) Pay as you go (individual module fees apply)

Program Dates:

Full Masters Certificate:
(April - October 2022)

Individual Modules:
Lean Six Sigma White Belt (Self-paced)
Self-paced e-learning, available on-demand.

Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt (2 days online)
April 22 - 23, 2022

Lean Six Sigma Green Belt (5 days online)
May 5 - 7, 20 - 21, 2022

Lean Six Sigma Black Belt (8 days online)
September 15 - 17, September 29 - October 1, October 14 - 15, 2022

Time: 9:00 am - 4:30 pm (Eastern time) / 10:00 am - 5:30 pm (Atlantic time)

Fee: 

Full Masters Certificate: $9,950 CDN plus $495 prerequisite White Belt

Individual Modules:
Lean Six Sigma White Belt (self-paced): $495
Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt: $2,250
Lean Six Sigma Green Belt: $4,150
Lean Six Sigma Black Belt: $6,150

Instructors: Various (see brochure for more details)

 

CERTIFICATE INFORMATION
Masters Certificate in Lean Six Sigma Pathway Brochure

Location: Online Virtual Classroom Format
Benefit by attending with other participants from across Canada! Delivered simultaneously by select University Executive Education Network partner schools, using the virtual classroom environment to recreate the in-class experience with:

  • Multi-modal presentation of materials
  • Engaging activities and interactive exchanges
  • Breakout discussions with the instructors and fellow participants

ZOOM Technical Requirements

  • An internet connection – broadband wired or wireless (3G or 4G/LTE)
  • Speakers and a microphone – built-in or USB plug-in or wireless Bluetooth
  • A webcam or HD webcam - built-in or USB plug-in
  • Note: Mobile devices such as a smartphone or tablet may be used but could limit the extent to which you can participate in some courses.

Fee Information:

  • Fee includes program tuition and teaching materials
  • Full program fee is payable prior to start of program.
  • Our liability is limited to reimbursement of paid tuition fee.
  • Contact us about multiple registration discounts from one organization, or a convenient tuition payment plan

 

Program Content

Lean Six Sigma White Belt
Self-paced 6 hr. e-learning module

The Lean Six Sigma White Belt program is designed to give those without prior knowledge of the methodologies a brief overview of Six Sigma and Lean principles, including exactly what it is and why it is being used in businesses around the world to streamline operations and eliminate waste.

  • Introduction to Lean Six Sigma
    • LSS language and terminology
    • Culture of Lean and six sigma
    • Voice of the customer
    • Value add and non-value add activities
    • 8 wastes in a process intro
    • Process mapping intro

Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt
Pre-requisite: LSS White Belt

LSS Yellow Belts begin to drive continuous improvement with their team or department by applying Lean Six Sigma principles and tools to deliver breakthrough improvements. They do this through a focus on internal efficiencies while at the same time becoming more in tune with the voice of their customers. Along the way, they enable Green Belts and Black Belts to focus on more complex initiatives and projects.

  • Lean Principles
    • 8 wastes in a process - advanced
    • Approach to problem solving (Kaizen)
    • Value stream mapping
    • The hidden factory
    • Establishing effective workplaces intro
  • Six Sigma
    • DMAIC problem solving methodology
    • Measures of central tendency
    • Measures of variation
    • What are defects (DPU, DPO, DPMO)
    • Measuring a process (metrics)
    • 5W2H problem statement creation
  • Managing Change
    • Change readiness assessment (winning conditions) - intro
    • Planning and executing Kaizen events
    • Communication strategies
  • Root Cause Analysis
    • Cause and effect diagram
    • Pareto charts

Lean Six Sigma Green Belt
Pre-requisite: LSS Yellow Belt

Optional: Certification and Coaching (see Certification and Coaching section)

Lean Six Sigma Green Belts are individuals who lead projects using DMAIC (Define – Measure – Analyze – Improve – Control) methodology, team leadership skills, change leadership skills, project management skills, quantitative and qualitative analysis tools, and innovative thinking to work with others to improve the organization’s quality, speed, and costs for the benefit of the customer.

  • Lean Six Sigma Project Management and Change Principles
    • Project management and DMAIC
    • Project teams and roles
    • Project plans, critical path and risk
    • Meetings and communication
  • Leading Change
    • Quantifying/prioritizing project ideas
    • Applying Lean methods to your value streams future state
    • Building personal leadership capability
  • Tools to Visualize and Analyze Data
    • Descriptive & inferential statistics - intro
    • Graphical analysis tools - advanced
    • Effective workplaces - advanced
    • Introduction to regression analysis
    • Anova
    • Hypothesis testing - intro
    • Failure Mode & Effects Analysis (FMEA)
    • Measurement System Analysis - intro
    • Capability of process - intro
    • Intro to Control Plans & Charts (SPC)
  • Sustainable Improvements

 Lean Six Sigma Black Belt
Pre-requisite: LSS Green Belt

Optional: Certification and Coaching (see Certification and Coaching section)

A Lean Six Sigma Black Belt is a leader of change who not only demonstrates an understanding of the LSS philosophy but is also capable of successfully leading process analysis teams that can enable “breakthrough” improvements. In order to achieve this, participants will master each phase of the Six Sigma DMAIC problem solving  methodology as well as all of the advanced quality and analytical tools associated with the Six Sigma Black Belt body of knowledge. The addition of Lean principles and tools, “woven” into the DMAIC framework, will complete your training as a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt.

  • Leadership
    • Personal leadership skills (influence and conflict resolution)
    • Sustaining results & link to strategic KPIs
  • Tools to Visualize and Analyze Data - advanced
    • Measurement system analysis - advanced
    • Regression analysis - advanced
    • Hypothesis testing - advanced
    • Parametric vs non parametric data including transformation
    • Capability of process - advanced
    • Design of experiment
    • Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE)
  • Sustainable Improvements – advanced
    • Control Plans & Control Charts (SPC) - advanced
    • Optimization of process design, including Theory of Constraints
    • Project completion and hand off to process owner
  • Championing Strategic Improvement
    • Hoshin Kanri strategy for improvement
    • Sustaining Change
    • Program review and exam

Certification and Coaching Options Available

For participants in the Lean Six Sigma Green and Black Belt programs, the following additional services are available:

  • Lean Six Sigma Certification
    • Access to a formal Lean Six Sigma Green & Black Belt Certification Exam
    • Project Submission Guideline – step by step template for outlining your Lean Six Sigma project actions and outcomes
    • Project Review from an LSS Master Black Belt
    • Certification Plaque on successful completion
  • Lean Six Sigma Coaching
    • Supplemental coaching related to the implementation and management of
    • specific Lean Six Sigma projects

Top Take-Aways

  • Highly rated instructors with a passion for the subject who have rolled up their sleeves with extensive real-world projects.
  • Easy to follow, well-structured material that flows logically.
  • A reduced mathematics approach that lets the software do the statistical analysis, and concentrates instead on data interpretation.
  • A learning environment of like minded professionals to learn from and share with.

Who Should Attend

Intended for individuals in all industry sectors, particularly those related to operations, products and  services, the program suits the needs of many professionals, such as:

  • People tasked with driving continuous improvement or process excellence, including operations staff, supervisors, managers, directors, executives, consultants and engineers
  • Business analysts and project managers involved in change initiatives who could benefit from a continuous improvement perspective
  • Senior level executives seeking a foundational understanding of the concepts in order to implement continuous improvement

 

This program is delivered in partnership with Schulich Executive Education Centre at York University.

 

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