Lean Six Sigma

 
Kent State offers the unique approach of weaving Lean, Six Sigma, Team-Oriented Problem Solving (TOPS) and Theory of Constraints (TOC) methods into a seamless certification that can help you achieve substantial improvements in your organization.

Outstanding Facilitators
Several companies have expanded their program and sent additional candidates for training and certification based on their participants' outstanding reviews of the depth and breadth of knowledge of the Kent State Lean Six Sigma facilitators.

Project
Each participant of Kent State’s Lean Six Sigma Training and Certification is required to complete a project using the methods learned. This will contribute significant
results to the sponsoring organization.

Implementation Expertise
After the training program, Lean Six Sigma facilitators will assist you in successful implementation of Lean Six Sigma principles in your work environment. Kent State also offers other Lean and Six Sigma consulting and project coaching services, as well as on-site training.


Kent State’s Lean Six Sigma Programs

All weeks of training are held Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Green Belt Training and Certification

Twinsburg Hilton Garden Inn
Twinsburg, Ohio

October 2 - 6, 2017
October 30 - November 3, 2017

Kent State University at Stark
Conference Center

North Canton, Ohio
March 19 - 23, 2018
April 16 - 20, 2018

Twinsburg Hilton Garden Inn
Twinsburg, Ohio

September 24 - 28, 2018
October 22 - 26, 2018

Black Belt Training and Certification

Twinsburg Hilton Garden Inn
Twinsburg, Ohio

February 6 - 10, 2017
March 6 - 10, 2017
April 3 - 7, 2017
May 1 - 5, 2017

Kent State University at Stark
Conference Center
North Canton, Ohio

September 18 - 22, 2017
October 16 - 20, 2017
November 13 - 17, 2017
December 11 - 15, 2017

Twinsburg Hilton Garden Inn
Twinsburg, Ohio

March 12 - 16, 2018
April 9 - 13, 2018
May 7 - 11, 2018
June 4 - 8, 2018

Kent State University at Stark
Conference Center
North Canton, Ohio

September 17 - 21, 2018
October 15 - 19, 2018
November 5 - 9, 2018
December 3 - 7, 2018

Master Black Belt Training and Certification

Kent State University at Stark
Conference Center
North Canton, Ohio

October 23 - 27, 2017
November 27 - December 1, 2017

Twinsburg Hilton Garden Inn
Twinsburg, Ohio

October 1 - 5, 2018
October 29 - November 2, 2018


Investment

Black Belt training is conducted throughout four weeks over the course of four months (160 contact hours). Master Black Belt and Green Belt training is conducted throughout two weeks over the course of two months (80 contact hours).

  • Green Belt Training and Certification: $3,750
  • Black Belt Training and Certification: $6,950
  • Master Black Belt Training and Certification: $4,975

These prices include breakfast, lunch and afternoon snack each day of training. The Black Belt and Green Belt program prices also include two reference books. All participants receive an electronic copy of the participant materials. After the required capstone project is submitted and approved, participant will receive an engraved plaque. Those who earn a Black Belt or Master Black Belt receive the Kent State University Lean Six Sigma polo shirt and are entitled to use the designation “Certified Black Belt” or “Master Black Belt” as a professional credential. Lodging accommodations are not included.

Laptop & Software
To maximize the benefit of attending Lean Six Sigma training and to realize a return on investment for future Lean Six Sigma projects, Kent State requires that each participant bring a laptop loaded with current versions of Minitab and Quality Companion to each day of training. Kent State provides you the opportunity to purchase Minitab and Quality Companion for an additional fee.