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Kent State weaves Lean, Six Sigma, Team-Oriented Problem Solving and Theory of Constraints into a seamless certification that can help you achieve substantial process improvements in your organization.
Kent State's operational excellence curriculum is structured to allow students and employers maximum flexibility in obtaining the Black Belt certification. The curriculum follows a four-week approach with the class meeting one week each month for four months (160 contact hours; Kent State's Lean Six Sigma Black Belt certification also requires the completion and approval of an independent project).
For Lean Six Sigma Black Belt certification, each student must complete an individual project, which will contribute significant results to his/her sponsoring organization.
So that participants can 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 Companion by Minitab to each day of training. Kent State will provide information to purchase through Minitab.
Stephen Skillman is a Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt who facilitates the training of the Lean Six Sigma Black Belts at Kent State University. Skillman received his bachelor's degree in business administration from Lake Erie College.
"I would highly recommend the program. Steve Skillman does an exceptional job in teaching Lean Six Sigma Black Belt concepts using classroom training, real-time practicums, lab experiments, and capped by a real-world project related to your organization."
David Northern, Senior Operations Engineer, University Hospitals