Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Training and Certification

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Kent State weaves Lean, Six Sigma and Team-Oriented Problem Solving into a seamless certification that can help you achieve substantial process improvements in your organization.

Kent State’s continuous improvement curriculum is structured to allow students and employers maximum flexibility in obtaining the Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certification. The live, facilitator-led virtual training is delivered via the Zoom platform in half-day sessions for two consecutive weeks over two months.


  • Create an Effective Continuous Improvement Change Agent
  • Train Participants in the Skills Required to Guide Their Organization to Performance Excellence
  • Certify Skilled Practitioners in Lean and Six Sigma Tools and Methods

Week One and Two

  • Introduction to Lean thinking
  • Basics of Six Sigma Methods and Quality
  • Using DMAIC (Six Sigma methods) to Understand Cause and Effects Relationships
  • Team Building (TOPS method)
  • Identification of High Value Projects
  • Introduction to Minitab and Quality Companion Software
  • Understanding Measurement System Analysis
  • Process Capability

Week Three and Four

  • Student Project Reviews
  • Application of Lean Methods (flow, 5S, visual management and SMED)
  • Using Kappa Studies to Determine Attributes Agreement
  • Creating Change Through the Use of Appropriate Performance Metrics
  • Using Statistical Methods for Process Control
  • Using Kaizen Tactics for Rapid Project Breakthroughs
  • Sustaining the Gains


For Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certification, each student must complete an individual project, which will contribute significant results to his/her sponsoring organization.


To maximize the benefit of this live, facilitator-led virtual program and to realize the return on investment for future Lean Six Sigma projects, Kent State requires that each participant utilize a laptop with a camera and microphone during the program.  Participants are also require to have the laptop loaded with current versions of Minitab and Workspace by Minitab. Kent State will provide you with information on how to acquire this software.


John Novak John Novak

John Novak, CQA, is an industrial engineer and Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt who has provided consultation and training to improve work flow and methods for clients. He has experience as a software developer and in internal auditing.

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"The Kent State Lean Six Sigma Green Belt program has been a huge asset for my development. It has provided a clear roadmap for leading a continuous improvement culture in my organization, as well as gaining the knowledge in how to get there. With the help of Kent State and John Novak, I have learned a wide variety of tools. I highly recommend this program for those wanting to increase their skillset and help their companies drive a continuous improvement culture!"

Lauren Lavo, Shearers Snacks