Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Training and Certification

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A highly trained professional, skilled in continuous improvement tools and techniques with the understanding of the concepts of Lean and Six Sigma, can enhance an organization’s processes, assist in increasing productivity, support a continuous improvement culture and help an organization function at peak efficiency and accountability.

Kent State’s Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Training and Certification is a focused, intense program for continuous improvement change agents. These change agents will gain an understanding of, and skills in, the in-depth concepts, tools and techniques of Lean and Six Sigma.

The content of this program will cover the basic principles of Lean and Six Sigma and how these complementary approaches can be leveraged to improve manufacturing and transactional/service-related processes. The Green Belt training and certification introduces improvement and design methodologies and tools, including statistical analysis using Minitab software.

You will learn: 

  • How to Build a Sustainable Culture and Infrastructure of Continuous Improvement
  • The DMAIC Project Methodology
  • The Tools of Six Sigma, Lean and Theory of Constraints
  • How to Use Data to Effectively Make and Drive Decisions
  • The Skills to Guide Organizations to Gains in Productivity, Quality, Complexity, Cost and Throughput

The live, facilitator-led virtual training is delivered via the Zoom platform in 14, half-day sessions over approximately a one-month timeframe. Participants will engage in the learning with small-group activities, interactive group projects, simulations, case studies, videos, Think-Pair-Share interactions, storytelling, hands-on data exercises using Minitab software, and student-led real-world exercises, in additional to instructor-led discussions.

Program Content/Agenda

The program content is developed to provide both conceptual understanding and practical skills in mastering and applying continuous improvement concepts and tools.

Week One: Sessions One through Four

  • Purpose, Agenda, Code of Conduct, Expectations, Roles/Responsibilities (P.A.C.E.R.)
  • Strategy and Continual Improvement
  • Lean Thinking
  • Six Sigma Overview
  • TOPS Method
  • Project Identification/Selection
  • Operational Definition
  • Project Scoping
  • Measure Phase
  • Value Stream Mapping
  • Process Mapping
  • Prioritization Matrix
  • The Journey of the Red X

Week Two: Sessions Five through Eight

  • Fishbone Diagram
  • FMEA
  • Statistics
  • Introduction to Minitab
  • Pareto Charts
  • How to Think About Data
  • MSA for Variables
  • Perform Gage R on Catapult (or Helicopter) Project
  • MSA for Variables
  • MSA for Attributes

Week Three: Sessions Nine through Twelve

  • Analyze Phase
  • Stability
  • Normality
  • Capability for Variables
  • Hypothesis Tests
  • Power and Sample Size
  • Confidence Intervals
  • Test for Equal Variances
  • Tests for Central Tendency
  • t-Test
  • Applying t-Tests to Catapult (or Helicopter) Project Data
  • Multi-Vari Studies
  • Improve Phase
  • Creating Flow
  • Monuments & Remedies

Week Four: Sessions Thirteen and Fourteen

  • Kaizen
  • 5S and Visual Management
  • SPC for Variables
  • SPC for Attributes
  • Short Run SPC
  • Performance Metrics
  • Rapid Changeover (SMED)
  • Control Phase
  • Catapult (or Helicopter) Report-Out


To earn Kent State’s Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certification, each participant 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 computer loaded with the most current version of Minitab. A six-month license of Minitab is included with your registration.


Stephen Skillman Stephen Skillman

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.

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"Steve does a great job of showing how tools can be used and in building upon various tools. Thanks so much for a wonderful class!"

Ric Lyons, SNA VP Safety, Quality, CI, Bi-Con