Lean Six Sigma: Green Belt Certification Training

Level: Intermediate

The business world is highly focused on process improvement through reducing costs, increasing speed, and improving quality or customer satisfaction. Launch yourself into this corporate world with a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certification from Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth. Your Lean Six Sigma skill set will include root cause analysis, process mapping, statistical process control, design of experiments, and a variety of other useful process calculations, allowing you to bring expertise to any field or discipline.

Your Lean Six Sigma skill set will include root cause analysis, process mapping, statistical process control, design of experiments, and a variety of other useful process calculations, allowing you to bring expertise to any field or discipline. The PhD professors offer practical experience in guiding students through this workshop, assisting with the attendee case-study assignment.

Training accredited by Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth:

Professional certification is a process in which a person proves that he or she has the knowledge, as a basis, for performing a specific job. The proof comes in the form of a certification earned by passing quizzes, an exam, case studies, actual case or some combination of these items that are provided by an accredited organization. Accreditation is recognition that an educational institution has a certain standard of quality that other reputable organizations will honor. Without accreditation the certification provider may not provide the participant lasting value. Therefore, it is imperative that you receive your certification from a trusted, accredited institution. Dartmouth College, founded in 1769, is accredited by the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education (CIHE) of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). Accreditation is a non-governmental, non-profit, self-regulatory, peer review process based on rigorous standards.

Workshop Schedule:

*10 – (4-hour sessions); (2 sessions per week for 5 weeks), sessions run 10:00 am to 2:00 PM Eastern Time (approximately 40 hours of training) plus you must do one LSS case study, (approximately 40 hours homework). Please review the PDF for the Schedule options: Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Schedule

Key features of this Green Belt Training:

  • Recordings of all instructor-led sessions are included
  • Half-day training sessions, live online, allow you to still work half days
  • Receive a certificate of completion from Dartmouth’s Thayer School of Engineering

You Will Learn How To:

  • Apply lean and six sigma tools within the context of DMAIC
  • Manage root cause analysis
  • Identify and eliminate waste through process mapping
  • Apply statistical analysis techniques
  • Improve team dynamics

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  • 10 4-hour instructor-led training sessions
  • One-on-one after-course instructor coaching
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Green Belt Course Information

  • Who would benefit from this training?

    Those individuals who can use basic statistics to assist a project team. This hands-on workshop is designed for Lean Six Sigma project team members.

  • Prerequisites

    Participants are expected to have basic algebra capability. Yellow belt certification is not a requirement.

  • Course Materials

    Students are highly recommended to have a copy of the Green Belt Course Manual, in either Paper or PDF copy, to use as reference.

    Students will be provided with a PDF of the class materials.

    All sessions are recorded, placed in a dropbox, and provided to participants for download to a computer in the event of a missed class or for review in the future.

  • Homework

    Students must choose one case study (from manufacturing, financial, or healthcare) and complete it within 10 days of the last class (approx. 40 hours of homework). You will receive all case studies before the workshop begins, and will work on it over the duration of the training.

  • Software/Hardware

    Minitab is used in this workshop. Minitab is available for free 30-day trial and must be run on a Windows PC.

    A headset with microphone is required, as using built-in speakers/microphone causes echo issues. Headsets give participants complete interaction with the instructor and other students.

    Exam Information: This take home exam is required. You must show your own original work on the exam and must work independently. Contact the instructor for help and guidance; do not contact other participants. You must complete the exam and email it to the instructor within 5 business days of the last session on day 10. Those who do not return the exam within 5 business days will not be eligible for the LSS Green Belt Certificate (NO EXCEPTIONS).

    This is an open notes exam so you can use all of the material that the instructors have provided to you. The exam will be primarily question and answer format with some of the math that you have learned during the course. The exam should be completed in 8 to 12 hours. It is a pass/fail exam.

  • Certification Information

    Dartmouth College, Thayer School of Engineering, will issue a certificate of completion, in PDF format, to participants who successfully complete the case study and pass the take home quiz.

Green Belt Course Outline

  • Introduction to Lean Six Sigma (LSS) & Use of common LSS Tools

    Processes: Management, Core, Support

    Lessons and Laws of Lean

    6 Causes of Variation in Six Sigma

    ISO 9001 relationship to LSS

    DMAIC model

    Types of improvement teams

    Team Development Stages and how to navigate through them

    Team guidelines

    Effective team meetings

    Consensus and the power of synergy

  • Team Conflict, Dysfunction and Tools

    Differences between a group and a team

    Process of Consensus Decision-Making

    Insight into the Power of Synergy

    Understand the Five Dysfunctions of a Team

    Various techniques to Build a High Performing Team

    Additional Team Tools

  • Identifying & Evaluating Waste

    Seven wastes




    Definitions & Simulations

    One-Piece Flow

    Batch or Batch Processing

    Considering Set-up & Machine Downtime

  • Level Loading

    What is it?

    How might you achieve level loading?

  • Push/Pull Systems/Lead Times

    Push Definition and Example

    Pull Definition and Example

    Establishing Lead Times and setting Goals

  • DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, Control)

    DMAIC detail through case study

    Use of common LSS Tools

  • Culture of Teamwork

  • Layout the Workflow

    Functional Layout

    Product Layout

    Dedicated Work Cells

  • Value Stream Mapping

    Visual Management – Gemba

    Types of Maps

    Implementation and methods of VSM

  • Introduction to Statistics

    Statistics notation (symbols)

    Normal (bell-shaped) curve

    Measures of central tendency

    Understanding of variation

    Dispersion and standard deviation

    Process capability

    Purpose of using statistics

    Variation and the Normal Curve

    Data and Variation

    Measures of Central Tendency

    Standard deviation

    Confidence interval of the mean

    Hypothesis testing

  • Statistical Process Control (SPC)

    What it is and why we use it

    Types of Data (attribute, variable)

    Pareto Charts

    Six Sigma (+/-6 standard deviations)

    Why is standard deviation important (Cp & Cpk)?

  • Introduction to Design of Experiments (DOE)

    What is DOE and why use it?

    DOE Size

    Steps to Conducting a DOE

    DOE Example(s) and Exercises using Minitab

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Green Belt Training FAQs

  • How do I achieve Green Belt Certification?

    Dartmouth College, Thayer School of Engineering, will issue a certificate of completion, in PDF format, to participants who complete the workshop with appropriate attendance and pass the take home exam. The exam is online, open book, and multiple choice.

  • Can I take this Lean Six Sigma Green Belt training online to get certified?

    Yes! We know your busy work schedule may prevent you from getting to one of our classrooms which is why we offer convenient online training to meet your needs wherever you want. This course is available online or as Private Team Training.

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