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Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt

One (1) day course

The Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt course is a foundational learning program designed to provide essential core competencies for managing processes. It is also the first of the three Advanced Yellow Belt courses which are prerequisites to enrolling in the highly acclaimed ets Green Belt Certification program.

The following concepts and skills are learned and applied in this full day program:

  • Discuss the role of measures in process management and how to determine the most effective ones for your process.
  • Flow chart your process so that the best flow and opportunities for improvement can be easily identified.
  • Apply two Lean tools to your process which can be implemented immediately to reduce waste in the workplace.
  • Apply the most important tools for analyzing data and prioritizing problems in a process.
  • Discuss process variation and how to quantify it.
  • Review the DMAIC method and discuss how tools learned in class are applied in each step.
  • Earn ets, inc. Yellow Belt certification.

Note: There are no prerequisites for this course. To achieve Advanced Yellow Belt Certification, Yellow Belt, DMAIC, and Project Management for Six Sigma must be completed within a 12-month period.

Includes manual and access to the ets Resource Library of digital forms.
Courses are offered in open regional settings throughout Florida and closed formats at the client’s location.

$295 - One (1) day course - Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt: Earn ets, inc. Certification LSSYB101
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Lean Six Sigma DMAIC

One (1) day course

The DMAIC course is designed to provide participants with the essential logic concepts and problem-solving tools to systematically analyze and improve any process. Emphasis is placed on the 5 DMAIC steps, the 33 roadmap checkpoints, and the application of the appropriate analytical tools for each step and situation. This course is the second of the three Advanced Yellow Belt courses which are prerequisites to enrolling in the highly acclaimed ets Green Belt Certification program.

The following objectives will be achieved in this one-day program: 

  • Review and discuss the five DMAIC method steps and 33 roadmap checkpoints.
  • Apply the most impactful tools and techniques and discuss when to apply them.
  • Review the different types of data and how to use this knowledge when approaching problems.
  • Discuss how to maximize benefits throughout the DMAIC methodology by emphasizing the Cost of Poor Quality and Return on Investment.
  • Evaluate a DMAIC project case study by applying the ets DMAIC checklist and scoring methodology.
  • Earn ets, inc. DMAIC certification.

Note: There are no prerequisites for this course. To achieve Advanced Yellow Belt Certification, Yellow Belt, DMAIC, and Project Management for Six Sigma must be completed within a 12-month period.

Includes manual and access to the ets Resource Library of digital forms.
Courses are offered in open regional settings throughout Florida and closed formats at the client’s location.

$295 - One (1) day course - Lean Six Sigma DMAIC: Earn ets, inc. Certification LSSDM101
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Project Management for Lean Six Sigma

One (1) day course

This course is designed to ensure project teams have the skills necessary to develop and effectively implement countermeasures to eliminate root causes discovered when applying the DMAIC methodology. Emphasis is placed on risk analysis, action plans, and determining project Return on Investment. Participants are also taught how to documents results, standardize improvements, and identify opportunities for continuous process improvement. This course is the third of the three

The following concepts and skills will be learned and applied in this one-day program:

  • Review the five phases of project management and how to apply them to process improvement.
  • Discuss how project management supports the Six Sigma DMAIC methodology.
  • Apply the essential tools of project management including the five phases of team development, Work Breakdown Structure, Action Planning, Return on Investment, and how to document Lessons Learned.
  • Discuss how to evaluate project effectiveness and calculate Return on Investment.
  • Review the next steps necessary to register for the Green Belt Certification program.
  • Earn ets, inc. Yellow Belt certification.

Note: There are no pre-requisites for this course; however, it is recommended that Yellow Belt and DMAIC are taken prior to Project Management.

Includes manual and access to the ets Resource Library of digital forms.
Courses are offered in open regional settings and closed formats for large groups at the client’s location.

$295 - One (1) day course - Project Management for Lean Six Sigma: Earn ets, inc. Certification LSSPM101
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Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification

Five (5) days with Advanced Yellow Belt Certification, $2590 - Eight (8) without Advanced Yellow Belt Certification

The Green Belt Certification program is designed to develop expertise with Lean Six Sigma through the direct application of tools and techniques on a strategic organizational issue. Participant teams are facilitated through process improvement by ets Master Black Belts during the 5-day program in which they apply knowledge gained in the Advanced Yellow Belt series and additional tools learned for their specific project. The ets Green Belt program is among the most successful in the nation in terms of satisfaction, certification rate, and Return on Investment.

The following concepts will be discussed and applied in this 5-day program: 

  • Quantify the need for improvement both in process performance and financial impact to the organization.
  • Analyze a process, identifying waste, and collecting appropriate data for selecting the most significant problem.
  • Determine and verify root causes and select effective and feasible countermeasures.
  • Develop a plan to implement countermeasures and quantify the impact of a project, both in performance, financial impact and Return on Investment.
  • Communicate the problem and solution in a logical, factual way.
  • Earn ets, inc. Green Belt certification.

Note: Successful completion of the Advanced Yellow Belt series is pre-requisite for this course.

Includes manual and access to the ets Resource Library of digital forms. 

Please note that the ets Green Belt Program is taught in a team setting using applied knowledge to student’s organizational projects. Teams of minimum of 2-3 participants per team project are recommended, and individual teams are discouraged due to work load required for certification.
Courses are offered in open regional settings and closed formats for large groups at the client’s location.  Contact ets for details.

Class sizes are limited.

$1800 - Five (5) days with Advanced Yellow Belt Certification, $2590 - Eight (8) without Advanced Yellow Belt Certification - Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification: Earn ets, inc. Certification LSSGB101
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Lean Six Sigma Black Belt

11 days with prior ets or accredited organization Green Belt Certification

The ets Lean Six Sigma Black Belt program is designed to develop the in-house expertise organizations need to guide and support the performance improvement process. Emphasis is placed on leadership processes including Organizational Assessments, Key Performance Indicators, Strategic Planning, Work Systems, and advanced Lean Six Sigma statistical tools. Black Belt candidates are expected to demonstrate competency through the application of knowledge to a strategic priority from their organizations.

The following concepts and skills will be learned and applied in this 10-day program:

  • Review and discuss the key concepts of the Lean Six Sigma enterprise and apply them.
  • Apply the tools necessary for prioritizing potential projects and developing an organizational improvement plan.
  • Discuss how and when to use strategic, decision, and analytical tools to promote critical thinking and fact-based decisions.
  • Discuss effective approaches for demonstrating team leadership, team dynamics and guiding others in the organization on successful Lean Six Sigma team projects.
  • Develop a plan to teach and coach others in Lean Six Sigma philosophies and principles.
  • Earn ets, inc. Black Belt certification. 

Note: Pre-requisite for the ets Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Program is prior Green Belt Certification from ets or an accredited organization. Contact ets for details.

Includes manual, analytical software, forms and templates.

Class sizes are limited.

$4950 - 11 days with prior ets or accredited organization Green Belt Certification - Lean Six Sigma Black Belt: Earn ets, inc. Certification LSSBB101

Lean Six Sigma White Belt

Four (4) hours

The Lean Six Sigma White Belt course is our most popular program for engaging the entire workforce in process improvement and analytical thinking. The half-day format minimizes impacts on program and staffing schedules and is offered at an affordable price.

The following concepts will be discussed and applied in this HALF-DAY program:

  • Demonstrate a fundamental working knowledge of Lean Six Sigma.
  • Describe the key steps and outcomes of a process.
  • Apply an approach for identifying process waste.
  • Construct two analytical process improvement tools.
  • Describe the financial impacts of poor process performance.
  • Discuss a structured approach for improving any outcome and process.
  • Earn ets, inc. White Belt certification.

Note: There are no pre-requisites for this course.

Includes manual and access to the ets Resource Library of digital forms.
Courses are offered in open regional settings and closed formats for large groups at the client’s location.

$175 - Four (4) hours - Lean Six Sigma White Belt: Earn ets, inc. Certification LSSWB101

Lean Six Sigma Applications Expert

One (1) day with Advanced Yellow Belt Certification

Prerequisites for this course include Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt, DMAIC, and Project Management for Six Sigma. It is suggested that Sterling 101 and 102 Criteria training be completed prior to Applications Expert training but is not a requirement. However, students desiring Lean Six Sigma Silver Belt Certification must also complete Sterling 101 and 102 Criteria training within a 12-month period

Identify the core concepts of the Lean Six Sigma and Sterling Management systems.

Discuss the importance of documenting processes and standardizing work.

Examine how ongoing process improvement drives organizational capability and results as measured by Sterling examiners.

Recognize how to evaluate the effectiveness of education and training programs.

Discuss how processes can be integrated to maximize capacity and capability.

Examine a systematic approach for innovation and how organizations can make innovation a core competency.

$295 - One (1) day with Advanced Yellow Belt Certification - Lean Six Sigma Applications Expert: Earn ets, inc. Certification LSSAE101

Lean Six Sigma Executive Belt

One (1) day, with LSS Yellow Belt as a prerequisite

The purpose of the Lean Six Sigma Executive Belt Program is to prepare leaders for the implementation of organization-wide Lean Six Sigma and provide the tools necessary to maximize and sustain its benefits.  A specific focus of the program is to develop strategies and prioritize projects for significant improvement. Also covered is the leader’s role in ensuring Lean Six Sigma applications are successful and lead to desired culture change.

Following are the key topics included in the one-day Executive Belt Program:

  • Develop an organizational improvement plan using the Sterling framework and Lean Six Sigma concepts.
  • Review the relationships between the Mission, Vision, Key Performance Indicator Scorecard, and the Strategic Plan.
  • Prioritize organization-level issues for potential LSS Green Belt initiatives.
  • Determine the organization’s key processes and the value of standardizing them to ensure consistency and compliance with effective practices.
  • Define the role of the executive sponsor and how to review improvement initiatives.
  • Determine next steps, including the selection of potentially high impact Green Belt projects.

Note: Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt is pre-requisite for this course.

Only $395 per person with a minimum of 15 participants. Volume discounts available, please inquire.

Includes manual and access to the ets Resource Library of digital forms.
Courses are offered in open regional settings and closed formats for executive groups at the client’s location.

$395 - One (1) day, with LSS Yellow Belt as a prerequisite - Lean Six Sigma Executive Belt: Earn ets, inc. Certification LSSEB101

Advanced Yellow Belt Certification

Three (3) courses

Best overall value! Receive a $95 discount by registering for all three courses at once: Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt, Lean Six Sigma DMAIC, and Project Management.

Students will obtain Advanced Yellow Belt Certification (AYB) in addition to each course certification AND satisfy the prerequisite to enroll in ets’ Green Belt 5-Day Certification Program.

Scheduled classes can be changed to different dates and still receive AYB certification, if all three courses are taken within a 12-month period.

$790 - Three (3) courses - Advanced Yellow Belt Certification: Earn ets, inc. Certifications LSSYB101, LSSDM101, LSSPM101
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