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Lean Six Sigma Green Belt  

Green Belt

About Lean Six Sigma

Who has sent their staff to a UW Tacoma sponsored Lean Six Sigma Green Belt course? King Co. Libraries, Costco, U.S. Navy, Tacoma Housing Authority, DSHS Special Commitment Center, Marysville Food Bank, Boeing, City of Redmond, Dept. of Health, City of Renton, Seattle U, CenturyLink, Milgard, Crane Aerospace, Zodiac Aerospace, Thyssenkrupp, Pierce County Public Works, Dept of Retirement Systems, Liquor and Marijuana Control Board, Dept. of Licensing, Pierce Transit, University of Alaska Anchorage, State Auditors Office, City of Vancouver,Traffic Safety Commission.

Lean Six Sigma is a business and data-driven, disciplined approach to reducing waste and minimizing defects in any type of process (be it manufacturing or services).  Lean Six Sigma focuses on reduction of waste, increased profitability, and customer satisfaction. It is a method of integrated management used by organizations to more effectively and efficiently meet the needs of their customers and other interested parties. 

Course Overview

This course covers the concepts of Lean and Six Sigma for both manufacturing and service businesses. Students are provided an overview of Lean, Six Sigma and the DMAIC problem solving methodology. Included are both statistical and non-statistical techniques used for continuous process improvement such as process definition, process flow diagrams, data collection techniques, measurement techniques, causes of process variation, pareto diagrams, histograms, cause and effect diagrams, control charts and process capability analysis.  Courses are offered on and off campus in Tacoma (UW Tacoma), Everett, Olympia/Lacey and Tukwila. The interactive classroom experience emphasizes strategic thinking, flexibility, teamwork and communication skills. Each student will create specific plans for their organizations using these Lean Six Sigma concepts. Students should plan on working in teams on projects outside of class.  Participants should plan on spending 4-5 hours a week outside of scheduled class time for reading, homework and team project work where they apply Lean Six Sigma concepts and tools to improve a real business process.

Who should attend?

This course has no prerequisites. This course is designed for those who need to learn the comprehensive elements of Lean Six Sigma in order to lead others in their workplace in the Lean Six Sigma process and help facilitate team efforts. They collect data, make initial interpretations and begin to formulate and make recommendations Black Belts or sponsoring managers. Green Belts typically facilitate 1-2 projects a year while maintaining their regular work duties.

Note for WA State Employees: Washington State DES has reviewed the UW Tacoma LSS Green Belt course to determine if it meets the criteria to be used to fulfill the requirement for the DES course titled: WA-State: Problem Solving the Washington Way. The Comparison report found that "After comparing the course material against the criteria, the agency course is equivalent to the essential elements of the DES course."

Recent Lean Six Sigma Green and Black Belt Graduate Starts a Second Career

Brandon J. LSS Black Belt

"I recently graduated from the KeyBank Professional Development Center Lean Six Sigma Black/Green program. I am confident when I say the certificates are extremely prestigious and serve as phenomenal foundations for a graduate to obtain a professional position in the Lean Six Sigma profession.Today, I was offered an opportunity to work as a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt with the City of Dallas, Texas Center for Performance Excellence. Jon Kime, UW Tacoma Black Belt instructor, has prepared me and will continue to be a mentor as I start my second profession. I have already recommended the course to a current student, Laura R., who is working on her Green Belt with Gabi McNabb, my Green Belt instructor. I am extremely pleased to be an alumni of UW Tacoma and will continue to provide recommendations for people to attend and receive the same phenomenal instruction that has allowed me; to land my new opportunity. Brandon J.


Course Outcomes

Participants will:

  • Develop a basic understanding of Lean Six Sigma methodology, principles and practices.
  • Understand basic Lean Six Sigma tools and techniques.
  • Identify wasteful activities and understand why they should be eliminated.
  • Increase the student’s ability to drive Lean Six Sigma improvement projects.
  • Understand the roles and approaches for Lean Six Sigma implementation in a wide range of business, organizational and government settings.
  • Understand how to apply Lean Six Sigma to achieve higher quality and greater speed in organizational processes.
  • Increase the student’s ability to function effectively as a Lean Six Sigma Coach.
  • Apply the Lean Six Sigma methodology to various case studies.
  • Apply practical applications of Lean Six Sigma to real-world problems.
  • Demonstrate through example how to present and display Lean Six  Sigma through a “gallery walk.”
  • Develop and present a recommendation or initiative that builds a business case by performing an analysis using Lean Six Sigma methods.

Earning the Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certificate

To earn a completion certificate and certification as a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt, participants must meet the minimum standard of 80% for participation and completion of coursework. All participants are required to contribute to the development and presentation of the final team project and gallery walk.


Find more course info and instructor bio in the class links below.

 

Register for Lean Six Sigma: Green Belt
UW Tacoma
Course #: 17FTLN130F
Instructor: Gabrielle McNabb Fee: $1,799.00
Contact Hours /CEU's   Day(s)
of Week:
  Dates: Times:
40 Hours / 4 CEU's   Tu Th   10/17/2017-11/16/2017 5:30 PM-9:30 PM
Building/Room: UW Tacoma Russell T. Joy, JOY 113

Required Texts:

The Lean Six Sigma Guide to Doing More with Less, George, Mark O. (2010)
John Wiley & Sons, Inc. Hoboken, ISBN: 978-0-470-53957-6

The Lean Six Sigma Pocket Toolbook: A Quick Reference Guide to 100 Tools for Improving Quality and Speed, 1st Edition, George, M.; Rowlands, D.; Price, M. and Maxey, J. (2004) McGraw-Hill, New York, ISBN: 0-07-144119-0

Optional Texts:

The Lean Enterprise Memory Jogger: Create Value and Eliminate Waste Throughout Your Company,
MacInnes, Richard L. (1st edition, 2002) Goal/QPC; 1 edition, ISBN-10: 1576810577, ISBN-13: 978-1576810576

Six Sigma Memory Jogger II: A Pocket Guide, Brassard, Michael; Finn Lynda; Ginn, Dana and Ritter
Diane Goal/QPC (Dec. 2002), ISBN-10: 1576810445, ISBN-13: 978-1576810446

Making Change Work: Practical Tools for Overcoming Human Resistance to Change
ASQ Quality Press; 1 edition (May 1, 2004), ISBN-10: 0873896114, ISBN-13: 978-0873896

 

Lean Six Sigma: Green Belt
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Course #: 17FTLN130G
Instructor: Kevin Gardiner Fee: $1,799.00
Contact Hours /CEU's   Day(s)
of Week:
  Dates: Times:
40 Hours / 4 CEU's   Tu Th   10/24/2017-12/5/2017 5:00 PM-9:00 PM
No classes 10/31/2017, 11/21/2017 & 11/23/2017.
Building/Room: Tukwila Community Center Tukwila Community Center, Meeting Room A

Required Texts:

The Lean Six Sigma Pocket Toolbook: A Quick Reference Guide to 100 Tools for Improving Quality and Speed, 1st Edition, George, M.; Rowlands, D.; Price, M. and Maxey, J. (2004) McGraw-Hill, New York, ISBN: 0-07-144119-0

 

Register for Lean Six Sigma: Green Belt
Everett Best Western
Course #: 18WT18WTLN130C
Instructor: Nathan Navarro Fee: $1,799.00
Contact Hours /CEU's   Day(s)
of Week:
  Dates: Times:
40 Hours / 4 CEU's   M W   1/8/2018-2/12/2018 6:00 PM-10:00 PM
Building/Room: Everett Best Western Everett - Best Western Cascadia Inn, Enchantment

Required Text:

The Lean Six Sigma Pocket Toolbook: A Quick Reference Guide to 100 Tools for Improving Quality and Speed, 1st Edition, George, M.; Rowlands, D.; Price, M. and Maxey, J. (2004) McGraw-Hill, New York, ISBN: 0-07-144119-0

 

Register for Lean Six Sigma: Green Belt
SPSCC Heritage Bank Center in Lacey
Course #: 18WT18WTLN130B
Instructor: Jon Kime Fee: $1,799.00
Contact Hours /CEU's   Day(s)
of Week:
  Dates: Times:
40 Hours / 4 CEU's   M W   1/22/2018-2/26/2018 5:30 PM-9:30 PM
No class 02/19/2018.
Building/Room: SPSCC Heritage Bank Center in Lacey SPSCC Heritage Bank Center in Lacey, TBA

Required Texts:

The Lean Six Sigma Pocket Toolbook: A Quick Reference Guide to 100 Tools for Improving Quality and Speed, 1st Edition, George, M.; Rowlands, D.; Price, M. and Maxey, J. (2004) McGraw-Hill, New York, ISBN: 0-07-144119-0

 

Register for Lean Six Sigma: Green Belt
UW Tacoma
Course #: 18WT18WTLN130J
Instructor: Karen Chaudiere Fee: $1,799.00
Contact Hours /CEU's   Day(s)
of Week:
  Dates: Times:
40 Hours / 4 CEU's   Tu Th   1/23/2018-2/22/2018 5:30 PM-9:30 PM
Building/Room: UW Tacoma TBA On Campus, TBA

Required Texts:

The Lean Six Sigma Guide to Doing More with Less, George, Mark O. (2010)
John Wiley & Sons, Inc. Hoboken, ISBN: 978-0-470-53957-6

Lean Six Sigma Pocket Tool Box, George, M.; Rowlands, D.; Price, M. and Maxey, J. (2005)
McGraw-Hill, New York, ISBN: 0-07-144119-0

Optional Texts:

The Lean Enterprise Memory Jogger: Create Value and Eliminate Waste Throughout Your Company,
MacInnes, Richard L. (1st edition, 2002) Goal/QPC; 1 edition, ISBN-10: 1576810577, ISBN-13: 978-1576810576

Six Sigma Memory Jogger II: A Pocket Guide, Brassard, Michael; Finn Lynda; Ginn, Dana and Ritter
Diane Goal/QPC (Dec. 2002), ISBN-10: 1576810445, ISBN-13: 978-1576810446

Making Change Work: Practical Tools for Overcoming Human Resistance to Change
ASQ Quality Press; 1 edition (May 1, 2004), ISBN-10: 0873896114, ISBN-13: 978-0873896115

 

Lean Six Sigma: Green Belt

  Class is already in session and we are no longer accepting registrations...

Course #: 17UTLN130
Instructor: Kurt Robertson Fee: $1,799.00
Contact Hours /CEU's   Day(s)
of Week:
  Dates: Times:
40 Hours / 4 CEU's   Tu Th   9/19/2017-10/19/2017 1:00 PM-5:00 PM
This class will held AFTERNOONS in Sumner, WA for those in the Hwy 167/I405 corridor.
Building/Room: Serta Simmons Sumner Serta Simmons, Conference Room

Required Texts:

Lean Six Sigma Pocket Tool Box, George, M.; Rowlands, D.; Price, M. and Maxey, J. (2005) McGraw-Hill, New York, ISBN: 0-07-144119-0

The New Lean Pocket Guide XL by Don Tapping, MCS Media, Inc. (August 5, 2006)
ISBN-13: 978-0977072019

Six Sigma Memory Jogger II: A Pocket Guide Spiral-bound – by Michael Brassard, Lynda Finn, Dana Ginn, Diane Ritter & 2 more (May 19, 2017), ISBN-13: 978-1576810446

 

Lean Six Sigma: Green Belt

  Class is already in session and we are no longer accepting registrations...

Course #: 17FTLN130
Instructor: Karen Chaudiere Fee: $1,799.00
Contact Hours /CEU's   Day(s)
of Week:
  Dates: Times:
40 Hours / 4 CEU's   Tu Th   9/19/2017-10/19/2017 5:30 PM-9:30 PM
Building/Room: UW Tacoma Dougan, DOU 270

Required Texts:

The Lean Six Sigma Guide to Doing More with Less, George, Mark O. (2010)
John Wiley & Sons, Inc. Hoboken, ISBN: 978-0-470-53957-6

Lean Six Sigma Pocket Tool Box, George, M.; Rowlands, D.; Price, M. and Maxey, J. (2005)
McGraw-Hill, New York, ISBN: 0-07-144119-0

Optional Texts:

The Lean Enterprise Memory Jogger: Create Value and Eliminate Waste Throughout Your Company,
MacInnes, Richard L. (1st edition, 2002) Goal/QPC; 1 edition, ISBN-10: 1576810577, ISBN-13: 978-1576810576

Six Sigma Memory Jogger II: A Pocket Guide, Brassard, Michael; Finn Lynda; Ginn, Dana and Ritter
Diane Goal/QPC (Dec. 2002), ISBN-10: 1576810445, ISBN-13: 978-1576810446

Making Change Work: Practical Tools for Overcoming Human Resistance to Change
ASQ Quality Press; 1 edition (May 1, 2004), ISBN-10: 0873896114, ISBN-13: 978-0873896115

 

Lean Six Sigma: Green Belt

  Class is already in session and we are no longer accepting registrations...

Course #: 17FTLN130
Instructor: Nathan Navarro Fee: $1,799.00
Contact Hours /CEU's   Day(s)
of Week:
  Dates: Times:
40 Hours / 4 CEU's   M W   10/16/2017-11/15/2017 6:00 PM-10:00 PM
Note: Time and location have changed.
Building/Room: Everett Best Western Everett - Best Western Cascadia Inn, Enchantment

Required Text:

The Lean Six Sigma Pocket Toolbook: A Quick Reference Guide to 100 Tools for Improving Quality and Speed, 1st Edition, George, M.; Rowlands, D.; Price, M. and Maxey, J. (2004) McGraw-Hill, New York, ISBN: 0-07-144119-0

 

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