“Lean Six Sigma has given me a new mindset. Before my certification, I viewed quality as a methodology. Now, it has become my mindset. When I look at an organization as a future employee, no matter what industry it is in, I know I have the hands on tools to eliminate waste and make a difference in any position.”
Dan Haduch
Governors State University - MBA Class of 2016

Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certificate Course

Location: Governors State University
Days: Saturdays, July 23 – September 3, 2016 - See below dates (available fully online too)
Time: 9am - Noon
Room: TBD
Fee: $1,500 plus textbooks and Software - Bookstore GSU Follet

Hybrid Instruction:  Four in-class and three online classes

In-class sessions: July 23, August 6, 20, and September 3, 2016 (Final exam)

Online Sessions: July 30, August 13, and August 27, 2016

Description: The Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certificate course will focus on both Advanced Lean Techniques and Six Sigma "Green Belt" methodologies. Detailed and real-world examples of lean thinking will be reviewed with hands - on examples to enhance the learning experience. Learn how to integrate theories of business, statistics, and the elimination of waste with the goal of achieving tangible results. Six Sigma methods will include project planning and various statistical tools to equip the student to be Green Belt certified and a practitioner of Lean Six Sigma at their organization.

Course code: CE-GFS01-05

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Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certificate Course

Location: Governors State University

Days: Project Kick-Off Face-to-Face TBD, Certification Project Due Date 11/19/16, Milestones and "project check-in's" will be conducted with one-on-one meetings throughout the class with the instructor. 
Time: 9am - Noon
Room: TBD
Fee: $3,000 plus textbooks and Software - Bookstore GSU Follet

Description: The final course of the series will be a complete Lean Six Sigma Project from inception to completion. This course will prepare the student to lead a selected project while continuously training team members along with leading a change event.  The student will possess a thorough understanding of all aspects of DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, and Control).  All statistical tools will be reviewed including graphs and illustrations of real-life discussions, benchmarks and events.  This course will encompass the methodologies learned in both the Yellow and Green Belt certification.  In addition it will include new processes that will be required for project success. Statistical software will be utilized that will assist the student in establishing objectives for decision making.  This intensive course will encompass a real-life project with clear objectives and details outlined in the project charter.  Milestones and "project check-in's" will be conducted with one-on-one meetings throughout the class with the instructor.  

Students can expect, upon completion of their project, to demonstrate a significant improvement in their selected process.  Also, as a Certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, the student will be prepared to lead future events using the tools and methodologies obtained in this class.  This Lean Six Sigma series can be utilized in any industry or marketplace.  

Prerequisite: Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certification.  Certification from outside firms must be reviewed in detail to ensure they meet the prerequisite for Governors State University Black Belt Certification.

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 Master the basics for transforming the work you perform.

In just 7 weeks, become a more confident, process change agent for your organization. A Six Sigma Green Belt education will allow you to:
• Sharpen the direction of your efforts
• Drive profitability throughout your organization
• Solve complex problems with greater efficiency.
• Improve the financial bottom line of your organization
• Learn how to integrate Six Sigma methodology into your organization
• Develop the foundational framework for becoming a Black Belt

Is this course right for me? THIS CLASS IS PERFECT FOR YOU IF:
• You are an individual looking to get a thorough understanding of Six Sigma Methodology
• You are a college or graduate level student looking to provide yourself a competitive advantage in the hiring process
• You are an executive looking to utilize an "advance" team in your process
• You are a displaced worker & need to enhance your background for future employment opportunities

Six Sigma Can Take You Further:
• U.S.-based Six Sigma Master Black Belts earn an average annual salary of $122,627. - 8th Annual iSixSigma Global Salary Survey
• U.S.-based quality professionals who complete any Six Sigma training earn $12,642 more than those without it.
- 2011 QP Salary Survey

If you or someone you know is interested or you would like more
information, please contact Amy Barsha or at 708-534-4099

Is your group interested? We can come to your location.