Full course description

Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Program

For organizations to be successful, they need a consistent methodology and common terminology for continuous improvement. The Lean Six Sigma program offered by Georgia State University’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business integrates the best of the Lean and Six Sigma methodologies to identify and improve organizational processes. The program also offers introductions to best-in-class methods in business analysis, structured brainstorming (TRIZ) and change management—setting the “gold standard” in Lean Six Sigma training.


When

The 5-day Black Belt program will be held:

November 5-9, 2018, Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Georgia State University, Robinson College of Business
Buckhead Center, Tower Place 200, 3348 Peachtree Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30326

 

Fee

$3,950

Fee covers all costs: tuition, books and materials, opportunity to earn a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certification, breakfast and lunch, snacks, wireless Internet, on-site IT support, and parking in the Tower Place 200 parking structure. 

View our Cancellation Policy:  http://execed.robinson.gsu.edu/about-us/registration-policies/ (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

To pay by Check / Discounts

To pay by check or to confirm eligibility and obtain the appropriate discount code, send an email to execed@gsu.edu or call the Executive Education Center at 404-413-7300 

  • Early Bird (30 Days Prior to Program Start) - 5%

  • Non-Profit Organizations - 10%

  • Military and Veterans - 10%

  • Companies sending a team of three or more - 10%

  • Past Exec Ed Program Participants - 10%

  • GSU Alumni - 25%

  • GSU Student - 25%

  • GSU Faculty or Staff Member - 50%

If you are a candidate in the government's WIOA Program, you would need to select a Green Belt weeklong program and a Black Belt weeklong program. This qualifies as your approved "combo" package. Please call Durinda Dickson at 404-413-7300 if you have questions.


Program Format

For organizations to be successful, they need a consistent methodology and common terminology for continuous improvement. The Lean Six Sigma program offered by Georgia State University’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business integrates the best of the Lean and Six Sigma methodologies to identify and improve organizational processes. The program also offers introductions to best-in-class methods in business analysis, structured brainstorming (TRIZ) and change management—setting the “gold standard” in Lean Six Sigma training.


Program Content

Six Sigma is about quality. Lean is about reducing time through reduction in waste and complexity. Both Six Sigma and Lean offer sets of tools that are dedicated to meeting customer requirements. A major component of this program is the DMAIC process.

  • Define: Focus on the big picture, understanding customer requirements, project prioritization, chartering a project, scheduling, listening to the "voices" of the customers, the processes, and the employees.
  • Measure: Focus on gaining a competitive advantage through business analytics; Identifying inputs and outputs, types of measures, setting targets, data collection, root cause analysis, and introduction to Minitab software.
  • Analysis: Focus on diagnosis first, then action. Qualitative and quantitative analysis, process analysis, descriptive statistics, hypothesis testing, descriptive statistics, forecasting models, process flowchart techniques and benchmarking.
  • Improve: Focus on process improvement as an engine for organizational growth by performing Kaizen events, developing potential solutions, creating the future state, optimizing solutions, evaluating risk, implementing new processes and doing service recovery.
  • Control: Focus on implementing controls and developing standards. Evaluating financial benefits, monitoring process changes, understanding process capability, developing response plans, and effective project closure.


Program Participants (Who Should Attend)

  • Individuals interested in developing an understanding of Lean Six Sigma and business analytics

  • Individuals who want to earn a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certification

  • Individuals who are responsible for planning and leading continuous improvement projects

  • Individuals who want to advance or change their careers by obtaining a Lean Six Sigma certification

  • Teams who want to work together to effectuate plans and implement high-priority projects

Program Benefits

Program participants will return to their organizations with the knowledge and skills to:

  • Effectively apply Lean Six Sigma methods and tools

  • Clearly articulate the DMAIC Lean Six Sigma stages and objectives

  • Integrate business performance management with Lean Six Sigma methodologies

  • Lead departmental projects to higher performance

  • Become more effective team members for key cross-functional projects

  • Bring about measurable improvements in customer satisfaction, product quality, and profitability

  • Lead mission-critical transformational change initiatives that create sustainable corporate value


Program Faculty

  • Kenneth Levine, DBA, Master Black Belt 

  • Satish Nargundkar, Ph.D., Master Black Belt