Graduates of the Green Belt program have the skills needed to lead and sustain moderately complex Lean process improvement initiatives, leading to positive, measurable, sustained results.
During the 8-days of in-class training (split into two, 4-day segments), participants are exposed to the fundamental components of Lean process improvement (DMAIC) and collaborate to improve a “live” government process under the guidance of their instructor. In the five weeks between Session 1 and 2 and after the last day of in-class training participants apply the same methodology on individual projects with one-on-one coaching. Organizations participating in a Green Belt workshop can expect to offset the cost of the training through with results generated through Lean improvements.
Green Belt workshops are “sponsored” by a government organization who provide a location for the training and a process for in-class group work in exchange for one free registration.
Green Belt certificates are awarded upon completion of: the Project Workbook, current/future state value stream maps and presentation/assessment of a Project Report. Participants must demonstrate positive results signed off by their project sponsor in order to graduate.
Candidates should expect to devote a minimum of 16 days of total hands-on effort to complete the work, spread over a period of up to 12 months – allowing time to generate and sustain results.
By the end of the program participants are able to: