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Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Training & Certification Program

Schedule

  • May 10-20, 2021 at *ONLINE*, online course, Tuition: $4500  (#25615)   FULL
    This is a completely virtual course. There will be no in-person attendance option.
    Start Time: 9:30 AM | End Time: 4:30 PM
    Week 1: 05/10/2021 - 05/13/2021
    Week 2: 05/17/2021 - 05/20/2021
  • Jun 14-24, 2021 at *ONLINE*, online course, Tuition: $4500  (#25697)   REGISTER
    This is a completely virtual course. There will be no in-person attendance option.
    Start Time: 9:30 AM | End Time: 4:30 PM
    Week 1: 06/14/2021 - 06/17/2021
    Week 2: 06/21/2021 - 06/24/2021

Overview

OPM’s Process & Performance Improvement Program supports the President’s Management Agenda and Cross-Agency Priority Goals by reskilling staff and federal organizations' capacity to design and execute process improvement initiatives.

Individuals will learn to increase efficiency and effectiveness of federal processes by understanding and practicing tools and techniques in qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis, data-driven decision-making, and the increased ability to address root causes rather than symptoms of organizational challenges.

Some critical skills applicable to many federal services include facilitation; project management; qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis; root cause analysis; and working on teams to make data-driven decisions.

All course materials will be provided to students electronically through our learning management system, CLD Central. This eliminates thousands of pages of printing per student and serves as a more effective reference for students in the future. As such, all students are required to bring their own laptop and/or tablet to class to reference slides, templates, and take notes.

To become Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certified, in addition to the two weeks of LSS in-person training, each student will complete an LSS project in their home agency. Students will apply their new LSS skills to their project with support from LSS instructors and coaches. Upon completion of all training requirements, project approval by PPIP's instructors or coaches at each tollgate phase, and completion of their Lean Six Sigma project, participants will be eligible for certification as a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt.

How You Will Benefit

Students completing training, a successful project, and becoming Green Belt certified will have demonstrated ability to execute projects that improve work processes, gain efficiencies, and enhance the agency's effectiveness. Qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis, data-driven decision-making, and the increased ability to address root causes rather than symptoms will be emphasized throughout the training and project work.

Who Should Attend

Individuals with an interest in improving work processes, gaining efficiencies, and enhancing their agency's effectiveness should attend this two week LSS Green Belt training. After verification of successful completion of training and a project in their home agency, students will be eligible to become LSS GB certified.

Prerequisites

Although there are no prerequisites for this course, participants enrolling in the Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Training and Certification Program may find it helpful to have past exposure to technical/scientific fields (e.g. engineering, industrial/organizational psych., business); quantitative reasoning and statistical analysis; leading projects and teams; and awareness of critical agency functions (e.g. HR, financial management, procurement, operations).

Additional Information

This training takes place in two 1-week sessions.

Please contact Megan Huss and the Process & Performance Improvement Program Office at leansixsigma@opm.gov with any questions about our open-enrollment trainings, customized solutions, and project-based learning opportunities for your individual staff or intact teams.