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Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Training & Certification Program

Schedule

  • Oct 8-Nov 22, 2019 at USAID Washington Learning Center, USAID Washington Learning Center, 2231 Crystal Drive (6th Fl) Arlington, VA 22202, Tuition: $3900  (#24633)   REGISTER
    Start Time: 8:30 AM | End Time: 4:30 PM
    Week 1: 10/08/2019 - 10/11/2019
    Week 2: 11/19/2019 - 11/22/2019
  • Dec 10, 2019-Jan 17, 2020 at The Learning Center, Theodore Roosevelt Building, 1900 E Street NW, Washington, DC 20415, Tuition: $3900  (#24737)   REGISTER
    Start Time: 8:30 AM | End Time: 4:30 PM
    Week 1: 12/10/2019 - 12/13/2019
    Week 2: 1/14/2020 - 1/17/2020
  • Feb 4-Mar 6, 2020 at The Learning Center, Theodore Roosevelt Building, 1900 E Street NW, Washington, DC 20415, Tuition: $3900  (#24738)   REGISTER
    Start Time: 8:30 AM | End Time: 4:30 PM
    Week 1: 02/04/2020 - 02/07/2020
    Week 2: 03/03/2020 - 03/06/2020

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 Black Belt Training and Certification Program are strongly encouraged to have the following skills/background:

  • At least two years of formal education in a technical/scientific subject (e.g. engineering, industrial/organizational psych., business)
  • Quantitative reasoning and statistical analysis skills
  • Prior experience leading projects and teams
  • Awareness of other key agency functions that provide critical inputs (e.g. HR, financial management, procurement, supply, operations)

Additional Information

This training takes place in two week-long sessions over a two months period.

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.