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Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification

Lean Six Sigma (LSS) is a well-known approach for achieving operational excellence that does more than simply improve production processes. LSS combines the process improvement benefits of Lean with the statistical process control (SPC) benefits of Six Sigma. It takes advantage of the “value-added” focus of Lean while maintaining the statistical rigors of Six Sigma. The course series includes four full-day training sessions with three weeks between sessions for participants to complete project work that is an essential part of the LSSGB program.



About the Course

Classroom Sessions are August 1, August 15, August 29, and September 12. 

Location: CHE building on the ISU campus in Idaho Falls.

  • Participants learn the principles of Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma using the DMAIC process.
  • Experienced Lean Six Sigma practitioners teach the classes and support participants in their project work.
  • Course material, simulations, and exercises are relevant to the regional industry.
  • LSS project work allows the participant to apply class learning to an actual project in their organization.
  • Successful participants receive a completion certificate from Idaho State University.
  • Class size of 15 - 20 (max) ensures quality class time and project supervision.

More Info: Lean Six Sigma Certification



LSSGB Day 1 Class Session:

“Define” Phase - Introduction to Lean, Six Sigma & Lean Six Sigma concepts. How to kick off your project with effective Problem Statements, a SIPOC map, Voice of the Customer, Charters, and data collection tips.

2 Weeks- Start Project Work

LSSGB Day 2 Class Session:

“Measure” Phase - How to measure process performance and determine two important aspects of any process, capability, and stability. An introduction to Standard Deviation, using histograms with upper and lower spec limits, using Control Charts, and understand Common vs Special cause variation in a process. The course uses QI macros software (an Excel add-on) to make this all easy.

2 Weeks- Chart Project Data

LSSGB Day 3 Class Session:

“Analyze” Phase - Discuss problem-solving and root cause analysis experience and give feedback and advice on alternative methods. Discuss common problems that are often encountered when collecting and analyzing data, and provide methods to avoid or minimize these problems. Introduction to basic statistical analysis tools, scatter plots and hypothesis testing, and in-class exercises to practice using these tools on sample data.

2 Weeks- Analyze Project Data

LSSGB Day 4 Session:

“Improve/Control” Phase - How to plan and implement successful Improvement events (Kaizen). Revisit the House of Lean, review the Lean tools – 5S, Visual Workplace, Standard Work, Kanbans and Two Bin Systems, Quality at the Source, and Mistake Proofing. How to sustain the improvements made with effective Leadership practices and statistical tools. How Teams work. Students will present where they are at on their project and their next steps to complete their project.  Finally, there will be a course evaluation and then certificates will be provided for completed class & project work.

60 Days- Complete Project | Project Validation & Follow Up

Course Fee:


Covers all sessions, training materials, project support, venues & food. There is a 10% discount for two or more people registering from the same company.  ASQ members will receive a 10% discount.

Student Scholarships Available

Contact daveoconnell@isu.edu for details.


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Dave O'Connell at daveoconnell@isu.edu or (208)589-5567