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Lean Six Sigma Training

Learn more about training options in Lean Six Sigma methodologies.

Lean Six Sigma

Open Enrollment LSS Yellow Belt with Courier Simulation Training

This all-day interactive training, developed in conjunction with Rath & Strong Consulting LLC, uses a hands-on group experiential learning simulation to explore process improvement tools, including the DMAIC model, value stream mapping, Lean 5S, data analysis tools and process sigma, to apply the concepts of Lean Six Sigma in real-time while demonstrating real-life application in higher education.

Upon completion of the course, participants will be Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt practitioners and prepared to share applicable tools and skills with their departments to advance strategic goals.

Topics Covered

  • Understand the language and verbiage of process improvement and Lean Six Sigma
  • Obtain a working knowledge of the tools of process improvement/Lean Six Sigma and how to apply them specifically to a higher education setting
  • Gain the ability to identify “non-value added” activities
  • Discover how imprecise, ambiguous information can stall process improvement
  • Learn how to measure and analyze data from core processes in order to identify areas of improvement
  • Recognize the value of integrating the “voice of customer” into process improvement projects

For course availability, please visit UC Learning Center to view upcoming course dates and to register for the class. The cost is $125 per person and includes catered breakfast and lunch. 

Note: This course is intended for UC San Diego employees.

Other training options through OSI

We offer several options for Lean Six Sigma trainings ranging from:

  • Introductory White Belt Trainings,
  • Private Yellow Belt Trainings (for groups of 14+), and
  • Customized Rapid Process Improvement sessions where attendees apply their LSS training to analyze and improve a current process from your department.

If you would like to pursue the private training option, please note that event scheduling is ultimately based on facilitator availability. Contact Antonio Nava at a1nava@ucsd.edu for additional information.

Advanced Training: Green Belt and Black Belt

For individuals interested in pursuing advanced levels of education in Lean Six Sigma, OSI recommends completing a course with hands-on, instructor-led training at UC San Diego Extension. Course completion is dependent on demonstrating real-life application through an actual project. Scholarship opportunities are available annually through OSI. For more information, review the course details