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“Taught me to think outside the box, and look for creative/alternative solutions”

“The instructor used a lot of real-life examples that ranged across all areas. I really appreciate that”

“Overall, the program was excellent! I really enjoyed it!”

“Instructor was excellent; he kept things moving and made things easy to understand”

“The instructor is engaging, easy to listen to”

 “I was impressed by the instructors and their knowledge”

"The program really challenged me to look at our organization from a different point of view.  One would think that the tools that were developed for manufacturing would not be transferrable to healthcare or services, but I would say that is far from the truth.  It is the thinking behind the tools that has benefitted our organization the most along with the support that the instructors give to you."

Green Belt Program

The RIT CQAS Green Belt training program is the entry level program of the Lean Six Sigma training program that includes active management participation, twelve (12) day Green Belt training, Green Belt project and certification. There is no prerequisite for entry into our Green Belt program.

The Green Belt training program is presented one day a week for consecutive twelve weeks. This program is led by a Lean Six Sigma expert instructor and will involve participants in extensive interactive training. Participants are also exposed in depth to each topic through classroom assignments and structured exercises within team environments.

Each Green Belt training program participant is required to complete a project of significant value to their organization. These projects require the completion of a Project Charter that describes the project, details the objectives, lists the project’s team members, and includes an estimate of all project costs and a comprehensive project timeline. The Project Charter must be approved by both the organization’s management as well as RIT CQAS. During the training period the participants will present Project progress reports. Pairs of participants from the same organization may be involved with the same project.

The program's key subjects include:

  • Six Sigma & Lean Enterprise Approach to Improvement
  • Change
  • 5-S and Visual Controls
  • Cost of Quality
  • Team Building & Leadership
  • VSM (Value Stream Mapping), Current State
  • Standard Work
  • Solving Process & Tools
  • Cause-Effect Matrix
  • FMEA (Failure Mode and Effects Analysis)
  • Statistical Thinking
  • Sampling Issues
  • Basic Statistics
  • Components of Variance
  • Measurement Systems Analysis
  • Correlation & Regression Analysis
  • Capability Analysis
  • Control Plans
  • SPC & Control Charts
  • Design of Experiments – Introduction
  • T-tests
  • Line and Cell Design
  • Kaizen Event Training
  • Setup Reduction
  • Total Productive Maintenance (TPM)
  • Kanban

The RIT CQAS Green Belt program provides in-depth data analysis tools and processes to fully implement the Lean Six Sigma problem solving process that generates superior data driven solutions, productive yields and dramatically improved bottom-line results.

Our Green Belt program is also available as a contract onsite program held at your organization.


1 person .............................................................. $3,500

Teams from the same organization are entitled to discounted rates as follows:
2 people from the same company ..................... $3,150 per person
3 people from the same company ..................... $2,975 per person
4 people from the same company ..................... $2,800 per person



Greg Evershed
Director of Business Development

2015 Open Green Belt Schedule

Meets from 8:30 am - 4:30 pm on Tuesdays only. Dates are subject to change

   Spring 2015

Jan. 20

8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Management Overview

Jan. 27

8:30 am - 4:30 pm

LSS Overview

Feb. 3

8:30 am - 4:30 pm

SIPOC VSM & Flow Charting, Problem Definition

Feb. 10

8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Standard Work, Cost of Quality, & Team Building

Feb. 24

8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Project Charter

March 3

8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Statistical Thinking, Sampling Issues, Basic Statistics

March 10

8:30 am - 4:30 pm

5S & VC Problem Solving, C&E Martix, & FMEA

March 17

8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Components of Variance, MSA, & Regression Analysis

March 24

8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Line Design & Kaizen / Project Update

April 7

8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Setup Reduction & TPM & Kanban

April 14

8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Capability Analysis, Control Plans, SPC

April 21

8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Individual Project Consultations

April 28

8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Design of Experiments

May 19

8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Project Reports

    Fall 2015

  Sept. 15

 8:30 am - 4:30 pm Management Overview

 Sept. 22

 8:30 am - 4:30 pm LSS Overview

Sept. 29

 8:30 am - 4:30 pm SIPOC VSM & Flow Charting, Problem Definition

 Oct. 6

 8:30 am - 4:30 pm Standard Work, Cost of Quality, & Team Building

 Oct. 13

 8:30 am - 4:30 pm Project Charter

 Oct. 20

 8:30 am - 4:30 pm Statistical Thinking, Sampling Issues, Basic Statistics

 Oct. 27

 8:30 am - 4:30 pm5S & VC Problem Solving, C&E Martix, & FMEA

 Nov. 3

8:30 am - 4:30 pmComponents of Variance, MSA, & Regression Analysis

 Nov. 10

 8:30 am - 4:30 pmLine Design & Kaizen / Project Update

 Nov. 17

 8:30 am - 4:30 pmSetup Reduction & TPM & Kanban

 Nov. 24

 8:30 am - 4:30 pmCapability Analysis, Control Plans, SPC

 Dec. 1

 8:30 am - 4:30 pmIndividual Project Consultations

 Dec. 8

 8:30 am - 4:30 pmDesign of Experiments

 Dec. 15

 8:30 am - 4:30 pmProject Reports

Registration Information

To register for this training please follow these directions:

  1. Please fill out the Registration Form


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Payment Information

1. Once we receive your registration form, we will email you a link to pay by credit card (or click on the link below).
2. We can also invoice your company, if that is your preference. (please check the invoice box on the registration form)


Seminar registration will be confirmed upon receipt of a sufficient number of registrations.

Please Note: Registration must be received at least one week prior to the beginning of the training program.

Registration is also available by contacting:

Susan Chapman

 PHONE: (585) 475-6990
 FAX: (585) 475-5959




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