CQAS's Green Belt training program is the entry level Lean Six Sigma program that includes active management participation, twelve (12) days of Green Belt training, a Green Belt project and certification. There is no prerequisite for entry into our Green Belt program. It is offered both on the RIT campus (“open” enrollment) and on a contract basis at client organizations
The "open” Green Belt program is delivered one day each week for twelve consecutive weeks. The program is led by a Lean Six Sigma expert instructor and will engage participants in extensive interactive training. Participants are exposed to each topic in depth through classroom assignments and structured exercises within a team environment.
Each participant is required to complete a project of significant value to their organization. This involves completion of a Project Charter that describes objectives, team members, project costs and timeline. The Project Charter must be approved by both the organization’s management as well as CQAS. During the training program, participants will present progress reports. Pairs of participants from the same organization may work on the same project.
CQAS’s Green Belt program is unique:
RIT’s CQAS Green Belt program provides in-depth data analysis tools and processes to fully implement the Lean Six Sigma problem solving process to generate superior data driven solutions, productive yields, and dramatically improved bottom-line results.
Certification by CQAS as a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt requires the following:
Contract Green Belt Program
Our popular on-campus Green Belt certification program is also available as a customized contract program, which can be delivered to your organization as a “blended” program with both onsite elements and remote or online components, or offered fully online. This customized program covers all the same tools and topics as our open program. Contact us for more information.
All modules will be taught in class on the RIT campus.
|Jan. 16||8:30 am - 12:00 pm||Management Overview
* Managers are strongly encouraged to attend. Students may attend, but it is not required.
|Jan. 23||8:30 am - 4:30 pm||LSS Overview|
|Jan. 30||8:30 am - 4:30 pm||SIPOC VSM & Flow Charting, Problem Definition|
|Feb. 6||8:30 am - 4:30 pm||Standard Work, Cost of Quality & Team Building|
|Feb. 13||8:30 am - 4:30 pm||Project Charter|
|Feb. 27||8:30 am - 4:30 pm||Statistical Thinking, Sampling Issues, Basic Statistics|
|March 6||8:30 am - 4:30 pm||5S & VC Problem Solving, C&E Matrix, & FMEA|
|March 13||8:30 am - 4:30 pm||Components of Variance, MSA & Regression Analysis|
|March 20||8:30 am - 4:30 pm||Line Design & Kaizen/Project Update|
|March 27||8:30 am - 4:30 pm||Setup Reduction & TMP & Kanban|
|April 10||8:30 am - 4:30 pm||Capability Analysis, Control Plans, SPC|
|April 17||8:30 am - 4:30 pm||Individual Project Consultations|
|April 24||8:30 am - 4:30 pm||Design of Experiments|
|May 22||8:30 am - 4:30 pm||Project Report|
Multiple participants from the same organization receive discounted rates (no other discounts may be applied):
Discounts (for individual registrations)
Only one discount per person.
Refunds will be issued for cancellations received and confirmed at least 15 business days prior to the program date. No refunds will be issued for cancellations received after that date. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Seminar registration will be confirmed upon receipt of payment.
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I am in healthcare or services, not manufacturing. Is your program relevant for me?
Yes! Green Belts are process improvement specialists with skills that apply across disciplines and industries even though application domains differ. For example, professionals in medical and transactional fields may find lean tools more helpful initially while manufacturing professionals often take a more balanced approach to utilizing lean and six sigma tools. CQAS integrates lean and six sigma because waste and process variability are challenges across all organizations. Examples from different industries and application domains are used in the program to demonstrate the broad applicability of Lean Six Sigma. Green Belts are responsible for deciding which tools and methods will be most effective in specific situations within their own organizations.
What is the expected weekly time commitment?
In addition to one day each week for training, you should budget an additional 6-8 hours each week for work on your project, holding team meetings, and preparing for tollgates.
What is expected from my sponsor and/or manager?
Every Green Belt project requires a sponsor whose role is: (1) to help identify in advance an opportunity suitable for a Green Belt project; (2) to help remove roadblocks and support project execution; and (3) to participate in tollgate reviews and sign-off on all tollgates. Your direct manager should also provide assurance that he/she understands the demands on your time for and is committed to your success in the program.
Tell me more about the project?
Before starting our Green Belt program, you must have identified an appropriate project “opportunity” with the support of a sponsor. You will receive information from us to assist you and your sponsor in selecting an appropriate project. We suggest that a suitable Green Belt project returns at least $50,000 in estimated benefits, recognizing that other metrics may be more appropriate to your situation. The project should be completed (with sign-off from sponsor and finance) within two years of training.
How much time do I have to complete the project?
After the formal training ends, you will have 2 years to complete your project in order to earn Green Belt certification. Extensions may be granted for extenuating circumstances but they must be approved by CQAS and your sponsor.
What materials are provided with the course?
You will receive a binder with all course materials, which are also available in our online repository.
Do you issue “continuing education credits” (CEU’s)?
Yes. Upon request, you will be issued 8 CEU’s at the end of the training portion of the program.
How soon should I register, and what is your cancellation policy?
Registration is first-come-first-served – to be assured of a seat, you should register and pay as soon as it is feasible for you. RIT accepts credit cards and purchase orders. In the event that you need to cancel, we will refund the full cost of the program until 3 weeks (15 business days) prior to the program start date.