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Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Conversion

Course Overview

All businesses experience variation which impacts process stability, predictability and capability. In addition to costly scrap and rework, variation can also impact a business’s ability to ship product and services on time.

By reducing and controlling process variation, quality levels can be improved and the associated costs reduced freeing up valuable resource to work on future development and growth.

Six Sigma is a mathematical term used to describe a performance goal. It is also a methodology, a philosophy and a way of doing business used by many of the World’s most successful companies.

The programme is conducted over 5 defined phases known as DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyse, Improve and Control). The terms Yellow Belt, Green Belt, Black Belt and Master Black Belt refer to the skill level and training received by the practitioner.

The GBS Lean Six Sigma Black Belt conversion is an advanced course designed for those leading and supporting multiple improvement projects across their business units. Candidates are typically those the business wishes to develop as continuous improvement experts, leaders or managers.

We recommend trainees first attend Green Belt training. Those embracing the programme and demonstrating a high proficiency can then attend the conversion course.

The 8 day syllabus covers the key elements needed to successfully operate as a Black Belt. They include advanced tools and techniques, planning, project selection and scoping, engagement techniques, breaking down barriers, coaching methods and reporting. Minitab statistical software is used for analysis.

The course is highly interactive enabling attendees to immediately apply what they have learnt.

Typical learning outcomes

  • Gain a detailed understanding of the Lean Six Sigma tools and techniques to reduce cycle-times, process variation and improve quality.
  • Becoming a highly effective, influential and successful change agent.
  • How to lead and support multiple projects through to completion.
  • How to engage and gain buy-in from different stakeholder groups.
  • How to align business strategy, objectives and improvement projects.
  • How to break down barriers and reduce resistance.
  • Move towards accreditation as a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt.

Course format options

  • In House Course

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