Full course description
In this workshop, you will demonstrate your mastery of the course objectives and complete your certification requirements by discussing the final exam, presenting your project results to the class, and planning for the future.
Get Lean Practitioner Green Belt Certification from the highest-rated Lean Course in the Northwest, over 30 years of experience from instructors who learned from the founders of Lean.
In this course, we will teach you how to manage a Lean improvement project to its completion. Besides, we will test your knowledge of Lean basics by requiring you to pass a final exam. We will also coach you along the way and reinforce course information to help you complete your project. Put another way. We will teach you how to fish, not give you a fish.
Why Take This Course
Required for those wishing to receive the Lean Practitioner Green Belt Certification.
- Build your self-confidence as a Lean Practitioner
- Learn valuable skills
- Begin a practice of growth and learning
- Learn from others
- Become the most effective improvement agent that you can be
What You Will Learn
- Demonstrate the ability to manage an improvement project
- Complete a project and present the outcomes
- Develop the necessary knowledge for further study of Lean Six Sigma methods
- Articulate the Lean process improvement method
- Prove your basic knowledge of Lean by passing a final exam
- Plan your next steps in learning more about Lean Six Sigma by creating a personal growth plan
Who Should Attend
The course is required for those seeking to certify as Green or Black Belt LSS with Six Sigma.
Course ScheduleDay 1: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Friday, December 7, 2020
Course Location: Online via Zoom
Managing Partner and Co-Founder NWCPE
Steve Zagarola is a Six Sigma Executive Master Black Belt certified by Mikel Harry – a co-founder of the Six Sigma methodology. Steve has more than 25 years’ experience in the application of statistical and modern structured approaches to the optimization of manufacturing and transactional processes, quality systems, and R&D. He has worked with and provided training and consulting for industries ranging from apparel manufacturing, advanced semiconductors, food and beverage, plastics molding, and wind energy in both the manufacturing and service and administration sectors. He has worked to improve manufacturing operations for global organizations on six continents and in English, Spanish, and German. Steve also served Six Sigma Program and Quality Manager at Vestas Wind Systems and as Director of Quality for Cascade Microtech and as a Senior Manufacturing Manager at The Coca-Cola Company. He provided technical editing for the 2012 edition of Six Sigma for Dummies for John Wiley & Sons. Steve is fluent in English, Spanish, Italian, and German. He earned a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Tech and completed post-graduate studies in Psychology and Statistics at Georgia Tech and Georgia State University and with Dr. Douglas Montgomery.
Principal and Co-Founder NWCPE
Tom has been teaching leadership, kaizen, and Lean Systems for over thirty years in a wide range of industries including health care, automotive, aerospace, and food processing. He is the President and founder of Lean Manufacturing Tools, co-founder of the Northwest Center for Performance Excellence. He received his original Lean training from first-generation experts including Dr. Shigeo Shingo (co-architect of The Toyota Production System), Hiroyuki Hirano (author and noted JIT expert), Dr. Ryuji Fukuda (member of The Sigma Project in Japan and winner of the Deming Prize), and TPM experts from Japan Institute of Plant Maintenance. Tom has authored a number of books on Lean including Lean Tooling, The Five Keys to Lean in Healthcare, 5S for the Office, The Lean Primer, and Value Stream Management. Current and former clients include Multnomah County Clinics, Capsa Solutions, Gerber Blades, Cascade Microtech, Eaton Corporation, Ford Motor Company, Wells Fargo, Lee Blake Precision Tooling, Oregon Department of Corrections, Oregon Department of Transformation, Stanley Tools, Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield, Oregon Primary Care Association, Dana Cancer Institute, Lane County (OR) Medical Clinics, OHSU Internal Medicine and Family Medicine Clinics, Saint Luke’s Medical Center, Hexcel Corporation 7-Up Bottling Company, Gleason Cutting Tools, and Komet America. Tom holds an undergraduate engineering degree from Tufts University, an M.Ed., and a Law Degree. That said his greatest passion is getting out on the front line and helping people remove obstacles in their daily work life.