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Event Date
Start At : Thursday, October 27, 2011 - 9:00am
End At : Thursday, October 27, 2011 - 5:00pm

Lean Six Sigma: Management Overview

Advanced Project Management Training Seminar
Presented by Northern Virginia Community College Workforce Development
A PMIWDC Strategic Partner

We're sorry, but this Lean Six Sigma: Management Overview course is sold out. Please check back for an encore session of the program this fall!


This seminar provides 7 PDUs for certified PMs.

Dates and Location

Friday, July 29, 2011
Course Length: 8 hours – 9:00am – 5:00pm
Providing 7 PDUs

NOVA Community College
Reston 2 Center, Room 307
1831 Wiehle Ave
Reston, Virginia 20190
Driving Directions

Registration and Costs

$395.00 per person

Register online or by phone at calling 703-450-2551. Reference course code BUSC 1693 70L

About the Course

Lean and Six Sigma are two of the most valuable skills in business today. Businesses of all types are using these skills to continuously improve their methodologies and productivity.  Spend a day getting acquainted with the Lean Six Sigma enterprise approach to improvement.  This approach merges the complementary concepts and tools from both Six Sigma and Lean.  The result?  The whole is greater than the sum of the parts.  Your organization will achieve a greater impact using Lean Six Sigma than using just Six Sigma or just Lean.

This one-day overview is geared to mid-level and senior managers in organizations from every sector, including manufacturing, healthcare, business services, government and non-profit.  If you’ve got responsibility for a business unit, department, or specific work processes, you’ll discover how this approach can benefit you and your organization.

Seminar topics include:

  • Lean and Six Sigma overview
  • Problem solving and root cause analysis using Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, Control (DMAIC) structure
  • The Lean concept of value add versus non value add
  • How waste and non value activities reduce organizational productivity and inhibit growth
  • The importance of statistical thinking in process improvement
  • The role of value stream maps in identifying waste and redundancy in work processes

Participants will also learn how organizations in all industry sectors can successfully transition to a culture of continuous improvement with Lean Six Sigma.  You’ll learn the keys to success for developing your workforce and instilling continuous improvement in all aspects of your organization.

NOVA and Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) have entered an alliance to bring you the highest caliber training in these sought after skills. Taught by Donald Baker, the Lean Six Sigma seminar will introduce you to world-class concepts of quality and productivity.  Dr. Baker is the Executive Director of the John D. Hromi Center for Quality and Applied Statistics at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT).

About the Instructors

Donald D. Baker

Donald D. Baker is the Executive Director of the John D. Hromi Center for Quality and Applied Statistics at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) in Rochester, New York.  He is a consultant with industry, government, and educational institutions in the areas of quality standards and the assessment of quality systems.  He is a certified Quality System Auditor through the Registrar Accreditation Board and has assisted numerous organizations to develop their quality systems and documentation for registration under the ISO 9000 Quality Standards and QS-9000 standard.  He is a member of the US TAG to the ISO/TC 176 Committee, a member of the Board of Directors of the Greater Rochester Quality Council, and a Lead Reviewer and Vice President of the Board of Directors for the Empire State Advantage: Excellence at Work Program.  He has been the Lead Reviewer for a number of private, educational, and healthcare organizations that have applied for the New York State ESA Program and Governor’s Award for Excellence, which are based on the Malcolm Baldrige Criteria for Performance Excellence.  He also serves as a Judge for the Ohio Quality Award Program.

Dr. Baker has been Dean of RIT’s College of Continuing Education as well as Associate Dean of the College of Applied Science and Technology, Director of the graduate program in Career and Human Resource Development and Director of the Counseling Center.  He also served as a Senior Associate with the National Center on Education and the Economy while on leave from RIT.  He has conducted research on the literacy skills of workers internationally, and on the education and skills expected of high school graduates.

Dr. Baker received his BA in English from Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut, and the MEd, EdD and MBA from the University of Rochester.  He was elected a member of the Beta Gamma Sigma Society and is an honorary member of the Senate of the Budapest University of Technology and Economics.


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