RESCHEDULED: Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Introduction

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Event Date
Start At : Monday, November 12, 2012 - 9:00am
End At : Tuesday, November 13, 2012 - 5:00pm

Note that due to the hurricane, this program has been rescheduled from October 30-31 to November 12-13.

Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Introduction

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


This seminar provides 14 PDUs for certified PMs.

Dates and Location

Tuesday, October 30 & Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Course Length: 14 hours – from 9:00am – 5:00pm
Providing 14 PDUs

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

Registration and Costs

$755.00 per person (includes materials)

Register online or by phone at calling 703-450-2551. Reference course code BUSC 1408 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 two days getting acquainted with the Lean Six Sigma enterprise approach to improvement and learn how to apply fundamental Lean and Six Sigma tools in a structured problem solving methodology.  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 course 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.

During this interactive program, you’ll begin working in teams on specific work related problems using the first four phases of the DMAIC process (Define, Measure, Analyze, and Improve).Seminar topics include:
  • Lean Six Sigma Enterprise Approach to Improvement
  • Problem Solving Process/Tools
  • 5S and Visual Controls
  • VSM (Value Stream Mapping) − Current State
  • Team Building/Leadership
  • Change
During the training, you’ll use tools to help find the root causes of problems, identify possible solutions, and implement these solutions.  The tools include flowcharting, 5-why analysis, cause and effect diagrams, cause and effect matrices, paired comparisons, weighted voting, brainstorming, affinity diagramming, and the Gantt chart. By the end of training, you will know what is involved in implementing a sustainable 5S program.  You’ll also understand why VSM serves as a road map for an organization’s Lean Six Sigma journey.  You’ll leave with ideas on how to promote, communicate, and reward the challenge of driving change.

NOVA and Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) have entered an alliance to bring you the highest caliber training in these sought after skills. Seminar instructor Dr. Donald Baker is the Executive Director of the John D. Hromi Center for Quality and Applied Statistics at RIT.

About the Instructor

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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