Green Belt to Black Belt Upgrade – Denver

Upgrade to a Black Belt in Problem Solving

Format: In-Person Classroom
Topic: Lean Six Sigma



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Following the disciplined Six Sigma DMAIC (Define-Measure-Analyze-Improve-Control) road map, this course teaches you how to collect and analyze performance data, identify inefficiencies and problems, pinpoint root causes, and institute new protocols to greatly improve processes. In addition to teaching the complementary methodologies of Lean and Six Sigma, this course also provides skills in leading teams through the process of change.

Learning Objectives

This course develops Lean Six Sigma Green Belts into Black Belts who can solve more challenging problems and lead improvement teams across a wider spectrum of processes in any environment, including transactional, service, manufacturing, healthcare, and financial.

Drawing on both quantitative and qualitative methods from the complementary domains of Lean and Six Sigma, this course prepares Lean Six Sigma (LSS) Black Belts for their role as change agents in training and mentoring Green Belts and other resources, facilitating and leading projects, supporting broader performance excellence efforts, and serving as internal consultants.

A differentiating aspect of this course is the inclusion of creative-thinking modules that can be used when out-of-the-box solutions are needed, as well as a focus on change leadership skills to drive and facilitate change.

Throughout the course, expert instructors with real-world experience vigorously challenge candidates. They transfer knowledge and skills through interactive lectures, group exercises, process and tool simulations, and individual exercises and the application of learning to a real improvement project in the workplace.

Lean Methods Group master instructors are available via phone and email throughout the course to provide individualized coaching and mentoring as you apply the tools and skills in your organization.

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Apply such Lean concepts as 5S, waste reduction, process mapping, value stream mapping and mistake proofing.
  • Define, scope, and execute DMAIC projects.
  • Apply a variety of DMAIC tools to business issues and transition projects from phase to phase.
  • Apply basic and more advanced statistical analyses to determine the relationship between key inputs and process outputs.
  • Effectively manage team dynamics and understand how to work with multiple levels of leadership to remove barriers and achieve project success.
  • Close projects and hand over control to process owners.
  • Present projects to instructors, peers, and managers.


Green Belt status with basic knowledge of Lean and Six Sigma concepts and techniques. Recommended reading

Who Should Attend?

  • Green Belts who want to upgrade their skills and become Black Belts


Requirements for Certification:

  • Proficiency of at least 70% on exams
  • Submission and acceptance of Black Belt project
  • Active participation in the classroom

Certificates Received:

  • Upon completing the training course, students will receive a certificate of completion for “Lean Six Sigma Black Belt”
  • Upon meeting the certification requirements above, students will receive a certificate of “Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certification”

**Students seeking certification through IASSC must successfully sit for and pass the IASSC exam.  Lean Methods Group’s Black Belt course, quizzes, and exams prepare the student for the IASSC exam based on their Body of Knowledge.  Lean Methods Group’s exams are included in this course, so students have the opportunity to certify through both institutions.

This is a three-week in-person classroom (one week per month for three months) located in Denver Colorado; although, students may attend virtually if desired. In order to enhance the learning experience, access will be provided to Lean Methods’ state-of-the-art online Black Belt course.

Students should expect to come to the classroom ready to participate in interactive simulations with students from other industry sectors.  The Lean Methods’ Master Black Belt (MBB) will speak to and use examples for different industries as applicable.

<<<If the student is not already a trained Green Belt or feels they may need more than a refresher on Green Belt tools, they may join the Lean Methods’ Black Belt program.  Please refer to our course schedule.>>>

The Black Belt Upgrade session is $7,500 which includes everything listed here:

  • Access to e-learning, quizzes, and exams for one year.
  • Certification and project review.
  • Minitab statistical software.
  • Access to eBinder and PDFs

How many CEUs/PDUs are available?

10.8 CEUs
9 PDUs

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BB Upgrade Agenda & Overview
Review GB
Basic Stats II
Process Capability (BB)

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Process Capability (BB)
Review Hypothesis Testing (BB)
CLT & Conf. Intervals
Sample Size Selection
Means & Var Tests (BB)
Proportion Tests (BB)
Contingency Tables

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Correlation & Regression (Multi)
Oneway ANOVA (BB)
Intro to DOE
2k DOE
Full Factorial DOE
Fractional DOE
Intro to Logistic Regression (BB)
Intro to SPC (BB)
Variable SPC
Attribute SPC
Review Control & Methods
Class Wrap & Next Steps

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Lean Methods Group reserves the right to cancel or re-schedule courses and to change instructors. We will do our best to ensure you are aware of changes six weeks prior to the course start date. Please be advised that in the event of a course cancellation, Lean Methods Group is not responsible for airfare penalties or other travel-related expenses you may incur.

While we recognize the need to cancel due to unforeseen events, we kindly ask that you consider the other students in this course when cancelling your enrollment.  We ask for six weeks advance notice so that we may fill your spot and ensure a fun class for the other students.

    • Requests for cancellations/transfers received at least six weeks before the start of the course receive a full refund/transfer to another workshop
    • Requests received within four weeks of the course shall receive a 50% refund.
    • After the course starts, there are no refunds or transfers.
    • Registrants who fail to attend without advance notice are liable for the entire course fee.
    • We can transfer your course fees to another Lean Methods e-learning or instructor-led course of your choice.

You must successfully complete the entire course or program before IACET CEUs, PDUs and a Certificate of Completion can be awarded.

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