Lean Six Sigma Black Belt – Bridging from Green to Black Belt
You’re Almost There!
You did the hard work necessary to achieve your Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certification. Our Black Belt Bridge Course will build upon what you have already learned, giving you the advanced training to become a Certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt.
Bring your DMAIC skills to the next level and become a Variation Slayer Black Belt with Statistical Backing! Even if you completed your Lean Six Sigma Green Belt training elsewhere, you can still join us! We can review any Green Belt Projects and certifications done outside of HKPO.
HKPO Black Belts are high performers within their organization. They look to THRIVE, with a passion for learning and solving problems. We teach the Statistical side in this course, giving you valuable tools and techniques for making a data driven decision, allowing the data to drive your Process Improvement Projects.
As an HKPO Certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, you will be able to successfully apply process improvement to your organization regardless of industry. HKPO Black Belts are experts in identifying problems, analyzing data, and creating solutions to lower costs while improving quality. They drive out variation using DMAIC Methodology: Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve and Control.
For Black Belt certification, we require one Black Belt project and one Kaizen to be completed, so the return on this training can be seen and results realized. Many HKPO Black Belts see a 10-fold return in savings!
Need to convince your boss?
Your HKPO Black Belt training will help you:
- Apply proven methodologies for process improvements, leading to improved quality, faster time to delivery, less waste, and cost savings
- Identify product or service improvements that can increase market share.
- Improve efficiencies like utilization and resource allocation.
- Systematically identify problems and how to solve them.
Dates: Classroom sessions start on December 14, Certification exam on December 23
Time: Classes are held from 10am to 1pm ET
Instructor: Jennifer Ralston, Master Black Belt, HKPO President & CEO
Registration Fee: $8,400 per person, Group Discounts are welcome
How it works
Our virtual certification program provides a mix of learning experiences. Before the first virtual class, we’ll give you access to online learning modules you can complete at your own pace. This self-guided instruction will provide the foundation for the classes that follow.
HKPO Six Sigma Master Black Belt, Jennifer Ralston, will then provide five progressive classroom sessions, where you and your fellow students will learn the fundamentals of process improvements: the methods, the tools, and the metrics involved.
HKPO certification requires you to complete a kaizen and a project of your choosing. This provides valuable hands-on experience in applying the Six Sigma process and methods you will learn during the classroom instruction. Our Six Sigma Black Belts will also provide personal mentoring along the way, with three Group Mentoring sessions to be scheduled during the weeks of classroom instruction.
The final step is the Certification Exam, where you will demonstrate what you’ve learned and celebrate your achievement. After successfully passing the exam, you’ll be an HKPO-Certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt!
What’s Next to Achieve your Black Belt Certification?
* 10 hours of self-paced, Lean Six Sigma Black Belt online training with Capstone Project
Includes student guides and customized templates
Tracking in e-learning portal
Customized Certificate of Completion
* 5 Days of live virtual instructor-led training to review and practice concepts
Provided by HKPO Master Black Belt
* Mentoring and Coaching through 1 Kaizen and 1 Black Belt Project
* Certification Exam
* Program Also Includes
Sensei On Demand: Students receive personal project mentoring by HKPO Master Black Belts
30-day trial of Minitab® Statistical Software for all program participants
Monday, November 16, 2020, 10:00 am - 11:00 am ET: Kick Off
- Orientation with Instructor
- Set up with access to Pre-Learning modules online
- (Orientation will be provided on-demand to anyone registering after November 16)
November 16 - December 14
- Work on Pre-Learning sessions on your own, at your own pace
Monday, December 14, 2020, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm ET
- Review of Six Sigma
- Review of Lean
- Review of Minilab
- Continuous Probability Distributions. Normal Curve.
- Probability Distributions: Discrete Random Variables
Wednesday, December 16, 2020, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm ET
- Introduction to Inferential Statistics
- Confidence Intervals for the Mean
- Comparing Means
- Making Inferences About Variances
Friday, December 18, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm ET
- Making Inferences About Proportions
Monday, December 21, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm ET
- Simple Linear Regression
- Multiple Regression
Tuesday, December 22, 2020, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm ET
- Introduction to Design Experiments
- Basic and Full Factorial Experiments
- DOE Catapult Exercise
- Fractional Factorial Experiments
- DOE paper Helicopter Exercise
- Wrap Up
CERTIFICATION EXAM: Wednesday, December 23, 2020, 10:00 am – 12:00 noon ET
Who should attend?
Anyone committed to making Change for the Better! This can be leaders, managers, associates, front line staff, lawyers, nurses, guitarist, insurances, banks, you name it. A pre-requisite is a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification.
HKPO experts have been our go-to instructor for Green and Black Belt training. Their depth of knowledge and ability to connect with the class are outstanding and have resulted in dozens of trained and certified employees at our division. I definitely recommend the HKPO team for any process improvement and training needs.” Steve Morgan, Director of Continuous Improvement, L3Harris
Jennifer Ralston, HKPO President & CEO
Jennifer Ralston is recognized as a global leader, coach and mentor in the process improvement and quality management space. Mrs. Ralston has worked with Fortune 100 and 500 companies (Intel, Merck), prestigious universities (Georgetown, University of Maryland), federal agencies (HUD, USPS), leading non-profits (American Red Cross) and several branches of the United States Military (Navy, Army) to help them continuously improve, change and evolve. She is a Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt and Lean Sensei as well a licensed affiliate, certified facilitator and examiner for the world-renowned Shingo Institute. Mrs. Ralston’s comprehensive suite of skills and certifications, coupled with her varied industry experience, make her uniquely qualified to lead any company in their process improvement efforts.