Early Registrant: $3,250
* UGA Employee and Chamber of Commerce discounts available; shown on registration page
Early Registration Deadlines
January Program: December 27, 2013
February Program: January 24, 2014
March Program: February 28, 2014
April Program: March 28, 2014
* To receive the early registrant rate, registrants must pay before the early bird deadline.
For more information about UGA's Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification, please read the information below.
Regardless of your area of focus, you can benefit from the Terry College of Business's Lean Six Sigma program. Six Sigma is an enterprise-wide, data-driven methodology used to improve products or processes so that your organization can not only create operational efficiencies, but also delight or exceed the expectations of your customers. This five-day engagement brings together supervisors and mid-level managers across service and manufacturing industries who strive for flawless execution, want to improve their processes, and drive efficiencies in their companies.
Participants earn both a Yellow Belt and Green Belt during the program, which includes an interactive exercise around a hospitality industry case study. The class will analyze the company's approach to Lean Six Sigma across a broad spectrum of functions, including customer service and logistics. Students also will learn the latest Lean Six Sigma tools, including visual management, Eight Wastes, 5S methodology, mistake proofing, and SMED. On day five, participants will sit for their Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certification exam.
A Green Belt certification sets professionals apart from their colleagues as being uniquely equipped with the right combination of analytical problem solving, critical thinking, and process-improvement skills.
What you take away from this is not only going to benefit the company, but also the employees. It's well worth the time and effort spent. We'll highly encourage more employees and colleagues to come and take this course.
Christian Oyola, Senior Operations Consultant, Ranstad Technology
The course is led by Mary McShane-Vaughn, PhD, former ASQ Black Belt Exam Chair. McShane-Vaughn brings 15 years of experience as a Quality Engineer and Statistician in the automotive, airline, medical device, and revenue-management fields. She is an ASQ certified Black Belt, Quality Engineering, and Reliability Engineer, and she has taught Six Sigma to hundreds of graduate students and business leaders.