Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification

Apr 22 - 26, 2019
Times: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Terry Executive Education Center
3475 Lenox Road, Atlanta, GA 30326

General Registration: $3,450

About Lean Six Sigma

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.

Earn Your Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification

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.

Program Agenda

Phase I (Yellow Belt Two-day)

  • Six Sigma Introduction
  • The DMAIC Roadmap
  • Capturing the Voice of the Customer
  • The Project Charter
  • Managing the Project
  • Stakeholder Analysis
  • Six Sigma Teams
  • Selecting Projects
  • Cost of Quality
  • Introduction to Process Maps
  • Graphical Analysis Tools
  • Lean Principles
  • Control Plans

Phase II (Green Belt Three-day)

  • More Graphical Analysis Tools
  • Lean
    1. Visual Management
    2. Eight Wastes
    3. 5S
    4. Mistake Proofing
    5. SMED
  • Making Sense of Data: Introduction to Statistics
  • Measures of Central Tendency
  • Measures of Dispersion
  • Normal Distribution
  • Hypothesis Testing
  • Process Capability
  • Control Charts
Mary McShane-Vaughn, PhD

Dr. Mary McShane-Vaughn is Principal at University Training Partners (UTP), a Strategic Partner to the University of Georgia, Terry College of Business Executive Programs. UTP develops and delivers Six Sigma training for corporations and universities.

She holds a PhD in Industrial Engineering, an MS in Statistics from the Georgia Institute of Technology, and a BS in Industrial Engineering from General Motors Institute (now Kettering University) in Flint, Michigan.

Dr. McShane-Vaughn is the former Six Sigma Black Belt Exam Chair for the American Society for Quality and is a member of the Georgia Oglethorpe Board of Examiners, Georgia’s equivalent of the National Malcolm Baldrige Award.   
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 The value of this is worth well beyond the cost.

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

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Mary McShane-Vaughn
PhD Adjunct Faculty Terry Lean Six Sigma Executive Education Program

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.