Lean Black Belt Certification

Course Overview:  Our Lean Certification program develops Lean capability and measures competency at four (4) levels of achievement- White, Yellow, Green, and Black Belt.  Each course is structured around an understanding of The Lean Management System (LMS) and includes a combination of classroom teaching, practical experience, and personalized coaching, culminating in demonstrated competency of the concepts by the completion of a final project.  Each level of completion takes the student on a deeper dive of the Lean Management System, allowing the student to think like a Lean practitioner so they can apply the learnings to their work. Progress along our Belt program is based primarily on demonstrated competencies as evident in current operations rather than resumes, theoretical dissertation, and testing. While we do give credit for prior achievement and demonstrated ability, the evaluation criteria for skipping levels is strictly based on direct observation of demonstrated achievement and testing.

The Black Belt certification course focuses around achieving a significant enterprise-wide Lean Transformation. 

Classroom instruction includes

  • Lean Transformation Planning (1 Day)
  • Strategy Deployment (1 Day)
  • Lean Supply Chain (1 Day)
  • Lean Product and Process Development (1 Day)

Coaching includes

  • 416 hours of coaching (roughly 4 hours/week) over 24 months, leading up to a final project

At the end of the Black Belt course, students will have demonstrated the ability to develop, plan, and carry out the transformation of a complex organization that includes multiple Value Streams.  The final project is a transformed organization that illustrates students’ ability to put in place a sustainable Lean Management System enterprise-wide while creating a culture of continuous improvement.

Lean Green Belt certification, or fully demonstrated equivalent, including successfully developing a sustainable Lean Value Stream, is a prerequisite.

Course Objectives: Students will have the ability to

  • Facilitate Enterprise-wide discussion and consolidation in developing and articulating organizational True North
  • Connect company strategy with an Enterprise-wide Lean transformation effort
  • Develop Leader Standard Work and Behaviors to support process adherence and alignment as well as the ability to develop performance evaluation criteria and methodology   
  • Evaluate and develop People Systems that align and support the enterprise True North and a continuous improvement culture
  • Demonstrate improved macro level business performance improvements through adoption of The Lean Management System 
  • Plan, prepare, and execute Enterprise-level Value Stream Mapping including Customer Experience (CX) mapping
  • Plan for, execute, and manage a complex transformation across an organization consisting of multiple Value Streams
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